52 Free English Language Arts Resources for 2nd Grade – ELA – August 18, 2015

52 Free English Language Arts Resources for 2nd Grade
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Week of August 18, 2015


 

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Reading Responses

Reading Responses

by Rachelle Smith

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This packet of reading responses will help your students comprehend when reading fiction, non-fiction, or even when they listen to a book/cd digi…

Subjects: Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Graphic Organizers


 

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Stupendous Story Elements

Stupendous Story Elements

by A Year of Many Firsts

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Grab this 34 page FREE packet to use when teaching story elements (character, setting, problem and solution) in your classroom. Many of the works…

Subjects: English Language Arts

Second Resources: Worksheets, Graphic Organizers


 

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Freebie {Word Work Activities}

Freebie {Word Work Activities}

by Krista Wallden

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This 26-page freebie has some simple reproducibles that I have made throughout the year for my Word Work station. Included in this packet: …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Non-Fiction Text Features Posters

Non-Fiction Text Features Posters

by Primary Punch

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***Please be aware that it is against my terms of use for this product to be posted to school websites, cloud sharing websites or wiki spaces. T…

Subjects: English Language Arts

Second Resources: Posters


 

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RtI: Response to Intervention “If, Then” Reading Interventions Menu

RtI: Response to Intervention “If, Then” Reading Interventions Menu

by Hello Literacy

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***I’m pleased to share that this intervention menu (along with my

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Early Intervention

Second Resources: Activities, Minilessons, Professional Documents


 

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Parts of Speech Flipbook

Parts of Speech Flipbook

by Nicole Rios

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NOTE: This Parts of Speech Flipbook is now available in a full-sized, primary standard font, easier to assemble version, with tons of graphic or…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL – ESL – ELD

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers


 

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A List of Character Traits

A List of Character Traits

by Mrs. R.

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This is a list of 174 different Character Traits. So often when I was teaching I wanted a list of traits so that my students could look at the li…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Novel Study, Word Walls, Printables


 

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Character Trait Analysis for Guided Reading

Character Trait Analysis for Guided Reading

by Amazing Documents

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Character Analysis Graphic Organizers: {FREE} Graphic organizers can be useful in analyzing the personality traits of fictional characters (lik…

Subjects: English Language Arts, EFL – ESL – ELD, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Worksheets, Activities, Printables


 

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Amazing Classroom Essentials: Classic Design {BUNDLE}

Amazing Classroom Essentials: Classic Design {BUNDLE}

by Amazing Documents

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Amazing Classroom Essentials – Classic Design – FREE Classroom Decor for FREE! Check out these amazing items included in this store!

Subjects: English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School

Second Resources: Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters


 

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The Daily Five {FREE Classroom Resources!}

The Daily Five {FREE Classroom Resources!}

by A Year of Many Firsts

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This 51 page packet is full of great Daily 5 resources! I hope you and your students enjoy using these materials. “The Daily 5 and CAFE are tra…

Subjects: English Language Arts

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Posters


 

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Complete Sentence Buddy

Complete Sentence Buddy

by Stephanie Stewart

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The sentence buddy serves as a great visual aide for kiddos who are learning about the parts of a complete sentence: capital letter, noun, verb, …

Subjects: Arts, Grammar, Writing

Second Resources: Projects, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas


 

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The Daily 5 Classroom Pack

The Daily 5 Classroom Pack

by The Teaching Reef

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Come visit my blog at theteachingreef.blogspot.com. Also, check out these links to my units, my…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Guided Reading Prompt Cards

Guided Reading Prompt Cards

by Shelley Gray

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This resource includes 24 eye-catching prompt cards for during guided reading. During reading breaks, a student can choose a card and complete th…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading

Second Resources: Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Sight Word Practice PRE-PRIMER (Trace it. Write it. Build it. Find it. Use it.)

