FREE Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards

FREE Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards

These FREE Create – Think – Solve Creative Thinking Task Cards were designed to provide many opportunities for creative thinking in your classroom! By working to solve the problem in each scenario, students are challenged to use ‘out of the box’ and imaginative ideas to communicate their solution to others. Use as a Creative Thinking Whole Class exercise, for Daily Writing Prompts, Explanation Writing, Impromptu Speeches, Class Debates – the possibilities are endless! Check out this video for a demonstration of how this product works! - http://bit.ly/2emL76T How could a watch, an umbrella and a wheelbarrow help rescue a cat stuck in a tree? How could a basketball, a broom and a garden gnome help set a trap to catch a burglar? Use our Create - Think - Solve Creative Thinking Prompt Cards to find out the answer (or should we say MANY possible creative answers!) Creative thinking is important! Creative thinking involves the use of the imagination, communication skills, problem solving, mathematics, scientific thinking, and interpreting information. Open-ended scenarios are a great way to get children's creative juices flowing. Choices, comparisons, entertaining new ideas, and formulating personal responses to these problems are all-important ingredients in creative thinking. In this FREEBIE you will receive: 1. 18 household item cards. 2. Six scenario cards with creative problem solving scenarios. 3. Two Tips For Use pages with explanations of how you can use this resource in your classroom!
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Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary NZ

Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary NZ

This resource covers the integral surface and deep feature writing skills of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary! It contains a full year of activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system. The Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack content is closely tied to the New Zealand Curriculum and will help to prepare your students to meet the requirements of the NZ Writing Standards and Literacy Progressions for Year 5 and 6. **This product features NZ spelling and paper sizes** Check out this video to learn more about the product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nllGXF3V0f8 Skills are introduced clearly and then revisited so your students can learn, practice and excel! ************************************************************************** In our Super Skills Literacy Pack you will receive: • 40 activity sheets (in both colour and black and white versions) featuring writing, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary activities (one for each week of the school year. • Answer sheets for each activity sheet • A comprehensive teacher information pack explaining the purpose of the product, its suggested use and the literacy skill definitions and rules. • A pre-test, with answers, to find out what your students already know. • FOUR end-of-term assessments, designed to be used after each set of ten activity sheets (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40. • Four definition and rule mini-posters for your students to refer to while using this product, and in their general writing time. These come in both colour and black and white! Key features: o Introduces and revisits concepts. o Kid-friendly superhero theme throughout! o Assessments (and answers) provided! o Targeted at Year 5/6 but also covers the majority of Year 7/8 literacy progressions and has been trialled with success in an intermediate classroom. Literacy Skills featured: ** Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Verb Tenses, Adjectives, Proper nouns, Conjunctions, Contractions, Prepositions, Precise Verbs ** Simple Sentences, Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Sentence Openers, Sentence Punctuation ** Full stops, Capital Letters, Commas, Speech Marks, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, Apostrophes, Colons, Semi-Colons ** Synonyms, Antonyms, Similes, Metaphors, Thesaurus Skills, Alliteration, Personification, Hyperbole ** Consonants and Vowels, Plurals, Root Word, Prefixes, Suffixes, Silent Letters, Syllables, Commonly Misspelt Words ** PLUS 32 engaging writing prompts! Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for class
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Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Diwali Festival of Lights Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Embrace the multicultural classroom and improve reading comprehension with our Diwali: Festival of Lights themed differentiated close reading texts and activities. This pack includes four Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational non-fiction and narrative passages with six pages of unique and engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction and fiction passages and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). ***This resource is provided in both US and British English (NZ) paper size and spelling!*** In this pack you will receive: 1. Four texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - What is Diwali? - The Days of Diwali - The Story of Rama and Sita - Diwali Around the World 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities (24 activities in total) Each passage features different activities! - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze/Analyse - Evaluate - Create Reading Comprehension Strategies included: - Find Facts and Details - Make Inferences - Identify the main idea - Ask and Answer Questions - Vocabulary - Sequence - Summarize/Summarise - Synthesize - Compare and Contrast - Visualising/Visualizing - Make Predictions - Make Connections 3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Flow Chart - Venn Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 6. A BONUS powerpoint with 14 Diwali images to provide extra context for students. 6. Close Reading bookmarks ***When you download this resource, it comes in both US AND British English spellings and printing sizes.***
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Mini Literacy Skills Rule and Definition Posters

