These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book! by graciela
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graciela These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book!
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These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book! by graciela
graciela
graciela These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book!
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Looking to amp up your teaching files? My blog now has over 250 FREE teacher downloads available to help you spend more time away from school and with your family and friends! Be sure to come back each Friday to see what's new! Find free downloads and teacher resources for kindergarten, first grade ,second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade elementary school teachers for all subject areas! From Fern Smith of Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas. by bette
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bette Looking to amp up your teaching files? My blog now has over 250 FREE teacher downloads available to help you spend more time away from school and with your family and friends! Be sure to come back each Friday to see what's new! Find free downloads and teacher resources for kindergarten, first grade ,second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade elementary school teachers for all subject areas! From Fern Smith of Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
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Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language by graciela
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graciela Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language
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Free addition activity for kindergarten or first grade! Students must build the first number and then add on the second number to show their addition. Such a great hands on addition center! Head on over to the post to download. by tamika
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tamika Free addition activity for kindergarten or first grade! Students must build the first number and then add on the second number to show their addition. Such a great hands on addition center! Head on over to the post to download.
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Free addition activity for kindergarten or first grade! Students must build the first number and then add on the second number to show their addition. Such a great hands on addition center! Head on over to the post to download. by tamika
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tamika Free addition activity for kindergarten or first grade! Students must build the first number and then add on the second number to show their addition. Such a great hands on addition center! Head on over to the post to download.
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Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring! by arlene
arlene
arlene Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!
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How to writing is one of my favorite units as a first grade teacher! My students choose topics they are experts on and teach others how to do something by writing their very own how to book. These fun lessons, anchor charts and activities are perfect for the first and second grade classroom! by LupeA2006
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LupeA2006 How to writing is one of my favorite units as a first grade teacher! My students choose topics they are experts on and teach others how to do something by writing their very own how to book. These fun lessons, anchor charts and activities are perfect for the first and second grade classroom!
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GUIDED MATH ORGANIZATION - Let's get organized! Head on over to read all about how I organize my classroom and lesson plans for a smooth Guided Math block! by elva
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elva GUIDED MATH ORGANIZATION - Let's get organized! Head on over to read all about how I organize my classroom and lesson plans for a smooth Guided Math block!
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Here is a great resource for teaching the "hows" and "whys" of selecting and reading "Just Right" books. This resource includes a detailed lesson plan with a PowerPoint presentation to teach students about "Just Right" books. During the lesson the teacher will ask and answer three important questions. What is a "Just Right" book? Why is it important to read "Just Right" books? How will I know a book is "Just Right" for me? Comes with posters, bookmarks and reading logs. $ by patrica
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patrica Here is a great resource for teaching the "hows" and "whys" of selecting and reading "Just Right" books. This resource includes a detailed lesson plan with a PowerPoint presentation to teach students about "Just Right" books. During the lesson the teacher will ask and answer three important questions. What is a "Just Right" book? Why is it important to read "Just Right" books? How will I know a book is "Just Right" for me? Comes with posters, bookmarks and reading logs. $
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Are you teaching writing or Writers Workshop in grade one or grade two? Class books are such a meaningful way to help! Read about more ways to organize writers workshop, tons of writing prompts and inspiration, and no prep writing centres for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! Teaching writing in primary grades can be so much easier with the right resources! by olive
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olive Are you teaching writing or Writers Workshop in grade one or grade two? Class books are such a meaningful way to help! Read about more ways to organize writers workshop, tons of writing prompts and inspiration, and no prep writing centres for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade! Teaching writing in primary grades can be so much easier with the right resources!
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Teaching kids to tell time past the hour can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be a struggle for you or your students. These classroom-tested tips and FREE telling time activities and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students make learning to tell time more concrete and fun. Hands-on telling time teaching ideas and games for teachers of first, second and third graders. by desiree
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desiree Teaching kids to tell time past the hour can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be a struggle for you or your students. These classroom-tested tips and FREE telling time activities and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students make learning to tell time more concrete and fun. Hands-on telling time teaching ideas and games for teachers of first, second and third graders.
