Monday, September 29, 2014

Sentence Type Freebie

This product was recently in the TpT newsletter, but in case you missed it, I'm sharing here. This is an activity that can be used as a review in a center. Students arrange six words to make the given sentence type. Here is a peek:

Click on any picture or {here} to take you to the download!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is quickly approaching! This is one holiday that sneaks up on me every year, and then I frantically look for something that I can use in isolation while I'm right in the middle of my Native American social studies unit.

This year, I'm going to address Constitution Day in reading instead of social studies. I wrote some close reading passages about the Constitution with second read, third read, and writing response activities. They are at {TpT} if you would like to do the activities with your class. I also included a basic how-to on close reading if you've never tried it with your class before.

I hope that it will come in handy for your last-minute Constitution Day planning!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Two Digit Multiplication Game and Quiz Freebie

As our fifth graders are starting the year, I am focusing my 5th grade intervention groups on making sure they can multiply.  Last week, I worked with a group of students that needed some practice multiplying two digit numbers

When students come to me, I give them a pretest and we set a goal.  This weeks goal was Multiply Two Digit Numbers Precisely.  

I taught the students a game to help them practice.

I've uploaded a free copy of the quiz the kids were trying to ace and this graphic to TPT.

If you'd like to read more about how I used this quiz and game, you can check out this post on my blog.


Surfing to Success

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Who doesn't love free bookmarks?

Hello everyone! It's been pretty hectic lately with school starting, but I'm dropping by to share one of my favorite things about back to school - BOOKMARKS! Ever year I have a bookmark for each subject ready to go. These print out 3 to a page, so I can print them all on one pack of cardstock! I'd like to share with you my Interactive Notebooking Bookmark, which I personally use in Math, and my Close Reading Bookmarks.

Click on the images to download the bookmarks for free!

We've already gotten good use out of both bookmarks. I see students pulling out the Close Reading Bookmark as a reference every time we read. That makes me SO happy!

I also have a free Close Reading lesson on Theme up on my blog if you want to see pictures of us using the other side of the Close Reading bookmark!

Performing in Fifth