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We’re all about students getting involved, and what better way to make learning fun than with a year’s worth of craftivities? This week, we’ve got awards for creating classroom community, conversation starters to get kids talking, helpful grading rubrics to save you time, a literary activity choice board, and more. Check out these super-helpful resources and follow the terrific Teacher-Authors, too!


A Year of CRAFTIVITIES: The Bundle! by Sam Nowak
A Year of CRAFTIVITIES: The Bundle! by Sam Nowak

“It may sound cliché at this point, but I strongly believe that learning really SHOULD be fun and hands on! These craftivities jam-pack your year with timely, educational, and delightfully engaging creative activities that your students will seriously love.”

*EDITABLE SAMPLE* End of Year (or anytime!) Student Awardsby Sam Nowak
*EDITABLE SAMPLE* End of Year (or anytime!) Student Awards by Sam Nowak

“Uplift one another and build upon your supportive classroom community by celebrating each other’s successes. Whether big or small; academic, social, creative, and beyond; every student deserves to be celebrated for their hard work and uniqueness.” It’s Free!

 
Rubrics for All Occasions: Common Core Aligned by Chalkboard Creations
Rubrics for All Occasions: Common Core Aligned by Chalkboard Creations

 “This set of grading rubrics not only saves a teacher time, but also motivates students by giving them clear expectations. Some of the rubrics included can be used to grade posters, presentations, interactive notebooks, writing, and learning centers. “

Literature Activity Choice Board: 3rd -5th Grades by Chalkboard Creations
Literature Activity Choice Board: 3rd -5th Grades by Chalkboard Creations
 

“This literature activity choice board gives students nine different choices to respond to any novel or story. It encourages students to interact and respond to literature, while increasing their motivation by giving them choice.” It’s Free!

Word Work Digital Activities - a DIGITAL BUNDLE for Google Drive by Mummabell
Word Work Digital Activities – a DIGITAL BUNDLE for Google Drive by Mummabell
 

“As more and more classrooms have access to iPads and Chromebooks — or are going 1:1 — paper becomes less attractive. Often word work or spelling words consist of a lot of photocopying. I wanted an alternative to paper without compromising the program. These digital versions of the word work activities are the result.”

Conversation Starters - Get kids talking! by Mummabell
Conversation Starters – Get kids talking! by Mummabell
 

“They provide great meaningful conversations amongst your students. They really make kids stop and think (and giggle). Great for transition times, daily 5, morning meetings, practice fluency, there is no right or wrong answer, use as a debate tool, have spontaneous discussions and most importantly… getting kids to talk!” It’s Free! 

An Introduction to Drama Texts by The Teaching Buddy
An Introduction to Drama Texts by The Teaching Buddy
 

“A 10-slide PowerPoint presentation designed to help students understand the basic features of a play script. The resource could be used before a class play is read to help children understand how a drama text works.” It’s Free!

 

Prepositions on Pickles: Understanding Prepositions with a Dash of Silliness by Dianne's Language Diner
Prepositions on Pickles: Understanding Prepositions with a Dash of Silliness by Dianne’s Language Diner
 

“This fun and silly resource helps students to understand prepositions and their functions.” It’s Free!

WH Questions Graphic Organizers FREEBIE by Kiwi Speech
WH Questions Graphic Organizers FREEBIE by Kiwi Speech
 

“These graphic organizers are a perfect complement to any story or resource to help organize main elements and answer WH questions.” It’s Free!