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I taught in a Title I school for 11 years in sunny Tampa, Florida. Due to my husband's work we just recently made the move to Virginia. We're excited to begin this new adventure!

I taught in a Title I school for 11 years in sunny Tampa, Florida. Due to my husband's work we just recently made the move to Virginia. We're excited to begin this new adventure!
Greek Mythology Stories and Activities
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Greek Mythology Stories and Activities

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This resource includes eight popular myths written in a kid friendly format. Additional activities include an allusions worksheet, planning and writing your own myth, analyzing a character, BINGO review and more! Included in this resource: ★ Myth book cover page ★ Famous Greek Myths re-written in a kid friendly format including: ✔ The 12 Labors of Heracles ✔ Theseus & The Minotaur ✔ Persephone & Hades ✔ Midas & The Golden Touch ✔ The Trojan Horse ✔ Perseus & Medusa ✔ Pandora’s Box ✔ Arachne & Athena ★ All About a Character activity ★ Planning your own myth graphic organizer ★ Writing a myth ★ Acrostic Poem ★ Greek Literary Allusions worksheet ★ Greek Mythology BINGO Set including call cards and 10 different BINGO cards. Great review activity! Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
3D Biomes Project
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3D Biomes Project

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This project is a great addition to your habitats or ecosystems unit. It can be used as a supplemental learning resource or as an alternative assessment. It includes 8 vibrantly colored biome posters in addition to the cube biome pages. Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions are also provided. This resource includes eight different biomes. When assembled, each 3-D biome cube contains four biomes. It is at the teacher’s discretion to make this an individual or group project, and whether students pick the biomes they want to work on or if they are assigned. The biome pictures contain enough details to show students the main features of each, while leaving room to draw in additional plants and animals to demonstrate an understanding of each biome. On the front of each cube side, students write a description of the biome as well as listing plants and animals found there and the locations where the biome exists. And, these finished resources will look great when displayed in your classroom! The following biomes are included: ★ Rainforest Biome ★ Grassland Biome ★ Marine Biome ★ Desert Biome ★ Freshwater Biome ★ Tundra Biome ★ Deciduous Forest Biome ★ Taiga Biome (Boreal Forest) Four biomes go on each “cube.” They actually form triangular prisms, but I’m counting the air inside each where kids can add pop-up animals, modeling clay, etc. so I call them cubes. :) Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Project Based Learning: Area & Perimeter {Design a School Carnival}
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Project Based Learning: Area & Perimeter {Design a School Carnival}

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Area and perimeter project based learning! Students have fun demonstrating their math knowledge of area and perimeter while designing a school carnival. This project based learning resource is themed around students planning the design of an outdoor school carnival. Their school principal is requesting that they use their knowledge of area and perimeter to plan the carnival. The principal provides guidelines (worksheets) listing the requirements for the games, entertainment and additional carnival areas. The main portion of the project requires them to use their knowledge of area and perimeter to make their carnival blueprints. (They are calculating area and perimeter measured in feet.) Differentiated Learning Options. (Two versions of area & perimeter calculation sheets) • Basic Project: These pages have the length and width filled in on the charts. Students calculate area & perimeter. Best for beginning learners. • Advanced Project: These pages do not have the length and width filled in on the charts. Students calculate length, width, area & perimeter. This is the more challenging version so it is most appropriate for learners with a solid grasp on basic spatial and measurement concepts in geometry. Contents include examples, instructions for students, cover page, graph paper, worksheets for games, entertainment and other carnival areas, as well as worksheets for optional ELA extension activities. The extension worksheets included are for writing instructional directions, writing a persuasive school announcement and creating a tri-fold brochure. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Greek Mythology Readers' Theater {scripts & stories}
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Greek Mythology Readers' Theater {scripts & stories}

