This resource round-up is filled with ELA and social studies resources that will support your students critical analysis and creative thinking. We’re featuring reading comprehension, word work, writing skill building resources and more. Check out these resources — half of which are FREE!


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FREE! “Books with a Beat!” Book List by Joyful Noises Express

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“These are my favorite storybooks for making story time an ACTIVE learning experience for the students. Each book is all about ‘the rhythm of language’ – so important for young readers to hear. Just add some rhythm sticks, shakers, or clappers!”

“Rumble in the Jungle!” – Tell a Group Story with Rhythm Sticks! by Joyful Noises Express

“Get out your RHYTHM STICKS and tell a Group Story with a ‘steady beat’! Your kids will make some simple Jungle Animal Crafts, to use in topping their rhythm sticks for game play. This game uses humor, rhyming, and repetitive language to ‘focus’ your kids and keep them involved in the activity. I use this game with my Pre-K – 1st classes, my ESL/ELL kids, and my Speech and Special Education groups. Any kids who benefit from whole-body learning will have fun with this group game!”

FREE Life Cycle Puzzles
FREE Life Cycle Puzzles by Teaching Simply

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“With these puzzles, students will learn about life cycles and sequence the events in the story using their comprehension skills.”

Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions for Long Vowels
Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions for Long Vowels by Teaching Simply

“These engaging short stories will help students feel encouraged that they can tackle reading the story because there is not an overwhelming amount of text.”

Blank Template Retell Writing Worksheets (Distance Learning)
Blank Template Retell Writing Worksheets (Distance Learning) by Cherry Blossom Creations

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“Blank retell writing sheets an excellent addition to your literacy centres. Students can draw or write their retell while exploring the characters and setting.”

Interactive Learning Book: Math, Science and Literacy (Distance Learning)
Interactive Learning Book: Math, Science and Literacy (Distance Learning) by Cherry Blossom Creations

“Focusing on the Australian Prep/Foundation curriculum (first year of school) this is a great resource to help students explore and learn new concepts about a range of skills in Math, Science and Literacy in a fun and interactive way!”

Story Maps
Story Maps by DEARTEACH

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“This resource guides all young writers through the early stages of pre- writing. It includes varied story map approaches to organize initial ideas.”

Phantom Tollbooth: Idiomatic Expressions, Vocab, Character Cards, & Literary TC
“Phantom Tollbooth: Idiomatic Expressions, Vocab, Character Cards, & Literary TC” by DEARTEACH

“Key skill sets support all learners while readers are guided. This is highly recommended for any teacher new to this literature.”

Word Wall Alphabet with Black Polka dots:
Word Wall Alphabet with Black Polka dots: by mzat

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“The first step in teaching a child to read is to teach the alphabet letters.”

Latitude and Longitude Activity Worksheets
Latitude and Longitude Activity Worksheets by mzat

“Students can easily and step by step learn the Geography concept Latitude and Longitude.”

I Have, Who Has ~ Alphabet Edition
I Have, Who Has ~ Alphabet Edition by Julia Stephenson

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“A version of the classic I Have, Who Has game, this is sure to get your little ones more fluent with letter and sound recognition!”

**Bundled Set** Daily Morning Work- Sets 1-4
**Bundled Set** Daily Morning Work- Sets 1-4 by Julia Stephenson

“Do you ever need a few extra minutes in the morning to get the lunch count and attendance ready? If so, this is a great resource for you. It includes 4 months worth (5 days per week) of daily morning work. Answer keys included. You could also use this for your early finishers or just simply as an assessment.”

Virtual Learning Rules, Posters, and Schedule Cards
Virtual Learning Rules, Posters, and Schedule Cards by Teaching Creative Minds

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“This product includes what you need to start the school year with remote learning. I hope this helps ease the transition of the beginning of the year.”

Virtual Balls Question of the Day based on Creative Curriculum
Virtual Balls Question of the Day based on Creative Curriculum by Teaching Creative Minds

“This product is made with the intention to be used during a live zoom meeting or google meet meeting. These are made for Google Slides™.”

Circle Time Songs
Circle Time Songs by Clubbhouse Kids

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“These monthly songs are perfect for any early classroom. Fun, engaging songs your students will love! “

TODDLER LESSON PLANS JANUARY BUNDLE YEAR B
TODDLER LESSON PLANS JANUARY BUNDLE YEAR B by Clubbhouse Kids

“These toddler lesson plans are perfect for any early learning classroom. Teachers and parents will love the print and go format, no more spending your whole weekends writing lesson plans.”