Mini Literacy Skills Rule and Definition Posters

Mini Rule and Definition posters help reinforce students' understanding of various literacy skills including punctuation, vocabulary, parts of speech, word work and sentence structure. These posters feature some KEY definitions and rules. These are designed to be glued inside the front cover of an exercise book, or to be laminated for quick access by your students. These posters come in both colour and black and white. ************************************************************************** In this set you will receive Four Mini Rule and Definition Posters: - Parts of Speech - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Word Work and Sentence Structure Terms of Use Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
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Super Literacy Skills Combo - Literacy Skills Activities and Poster Bundle

Super Literacy Skills Combo - Literacy Skills Activities and Poster Bundle

This combo features our Super Skills Activity Pack and our Literacy Skills Rules and Definitions Bundle. This combo covers the integral surface and deep feature writing skills of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary! It contains a full year of activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system AND features dynamic posters to highlight literacy definitions and engage your students! This combo features the following products: -Super Literacy Skills Activities - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary, Sentences -Parts of Speech Posters -Figurative Language Posters -Mini Literacy Skills Rule and Definition Posters The Super Literacy Skills Activity Combo content is closely tied to the New Zealand Curriculum and will help to prepare your students to meet the requirements of the NZ Writing Standards and Literacy Progressions for Year 5 and 6. Check out this video for a demonstration of how this product works! Skills are introduced clearly and then revisited so your students can learn, practice and excel! ************************************************************************** In our Super Skills Literacy Pack Combo you will receive: • 40 activity sheets (in both colour and black and white versions) featuring writing, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary activities (one for each week of the school year. • Answer sheets for each activity sheet • A comprehensive teacher information pack explaining the purpose of the product, its suggested use and the literacy skill definitions and rules. • A pre-test, with answers, to find out what your students already know. • FOUR end-of-term assessments, designed to be used after each set of ten activity sheets (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40. • Four definition and rule mini-posters for your students to refer to while using this product, and in their general writing time. These come in both colour and black and white! AND Parts of Speech Posters Noun Verb Adverb Adjective Conjunction Pronoun Preposition Figurative Language Posters Metaphor Simile Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Antonym Synonym Mini Rule and Definition Posters: - Parts of Speech - Vocabulary - Punctuation - Word Work and Sentence Structure Key features: o Introduces and revisits concepts. o Kid-friendly superhero theme throughout! o Assessments (and answers) provided! o Targeted at Year 5/6 but also covers the majority of Year 7/8 literacy progressions and has been trialled with success in an intermediate classroom. Literacy Skills featured: ** Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Verb Tenses, Adjectives, Proper nouns, Conjunctions, Contractions, Prepositions, Precise Verbs ** Simple Sentences, Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Sentence Openers, Sentence Punctuation ** Full stops, Capital Letters, Commas, Speech Marks, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, Apostrophes, Colons, Semi-Colons ** Synonyms, Antonyms, Similes, Metaphors, Thesaurus Skills, Alliteration, Personification, Hyperbole ** Consonants and Vowels, Plurals, Root Word, Prefixes, Suffixes, Silent Letters, Syllables, Commonly Misspelt Words ** PLUS 32 engaging writing prompts! Uses in your classroom: • Use as a follow-up activity after literacy skills teaching. ��� Use as an independent activity as part of a literacy rotation. • Use as a homework task. • Use as an early finisher activity. • Work through an activity sheet with a small group. Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
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117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten

117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten

This resource includes the 100 most frequently used te reo Māori words PLUS the days of the week and numbers to ten in a dynamic superhero-themed activity sheets (17 extra worksheets). Use this as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, for homework, or as an addition to your writing program. A great bonus – NO PREP! Just PRINT and GO! Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. Each of the 117 activity sheet has eight activities: - Read It - Trace It - Write It - Fill In The Gaps - Find It - Colour It - Circle The Bombs - Unscramble It The te reo Māori headings for these activity sheets are also included: - Panuihia - Tāwhaia - Tuhia - Whakakīa i ngā wāhi wātea - Kimihia - Whakataea - Whakaporowhitatia i nga pōmu - Wetehia. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! In this resource you receive: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu 4. Information sheets with a pronunciation guide and links to Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I Te Reo Māori - Hura Auraki/Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Year 1-13 These activity sheets are included twice, with te reo Māori headings, and with English headings The paper size is A4.
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Te Reo Māori Sight Words BUNDLE

