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Our mission is to connect quality educational resources to all teachers in order to facilitate learning, increase engagement, provide differentiation, increase rigor a promote high expectations
Differentiated Note Taking Template (Version 1)
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Differentiated Note Taking Template (Version 1)

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Check out this graphic organizer that students of any age can use to facilitate their note taking. This skill is one that students often lack direct instruction on, and this clear and student-friendly format is mimicked after the Cornell note-taking format. Separated into clear sections for topic, notes, questions and summary, this worksheet will push students to being extremely purposeful with their note-taking while streamlining their thoughts. This template also comes in different formats to best meet the needs of your students. Be sure to check out our alternative versions as well!
How to Annotate a Text (Step by Step)
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How to Annotate a Text (Step by Step)

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Check out this awesome educational reference guide for how to annotate a text step by step. This can facilitate the teacher and their method of annotating and can just as easily support students learning how to annotate a text on their own. At the bottom of the step by step guide that walks students on what to do and how to do it, a checklist is included that can be checked as each step is completed.
Conversation Roundtable Template Version 2 (Differentiated Group Sizing)
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Conversation Roundtable Template Version 2 (Differentiated Group Sizing)

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Check out this awesome graphic organizer that can be used to facilitate your conversation roundtables with varying group sizes. Set up to support a conversation between anywhere from 2 people to 8 students. It is clearly labeled and structured with colors to help students organize their thoughts, ideas, and conversations. Embedded in the template is a section for the topic, essential question, notes from peers, and summary. Be sure to check out our other templates including our version 1 that is set up for differentiating to students' needs.
States of Matter Assessment
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States of Matter Assessment

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Check out this three part assessment that covers topics of states of matter. One part has students drawing a model of the atom proximity for each state, another sections has a matching portion with different vocabulary words and the third part has comparing various states with one another. This can easily be used as a quiz, test, homework, guided notes, independent work and so much more. You can also check out my multiple choice option in my store as well. An answer key has been included for your convenience!
Rounding Reference Chart Printable (10s, 100s, 1,000s and 10,000s)
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Rounding Reference Chart Printable (10s, 100s, 1,000s and 10,000s)

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Check out this simple and color-coded graphic organizer that supports students rounding. Separated into 4 different charts, this tool supports students as they find a number in the provided range, and then follow the arrow to what it would round to. This can be used for rounding the the nearest 10, nearest 100, nearest 1,000 and nearest 10,000. Presented in a very student friendly way, this can easily be used as a poster, anchor chart, differentiation tool, study guide and so much more! Be sure to also check out our hundred chart!
2 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Step by Step Worksheet (w/ Practice Template)
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2 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Step by Step Worksheet (w/ Practice Template)

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Check out this extremely supportive step by step directions template that supports students understanding of multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. With clear procedures, highlighted areas, and a sample problem, this template can be used again and again while students refine their skills. A second page is included with solely blank templates that students can plug in their own numbers. This can be laminated so it can be used again and again. This serves as a great differentiating tool for struggling students, or the class as a whole! Be sure to also check out our 2 digit by 2 digit template as well!
Student & Class Culture Survey Inventory
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Student & Class Culture Survey Inventory

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Check out this awesome inventory survey to gain insight into students perceptions and perspective. Included there are 20 questions that have three emojis to choose from. Students will simple put a check under the one they most likely agree with, like a likert scale. Questions include topics such as: Do you follow the rules? Do you like being in my class? My teacher truly cares about me. and many more. The second page has short answer questions where students can elaborate a bit on questions such as How can your teacher help you today or why do you like working with your teacher. This is a great way to get a temperature check and gain insight into what your students think and feel about your class.
Student Proposed Business Plan Project (Differentiated)
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Student Proposed Business Plan Project (Differentiated)

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Check out this awesome cooperative learning activity. Within this differentiated lesson, students will develop a business plan based on a need in their world, will identify components such as the consumer, the production, cost, supply and demand, need and want and more. The template comes in three varieties so you can meet the needs of all students and multiple grade levels. A one-pager is included clearly articulating how to implement this in your classroom. From brainstorm, to implemetation to presentations, this week long project will challenge your student to problem solve, think critically, collaborate, synergize, and be creative, all while applying economic concepts and business thoughts. Have fun!
Types of Rocks Assessment
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Types of Rocks Assessment

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This 13-question assessment can offer valuable insight into students' understanding of rocks including the properties of metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous. Questions posed include their origins, how they are formed, what they look like and more. There is a word bank to facilitate spelling but it is just of the three types of rocks. At the bottom there are bonus questions prompting for specific examples of each. This can easily be differentiated as a classwork assignmet, independent work, a quiz or a test. An answer key has been included for your convenience!
Friendly Letter Writing Template
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Friendly Letter Writing Template

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Check out this simple graphic organizer that students can use to organize their thoughts and support their plan for writing a friendly letter. Housed in clearly labeled progressive boxes, this template supports students as they write, to ensure they hold themselves accountable for the important components of what is included in a friendly letter. This offers great support for students who struggle, students with special needs, as well as a support system for independent workers.
Multiplication 2s - 12s Rolling Numbers Chant Lyrics & Video
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Multiplication 2s - 12s Rolling Numbers Chant Lyrics & Video