Sight Word Practice PRE-PRIMER (Trace it. Write it. Build it. Find it. Use it.)

by Michelle Hudgeons

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**UPDATED 3/26/15** This packet includes 39 sight words (Pre-Primer Dolch Word List) practice pages. Each page includes a trace it, write it, fi…

Subjects: Spelling, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Activities, Printables


 

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Literacy Center Book Reports

Literacy Center Book Reports

by Amazing Documents

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FREE Literacy Center Book Reports – Updated! Follow me on teacherspayteachers.com and receive FREE products! I offer my new products for FREE wi…

Subjects: Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature

Second Resources: Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers


 

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Contraction Cut and Paste #2

Contraction Cut and Paste #2

by David

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Contraction Cut and Paste #2 is…

Subjects: English Language Arts

Second Resources: Worksheets, Activities, Homework


 

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Writing Activity

Thanksgiving Turkey – Writing Activity

by Ms Makinson

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Writing Activity “I am thankful for…” Instructions: Give each of your students one turkey and a page o…

Subjects: Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving

Second Resources: Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff


 

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Free Verb Activities

Free Verb Activities

by Amy Lemons

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This free download includes: Linking/Action Verb Sort Writing sentences with verbs page Unscrambling sentences with verbs Sorting past, prese…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Grammar

Second Resources: Activities, Printables


 

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Out of This World Similes

Out of This World Similes

by The Peanut Gallery

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This simile unit is my gift to you and features fun and creative ways to involve and motivate students while teaching similes. The pages included…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Writing

Second Resources: Worksheets, Activities, Printables


 

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Daily 5-2nd Edition FREEBIES

Daily 5-2nd Edition FREEBIES

by Mel D-Seusstastic

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June 2015 Note: TECH ISSUES? READ BELOW! If you are getting an error that says “Windows cannot complete this extraction. The destination file co…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Professional Development

Second Resources: Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters


 

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Guided Reading “Snapshot” Assessment

Guided Reading “Snapshot” Assessment

by Sarah Paul

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Use these forms to get a quick “snapshot” assessment of your students during guided reading. Great communication tool for parents as well! For m…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Assessment, Classroom Forms, Rubrics


 

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Amazing Polka Dot – Alphabet Letters – {FREEBIE}

Amazing Polka Dot – Alphabet Letters – {FREEBIE}

by Amazing Documents

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Amazing Polka Dot – Alphabet Header – FREE Updated 7/2014 – Re-download. Thank you for your feedback. Check out these amazing products!

Subjects: Reading, Spelling, Back to School

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Posters


 

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Dice Games – Reading and Language Arts – Freebie!

Dice Games – Reading and Language Arts – Freebie!

by Melissa Mazur

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My popular Spelling Roll-A-Word inspired me to create a more comprehensive set of dice games to be used to enhance your reading and language arts…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Games


 

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Noun, Verb, and Adjective Sort FREEBIE

Noun, Verb, and Adjective Sort FREEBIE

by Jamie Rector

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This FREE download contains a Noun, Verb, and Adjective Sort with a sorting mat, 24 word cards to sort, and a recording sheet. I hope your kids …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar

Second Resources: Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Punctuation Song Posters

Punctuation Song Posters

by Martha Rogers

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Teaching children how to use punctuation in their writing, and how to use punctuation to read with fluency in reading, is an expectation of the C…

Subjects: Balanced Literacy, Music, Tools for Common Core

Second Resources: Songs, Printables, Posters


 

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100th Day of School Freebie {Printables}

100th Day of School Freebie {Printables}

by Mrs Jones’ Creation Station

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100th Day of School Freebie {Printables} This freebie includes printables that can be used on the 100th Day of School. Includes: 100 Things Bag…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal

Second Resources: Printables


 

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Character Traits Categories

Character Traits Categories

by WorkshopClassroom

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I would give my students a sheet with character traits, and their heads would spin trying to locate a word amongst the sea of words! So this cha…