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You’ll have no problem getting students to re-read for fluency when they are having fun with these scripts. This Greek Mythology Readers’ Theater includes a set of four different plays. Each play script comes with a one-page summary of the story, a character profile worksheet and name cards to be worn by the readers to indicate which character they are reading. A Greek Mythology name pronunciation page is also included. TABLE OF CONTENTS: ★ Pronunciation Guide ★ Midas & the Golden Touch One page summary of myth Readers’ Script – 5 pages Character Profile page Name cards (7+ speaking parts include: King Midas, Satyr, Dionysus, Princess, Narrator #1, Narrator #2, Crowd… crowd one line can be as many or as few readers as you need it to be) ★ Perseus and Medusa One page summary of myth Readers’ Script – 5 pages Character Profile page Name cards (7 speaking parts include: Perseus, Danae, King, Athena, Hermes, Narrator #1, Narrator #2) ★ Persephone and Hades One page summary of myth Readers’ Script – 4 pages Character Profile page Name cards (6 speaking parts include: Hades, Persephone, Demeter, Zeus, Hermes, Narrator) ★ The Trojan Horse One page summary of myth Readers’ Script – 4 pages Character Profile page Name cards (6 speaking parts include: Prince Paris, Helen of Troy, King of Sparta, Odysseus, Narrator #1, Narrator #2) Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Greek Mythology Bundle
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Greek Mythology Bundle

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This bundle combines three popular Greek Mythology resources to save you money! Here you will find Greek Mythology readers’ theater plays, kid friendly myths & activities as well as many printables that are perfect for use at a literacy center. INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE: ✷ Greek Mythology Stories plus Activities This resource includes 8 myths written in a kid friendly format, a bingo review game and worksheets including those for allusions, writing your own myth, character map and more. ✷ Greek Mythology Printables This resource includes Greek Mythology themed stationery, writing prompt cards, bookmarks, myth map graphic organizer and a writing center game. ✷ Greek Mythology Readers’ Theater This resource includes four readers’ theater scripts (each containing 6-7 parts) plus character profile worksheets and name cards. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
NonFiction Text Structure Sort
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NonFiction Text Structure Sort

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Non-fiction sort board, cards and recording sheet. This sort activity is intended for use at a literacy center. How does this work? The student places the six category cards on the marked spots. Next, they place the appropriate definition cards under the category cards. Then they sort the 18 numbered cards placing them under the appropriate category. Last, students complete a recording sheet indicating the structures and signal words found. The Nonfiction Structures included are: ✔ Cause and Effect ✔ Problem and Solution ✔ Question and Answer ✔ Compare and Contrast ✔ Description ✔ Sequence Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Writing Fractured Fairy Tales (LapBook & Planning Sheets)
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Writing Fractured Fairy Tales (LapBook & Planning Sheets)

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Fractured fairy tales take the traditional fairy tales that you know and change them. Elements such as the characters, setting, point of view or plot might be changed. What is included in this resource? Graphic Organizers: * Prewriting brainstorming (2 worksheets) * Planning Story Elements * Planning Story Sequence * Comparing Stories *** An informational sheet about fractured fairy tales is also included. Mini-LapBook: Students will select a traditional fairy tale and write a new fractured version of the story they have selected. The new fractured tale along with character portraits describing the hero(ine) and villain are incorporated into a castle LapBook-Mini. All student printables are in b/w. No color ink needed. Kids add the color. Each lap book is made with half a file folder. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
QR Codes: Math Word Problem Task Cards
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QR Codes: Math Word Problem Task Cards

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QR codes make task cards more engaging by integrating technology into your lesson! This QR code resource is perfect for work at a math center. Students can work individually scanning the codes and practicing their word problem solving skills. Each task card is labeled with a number, 1 – 48. Cards # 1 - 12 Addition Task Cards (RED) Cards # 13 – 24 Subtraction Task Cards (BLUE) Cards # 25 – 36 Multiplication Task Cards (GREEN) Cards # 37 – 48 Division Task Cards (YELLOW) There are 12 task cards with word problems for each of the four math skills listed above. The first six cards are easier, the last six cards are more challenging. (Click the preview above for more details.) For example, the addition cards numbered 1 – 6 involve adding a series of one and two digit numbers. The addition cards numbered 7 – 12 involve adding three and four digit numbers. You can remove cards to differentiate based on your students’ abilities. A recording sheet is included. Students have room to show their work for each word problem and record their final answer. Then they scan the QR code to see if they are correct. You will need a QR code reader to make the most of this resource. There are many FREE apps available for Apple and Android devices. You do NOT need Internet access to get the answers. The answers are embedded in the codes and will be displayed by your QR code reading device. An answer sheet has also been included. So, if you do not have access to QR code reading devices, the kids can still use the task cards and refer to the answer sheet. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {Summer}
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Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {Summer}