Te Reo Māori Sight Words BUNDLE

This bundle includes a range of fun superhero-themed resources to teach the 100 most frequently used te reo Māori words, the days of the week and numbers to ten. Your students will be engaged while completing the activity sheets, and playing Ngā nākahi me ngā arawhata (Snakes and Ladders), Bingo and BOOM! Use these activities as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, for homework, or as an addition to your writing program. A great bonus – NO PREP! Just PRINT and GO! In this bundle you receive: - 117 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Activity Sheets with Days of Week, Numbers to Ten - 67 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Flash Cards with Syllables, Days of Week, Numbers - Te Reo Māori Sight Words Snakes and Ladders Game - Te Reo Māori Sight Words BOOM Card Game Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! The words used within this bundle are: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu
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Thanksgiving Day Close Reading Passages with Higher Order Thinking Activities

Thanksgiving Day Close Reading Passages with Higher Order Thinking Activities

Ramp up your reading comprehension program with this Thanksgiving Day Reading Resource. It includes THREE differentiated Grade Four and Grade Five informational passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Great for your guided reading program. Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving Day and how Thanksgiving Day is celebrated today. ***This resource uses US spelling and paper sizes*** What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go differentiated Thanksgiving Day texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). In this pack you will receive: 1. Three texts - each with an extended and scaffold version: - The First Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Today - All About Turkeys 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze - Evaluate - Create Reading Comprehension Strategies included: - Find Facts and Details - Make Inferences - Make Predictions - Use Prior Knowledge - Identify the main idea - Ask and Answer Questions - Vocabulary - Sequence - Summarize - Synthesize 3. Two Graphic Organiser Examples - Information Web - Main Idea 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 6. Close Reading bookmarks.
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Under The Sea Reading, Writing, Creative Thinking Activity Pack - 15 Activities

Under The Sea Reading, Writing, Creative Thinking Activity Pack - 15 Activities

Dive into a sea and ocean, classroom unit, project or classroom décor theme with this Print and Go Activity Pack. The next time your class studies the beach, summer or sea life, this pack will save YOU time! Just choose which resources you would like to use and print them out! Perfect to use in the classroom, as an early finisher activity or for homework. ***When you download this resource, it comes with BOTH US and British spellings (e.g. color) and printing sizes.*** This resource features: 1. Word Scramble 2. Fact or Fiction 3. Word Find 4. Mix and Match 5. Snap Shot 6. Acrostic Poem 7. Crossword 8. Under The Sea Colouring/Coloring 1 9. Under The Sea Colouring/Coloring 2 10. Under The Sea Menu 11. Under The Sea Maze 12. Under The Sea Creative Thinking 1 13. Under The Sea Creative Thinking 2 14. Under The Sea Octopus Facts 15. Under The Sea Turtle Facts ***When you download this resource, it comes with BOTH US and British spellings (e.g. color) and printing sizes.***
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Te Reo Māori Colours Ngā Tae Multi-purpose Flash Cards

Te Reo Māori Colours Ngā Tae Multi-purpose Flash Cards

Teach Te Reo Māori Colours (Ngā Tae) in your classroom with these great multi-purpose flash cards. Print and laminate the labels and create a Word Wall. You could also print and laminate the pictures and use these as a visual cue. Use the labels to play card games such as Go Fish, Snap or Memory. Print and laminate the labels and attach to a ring to make a set of flash cards. These cards come in both English and Te Reo Māori. In this resource you receive: 1. Multi-purpose Flash Cards for the following colours: White, Red, Green, Black, Yellow, Brown, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Grey Each colour comes with FOUR flash cards: - English and Māori translation with picture - English word only - Māori word only - Picture 2. Four te reo Māori Question Cards - He aha te tae o tenei _____? What colour is this _____? Use these with any object to ask what colour it is? E.g. He aha te tae o tenei book? What colour is this book? 3. Eleven te reo Māori Answer Cards - These cards answer the question "What colour is this_____?" These cards are a great way to encourage the use of te reo Māori colours (ngā tae) in full te reo Māori sentences. The English translation is included on each card for scaffolding. 4. An A4 poster featuring all 11 colours with their te reo Māori label. 5. A te reo Māori pronunciation guide. Useful as part of your portfolio of evidence to meet the Education Council's Registered Teacher Criteria Sections 2, 3 and 10. Print and laminate for durability!
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Te Reo Māori Sight Words Snakes and Ladders Game

