Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns – Lines and Letters is a set of pre-writing posters, cards, mats and worksheets that help students to practice the writing patterns needed to form the letters of alphabet correctly. This set encourages students to start drawing different type of lines - the first step in pencil control and enhances both motor planning and fine motor skills. Included in this set are varying handwriting line formats for differentiated practice, letter and word mats, posters and alphabet cards. ---❀❀❀---Handwriting Pattern Mats and Worksheets - The Handwriting Pattern Mats contain tracing lines for multiple practice opportunities. The patterns include: straight, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, curved, wavy, castle top and lots more! Each mat also hast check boxes for students to keep their posture and hand grip in check! ---❀❀❀---Letter Characteristics Posters -These posters depict both the UPPERCASE and lowercase letters of the alphabet according to these characteristics: Straight letters Tall letters Short letters Donut letters Diagonal letters Letters with tails Letters with curves Letters with humps and closed humps I also included the grouping uppercase (capital) and lowercase (common). These groupings are particularly useful for the teaching and revision of letter and can be used as a sequence for the introduction of the letters. Once the similarities of movement are pointed out, then students are able to develop a metacognitive awareness of letter formation that can support their practices of letter writing. ---❀❀❀---The “Letter Looks Like” Cards is my own creation in which each letter is fixed to an object, animal or person as a visual reminder of form. I have tried to align them based also on initial sound to make a meaningful connection for students. ---❀❀❀---Letter Form Visual “Make It!” Cards - There are 26 cards (2 per print) that show students how to make their own model of the letter using either straight lines, curved or circular shapes. ---❀❀❀---Letter and Word Practice Mats - These mats are geared towards guiding students to write freely within grids or frames. There are 2 x 2 grids (large letters); 3 x 2 grids; multiple grid rows and large single lines then soft double guide lines for more precise handwriting. I also included a handwriting free style sheet and letter formation sheets with start points for students to keep in their writing folders. ---❀❀❀---Fillable Letter Mats - With these letter mats your students can use play doh (playdough), chain links or any medium to fill the space within the letters. These work well as write on and wipe off mats that can be laminated or placed in plastic sleeves.
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Good Writing Matters - 23 Coloured Posters For Writing Centres and Writer's Workshop

Good Writing Matters - 23 Coloured Posters For Writing Centres and Writer's Workshop

Do your students have the qualities of good writers? Do they know what these qualities look like? Are they emerging as strong writers through daily practice? Possessing the qualities of good or strong writers will help them thrive and succeed at writing. Your students must recognize how their own writing performances measure up to authentic writers so that they can ultimately become better writers. A blueprint for writing has many benefits for your students. This poster set captures most of the traits of strong writers in a visual format for your students. These colored posters will add pizazz to your writing centers AND give your students a sense of writing direction. This set includes the following ideas: Strong Writers • Plan/Brainstorm • Write • Revise • Edit • Publish Strong Writers Use  Strong Verbs  Action Verbs  Transition Words  Feeling Words  Think about word choice  Vary Sentence Structure and Length Strong Writers  Use correct SPELLING, PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR  Think about Word Choice (2 Versions)  Use Adjectives  Use Active Voice  Use Powerful Words  Use ADVERBS sparingly ***There are also instructions on how to print poster size (25.5” x 22” poster) using Adobe Reader. ***
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Teaching Time - Telling Time on Analog and Digital Clocks - Posters and Cards

Teaching Time - Telling Time on Analog and Digital Clocks - Posters and Cards

This is a set of posters to help teach your students the measurement skill of time. These visuals depict time on the hour, half hour, quarter past and a quarter to the hour. This is represented on both the analog clock and the digital clock displays. Included in this teaching resource pack are: ❀analog clocks with coloured faces that separate the hour by colour and includes minute intervals ❀ analogue clocks with digital display ❀ analogue clock showing hour hand, minute hand (and seconds hand OPTION) analogue clock showing fractions of time i.e. on the hour (o’clock), quarter past, half past, quarter to the hour (with seconds hand OPTION) ❀ Digital clock with an explanation of the meaning of the two dots (COLON) ❀ Digital clock cards that show o’clock (00), quarter past (15), half past (30) and quarter to (45) ❀ A large minute hand, hour hand (and seconds hand OPTION) for your students to participate in a human clock. ❀ Blank templates for classroom needs PLUS student notebook templates with and without numbers for telling both digital and analogue time.
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Answering Questions in Complete Sentences Using Restating Strategies

