Thursday, August 31, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Conversation Card Instructions on SMARTNotebook”

by JoyceAnna D'Alessandro
7th - 12th Grade

Enjoy this free file to help facilitate instruction with the the Introductory Vocabulary Conversation Cards available here:

This item is a free digital download from my TpT store ( such, it is for use in one classroom only.This item is also bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Following Directions All Year

by Kathy Babineau
Grades KG-4

This easy to use Following Directions kit contains weekly, theme-based b/w coloring pages and accompanying lists of multi-step directions to be read aloud to students by a teacher or speech language pathologist. This provides ready made lessons that address following directions, listening, understanding concept terminology and thematic vocabulary in a fun, easy to understand format!

Updated to include 14 new bonus coloring pages with read aloud directions!

Themes include: Swings/Slides, Pumpkin Patch, Circus, Voting, Birds, Basketball, Cowboys, Butterflies, Kites, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Gardening, Beach, Father's Day, Under the Sea, and many more...

Concept terms addressed include: biggest, smallest, right, left, above, next to, between, on, etc. 

This product is great for small groups, and for whole class lessons!

If you like this, you may also like this one for your older students:


Kathy Babineau MS, CCC-SLP

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 8/30/17

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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By Sally Hansen - Purposeful Plans 
Back to School; Grades PreK-6

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.  The product includes the following: Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices), Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices), Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years, Parent Communication Sheet, and a Behavior Class Tracker.  Be aware that you must have Microsoft Powerpoint to edit.

By A Teacher's Teacher
ELA; Grades 7-11

Are your students going to read (or maybe even finishing up reading) Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Would you like a straight-forward prompt to assess students' ability to think critically while also citing text evidence? If so, this is the item for you!  It comes complete and ready to hand out to your students. Just print off the PDF, add in the due date by hand, and you're ready to go to the copier! If you'd rather edit the document in any way, you also will receive the Microsoft Word (.docx) version to make any changes you'd like.

By Susan Berkowitz
Speech Therapy; Grades K-4

Using storybooks in speech and language therapy allows us to target meaningful vocabulary and language objectives within the context of literature and well-constructed narratives. This book, "They All Saw A CAT" is great for building descriptive language skills and talking about point of view. It is a lot of fun to help kids see how the cat is viewed by each of the other animals - bigger, smaller, mean, furry.  Included in the project is a lesson plan for multiple days’ worth of activities. Use the book for up to 4 sessions; Matching cards for playing a Memory-type game; match the animal with how it saw the cat; 3 matching worksheets for matching the animal with how it saw the cat; Mix & match puzzles; and much more.  See the full details on the product page!

All Subject Areas; Grades PreK-6

Integrate geography, math, and writing activities using Edith Baer's book, This Is the Way We Go to SchoolStudents learn about the different ways kids around the world go to school, and use a world map to locate each place. The class creates a tally chart and a bar graph to show how they all get to school. Questions for analyzing the data are included. Students complete a descriptive writing prompt sharing a new way to get to school - fun for sharing and/or making a class book.

By Kamp Kindergarten
ELA/Reading; Grades K-1

Get inviting literacy centers for your learners to practice reading color words. There are 80 clothespin clip cards with a color word and a choice of three pictures printed on each card. Learners read the word and clip a clothespin to the picture of that color object. You may use all the cards, select the cards that address specific color words for your lesson, or select the cards that best meet your learners’ needs. These cards are great for morning tubs, early finishers, literacy centers, and take home practice. The following color words are addressed in this packet: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, black, pink, and white. Please Note: How colors print often varies on individual printers. The free preview has a printer test page included that has a sample of each color from the graphics used in the packet. You may download the preview and print that page to determine how the colors will print on your printer before purchasing the resource. 

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Graphing and Data Analysis: A Scientific Method Activity”

by Amy Brown Science
7th - 12th Grade

Free Graphing Practice Problem Worksheet

By the time I teach the fungi to my biology classes, several months have passed since the beginning of the school year. At the start of the school year, much time was spent on graphing and data analysis skills. I use this simple and FREE activity to kill two birds with one stone. It allows me the opportunity to review the basic science skills of graphing and data analysis while at the same time reinforcing concepts on the fungi.

No prior knowledge about fungi is needed to complete this activity.

NOTE: This product is also included in my bundled product called Fungi Complete Unit Plan Bundle of Products

In this activity, students are given information about plants that are grown with and without the assistance of mycorrhizae. Quantitative data is given. Students graph the data and answer 8 data analysis questions.

This is perfect for a short homework assignment or classwork. This can also be left in your sub folder to be used in your absence.