Te Reo Māori Sight Words Snakes and Ladders Game

This pack includes three Sight Word Snakes and Ladders Game Boards (ngā nākahi me ngā arawhata). These boards feature 117 te reo Māori high frequency sight words. Help your students build their sight word fluency while also engaging them in this fun game. Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. Both colour and black and white game boards are included. Your students can play this game for homework, during guided reading lessons, as a literacy circle activity or as an early finisher activity. In this resource you will receive: 1. Three Sight Word Snakes and Ladders Boards Red: Words 1-38 Yellow: Words 39-76 Blue: 76-100 + Numbers and Days of the Week 2. Superhero counters to laminate and cut out for use with the game. 3. Information sheets with a pronunciation guide and links to Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I Te Reo Māori - Hura Auraki/Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Year 1-13 The words included in this resource are: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu
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67 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Flash Cards with Syllables, Days of Week, Numbers

67 Te Reo Māori Sight Word Flash Cards with Syllables, Days of Week, Numbers

This pack features 82 flash cards to help teach your students te reo Māori. These include the Māori alphabet, te reo Māori syllables, numbers to ten and the days of the week, Use these flash cards as part of your Word Work Daily 5 activities, have the children use these with a partner, or send them home as a home-based task. You could also make two sets and play games such as Memory or Go Fish! Colour and black and white versions are included in this pack! Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! In this bundle you will get: 1. Flash cards for the te reo Māori alphabet: - a, e, h, i, k, m, n, ng, o, p, r, t, u, w, wh 2. Flash cards for the te reo Māori syllables: - ha, ka, ma, na, pa, ra, ta, wa, nga, wha - he, ke, me, ne, pe, ra, te, we, nge, whe - hi, ki, mi, ni, pi, ri, ti, wi, ngi, whi - ho, ko, mo, no, po, ro, to, wo, ngo, who - hu, ku, mu, nu, pu, ru, tu, wu, ngu, whu (pair this with the singing of the song “A ha ka ma na” - link provided within the resource) 3. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: - tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 4. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: - Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu 5. Information sheets with a pronunciation guide Directions for use: - Print the pages out, cut and laminate them for durability, and then cut out the finished product. Attach to a ring to flip through the flash cards quickly. - The paper size is A4.
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Under The Sea Close Reading Texts/Higher Order Thinking Activities US/NZ

Under The Sea Close Reading Texts/Higher Order Thinking Activities US/NZ

Improve reading comprehension in your classroom with our Ocean themed differentiated close reading passages and questions. This pack includes FIVE Grade Four and Grade Five (Year Five and Six) informational non-fiction passages with six pages of unique and engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking tasks. These activities are great for your guided reading program, or as homework tasks. Great for Shark Week! Learn more about great white sharks, dolphins, submarines, seafood and the lost city of Atlantis! This resource would also be suitable for Grade 6 (Year Seven and Eight learners) as the higher order thinking activities will keep them challenged and engaged! What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go non-fiction passages and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is full of exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyze, Evaluate, Create). In this pack you will receive: 1. Five texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - Great White Sharks - Submarines - All about Dolphins - The Lost City of Atlantis - Kaimoana/Seafood - A New Zealand Experience 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities Each passage features different activities! - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze/Analyse - Evaluate - Create Reading Comprehension Strategies included: - Find Facts and Details - Make Inferences - Identify the main idea - Ask and Answer Questions - Vocabulary - Sequence - Summarize/Summarise - Synthesise - Compare and Contrast - Visualising/Visualizing - Make Predictions - Make Connections 3. Three Graphic Organizer Examples - Information Web - Main Idea - Timeline 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 6. Close Reading bookmarks
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Thanksgiving Day Print and Go Activity Pack 15 Engaging ELA Resources

Thanksgiving Day Print and Go Activity Pack 15 Engaging ELA Resources

Let us save you time this Thanksgiving Day with our Thanksgiving Day Activity Pack. This Thanksgiving Day Activity Pack features 15 Print and Go Thanksgiving Day Themed Resources. Just choose which resources you would like to use and print them out! Perfect to use in the classroom, as an early finisher activity or for homework. This resource features: 1. Writing Prompts 1 2. Word Scramble 3. Fact or Fiction 4. Word Find 5. Mix and Match 6. Venn Diagram 7. Snap Shot 8. Acrostic Poem 9. Letter of Thanksgiving 10. Pumpkin Pie Recipe 11. Pumpkin Pie Recipe foldable 12. Thanksgiving Menu 13. Thanks Card 14. Important Figure Character Webs 15. Turkey Facts ***When you download this resource, it comes with US English spellings (e.g. color) and printing sizes.***
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Te Reo Māori Under the Sea Multi-purpose Flash Cards

