Reading Skill Explanations and Reminders on a Desktop Memory Fan

Reading Skill Explanations and Reminders on a Desktop Memory Fan

Desktop reference to remind students of information and make them independent learners. Students love the novelty of these fans! Something they haven't seen before, although the skills are familiar. This fan holds a summary of comprehension reading skills to serve as desktop reminders students as they are working. Students keep these fans on their desks or in folders to refer to as needed. The explanations jogs their memory and provides a novel, quick reference for students to flick through for information or to use during group or centre activities. You can also print in colour or black and white. Printed and laminated, they are a great resource that I've used for many activities. They are easily displayed and used; they hold a summary of the needed information, and serve as a reminder of the Reading Comprehension skills you've discussed. The fan is laminated and held together with a split pin, so you can include all or as many of the blades as you wish. You can add blades according to the skills and ability of individual children. Each blade has a skill summary. Skills include; 1) Cause and Effect 2) Prior Knowledge 3) Predicting 4) Sequencing 5) Comparing and Contrasting 6) Fact and Opinion 7) Making Generalisations 8) Drawing Conclusions 9) Questioning 10) Visualising Scatter on desks throughout the room; have hanging somewhere available for individual use or give to particular groups working on a skill.A suggested Reading group activity is simply reading and discussing the information on the blade. They allow students to recall and use the skills. Students love the novelty of these fans. Something they haven't seen before, although the skills are familiar.
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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE BUNDLE Writing Posters & 280 Task Cards for Literacy Centres

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE BUNDLE Writing Posters & 280 Task Cards for Literacy Centres

A bundle of posters and task cards to teach figurative language, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, irony, idiom, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia. Figurative Language Task Cards and anchor charts including; Simile, Idioms, Hyperbole, Alliteration, Metaphor, Personification, Onomatopoeia and Irony. Use these tasks for your writing centres and students will recognise, understand and easily use figurative language in their writing tasks. Each set has an instructional poster, or anchor chart, explaining the concepts plus Task Cards and a record or tracking sheet. **Idiom Unit has 60 Task Cards. **Hyperbole has 28. **Simile, Alliteration, Metaphor, Personification, Irony and Onomatopoeia each have 32. So at least 275 Task Cards! Improve your students' writing and comprehension. After you've introduced a concept with the poster, you can place it on a display wall, in a resource folder or copy for students reference. It makes a great focal point for a wall display, surround by student's task work. 1. The Task Cards make great notebook/workbook activities. 2. They serve as idea starters for class or small group discussions. 3. Laminate a set to use as an activity in a literacy centre. 4. Use them as assessment and/or homework tasks. 5. Use them as a Centre Activity This BUNDLE will save you money, but each unit is individually available as well.
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WRITING 120 Task Cards IMAGE PROMPTS BUNDLE Writing Varied Genre for Writing Activity Centres

WRITING 120 Task Cards IMAGE PROMPTS BUNDLE Writing Varied Genre for Writing Activity Centres

This is a money-saving BUNDLE of 4 sets of visual writing prompts for kids, in Primary Grades: a set of pictures and tasks to inspire creative writing. It is a great writing centre activity, as the tasks offer individual students enough scaffolding and writing tips for students to independently complete work. I’ve tried to select a variety of fun images to trigger thoughts, questions and memories, inspiring children of all grades, to want to write. The cards ask questions to get the creative juices flowing, and the writing tasks include various genre, for example: narrative, expository, persuasive, journal entries, lists, letters and “how to” instructions. On each task card, there is a picture, a few questions and a choice of two prescribed tasks, plus a free choice. There are recording Sheets to track progress. Students don't share the same experiences, backgrounds and values, so some of them find it difficult to come up with ideas for writing. This lack of ideas stresses them, and the situation spirals. I find using pictures as motivation is supportive and non-threatening. I've included an Australian spelling version on A4 paper. Just print the version you want, laminate and they’re ready to go! So many uses! Writing, discussion starters, fast finishers, homework, journals. I think these tasks will get the creative juices flowing. I've tried to choose images to trigger prior knowledge and memories, while others will stimulate imagination and fantasy. I've included an Australian spelling version on A4 paper. Just print the version you want. There are recording Sheets to track progress. This is a bundle, which includes SETS 1, 2, 3 and 4; a total of 120 Task Cards. These sets are available as individual items too.
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Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: legend and informational Topic MT FUJI

Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: legend and informational Topic MT FUJI

