Monday, January 19, 2015

An Apology + A Special Offer!

**This offer has ended.** Hard copies will be available to purchase at regular price within the next week.

I have been working OVERTIME for the past couple of months on my new Practice & Assess product line. I've neglected blogging as well as many other unmentionables to meet deadlines I've been setting for myself. Sometimes, I go overboard with that.

In my haste to get these out as fast as possible, I put out some original versions that were littered with errors throughout. I am so sorry!

I have hired an awesome new editor (email me if you need a good one!) and now have the situation under control.

As I'm getting ready to launch spiral hard copies of the Practice & Assess products, I'd like to start with an exclusive offer for those who purchased Practice & Assess products before January 9, 2015.

**This is a limited time offer and expires on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 11:59 CT.

I'm offering a FREE spiral bound hard copy of any one of these products that were purchased ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 9, 2015. Simply pay the actual shipping cost of $6 per notebook.

This offer does not apply to products purchased after the date above, and it is only valid on the three products shown below:

  To claim this offer:
1. Follow this link to the special offer product page on TpT.
2. Purchase the special offer for $6, which is the actual cost of shipping the notebook Priority Mail.
3. Email/forward your original product receipt for one or more of the products shown above to Include in this email your NEW order ID# so that it can be matched with the order placed.
4. You may purchase each notebook only once by adding three of the special item listings to your cart. You may not purchase more than one of the same notebook.
5. If you do not forward your ORIGINAL receipt to within 48 hours of the special offer purchase, your order will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

Because I cannot anticipate the number of offers claimed, please allow up to three weeks for shipping. Most orders should ship within 24 hours.

At the close of the promotion, I will list the books as regular hard good products on TpT.

If you do not wish to receive a hard copy of this product, you can return to your My Purchases page to download the updated version any time.

Thanks so much!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Wonders Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome! One year ago today, a group of teacher-bloggers launched the website Adventures in Literacy Land to share tips and tools for effective literacy instruction. 
In honor of reaching our first full year of blogging together we are hosting a Winter Wonders Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration. Join us, if you will, to read a short post by each author, download a free literacy resource, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a Barnes and Nobles gift certificate.
Dystopian fiction is a very hot genre right now, and my students love this book! There are 7 books in the series, and I *always* have reluctant readers continue after this book and finish the entire series.
After we read the book, I like to do some compare and contrast activities. My students watch a video clip about an "illegal" second child living in China. It's really a great video news clip. Then, students complete this graphic organizer.

Some of you may have read about my teaching this novel last winter, so I apologize if some of this information is a repeat. Since we had teacher inservice Monday, we'll be starting Among the Hidden today! It's the third class novel we've done this year, and I'll expect my students to read it all outside of class, except for the first two chapters. They'll be reading by a schedule I gave out today and taking literal comprehension quizzes as they go. 

This will be my third time teaching this novel, and sixth graders always love it! The main character is a 12 year old boy named Luke. He is a third child, illegal in the dystopian society in which he lives. He must stay hidden and isn't allowed to go to school, have any friends, or even go outside. In fact, no one outside of his immediate family knows he exists! When he discovers another third child living next door, he realizes that he wants freedom more than anything else.

These activities can be downloaded free in my TpT store and include graphic organizers with keys and a very structured writing activity. Just click on one of the images above to link to it.

I hope you'll click below and follow this blog on Bloglovin' before skating over to JD's Rockin' Readers!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Victory Freebies #7

Well, about the only thing I can say about this season is...

I'm so sad that I'll have to wait until next fall for some more Saints football! In honor of the Saints beating the Bucs this Sunday, you can pick up my Figurative Language Stories, Set 2! This freebie, worth $6, is only free for an hour! Grab it by 10pm CT!

Click the thumbnail to download on TpT!
Freebie #2 is from Teresa Kwant.   My Country Report Project Booklet is a fun project that mixes social studies and ELA!

Check out her TpT store and be sure to follow her at her Facebook page, Teresa Kwant.

Victory Freebie #3 comes from Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching.

Understanding Air and Weather

Check out more of her stuff at her blog and from her Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Freebie #4 is Bayou Revue Add The Room from Kamp Kindergarten.

Be sure to thank Kamp Kindergarten by following her TpT store here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Victory Freebies #6

Well, I almost can't believe it, but the Saints sure are still alive! Here are a few freebies to celebrate, but grab them quick before they expire!

This first one's a flash freebie from my store, so you can only grab it for the next two hours! It will expire at 10am CT.

Freebie #2 is from Melissa Dalton. I suppose that when I planned this, I took for granted that 6 wins should come much sooner! Still, this unit is useful any time or can be saved for next year. Thanks to Melissa for sharing this unit with all of us!  Thank you, Sarah - A Thanksgiving Writing Unit
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Check out her TpT store here and be sure to follow her at Don't Let The Teachers Stay Up Late Facebook page too!
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Victory Freebie #3 is from Teach with Fergie. You can grab this Bill Nye Video Worksheets (FOUR) - Ecology Worksheet Collection FREE for a limited time!
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Do thank her by following her blog here and by checking out her Teachers Pay Teachers store.

And finally, freebie #4 is from Little Smarticle Particles. Looking for a fun math activity to get you through the hard times? Look no further than Combinations in Math - I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream. It's free, but not for long!
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Do check out her blog and follow her at her TpT store here.

Sunday is a HUGE game, so here's to hoping I see you again next week! Until then, you can read about what I'm teaching the week before Christmas break here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Saints Win!

Check back in the morning for victory freebies. Don't forget! Some will be in a short window!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Victory Freebies #5

Good Sunday to you! It is ABOUT TIME I get to share more freebies with you! 

Here's a new set of 24 background papers for you to download:

Sorry, this offer has expired.

These are only free for a VERY limited time, so grab them while you can! If you like them, please drop me some love in the form of feedback! :) 

Freebie #2 is from Suzy Palmer. Looking for a fun project for your students to complete? Check out this Flip Flap Book Report Project. I love it and know that you will love it, too!

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Be sure to thank Suzy by following her Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Victory Freebie #3 is from Raising Rigor and Readers by Tanesha Brewton. Are you looking for ways to wrap up all of those Common Core ELA skills? Look no further, as this freebie should help you round them out!

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Be sure to follow Tanesha by following her blog here! You can also thank her by checking out her Teachers Pay Teachers store.

For those of you looking for something with math - or something for lower grades - here's the product for you. Victory Freebie #4 comes from Linda Nelson.   Place Value Riddles For Three Digit Numbers is a fun way to practice place value!

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Do check out her TpT store and find more interesting stuff. Be sure to follow her there too!

I'll be back soon with an update on this new product release. Have a great Sunday afternoon!