Te Reo Māori Under the Sea Multi-purpose Flash Cards

Teach the Te Reo Māori names for creatures under the sea - Kei raro i te moana - with these great multi-purpose flash cards. Print and laminate the labels and create a Word Wall. You could also print and laminate the pictures and use these as a visual cue. Use the labels to play card games such as Go Fish, Snap or Memory. Print and laminate the labels and attach to a ring to make a set of flash cards. These cards come in both English and Te Reo Māori. In this resource you receive: 1. Multi-purpose Flash Cards for the following sea animals and plants - Kei raro i te moana: - Fish - Crab - Shark - Starfish - Turtle - Dolphin - Octopus - Eel - Stingray - Sea Urchin - Seal - Crayfish - Penguin - Whale - Abalone - Seaweed Each animal/plant comes with FOUR flash cards: - English and Māori translation with picture - English word only - Māori word only - Picture 2. A te reo Māori pronunciation guide. Useful as part of your portfolio of evidence to meet the Education Council's Registered Teacher Criteria Sections 2, 3 and 10. Print and laminate for durability!
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Te Reo Māori Sight Words BOOM Card Game

Te Reo Māori Sight Words BOOM Card Game

This resource includes 117 te reo Māori word cards, and superhero and BOOM cards to play the sight word game 'BOOM!' Help your students build their sight word fluency while also engaging them in this fun physical activity. The aim of the BOOM card game is for children to read as many words as they can from a card stack before drawing a BOOM card. If they draw a BOOM card, they lose their cards and must start again. This game can be played in pairs or by individuals. Further directions are included in the product. This resource would be useful in both bilingual and full immersion Māori medium classrooms, as well as an introduction to te reo Māori words for English speaking classes! Sight word recognition improves reading fluency, allowing the student to focus their efforts on the more mentally demanding task of reading comprehension. Your students can play this game for homework, during guided reading lessons, as a literacy circle activity or as an early finisher activity. Download the preview to see a visual of the product. In this resource you will receive: 1. 100 te reo Māori sight word cards plus 17 other cards: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau, Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu. 2. Nine BOOM cards and nine superhero cards! 3. An Information sheets with a pronunciation guide and links to Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I Te Reo Māori - Hura Auraki/Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Year 1-13 3. An instruction sheet with directions of how to play this game. The words included in this resource are: 1. The 100 most frequent words in te reo Māori: The list of sight words used in this resource is from: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists. This list has been used with permission. 2. Ngā nama tuatahi/Numbers to Ten: tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima, ono, whitu, waru, iwa, tekau 3. Ngā Rā o te Wiki/Days of the week: Rāhina, Rātū, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere, Rāhoroi, Rātapu
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Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

Sāmoa Literacy Bundle - Reading, Writing, Thinking and Classroom Display

This bundle of reading, writing, thinking activities and language posters would be perfect to use during Sāmoan Language Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017. The focus of Sāmoan Language Week this year (2017) is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive. This BUNDLE includes the following resources: Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display Posters Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities In this pack you will receive: 1. Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking In this pack you will receive: 1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa - Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands - The Octopus Lure - Tonga - The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu - The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji - Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue - Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples - Character Map - Story Map - Story Plot Mountain - Flow Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom. 2. Sāmoa Activity Sheets - Reading and Writing Activities Activities included are: 1. Mix and Match Vocabulary 2. Find the facts - Research skills 3. Fill in the gaps - Cloze Activity 4. Fact or Fiction - True or False Activity 5. Writing Prompt 6. Snapshot - Drawing Activity 7. Get in touch - Writing Activity 8. Word find with Samoan themed words 9. Flag colouring 10. Map skills Answer Sheets are provided! 3. Sāmoan Greetings, Introductions, Farewells & Counting Classroom Display Posters The following greetings, introductions, farewells and numbers are included: - Hello - Welcome - Goodbye - Please - Thank you - Be well and prosper - What’s your name? - My name is _____ - How are you? - Fine, thank you. - Numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten ***A pronunciation guide is also included.*** ******************************************************************* Terms of Use Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
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Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

