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Rockin' Teacher Materials - Hilary Lewis

I am currently teaching 3rd grade high ability in Carmel, Indiana. I have taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in the past 32 years. I'm getting to the time in my career where I can retire, but I'm having so much fun, who wants to retire?

I am currently teaching 3rd grade high ability in Carmel, Indiana. I have taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in the past 32 years. I'm getting to the time in my career where I can retire, but I'm having so much fun, who wants to retire?
Guided Reading Goal Setting Bookmarks-FREEBIE
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Guided Reading Goal Setting Bookmarks-FREEBIE

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I use these bookmarks with my kids during guided reading groups. After I conference with them, we discuss the goals they will work on for their next meeting with me. They put the bookmark in their book and take it home with them. Then, their parents also know the goal that should be practiced. Included are bookmarks with 5 different teachers...pick the one that has the same color hair as you! Hope you are able to use these in your classroom! Thanks! Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
Creative Writing with Minecraft
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Creative Writing with Minecraft

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Kids love to play Minecraft, so why not combine what they love with creative writing. This pack includes writing pages, pictures of the characters, tools, animals, etc., to help get those creative juices flowing. Thanks! Hilary Lewis
Plural Noun FLIPPERS - Adding -s, -es, -ies, and Irregular Endings
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Plural Noun FLIPPERS - Adding -s, -es, -ies, and Irregular Endings

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Everyone has seen these awesome flip cards on Pinterest that help kids learn endings for words. I've even made my own, but it was such a pain to fold them 'just right' so I decided to make something that would be a little more accurate. 21 Words included in this plural noun pack are: car+s mug+s truck+s church+es fox+es leash+es glass+es potato+es dress+es puppy-y+ies army-y+es cherry-y+es goose-geese mouse-mice child-children foot-feet tooth-teeth person-people And there are some that don't change at all! sheep-sheep gold-gold corn-corn Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun! Hilary Lewis
Contractions FLIPPERS Word Work Activity
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Contractions FLIPPERS Word Work Activity

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Everyone has seen these awesome flip cards on Pinterest that help kids learn endings for words. I've even made my own, but it was such a pain to fold them 'just right' so I decided to make something that would be a little more accurate. Words included in this contractions pack are: it is, it has, I have, we are, have not, has not, is not, they have, I am, do not, does not, did not, cannot, was not, what is, that is, she is, he is, you are, they are, you have Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun! Hilary Lewis
Genre Posters
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Genre Posters

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These colorful posters will help your students readily identify various genres in literature in a fun way. Use them to sort your classroom library books into different areas, or just use them as a reference in your library. Genres included are: Informational & Expository Text Fantasy Mystery Poetry Biography Realistic Fiction Autobiography Historical Fiction Traditional Literature Science Fiction There is an individual genre reference page included as well! ALSO INCLUDED..., the individual reference page is great to help young children learn to choose a variety of books and it is simple and easy for them to use. I print enough copies for the entire class in color. I then put the reference page into a sheet protector that goes into a durable, plastic folder for each child. (I keep the folders with the reference pages for next year's class so I don't have to copy from year to year)... The students refer to this page when they write down the names of books that they have read. They also graph their reading so they can see if they tend to read from the same genre too much or if they do a good job of reading a variety of materials. It is also a good way for me to monitor their reading and allows me to make suggestions based on what they have read. If you like this item, please rate it and give me a vote! If you would like to know when I load new items, become a follower! Come see me at my blog for more ideas and items! Thanks! Hilary
Compare and Contrast with Venn Diagrams
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Compare and Contrast with Venn Diagrams

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Help your students compare familiar objects like animals, shapes, and people using Venn diagrams. These clear diagrams with lines make it easy for kids to find likenesses and differences all on their own. Make a quick and easy literacy center by putting the colored pages in a page protector, or just print the black and white copies for each child. I like to use these at guided reading and give each child a different page to work on, and then share with the group. Be sure to check out the preview for 2 pages you can use right now and a picture of everything else you get in this pack. Have fun! Thanks so much! Hilary Lewis
Boggle Game Freebie
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Boggle Game Freebie

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A fun way to get kids thinking about spelling and words with this bulletin board Boggle Game. Enjoy! Hilary Lewis Rockin' Teacher Materials
Inference Posters and Activities
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Inference Posters and Activities

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This pack gives you a concrete way of teaching inference skills to your students. Included in the pack are: 10 full sized posters with a picture to use for inferences 10 full sized posters with lines to allow students to write inferences 10 half sized posters with a picture and text for the kids to use to infer 10 half sized posters with lines and no text 10 inference worksheets that go along with the posters. They provide questions about the picture and story to give guidance while inferring. 4 pages of clue cards-total of 24 cards with inference clues 4 pages of picture cards-total of 24 cards-to match to the clue cards 1 page with pictures and examples of how I use these in my class
Inference Holiday Fun-Christmas Edition
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Inference Holiday Fun-Christmas Edition