Answering Questions in Complete Sentences Using Restating Strategies

Students must be able to answer questions in complete sentences both orally and in writing. When students generate a constructed (written) response they are indicating to their readers that they understand what the question is asking. The restating strategy teaches students to use part of the question given to construct a response. CISQ, TTQA, PQA are strategies which students can use to guide them in perfecting this necessary skill. This resource contains the following: CISQ poster TTQA poster PQA poster Bookmarks for each strategy Notebook Sheets for each strategy I created these for teachers who are in need of visual references which can be used for students to refer to especially when they need a quick reference while writing. These posters are recommended for beginning writers or for students in need of remediation. SUGGESTED USES FOR POSTERS: Classroom posters can be used as a teaching tool to recognize goals, set expectations or to introduce or review concepts. They can be used as standalone aids to help students master particular strategies and techniques. The following are different ways of using classroom posters: 1) They can be printed standard size (8.5x11 inches) and bound into a booklet as a study resource for students as an individual or small group activity. 2) As anchor charts 3) They can be used as reference books for small group use. Simply print and slide pages in sheet protectors to compile a binder or folder document. They can be used as individual reference charts. Simply print the black-line version (if available) onto coloured paper for students to stick in their notebooks or interactive journals.
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Main Idea Posters and GO Sheets

Main Idea Posters and GO Sheets

Writing is a piece of cake especially when your students are geared with the best learning tools. This set of posters and graphic organizer (GO) sheets are great learning tools for students of all grade levels. The GO sheets help students to think creatively about the main idea and supporting details which helps them to better understand what they read and how they must write down their ideas. Students can use the GO sheets to arrange their thoughts and ideas for both reading and writing tasks. The posters can be displayed as an easy reference as well. This resource contains: 6 Main Idea Posters 1 Circle Map GO Sheet 1 Tree Map GO Sheet 1 Idea Web GO Sheet 7 Animal Circle Map Activities (with Answer Sheets) 5 Cake Themed GO Sheets 5 Cake Themed GO Sheets with Drawing Support
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Classify and Categorize Task Cards

Classify and Categorize Task Cards

Classifying words into categories is a great way of teaching new vocabulary to students. As they engage in critical thinking they will recognize that they can group words that have shared features and label ideas, events or objects. In this activity, there are 44 task cards that give students the opportunity to label a set of four words in relation to each other. In some cases the answers may vary depending on their experiences, however, they must be prepared to give reasons for their answers.
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Odd One Out Task Cards

Odd One Out Task Cards

Odd One Out activities are a great way of developing reasoning, creative thinking, evaluation and information processing skills. They can be used as a lesson starter or plenary, as a revision tool or as a way of introducing new vocabulary. These task cards are designed with four words in each group. One word in each group does not belong. Your students have to choose the word that is different (odd). They will read all the words carefully then find a connection before they choose the word that is different. They must be prepared to explain why their chosen word is the odd one out. Extension A blank task card template is included so that your students can come up with their own groups of words to test each other with. Alternatively, they can add another word to the existing sets but keep the same odd one out.
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Speech Sound Posters for Literacy Learning - Let's Face Phonics

