Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 11/30/2022


Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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Perimeter Worksheets and Task Cards - $2.25

by My Creative Maths
4th - 6th grades
Worksheets, Printables, Task Cards

These perimeter worksheets and task cards can be used when teaching perimeter or when doing revision before a test. Great for classwork, early finishers, centers or homework. Worksheets cover counting sides, using the formula for a square and rectangle, finding the unknown side and word problems.

Beginning Blends Activities & Worksheets for 3 - Letter Blends - $4.95

by Primarily Learning
K - 2nd grades
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Activities

Learning 3-Letter Blends can be challenging for young learners. Use these 12 activities to help students at varying ability levels study 3-Letter Beginning Consonant Blends. Units of sound are marked to align with programs like Jolly Phonics. Save time! Use the ready-to-go 3-Letter Blend Word Work Activities to get the extra practice they need!

Common Misspelled Words Crossword Puzzle $1.49

by Reading Spotlight
7th - 10th grades

Great spelling practice in a different format! This research-based crossword puzzle includes 90 words that are often misspelled, even by adults. Help your students improve both spelling and writing by utilizing these words as spelling words and by using the puzzle anytime. Perfect for homework, seatwork, and learning centers. 

by Mickey's Place
K - 2nd grades
Activities, Games

Boom Cards: Action Verbs Sentence Completion is a wonderful way for Kindergarten and First-grade students to practice grammar skills while completing sentences.
Each of the 40 slides has an action verb GIF which illustrates the activity for the sentence completion. Great for distance learning.

December STEM Bingo for Middle School and High School - $2.50

by All-American Teacher Tools 
6th - 10th grades 
Centers, games

This December Bingo game features a STEM accomplishment for every day of the month.  The call list tells what happened and when, plus a link to more information.  There are 30 unique sheets for all of your students. The EASEL version has moveable star markers so you don't need to find chips or make pieces of paper to cover the bingo board! When you're done with this, check out my STEM bingo cards for all the other months of the year!

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Pig the Pug Directed Draw”

by SchaafShenanigans
1st - 5th Grade

Use this Pig the Pug directed drawing activity to pair with any Pig the Pug book by Aaron Blabey. To turn it into a Pig the Winner drawing have students finish by drawing a 1st place medal around his neck!

Your kiddos will love recreating "Pig" and his grumpy pug face.

When they are finished they can use crayons, markers, or watercolors to color him in!

This directed drawing set includes one page with pictures only and 3 pages with pictures and instruction. Feel free to use this product for distance learning if desired!

This is an advanced directed drawing made for students that have done directed drawings before.

Take a look at my other free directed drawings for a simpler first directed draw:

Caterpillar Directed Draw

Bumblebee Directed Draw

Easy Chick Directed Draw

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Directed Drawing Snowman How to Draw and Write Art Sub Activity”

by Draw and Paint with Tammy
1st - 4th Grade

Let’s draw a snowman! Your students will enjoy drawing a snowman themed how to draw page for a fun drawing and writing art activity. Includes 1 how to draw page with 1 draw and write page for your students to draw and practice writing. This easy how to draw page includes simple lines and shapes. Great for literacy centers, art class, Christmas, winter themed, classroom activity or independent seat work.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Latin American History: Arturo Schomburg: BiografĂ­a: Spanish Writing Practice”

by Dual Dialects
9th - 12th Grade

This is a biography writing practice activity about Arturo Schomburg. Practice writing skills with STAAR -like questions while learning about Latin American and Caribbean history, figures, and geography! This is a WARM UP, but can also be used as homework or in stations. This activity is in SPANISH and is beneficial not only for students testing for the STAAR, but also can be used for upper grades to practice writing skills.

TEKS: 4.15 (C) revise for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience.

For a downloadable sample of how an activity like this will look click below:

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “How To Spot Bad Science Online and on Social Media”

by UtahRoots
7th - 10th Grade

This resource is used to teach students to recognize evidence of bias or “fake” science news they might encounter on social media and when doing online research.
#weholdthesetruths #kindnessnation

You will receive:

• A two-sided infographic poster identifying ten signs to look for when analyzing science information for evidence of bias or poor design.

• A card sort activity containing twelve cards which describe fictional examples of social media posts and online articles and news stories. Students sort the cards into three categories: probably biased, possibly biased, and probably not biased, based on evidence in the description.

• A student worksheet on which they are asked to defend in writing their opinion about the level of bias described on each card.

Suggestions for Use

• Use the card sort activity and infographic as a warm-up before students are assigned to do research or to read an article of your choice.