There are two printable texts with worksheets to teach reading strategies and comprehension skills. These are paired texts, meaning the passages share the same topic, Mt Fuji, however one passage is fictional, an ancient Japanese legend, and the second is non-fiction or informational. Perfect for L3 centres. The worksheets encourage students to think and dig deeply into the texts and meaning with tasks on: * answering questions * vocabulary * fact and opinion * comparing and contrasting * cause and effect * sequencing * sumarising * connections (this reminds me of ...) * writing tasks * letter from a character * art, craft design tasks I've supported the factual text with 5 QR codes (SafeShare) with footage of scenery, information on volcanoes, experiences of two kids who climbed the mountain) This is part of my NEW series called TAKE TWO, that has similar texts on other famous landforms from around the world. This is part of a bundle, if you want to save money.
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Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: Aboriginal story and Informational Topic THREE

Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: Aboriginal story and Informational Topic THREE

There are two printable texts with worksheets to teach reading strategies and comprehension skills. These are paired texts, meaning the passages share the same topic, The Three Sisters, rock formation in Australia, however one passage is fictional, an Aboriginal story, and the second is non-fiction or informational. The worksheets encourage students to think and dig deeply into the texts and meaning with tasks on: * answering questions * vocabulary * fact and opinion * inferences * cause and effect * sequencing * predicting * connections (this reminds me of ... and what I want to know now) * writing tasks * conversation between characters * looking at conflict * art, craft design tasks I've supported the factual text with 5 QR codes (SafeShare) with footage of scenery, tourist rides and activities, information on weathering, information about the Lyre Bird This is part of my NEW series called TAKE TWO, that has similar texts on other famous landforms from around the world. It is part of a BUNDLE if you like the concept and want to save money.
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Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities BUNDLE for Primary Students Topic

Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities BUNDLE for Primary Students Topic

This is a BUNDLE of my TAKE TWO paired texts. For each famous landform, there are two printable texts with worksheets to teach reading strategies and comprehension skills. These are paired texts, meaning the passages share the same topic, the Yellowstone River, Mt Fuji and the Three Sisters rock formation, however one passage is fictional and the second is non-fiction or informational. The fiction texts are from traditional cultures: a Shoshone myth, and Australian Aboriginal story and an ancient Japanese legend The worksheets encourage students to think and dig deeply into the texts and meaning with tasks on: * answering questions * vocabulary * author's purpose * inferences * visualization * cause and effect * fact and opnion * predicting * sequencing * compare and contrast * connections (/I know... and what I want to know now) * writing tasks * conversation and letters between characters * characters personality traits * art, craft design tasks I've supported the factual text with 5 QR codes (SafeShare) with footage of scenery, information on Grizzly Bears and Cutthroat Trout, tongue-in-cheek don't visit the park) This is part of my NEW series called TAKE TWO, that has similar texts on other famous landforms from around the world. These are available as individual items, if you prefer.
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Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: myth and informational Topic YELLOWSTONE RIVER

Reading Comprehension Paired Texts and Activities: myth and informational Topic YELLOWSTONE RIVER

There are two printable texts with worksheets to teach reading strategies and comprehension skills. These are paired texts, meaning the passages share the same topic, the Yellowstone River and Park, however one passage is fictional, a Shoshone myth and the second is non-fiction or informational. Great for L3 groups and activities. The worksheets encourage students to think and dig deeply into the texts and meaning with tasks on: * answering questions * vocabulary * author's purpose * inferences * visualization * cause and effect * sequencing * compare and contrast * connections (/I know... and what I want to know now) * writing tasks * conversation and letters between characters * characters personality traits * art, craft design tasks I've supported the factual text with 5 QR codes (SafeShare) with footage of scenery, information on Grizzly Bears and Cutthroat Trout, tongue-in-cheek don't visit the park) This is part of my NEW series called TAKE TWO, that has similar texts on other famous landforms from around the world. It is part of a BUNDLE if you like the concept and want to save money.
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CHRISTMAS READING Activities Literacy Centre Polar Express Tasks SET 1

CHRISTMAS READING Activities Literacy Centre Polar Express Tasks SET 1

Twelve holiday-themed, illustrated Reading Comprehension Task Cards to use in your Literacy Centre. A printable Christmas Reading Program for two month at least! These tasks are varied, creative and FUN! Although, there are only 12 cards, the tasks are very comprehensive. Print, laminate, no more to do! I think these tasks will encourage students to think deeply and help them make connections between their experiences, knowledge and what they read. For the first 6 cards, I've used real life things; jokes, news articles, product warnings and accident stats To make students read, assess, form opinions and explain with evidence. For the next 6 cards, I've used the book, "The Polar Express" as input. There is a QR code to listen to the text and indepth questions, requiring high order thinking and connecting to the text. There is a recording Sheet to track progress. Please note this is also part of a BUNDLE of task cards, including Maths, Writing, Language activities, if you want a bargain! My students loved them!
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CHRISTMAS WRITING SET 2 Task Cards Writing ideas Most Text Types

