I’ve looked up the word audacious to make sure I’m using it correctly — I hope you’ll agree that it does indeed take boldness, courage, and pluck to put your work out there and keep plugging away in an effort to achieve personal and professional goals.
So let’s cut to the chase, tip our hats, and raise our glasses to 13 audacious milestone-achieving Teacher-Authors.
13 Audacious August Milestone Achievers
Try her: Rise and Shine Binder
Her tip: “Maximize your teaching time by taking the morning ‘trickle in’ from chaos to calm by having students work through a variety of standards-based interactive morning activities. Research suggests that the first five minutes of class time sets the tone for the entire day of learning. My Rise and Shine Binder is the tool to create an autonomous morning of engagement for you and your students!”
Her tip: “With so much to worry about at the beginning of the year, wouldn’t it be nice to have an entire year’s worth of highly-effective math homework created for you? My weekly ‘spiral-style’ math homework continuously reviews everything your students have already learned and are currently working on. One sheet of paper per week is all you need! The best part… it’s 100% editable! You can customize each homework sheet to fit your students’ needs. (Includes Answer Keys. Available for grades 1–6.)”
Her tip: “Watch, Think, Color games keep your whole class engaged while you work with small groups, assess students, or prep your next lesson! These PowerPoint games run themselves. There are no early finishers. Kids are so motivated to see their finished picture that they stay focused and engaged the whole time. These games also work really well in math stations. It’s so easy to turn on a different set of skills for each group. One group can work on finding numbers on the hundred chart, another can count coins, and yet another can practice counting on/counting back. When they finish, they’ve all made the same picture. This set includes 11 different skills, making differentiation a breeze!”
Her tip: “Looking for a way to engage your students, teach them about the power of words, and stretch their imaginations? Well, look no further! This MEGA packet is the perfect supplement to a study of the book Frindle by Andrew Clements, whether you’re doing it as a whole class, a small group (i.e. reading groups or literature circles), or as an individual project. It includes 75 pages of activities for before, during, and after reading that provide in-depth character study, comprehension assessments, interactive notebook foldables, writing prompts, and valuable practice determining different story elements.”
Her tip: “I think writing is the hardest but most rewarding thing to teach little learners. As a 1st grade teacher, I have students coming in at all different writing levels. I love using this pack because I can completely differentiate a writing lesson using the same topic and ideas! It allows less advanced students to feel successful doing something very similar to what their peers are doing. It also allows those more advanced students to take off and write more with self-checks along the way. It helps all learners go from a rookie writer to a rigorous writer!”
Her tip: “Follow the engineering design process with this STEM challenge! The entire process, which encourages creative problem solving, is laid out in an easy-to-follow booklet. Engaging warm-up and follow-up activities are included for your budding engineers. Easily differentiate over a wide range of grades by changing the design constraints.”
Try her: Applenyms: A game of Word Meanings
Her tip: “This product is an easy and fun way for students to work on antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms independently or with adult assistance. It’s perfect for use by teachers in classroom small groups, as well as by Speech Language Pathologists in therapy sessions.”
Try her: Constitution Day
Her tip: “I use this product with 1st and 2nd grade students. The informational text is at a reading level they can read and comprehend. The resources can be used during whole class instruction, or students can break into small groups or pairs to read and complete the activities. The resources can also be used at learning stations. These pages help students learn about Constitution Day, and it’s a fun and challenging way to teach the standards in the curriculum.”
Her tip: “When we were told to teach double digit addition and subtraction without the traditional algorithm, I panicked and searched for how to do this. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided to create a teacher-/student-friendly unit myself! This has everything you might need to teach Common Core Standards 2.OA.1, 2.NBT.5, and 2.NBT.7. Common Core encourages students to explore ways to solve problems without the traditional algorithm. This pack has four addition strategies and two subtraction strategies to teach your students. There are also very clear letters to inform the parents of these new strategies. This has vivid posters to use as visuals for your students and many practice pages with word problems, too. Also included are formative and summative assessment pages and a fun center activity. I love teaching math, and I hope it shows in all of my products!”
Try her: Word Family TREE
Her tip: “I use this product to display word families I teach throughout the year. The students use it both as a resource during independent writing and also for rhyming words when creating poetry. The picture clue on each cloud aids my visual learners to easily find the word family for which they’re searching.
Her tip: “These 70 geography word wall cards will help you teach and review basic geography about the Earth. This set includes geography terms with illustrations and definitions for teaching your students about the continents, oceans, hemispheres, equator, latitude, longitude, and lots of other important geography words. The cards can be used on a word wall, pocket chart, bulletin board, etc. Some of the illustrations are in color and others are in black and white. If you need a few more geography terms, just let me know and I will try to add them to this set.”
Her tip: “As teachers, we all want to help our students develop good number sense. My place value bundle gives you many activities to utilize as you begin your year in math instruction. Interactive notebook pieces, task cards, and station activities help make your math lessons on place value FUN and interactive! This unit gives you (the teacher!) resources throughout the year to keep your kids working on and reviewing place value. Place value activities are included for fall, Christmas, and winter as well!”
Try her: Addition Fact Fluency
Her tip: “We know it’s best for kids to learn math facts through a combination of conceptual understanding and practice to develop fluency. But how to make that happen? By developing number sense and part-part-whole concepts, students will develop addition fact fluency as they work through the conceptual process. This system uses a four-part process to help students learn addition facts without pure rote memorization. It includes a method for tracking progress and is a good fit for interactive notebooks.”
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