Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brush up on that Canadian vocabulary - it's nearly July 1st! Canada Day (eh?)

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   Happy Canada Day, everyone! 
I write this to you on the eve of Canada's 148th birthday! 
For those of us who are Canadians of a certain age, life experience and education, the images below are easy to name and contain a number of our national symbols.
Do you know anyone who could benefit from brushing up on their Canadian vocabulary?


BINGO is a fun way to do it at any age!

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Like the freebie?
Here is another Celebrate Canada Product, this one focused on Early Literacy, which can be purchased in a bundle with the Celebrate Canada BINGO game:

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Click the links below to my TpT store for the Celebrate Canada Literacy activities or Bundle, or to explore other areas of the site with related Canadian content!

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And have a Happy Canada Day!!!!!
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Click the symbol above to access my TpT Store! ;)  

Monday, June 29, 2015

FREE WRITING LESSON FOR STRUGGLING WRITERS - "Writing Frames to Help Struggling Writers"

"Writing Frames to Help Struggling Writers"

by: Jen T
Special Education Teacher 
Lesson for 1 - 3 grades


     This is a collection of four writing frames, two research guides, and one rubric I created to help my special education students write reports and summaries. However, I have used it with general education students and English Language learners when we are mainstreaming. They can help any struggling writer organize his/her thoughts and produce an admirable piece of writing. Simple and easy to use.  I used them every year I that I taught lower grades for 12 years. I hope you find them useful too.
Jen T


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Is Independence Day More than Just Fireworks?

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Activities for the 4th of July


Is Independence Day more than just fireworks? read what these educators have to say about it.


Freedom in the Classroom
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Teaching kids about freedom and keeping it simple.

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Giving students choice on what they write about and the mode in which it’s written puts the power back into students’ hands. Not only that, but in the real world — our students will be writing letters of complaint, business proposals, notes of condolence, emails to explain or convince, blog posts to explain opinions… the list goes on. So, how do we do that?


Stars & Stripes

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

When I think about July 4th, I think about our American Flag and what it represents. I asked my class what this day means to them. A young boy stated, “It’s when you get to see fireworks. This is one of the responses I expected, so I asked why do we have fireworks? He just shrugged his shoulders. Another student responded and said, “To celebrate our Independence from England.” Great answer I told him.


Celebrating the 4th With Kids?

By Mary Carr of Carberry Creations

Celebrating the 4th with kids and want to keep them busy? Learn how to have kids make a little notebook craft for 4th of July! Happy Independence Day from Carrberry Creations!

Goodbye June Sale - Summer School & 4th of July Resources


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Here's an idea of how you can put popsicle sticks to good use during the Summer!

Summer Activities

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Stop the Summer Slide with these summer activities...

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**3 Emergent Summer Readers complete with illustrated vocabulary cards for a word wall or pocket chart 

**Summer Poems/Songs sung to popular children's songs

**Summer Skip Counting Center 

**Summer DIBELS Onset Rime Center

**Summer Sight Word Center for the First 100 Dolch Sight Words.

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Teaching Summer School?  Or just want to keep your own children's skills in tact?  Then these Summer Themed activities may be just what you are looking for... Here are a few of the activities you can find by visiting my TpT store and clicking on the "Summer" category...

Color and Black and White versions of all 3 emergent readers plus a "Write Your Own" version, and an "Illustrate Your Own" version for students to show their comprehension skills.

Work on DIBELS onset rime, real or nonsense...

Summer Swimmers Onset Rime - Level 2

Sight Word Practice

Below are a few sample pages from this product...

Here are a few sample pages from this product...

Color and Black and White Versions of All Songs...