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What a Journey!!!

What a Journey!!!

50% OFF!!! CHECK IT OUT! A collection of journal writing activities that will motivate students from pre-primary to junior grades. Topics are specifically selected to capture and engage the students to write and draw!
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Dog or Cat? Activity and Lesson Plan

Dog or Cat? Activity and Lesson Plan

If you had to choose between getting a dog or a cat, which would you prefer? Which would your students prefer? In this journal activity, students will make a choice between two pets and give reasons why. Students will write informative/explanatory texts while examining a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. They will also learn how to draw a dog and a cat! Includes an easy to follow lesson plan. Prints well in grayscale setting too! Includes pages with U.S. and non U.S. spelling. Pgs. 7
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Mon voyage à travers l'alphabet

Mon voyage à travers l'alphabet

Contains one sheet per letter of the alphabet, A-Z This resource could be used as a morning warm up or in conjunction with any existing Language program. It could be used at the beginning of the school year or towards the end. Use it to introduce the alphabet to your students, or to review the alphabet at any time of the school year. The students first trace the letter of the alphabet that is introduced. The teacher could review the short vowel sounds as well. Students, could visually see the picture and word together. In turn this will reinforce the spelling of the object shown. Drawing a picture with one of the vocabulary words will also reinforce the learning. Lastly, students have the opportunity to write a sentence about the picture that they drew. 28 Pages.
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The Giver Vocabulary Pack

The Giver Vocabulary Pack

THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry) Vocabulary Pack includes: -a word search (answers included) -a vocabulary sentence writing sheet -a word sort sheet to be used with the word search vocabulary words (could be used to review parts of speech or as a grammar quiz) -a vocabulary match (answers included) that could be used as a quiz Pgs. 7
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Wonder (R.J. Palacio) Culminating Activities

Wonder (R.J. Palacio) Culminating Activities

This package offers your students a creative way to summarize what they have learned while reading the novel, "Wonder", a children's novel by R.J. Pallacio's. A novel about a boy that deals with an agonizing journey from the safe solitude of home schooling to the difficulties of public school, because of his differences. The students will have the opportunity to revisit 2 of the novel's themes as well as write about the setting and the plot. Also included are 3 vocabulary match activities (answers included) to use after each part of the book. Vocabulary Match 1 for part 1, and so on. All activities could be used as a quick assessment tool. Total Pages 11
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Vocabulary by Chapter

Fantastic Mr. Fox Vocabulary by Chapter

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a children's novel written by Roald Dahl. At night, Mr. Fox steals chickens, ducks, and turkeys from three mean and wealthy farmers. The farmers try to get back at him, however, Mr. Fox outwits them. Use the vocabulary to introduce each of the 18 chapters. Students can locate the words in the dictionary prior to reading each chapter. Students can find the meaning and part of speech. This exercise will assist students to better understand the content of each chapter. A word sort sheet is provided for the students. As they learn new vocabulary in each chapter, they will place each word in the appropriate part of speech box. To differentiate for the Special Ed./ESL student, have them locate each word using an online dictionary. As an extension, have students write original sentences for each vocabulary word after reading each chapter in the novel. Sheet provided. Total Pages 9
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Le Mondial 2018 (World Cup Soccer)

Le Mondial 2018 (World Cup Soccer)

Get your students excited about the upcoming soccer games with these French, fun and educational resources. <strong> Included: -world soccer quick fact sheet -3 acrostic templates -word search with answer sheet -soccer vocabulary match sheet (answers included) -sentence writing sheet -a word make with answer sheet -country and flag match with answer sheet -design a flag, rough draft and good copy sheets -design a cup, rough draft and good copy sheets </strong> 19 pages.
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The Breadwinner-Culminating Activities

The Breadwinner-Culminating Activities

The Breadwinner, a children's novel by Deborah Ellis is about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana. She is forced by circumstances to be the breadwinner for her family in a war-torn Taliban-era in Afghanistan. While reading the novel, have a class discussion on how girls and women are treated differently than boys and men. Then have the students complete the comic strip assignment sheet, that will show that girls and women should be given the same freedom as boys and men. After completing the novel, have your students complete the poster assignment. A poster rubric is included. As an extension, have the students present the poster to their classmates. A great assessment tool for Novel Study and Media Literacy as well! The Book report can be used as a quick assessment. It contains short activities that deal with the settings, characters, plot and themes. Students will also have the opportunity to design a new cover for the novel and give it a new title. The "Parvana" acrostic template could be used as a character sketch. Total Pages 8
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Needs and Wants