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Prove your answers! Active reading strategy with informational text passages. Students will love being Text Detectives! Ten original nonfiction text passages with the 5W questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. These worksheets provide plenty of room for students to write out their answers in complete sentences. The Summer Text Evidence edition features these 10 reading passages: * Magnificent Manatees * Cool & Colorful Chameleons * Tropical Rainforests * A Different Kind of Nest (Orioles) * The Bald Eagle * The Liberty Bell * People from History: Thomas Jefferson * People from History: Amelia Earhart * Venus Flytrap * Egyptian Pyramids FUN FEATURE! Detective Badges: The interior of the foldable badge shows the passage titles on the left side. Students indicate that they did find the proof by placing a checkmark in the box to the right of each passage title for this month that they successfully complete. Run a string through the holes as indicated so that students can wear their detective badges around their necks with pride. The printable badges are in b/w. Students add color. This resource also includes bulletin board printables. Those are one crayon box that reads “We can find the proof!” and each of the individual who/what/when/where/why color crayons as well as an extra white blank crayon. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
FREE Non-Fiction Reading Passage Text Evidence
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FREE Non-Fiction Reading Passage Text Evidence

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Prove your answers! An active reading resource. Students will love being Text Detectives! FREE nonfiction text passage with (5W) who/what/when/where/why questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. Students have room to write their answers out as complete sentences. This free passage, Helpful Honeybees, is from the April Edition. ****************************************************************** The complete April Edition features topics including April Fool’s Day, The Titanic, Recycling, and more earth friendly environmental passages. It also includes bulletin board printables and detective badges. The April Text Evidence edition features these 10 non-fiction passages: * About April Fool’s Day * Ready, Set, Recycle! * Water, Water, Wonderful Water! * Exploring the Everglades * Finding Fossils * The Sinking of the Titanic * The Jefferson Memorial * The Smithsonian Institution * Helpful Honeybees * Shooting Stars ****************************************************************** Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Idiom of the Week (posters & booklet)
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Idiom of the Week (posters & booklet)

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Figurative language can be tough for students to understand. This idioms poster set with student booklet makes learning idioms easy and fun! **What resources are included? ★ Poster Set** Includes an Idiom of the Week title poster (plus an alternate Idiom of the Day poster for those who would like to move at a faster pace), 36 Idiom picture posters showing the literal meanings and 36 definition & example posters. ★ Student Idiom Booklet The booklet coordinates with the 36 idioms presented in the poster set. Students write in the meaning, an example sentence and illustrate their example sentence. Booklets are in black & white. Students add color. Which idioms are covered? → Two heads are better than one → Two peas in a pod → Apple of my eye → Break a leg → Butterflies in my stomach → Can of worms → Class clown → Cold feet → Cold shoulder → Costs an arm and a leg → Couch potato → Cry over spilled milk → Drop in the bucket → At the end of my rope → Fish out of water → Frog in my throat → Head in the clouds → Hold your horses → I’m all ears → In the same boat → Joined at the hip → Kill two birds with one stone → Let the cat out of the bag → Needle in a haystack → Off the hook → On cloud nine → Over the moon → Piece of cake → Raining cats and dogs → Sick as a dog → Time flies → Walking on eggshells → When pigs fly → Zip your lips → Think outside the box → Out of left field (File: 91 total pages) Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {September}
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Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {September}

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Prove your answers! Active reading strategy with informational text passages. Students will love being Text Detectives! Ten original nonfiction text passages with the 5W questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. These worksheets provide plenty of room for students to write out their answers in complete sentences. The September Text Evidence edition features these 10 reading passages: * The Statue of Liberty * The U.S. Constitution * Johnny Appleseed * Hurricanes * A Giant Planet: Jupiter * World Ozone Day * Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Ellen Ochoa * Vicious Velociraptors * Great White Sharks * Precious Pearls FUN FEATURE! Detective Badges: The interior of the foldable badge shows the passage titles on the left side. Students indicate that they did find the proof by placing a checkmark in the box to the right of each passage title for this month that they successfully complete. Run a string through the holes as indicated so that students can wear their detective badges around their necks with pride. The printable badges are in b/w. Students add color. This resource also includes bulletin board printables. Those are one crayon box that reads “We can find the proof!” and each of the individual who/what/when/where/why color crayons as well as an extra white blank crayon. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {October}
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Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {October}

