The stories contained in Read & Understand, Fairy Tales and Folktales have been handed down through many generations, sometimes by word of mouth and other times in writing. Peopled by talking animals, witches, giants, trolls, and other fantastic creatures, the appeal they hold for young readers makes them ideal focal points for learning and discussion. This volume features 23 one-to-three-page stories, each followed by three to four pages of activities that build reading skills. These stories, borrowed from diverse cultures, vary in reading difficulty from first through beginning third grade to meet a range of needs. Many familiar fairy tales are included: The Ugly Duckling, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Chicken Licken, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, the Pied Piper of Hamlin, and others. Less familiar, but equally valuable Folk tales from all over the world include: The Three Sticks (Native American), An Ants Voice (East African) The Stars in the Sky (English), The Hungry Troll (Danish), Slops (Welsh), Two Goats on the Bridge (Russian), and The Biggest Pumpkin (African). Practice activities for every story include: a comprehension page, two or three pages for practice of skills such as: word meaning, phonetic elementsblends, vowel sounds, word families, rhyming, sequence of events, adding ed, ing, er, characterization & personification. These exercises challenge students to recall details, draw conclusions, make inferences, make comparisons, and consider word meanings. Each story is delightfully illustrated in a cheery, cartoon-like style children will warm to. Complete answer key included. All 144 pages are reproducible for classroom use and perforated for easy removal.
This book shows you how to build students skills through independent work, foster creativity with imaginative activities, integrate reading and writing in all content areas, and reach all students with a variety of learning modalities. 144 pages.
Spend the day with Lizzie at her Granny’s farm. The book combines the imagination of storytelling with a puzzle. Read the story and select the proper puzzle piece to fit the space in the page. Hard-covered book with boardbook pages with 9-pegged puzzle pieces.
Designed to help all third grade students learn good reading and writing skills, this Word Wall set is a real ‘plus’ for any classroom! 5 lettered overalls (vowels). 21 lettered t-shirts (consonants). 110 word cards. 6 charts,8-page resource guide, and more.
Reinforcement activities for basic skills! Help is here for the student who needs extra practice with basic skills, for the accelerated student who enjoys an extra challenge, and for the young learner who is developing basic concepts and readiness skills. These inexpensive booklets boost self-confidence and reinforce basic skills with activities that are geared to a specific grade level. Packed with fun-to-do activities and appealing art to motivate students. Answer keys are included where needed. For individual use in the classroom or as homework. Reproducible. Compact 7″ x 9″ (18cm x 23cm). 56 pp.
Catch and observe live butterflies
Fun-to-use puzzles are a great way to introduce 12 word families! First, players match rhyming sounds and then they read the silly sentences. Set includes 48 durable pieces and an activity guide.
This classroom center kit comes loaded with everything needed to teach and reinforce time. Each four-panel center is easy to set up and use, and contains manipulatives, activity cards and 32-page activity book that store in built-in pockets. Made of durable, easy-to-clean vinyl, each center folds flat for storage and carrying. Each center measures 16″ L x 8″ W x 20″ H when set up.
Technology Border Trim Use this colorful border trim to liven up your classroom! Create fresh looks for bulletin boards, windows, walls, and class projects. Layer them for extra impact. Or mix and match them with coordinating products (stickers, notepads, awards, etc.) to promote a classroom theme. Each pack has 12 pieces (23/16″ x 35″) for a total length of 35 feet of trim!
Scrabble fun for younger kids, as they match picture words with letter tiles! Older players can use the reverse side of the board to form words! For 2 to 4 players.
These little accents make a big impact wherever you put them! They’re perfect as calendar markers, decorative borders, manipulatives, learning game pieces, mini awards, and more. The only limit is your imagination! Pre-cut and ready to use. 36 accents per pack. Approximately 3″ tall.
Habitat includes 4 chambers: anthill, bug chamber, aquarium, and a rainforest chamber for frogs. Chambers connect or separate so you can keep bugs apart. Feed and observe your favorite backyard critters! Add Super Bug Vacuum and the Talking Bug Identifier for added fun and activity. Chamber sizes 4-7.5″w. (Age 8+)