Speech Sound Posters for Literacy Learning - Let's Face Phonics

These speech sound posters were created to help your students connect sound production to literacy learning. Each poster contains mouth images that show students how to get ready to produce the sound of each letter of the alphabet. I included my own version of child-friendly labels for students to remember the sounds by. In some cases, two images are used to show that the sound is made by a combination of already existing letter sounds e.g. 'x' uses the mouth images of 'k' and's'. Also included in this set are sound posters for sh, th, ch and ng. I also have keyword charts that show examples of words which bear the particular sound. I plan to use these in my kindergarten class to help my students with the learning of the basic English phonemes.
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Left and Right Hand Orientation Watches and Wristbands

Left and Right Hand Orientation Watches and Wristbands

This is a super cute, fun and effective way for your kids to learn to differentiate their left from their right. These watches and wristbands were made so that the watches go on the left hand and the wristbands go on the right hand. In this set, you get four color choices plus a white version for your students to color if they wish. Check the preview for a closer look!
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Teaching Time - Telling Time on Analog and Digital Clocks - Posters and Cards

Teaching Time - Telling Time on Analog and Digital Clocks - Posters and Cards

This is a set of posters to help teach your students the measurement skill of time. These visuals depict time on the hour, half hour, quarter past and a quarter to the hour. This is represented on both the analog clock and the digital clock displays. Included in this teaching resource pack are: ❀analog clocks with coloured faces that separate the hour by colour and includes minute intervals ❀ analogue clocks with digital display ❀ analogue clock showing hour hand, minute hand (and seconds hand OPTION) analogue clock showing fractions of time i.e. on the hour (o’clock), quarter past, half past, quarter to the hour (with seconds hand OPTION) ❀ Digital clock with an explanation of the meaning of the two dots (COLON) ❀ Digital clock cards that show o’clock (00), quarter past (15), half past (30) and quarter to (45) ❀ A large minute hand, hour hand (and seconds hand OPTION) for your students to participate in a human clock. ❀ Blank templates for classroom needs PLUS student notebook templates with and without numbers for telling both digital and analogue time.
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Superhero Behaviour Clip Chart System (Version 5)

Superhero Behaviour Clip Chart System (Version 5)

This is a superhero kids theme behaviour clip chart system for elementary classrooms. These are great for setting expectations with students and help to motivate them to improve their behaviour along with positive incentives and rewards. This set can be used to supplement any behaviour modification approach and also adds colour and pizzazz to any elementary classroom. To use this resource all you do is print and laminate each page. You will need one clothespin for each student which can be moved up and down depending on individual student’s behaviour. This Behavior Chart system displays the following behavior messages: Pink --> Outstanding Purple -->Great Choices Blue --> Good Choices Green --> Respectful, Responsible, Read to Learn Yellow --> Caution Orange --> Stop and Think Red --> Improvement Needed
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Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns - Lines and Letters

Handwriting Patterns – Lines and Letters is a set of pre-writing posters, cards, mats and worksheets that help students to practice the writing patterns needed to form the letters of alphabet correctly. This set encourages students to start drawing different type of lines - the first step in pencil control and enhances both motor planning and fine motor skills. Included in this set are varying handwriting line formats for differentiated practice, letter and word mats, posters and alphabet cards. ---❀❀❀---Handwriting Pattern Mats and Worksheets - The Handwriting Pattern Mats contain tracing lines for multiple practice opportunities. The patterns include: straight, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, curved, wavy, castle top and lots more! Each mat also hast check boxes for students to keep their posture and hand grip in check! ---❀❀❀---Letter Characteristics Posters -These posters depict both the UPPERCASE and lowercase letters of the alphabet according to these characteristics: Straight letters Tall letters Short letters Donut letters Diagonal letters Letters with tails Letters with curves Letters with humps and closed humps I also included the grouping uppercase (capital) and lowercase (common). These groupings are particularly useful for the teaching and revision of letter and can be used as a sequence for the introduction of the letters. Once the similarities of movement are pointed out, then students are able to develop a metacognitive awareness of letter formation that can support their practices of letter writing. ---❀❀❀---The “Letter Looks Like” Cards is my own creation in which each letter is fixed to an object, animal or person as a visual reminder of form. I have tried to align them based also on initial sound to make a meaningful connection for students. ---❀❀❀---Letter Form Visual “Make It!” Cards - There are 26 cards (2 per print) that show students how to make their own model of the letter using either straight lines, curved or circular shapes. ---❀❀❀---Letter and Word Practice Mats - These mats are geared towards guiding students to write freely within grids or frames. There are 2 x 2 grids (large letters); 3 x 2 grids; multiple grid rows and large single lines then soft double guide lines for more precise handwriting. I also included a handwriting free style sheet and letter formation sheets with start points for students to keep in their writing folders. ---❀❀❀---Fillable Letter Mats - With these letter mats your students can use play doh (playdough), chain links or any medium to fill the space within the letters. These work well as write on and wipe off mats that can be laminated or placed in plastic sleeves.
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Good Writing Matters - 23 Coloured Posters For Writing Centres and Writer's Workshop

