Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Product on TpT

I just updated a product and got it ready for Easter.  My CVC + Silent E product uses an Easter theme complete with colorful Easter bunnies!  Here's the info:



This Easter Bunny theme product is a collection of resources for use when teaching CVC words with the silent e.  This is not a lesson plan.  The collection supplements your lesson or unit on this phonetic skill.  Included in the packet are the following:


   •Word Cards CVC words and CVC+e words for review as a class or used independently.  Perfect for matching. (pages 3-11)

   •Folding word cards with CVC words.  Once cut and folded, students will write the e on the end on the folded portion.
    Perfect as an activity after direct instruction and something students can take
    home for review. (pages 12-17) 
   •CVC word cards and two e cards to add to the words.  Great to use as part of the direct instruction. (pages 18-24) 
   •CVC+e word puzzles Students may use this as an independent activity. Students cut out cards and then cut into puzzles(pages 25-31)

   •Word/puzzle cards for students to cut, store and keep for home review. (pages 32-36)

 
  I suggest printing these resources on white index 
  paper and laminating for long term use.  
 
  Clipart by Aisne’s Creations   Check out her shop    
  http://www.digi-scrap.net/store/

                  THE END!  :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Iditarod





The Iditarod starts on March 1st. Shocking that it is NEXT WEEKEND!! I can hardly believe it is almost March. I developed an educational resource for teachers on the Iditarod and that can be found on a previous post. I did want you to be aware of a great site to use for your classroom. Just click here to find it. I have connected you to the educational portal and I think you will find lots of great resources for free!

Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers!!

720 × 90

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reading Comprehension and Writing Review - Iditarod Theme


I've finally finished my new product for my teacher stores.  This one targets the Iditarod and boy did I learn a lot about this race.  The Jr. Iditarod took place this weekend and the Iditarod starts next week on March 1st.  Did you know that there is a conference in Anchorage for teachers to learn all about the Iditarod.  Now that would be fun!  But it's a bit late for that, so if you want to teach about this race, you can find this product by clicking here or here.

This Iditarod theme product includes informational texts, activities and worksheets that review comprehension skills, writing and some math.  This product targets the Iditarod held in  Alaska, U.S during the month of March.  Here's what you will find in the product:



The Iditarod National Historic Trail
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Iditarod National Historic Trail Map
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
The Great Serum Run
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Balto and Togo
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Photos of Balto and Togo with Mushers
Worksheet of Venn diagram for compare and contrast
Use for comparing 2 different kinds of cookies
Mini-Poster for writing persuasive  paragraph
Worksheet for writing persuasive paragraphs
Writing Sheets for final paragraph
The Iditarod
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Iditarod Application Form
The High Cost of the Iditarod
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Mushing in Detail
Informational Text Meet the Sled Dog Team
Posters to label with answer key
Facts about the Iditarod
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Mini-Poster for writing Expository report
Writing Sheets for final report
Jr. Iditarod
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key
Abbreviation activity/independent center
The Rewards of Last Place
Informational Text with worksheet and answer key

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Reading Comprehension and Writing with a March Theme



I have a new product for my teacher stores. This March theme product includes informational texts, activities and worksheets that review comprehension skills, writing and some math This product will target holidays and special days in March. Informational Texts with worksheets and answer keys.

March Overview
      Blank calendar for students to fill in with special events.
      Blank calendar for students to fill in with the weather of the day. Iditarod  (Starts March 1, 2014)


Pancake Day (March 4, 2014)
      Recipe for Easy Pancakes
      Worksheet-Sequence with cut and paste
      Activity-Photos for sequence
      Mini-Poster for writing sequence paragraph
      Math Worksheet for calculating changes in the recipe


Oreo Cookies Introduced (March 6th)
      Worksheet of Venn diagram for compare and contrast
              Use for comparing 2 different kinds of cookies
      Mini-Poster for Writing Persuasive paragraphs
      Worksheets for writing persuasive paragraphs
            1 for favorite cookie
            1 for favorite way to eat an Oreo
      Venn Diagram Worksheet for comparing and contrasting 2 kinds of cookies.   


St Patrick’s Day ( March 17th)
      Mini-Poster for Limerick poetry
     Worksheet for writing a limerick and illustrating it.


World Poetry Day (March 21st - No Comprehension worksheet)
      Mini-Posters for Acrostic, Haiku, Diamante, Cinquain, Couplet
      Decorated writing papers for each type of poetry (at least 2 for each type of poem)


Author’s Purpose (No Comprehension Worksheet)
      Mini-Poster for reviewing that skill
      Worksheet-Reviewing and writing information garnered from the paragraphs.
            May be used with any or all of the paragraphs included.


Writing Expository Non-fiction (No Comprehension Worksheet)
      Mini-Poster for a quick review of that writing skill
      Worksheets (3) for writing an expository paragraph about a famous person born in March.
            Each worksheet has a guide to help with the writing. Posters for Special Dates in the month


The informational texts have readability levels from grade 4-8 however all passages are short (1 page) and could be used at lower levels with support. Most of the activities and worksheets are simple enough for students in grades 4-5.


All of the activities in the packet are for use after direct instruction on a particular skill. These activities and worksheets are for supporting and reviewing skills already introduced.


Check out the product by clicking here or here or click on the title!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

MountainShine on Etsy

Just so you know, I do have a store on Etsy.  The store, MountainShine, has nothing to do with education.  It is a store chock full of vintage items.  I have all kinds of things, from clothing to jewelry, dishes to glassware, toys to supplies, and china to almost anything you can imagine.  Look to the right and you will see a widget that will show items in my store.  Check out my store by clicking on the link MountainShine or by looking at the widget. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl Sales

Check out my stores on TeachersPayTeachers and TeachersNotebook for sales this weekend!  All products are on sale from February 1-3, 2014.  I have plenty of resources however there are 2 you might be especially interested in checking out! 


Winter Olympics-Reading Comprehension and Writing  includes informational texts, activities and worksheets that review comprehension skills and writing skills and strategies. There are several questions that are math related but the primary focus is language arts. Included are
informational texts with worksheets and answer keys. Each of the event worksheets gives some information about a U.S. athlete and targets the skiing and snowboarding events. 


Reading Comprehension  and Writing Review-February Theme  includes informational texts, activities and worksheets that review comprehension skills and  writing. This product targets holidays and special days in the U.S.


Both of these products are for students in grades 5-7 however the passages are only one page long so, with support, you could use these with younger students.