Monday, October 16, 2017

Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubrics and Outlines/Poster CCSS Aligned 6-12

Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubrics and Outlines/Poster CCSS Aligned 6-12


6 writing rubrics with student self-assessments (for a 5, 7, & 9 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. There are 15 rubrics in all to include the extra credit variation. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Rubrics are created with variation. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

Included in this resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
✓13 Outlines & Graphic Organizers
✓ Poster
✓ Key Word List
5, 7, & 9 Paragraph (With and Without CCSS Listed):
✓ Basic Rubric 1 - Without Extra Credit
✓ Basic Rubric 2 - With Extra Credit
✓ Basic Rubric 3 - With Extra Credit & Parent Signature
✓ Advanced Rubric 4 - Without Extra Credit
✓ Advanced Rubric 5 - With Parent Signature
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

Try it before you buy it right here…FREE Informative/Explanatory Writing Basic Rubric CCSS Aligned

*Teacher rubric on one side while student self-assessment is on the other side when printed.
*Rubrics are created with variation to meet your classroom’s needs.
*Can print rubrics front and back to save on paper (cut it in half.)  
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers and students.
*Easy scoring on a 10 or 5 points each category out of 100 points.  
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Teacher and student self assessment to grade a seven paragraph argumentative essay.  
*The clip art is on the pages that students use.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.7 & W.6-12.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*6-12th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Rubric 1: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.2.A, W.6-8.2.B, W.6-8.2.E, W.6-8.2.F, W.6-8.4
*Rubric 2-5: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.2, W.6-8.4
*There is a Save the Planet version to print on both sides of the paper and a version to print just one side of the paper.

Happy Teaching! 
Sally

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Veterans Day Emergent Reader (Free)”

by Mrs VanMeter
Kindergarten - 1st Grade


This emergent reader text is a fun and informative way to help your emerging readers track print and learn about Veteran's Day. Color words and sight words are used in this reader. All pages, images and text are black and white to save on ink. Page numbers are on each page.

Common Core correlation for kindergarten:
K.RF.3
K.RF.1
K.RF.4





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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Presenting...Teacher Talk's Feature Author, October 2017: Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools



It's TEACHER TALK'S Featured Author
October 2017
Kathie Yonemura
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I started teaching in a large school district in southern California in 1987 & I’m STILL just as passionate about teaching & learning . . . 30 years later!! Other teachers inspire me: their ideas, lessons, and their classrooms. I love to collaborate and brainstorm with others. I believe in teaching to the whole child, try to engage my students with real world problem solving and helping kids to identify and develop their strengths.


I’m married to a wonderful, supportive husband and we have three daughters. I love to travel, read, and scrapbook.

My Resources

I create Tried and True Teaching Tools in the form of creative and differentiated lesson plans, units, and resources. One of my favorite FREEBIES is my School Supplies Logic Sampler!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/School-Supplies-Logic-Sampler-2756218

Logic is the ability to process information using reasoning, logic, and abstract thinking. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this sampler of logic task cards are great to use at a math center, as a partner activity, or modeled in a small group.


Another one of my favorites is Landforms Photo File
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Landforms-Photo-File-2194181
Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, this complete set of gorgeous photos of landforms is the perfect supplement for teaching visual vocabulary and California geography! Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these photos enhance student understanding! Includes information slide for each type of landform. More than just pictures! 
  • Activate schema
  • Create photo dictionaries or vocabulary cards for English learners
  • Create sorting activities and matching games

Tried and True Teaching Tools has many best sellers, but this is a big customer favorite:



Student-authored books convey their knowledge of the California regions, using the rhythmic writing pattern from The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this product includes a graphic organizer to take notes and templates for student books. Knowing they are publishing a book motivates students to write for an audience! CCSS aligned. Rubric & samples included.


Where can you find me?

I love the collaboration of TBOTEMC. Members are encouraged to think of new marketing ideas, ways to connect and support each other. Everyone is positive and helpful. Teacher Talk showcases the wide variety of ideas, lessons, and resources.
TpT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tried-And-True-Teaching-Tools
Blog: http://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
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Email Address: Kathie@triedandtrueteachingtools.com






Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics


This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are EditableTrifold Brochures, Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize. There is a checklist (self eval & peer edit), template, and rubric for the city (capitals), state, country, continent, and template brochures. The graphic organizers, postcards, speech outline, or website homepage drawing can be added to enhance or for differentiated instruction.

Included in this resource: 
✓How I Use This Resource
Editable City Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
Editable State Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
Editable Country Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
Editable Continent Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
Editable Template Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Postcards (12 choices)
✓Internet Homepage
✓Speech Outline
✓Peer Evaluations
✓Alternate Rubric
✓Key Words 
✓Graphic Organizers
✓Terms of Use
✓Graphics and Fonts Credit

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.  

*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.  
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized. 
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs, 2 PPT, & 2 PPTX.

The way I use it...  
Students enjoy this project! This is a 1-2 week project. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates on the checklist. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their brochure in a designated location.

Lastly, there are additional resources such as the checklist, postcards, key word list, or graphic organizers that are available to meet student needs. The homepage and speech are optional activities that you can use with your students.

Happy Teaching! 
Sally

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “I Am Thankful For Thanksgiving Writing Prompt Sheet”

by My Kinder Garden
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade


FREEBIE! Here is an adorable Thanksgiving I am thankful for...writing prompt sheet. This can be used as a cute way to display writing in your room or on your bulletin board or just as a fun sheet to use at writing time. 
The awesome frame clipart is by: Rocky Creek Studio
If you download this free item, please take the time to rate it.
If you like this product please visit my TPT store for many other items: My Kinder Garden 

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• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options


Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Engaging and ready-to-go project that provides excellent support to the history, writing, and literacy curriculum to engage students and motivate students for learning. Tie in black history / women's history month, President's Day, or created your theme for this wax museum. Students can write a 5 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction. Choose what you want and then print!

There are 6th-8th and 9th-12th versions available!
Wax Museum Biography Research 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options
Wax Museum Biography Research 9-12 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with or without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are student choice, scene backdrop, and tri-fold versions as options for this project.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.  
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized. 
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Students will write a 5 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their character representation.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics. Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.4,SL.3-5.5,SL.3-5.6, W3-5.2, W.3-5.7,W.3-5.8

The way I use it...
Students enjoy this project! This is a 2-3 month project. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can't do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their research folder in a designated location. Also, you can choose themes for your project such as children’s authors, presidents, Native Americans, American Revolution historical figures, American heroes, African Americans, famous people/Americans, scientists/inventors, composers, or historical figures from your state. The choice is yours!

Happy Teaching! 
Sally

FREE MATH LESSON - “Trig Identity Find It! Game FREE”

by The Enlightened Elephant
7th - 12th Grade


This game helps students practice identifying the basic trig identities; reciprocal identities, quotient identities and pythagorean identities. 

Students work in pairs to find equal identity expressions before their opponent. Includes 2 game boards.

You might also like these other PreCalculus and Trig resources and activities:
Precalculus and Trigonometry Resources





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