Monday, August 24, 2015

Building Back to School Reading Tools

Hello Hello,

I hope you are enjoying these precious last days of summer.  It seems as though everyone is getting into the swing of back-to-school, so I'm here today to talk about reading comprehension with #TeacherMom's Building Back to School giveaway and link up.
Don't forget to check out the freebie at the end of this post!

I created this pack to help third graders become familiar with key phrases and wording commonly used on standardized tests.  However, the more I used it, I think it really can be used any time of the year because it focuses on finding evidence in the text, and covers all literature Common Core State Standards.

It is broken up into four weeks.  Each week has varying types of texts, including: informational, fables, folk tales, poetry, biography, and fiction.  Each week also has a writing prompt based on the texts.  Graphic organizers are provided for each writing prompt.  Here are some examples.

This is an example of a biography passage about Louis Pasteur with accompanying comprehension questions.

Notice how the question set focuses on unknown vocabulary terms, author's purpose, and using evidence from the text to answer the brief questions.  There is also a brief writing prompt.  Easy test preparation, or comprehension practice in just minutes a day!

Here is an example of a fiction passage with its question set which focuses on main idea and point of view.

Graphic organizers are included for each writing prompt. Check out this one on character traits and adjectives.

Compare passages and examine character traits to explain the lesson of the fable.

Answer keys are provided for each week, so they are super quick to make sure your students are on the right track.

If you'd like to try it out, you can try the first week free by clicking the link below!

 You can find the complete resource in my store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day! Don't forget to check out the other bloggers linking up here, and enter to win this resource in the Rafflecopter.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

**FREE Whole Brain Teaching Classroom Rules Posters**


Just wanted to drop in and let you know I created a free poster set for my classroom this afternoon. It's Whole Brain Teaching aligned.  You are welcome to grab it at your leisure.

Click here to download.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Building Back to School Week 2 Linky & Giveaway!

Hey Hey,

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

I hope you are having a great week.

Today we're linking up with Hashtag Teacher Mom's Building Back to School Linky.  This week it's all about classroom tools to help your room run smoothly from day 1.

We all know it's important to set up a positive classroom culture; so learning can take center stage.  But some students need more practice than others remembering how to treat one another, so I created this Bully Prevention/Friendship pack.

It is full of printables, a bulletin board display, and a game to help get your students talking about what good friends do and how others feel when they're not treated well.  You can read more about this awesome resource here.

You can enter to win this valuable resource using the Rafflecopter below, or you can go grab it on sale now in my TpT store today!  It will be 20% off through August 14th.  Download the detailed preview to check it out.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, August 3, 2015

Building Back to School Week 1

Hey You Guys/Gals,

I'm super excited to be a part of Hashtag Teacher Mom's Building Back to School Linky and Giveaway.  She has a fabulous group of teachers linking up useful products and tips to get you ready for back to school. Sugar Cube Learning Resources is donating several products, including the one below.

Week 1 is all about Teacher Tools.  I'm enthusiastic to use this new teacher tool I created this summer.  My Editable Classroom Poster Set is ready to go with five Whole Brain Teaching rules, or you can create your own rules.

All you have to do is type in the five rules you and your students create.  Easy peasy.  I love the real-life photos that will connect with your students, and how colorful the pages are. Just print, edit if desired, and laminate.  Done.

Don't forget to check out the other Teacher Tools by checking out the linky, and sign up for the giveaway.  Head over here for details. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School SALE August 3-4!

Hello Hello,

Did you flip the page on your calendar yesterday and realize it's August already?  How did that happen?  That can only mean one thing... It's back-to-school time!  This year the Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale will be August 3-4.  It's a great time to stock up on new products to jazz up your lessons, get organized, and save a bundle.  I've created three new products for those first few weeks of school that I hope you'll check out.  Just remember to enter code: BTS15 at checkout and you'll receive 28% off! Woohoo!!

Thanks for stopping by!