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5th grade writing rubrics. 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids - The Teacher Next Door - Creative Ideas From My Classroom To Yours. When I changed grade levels from second grade to 4th/5th, one of the things I really thought I would miss was all of my wonderful picture books.

5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids - The Teacher Next Door - Creative Ideas From My Classroom To Yours

I used to love to read and re-read them to the kids, to gaze at their delightful pictures, and to use them to get kids excited about the magic of reading. Over the years, I loved picture books so much that if you saw my collection, you might have wanted to nominate me for some kind of teaching hoarder show (I had that many)!

When we moved across the country and my new teaching job was 4th/5th (scared the dickens out of me at that time), I thought I would have to give up my picture books, pack them into boxes, and store them in my garage. But once I realized how effective they could be with my big kids, I happily unwrapped these picture book treasures and carted them off to school. Now, many of my picture books are key mentor texts...the stars of countless mini-lessons. 1. 2. I love the fact that mentor texts are short and sweet. 3. 4. 5. Resources for Nonfiction Text. Reading/Writing Resources- Parents/Teachers.

Free ESL Fun Games, Interactive Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Classrooms. ESL Videos. Education. Fourth grade reading is about getting faster and better at reading.

Education

Your child already has his basic reading skills in hand. Now he'll focus on using them with greater ease. Children in the fourth grade continue to work on the mechanics of reading, especially vocabulary skills, and expanding the number of words that they comfortably use. They'll also work quite a bit on reading comprehension, learning and using strategies to understand, interpret, and evaluate text.

Curriculum varies from state-to-state, but students working at the standard level at the beginning of fourth grade generally: Students working at the standard level at the end of fourth grade: Vocabulary Games and Resources. Online Writing Courses for Elementary to High School - Time4Writing. Basic Practice Test-4. I'm Reading! SpellingCity (vocab building too) Speaking and Listening.

Random Acts of Kindness. Math Games. Practice addition skills by matching the correct answers to each question.

Math Games

Complete all of the questions to make reveal a Christmas picture. Practice counting skills in this fun online game. It's color by number! To determine the color of each space solve each addition problem, then use the code at the side of the page. Drag the shapes from the bottom to the picture to make it complete again. Practice addition skills with sums up to 100 in this fun puzzle game.

Connect the dots in order to make a Fall picture. Practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication in this math version of Pacman. Race against other online players while practicing your multiplication skills this fun math game. Connect the dots in order to make a St. What Are Your Character Strengths? SpellingCity (vocab building too) Cyberbullying. CloudShare Support Session - YouTube in the Classroom.

Within The Eye Of The Storm - Directed by Shelley Hermon. Tim Winton's Palm Sunday plea: Start the soul-searching Australia. Comment For the past few years, as traumatised people have fled towards safety, towards what they believed was a civilised and compassionate haven, our national peace of mind has been built upon the hidden, silent suffering of others.

Tim Winton's Palm Sunday plea: Start the soul-searching Australia

Photo: Angela Wylie Palm Sunday commemorates the day an itinerant prophet spoke truth to power. Jesus of Nazareth arrived at the gates of Jerusalem in a parody of imperial pomp. But he was a nobody. Jesus used to say things like this. His followers called his idea The Way. For generations, in communities all over the globe, Palm Sunday has been a day when people walk for peace and reconciliation. We belong to a prosperous country, a place where prosperity and good fortune have made us powerful. It's a secret we don't want to acknowledge. What secret are we hiding? But for someone seeking asylum, someone arriving by boat, this special species of creature called a "boat person", the pity isn't there. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers.

We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Random Item / Person selector / Generator fruit machine. Fourth Grade. Harcourt School Publishers - The Learning Site. "What's the Point?" Game Instructions.

Free Math Games. Flashcards. Free Math, English programs, games, worksheets for grades K-8 - Dositey.com educational site. Bug2. Ideas for Use of Rubrics. High Frequency words by frequency.pdf. K-12 High Frequency words by frequency[4].pdf. LearnZillion. PARCC Games. Here you will find a variety of games aimed to help students prepare for the Reading section of the PARCC exam.

PARCC Games

Check back often, as we will be constantly adding new games. Common Core Standards Explorer. New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange. 200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing. 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing. Literacy.