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Have your kids had a struggle learning their mutliplication facts? This song and chant version of rolling numbers offers an amazing alternative for students. Students from all walks of life have huge capacity in increasing their memory when a beat or song is attached to it. Though these lyrics have been adapted for my students, I highly encourage you to adapt them as you need to meet your students' needs. Included you will find the lyrics for 2s through 12s as well as a link to the video supplement on youtube which you can use to help you and your students! We hope you have a blast! If there is anything we can do to help, clarify, or support in any way, please let us know by email us at myeducationalhotspot@gmail.com (please include your username and purchase date).
Peer Evaluation Rubric for Group Work
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Peer Evaluation Rubric for Group Work

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Add a level of accountability to your group work by simply infusing this student friendly assessment each time. With up to five peers, (or four if you want to including students reflecting on themselves) students will evaluate their peers in four key areas. Each area has a 1, 2, and 3 totaling a possibility of a max of 12 for each partner. These areas include participation, behavior, on task, and work. This is a great way for the students to feel responsible for their actions as well as for the teacher to gain insight into each student's contribution.
2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication Step by Step Worksheet (w/ Practice Template)
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2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication Step by Step Worksheet (w/ Practice Template)

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Check out this extremely supportive step by step directions template that supports students understanding of multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. With clear procedures, highlighted areas, and a sample problem, this template can be used again and again while students refine their skills. A second page is included with solely blank templates that students can plug in their own numbers. This can be laminated so it can be used again and again. This serves as a great differentiating tool for struggling students, or the class as a whole! Be sure to also check out our 2 digit by 1 digit template as well!
Skeletal System Project
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Skeletal System Project

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This fun and engaging project, clearly lays out the expectations for a simple interactive creation project in which students make a model of the basic human skeleton. Students are expected to include the major seven bones that outline our bodies, as well as include clear labels and answer a few simple questions. There is a rubric at the bottom, with pre-made scoring outlines to simplify assigning a fair and appropriate grade. The students will have a blast with this project, and they will deepen their understandings of the human skeleton!
Water Cycle Worksheet Assessment
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Water Cycle Worksheet Assessment

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Check out this awesome worksheet that covers the water cycle in a variety of formats. The first component of the worksheet clearly articulates important vocabulary. The second second has space for students to draw their own representations of the water cycle with labels. The third section includes six questions that assess students understanding of the various stages and steps. The last component includes 2 HOT questions that probe deeper thought. This is great for an assessment, study guide, homework, worksheet and so much more. An answer key is included for your reference.
Weekly Homework Tracker and Planner Template
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Weekly Homework Tracker and Planner Template

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Check out this simple and well-organized reference sheet for each week. The template is divided into 6 sections, one for each day of the week with multiple bulleted lines below it, and one section for a to do list. This is a great way to support your students organize themselves. This can be used to write down homework help, the expectations for each night and so much more. You can even use it track reading at home, fluency practice, online work and anything else you see suitable for your students.
Weekly Behavior Management Tracker
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Weekly Behavior Management Tracker

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Check out this amazing behavior tracking form that is meant to be a progress monitoring system that adds to your pre-existing system. This is based off of a simple three color system (red, green, yellow) in which one of the colors is checked for each day. its the ability to create documentation quickly on up to 20 students, this system clearly identifies the color level for each student for 5 days. Fill out one of these a week, and you can start seeing patterns and apply intervention. Additionally, there is a key at the bottom that annotates why the student received a yellow or green such as calling out, missing homework, cheating, and so much more!
FREEBIE Printable 3D Study Cube
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FREEBIE Printable 3D Study Cube

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Check out this fun and creative way to diversify methods of studying. This printable cube can be cut and glued or taped together to make a large die-style template. With size sides, students can put vocabulary words on each side, topics on each side, facts and more. This interactive cube has so many possibilities but will be fun and engaging regardless. Let us know what you end up doing with it :)
FREEBIE Useful Report Card Word Bank
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FREEBIE Useful Report Card Word Bank

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For those of us that still include teacher provided feedback on report cards, this is a great tool to take your writing to the next level. Presenting yourself professionally matters and with this extensive list you will find ample adjectives that can be used to describe any student that may cross your path. This can also be used for students as they develop their writing and speaking skills to use higher level vocabulary and switch up the same old words that they repeat often. Happy writing!
Multiplication and Division Practice Worksheet (0s-12s)
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Multiplication and Division Practice Worksheet (0s-12s)

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Check out this simple 42 quesiton worksheet that presents a variety of multiplication and division questions. Numbers are all whole and range between zero and twelve. This is simple but engaging as students need to switch their thinking but also build their understanding of the relationship between the two. This is a great resource for students to practice or be assessed. It works as a quiz, homework, or independent work. An answer key has been included for your convenience.