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!


Inferring Activity
Inferring Activity by Cultivating Critical Readers

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“This highly engaging concrete activity is a great way to introduce inferring in a way your students will understand. They use evidence from your “phone call” with their schema to infer what is happening without even knowing they are making inferences.”

Reading Interactive Notebook w/ Option for Google Slides™ | Distance Learning
“Reading Interactive Notebook w/ Option for Google Slides™ | Distance Learning by Cultivating Critical Readers

“This Common Core and TEKS aligned reading interactive notebook is a great tool for introducing skills and strategies and will be an effective supplement to your reading workshop lessons. It offers more than the average interactive notebook by providing print & digital versions, lesson ideas, activities with short texts, and book lists!”

Accountable Talk Question and Sentence Stems Card- Freebie
Accountable Talk Question and Sentence Stems Card- Freebie by The Neat Teach

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“These Accountable Talk cards with question and sentence stems can make even the most hesitant student feel a little more comfortable about speaking in front of others. Having the stems right in front of each student can lead to really respectful and engaging discussions!”

Holes Novel Study Unit: Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables-Louis Sachar’s book
Holes Novel Study Unit: Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables-Louis Sachar’s book by The Neat Teach

“This Holes Novel Unit (Louis Sachar) is packed with student-centered, engaging activities, including lots of fun and meaningful writing and interactive notebook activities that teachers and students both love! It works well for independent work and collaborative group time.”

Spelling Activities for Elementary Grades
Spelling Activities for Elementary Grades by Britty’s Bookshelf

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“This spelling activity can be implemented in any classroom for any spelling list. This allows teachers to differentiate spelling lists, but not have to make many different homework assignments.”

Novel Unit aligned to The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
Novel Unit aligned to The Thief of Always by Clive Barker by Britty’s Bookshelf

“The Thief of Always, written by Clive Barker, is a spooky and mysterious adventure many students adore. It’s the perfect unit for teaching your students about fairy tales. This resources offers chapter questions, quizzes, discussion cards, and chapter summaries to facilitate a novel study in the upper elementary or middle school classroom.”

Target Name Plate Pocket Editable Name Tags
Target Name Plate Pocket Editable Name Tags by Teaching in My Flip Flops

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“These bright and fun name plates help students to see and practice correct letter formation when writing their name from the first day of school. They also make important information like letters, numbers, and colors easily accessible to students.”

ABC Student Names Work Coming Soon Sign - EDITABLE
“ABC Student Names Work Coming Soon Sign – EDITABLE” by Teaching in My Flip Flops

“Students love seeing their name on this “coming soon” sign when they enter your room! These set a positive tone for all the hard work that’s to come in a classroom.”

Story Elements Graphic Organizer FREE
Story Elements Graphic Organizer FREE by The Reading Roundup

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“Teachers can use these Story Elements Graphic Organizers with their reading small groups. Students can also use them during independent reading.”

Reading Buddies Bookmarks | Buddy Reading Response Sheets | Print and Digital
Reading Buddies Bookmarks | Buddy Reading Response Sheets | Print and Digital by The Reading Roundup

“These bookmarks, reading response sheets, and teacher forms help to engage students and hold them accountable during buddy reading.”

Character and Setting Freebie
Character and Setting Freebie by The Sporty Teacher

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“No prep, simple worksheet to review character and setting.”

Giraffes Can't Dance | Growth Mindset | Stem Challenge
Giraffes Can’t Dance | Growth Mindset | Stem Challenge by The Sporty Teacher

“Learn to have a Growth Mindset! Includes writing activities and a STEM challenge.”

FREEBIE Printable EDITABLE TEXT Cactus Cuties Library Bin Labels
FREEBIE Printable EDITABLE TEXT Cactus Cuties Library Bin Labels by Brooke Moga

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“These adorable labels are the perfect way to organize your classroom library. The text is editable, so your options are endless.”

HUGE Habitats Bundle Online Digital Resource for Google Classroom™ Slides™
HUGE Habitats Bundle Online Digital Resource for Google Classroom™ Slides™ by Brooke Moga

“This Habitat Bundle is a digital resource to guide your students learning about 6 different habitats and the plants and animals that live there. Perfect for distance learning , reading centers, and independent work!”

Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Cheat Sheet - Science of Reading
Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Cheat Sheet – Science of Reading by Droppin Knowledge with Heidi

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“Phonemic Awareness is the key to reading success. This cheat sheet makes it easy for you to know which skills to teach!”

Word Mapping NO PREP Centers (Short Vowel CVC Words)
Word Mapping NO PREP Centers (Short Vowel CVC Words) by Droppin Knowledge with Heidi

“Mapping words typically takes just 1-4 repetitions before the word is permanently stored as a sight word! This center is great practice for mapping CVC words!”

Letter A Stories, Worksheets, Crafts, Posters, and More
Letter A Stories, Worksheets, Crafts, Posters, and More by smartyplans

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“This alphabet pack includes an adorable story to introduce the letter A as well as worksheets, posters, and fun activities. Your students will be fully engaged with this no prep, easy to use resource!”

Jar of Books Reading Challenge
“Jar of Books Reading Challenge” by smartyplans

“Do you have trouble motivating your students to read at home? The Jar of Books Reading Challenge is the most effective way to get students excited about reading!”

SAMPLE Non-Fiction Compare & Contrast Passages | Reading Comprehension
SAMPLE Non-Fiction Compare & Contrast Passages | Reading Comprehension by Jordan Forsyth Publishing

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“This non-fiction passage and response page will have your students comparing and contrasting non-fiction texts with ease.”

