Laura Candler's Poetry Page offers a variety of graphic organizers, websites, and lessons for teaching poetry. You'll find lots of free resources for teaching poetry during National Poetry Month (April) on this page.
Easter egg activities aren't just for little ones! You might not take older kids on an Easter egg hunt, but you can bring colorful plastic eggs into the classroom and jazz up any review activity using this Easter Egg Showdown freebie! From Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections blog
Have some fun this month with your students before spring break. Adrianne of The Tutor House created this fun math categorization game called Even and Odd Basketball. Her students have loved getting up and moving while learning.
Who will be the luckiest leprechaun? Leprechaun Luck is a fun probability game for two players that will challenge your students on many levels. This game was created by Laura Candler and it's a freebie from her March Activities Mini Pack.
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie made this cute Valentine themed bulletin board poster freebie to spread some book love in your classroom. It's been created with the latest clipart of Melonheadz by Nikki.
During February, many classrooms celebrate Black History month. Students often research famous Black Americans and write a report or share the information in some way. Unfortunately, many students don't know how to research, organize, and write a report and do far too much copying and pasting. The Character Trait Bio activity is a little different from the normal writing assignment because students are asked to organize their essays around character traits which makes plagiarism almost impossible.
eed engaging activities for February? This 25-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a candy heart fraction lesson, a friendship poetry activity, a word challenge, and directions for writing a President or Black History biography. This collection of printables was created by veteran teacher Laura Candler.
This free item is an engaging literacy activity for the first week back after the holiday break. Students can play this simple word game with a partner or individually, and they'll be improving their spelling skills in a fun way.
Try this Thanksgiving Writing Craftivity project. Students write an expository essay about things they are thankful for and staple the essays into folders to decorate and share with their families. Free directions and printables from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources. Activity description on Corkboard Connections blog.
Laura Candler's Seasonal File Cabinet contains dozens of free printables for elementary and middle school. Includes lessons and activities for back to school as well as major holidays throughout the year.
Did you ever stop to think how lucky you are? You might, but your students may not. Here's a fun freebie for St. Patrick's Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2nd. Ask your students if they think they are lucky, and allow time for sharing. If anyone says that they are NOT lucky, it's time to read aloud one of Dr. Seuss's classics, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? By the end of the book, everyone will be giggling, and it will be easy to discuss just how lucky we really are!
Conversation Heart writing activity. Students draw four hearts from the bag and then compose a short story using those phrases. Thanks to Confessions of a Teaching Junkie for sharing this fun Valentine writing activity.
In this packet you'll find two literacy activities to use when studying or celebrating the Chinese New Year. Both activities were designed for cooperative learning teams, but they would work equally well with partners or in a small guided reading group. The first lesson is a sorting activity in which cards with facts about the Chinese and American New Years are placed on a Venn diagram. The second activity involves discussion cards to use with the book Sam and the Lucky Money.