Reading Strategy Task Cards – FREE

I have this idea that if a teacher who has never used task cards tries them, she will love them so much that she will simply have to get more. That is one reason why I made this set of free Reading Strategies Task Cards. While totally useful as a stand-alone activity, this set of task cards is kind of a sampler of some of

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Halloween Activities for Elementary Students

Everything Halloween Activities, Ideas, and Freebies

If you’re looking for Halloween activities, we have lots of ideas for you.  This post is a collection of our most popular October ideas and freebies. You can click the link to check out each post and grab up any of the free materials that go with the post. Any of these activities will bring a little holiday fun to the season! Writing Prompts! Writing

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teaching theme worksheets and activities

Ideas for Teaching Theme to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

How to Teach Theme to Students I used to think teaching theme was difficult. Other skills, like story elements, are generally pretty straight forward. Setting, character, and plot–easy peasy. There are tons of resources available, and the concepts are fairly concrete.    NOTE: As Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases. But then you get to theme. How do you teach something that is abstract,

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Halloween Read Alouds

Halloween Books to Read-Aloud

Looking for some great Halloween books to share with your students? A few days ago, I asked my Facebook followers to share their favorite Halloween book to read out loud. Their responses are below, along with any comments they had to offer. You can learn more about each book by clicking on the title or the image to go to the Amazon listing. Please note

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Ten Cool Things You May Not Know About TpT

Teachers Pay Teachers is growing in leaps and bounds! Most likely you already use this site, maybe on a daily basis. But you may not know everything about it. Here are ten tips for buyers to help you get the most out of your TpT experience.   You can find all of any seller’s free products by going to his or her store, scrolling to

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