Close Reading Strategies and Passage Freebie
Close Reading Strategies and Passage Freebie by Teaching Perks

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“Students will easily learn to comprehend texts when they begin digging in with high-interest close reading passages. This freebie includes one passage, Polar Bears, text dependent questions and a weekly lay out of what close reading lessons might look like each day.”

Interactive Daily Calendar Routine
“Interactive Daily Calendar Routine” by Teaching Perks

“If you are looking for a calendar routine to get your students proficient in critical math and language skills this is exactly what you need. This packet is made based on major skills that students need to know and is divided up into 4 nine week sections for easy organization.”

Long Range Planner Template - FULLY EDITABLE
Long Range Planner Template – FULLY EDITABLE by Koffee and Kinders

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“Use this editable template to sketch out your year long plans. This resource makes it easy for teachers to see at a glance what should be taught during a specific month and/or week.”

Jolly Phonics Resources: The Bundle
Jolly Phonics Resources: The Bundle by Koffee and Kinders

“This bundle helps teachers support their Jolly Phonics instruction. The various activities included reinforce phonemic awareness, reading foundation skills, and sight word recognition.”

Popcorn Five Senses Activity Worksheet
Popcorn Five Senses Activity Worksheet by Gwen Jellerson

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“Use this Popcorn Five Senses sheet to record observations while popping and eating popcorn! This simple, engaging activity makes a fun distance learning assignment for families to enjoy together.”

Nursery Rhyme Concept of Word Bundle
Nursery Rhyme Concept of Word Bundle by Gwen Jellerson

“The Nursery Rhyme Concept of Word Bundle includes everything you need to teach and assess Concept of Word using 10 nursery rhymes!”

Text Based Writing | Cell Phones Passages and Writing Prompts | FSA Writing
Text Based Writing | Cell Phones Passages and Writing Prompts | FSA Writing by Hunt 4 Treasure

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” This resource includes paired passages about Cell Phones in School along with an Informational and Opinion Writing Prompts for text-based writing. There is a companion product that includes a set of comprehension questions in a testing format.”

FSA Writing 4th and 5th Grade | Text Based Writing Lessons BUNDLE
FSA Writing 4th and 5th Grade | Text Based Writing Lessons BUNDLE by Hunt 4 Treasure

“This guided writing bundle breaks down the different steps of the writing process and includes paired passages and an informational and opinion writing prompt. Each step has practice activities for the students to complete to help them develop mastery.”

Charlotte's Web Freebie
Charlotte’s Web Freebie by Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

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“This resource helps students become more engaged with a classic children’s story.”

RL 1.2 and RL 2.2 | Recount Stories and Determine Their Central Message
RL 1.2 and RL 2.2 | Recount Stories and Determine Their Central Message by Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

“This resource has everything that students need to understand and be assessed on finding the central message in stories. It can be used digitally, or for face to face learning.”

FREE Google Slides™ CVC Word Families (-ox) Digital Activities
FREE Google Slides™ CVC Word Families (-ox) Digital Activities by ABCs and 123s with Janet

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“This Google Slides™ digital activity will allow your students to work with word families – whether you are teaching in an in-person, hybrid or virtual setting!”

CVC Word Print & Go Worksheets (Print & Google Versions)
“CVC Word Print & Go Worksheets (Print & Google Versions)” by ABCs and 123s with Janet

“Over 40 pages of CVC practice using all vowel sounds! This product comes with printable worksheets and digital worksheets on Google Slides™.”

Sea Turtles Reading Comprehension FREEBIE - Informational Text
Sea Turtles Reading Comprehension FREEBIE – Informational Text by VA SOL Superstars

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“This informational reading passage provides practice with multiple comprehension skills. Students will use the text to identify the meaning of words, answer questions, and complete a main idea and details web.”

Roll a Task: Brain Break
Roll a Task: Brain Break by VA SOL Superstars

“These fun brain breaks are great ways to get kids up and moving for even small periods of time! Simply roll a die and do the activity listed!”

“How-To” Writing Pages! by Simply First

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“This free product contains pages to support your students in writing informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. This product allows them to participate in shared research and writing projects by exploring a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions.”