Good Writing Matters - 23 Coloured Posters For Writing Centres and Writer's Workshop

Do your students have the qualities of good writers? Do they know what these qualities look like? Are they emerging as strong writers through daily practice? Possessing the qualities of good or strong writers will help them thrive and succeed at writing. Your students must recognize how their own writing performances measure up to authentic writers so that they can ultimately become better writers. A blueprint for writing has many benefits for your students. This poster set captures most of the traits of strong writers in a visual format for your students. These colored posters will add pizazz to your writing centers AND give your students a sense of writing direction. This set includes the following ideas: Strong Writers • Plan/Brainstorm • Write • Revise • Edit • Publish Strong Writers Use  Strong Verbs  Action Verbs  Transition Words  Feeling Words  Think about word choice  Vary Sentence Structure and Length Strong Writers  Use correct SPELLING, PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR  Think about Word Choice (2 Versions)  Use Adjectives  Use Active Voice  Use Powerful Words  Use ADVERBS sparingly ***There are also instructions on how to print poster size (25.5” x 22” poster) using Adobe Reader. ***
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Collective Nouns of Animal Groups from A to Z (120 Cards)

Collective Nouns of Animal Groups from A to Z (120 Cards)

These vintage (black and white) flash cards showcase the fascinating names of animal groups from A to Z including some slightly unusual ones! Collective nouns such as a convocation of eagles, a murmuration of starlings, and a shiver of sharks are shown on these 5.5 x 4.3 inch sized flash cards. Each card contains a vocabulary pool of collective terms that can be used. For example, the bees card has the following collective nouns: flight, grist, hive, swarm. In essence your students would be able to choose a collective noun at a glance for use with a given animal. They are perfect for introducing children to animals, the alphabet, and the concept of collective nouns. These cards are ideal as a reference tool for writing. They can be placed in your writing centers or they can be given to students for individual referencing when writing. Your kids will have fun with learning collective nouns and using them too!
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Prereading Strategy for Nonfiction Texts- THIEVES

Prereading Strategy for Nonfiction Texts- THIEVES

How can your students get meaning from nonfiction texts? This can be done by checking for THIEVES. THIEVES is an active prereading strategy that allows students to skim and scan then summarise the information from informational texts before they actually begin reading the text. The acronym is explained as: “T” for title, “H” for headings, “I” for introduction, “E” for every first sentence, “V” for visuals and vocabulary, “E” for end of chapter questions, and “S” for summary. Your students can use this strategy to preview textbooks and other informational texts when they do not have an opportunity to read the entire selection. Although this is very useful remind your students that making time for the full reading of a text is the better way to go!
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QAR- Question Answer Relationship {Posters and Bookmarks}

