September 30, 2013

Strategic Reading Posters

This will be a quick post because I need to run to the library....I had an unexpected day off of school, so I thought I'd create some reading strategy posters!  I've been wanting to make them for a long time, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I have decided to put the set on sale for 20% off today and tomorrow! Snag the "We are Strategic Readers!" poster that goes with the 8 strategy posters below!

*Each strategy includes a poster explaining the strategy, mini posters with questions readers should ask themselves, mini posters with ways to start written responses, and an interactive flip book to practice the strategy.

Includes the following strategies:
1. Making Connections
2. Making Predictions
3. Asking Questions
4. Visualizing
5. Monitoring & Clarifying
6. Summarizing & Synthesizing
7. Determining Importance
8. Analyzing Author’s Craft

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September 21, 2013

Interactive Notebook Freebie

This idea came to me yesterday, so I thought I'd whip it up and post it ASAP!  It's an tech. themed interactive notebook FREEBIE!  You can use it for any subject area.  There are three options for the front of the phone: a vocab. page, a famous/important person page, and a dialogue page. There are also three options that you can use for the inside of the phone as well.  Enjoy!

If you are looking for more S.S. related interactive notebook materials, click on the image below! :)

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September 15, 2013

Social Studies Interactive Notebook

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  I've been swamped with everything back to school, as well as having my first observation last week.  Yes, the new OTES evaluation (If you teach in Ohio, you will know why I've been all kinds of busy lately). It's been a crazy first few weeks of school!  In my free time, which admittedly has been lacking, I have been tirelessly working on my "Social Studies Interactive Notebook" set. Check it out by clicking on the image below.  Also, snag a FREEBIE at the end of this post! :)


 It includes the following:

Section 1- 8 Strands of S.S.
*1 activity

Section 2- S.S. Skills Pages
*4 activities
*One on primary and secondary sources, one for the 5Ws and 1 H, one yes/no opinion activity, and one KWL

Section 3- Map Skills
*1 activity
*Cardinal directions/compass rose
*See my feature of a map FREEBIE

Section 4- Landforms
*2 variations for the following landforms: isthmus, hill, mountain, basin, mesa, plateau, lake, bay, peninsula, desert, island, and canyon

Section 5- Continents
*2 activities

Section 5- Regions in the U.S.
*1 activity to use for all of the 5 regions

Section 6- Ancient Civilizations
*1 activity for Maya, Inca, and Aztec 

Section 7- Native Americans
*1 activity to use for the following groups: Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest Desert, and Northwest & Arctic

Section 8- Christopher Columbus
*2 activities

Section 9- Louisiana Purchase
*1 activity

Section 10- Revolutionary War
*2 activities
*One on important figures: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, King George, and Redcoats
*One on the taxes for the 13 colonies

Section11- Civil War
*4 activities
*One on important figures: Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee, one on Union and Confederate states, one on events leading up to and after the war, and a Venn diagram activity

Section12- Government
*2 activities
*One on the branches of government and one on democrats and republicans

Section13- Economics
*4 activities
*One on supply and demand, one on goods and services, one on wants and needs, one on economic terms

Section14- Martin Luther King, Jr.
*1 activity

Also, here is a FREEBIE on the features of a map!


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