A  Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

A Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

Rigour can be fun! These challenging games are a great fun way to engage the students in really looking into the concept of cause and effect within the text. It requires them to identify the cause and the effect of up to four similar texts and to order them according to the sequence of events based upon the cause and the effect of all four. The cards are numbered to show sequencing but the text is not always obvious, with varying subjects, thus requiring the children to focus on the possible causes and effects of the previous cards. It can be used within small guided reading groups or as part of literacy centres. There are 3 different ways to play with these cards. The cards are differentiated to effectively reach all reading levels within 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Included: Instruction cards for both levels of games 3 different games in each packet. Recording sheets 40 cards with higher level text 24 cards with lower level text If you enjoyed this product, you may also like more CCSS ELA aligned products; The Best Game of Guess the Character Traits, The Best Game of Problem and Solution, Reading Comprehension Concepts worksheets and many more literacy activities in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun way to get critical thinking and speaking and listening skills actively. going in math. Number Sense ,Place Value and Operations is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a rigorous way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of place value, prime numbers, multiples and factors using the academic language. Use it as a skills review any time of the year. These printable cards are just one of my circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This activity was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands and our CCSS Math standards. It can be used with 4th grade too. Each child has a number card depending on the skills that you are working on and the level that the child is within math. So easy to differentiate. They then have to listen to the inquiry cards, analyse the numbers and try to solve the problems. For example: What is the odd number out? 2, 7, 13 or 9? Or, create an equation using multiplication and division only to create an answer of 123. This is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation as the children communicate their thoughts and share their solutions; learning that there is more than one solution for many problems within math. There are 20 inquiry cards within this packet, a conversation bingo card, scratch paper and an instruction card. The cards can be used with 4th-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and think from. The concept of number talk circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Christmas Cause and Effect Activities for Reaading Comprehension

Christmas Cause and Effect Activities for Reaading Comprehension

These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effects Reading Comprehension Activities. With the fun theme of Christmas, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying causes and effects, together with creating their own possible causes for stated effects. So, two different reading comprehension games in one thematic packet! There are 28 matching cause and effect cards for reading and matching. These are color-­coded to show differentiation in the text. The activity which involves identifying your own cause has 16 cards. I like to copy and laminate the cards so that the kids can write directly on the cards with dry erase felt markers over and over again. I have used this activity with 3rd and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts on this product so that I may constantly be improving my work for you. Happy, Happy Holidays!! Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Giant Christmas Bundle of Literacy Activities

A Giant Christmas Bundle of Literacy Activities

Christmas is almost here! This bundle contains 5 full resources of interactive and fun activities and crafts, all packaged into an 80 page printable packet, that will keep the kids engaged as they are learning. The bundle is suited for grades 3-5 and is simple to just print and go, colour or black and white. The holiday themed math and literacy activities can be used with whole class, small groups or centers. It is IB PYP and CCSS aligned. The activities cover creative and reflective writing skills, letter writing, critical thinking skills, grammar skills, multiplication skills, reading skills and a reflection of the IB Attitudes. With this bundle you save $6! Included : Christmas Cause and Effect Games for Reading Holiday Multiplication Facts and Matching Activity Santa Flip Flap book with IB Attitudes Craft Christmas Fun Build A Story Writing Activity Wrap Up Those Boring Words Synonyms Game and Craftivity Enjoy the lead up to the holidays and keep the kids engaged ! Check out my other winter holiday products here. Happy holidays to all! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Pilgrims in A Pickle! A Thanksgiving Reader's Theatre Activity with Props

Pilgrims in A Pickle! A Thanksgiving Reader's Theatre Activity with Props

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors this Thanksgiving with this fun script for reading and fluency. Complete with fun props, which are entirely optional, you could have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With hats, speech bubbles and puppets, let the children decide how to perform this Thanksgiving tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 12 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the history of the traditional American Thanksgiving story of pilgrims and Indians, this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom this Thanksgiving and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Happy Thanksgiving! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Developing Communicators -The Art of Conversation Task Cards Activity with IB PYP

Developing Communicators -The Art of Conversation Task Cards Activity with IB PYP