Spring Bingo (30 completely different cards & calling cards included!)
Spring Bingo (30 completely different cards & calling cards included!) by Simply First

“Students always love a good game of bingo! Use this Simply First Spring Bingo to play in your classroom with your students to celebrate the Spring season! :)”

Prewriting Handwriting Lines - Activity Mats
Prewriting Handwriting Lines – Activity Mats by love teach and learn

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“Prepare students for handwriting with these prewriting mats. Great for strengthening fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.”

Letter and Number Formation Tracing Mats : Test Drive Bundle
Letter and Number Formation Tracing Mats : Test Drive Bundle by love teach and learn

“Letter and Number Formation Tracing Mats : Test Drive Bundle : A great hands on activity for early learners who are ready to learn letter formation.”

Texas State Symbol DIGITAL BINGO GAME
Texas State Symbol DIGITAL BINGO GAME by Teaching with Humor

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“Your students will have fun learning about Texas State Symbols in this engaging BINGO activity! Teach Texas History with no prep! This digital version allows you to keep distance learning fun!”

Texas Regions Interactive Notebook Activities - Distance learning options!
Texas Regions Interactive Notebook Activities – Distance learning options! by Teaching with Humor

“Build Texas history interactive notebooks using these TEKS-aligned Regions of Texas activities. This product contains 3 Texas Regions tasks to engage your students whether they are in-person or in virtual classrooms! Distance learning is a breeze when you use the digital option included in this product.”

Magic E Word Sorts Long A, I, O, U
Magic E Word Sorts Long A, I, O, U by Kiddie Concepts and Clips

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“This magic e word sort helps students to recognize, read and spell magic e words. This resource supports early literacy development and aids students in building a foundation for recognizing magic e words.”

Open and Closed Syllables BUNDLE- Worksheets, Games, Activities
“Open and Closed Syllables BUNDLE- Worksheets, Games, Activities” by Kiddie Concepts and Clips

“Great resource for your Orton Gillingham open and closed syllable lessons! Plenty of worksheets, games, and activities for students to enjoy!”

Polar Bear Nonfiction Passage FREEBIE - Distance Learning
Polar Bear Nonfiction Passage FREEBIE – Distance Learning by ELA with Mrs Martin

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“Get students digging deeper in nonfiction texts with this differentiated informational reading passage all about the polar bears. Students will love finding out about these huge Arctic mammals, all while sharpening their informational reading skills.”

Mysteries and Legends Nonfiction Passages and Questions - Print and Digital
Mysteries and Legends Nonfiction Passages and Questions – Print and Digital by ELA with Mrs Martin

“Get students digging deeper in nonfiction texts with this differentiated Mysteries and Legends Reading Passages download!”

TAVERN KEEPERS IN COLONIAL AMERICA - Reading Passages and Classroom Activities™
TAVERN KEEPERS IN COLONIAL AMERICA – Reading Passages and Classroom Activities by Lessons Learned By Heart

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“Colonial American Taverns were an important part of life in the 13 colonies. This resource includes informational text as well as enrichment activities.”

FEMALE PIRATES: MARY READ AND ANNE BONNY - Printable Reading Comprehension
FEMALE PIRATES: MARY READ AND ANNE BONNY – Printable Reading Comprehension by Lessons Learned By Heart

“Contains a one-page reading passage about two well-known female pirates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny, one reading comprehension worksheet, and a teacher’s key, as well as two graphic organizers and a coloring page.”

Comprehension Flipbook for Zoey and Sassafras (Freebie)
Comprehension Flipbook for Zoey and Sassafras (Freebie) by Kelly Ganzenmuller

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“Use this interactive story comprehension book to allow students to demonstrate comprehension of the book “Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows”.”

Progress Monitoring Editable IEP Goal Tracking sheets for Special Education
Progress Monitoring Editable IEP Goal Tracking sheets for Special Education by Kelly Ganzenmuller

“Stay organized with your progress monitoring data collection with these versatile tracking sheets! Three versions including Editable Google, PowerPoint and print and go are included to meet the needs of every special education teacher!”

Daily Home Reading Practice Parent Letter and Poster - Editable for name/minutes
Daily Home Reading Practice Parent Letter and Poster – Editable for name/minutes by SK Designs

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“This resource includes an editable parent letter, poem, and reading poster to send home to families to guide them as they support their child’s at-home reading growth and enjoyment. Prepared by an academic language therapist and reading specialist, the customizable letter provides solid research-based tips and helpful information for parents to aid in fostering reading skills at home.”

