This is a big puzzle piece for students to fill in as a get to know you activity for the first day of school. All students are an important piece of the puzzle! Maybe for a musical master"piece" board!
Writing about small moments.a Seed vs. a Watermelon anchor chart.there are a number of terrific writing anchor charts here, but this is my favorite! Kids always want to choose a topic that is just too big! This helps them narrow it down.
As an English teacher, it will be essential to write and present persuasive arguments. This useful graphic organizer will help students build an argument for either a speech or an essay.
Are your students struggling to build their reading stamina during The Daily 5? Encourage focus and attention to the task by graphing successful stamina minutes! Your students will definitely be motivated as they watch the graph grow!
*Opinion writing template*Age suitability: Grades 5 - template provides a writing scaffold for students; while providing examples of sentence starters and ideas which positions the reader and the writer.
One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.
Parent Notes: Relieve some of the stress from the beginning of the year? These Parent Notes are a quick print so you can prep them before the school year or really fast before your students arrive for the day!
First Day of School Lesson Plans, Ideas and Freebies
Finger Knitting Snakes - these snakes are so cool and fun to make. Learn about finger knitting with two colours of yarn, as well as our new technique of "increasing" and "decreasing" a stitch. So fun and easy!!