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Second grade truths! Check out this page for great teaching ideas and resources for the elementary classroom! by dale
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dale Second grade truths! Check out this page for great teaching ideas and resources for the elementary classroom!
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Are you having a tough year in the classroom and wondering how to love teaching again? This post is full of ideas for how to maintain your love of teaching, even during a tough year. Don't miss these helpful, inspiring tips to get you through even the toughest year of teaching. #teaching #teacherproblems #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers by meredith
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meredith Are you having a tough year in the classroom and wondering how to love teaching again? This post is full of ideas for how to maintain your love of teaching, even during a tough year. Don't miss these helpful, inspiring tips to get you through even the toughest year of teaching. #teaching #teacherproblems #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers
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These flips books would be great for teaching onset and rime. Students could actually make these in class. For a phonics lesson in 1st or 2nd grade the teacher could hand out the folded pieces of paper and have the students write words with the same rime in each one. These could eventually be a great "study guide." by Veronica Fernandes
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Veronica Fernandes These flips books would be great for teaching onset and rime. Students could actually make these in class. For a phonics lesson in 1st or 2nd grade the teacher could hand out the folded pieces of paper and have the students write words with the same rime in each one. These could eventually be a great "study guide."
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Find out how this veteran teacher uses anchor charts, books, a FREE download, and other strategies to help deal with tattling in her elementary classroom. You'll see some great wording to use for the chronic tattlers, awesome book ideas, freebies, advice, tips, and more. {preK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade approved - also works great for bully prevention, kindness, character education, & more!} by madge
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madge Find out how this veteran teacher uses anchor charts, books, a FREE download, and other strategies to help deal with tattling in her elementary classroom. You'll see some great wording to use for the chronic tattlers, awesome book ideas, freebies, advice, tips, and more. {preK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade approved - also works great for bully prevention, kindness, character education, & more!}
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Fun classroom movie day ideas that are educational! Ideal for first, second, and third grade kids that are both fun and educational. Your students will love the FREE movie day math and reading menus in this post as they use the movie they are watching to review important skills. These movie day activities are ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers to keep students engaged and still learning long after the movie is over! by Makia55
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Makia55 Fun classroom movie day ideas that are educational! Ideal for first, second, and third grade kids that are both fun and educational. Your students will love the FREE movie day math and reading menus in this post as they use the movie they are watching to review important skills. These movie day activities are ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers to keep students engaged and still learning long after the movie is over!
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Classroom movie day ideas for first, second, and third grade kids that are both fun and educational. Your students will love the FREE movie day math and reading menus in this post as they use the movie they are watching to review important skills. The movie related activities are ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers to keep students engaged and still learning long after the movie is over! by desiree
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desiree Classroom movie day ideas for first, second, and third grade kids that are both fun and educational. Your students will love the FREE movie day math and reading menus in this post as they use the movie they are watching to review important skills. The movie related activities are ideal for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers to keep students engaged and still learning long after the movie is over!
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Buying Books on a Budget! Great ideas in this post to get books for your classroom! by lupe
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lupe Buying Books on a Budget! Great ideas in this post to get books for your classroom!
