3D Landform Maps!
My students LOVE making these fun 3D landform maps each year. Now let me just tell you- I am always wiped out by the end of the day when we make these- but they really are a blast and so meaningful to make. I first put the kids into groups of 3 or 4. Then, they used a landform map in their Social Studies book to sketch where the mountains and deserts are located. This just helps them get a start when they begin painting the plains on the map. After they have an idea of where the mountains…
My Country Study
This four page printable is designed to encourage children to do some really good research about a country of their choice, and put together a book that they will be proud of! We've asked them to compile all sorts of interesting facts but left room for creativity too.
10 Authors for Elementary School Social Studies Teachers to Know
The Common Core State Standards are being rolled out this fall, and teachers around the United States are looking for ways to incorporate more nonfiction books into their lessons. I have been devot…
More on My Social Studies Interactive Notebook
This post includes more pictures of my social studies interactive notebooks we have used this school year. You will see most of the information in this post are foldables from Dinah Zike and mine is lacking color like the students. Global grid system notes Maps versus globes Venn diagram Parts of a map foldable Vocabulary to accompany our textbook Landforms found above and below sea level foldable Types of landforms foldable Cornell notes on South America from our textbook This is a bad copy…
Kindergarten CVC Word Center - CVC Word Literacy Center
This FREE kindergarten literacy centers is a fantastic activity to practice CVC Words. Use this freebie during literacy centers, guided reading, or morning tubs!
Constitution Lesson Plans for 8th Grade American History
Need some help with your American History lessons? Take a peek at my lesson plans and ideas. These are my Constitution Lesson Plans for 8th Grade American History. My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading skills). After teaching American history to 8th graders for a few years, I've developed this webpage in the hopes that it can help first year teachers get…
Free Reading Comprehension and Reading Fluency Trials For Teachers, Parents & Tutors
Try this MLK holiday lesson in your classroom for free. Lyrics2Learn is a year-round reading comprehension program that is proven to improve student reading scores. Sign up today and try these engaging hiphop and rock video lessons with your students!
Community Helpers Activities - Reading Comprehension Passages K-2
These Community Helpers reading comprehension passages for ESL Newcomer K-3 can be used in your class to help your students with reading comprehension skills as well as with test taking skills. Please take a preview peek! Included: 5 engaging passages with 2 multiple choice questions and 1 written response. Police Officers Firefighters Teachers Mail Carriers Nurses