Summarizing Nonfiction Text | Summarizing Worksheet | SWBST
“Summarizing Nonfiction Text | Summarizing Worksheet | SWBST by Jordan Forsyth Publishing

“his no prep digital and printable product will help your students summarize nonfiction texts using the SWBST strategy! These ENGAGING nonfiction texts are simple and a great introduction to summary skills for your 4th, 5th, and 6th graders!”

Back to School Glyph, All About Me, Monster Bookmark FREEBIE
Back to School Glyph, All About Me, Monster Bookmark FREEBIE by Teaching with a Vision

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“This All About Me Bookmark Glyph is great for capturing interest while students get to reveal interesting facts about themselves. Great for speaking and listening skills as students get to discuss their interests with their classmates.”

Personal Narrative Writing Unit FOURTH GRADE Digital & Print
Personal Narrative Writing Unit FOURTH GRADE Digital & Print by Teaching with a Vision

“Do you struggle with teaching your 4th graders how to focus on one small moment in time when writing? Young writers need extra support with building suspense and effectively developing a personal narrative that captures reader interest. This unit has all the tools to help you with that skill.”

Evidence Based Terms: ELA POSTERS! FREEBIE:)
Evidence Based Terms: ELA POSTERS! FREEBIE:) by Elena Weiss The Left-Handed Teacher

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“Evidence based terms to help students prove their thinking while writing and speaking about the text. These posters serve as great reminders for students and provide a framework for their constructed responses.”

READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES: MEGA BUNDLE
READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES: MEGA BUNDLE Elena Weiss The Left-Handed Teacher

“This bundled resource is an excellent addition to your existing reading program! All 3 resources provide consistent visual cues and graphic organizers as you work with the reading skills/strategies throughout the year.”

Black History Biography Passages - Booker T. Washington
Black History Biography Passages – Booker T. Washington by The Southern Teach

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“Looking for upper elementary reading comprehension passages that also teach about famous people in history? You and your students will love this FREE engaging, minimal-prep, and TEKS-aligned biography passage and questions on Booker T. Washington!”

3rd Grade Daily Language | Grammar Morning Work
“3rd Grade Daily Language | Grammar Morning Work” by The Southern Teach

“These spiral review activities are perfect for reviewing and refining language arts skills that students need to know. Use this for warmup, bell-ringers, homework, or centers – the options are endless!”

Digital Class Rewards Fish Tank | Virtual Behavior Management FREEBIE
Digital Class Rewards Fish Tank | Virtual Behavior Management FREEBIE by A Teacher and her Cat

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“These act as an incentive for students to meet classroom goals and provide a great visual for behaviour management. They are a gamechanger in behaviour management. Students love the interactive components and seeing the visual of how close they are to earning their reward. The reward is editable so teachers can create goals and rewards that suit their classroom!”

Digital Spring Sight Word Recognition Game | Morning Meeting Literacy
Digital Spring Sight Word Recognition Game | Morning Meeting Literacy by A Teacher and her Cat

“These act as great sightword recognition practice through the format of a game. All slides come with an editable option so you can use any words!”

ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! A back-to-school, digital activity to meet your students!
ALL ABOUT ME FREEBIE! A back-to-school, digital activity to meet your students! by The Language of Learning

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“This FREE digital activity is the perfect way to get to know your students AND teach them valuable digital literacy skills with tips for using Google Slides! Let your students express themselves in a way that enhances class community and computer skills.”

Creative Writing Storyboard & Story Elements Planning Guide | Print OR Digital
Creative Writing Storyboard & Story Elements Planning Guide | Print OR Digital by The Language of Learning

“This digital creative writing unit is the perfect way to teach your students the most important story elements and the steps of the writing process! This 9-slide planning guide walks students through every step of the creative narrative writing process, making writing FUN and EFFECTIVE in any classroom!”

Distance Learning Sight Word Sentence Scramble FREE (Powerpoint)
Distance Learning Sight Word Sentence Scramble FREE (Powerpoint) by My Little Teaching World

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“This Pre-Primer Sight Word Sentence Scramble (Digital & Printable) set is great practice for reading and can help students to understand basic sentence structure.”

Back to School Short Vowel CVC Sentence Read & Match Boom Card Bundle
Back to School Short Vowel CVC Sentence Read & Match Boom Card Bundle by My Little Teaching World

“This Short Vowel CVC Sentence Read & Match Game Boom Card Bundle is perfect for your students to enhance their CVC words and simple sentences reading and comprehension skills.”

Yoga Quotes Coloring Pages 1, for Mindfulness
Yoga Quotes Coloring Pages 1, for Mindfulness by Swati Sharma

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“Children need to learn about Yoga because it teaches us how our body, breath and mind are connected and we all have a right to live a happy and healthy life and this resource is a tiny glimpse about Yoga.”

18 Second Grade Sight Words, Word Search Worksheet, Vocabulary Activity
18 Second Grade Sight Words, Word Search Worksheet, Vocabulary Activity by Swati Sharma

“Word search challenges are an all time favorite of most children while they reinforce their spellings and gain a sense of achievement too.”

Biomes & Ecosystems: WHAT IS A BIOME? POSTER
Biomes & Ecosystems: WHAT IS A BIOME? POSTER by LET’S GET REAL

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“Learning the differences between biomes, ecosystems, and habitats is a breeze with What Is a Biome? an 11 x 17-inch poster that features simple definitions and colorful photographs.”

JAPAN: Exploring the Culture of Japan Bundle
“JAPAN: Exploring the Culture of Japan Bundle” by LET’S GET REAL

“Take an in-depth look at the culture, language, and geography of Japan with the Exploring the Culture of Japan Bundle. This super-sized bundle includes an introductory Snapshots book, two Japanese language books, five cross-curricular activities, and a colorful photo poster of national symbols.”