This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding for sequencing biographical events as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.I have found this to be successful when used as follow-up at a listening station or at a station with various sources available on a specific person.
Upper Elementary Snapshots: Making Inferences with Poetry. Also, students write the last stanza of the poem (because the poem seems to not have an ending), and then they illustrate it. Skills covered: inference, visualizing, writing poetry, and mood and tone! What a wonderful lesson!
Measurement: Fun Drawing Activities Measurement with Inches and CentimetersMy students love these! Students will follow written dimensions to create drawings of various things. I purposely used words like height, width, and length to teach students as they are measuring, as they often use and confuse these terms.
This product features printable cards for student partners to use for accountable talk when problem solving in math. The discussion questions are designed to help students reflect on and talk about each of the CCSS math practices. By placing these conversation starters in your math centers / math stations or making them available to students during cooperative learning activities in math, you can help students meet K-12 Common Core math standards.
Why not show your students that even candy has a history with this fun/informative web quest! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. I also have included several additional resources and extension activities.
This simple activity is great for the 100th day of school or to see how well students can follow directions. You could also use this for practice counting to 10, counting to 100, or counting by 10's to 100. Enjoy!
Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Before having students identify the main idea within text, have students determine the main idea of a group of words. Then, have students determine what supporting detail does not support the main idea of a paragraph.
Nurturing a “growth mindset” in our students is a critical part of our jobs. Students who believe they can learn, who recognize that hard work pays off, and that minor setbacks lead to more growth actually can rewire their brains! This resource is intended to give you some tools to get these discussions going as you work to help students become more growth-oriented learners. Investing time learning about perseverance, goal setting, and helping students become reflective learners will pay…