Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Building Better Sentences by Adding Details and a FREEBIE

 Writing Details will Improve Writing
Do you need some writing lessons that encourage your students to move beyond the simple sentence phase and into building better sentences by adding details? When details are clear and specific it paints a vivid picture in the reader's mind. 

Details in writing will help it be more Interesting, Important, and Informative. This pack that I created has many ideas that will help and show students how to include effective details in their writing by using sensory words, colors, emotions, descriptions, and answering questions like who, what, when, where, and why.  I always tell students it's not how many details you have, it's the quality of your details that makes your writing stand out. You can find this poster in my Writing Details pack posted below. 


 FREE Build a Sentence
Here is a FREE lesson/example of how to build better sentences from the Writing Details Pack. This lesson is for 2nd and 3rd graders. Start by writing down a noun. Then, answer questions about the noun. Finally, write your sentence. Here is an example of how it works:

Noun: dog
Does What: sits
What Kind: brown
How does it do it? quietly
Where does it do it? on his bed

Now write your sentence:
The brown dog sits quietly on his bed.

Students can also turn this sentence into other sentences. For example: Does the brown dog sit quietly on his bed? or That brown dog is sitting quietly on his bed. 
Download this FREE example and writing paper to try this lesson today. 


 Writing Details
Here is the pack of Writing Details with more build a sentence and so much more. It is loaded with over 50 pages of worksheets, ideas, and writing centers to get your students writing more details in their sentences. They can do this by building better sentences, using their sensory feelings to write details, or describe people, places, and events using a checklist. This pack has so much in it. Your students will have plenty to work on all year long. There are many writing centers, lessons, and worksheets to improve in detail writing. Check out the PREVIEW to see this pack up close. Click the picture on the left to read more about it. This pack is perfect for 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. 


 Build a Sentence Dollar Deal
l also have a pack for beginner or younger students just learning about adding details. This is a pack of 20 repetitive worksheets that students change one sentence into a better sentence by building onto it. 

This pack will improve their sentence writing and improve adding details to their writing. This pack is perfect for beginning writers or 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. 

These worksheets can be used for a quick writing lesson, for a warm-up activity, as an exit ticket, or place them at a writing center to keep kids practicing throughout the year. 

Enjoy the free lesson on writing better sentences. 
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

FREE Valentine's Cards for Kids

 FREE Valentines Cards Eye Heart Monsters
Eye have a FREE gift for you! Do you need some Valentine's cards to pass out to your students? Or do you have a student in your classroom that needs something to pass out to other students? These would also be great to use with your entire class to write Valentine's notes to one another. I have created a set of 9 cards to use. Just print, cut, and write your name or a little note on the back. Pass them out to your students or your special Valentine!

This freebie also comes with a black and white copy. I have copied the black and white version on colored paper. I used a thicker piece of paper to make the cards more durable. The students enjoy coloring them or you can also break out the crayons and color them yourself. =)

Just click the picture above to download these cute monster Valentine Cards. I'm hoping these cards will catch your eye and make you giggle! 

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Do you want to make your own Valentines cards? Here is the clip art I used. ;)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Free Would You Rather Meet Rosa Parks or MLK

 FREE Would you rather meet Rosa Parks or MLK
Would you rather meet Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr? Personally, I wish I could meet both and it's really hard to choose but it would have to be Rosa Parks for me. Her bravery to not give up her bus seat makes me want to cheer and say, "You go girl!" No offence to Martin Luther King Jr. He truly has stood his own bravery and brought awareness of how people were not being treated fairly according to the color of their skin. I wouldn't miss an opportunity to meet him too. This prompt is too hard! 

If you are studying any famous people, try this writing prompt: Would you rather meet ___ or ___? You could also do this with characters in a story you are reading or with authors. Would you rather meet Dr. Seuss or Beverly Cleary?

I am offering this FREE worksheet: Would you rather meet Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr? This worksheet is ready to go. All you have to do is print! Students state their opinion. Write three reasons why they support this and end with a closing statement. This is a great opportunity to use some persuasive or opinion writing in the classroom. Just click the picture above to download it and begin using it in your classroom today. 

 Would You Rather Opinion Starters
When I was creating the "Would You Rather... Opinion Starters", I thought of using the Rosa and Martin worksheet in the pack but I saved it to use during Black History Month and MLK Day. This writing pack, "Would You Rather..." writing prompts, has a variety of topics that you can use anyday. Click the picture on the left to read more about these opinion worksheets.