Planet Earth and Earth Day WebQuest - Digital Activity Class & Distance Learning
Planet Earth and Earth Day WebQuest – Digital Activity Class & Distance Learning by SK Designs

“In this engaging and informative web quest, students learn about planet Earth, the Earth Day holiday, environmental awareness, recycling, conservation, and more! This resource supports students as they develop important comprehension, research, and technology skills.”

Blue Whale Nonfiction Reading Passage FREEBIE - Distance Learning
“Blue Whale Nonfiction Reading Passage FREEBIE – Distance Learning by ELA with Mrs Martin

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“Get students digging deeper in nonfiction texts with this differentiated informational reading passage all about the planet’s largest mammal. Students will love finding out about the blue whale, all while sharpening their informational reading skills.”

Rainforest Nonfiction Passages and Questions - Distance Learning Packet
Rainforest Nonfiction Passages and Questions – Distance Learning Packet by ELA with Mrs Martin

“Students will sharpen their informational reading skills with these ten nonfiction rainforest passages. Whether modeling close reading strategies or having students dig in independently, students will be totally engaged with these differentiated and high interest articles.”

Nature Scavenger Hunt Freebie
Nature Scavenger Hunt Freebie by Teaching Curious Kids

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“In this freebie, students can collect nature items, sketch them, or compete on a scavenger hunt BINGO board. Also included is a writing template page to write about their favorite nature find (or whatever else you choose).”

Magnificent Map Skills Bundle
Magnificent Map Skills Bundle by Teaching Curious Kids

“This bundle includes everything an elementary student needs to know about maps, map creation, and differentiated map skills. It includes scaffolded practice of the function of map features, adequate opportunities to apply map skills, and various purposes for students to create maps.”

Computer Shortcuts Printable Posters
Computer Shortcuts Printable Posters by Faith and Fourth

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“Now more than ever students are relying on technology both inside and outside the classroom. These computer shortcut posters will make a great reference display for all learners.”

Novel Studies Unit- Growing Bundle (Save Me a Seat & Restart)
Novel Studies Unit- Growing Bundle (Save Me a Seat & Restart) by Faith and Fourth

“Included in this bundle are novel study units for the book Restart written by Gordon Korman and the book Save Me a Seat written by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Both novel studies are fully comprehensive including printable and digital comprehension questions, pre-reading activities, character studies, reading skills strategies, and a christian connection resource.”

Capitalization Digital Grammar Lesson- Distance Learning
Capitalization Digital Grammar Lesson- Distance Learning by Write Moments

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“Capitalization rules are a must for your 3rd-5th students to review at the beginning of the year. A capitalization slideshow, guided notes, and practice page that will keep your students engaged in the social distancing or distance learning classroom are included.”

Digital Grammar Lessons BUNDLE- Distance Learning
“Digital Grammar Lessons BUNDLE- Distance Learning” by Write Moments

“Digital grammar lessons for your virtual or social distancing classroom. The product includes a PowerPoint and Google Slide Show, printable or Google guided notes, and a printable or Google practice page. An excellent way to review grammar rules!”

Summary Cut and Fold Templates
Summary Cut and Fold Templates by Andrea Crawford at This Literacy Life

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“Summarizing is made more hands-on with these cut and fold templates. They can be used with any text to help summarize any story or article.”

CVC Spelling Boom Cards Space Themed
CVC Spelling Boom Cards Space Themed by Andrea Crawford at This Literacy Life

“These Boom Cards are perfect for helping students spell short vowel CVC words. Simply drag the letters into the correct spaces to spell the words pictured.”

Math Cheat Sheet
Math Cheat Sheet by Learn in Color

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“This Math Cheat Sheet has been downloaded over 300,000 times on Learn in Color’s website and is a quick, color-coded reference guide for students in grades 4-8, created by a student.”

The Ultimate Math Cheat Sheets in English and Spanish
The Ultimate Math Cheat Sheets in English and Spanish by Learn in Color

“Perfect for grades 4-8, these math reference guides are available in English and Spanish. Use them to start a reference binder.”

FREEBIE NO PREP Daily Grammar Practice Worksheets Spiraled Review for 1st Grade
FREEBIE NO PREP Daily Grammar Practice Worksheets Spiraled Review for 1st Grade by Headfirst – Primary Classroom Resources

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“Struggling to teach all those Common Core Language Standards? This NO PREP Daily Language Grammar Practice for First Grade makes it easy. Lists all the standards for easy planning!”