The art of conversation starts here! With fifty question cards this is a great tool for encouraging reflection, looking at growth mindset  and developing communication skills, all with the focus of the IB PYP Learner Profile and IB Attitudes.  Perfect for ALL grade levels and even home conversations with your own children. UK & USA spelling. Fantastic for morning meetings and end of the day reflections, the questions can be randomly selected by the kiddos or the teacher or used as a specific  focus for: Growth mindset IB PYP Leaner Profile traits IB Attitudes Reflection and goal setting You will find 50 question cards along with a Conversation Bingo chart (with sentence starters encouraging accountable talk, aligned with the key concepts) that is terrific for keeping in group table caddies to encourage and build communication skills. This product is easy to incorporate into any classroom at any time of the year. You can find many more engaging tools and tips in my store and on my blog. If you like this product, you may also be interested in my Developing Communication Skills task cards which focuses more on real life scenarios and problem solving, and how best to communicate ideas, feelings and manage conflict. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Christmas Sort n' Solve Activity  Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Christmas Sort n' Solve Activity Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Solving math word problems is more engaging when there is an interactive puzzle aspect. With this problem solving activity, the children have to identify the operation needed to solve the problem, categorise it according to multiplication or division and then solve and explain their answers. There are 24 differentiated word problems ( cards 1-6 are easier than 19-24) focusing on multiplication & division skills ideally suited for higher level 3rd, as well as 4th and 5th grades, with multi-step problems also. The problems require the children to solve the equations mathematically but also to be able to explain their answer, and so insists that there must be the ability to verbalise the concepts involved. This is a great way to have the children reflect upon their own learning and understanding of the concepts taught within these math strands and standards. This 10 page packet can simply be printed and put to great use as a review, homework practice or laminated and used as math centres task cards. An answer sheet is provided. For guided groups, I like to have the children cut and glue the photocopied sheet into their notebooks with space to really reflect upon their answers and write their explanation below the problem. If you like these holiday activities, you will find more Sort n’ Solve packets with a Thanksgiving and Winter theme in my store and on my blog. Happy Holidays! ~ Susan Powers wwwPYPteachingtools.com
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A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Exploring Explorers

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Exploring Explorers

Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! With over 100 pages filled with activities, this printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit filled with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and research based inquiries that cover the central idea of : Exploration from the past, present and future can change the way people live. The theme is Where We Are in Place and Time. Lines of inquiry: Compare the perspectives of the explorers and those conquered. Why were explorers interested in settling new territory? What developments from explorers brought about change in society over time? What should be the responsibilities of explorers and settlers? Within this complete unit of inquiry, you will find pre-assessments, provocations, formative assessment and a summative assessment, along with a final reflection for portfolios. I have included lesson suggestions for all of the activities, worksheets and interactive notebook tasks. Strands covered include: Math: angles, lines, rays and polygons, coordinates and 4 quadrant graphs, negative numbers STEM: observing sailing vessels, design and build. Non fiction literacy: skills compare & contrast, cause and effect, expository writing; biographies Descriptive writing: planners and figurative language, creative writing leads Personal Narrative writing: letters/journals Geography: continents, oceans and compass points History: articles for reading and independent research Art and craft activities The explorers include: Christopher Columbus, Lief Eriksson, Cortez, Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Magellan, Roald Amunsden, James Cook, Captain Scott, Tom Crean and more. If you like this, you may be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my stores which include Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Rainforests, Animal Adaptations, Poetry, Media Impact, Extreme Weather and many more. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Sort n' Solve Thanksgiving Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Sort n' Solve Thanksgiving Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Solving math word problems is more engaging when there is an interactive puzzle aspect. With this two-in-one, problem solving activity, the children have to identify the operation needed to solve the problem, categorise it according to multiplication or division and then solve and explain their answers. There are 24 differentiated word problems ( cards 1-6 are easier than 19-24) focusing on multiplication & division skills ideally suited for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, with multi-step problems also. The problems require the children to solve the equations mathematically but also to be able to explain their answer and show their thinking. This is a great way to have the children reflect upon their own learning and understanding of the concepts taught within these math strands and standards. This packet can simply be printed and put to great use as a review, homework practice or laminated and used as math centres task cards. An answer sheet is provided. For guided groups, I like to have the children cut and glue the photocopied sheet into their notebooks with space to really reflect upon their answers and write their explanation below the problem. If you like these holiday activities, you will find more Sort n’ Solve packets with a Christmas and Winter theme for all four operations, in my store and on my blog, Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Susan Powers wwwPYPteachingtools.com
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Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Literacy Task Cards Activities

Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Literacy Task Cards Activities

