Friday, August 1, 2014

Back to School Teacher Sale and Giveaway- Make sure to Enter!

Happy Friday, y'all!

Wow! This has been a busy week! We started preplanning on Tuesday, and today we meet our students for registration day. Yay!  :)

Amanda and I are getting super pumped for the upcoming Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale! I know lots of you guys are too! Our Wishlist keeps growing...and growing...and...growing! There are so many awesome products that we want to buy and use with our kiddos this year.

We are sharing 2 of our Most-Wishlisted products with you, and sharing 1 product we have on OUR wishlist that we will be buying on Monday.

Also, we have an AWESOME giveaway for you! We teamed up with some of our BBB's to offer 3 TPT gift certificates! Woohoo!!! So make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!  :)

So, the 1st product that we want to share is our Causes of the American Revolution Informational Articles and Activities.  This pack contains 11 articles each with interactive notebook activities and comprehension questions! I love this product because it seamlessly integrates reading and writing into social studies.

These articles can be used to teach social studies content, but they are also perfect for close reading and discussion. Even if you do not teach the American Revolution, you might still be interested in incorporating this resource into your Language Arts lessons.

In my classroom, my students pasted these articles into their interactive social studies notebooks, and then we read them together. We did close readings on them, highlighting, underlining, and making notes about our thinking and learning. Then, we used the interactive flip books to review what we learned. Finally, I used the comprehension questions as an easy assessment grade.  The students practiced finding text evidence as they dug deeper into the articles to answer the comprehension questions.

My students really enjoyed reading the articles, and they used them (and the flip books) as a reference as we moved through our study of the American Revolution. Because we pasted them in to our notebooks, they were always right there for the kids to refer back to.  :)

The 2nd product that we want to share is our First Day Jitters Unit. This unit is great for the first week of school. If you haven't read this book by Julie Danneberg, you have to check it out! It is so cute, and it captures the emotions that students AND teachers feel at the beginning of a new school year. Even if the kids have already heard the story before, they love hearing it read to them again. I promise! Every year, my kids see me carry the book over to our carpet area, and they all start to whisper, "I love this book! It's so good!"

The unit we created to accompany the book contains activities to do with your students before, during, and after reading, as well as games and a jellybean and jitters jar activity. :) Lots of fun!

So what's one product we are buying for sure on Monday?  It's Close Reading Nonfiction Texts for Upper Elementary- August. I can't wait because I know this is going to be so valuable for me to use in my guided reading groups. I can also use it to assess my kids. It includes differentiated articles for all levels of learners AND close reading activities. Perfect! 

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!

Please enter our giveaway so you can earn some TPT cash! :)  Have fun shopping!
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Have a great weekend!  And don't forget to check out what my friends have wishlisted!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful giveaway! And soooo easy to enter. Thanks!


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