Here are some units that I developed to use while student teaching:
Creative Thinking with Dr. Seuss:
I created this unit using inspiration from Dr. Seuss' "Read Across America Day". It includes four of the most popular Dr. Seuss books ( "The Foot Book", "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think", "Hop on Pop" and "The Lorax" ) with cooperative learning activities and projects to go along with each story. This unit inspires children's creativity and gets them thinking in a new way.
On March 1, 2014, Alice Brewster (TpT Seller) said:
Wonderful activities! Thanks!
On March 10, 2014, Megan C. said:
Just what the doctor ordered!!!
Kevin Henkes Author Study:
This author study has activites to go along with "Chrysanthemum", "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse", "Wimberly Worried", and "Chester's Way". We used these activities in our literacy centers.
On March 1, 2014, Amanda Clark (TpT Seller) said:
This was a fun resource to use during our Kevin Henkes author study! Thanks so much!
On September 13, 2013, Valerie R. said:
Love author studies. Nice to have the materials made so we can just enjoy the stories together.
Great activities for great stories! Thanks!
March 3, 2013
Can't wait to use this!
February 23, 2013
Tall-Tales and Legends:
This unit includes graphic organizers and a writing project to go along with the tall-tale of "Pecos Bill" and "The Legend of the Bluebonnet".
On December 17, 2013, BEATRIZ B. said:
Awesome product! It is always difficult to find activities to go with the books in this genre - thank you for making our jobs easier!
On September 18, 2013, Danielle S. said:
This was a great resource for my Legends unit. I especially like resources that are aligned with texts.
These literacy centers include spelling practice, dictionary skills practice, compound word practice and sight word practice.
Language Arts Challenging Creative Writing:
I developed this unit after attending the GT and Special Populations training. This unit is designed to introduce a deeper level of thinking into the classroom I used GT like activities to inspire creative writing and critical thinking.
Challenging MAth Activities:
This unit gets students to think deeply about numbers and challenge their minds by adding originality to math.
On January 4, 2014, Buyer said:
I am very excited to use this with my high-leved first grade math students; I think it'll keep them thinking! Thank you :)
Greater than/Less Than/ Equal to Sort:
Created with Debbie Dillers suggestions in mind, this sort helps students become familiar with the greater than/less than/equal to signs, and enhances their addition and subtraction skills. A number is chosen to place in the blank white circle, and every addition/subtraction problem is compared to that number to tell whether the answer is greater than, less than, or equal to the chosen number.
So cute! Cannot wait to use it! Just what I needed! :)
March 10, 2013
Geometric Shape Activity:
Great team building activity! Students have to work together to re create a model but only one student can SEE the model. The other students have to communicate effectively to find the information they need from the "SEER" in order to rebuild the model that the "seer" sees.
Tanya Culpepper (TpT Seller)
Excellent resource. Thanks!
February 24, 2013
Landform Virtual Field Trip:
A fun way to teach landforms! Students will travel through landforms on a virtual field trip, and will record information that they find into their "landform photo album"
American Symbols Unit:
This unit was used in literacy centers during our study of America. The activities greatly enhanced students knowledge of the symbols and anthems that America holds dear.
Chinese NEw Year Math and Literacy Activities:
This was the very first lesson that I taught as a student teacher. Students learned about the Chinese New Year through math and literacy activities.
It looks great! I will use them this week and next.
February 3, 2013