These reading comprehension task cards are based on my best selling cause and effect card games. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on identifying the cause and effect of each scenario, create their own cause for specific effects and all while learning about the history and traditions of Thanksgiving. There are 20 cause and effect cards for reading and matching. These are color coded for easy differentiation. Perfect for 3rd-5th grade. Copy and laminate to use year after year. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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An Inquiry Based Maths Project Design A Haunted House: Data Analysis, Measure, Geometry

An Inquiry Based Maths Project Design A Haunted House: Data Analysis, Measure, Geometry

Inquiry based math offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of data analysis ( data is provided) ,volume, fractions, area, geometry, place value and operations., as they plan and build a haunted house using 3d shapes. Research will be necessary as the children have to know the country and culture of where their haunted house will be situated .( in theme parks around the world) This week long , authentic learning activity is great to use any time of the year but particularly fun around Halloween! USA & UK spelling included. I designed this as a part of our complete IB PYP unit of inquiry of How We Express Ourselves, looking into multi-cultural awareness around the world. It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found and reasoning as to their plan and design of their team’s Haunted House. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work, helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task A cards are more challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included. It can be created as a booklet or in a binder., with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs and class attainment goals. This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go, perfect for Halloween or all year round. I designed it for my IB PYP 5th grade class. It can be used 4th – 6th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phase 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade: Number sense and base ten operations Fractions: identifying and simplifying Measure: using measuring tools , area and volume ( surface area) Geometry: identifying and classifying polygons and polyhedrons Place value: identifying standard form to the millions, rounding, ordering Data analysis – graphing ,analysing, ordering data Make math fun, engaging an authentic! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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Thanksgiving Multiplication Word Problems

Thanksgiving Multiplication Word Problems

Solving math word problems is more fun when there is a relevant theme, and these are timed for Thanksgiving. There are 20 word problems, predominantly focusing on multiplication skills with 1 digit x 1 digit, 2 x 1 digit and 2 x 2 digits. There is some addition included with critical thinking scenarios also. There are also blank task cards, where the children are asked to create their own word problem, solve it and then pass it on to someone else to find the answer. The problems require the children to solve the equations mathematically but also to be able to explain their answer, and so insists that there must be the ability to verbalise the concepts involved. This is a great way to have the children reflect upon their own learning and understanding of the concepts taught within these math strands and standards. This 10 page packet can simply be printed and put to great use as a review, homework practice or laminated and used as math centres task cards. An answer sheet is provided. For guided groups, I like to have the children glue the photocopied sheet into their notebooks with space to really reflect upon their answers and write their explanation below the problem. If you like these holiday activities, you will find many more holiday ideas for math and literacy on my blog. www.PYPtechingtools.com Happy Thanksgiving! Susan Powers
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A Thanksgiving Problem and Solution Reading Activity

A Thanksgiving Problem and Solution Reading Activity

Make literacy fun and engaging and seasonal! Three different reading comprehension activities in this printable, thematic reading comprehension packet are based on my best selling  Cause and Effect activities. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying problem and solution/cause and effect, together with creating their own possible solutions for already stated problems. Included: 24 problem and solution cards for two different identification games. The activity which involves the children creating their own solution to the problems stated has 20 cards with 10 problems. I like to copy them, laminate them and that way the children can write directly on the cards with dry erase pens. I have used this activity with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards for reading for information for 4th and 5th grades and 3rd grades cause and effect. If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Thanksgiving Cause and Effect, The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Thanksgiving Inquiry Based Math Project Measure, Fractions & Data

A Thanksgiving Inquiry Based Math Project Measure, Fractions & Data

Inquiry based math offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of measure and scale, area, fractions, ratio tables and word problems with the four operations as they explore the journey made by the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower ship. Text is included with data that the children will have to identify in order to solve the problems. They will plan the journey across the Atlantic with measure and scale, they will be required to calculate the amount of food and water rations. Research will be necessary as the children have to know parts of the ship, countries , continents and oceans. Once the Pilgrims reach America, the students will design the village and plan the amount of food necessary to cater for the first Thanksgiving Feast. It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found and reasoning as to their plan and design of their team’s route , their designed village and their ideas for the feast. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work, helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task B cards are less challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included. It can be created as a booklet or in a binder., with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs. I prefer to have the children work on the pages individually before they compare their designs and work together as a small group to collaboratively create the map, their group plan of the village and planning the Thanksgiving Feast. This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go, perfect for Thanksgiving or all year round. I designed it for my IB PYP 5th grade class. It can be used 4th – 6th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phase 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade: •Number sense and base ten operations •Fractions: adding, subtracting and simplifying •Measure: using measuring tools , area and scale •Geometry: identifying polygons and angles •Data analysis Make math fun, engaging an authentic! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Reading Activity

A Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Reading Activity

These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effect Game. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying causes and effects, together with creating their own possible effects for already stated causes. So, three different reading comprehension games in one thematic packet! There are 20 cause and effect cards for reading and matching. These are colour-­coded to show differentiation in the text. The activity which involves creating your own effect has 24 cards. I like to copy and laminate the cards so that the kids can write directly on the cards with dry erase felt markers over and over again. I have used this activity with 3rd and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards and IB PYP phase 3. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts on this product so that I may constantly be improving my work for you. Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Thanksgiving Guess the Characters Traits Game

A Thanksgiving Guess the Characters Traits Game

These printable, reading comprehension activities have the fun theme of Thanksgiving where the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying character traits, together with creating their own possible traits for the subject of a scenario. So, two different reading comprehension games in one thematic packet! There are 32 matching character traits cards for reading and matching. These are color-­‐coded to show differentiation in the text. The activity which involves identifying your own trait has 16 cards. I like to copy and laminate the cards so that the kids can write directly on the cards with dry erase felt markers over and over again. I have used this activity with 3rd and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards.  Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy! ~ Susan
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A Halloween Drama Circle Activity

A Halloween Drama Circle Activity

Drama and Halloween! It brings out the risk-taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans-disciplinary skills of cooperation, social, communication and thinking to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. The language within this activity focuses on the IB attitudes and the Learner Profile traits, thus reinforcing the children’s knowledge and understanding of the IB’s academic vocabulary. It is great for literacy centers activties as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. The theme is around a few of the world traditions surrounding Halloween, with humour added. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for the actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thiking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 25 cards within this packet, an instruction card and title card for your centers if you wish. I have also included additional blank cards for your own use. The drama cards can be used for 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several task cards to read and act from. The concept of drama circles I a great ice-breaking activity or a fun review of the IB language. It works well as a refresher of the trans-disciplinary skills prior to the Exhibition also. You can find more ideas and freebies for the IB PYP on my blog at www.PYPteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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A Ghoulish Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension Halloween Activity

A Ghoulish Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension Halloween Activity

A fun and ghoulish printable packet with two games in one and interactive notebook activities. These CCSS ELA aligned activities all work on the skill of identifying cause and effect within text. Suitable for 2nd – 5th grade, the cards are differentiated to allow you to accommodate your class needs. The interactive notebook activities increase the rigor when the children have to create their own cause for a stated effect and their own effects for specified causes. Making literacy fun, these can be a great addition to your centers or guided reading groups. Perfectly timed for Halloween but fabulous year round too! Included in this printable packet: •28 cause and effect cards, differentiated. ( green is more challenging text) •Student instruction cards. •Recording sheet •2 additional Interactive notebook activities •Games include: Memory matching and Classifying and Categorising Happy Halloween! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury the boring words and put them to rest! This is a fun printable packet that includes engaging games and craftivities to build upon the skills of improving vocabulary and identifying synonyms. The crafts are easy to print, complete and glue together. They can be used at anytime but are perfectly suited for around Halloween with the graveyard and spider web theme. The card game can be played as a Memory type of game or as matching game of snap. The vocabulary is suited to 2nd grade and up. These activities are a fun addition to literacy centres, guided reading or in pairs. Help to increase your students vocabulary and encourage them to use more interesting words and bury the overused words, once and for all. Included: 2 different synonyms craftivities- a graveyard and a spider web. 32 cards with synonyms Teachers instructions Card game instructions. If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

With a Mad Libs style, this card game is such a fun way to engage kids as they learn to build sophisticated sentences and move away from the ordinary. With vivid verbs to add to Halloween themed subjects and prepositional phrases, they can create a myriad of mix and match. The rigour is increased with the task of identifying their subject and predicate within their created sentences, together with ensuring that the subject and verb matches. Have fun this Halloween season or any season with this hysterical activity perfect for literacy centres, guided reading and independent work. Great fun for 3rd-5th grades. Included in this printable packet: •16 subject/noun cards •16 adverb cards •24 verbs/action cards •20 prepositional phrases •Recording sheets •Gravestone shaped recording sheets for synonyms •Instructions for creating the gravestone craftivity If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Halloween Creative Writing  Build A Spooky Story Activities