CHRISTMAS WRITING SET 2 Task Cards Writing ideas Most Text Types

Twelve printable, illustrated Writing Task Cards to use in your writing Centre. Although there are only 12 task cards, the tasks are comprehensive and most have two optional tasks. A Christmas Writing Program for a month at least! Suitable for Grade 2-4. I've included many different tasks; *Narrative *Persuasive *Imaginary *Recounting Personal experiences *Retelling *Lists There is a recording Sheet to track progress. Print, laminate, no more to do! These tasks are varied,creative and FUN! Students are enthusiastic, thoughtful and occupied I think these tasks will get the creative juices flowing. .
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CHRISTMAS WRITING Activities Literacy Centre Task Cards Individual Fun Ideas

CHRISTMAS WRITING Activities Literacy Centre Task Cards Individual Fun Ideas

Printable, illustrated Writing Task Cards to use in your writing Centre. A Christmas Writing Program for a month at least, 12 tasks, most have at least two ideas! Although 12 tasks, doesn't seem very many, these are comprehensive and most cards offer two options. These tasks are varied, creative and FUN! Print, laminate, no more to do! Students are enthusiastic, thoughtful and occupied I think these tasks will get the creative juices flowing. My students loved them! I've tried to include many different tasks; *Narrative *Persuasive *Imaginary *Letters, SMS, Email *Recounting Personal experiences *Graphics *Retelling *Lists There is a recording Sheet to track progress.
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CHRISTMAS Activities BUNDLE Task Cards Reading Writing Maths Language SET 2

CHRISTMAS Activities BUNDLE Task Cards Reading Writing Maths Language SET 2

48 printable, individual Task Cards to use in your Literacy and Math Centres. A Christmas Bundle of task cards for reading, Writing, Language and Math. A programmed Christmas Unit. There are 12 task cards for each subject area. Many cards have a choice of two tasks. The Reading set includes activities for "The Grinch" There is a recording Sheet to track progress. These tasks are suitable for Grades 2-4 students. They are nearly all stand-alone tasks, so do as many or as little as you like. Mix and Match! I've tried to make all tasks creative and thought provoking; making students think creatively and logically. Two months at least! Print, laminate, no more to do! These tasks are varied, creative and FUN! My students loved them! A whole bundle of Christmas goodies, that are available as individual sets, if you'd prefer.
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Christmas Kinder Maths Centre Activities Cut & Paste Craft Counting Numbers 0-10

Christmas Kinder Maths Centre Activities Cut & Paste Craft Counting Numbers 0-10

Reading, colouring, counting and a little writing. Lots of learning! This Christmas Maths Centre activity involves reading and colouring according to a short text, then counting , cutting and pasting ornaments onto a Christmas tree. There is a tree for each number 0-10, and a sheet of ornament pictures. Print individual numbers or the whole set. Students cut and paste pictures into the appropriate tree The text is short and repetitive. I've used colour and number words. Sometimes, I've stipulated colours, some pages students can choose which they like. The tree sheets can be assembled as a counting book; pasted into notebooks or used a personal number chart! I use these as a Maths Centre Activity, but it can easily be a whole class activity.
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CHRISTMAS READING Task Cards for Literacy Centre Activities The Grinch Christmas SET 2

CHRISTMAS READING Task Cards for Literacy Centre Activities The Grinch Christmas SET 2

Printable, illustrated Reading Comprehension Task Cards to use in your Literacy Center. I think these tasks will encourage students to think deeply and help them make connections between their experiences, knowledge and what they read. A Christmas Reading Program suitable for students Grade 2-4. Print, laminate, no more to do! These tasks are varied,creative and FUN! For the first 6 cards, I've used real life things; jokes, ads, rules and invitations To make students read, assess, form opinions and explain with evidence. For the next 6 cards, I've used the book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as input. There is a QR code to listen to the text and indepth questions, requiring high order thinking and connecting to the text. There is a recording Sheet to track progress. ** This is part of a BUNDLE of tasks, including Maths, Writing, Language if you want a bargain! My students loved them!
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CHRISTMAS MATHS Activities Task Cards MATHS Centres PUZZLES WORD PROBLEMS SET 1

