Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Family, friends, turkey, leaves falling, a chill in the air...love this time of the year.  I hope you will take this time to ponder all of your many blessings and spend quality time with your loved ones!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Take Time Out

So true! Take time out of "the race" to build that rapport with your students. Very important!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Grammar Parts of Speech Task Cards

Teaching grammar? These 24 parts of speech task cards will help check your students' understanding of the major parts of speech.

This products comes with:

  • 24 Grammar Task Cards
  • Main Parts of Speech Resource Sheet (Handy Guide that's great for students' binders, notebooks, or folders)
  • Gearing Up for Grammar Student Response Sheet
  • Gearing Up for Grammar Answer Key
Click on the photos below to view this product on my TpT Store

Happy teaching,

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Author's Purpose Vocabulary & Practice

Teaching author's purpose?  Provide your students with the necessary vocabulary to determine the purpose, or reason, an author writes.

Click on the photo below to see my new Author's Purpose Product in my TpT store.

It includes the following:
1. Vocabulary Page (perfect for student notebooks/binders/folders
(or set at the reading center or in reading bins as a helpful resource)
2. Author's Purpose Practice Page
3. Student Response Sheet
4. Answer Key with possible responses

This can be used as a whole teach activity or would be ideal for a reading center/station.

Happy Teaching!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Keep Calm and Teach On!

Love this! By Wednesday, we might all be telling ourselves this. Teach on, you rockstar teachers (and, of course, keep calm)!

Happy Teaching,

Non Fiction Text Features/Text Structure Task Cards

Teaching non fiction text features or the various text structures?

Use these 24 task cards for whole teach, at a center/station, or for partner work. They are Common Core Aligned and require students to APPLY their knowledge.

Click here to view product:    Non Fiction Text Features/Text Structure Task Cards

Also, check out my previous post for a cute non fiction video on youtube to go along with text features. 

Happy teaching!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Set 2 is Here: Elaborate/Enhance the Sentence

Set 2 has arrived!  My students and I have thoroughly enjoyed "Elaborating the Sentence- Set 1" and were in need of more "elaboration practice."  I've noticed great improvements in my students' writing with these activity sheets.

This is completed in my "Whimsical Writing" station and is turned in on Fridays.  I've been impressed with how my third graders are now adding vivid verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases to their writing.  Woo hoo!

If you'd like to read more about this product or purchase, visit my TpT Store: Elaborate the Sentence: Set 2

Happy writing!
AngieElaborate the Sentence: Set 2