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3rd Grade Gridiron – Teaching Resources and Ideas for Your Classroom by dale
dale
dale 3rd Grade Gridiron – Teaching Resources and Ideas for Your Classroom
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Check out these FREE character trait activities! This blog post contains a character traits anchor chart and an idea for a character trait lesson where students learn more challenging character trait vocabulary to create a collaborative class book! If you by estelle
estelle
estelle Check out these FREE character trait activities! This blog post contains a character traits anchor chart and an idea for a character trait lesson where students learn more challenging character trait vocabulary to create a collaborative class book! If you
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classroom set-up ideas for third grade | ... in my first grade classroom and transferred it to this classroom by liza
liza
liza classroom set-up ideas for third grade | ... in my first grade classroom and transferred it to this classroom
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Get organized with CCSS Checklists for Grades 6-8 ELA and save 25% when you purchase all 3 grade levels together in one money-saving bundle! Professional, easy-to-use checklists will help you document when each CCSS was taught & assessed. Space to record notes helps you prepare for meetings & get a jump on lesson modifications and revisions. Also useful for aligning IEP goals, RTI documentation, & comparing the academic advances students need to make from one grade to the next. Grab yours today! by avis
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avis Get organized with CCSS Checklists for Grades 6-8 ELA and save 25% when you purchase all 3 grade levels together in one money-saving bundle! Professional, easy-to-use checklists will help you document when each CCSS was taught & assessed. Space to record notes helps you prepare for meetings & get a jump on lesson modifications and revisions. Also useful for aligning IEP goals, RTI documentation, & comparing the academic advances students need to make from one grade to the next. Grab yours today!
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Click to find a free concrete activity for teaching the concepts of subtracting all or none from a given number, perfect for kindergarten, first, and second grade math. by tamika
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tamika Click to find a free concrete activity for teaching the concepts of subtracting all or none from a given number, perfect for kindergarten, first, and second grade math.
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Needs some ideas for teaching about September 11th? This blog post has ideas for books to read, activities to do, and a video to watch! by beverley
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beverley Needs some ideas for teaching about September 11th? This blog post has ideas for books to read, activities to do, and a video to watch!
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A website with several Guided Reading Lesson Plan sets for trade books appropriate to several grade levels. Includes some picture books, Magic Tree House, upper elementary, and more! Questions, vocab, and online activities! by mrs. sparkle
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mrs. sparkle A website with several Guided Reading Lesson Plan sets for trade books appropriate to several grade levels. Includes some picture books, Magic Tree House, upper elementary, and more! Questions, vocab, and online activities!
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Prefixes and Suffixes Teaching Ideas for First Grade and Kindergarten by stefanie
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stefanie Prefixes and Suffixes Teaching Ideas for First Grade and Kindergarten
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It's finally HERE! 465+ pages of ORGANIZATION for your classroom!  This product comes in both a PDF (beautiful for printing) and an editable Power Point.  PLUS all of the CCSS for grades K-5, and completely editable excel files for lesson planning and grade book options!  There are also 3 tutorials to answer any questions  that you may have.  Come check this one out! $ by PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher It's finally HERE! 465+ pages of ORGANIZATION for your classroom! This product comes in both a PDF (beautiful for printing) and an editable Power Point. PLUS all of the CCSS for grades K-5, and completely editable excel files for lesson planning and grade book options! There are also 3 tutorials to answer any questions that you may have. Come check this one out! $
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Genius idea from Classroom Magic and free printable! Students created a "Genre Passport." They received a stamp for each type of genre read. This is a fantastic idea to get students inspired to read a variety of books! Visit Classroom Magic for a free printable (passport book and stamps) and the full activity. Note: You could also buy stickers to represent each genre. by merle
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merle Genius idea from Classroom Magic and free printable! Students created a "Genre Passport." They received a stamp for each type of genre read. This is a fantastic idea to get students inspired to read a variety of books! Visit Classroom Magic for a free printable (passport book and stamps) and the full activity. Note: You could also buy stickers to represent each genre.
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Clever Idea when teaching coordinate pairs...make a giant grid on the wall and place well known characters on the grid...students plot the ordered pairs for each character-Use book Fly on the Ceiling by haley
haley
haley Clever Idea when teaching coordinate pairs...make a giant grid on the wall and place well known characters on the grid...students plot the ordered pairs for each character-Use book Fly on the Ceiling
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Head Over Heels For Teaching: Classroom Organization by Lauren W
Lauren W
Lauren W Head Over Heels For Teaching: Classroom Organization
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