Fry Sight Word Practice Phrases Google Classroom and Distance Learning List 1
Fry Sight Word Practice Phrases Google Classroom and Distance Learning List 1 by Headfirst – Primary Classroom Resources

“This DIGITAL GOOGLE SLIDE resource is for beginning readers who need practice on Fry’s HIGH-FREQUENCY WORDS in PHRASES to improve READING FLUENCY.”

FREE Nonfiction Reading Response Menu
FREE Nonfiction Reading Response Menu by Marianna Monheim- It Happened in 3rd

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“This is a simple way to assess your students’ understanding of nonfiction text. The sample responses and rubric will help your students turn in quality work!”

Correlative Conjunctions Boom Cards | Boom Learning | Distance Learning
Correlative Conjunctions Boom Cards | Boom Learning | Distance Learning by Marianna Monheim- It Happened in 3rd

“In this resource, students receive immediate feedback while working through the card deck. Cards and multiple-choice answers are randomized each time you play so each deck can be used multiple times!”

Preschool Schedule
Preschool Schedule by The Primary Parade

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“This is a FREE Preschool schedule that is completely interactive.”

Preschool Activities and Curriculum GROWING BUNDLE
Preschool Activities and Curriculum GROWING BUNDLE by The Primary Parade

“Get ready for a fun filled year with your toddler, Preschooler, or Kindergartener learning with different weekly themes in this GROWING BUNDLE!”

Question Words for Reading Comprehension
Question Words for Reading Comprehension by The Multisensory Classroom

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“These fun and engaging question word posters, games, and visuals provide students and teachers with a very helpful roadmap for developing student reading comprehension. This product also includes an editable template so teachers (or students) may develop their own question word game!”

Orton-Gillingham Lesson: Complete Guide
“Orton-Gillingham Lesson: Complete Guide” by The Multisensory Classroom

“This Orton-Gillingham Lesson: Complete Guide takes a lot of the work out of organizing a lesson by dividing each step into sections so the teacher can write in the specific skills to address during the lesson.”

FREE St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms Math Graph FREE
FREE St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms Math Graph FREE by Teacher Ms H

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“Celebrate St. Patricks Day while practicing graphing in math. Enjoy a yummy treat too!”

CVC Spelling Boom Cards Space Themed
Pirate Close Reading and Activity Packet + TpT Digital Activity by Teacher Ms H

“This resource is great for celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day each year or just having fun with your students while learning about pirates!”

Phonemic Awareness Resources
Phonemic Awareness Resources by Creative Learning Ideas

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“This resource includes information on Phonemic Awareness using David Kilpatrick’s “Equipped for Reading Success” as a guide and reference. Videos to be used either for instruction or practice are linked for each of the 10 levels as outlined by Kilpatrick.”

Digital Phonics Resources Aligned with Phonics First
Digital Phonics Resources Aligned with Phonics First by Creative Learning Ideas

” I developed these resources and activities to support teachers in implementing their phonics program whether face-to-face or virtual. Included are a digital card deck, digitally animated blending board for all syllable types and patterns covered in Phonics First (or any phonics curriculum), master slides designed for student practice with the weekly plan from Phonics First.”

FREE!!! EDITABLE Baseball Themed Drawer labels
FREE!!! EDITABLE Baseball Themed Drawer labels by Fun and Games for Brains

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“Organizing made easy with editable baseball themed drawer labels!”

Magic Tree House - Big Day For Baseball Novel Unit - Distance Learning
Magic Tree House – Big Day For Baseball Novel Unit – Distance Learning by Fun and Games for Brains

“This novel unit guides students through The Magic Tree House’s Balto of the Blue Dawn novel. Students will be engaged in comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing, research, and more.”

Autism Awareness Activities, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures - Temple Grandin
Autism Awareness Activities, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures – Temple Grandin by Circle Time with Miss Fox

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“Let’s make autism acceptance a priority! Find a free unit all about renowned scientist, Temple Grandin, along with open-ended write and draw templates to support student comprehension and synthesis.”

EDITABLE Newspaper Template, Google Docs & Microsoft Word, Virtual Group Project
EDITABLE Newspaper Template, Google Docs & Microsoft Word, Virtual Group Project by Circle Time with Miss Fox

“This Google Doc newspaper template guides students through creating their own articles, adding text and images. Compatible with Google Classroom and great for collaborative projects, class or school paper, and individual reports!”