Needs and Wants

The Needs and Wants activity is a great way for your students to learn the difference between "a need and a want"! The resource includes 2 sheets that could be used as posters while teaching the lesson. It also includes a sheet with pictures that students will cut out and paste on the appropriate sheet, depending if it is a need or a want. Also included is a sheet with words of the same items as the picture sheet. You have the option to have the students cut and paste the pictures or the words or both together. A great way to differentiate the activity among your students! Picture sheet comes in color and grey scale. Great for Special Ed./ESL, ELL students. Total Pages 8
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My Favorite Story Character

My Favorite Story Character

This activity is a creative way for your students to connect with one of their favorite story characters. Activity contains a drawing section as well. Bonus: Story Book Character Traits sheet Prior to completing this activity, brainstorm with the students all the different traits that a character could have. Pgs. 3
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The Outsiders Vocabulary by Chapter

The Outsiders Vocabulary by Chapter

The Outsiders Vocabulary by Chapter is intended to be used along side with the novel by S. E. Hinton. Use the vocabulary to introduce each of the 12 chapters. Students can locate the words in the dictionary prior to reading each chapter. Students can find the meaning and part of speech. This exercise will assist students to better understand the content of each chapter. A word sort sheet is provided for the students. As they learn new vocabulary in each chapter, they will place each word in the appropriate part of speech box. To differentiate for the Special Ed./ESL student, have them locate each word using an online dictionary. As an extension, have students write original sentences for each vocabulary word after reading each chapter in the novel. Sheet provided. Total Pages 7
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Culminating Activities

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Culminating Activities

Charlie's parents and grandparents, along with their bed, have been loaded into Willy Wonka's great glass elevator in order to go to the Chocolate factory. After reading this amazing novel by Roald Dahl, the students will recap information on the settings, characters, plot and theme. They will describe a text-to-self connection that they have made while reading the novel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Students will also have the opportunity to write sentences using some of the vocabulary words and draw a picture of the glass elevator going into orbit around the earth. Use as an assessment tool too! Total Pages 7
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Wonder (R. J. Palacio) Word Searches

Wonder (R. J. Palacio) Word Searches

A great way to introduce or conclude the novel, WONDER, by R. J. Palacio. A novel about a boy that deals with an agonizing journey from the safe solitude of home schooling to the difficulties of public school, because of his differences. Students will be able to review 80 vocabulary words using the 2 word searches (answers included). Students will also get the opportunity to sort the vocabulary words in the proper parts of speech boxes, as well as write sentences using the vocabulary words found in the word searches. Total Pages 7
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Brushing My Teeth Activity and Lesson Plan

Brushing My Teeth Activity and Lesson Plan

How do you brush your teeth? Have you every really stopped to think about it? Have your students complete this fun procedural writing activity and see how many steps they come up with. Includes an easy to follow lesson plan. Prints well in grayscale setting too! Pgs. 7
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Word Searches & More

Fantastic Mr. Fox Word Searches & More

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a children's novel written by Roald Dahl. At night, Mr. Fox steals chickens, ducks, and turkeys from three mean and wealthy farmers. The farmers try to get back at him, however, Mr. Fox outwits them. Use the vocabulary word searches before or after reading the specific chapters. Included are 4 vocabulary word searches (answer sheets included). -Chapters 1-4 -Chapters 5-9 -Chapters 10-13 -Chapters 14-18 Use the "Word Sort" sheet to review parts of speech with your students. After completing the word search sheet, students will place each vocabulary word in the correct part of speech box. Also included is a Mr. Fox acrostic template that could be used as a character sketch. A poster template and a poster rubric to advertise the novel, that could be used for Media, is included as well. A great assessment tool! Total Pages 13
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Charlotte's Web Novel Activities

Charlotte's Web Novel Activities

The Novel Activities package is a creative way for the students to recap their knowledge and understanding of the novel, Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White. Students will be able to give you information on the setting, characters, plot and write sentences using some of the vocabulary words. They will also have the opportunity to write about one of the many themes found in the novel. This package includes: -3 page book report -2 word searches (with answer sheets) -2 sentence writing sheets -"Charlotte" Acrostic sheet -2 vocabulary match sheets (with answer sheet) P.S. When printing horizontal pages, change page set up on printer to "landscape". You have the flexibility to use each page of this resource at the same time or at different times of your novel study, depending what your lesson focus is. For example, if you are discussing settings and characters, just use page 1, and so on. As an alternative, you can cut out each section/part of the resource and mount it on cardstock to use in Language centers, Literature Circles or Mobiles. Great for Special Ed. and ESL students too, as it is easy to follow with definitions of each part of a story, setting, characters, plot, etc.
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My Writing Journeys-Primary Grades--Free