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This pack gives you a concrete way of teaching inference skills to your students. Included in the pack are: a full sized poster with a picture to use for making inferences a full sized poster with lines to allow students to write inferences a half sized poster with a picture and text for the kids to use to infer a half sized poster with lines and no text an inference worksheet that goes along with the poster. Provides questions about the picture and story to give guidance while inferring. a page of clue cards-total of 6 cards with inference clues a page of picture cards-total of 6 cards-to match to the clue cards 1 page with pictures and examples of how I use these in my class I hope these posters help you in your class! I know your kids will love them as much as mine do! Thanks! Hilary
Colours and Colour Words - Sorting Mats
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Colours and Colour Words - Sorting Mats

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Learning colours has never been so fun! This pack includes sorting mats for the colours red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, black, brown, white, gray, & grey. There are also 2 assessments included...one is a sorting activity and the other is a crayon/paper activity. These mats can be used in a variety of ways. *You can use this as a game for 4 children to play together. Choose 4 colours to focus on. Have each child take a mat. Put the pieces for the colours in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their mat, they lay it down. If not, they put it back into the bag. *Use the cards as a memory game. *Place the mats on a wall in your classroom. All through the day, pull out another colour picture. Choose a child to place it on the correct mat. *Use the posters to hang in your room as a reminder of colours and colour words. I am sure there are many other ways to use them as well! Check out some of my other sorting items! Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
Writing Journal Covers to Get Kids Writing
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Writing Journal Covers to Get Kids Writing

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I use these labels on our Class Journals for a variety of topics. Children can choose to write in one of these journals while working on writing. I make the journals with composition notebooks that I bought at Wal-Mart for 40 cents and full sheet labels (but you could also just print them on paper). After I stick the labels on, I cover the books with Con-Tac Paper. Children love writing about their adventures and reading about the adventures of their friends! Be sure to visit my blog! Hilary
Adverbs in Sentences - Flippers How? When? Where?
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Adverbs in Sentences - Flippers How? When? Where?

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Teaching adverbs can be a bit challenging, especially when you are teaching young children to find them in a sentence. These 'flippers' will teach the children to ask How? When? or Where? to find the adverb that is modifying the action verb in the sentence. (This packet does NOT cover adverbs that modify adjectives or other adverbs.) Included in this pack: *Adverb poster to remind kids to ask How? When? or Where? when looking for adverbs. *6 How? sentence flippers with answers for the back. *6 When? sentence flippers with answers for the back. *6 Where? sentence flippers with answers for the back. *Worksheet with answers to practice finding adverbs in sentences. Have fun! Thanks! Hilary Lewis
Compound Words -Word Sorts and Worksheets
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Compound Words -Word Sorts and Worksheets

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Thanks for checking out my compound word sorts and worksheets! This pack includes: *20 rainbow mats with a different compound word on each one *40 clouds with individual pictures that make up the compound words on each one. They can be hung, attached with Velcro/magnets, or nothing at all. *A foldable using a shutter fold to make a compound word flip book. *worksheets that can be used with dry erase pouches or with pencil/crayon (download the preview for a free worksheet to use) You can put Velcro or a magnet on the rainbow and have the kids stick the clouds on with the same. You can use this as a game for several children to play together. Each child chooses a rainbow mat. Put the cloud cards in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their mat, they lay it down to make a compound word. If not, they put it back into the bag. Whoever gets the most completed rainbows is the winner. Thanks for checking out my Rhyming Sorting Mats. These mats can be used in a variety of ways. You can have your kids sort the pictures, make the words, or both! You can pull out 2 of each rhyme and use the cards as a memory game. You can use this as a game for 4 children to play together. Each child chooses a mat. Put the cards in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their mat, they lay it down. If not, they put it back into the bag. I’m sure there are many other ways to use them as well! Thanks! Hilary
Antonyms - Games, Word Sorts, Puzzles
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Antonyms - Games, Word Sorts, Puzzles

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Help your students learn about antonyms with this activity pack. Your kids will have so much fun playing 'games', they won't even know they are learning! Included in this pack: Directions poster for the word sort 18 antonym clubhouses 18 antonym word cards to sort into the clubhouses 2 different Worksheets to assess antonym mastery (color and black and white) Answer sheets for the worksheets 20 antonym self-checking puzzles 20 matches to play a 'Memory' game or 'Go Fish' type of game Have fun! Thanks! Hilary Lewis
Article and Demonstrative Adjectives Practice and Worksheet
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Article and Demonstrative Adjectives Practice and Worksheet

