Friday, June 27, 2014

Free School Lunch Clip Art


I have just launched a brand new clip art store. Click the link to access free clip art for your worksheets, task cards, and classroom decorations.  Click Here

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Different Types of Multiplication Problems



Word problems can be so much easier for students when they learn about the different ways that multiplication problems can be worded.  This chart shows the different types of multiplication problems and a visual plus verbal example of each one.  Making students aware of these differences in wording is one way to help them improve in this area.  More more information on this topic, visit my recent blog post Click Here

Dry Erase Close Reading Task Cards (Informational Text)


Close reading practice has just become a literacy center activity too!  I was looking for a way to reinforce close reading at center time. That was the inspiration for developing these task cards.  A detailed answer key is also included that shows the details that students should identify in each paragraph. Plus the answer key provides the explanation that students should have written on the blank lines of the task cards too.  To use these task cards:
1.  Students highlight details directly in the passage
2.  Self-check or hand to the teacher
3.  Wipe the task cards
4.  And, put each task card aside for reuse by another student.

The cards are differentiated too!  This makes it so much easier for students that read at different ability levels to review close reading with text that best fits their needs.Click Here To Access Them

Friday, June 6, 2014

Main Idea Task Cards That Are Organized By Guided Reading Level (Levels N-P)


I know what it feels like to try to meet the needs of students that read at multiple reading levels in the classroom.  Although books are organized by guided reading level, I looked for task cards that were organized the same way. That desire inspired me to create task cards that are organized by guided reading level. Students systematically review phonics skills as they review main idea.  As students progress to each new guided reading level, they are gradually introduced to new phonics sounds while previously taught sounds are reviewed.  This helps students learn main idea skills as they read materials at their appropriate reading level. Informational text and literature passages are both included. Click Here For More Information

Monday, June 2, 2014

(Grade 3) A Full Year of Quick, Daily Common Core Reading Practice 180 Different Passages

180 Different Grade 3 Common Core Reading passages for quick, daily review.  These are great as a bell ringer when students first enter the classroom or as nightly homework.  Many of the standards repeat across weeks to provide steady Common Core review. Click Here

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