Myths of the Pacific - Seven Close Reading Texts with Higher Order Thinking

What this resource is all about: The purpose of this resource is to provide ready-to-go Myths of the Pacific texts and engaging higher order thinking questions. This resource is jam-packed with exciting, thought-provoking activities to grab your students’ attention AND hold it. The activities begin at the lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy (Remember, Understand, Apply) and move through to the higher levels (Analyse, Evaluate, Create). This resource features British (NZ) spelling, but would still be suitable for use in other countries. Say goodbye to short simple passages with three multi-choice questions, and say hello to the future: quality close reading passages, engaging topics (more to come too folks!), exciting higher order thinking activities, and most importantly, growth in your students' reading comprehension and writing abilities! In this pack you will receive: 1. Seven texts - all with an extended and scaffold version: - The Turtle and the Shark - Samoa - Ina and the Shark - Cook Islands - The Octopus Lure - Tonga - The Eel and the Flounder - Tuvalu - The Turtles of Namuana - Fiji - Mataginifale and the Whale - Niue - Hemoana and Fenu - Tokelau 2. SIX corresponding NO PREP Higher Order Thinking Activities based on Blooms Taxonomy and aligned with the NZ Curriculum - Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyse - Evaluate - Create 3. Four Graphic Organiser Examples - Character Map - Story Map - Story Plot Mountain - Flow Diagram 4. Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions 5. Two 'Tips For Use' pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
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Parts of Speech Posters UK/NZ

Parts of Speech Posters UK/NZ

Parts of Speech posters help reinforce students' understanding of the various parts of speech, while at the same time brightening up your classroom walls and creating an engaging learning environment. ************************************************************************** 7 PARTS OF SPEECH POSTERS These colourful posters will brighten up your classroom and help remind your students of these different techniques. Included: Noun Verb Adverb Adjective Conjunction Pronoun Preposition Terms of Use: Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
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Figurative Language Posters

Figurative Language Posters

Figurative language posters help reinforce students' understanding of the various figurative language techniques, while at the same time brightening up your classroom walls and creating an engaging learning environment. ************************************************************************** 8 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE POSTERS These colourful posters will brighten up your classroom and help remind your students of these different techniques. Included: Metaphor Simile Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Antonym Synonym *Please note: These posters are all A4 sized Terms of Use Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for classroom/personal use as a single user. We (Top Teaching Tasks) retain the copyright, and reserve all rights to this product.
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Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary NZ

Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack - Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary NZ

This resource covers the integral surface and deep feature writing skills of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary! It contains a full year of activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system. The Super Literacy Skills Activity Pack content is closely tied to the New Zealand Curriculum and will help to prepare your students to meet the requirements of the NZ Writing Standards and Literacy Progressions for Year 5 and 6. **This product features NZ spelling and paper sizes** Check out this video to learn more about the product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nllGXF3V0f8 Skills are introduced clearly and then revisited so your students can learn, practice and excel! ************************************************************************** In our Super Skills Literacy Pack you will receive: • 40 activity sheets (in both colour and black and white versions) featuring writing, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and vocabulary activities (one for each week of the school year. • Answer sheets for each activity sheet • A comprehensive teacher information pack explaining the purpose of the product, its suggested use and the literacy skill definitions and rules. • A pre-test, with answers, to find out what your students already know. • FOUR end-of-term assessments, designed to be used after each set of ten activity sheets (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40. • Four definition and rule mini-posters for your students to refer to while using this product, and in their general writing time. These come in both colour and black and white! Key features: o Introduces and revisits concepts. o Kid-friendly superhero theme throughout! o Assessments (and answers) provided! o Targeted at Year 5/6 but also covers the majority of Year 7/8 literacy progressions and has been trialled with success in an intermediate classroom. Literacy Skills featured: ** Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Verb Tenses, Adjectives, Proper nouns, Conjunctions, Contractions, Prepositions, Precise Verbs ** Simple Sentences, Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Sentence Openers, Sentence Punctuation ** Full stops, Capital Letters, Commas, Speech Marks, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, Apostrophes, Colons, Semi-Colons ** Synonyms, Antonyms, Similes, Metaphors, Thesaurus Skills, Alliteration, Personification, Hyperbole ** Consonants and Vowels, Plurals, Root Word, Prefixes, Suffixes, Silent Letters, Syllables, Commonly Misspelt Words ** PLUS 32 engaging writing prompts! Copyright ©Top Teaching Tasks. By purchasing this resource you are agreeing that the contents are the property of Top Teaching Tasks and licensed to you only for class
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