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Prove your answers! Active reading strategy with informational text passages. Students will love being Text Detectives! Ten original nonfiction text passages with the 5W questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. These worksheets provide plenty of room for students to write out their answers in complete sentences. The October Text Evidence edition features these 10 reading passages: * Spotlight on Mahatma Gandhi * National Fire Prevention Week * Columbus Day * Star Spangled Banner * Living in Space * Super Sniffers! Search and Rescue Dogs * Learning about Tsunamis * Bones, Bones, Bones! * Batty for Bats * Snacking on bugs? FUN FEATURE! Detective Badges: The interior of the foldable badge shows the passage titles on the left side. Students indicate that they did find the proof by placing a checkmark in the box to the right of each passage title for this month that they successfully complete. Run a string through the holes as indicated so that students can wear their detective badges around their necks with pride. The printable badges are in b/w. Students add color. This resource also includes bulletin board printables. Those are one crayon box that reads “We can find the proof!” and each of the individual who/what/when/where/why color crayons as well as an extra white blank crayon. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Book Report LapBook
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Book Report LapBook

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This pencil shaped lapbook works with any fiction book! Prepare to be amazed with how engaged your students become. What are lapbooks? A lapbook is a file folder that is refolded a certain way. Inside, learners glue in notes or foldables on a particular topic. What is included in this book report lapbook? • Pencil printables • Who am I expandable • Character portraits (matchbook foldable) • My Rating writing prompt • Vocabulary mini folders • Graphic Organizer: Summarize the Story • Write a new ending • Organizing the Story pencil expandable • Elements of Fiction Card Holder with cards (plot, setting, theme, conflict) What are benefits of lapbooks? • Motivation for reluctant learners • Easily stored projects • Creative outlet • High subject matter retention • Review tool for students • Alternate assessment tool for teachers Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Underground Railroad Lapbook
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Underground Railroad Lapbook

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This Underground Railroad lapbook contains many interactive foldable items sure to keep your students' interest. An introductory PowerPoint presentation is also included. WHAT DOES THIS RESOURCE INCLUDE? 1. Underground Railroad LapBook As a great activity to be incorporated into your Black History Month studies, US History 1800s unit, or the Civil War, this lapbook includes directions, examples and several printables such as: * Freedom quilts (quilt examples plus quilting folklore) * Biographies of key people (Harriet Tubman, William Still, John Parker, Frederick Douglass) * Mini foldable vocab folders * Map coloring activity * Who am I - expandable * Freedom Acrostic Poem 2. Worksheet about secret code words used on the underground railroad. 3. Introductory PowerPoint Presentation This PowerPoint will help you to introduce the Underground Railroad to your students to get them excited about studying this topic. The presentation also includes an embedded 5 minute educational Underground Railroad video. Since it is embedded you do not need Internet access to view it. (This zipped resource contains one 17 page PDF document and one 8 slide PowerPoint.) What are lapbooks? A lapbook is a file folder that is refolded a certain way. Inside, learners glue in notes or foldables on a particular topic. What are benefits of lapbooks? • Motivation for reluctant learners • Easily stored projects • Creative outlet • High subject matter retention • Review tool for students • Alternate assessment tool for teachers Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Newsletter Template (Editable)
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Newsletter Template (Editable)

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Themed newsletter templates for back to school and all year long! What is included in this product? ♦ 12 monthly newsletter templates ♦ Plus, an optional 2nd page to make your newsletter double sided. → This is a zipped file that contains TWO FILE OPTIONS: WORD & POWERPOINT Monthly Themes: ★ January – Winter ★ February – Valentine’s Day / Presidential ★ March – St. Patrick’s Day ★ April – Earth Day ★ May – Spring Flowers ★ June – Summer Beach ★ July – Summer Red/white/blue ★ August – School House ★ September – School Bus ★ October – Halloween (Alternate books/fall October theme included too) ★ November – Thanksgiving ★ December - Snow/Reindeer Type in your content! Each monthly template includes editable text boxes for you to type your content directly onto the page prior to printing. Simply click in each box and type. (Note: The text boxes for content are editable. The graphics and monthly headers are not editable.) Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {January}
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Non-Fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {January}

