This grammar and creative writing resource, , will keep your students actively learning throughout the month of November covering a variety of skills.
Includes 30 student pages and will have students focusing on adjectives, adverbs, verbs, suffixes, articles “a” and “an”, nouns – both common and proper, syllables, synonyms, proofreading and also provides picture writing prompts for creative story writing as well as acrostic and limerick poetry!
The most important thing to foster when teaching is student engagement. If students are engaged, they are learning. Using videos (the right kind of video) in the classroom is one aspect of using a multimedia approach or strategy which can truly engage students.
So how do you choose the correct types of videos for your classroom. To truly engage students, a video (or accompaning materials) should require something of the students. Students should be asked to actively think and participate. That is why I’ve created several teaching videos to help teachers engage students during reading instruction – specifically learning (or review of) word families.
How do my word family videos engage students?
First, I’ve created the videos with a cute “Monster Detective” theme! These little colorful monsters are fun and inviting….
Second, I’ve created the videos to directly engage students in the ‘hunt to solve the mystery of finding the correct words‘… After each ‘mystery’ is presented, the video gives students time to think and select the word before showing the correct answer…
(If a teacher believe the student(s) need additional time to solve the mystery than what I have provided, it is easy for the teacher to simply pause the video.)
At the end of the video, students will continue to be engaged as they review all the words in the video…
(As with the earlier segments of the videos, the review section gives students time to think about which word is the correct one! )
Third, to engage students even more, I provide a student workbook that directly corresponds with each video. The student workbook can be used along side the video, after a video is watched, for homework or any way the teacher believes is most appropriate for his/her students!
As of 7/18/19, I’ve created in this Word Family Video series the following:
This Christmas Bundle designed for Kindergarten contains 2 downloads:
Christmas Math for Kindergarten (See on TPT)(View on CHSH-Teach)
Christmas Math for Kindergarten is perfect for the Christmas holidays with 10 student pages that can be used in math centers, for seat work or fun holiday homework. Skills:
* Number recognition
* Number word recognition
* Simple 1 digit addition and subtraction
* Fine motor skills through tracing numbers and number words as well as cutting and pasting!>
Designed for Kindergarten, however can be used for preschool as well as for remedial 1st grade work.
ABCs & Sight Words for Kindergarten – December and Christmas (See on TPT) (View on CHSH-Teach)
ABC’s and Sight Words for Kindergarten is a 24 page download ready to use during the month of December and leading up to Christmas.
The unit contains all 52 Kindergarten sight words: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, has, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, son, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes
The unit begins for students who need practice with the alphabet (both capital and lower case). It continues with students tracing each sight (distributed in easy to complete pages). The last section of the unit contains sight word flash cards! There are 2 sets of flash cards. 1 set in color for you to use in centers as well as another set in black and white to give to students!
Use this unit in literacy centers, cooperative learning, or even fun holiday homework. Although designed for Kindergarten, may be used with advance preschoolers or with remedial 1st graders!
Looking for Snowman-themed, Winter learning resources? Here are 3 designed for elementary level students (PreK-2nd Grade).
Snowman Literacy Unit (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade)
This Snowman Literacy Unit (Letters, Digraphs, Blends and Sight Words) Pre-Primer to 2nd Grade download can be used in a variety of ways for Pre-K thru 2nd grade, especially in literacy centers!
This unit includes:
* Upper and lower case letter cards
* Sight word cards (Dolch Pre-Primer, Primer, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade)
* Beginning digraph cards
* Ending digraph cards
* Beginning blend cards
* Final blend cards
* Word Mats for 9 beginning digraphs
* Word Mats for 7 ending digraphs
* Word Mats for 20 beginning blends
* Word Mats for 20 final blends
* Word Mat to match upper and lower case letters
* 2 Snowman poem posters
* 6 Literacy center posters
Not a subscriber? You can purchase this resource on CHSH-Teach and TPT.
Math Center materials – Snowman themed (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)
Create a variety of Math Centers with this Winter, Snowman themed resource designed for Kinders and Firsties!
* Number cards 1-100
* Number word cards 1 – 100
* Number and number word posters 1 – 20
* Number strips 1-100 (by tens)
* Shape posters – Square, Rectangle, Circle, Oval, Diamond, Pentagon, Hexagon, Triangle, Trapezoid
* Blank number cards and strips
* Snowman counters
Not a subscriber? You can purchase this resource on CHSH-Teach and TPT.
Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades (Winter Math Activities)
Looking for fun Winter Math activities? Check out my Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades unit. Your students will have fun creating unique ‘dressed’ snowmen. After all are complete, the graphing activity(ies) can begin!Great as a whole class activity, or in cooperative groups and/or centers. This has been created for 2nd and 3rd grades, however younger or older students might enjoy as well.
Directions (included in the download):
Snowman Activity Directions
(Students will have fun creating their own unique snowman!)
Distribute or place copies of the following snowman pages. On each page will be 1 snowman and several colored articles of clothing.
Students are to cut out each piece along with the snowman and then begin to create unique snowmen by gluing the clothing of their choice on to his/her snowman. (One page of this download provides the snowman template page without color. Use this page if you desire to have students color the article of clothes themselves.)
Snowman Graphing Directions
After all the snowmen have been created, work as a class to create a graph (or graphs) showing the articles of clothing (and their colors) that were used! This can be a very simple graph for younger students or can be multiple graphs displaying much greater detail. This download does provide some ‘simple and ready to use’ graphs for students if more
detailed ones are not assigned or demonstrated. Also included our uncolored articles of clothing which can be colored and used on the
Use the first half of this activity (the creation of the snowmen) as a center activity.
Divide students up into cooperative groups and have them work to create a graph (or multiple graphs) of the snowmen created by group members.
Create a bulletin board around the activity displaying the snowmen as well as a graph (or graphs created).
Sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
Sight words account for a large percentage (up to 75%) of the words used in beginning children’s print materials. The advantage for children being able to recognize sight words automatically is that a beginning reader will be able to identify the majority of words in a beginning text before they even attempt to read it; therefore, allowing the child to concentrate on meaning and comprehension as they read without having to stop and decode every single word.
If you are looking for FUN & ENGAGING worksheets to help introduce and/or reinforce the 1st 100 Fry sight words, look no further!
In these units, Students will have sections to trace the words, color the words, write the words, find and color the words and build each word (cutting & pasting)!
Great to use during introduction to each new word, in class or at home review, extra support, in a literacy center and as school break review. Perfect for all Kindergarten classes (or) use with early 1st grade or remedial 1st grade readers.
Word Turkeys is a 64 page download for primary students (Advanced Kindergarten, 1st grade and remedial 2nd grade).
Based on 1st grade word families and sight words, this turkey themed download would make a fun addition during the month of November, the Thanksgiving holidays or any turkey unit!
Contained in the download are rhyming worksheets, sight word cards (great to use as flash cards and/or on bulletin boards and word walls). You’ll also find word family cards (also great to use as flash cards and/or on bulletin boards and word walls.