Halloween Creative Writing Build A Spooky Story Activities

This is a fun, reproducible 24 page literacy packet of games and activities for developing reading comprehension skills and creative writing skills. The whole thing is around the fun and spooky theme of Halloween. Kids LOVE this! I have targeted the language and the CCSS ELA for 4th and 5th grades. It can of course be used for 3rd and 6th as you see fit. The Best Game of Guess the Halloween Character Traits is a variation on one of my best selling reading comprehension games. It is 3 games in one set of 28 playing cards. Perfect for differentiating for all students needs. Building A Spooky Halloween Story is another card game where the possibilities for the creative writing could be endless! The children love to pick the cards randomly, selecting their setting, character and conflict and building the rest of their story from their imaginanation. There are 8 cards to choose from for each area: character, setting, conflict and character’s wants. Happy Halloween! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Big,Spooky Bundle of Halloween Literacy Activities and Craftivity

A Big,Spooky Bundle of Halloween Literacy Activities and Craftivity

This big bundle of fun and funny Halloween themed literacy activities is perfect for guided reading, writing and centers. You will find three packets with over 5 activities geared towards reading comprehension, sentence building, fluency, grammar and vocabulary skills. With a Mad Libs style, this card game is such a fun way to engage kids as they learn to build sophisticated sentences and move away from the ordinary. With vivid verbs to add to Halloween themed subjects and prepositional phrases, they can create a myriad of mix and match. The rigour is increased with the task of identifying their subject and predicate within their created sentences, together with ensuring that the subject and verb matches. Have fun this Halloween season or any season with this hysterical activity perfect for literacy centres, guided reading and independent work. Great fun for 3rd-5th grades. Included in this printable packet: •16 subject/noun cards •16 adverb cards •24 verbs/action cards •20 prepositional phrases •Recording sheets •Gravestone shaped recording sheets for synonyms •Instructions for creating the gravestone craftivity A fun and ghoulish printable packet with two games in one and interactive notebook activities. These CCSS ELA aligned activities all work on the skill of identifying cause and effect within text. Suitable for 2nd – 5th grade, the cards are differentiated to allow you to accommodate your class needs. The interactive notebook activities increase the rigor when the children have to create their own cause for a stated effect and their own effects for specified causes. Making literacy fun, these can be a great addition to your centers or guided reading groups. Perfectly timed for Halloween but fabulous year round too! Included in this printable packet: •28 cause and effect cards, differentiated. ( green is more challenging text) •Student instruction cards. •Recording sheet •2 additional Interactive notebook activities •Games include: Memory matching and Classifying and Categorising Halloween literacy kit: This is a fun, reproducible 24 page literacy packet of games and activities for developing reading comprehension skills and creative writing skills. Kids LOVE this! I have targeted the language and the CCSS ELA for 4th and 5th grades. It can of course be used for 3rd and 6th as you see fit. The Best Game of Guess the Halloween Character Traits is a variation on one of my best selling reading comprehension games. It is 3 games in one set of 28 playing cards.Perfect for differentiating for all students needs. Building A Spooky Halloween Story is another card game where the possibilities for creative writing could be endless! The children love to pick the cards randomly, selecting their setting,character and conflict and building the rest of their story from their imagination. There are 8 cards to choose from for each area: character, setting, conflict and character’s wants. All of this is one big easy bundle where you SAVE! Happy Halloween! Susan Powers
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Developing Thinking Skills Task Cards for the IB PYP

Developing Thinking Skills Task Cards for the IB PYP

Thinking skills combined with reading, speaking, listening and drama! These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the Thinking skills developed within the IB PYP’S Transdisciplinary Skills or Approaches to Learning as they are now known. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various scenarios that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on situations that require analysing, synthesising, categorising and evaluating, present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these thinking skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. The orange cards are more challenging text. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Teacher led – read aloud a card to a small group and have them interact with each other to solve the problem or scenario. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find 32 task cards ready to print and go. I also have similar sets for all of the skills: Research, Self Management, Social and Communication. You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. You may like my posters explaining the Approaches to Learning Skills . There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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