Subjects: Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Worksheets, Activities


 

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Penguin Writing Freebie ~ Read and write about 6 species of penguins

Penguin Writing Freebie ~ Read and write about 6 species of penguins

by Teacher Treasure Hunter

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This freebie features information pages about these penguin species: Emperor, King, Gentoo, Adelie, Macaroni and Little. The pages are written …

Subjects: Science, Writing, Informational Text

Second Resources: Research, PrintablesCCSS:RI.K.1, RI.K.5, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.5, RI.3.10 …


 

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Story Skills / Story Elements

Story Skills / Story Elements

by MPH mom

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This worksheet is great for any story! It is part of my Story Skills / Story Elements Pack. It contains the following sections: Wonderings (Wh…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers


 

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Elementary Poetry Collection

Elementary Poetry Collection

by Mary Lirette

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Here is a collection of poems and activities that I put together to use throughout the year with my students. None of the poems are original- bu…

Subjects: Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry

Second Resources: Workbooks, Fun Stuff, Printables


 

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{Free} Puzzle Piece Templates {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

{Free} Puzzle Piece Templates {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}

by Krista Wallden

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This freebie includes puzzle piece templates for a two-part puzzle and a four-part puzzle- perfect for matching activities! I have included an im…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects

Second Resources: Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers


 

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Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Homework (freebie)

Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling Homework (freebie)

by Second Story Window

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6 different spelling tic-tac-toe forms for students to use as weekly homework. Each week has a space for students to write 10 spelling words and…

Subjects: Spelling, Study Skills

Second Resources: Worksheets, Homework, Printables


 

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Dolch Sight Word Assessment and Progress Monitoring Materials

Dolch Sight Word Assessment and Progress Monitoring Materials

by Make Take Teach

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Assess your student’s knowledge of the Dolch 220 sight words with the Make, Take & Teach sight word assessment. Assessment materials, direct…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading

Second Resources: Assessment


 

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American Heroes for Little Learners(Freebie)

American Heroes for Little Learners(Freebie)

by Mel D-Seusstastic

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Updated 5/18/14: Added more writing pages and even more American heroes! This freebie now includes: fire safety week, Veterans Day, Memorial Day …

Subjects: Social Studies – History, Writing

Second Resources: Activities, Printables, Posters


 

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Punctuation Perfection {FREEBIE}

Punctuation Perfection {FREEBIE}

by Rachelle Smith

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There are 6 posters included: *Question Mark *Exclamation Point *Period *Comma *Quotation Marks *Apostrophe BONUS POSTER ADDED {1/4/14} *Bolded…

Subjects: Grammar

Second Resources: Worksheets, Posters


 

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Prefixes and Suffixes FREEBIE!

Prefixes and Suffixes FREEBIE!

by Amy Lemons

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Need a few activities for prefixes and suffixes?! Here’s what you’ll find in this little freebie: -Prefix flapbook with labels -Prefix sort -Suf…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Grammar

Second Resources: Activities, Printables


 

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Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

by Rachel Lynette

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Reading Strategies: 8 Posters FREE Use these bright and colorful posters at centers or to decorate your classroom. A great way to remind student…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters


 

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20 Spelling Task Cards

20 Spelling Task Cards

by Amy Lemons

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Print the cards out, laminate, and put them into a spelling center! This is a fast, easy way to manage your spelling centers 🙂 Task cards are …

Subjects: Spelling

Second Resources: Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Close Reading Freebie

Close Reading Freebie

by Rachel Lynette

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Close reading is a big part of the Common Core and an important skill to master. This freebie includes a close reading poster, 3 graphic organize…

Subjects: Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading

Second Resources: Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study


 

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Worth More Than Gold {A Writing Craftivity}

Worth More Than Gold {A Writing Craftivity}

by The Teacher Wife

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Your students will love this FUN St. Patrick’s Day writing activity! Check out my teaching blog for more St. Patrick’s Day fun: http://theteach…