QAR- Question Answer Relationship {Posters and Bookmarks}

The QAR approach helps students to see relationships between questions and answers, and distinguish between different types of questions to find correct responses, moving from lower to higher cognitive levels by design. This strategy also helps them better understand challenging literary texts and increases their level of critical thinking. By analysing varying questions of a text they are more able to formulate their own questions, moving from lower to a higher level of thinking. Understanding question-answer relationships will help your students to look for the answers to questions in the right place. It is very important for them to understand where to look when searching for answers to questions in a text. The QAR strategy can also help students to frame their responses correctly especially when you are targeting writing complete sentences. In this resource you will get: Posters (3 options) Bookmarks (coloured only) This set can also work as notebook sheets.
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Opinion Writing (OREO Method) Graphic Organisers, Posters and Worksheets (84 PAGES)

Opinion Writing (OREO Method) Graphic Organisers, Posters and Worksheets (84 PAGES)

OREO Opinion writing is a fun and engaging way for students to express their thoughts and voice their opinion effectively about anything. This is a great teaching resource to use when teaching your students about opinion writing since the OREO acronym can help your students to remember what they need to put in the paragraph (s) of their opinion piece. The OREO acronym stands for: Opinion Reason Examples/Explanation Opinion This resource contains posters, graphic organisers and worksheets for your students to get much needed practice when teaching persuasive writing skills. Contents It's My Oreo Poster (colored) It's My Oreo Poster (b+w) 4 OREO Graphic Organizers (coloured) 4 OREO Graphic Organizers (b+w) 2 OREO Poster Graphic Organizer (coloured and b+w) Opinion Writing vs Persuasive Writing Anchor Chart Fact vs Opinion Anchor Chart 35 OREO themed "Which Would You Rather?" worksheets 35 extended writing sheets
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Analyse Writing Prompts with SOAPS

Analyse Writing Prompts with SOAPS

Do you teach your students how to attack writing prompts by using specific steps expressed by acronyms? Well here are simple posters and bookmarks that highlight the decoding of writing prompts with the acronym SOAP. By following these simple steps your students can better understand what a writing prompt is asking and how to make a plan of attack to achieve their best. As you teach your students to break down writing prompts using the steps in this method you can display the poster as a visual reminder. I also created these bookmarks that can double up as notebook strips that you can stick in their writing books. This set includes 3 coloured bookmarks 2 colored posters 3 black and white bookmarks 2 black and white posters
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Analyse Writing Prompts with RAMP

Analyse Writing Prompts with RAMP

Do you teach your students how to attack writing prompts by using specific steps expressed by acronyms? Well here are simple posters and bookmarks that highlight the decoding of writing prompts with the acronym RAMP. By following these simple steps your students can better understand what a writing prompt is asking and how to make a plan of attack to achieve their best. As you teach your students to break down writing prompts using the steps in this method you can display the poster as a visual reminder. I also created these bookmarks that can double up as notebook strips that you can stick in their writing books. This set includes 3 coloured bookmarks 2 colored posters 3 black and white bookmarks 2 black and white posters
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Parts of A Writing Prompt Posters

Parts of A Writing Prompt Posters

Here are three coloured posters created to identify the five parts of a writing prompt. Included are also black and white versions. Use these visuals to help your students how to decode writing prompts so that they are understood and the responses are more accurate.
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Analyse Writing Prompts with QUACK

Analyse Writing Prompts with QUACK

Do you teach your students how to understand writing prompts by using the steps of the acronym QUACK? Well if you do I have got a fantastic resource for you. As you teach your students to break down writing prompts using the steps in this method you can display the poster as a visual reminder. I also created these bookmarks that can double up as notebook strips that you can stick in their writing books. This set includes 3 coloured bookmarks 2 colored posters 3 black and white bookmarks 2 black and white posters
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Analyse Writing Prompts with CUBS

Analyse Writing Prompts with CUBS

Do you teach your students how to understand writing prompts by using the steps of the acronym CUBS? Well if you do I have got a fantastic resource for you. As you teach your students to break down writing prompts using the steps in this method you can display the poster as a visual reminder. I also created these bookmarks that can double up as notebook strips that you can stick in their writing books. This set includes 3 colored bookmarks 2 colored posters 3 black and white bookmarks 2 black and white posters
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