My Writing Journeys-Primary Grades--Free

Included are 2 FREE sample activities-3 pages each- from our complete Primary Grade journal book. These activities could be used by students in Grades 1-3, depending on their level and ability. Practice vocabulary words related to the topic/theme. Work on graphic organizers as a class or group. Write and then draw about the engaging topic. WRITING AND ART ALL IN ONE! Includes printing practice pages too! These activities are user friendly and they could be used in many different ways. Some teachers are using them as a daily morning warm up or part of their existing language program. DID YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS ENJOY THE ACTIVITIES?.... My Writing Journeys Primary Grades CHECK OUT OUR COMPLETE BOOKLET FOR ONLY $3.00! Click here: My Writing Journeys PRIMARY GRADES Total Pages 8
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Dog or Cat? Activity and Lesson Plan

Dog or Cat? Activity and Lesson Plan

If you had to choose between getting a dog or a cat, which would you prefer? Which would your students prefer? In this journal activity, students will make a choice between two pets and give reasons why. Students will write informative/explanatory texts while examining a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. They will also learn how to draw a dog and a cat! Includes an easy to follow lesson plan. Prints well in grayscale setting too! Includes pages with U.S. and non U.S. spelling. Pgs. 7
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The Outsiders Culminating Activities

The Outsiders Culminating Activities

This culminating activity package includes: -a word search (with answers) -a part of speech word sort -a 4 page book report -an acrostic template with the book's title -a character trait sheet (useful for completing acrostic) The book report is a creative way for the students to recap their knowledge and understanding of the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Enjoy the audiobook on YouTube! Students will be able to give you information on the settings, characters, and plot. Vocabulary words will be researched and sentences will be written. They will also have the opportunity to write about one of the many themes and symbols found in the novel. Lastly, they will create a new book cover with a new title. A great assessment tool as well! Total Pages 10
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All About Me!

All About Me!

A great way to get to know your students any time of the year! It contains: -3 sheets that students can fill in with pictures and or words. The completed sheets will give you some information about each student. It will also allow the students to get to know one another. -a "Me" diamante where students can use adjectives and verbs to describe themselves as well as a "student". -"About Me" acrostic, once completed can be used as a "guess who" game, where students have to guess which poem belongs to who. -"Get to Know a Classmate" 2 page activity -"My Favo(u)rites" 2 page activity Once all activities are completed, put up on your classroom walls, or combine to make a small booklet. Great for ESL, ELL and Special Ed. ***Includes U.S. version sheets as well! Total Pages 14
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The Tale of Despereaux Culminating Activities

The Tale of Despereaux Culminating Activities

The Tale of Despereaux, the Newbery Medal-winning fairy tale by Kate DiCamillo, is a story about the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux Tilling. He sets out on his quest to rescue a beautiful human princess. Use this fun resource to culminate the novel and use it as an assessment tool as well! Your students will describe the main setting using adjectives, as well as give details about the main character. Students will have the opportunity to describe the plot and write about one of the main themes found in the novel (Light/Dark, Forgiveness, Honesty, and Pride/Self-Esteem. They will also find definitions and write sentences for some vocabulary words. There is a design component as well. Students will design a "Bookmark" using one of the 4 sections of the book as their inspiration. Total Pages 5
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Get your students warmed up to the new year with these, reflection activities! Activity sheets come with lines and without. Younger, ESL or Special Ed students can draw the ideas instead of writing them on the sheets without the lines. Activities print well in Black and White too! Great to put up around your classroom, once completed, to remind students of wishes and goals! If you purchase this resource, you will receive an updated version with the new year. Just re-download and it's yours again, for FREE! They will be reflecting on, What they wish for... What they would like to change... What they want to learn... What they are looking forward to... Pgs. 9
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My Writing Journeys-Junior Grades-FREE

My Writing Journeys-Junior Grades-FREE

Try out these FREE sample pages with your students! Included are sample pages from our complete booklet, My Writing Journeys-Junior Grades ( UK & Australia). Click here...My Writing Journeys-Junior Grades ( UK & Australia) Please note: We also carry a U.S. Version in our store. Click here... My Writing Journeys -U.S. These activities are suitable for students in Grades 4-6. An excellent accompaniment to the Daily 5 Program! Cross-curricular topics too! Includes a variety of "writing forms". Each two-page activity includes "word wall" words for each activity. Great for word study. Also contains graphic organizers and an art/drawing section. Some topics/activities could be linked to Health, Science and Visual Arts. Total Pages 9
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