CHRISTMAS MATHS Activities Task Cards MATHS Centres PUZZLES WORD PROBLEMS SET 1

Printable, illustrated Maths Task Cards to use in your Maths Centre. A Christmas-themed Maths Program of puzzles, word problems, budgets, brain teasers: a month of work at least! Print, laminate, no more to do! These tasks are varied, thought-provoking and FUN! I think these tasks will encourage students to think logically and help them make connections between their learning and their real life. My students loved them! For the tasks, I've tried to encourage thinking! There is a recording Sheet to track progress.
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CHRISTMAS POETRY "T'was the Night Before Christmas" Task Cards Reading Centre

CHRISTMAS POETRY "T'was the Night Before Christmas" Task Cards Reading Centre

This is a Christmas Poetry passage, 'T'was the Night Before Christmas," with Task Cards and a Language/Writing reindeer activity. A short, mini-unit for your Literature Centre. This makes a quick, attractive display. The extract is the 5 descriptive verses of the reindeer, from CC Moore's poem "A Visit from St Nicholas" that we probably now know better as "T'was the Night before Christmas." The 4 Task Cards involve reading and some higher order thinking, sequencing and justification. Although 4 tasks doesn't sound many, these are comprehensive. The reindeer activity involves re-arranging letters to find reindeer names, then a cut and paste activity to join the reindeer in order to display.There is an answer sheet. Print and laminate a copy of the poem and the cards for long life. I introduce the unit with photocopies of the poem then students can progress to the task cards and activity.
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CHRISTMAS LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS Task Cards including Activities on Plurals Nouns Punctuate SET 2

CHRISTMAS LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS Task Cards including Activities on Plurals Nouns Punctuate SET 2

Printable Language Arts Skills Task Cards to use in your Literacy Centre for Christmas. This Language Program will revise the basics: nouns, verbs, plurals etc. Suitable for Grades 2-4 Print, laminate, no more to do! I think these tasks will help revise and establish the language skills. My students loved them! I've included an Australian A4 version, with spelling too. I've tried to include many different tasks; *Nouns, Verbs etc *Plurals *Spelling *Vocabulary *Punctuation *Contractions and MORE! There is a recording Sheet to track progress. ** This is part of a BUNDLE, including tasks on Maths, Writing, Reading if you want a bargain. These tasks are varied,creative and FUN! Students are enthusiastic, thoughtful and occupied
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CHRISTMAS Activities BUNDLE Task Cards Reading Writing Maths Language SET 1

CHRISTMAS Activities BUNDLE Task Cards Reading Writing Maths Language SET 1

48 printable, individual Task Cards to use in your Literacy and Maths Centres. A comprehensive Christmas Program for at least 4 weeks! Suitable for students Grades 4-6. There are 12 task cards for each subject area. Many cards have a choice of two tasks. The Reading activities include tasks on "The Polar Express." They are nearly all stand-alone tasks, so do as many or as little as you like. Mix and Match! I've tried to make all tasks creative and thought provoking; making students think creatively and logically. There is a recording Sheet to track progress. Print, laminate, no more to do! These tasks are varied, creative and FUN! My students loved them! A whole bundle of Christmas goodies, that are available as individual sets, if you'd prefer.
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Printable CHRISTMAS Math Activities SUDOKU Puzzle BUNDLE of 3 Levels Teach Logical Thinking

Printable CHRISTMAS Math Activities SUDOKU Puzzle BUNDLE of 3 Levels Teach Logical Thinking

This is a set of printable Christmas Puzzles to introduce and further develop the concept of logical thinking; Sudoku starts brains working to think critically and evaluate between the choices. Have fun, too! This is a great way to build on skills, as puzzles start at an easy level and become more challenging with each set. It also caters for the different abilities within an average class. Sudoku teaches THINKING, and that is a valuable skill for all students! This BUNDLE includes 15 puzzles: 5 at a beginners level, using a 4X 4 grid; Level 2 which has 5 puzzles, using a 6 X 6 grid; and Level 3, which has 5 puzzles on grids 9 X 9. These should encourage thinking and discussion and Christmas FUN!. Either print and use as a cut and paste puzzle for students or print and laminate to create a permanent resource. I've included a solution for each puzzle. These levels are available as individual items, if you don't want this many puzzles.
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CHRISTMAS READING Passage and Activities Centre Task Cards High Order Thinking