Related products include:

Scientific Method Task Cards

Introduction to Science Interactive Notebook Pages and Warm Ups

Scientific Method: Writing a Laboratory Procedure (FREE!)Scientific Method Homework / Study Guide

Science Skills Reinforcement: Graphing, Applying the Scientific Method, Experimental Design, and Scientific Writing

Science Skills Lab: Student Designed Experiment

Biology Buzz Words: Introduction to Biology

Graphic Organizer for Writing Science Lab Reports

Common Core Science: Informational Reading Task Cards for ANY Science Reading Passage

Lab Cleanup Task Cards

Science Chat

Chemistry Chat

Physics Chat

What's In a NAme? (A Study of Biological Prefixes and Suffixes)

Science Skills Worksheet and PowerPoint: Comparing and Contrasting

Tabling, Graphing and Analyzing Data

Free! Graphic Organizer for Reading Science Informational Text

Metric Measurement Task Cards - Set of 90

The Ultimate Lab Safety Bundle

Science Calendars: Important Dates in Science History

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Punctuation Posters”

by Once Upon A Classroom
Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

The inspiration for these posters came from an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G set of books called Meet the Puncs by Barbara Cooper. If you've never heard of them, you can check them out here!

After I've read the books to the kids, I hang the posters in my classroom. Try giving your students various types of sentences on strips and have them find the correct poster. This little game gets them moving and they love figuring out what kind of punctuation they were given. You can also give them the strips without the punctuation on them and have them stand under the poster they think is correct. 

Your feedback always brightens my day!

Erin Palleschi
Once Upon A Classroom

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Monday, August 28, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Train Track Open Ended Games”

by Speech Therapy Fun with Jennifer Bradley
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Open ended games for articulation, language and more! Use this freebie to engage your students during speech therapy sessions! 

These games are based on the book, 'Old Track, New Tricks' by Jessica Peterson.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Apple Unit for Pre-K and Kindergarten

by Kathy Babineau
Grades Preschool - Kindergarten

Awesome Apple Themed Language and Vocabulary Unit for Preschool and Kindergarten

*19 full page colorful pictures of apple themed vocabulary (for vocabulary discussion at circle time or in small groups)
*Parts of an Apple diagram
*Parts of an Apple Tree diagram
*Easy reader, repetitive text b/w book for easy printing for each student to color and keep
*3 color sorting mats (red, yellow, green) with 18 colorful apples to sort
*“Big” and “Little” sorting mat with 48 colorful apple cards
*5 colorful pages of apple themed songs (“1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Apples”, “Yummy Apple Tree”, “The Apple Tree”, “I’m a Little Apple”, and “Apples and Bananas”). B/w copies of these pages are also included to copy and send home with students for sharing with families and carryover at home.
*“How Do Apples Grow?” full color apple life cycle read aloud
*“My Apple Book” b/w apple shaped pages with sequencing pictures for students to put in their books (example included)
*Book suggestions for reading aloud to students for an apple themed lesson/unit

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Back to School Name Origin & Autobiography Tri-Folds”

by James Whitaker
3rd - 12th Grade

[[Autobiographical Series]]
Autobiographical & Etymological Name Origin Tri-Fold 
Grades 3-12
Product Overview/Preface:

Explore the origin of your students’ first name and surname. Names are the prelude to our identity and hold deep rooted semantic personal origins. Use these awesome Tri-Folds to get to know your students and kick start a positive, long lasting rapport. Your students will never forget the essence of their names and will learn a valuable, empowering aspect of their identity. 

< 2 Pre-made Tri-Folds 
< 7 Insert Pages 
< 1 Customizable Tri-Fold
< 1 First Name Pre-Planning Sheet 
< 1 Surname Pre-Planning Sheet 
< 2 Styles of Mini Fold-Ems

Suggested Etymological Topics:
< History & Country of Origin 
< Religion & Ethnicity 
< Diminutives 
< Feminized Forms
< Variations in other Languages 
< Cognates 
< Famous People with Given Names
< Popularity 

Suggested Autobiographical Topics: 
< Autobiography 
< Parent Interview: Legacy of Name 
< Likes/Dislikes 
< Favorites: Food, Music, Film, Literature, Animals, Games, Places 
< Greatest/Worse Moments 
< Family Members 
< Photos 
< Quotes 

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Hopefully my products will help strengthen your lessons, help your students learn, and make your life easier. Thank you and enjoy! —J.D. Whitaker

Copyright © 2014 James D. Whitaker, SophistThoughts™ 
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.

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