These charts are for students’ use in their writing notebooks, but also for teachers! At the beginning of the year, one of the most important things we can do for our students is teach them how to get ideas for their own personal narratives. This will lead to better writing in other genres. More importantly, this will get students excited about writing! I like to focus on these key points at the beginning of the year: Volume, Stamina, & Confidence
This chart is a simple tool students can glue into their notebook as a reminder of ways they can generate ideas for entries, drafts, or stories. Also, teachers can use these as teaching points for mini lessons at the beginning of the year. I would strongly advise teachers to teach students HOW to use this tool & model ways to get ideas, before giving to students. I have included 4 copies: One half-page (so 2 on a page) for students with my examples One half-page (so 2 on a page) for students with a blank t-chart One full page with a blank t-chart One cute colorful one which could be displayed in the writing center or however you choose. By giving students a resource to get ideas, you may be less likely to hear, “I don’t have anything to write about…” And when you do, you have a simple response:
“Let’s take a look at some ways writers get ideas…” This chart could also be displayed in the classroom for students in the writing center. I would love to hear how this works for you! I appreciate any feedback
This is an informational newspaper-style text perfect to teach your students about Veterans Day and may be used over a few days. The questions are offered in two versions: a bingo game and traditional multiple-choice/short response format
Bingo Bingo sheets are included, which have questions from the article. Students read the informational text about Veterans Day. Then, they answer questions on the bingo grid. The grid comes in 26 different versions. Having each student use a different version of the answer grid will allow you to reinforce the content of the informational text by playing a game of bingo possibly on Veterans Day or at the end of the week. The questions range from vocabulary, finding the main idea, using text features, as well as finding key details.
How to Play: The first page is an answer key, which can be used to play the game of bingo. Cut up each square, place in a Ziploc bag or container of your choice and call out questions. Students must answer the question correctly and have 5 in a row. Up, down, or diagonally. Students can use counters or any treats to keep track of the questions called.
Reading Comprehension Questions:The questions are also in a traditional multiple choice and short answer format. Not all answers are included from the Bingo grid and the questions may be slightly different. You would not need to use BOTH formats – pick one or the other.
Thank You Letter:Paper for students to write a Thank You Letter to a veteran is also included.
You might also enjoy these other Reading Comprehension Bingos:
The Polar Express Math, Science, and Reading Activity Bundle
The holiday season just wouldn't be the same without The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. This resource includes materials for you to carry this story across content areas, including rigorous comprehension questions, simple & low-prep science investigations, and Math word problems connected to the story. This resource also includes a simple activity to compare and contrast the book and the movie. You can't get on the Polar Express without your ticket! (Well, at least in the movie…) A bonus train ticket printable for your students is included in 2 different sizes. See the list of resources below.
What does this product include?
*Venn Diagram to compare and contrast The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg book and the movie (Sample Answer Key Included)
*Reading Comprehension Questions for the Book (Answer Key Included)
*Polar Express-themed Math Word Problems 3rd Grade (Add, Subtract, Time, Basic Division) (Answer Key Included)
*Polar Express-themed Math Word Problems 4th Grade(Add, Subtract, Time, Multiplication & Division, Multi-Step) (Answer Key Included)
Science Chocolate Chip or Hershey's Kiss Science Investigation Hot chocolate Science Investigation Sample Answer Key Included
ELA Morning Work 3rd Grade (Bundle) | Distance Learning | Google Slides
*GOOGLE SLIDES* Each month this bundle will be updated to add on a Google Slides version. You will receive an email with your new updates.
Google Slides Updates:
March - done
April - done
May - done
June - done
July - N/A
August - done
September - done
October - done
November - done
December - done
January - done
February - done
The morning work bundle includes morning work for the whole year. Each month contains 4-5 weeks of ELA morning work, which will have a theme around the season, national holidays, or events associated with that particular month. The morning work is focused on ELA 3rd Grade Common Core Standards. Each day has a thematic structure to cover those Language Standards as well as enhance Vocabulary and Comprehension skills.
This resource is a unique way to get your students warmed up in the morning that helps incorporate the 3rd Grade Language Standards, Vocabulary Practice, and Reading Comprehension skills.
Meaningful Monday:Monday is focused on making meaning. Tasks will focus on synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary words, context clues, and making meaning in a short amount of text. Some tasks may require students to make meaning in the text (inference, message, adages, proverbs, etc) or build vocabulary skills.
Text Structure Tuesday:Tuesdays will have a paragraph that requires students to identify the text structure, signal words, and a question or two related to main idea, author's perspective, or vocabulary.
Wordy Wednesday:Wednesday is all about working with words. Tasks include working with shades of meaning, homophones, or a short writing task using pictures or a word bank.
Throwback Thursday:Thursday is all about grammar usage and conventions.
Figurative Friday:Figurative Friday tasks include working with various types of figurative language including similes, metaphors, idioms, and more!
This ELA + Math Morning Work is available for the following grade levels:
Math Task Cards for the Year Bundle (4th Grade) Google Slides & Forms Distance Learning
Google Slides + Forms have been added for Sets 1-17 of this bundle!
This resource is a Growing Bundle that will include Math Task Cards for the entire year. Each set of task cards is aligned to the Common Core Standards so that you can integrate this with your current curriculum. By purchasing the bundle, you save 30% than if you were to purchase the task card sets individually.
I recommend printing these on card stock and/or laminating them so that you can continuously use them year after year.
1. Math Center 2. Journal Problems 3. Small Group Instruction 4. End of Unit Review 5. Test Prep 6. Early Finisher Task 7. Write and Wipe Answers(if laminated) 8.Walk and Solve:Many teachers like to place these around the classroom to get their kids moving by "walking and solving." You can put them on desks, paste them on your whiteboard, and in various places around the room.