CHRISTMAS READING Passage and Activities Centre Task Cards High Order Thinking

This is a Christmas narrative, with Task Cards and a recording sheet. A short, mini-unit for your Literacy Centre, that involves reading and higher order thinking. Activities include: reading on, predicting, creating, listing, designing, comparing, justifying. The first text has missing words and a word bank for students to use to fill the spaces. There is an answer sheet with suggested answers. The same text is repeated without the word bank, because this is a different skill that I like students to understand. They need to read the whole text, then read again, “reading on”, at least to the end of the sentence before filling in the spaces with suitable words. This offers you a choice, I personally wouldn’t use both sheets for the same narrative. Print and laminate a copy of the narrative, answer sheet and the cards for long life. I introduce the unit with photocopies of the narrative with missing words first, for students to complete, then students can progress to the task cards. There is a recording Sheet to track progress.
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Printable Christmas Activity Rose Compass Plotting Directions Simple Grid Map

Printable Christmas Activity Rose Compass Plotting Directions Simple Grid Map

I created these sheets to give students practice plotting directions on a grid, using the four simple compass points. To add interest, I’ve used a Christmas theme and added letters to collect along the trail as a small language tasks. The students seem to enjoy this part of the task more than I expected. It becomes a challenge for your centres. I start by introducing the rose compass and having student cut and paste to make their own. There are 3 color sheets, that I usually print and laminate. I store them as an activity with copies of the cut and paste worksheets, as a center activity. Students plot the trail with a marker, these marks wipe off for reuse. The worksheets ask students to cut and match the pictures; sort the letters to make a word; sort the 3 words into a simple message and justify the pairing of pictures. However, I’ve also include black and white sheets if you wish students to have their own copy. Once the trail has ended, students sort out the letters they collected to make a word. The three words make a simple message. I added a thinking/language component for students to explain why the two pictures belong together. There’s no “right answer” for this, as long as their reasoning is logical.
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CHRISTMAS MATH Activity Task Cards MATH STATIONS Thinking Activities SET 2

CHRISTMAS MATH Activity Task Cards MATH STATIONS Thinking Activities SET 2

Printable, illustrated Maths Task Cards to use in your Maths Centre. These tasks are varied, thought-provoking and FUN! Word problems, puzzles all with a Christmas theme. A Christmas Math Program for a month at least! APPROPRIATE FOR STUDENTS GRADES 2-4 Print, laminate, no more to do! I think these tasks will encourage students to think logically and help them make connections between their learning and their real life. My students loved them! For the tasks, I've tried to encourage thinking! There is a recording Sheet to track progress. ** This is part of a BUNDLE, including tasks for Reading, Writing and Language if you want a bargain.
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CHRISTMAS Would You Rather? Critical Thinking Decision Making Cards Holiday FUN!

CHRISTMAS Would You Rather? Critical Thinking Decision Making Cards Holiday FUN!

This is a printable set of idea cards; to start brains working to think critically and evaluate between the choices. Would you rather? With a holiday, Christmas theme. They can be a fun activity for your literacy centre. These should encourage critical thinking and discussion. It is an engaging activity for this time of the year! I always ask for discussion and justification for the final decision. These can be used as time-fillers, if you have some to spare; prompts for group discussions; debate topics; writing starters; impromptu speech topics etc Students seem to enjoy the “choice” aspect and develop great debating, critical thinking and speaking skills. I’ve included a graphic organiser if you wish to use it. I copy and give to students if I’m using the cards for a writing or debating task. It helps them organise their thoughts.
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Maths Puzzles using Arithmagons andFidgets for Thinking Students

Maths Puzzles using Arithmagons andFidgets for Thinking Students

I think these make great tasks for Maths group activities, for Grades 5 and 6, as they require deep thinking as well as calculation! Print, laminate and GO! Or use whole sheets as a worksheet. These are thinking puzzles, that I've used the popularity fidget spinners images to capture interest students. These are arithmagons. An arithmagon is a polygon with numbers on its vertices and edges. Usually the task has one set (either vertices or edges) and students are asked to work out the others. When the numbers on two vertices are added, the total should be the same as the number on their common edge. There are 42 spinners, all answers and a sheet for students to record finished tasks. The first few are the easiest, but these are thinking challenges! I've included answers and a formula that you want to share with your students, after they have solved, discovered and discussed. They are also useful for early finishers. I have provided the same cards in black ink, if you prefer.
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