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Help your students learn about Article and Demonstrative Adjectives with this activity pack. Your kids will have so much fun playing 'games', they won't even know they are learning! Included in this pack: Directions poster for the word sort 18 popsicle puzzle cards to practice adjectives - Put the answer on the back to make it self-checking! You can also cut them into puzzles so the kids have to match the correct sentence with the correct picture as well. a Worksheet to assess Article and Demonstrative Adjectives mastery Answer sheet for the worksheet Have fun! Thanks! Hilary Lewis
Book Clubs Made Easy
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Book Clubs Made Easy

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Did you know that kids can lose up to 2 reading levels over the summer? What do you do??? You make reading fun, that's what you do! Book clubs are a fun way to get those kiddos reading. This packet is all you need to get successful book clubs running in your classroom or in the neighborhood! Included in this pack is: *Lesson plan on how to get the book clubs set up and running. *Planning sheet that the kids use to help guide them through an INDEPENDENT book club meeting. *A page to record thick questions that will be asked at the next book club meeting. *Thick question cards. *Make it yourself Book Club Rule Booklet with directions on how to make the booklets with your kids...or have a parent help you make them! These can also be cut apart and made into flip booklets. *Links to the Thick and Thin Questions poster from Beth Newingham's wonderful website. *Poster and/or cards with questions to ask yourself before, during, and after reading. *Self-Evaluation page for kids to reflect on their book club experience. *Teacher Grading Rubric I hope you are able to have some rockin' book clubs...I did! See my students running their book clubs! Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
Alliteration Spinners to Create Sentences and Teach Kids About Alliteration
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Alliteration Spinners to Create Sentences and Teach Kids About Alliteration

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Included in this pack: *6 spinner pages-letters B, C, D, M, S, T, and a blank 'DIY' spinner *a planning page that helps kids plan their sentence *a page of adjectives that will help kids write their own sentences using alliteration *2 different writing papers for publishing sentences with a place for illustrations *sample pages I am so excited about how well this alliteration activity worked with my kids and they absolutely LOVED it! I decided to do this as a whole class activity, but it could definitely be used in a small group or at stations. Here’s one way to get started in your classroom: Give each child a ‘spinner’ page and paper clip. Kids spin the paper clip to find a 'name', 'who', 'where', 'with what' and 'describing words'. Kids write the words from the spinner in the correct boxes on the ‘sloppy copy’ planning sheet. They then write a sentence using words from the boxes. Have them use describing words to make the sentences more interesting and colorful. I checked the sentences on the sloppy copy and provided a final page for the published sentence. The kids illustrated their sentences and then shared them with the class. I have to say it was a HUGE hit with the kids. I heard "Can I do another one?" over and over again! I know your kids are going to love making these sentences too! Have fun! Hilary
Data Binder - Editable! Keep Kids Accountable for Their Learning
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Data Binder - Editable! Keep Kids Accountable for Their Learning

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**There are items included in this set that were included in my original data binder set. There are new items added to this set, including items that can be edited.** Set up data binders in your classroom. Help your students learn to hold themselves accountable for their learning. This pack includes: *Guided Reading Level graph for monthly reading level checkup-1 pdf form and 1 editable form *decorative binder cover-pdf form and editable form *simple binder cover with border-pdf form and editable form *9 pages of examples and instructions of how I use data binders in my classroom *Video of how I use data binders in my classroom. *15 blank graphs to record data *Blank graphs-completely editable 20, 15, 12, 10 rows *Math graph *0.5-5 point graph *Spelling graph *6-My Spelling Progress graphs-for 25, 20, 18, 15,12, or 10 words *Word Study graph *Reading graph *Language Arts graph *Social Studies graph *Science graph *Writing graph *Health graph *Projects graph *Daily 5 graph *Dictation graph *Homework graph *Projects graph *3 Vocabulary graphs *My Behavior graph *2 Rubric graphs *5 Reading Log Progress graphs-20, 40, 100, 200, and 400 minutes. *Reflections page-pdf form and editable form *Parent signature page *Parent letter-pdf form and editable form *Parent letter in Microsoft Word-editable form *blank owl border-pdf form and editable form *Numbered Robot Name plates for the binder spine-pdf form and editable form *Numbered Owl Name plates for the binder spine-pdf form and editable form I know that my parents have been very happy with the data binders and have become more involved in their child's learning. Can't beat that!
ABC Order to the 2nd Letter
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ABC Order to the 2nd Letter

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Putting words into ABC order is an important skill for young children and moving to the 2nd letter can be challenging. Give your kids the practice they need with these pocket chart words.