 Mini Biography Reports for any famous person
Are you working on biographies? I just created this Mini-Biography Report that is ready to go at anytime. The students do all the work. They research and find information on any person they want to study. Students fill in the information on the pages provided and assemble it into a mini-book. Click the picture on the left to read more about it. 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Super Fractions and a Free Worksheet

 Super Fractions Worksheets
I created this pack of Super Fractions which includes 45 worksheets all about fractions! This superhero theme makes these worksheets engaging and super fun! 

If you are a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher, this is a great pack to fit the needs of all your students. Plus this pack is a great supplement to your own fraction unit. 

These handy little worksheets are perfect for beginners and those that need a good review of fractions. You can find pages like comparing, ordering, naming fractions, fraction of a set, and word problems. This pack also uses like and unlike denominators. The worksheets can be used during your fraction unit, sent home for homework, for assessments, or place at your math centers for early finishers. 

To see if this pack is the right fit for your classroom, download the FREE worksheet below. 

 FREE Fraction Worksheet
Click here to try a FREE worksheet from the Super Fractions pack from above. Click and download this assessment worksheet to see how well your students do with fractions. If your students pass this fraction assessment, then you do not need the pack above. But, if your students cannot pass or have trouble with the fractions in this assessment, you might want to think about getting the Super Fractions Worksheets.

Click the FREE fraction worksheet to download today and use in your classroom.
 Free Super Fractions Worksheet

I love fractions! I've created a few more fraction resources. Click on the picture below to read more about each one. 
 Cooking up Some Fractions Word Problem Task Cards Fraction of a Set Task Cards Compare and Order Fractions Fractions on a Number Line Task Cards Improper and Mixed Fractions Task Cards Simplify Fractions Task Cards
 Add and Subtract Fractions with unlike demominators Add and Subtract Fractions using Like Denominators Turkey Pie Fractions Task Cards and Worksheets Pizza Pie Fractions Task Cards and Worksheets Candy Jar Fractions Task Cards Would You Rather Fractions. Fun Task Cards to Compare Fractions.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mini Research Reports

 Mini Reports Bundle for 4 products
Are you ready to write some cool mini-reports? I created 4 packs to write 4 different reports. These reports include: states, country, animal, and biography. These reports and perfect for classrooms 2nd-5th grade. Each report has students writing facts and gluing or drawing pictures to complete their report. Once finished, these look great in your reading center. These reports will be ready for all to read, enjoy, and learn from. Use these for your class projects, as homework assignments, or for early finishers. You can purchase all 4 packs in one or they are available as individual products as well. Here are some of the images of the reports:
 Mini Animal Report Mini Country Report Mini Biography Reports Mini States Report
These mini reports will be easy for you to prepare and fun for the students to gather information and report it into these mini books. Just print and report! 


Here are some more of my mini ideas:
 Mini Workbook using Writing Prompts Mini Workbook using Elapsed Time Mini Workbook using Money
 Mini Workbook using 4 Digit Numbers Mini Workbook using 3 Digit Numbers Place Value Mini Workbook using 2 Digit Numbers
 Mini Workbook using Simple Addition Word Problems Mini Workbook using 2 Digit Word Problems
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Free Sequencing with Santa Gnome

 Free Sequence Writing about the Santa Gnome
I just finished creating my Santa Gnome Sequencing Clip Art. I used the clip art in this writing sequence worksheet. There are 2 worksheets included. One is to write out the steps the gnome is doing and the other worksheet is to cut and paste the santa gnomes in order from beginning to end. They write only one or two sentences about what is happening in the 2nd worksheet. These are great for K-5th grade classrooms this holiday season. Click the picture on the left to download this freebie! 
 Free Sequence Cut and Paste Free Sequence Writing about Santa Gnome getting ready for Christmas
 Santa Gnome Sequence Clip Art
Here is the Santa Gnome Sequencing Clip Art. There are 8 images in color and black and white. Use this clipart in your classroom to sequence a story of events. Click the picture on the left to be taken to my clip art store, Clip Factory.




Here are more sequencing resources for the classroom
 Sequence Cut and Paste Worksheets Snowmen Storyboards for Sequencing Sequencing Task Cards includes 30 task cards to order sentences from beginning to end
Happy Sequencing!
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