• Use the card sort alone as a warm-up or summarization activity for a lesson on bias in science.

• Use the card sort in combination with the writing activity and then discuss (in small groups or whole class) the difference in students’ opinions as to evidence for or against bias on each card. Students may reveal during the discussion some evidence of confirmation bias (being more willing to accept as unbiased writing that appears to support what they already believe). Students may also find that they “weigh” some kinds of evidence more heavily than do other students.

I highly recommend that you make class sets of cards and laminate them so that you reduce the amount of paper used while improving the durability of the cards. I suggest printing the cards on heavy cardstock paper.

This flexible low-prep activity is great for an unexpected substitute lesson plan.
Be aware that there is no answer key included because there are no “right” or “wrong” answers for students’ opinions on the level of bias they see in the examples. This is an open-ended activity with a variety of possible student answers. You can use the cards at stations, or in small groups. Or you could print them without cutting and use in conjunction with the worksheet as a homework assignment.

You might also be interested in my other resources for Literacy in Science including:

Nonfiction Reading Passages Bundle

Foldable Guides for Reading and Writing in Science

Differentiating Written Tests for Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities

Exit Cards for Higher Order Thinking

How to Support Struggling Readers in Secondary Science and Social Studies

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Christmas Reward Chart - Boardmaker Visual Aids for Autism SPED”

by ZippadeeZazz
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Autism Visual Aids Schedules, also known as Picture Communication Symbols.

This system has several phases spanning from pointing at symbols on a communication board, exchanging large cards with symbols or real photo's for the item, and using smaller hook and loop fastener routines and schedules.

Visual aids can be used for in a variety of situations and occasions, such as: school, shopping, and home.

Some children who are non-verbal find visual resources brilliant for communicating their wants and needs.

Our range of Boardmaker and real stock photo visual aids have been tried and tested, and we've received excellent feedback regarding successful response rates and communication breakthroughs.

You can buy our handy bundle which contains ALL our Boardmaker resources (excluding any visual aids made after Sept 2016) which totals 141 visual aids: CLICK HERE TO VIEW MONEY SAVING BUNDLE

This pack includes:

* Christmas Tree Reward Board

* 6 x Baubles and 1 x Star Reward Card to dress the tree

- PDF and ready to print

- Print, laminate, trim, and Velcro :)


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Friday, November 25, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Student Choice Menu Boards, Yearbook/Journalism”

by Julie Faulkner
9th - 12th Grade

Whether you are a yearbook or journalism teacher needing to send home work with students for distance learning, a parent filling in gaps during breaks or summer, a homeschooling parent, a teacher planning an extended absence from your classroom, or a teacher teaching online for any number of reasons, these standards-based student-choice menu boards are no prep, highly engaging, and purposeful.

Student Experience: Students choose six of the nine activities/tasks per week. Students can choose from reading news articles, writing editorials or advice columns, making videos, polling their peers, listening to a podcast, and more. Each task is specifically written to address a yearbook or journalism skill, so that no time is wasted. The topics and activities are relevant to teens and are sure to extend and enhance learning in any setting. Students will be engaged, not just busy, and you might even get some spread ideas and content!

*These would even be perfect to use as tasks after the yearbook is finished and you are waiting on it to come back!


  • 9 varying activities each week
  • three weeks
  • editable
  • answers included where applicable

**Some activities require Internet and some do not, so you can meet all your students' needs.

Watch a quick tutorial with tips on distance learning:


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Get the HIGH SCHOOL ELA student-choice menu boards here.

Get the MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA student-choice menu boards here.

More no-prep digital materials are just a click away:

Paragraph of the Week Printable and Digital Workbooks

Article of the Week Printable and Digital Workbooks

Reading Skills Teaching Pack Bundle with Digital Lessons

Literature eWorksheets, Digital Graphic Organizers, Google Drive

Movie eWorksheets Digital Graphic Organizers, Google Drive

Podcast eWorksheets, Digital Graphic Organizers, Google Drive

Speech eWorksheets, Digital Graphic Organizers, Google Drive

Digital Poetry Worksheets, Virtual Graphic Organizers, Google Drive

Response to a Text Task Cards BUNDLE, Traditional and Digital

More movie guides ready-made for Google

Also, see my full catalog of Yearbook/Journalism Materials.

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For more ideas and inspiration:

Faulkner's Fast Five Blog

Julie's Classroom Stories on Instagram

Julie's Classroom Stories on Facebook

Teaching Middle and High School English Facebook Group

Yearbook and Journalism Facebook Group


Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout.

Created 2020, Art and Images credited inside file.

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