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Prove your answers! Active reading strategy with informational text passages. Students will love being Text Detectives! Ten original nonfiction text passages with the 5W questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. These worksheets provide plenty of room for students to write out their answers in complete sentences. The January Text Evidence edition features these 10 reading passages: * Journey Through Ellis Island * People from History: Martin Luther King, Jr. * The Golden Gate Bridge * The Grand Canyon * All About Avalanches * Trapped in Ice! * The Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes * Glow in the Dark Bugs * Beluga Whales in the Arctic * The Mighty Megalodon FUN FEATURE! Detective Badges: The interior of the foldable badge shows the passage titles on the left side. Students indicate that they did find the proof by placing a checkmark in the box to the right of each passage title for this month that they successfully complete. Run a string through the holes as indicated so that students can wear their detective badges around their necks with pride. The printable badges are in b/w. Students add color. This resource also includes bulletin board printables. Those are one crayon box that reads “We can find the proof!” and each of the individual who/what/when/where/why color crayons as well as an extra white blank crayon. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Non-fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {February}
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Non-fiction Reading Passages Text Evidence {February}

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Prove your answers! Active reading strategy with informational text passages. Students will love being Text Detectives! Ten original nonfiction text passages with the 5W questions. To prove basic comprehension skills, students read a short passage then underline where they found their answers using color crayons as indicated. These worksheets provide plenty of room for students to write out their answers in complete sentences. This Text Evidence edition includes these 10 non-fiction passages: * Secret Codes of the Underground Railroad * People from History: Harriet Tubman * People from History: Jackie Robinson * People from History: Rosa Parks * The Legend of the Groundhog * History of the Olympic Games * The Story of Saint Valentine * An American Symbol: Mount Rushmore * The Washington Monument * The Lincoln Memorial FUN FEATURE! Detective Badges: The interior of the foldable badge shows the passage titles on the left side. Students indicate that they did find the proof by placing a checkmark in the box to the right of each passage title for this month that they successfully complete. Run a string through the holes as indicated so that students can wear their detective badges around their necks with pride. The printable badges are in b/w. Students add color. This resource also includes bulletin board printables. Those are one crayon box that reads “We can find the proof!” and each of the individual who/what/when/where/why color crayons as well as an extra white blank crayon. Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Country Report (editable)
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Country Report (editable)

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Country research report project template! This resource includes everything you will need to seamlessly implement a country report project in your classroom. The template will work with any country that a student is researching. In addition to the template pages, you will receive EDITABLE instruction pages and rubrics for the written report as well as an oral presentation to customize as you see fit. **This is a zipped file which includes: ★ COUNTRY REPORT (PDF):** This includes helpful teacher notes to get you started plus four pages of detailed instructions to send home for students and parents to read. The report template includes: ✔ Report Cover Page ✔ Table of Contents ✔ Country Snapshot ✔ Lined Stationery with headers for 9 narrative sections [Early History, Historical Figures, The People Today, Government, About the Land, Economy, Tourism, Culture, Current Events] ✔ Graphic Organizers [Timeline, Country Map, Country Symbols, Venn Compare & Contrast] ✔ Bibliography page ★ EDITABLE REPORT PAGES (PPT): Select pages from the Country Report file are also included in an editable PowerPoint file. This will allow you to customize certain pages if needed. The pages included in the editable file are as follows: ✔ Four pages of instructions ✔ Rubrics (2 pages for written report and 1 page for oral presentation) ✔ Report Table of Contents Enjoy! ~ SunnyDaze on TPT
Free Fairy Tale Writing Papers
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Free Fairy Tale Writing Papers

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Ten free fairy tale themed stationery to liven up your creative writing assignments! Great for use when writing fractured fairy tales or just to add a splash of color and cuteness to your stash of writing center stationery. This free resource includes a PDF containing ten medium lined writing papers, ready to print. Love fairy tales? Be sure to check out this Fractured Fairy Tale Mini-Lapbook. It is sure to be a hit with your creative writers. Enjoy! SunnyDaze on TPT