Subjects: Writing, St. Patrick’s Day

Second Resources: Fun Stuff, Printables


 

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Earth Day Mini-Unit {Freebie}

Earth Day Mini-Unit {Freebie}

by Rachelle Smith

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In honor of Earth Day {April 22nd}, I’ve created a unit and our class is “going green” {your class can too! This is a multi-grade level unit}. …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Arts

Second Resources: Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans


 

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Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension Supplement

Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension Supplement

by Jodi Southard

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As a 1st grade teacher in a high poverty school, I am always looking for ways to help my students increase their reading fluency, comprehension, …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Other, Worksheets, Printables


 

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I have.. Who has? Prefixes (pre, re, un, im)

I have.. Who has? Prefixes (pre, re, un, im)

by Reading Royalty

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I have… who has? Is a great game to practice a variety of skills! This version focuses on prefixes: pre, re, un, and im. This game contains 3…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Activities, Fun Stuff, Flash CardsCCSS:L.2.3, L.2.4d, L.3.3, L.3.3a


 

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David Learns the School Rules Craftivity and Writing

David Learns the School Rules Craftivity and Writing

by Angie Neal

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Grab this FREE craftivity to go along with the book “David Goes to School”. Follow my store so you don’t miss out on the other great FREEBIES tha…

Subjects: Arts, Writing, Back to School

Second Resources: Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas


 

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I Can Read Simple Sentences NO PREP (Sampler)

I Can Read Simple Sentences NO PREP (Sampler)

by The Moffatt Girls

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Building FLUENCY and CONFIDENCE is such an important aspect in learning how to read. This I Can Read Simple Sentences NO PREP Sampler packet is …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories

Second Resources: Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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FREE Text and Spell Word Work iPhones

FREE Text and Spell Word Work iPhones

by Traci Clausen

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Use these *iPhones* during word work. Have your students write the words you want them to practice into the chat windows with visa-vi or white bo…

Subjects: Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Second Resources: Activities, Printables


 

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“The first thing I do…write my name!” {a poster}

“The first thing I do…write my name!” {a poster}

by Tori’s Teacher Tips

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How many of you are TIRED of getting papers with no names!! This is a fun poster that I hang in my room. We “chant” this every time be begin a …

Subjects: Other (ELA)

Second Resources: Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters


 

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Reading strategy cards for CAFE

Reading strategy cards for CAFE

by Down Under Teacher

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*Updated 28/07/12 with 3 more cards. Add these cards to your CAFE board as you introduce each strategy to your class. Comes in American and Brit…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School

Second Resources: Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas


 

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Inference, Key Details, and Vocabulary ~ Autumn Inference

Inference, Key Details, and Vocabulary ~ Autumn Inference

by Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson

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Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. …

Subjects: Reading Strategies, Autumn, Informational Text

Second Resources: Printables, Games, Literacy Center IdeasCCSS:RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2 …


 

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“What is Fluency? {FREE} Fluency Student Reference

“What is Fluency? {FREE} Fluency Student Reference

by MsJordanReads

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“What is Fluency?” is a great reference sheet which provides an overview of the major parts of fluency. Use it with students to introduce fluency…

Subjects: English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies

Second Resources: Handouts, Printables, Posters


 

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Daily 5 Goodies

Daily 5 Goodies

by Teaching With Love and Laughter

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This product includes… Daily 5 Rotation Cards Daily 5 Posters Daily 5 Anchor Charts Enjoy! Lori If you like what you see, please follow me: …

Subjects: English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy

Second Resources: Literacy Center Ideas


 

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going batty {free craftivity}

going batty {free craftivity}

by A Cupcake for the Teacher

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Your little ones will go batty for this little craft! Grab your copy to create a fun bat craft and complete your choice of writing prompt! Incl…

Subjects: Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween

Second Resources: Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas


 

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