This week’s resource round-up is packed with resources to help students engage with music, practice reading and writing skills, and so much more. So many terrific resources to choose from — and half of them are free!


FREE Doodle Borders, Set 3 - Chirp Graphics
FREE Doodle Borders, Set 3 – Chirp Graphics by Chirp Graphics

It’s FREE!

“Doodle borders are a great way to decorate your worksheets, cover pages, games, task cards, and more! And best of all, they don’t use any colored ink!”

Background Scenes Clip Art Variety Pack #1 - Chirp Graphics
Background Scenes Clip Art Variety Pack #1 – Chirp Graphics by Chirp Graphics

“This variety pack of Background Scene images can be used to create games and other activities for a wide selection of themes!”

RL 3.7 PowerPoint: Illustrations Create Mood
RL 3.7 PowerPoint: Illustrations Create Mood by Direct Instruction Shop

It’s FREE!

“This PowerPoint lesson teaches students how illustrations can create a certain mood within a story. The lesson also includes worksheets so students can engage and interact with the PowerPoint lesson.”

5th Grade Literature PowerPoint Bundle
5th Grade Literature PowerPoint Bundle by Direct Instruction Shop

“This bundle includes 16 PowerPoint lessons that introduce and teach all the common core 5th grade literature standards. Each lesson includes worksheets so that students can interact with the lesson.”

Vowel Sounds Practice Game, O, AU, AW
Vowel Sounds Practice Game, O, AU, AW by Krafty Teacher

It’s FREE!

“This highly engaging phonics/spelling pattern game will have students practicing the o, au, aw sound. Teachers can use during guided reading for word work or place in a center.”

Monthly Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Passages
Monthly Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Passages by Krafty Teacher

“Nonfiction passages for the whole year! Teachers can use them in reading groups or as a passage of the week!”

Music Sub Plan: Emergency Plan #1 FREEBIE!
Music Sub Plan: Emergency Plan #1 FREEBIE! by Band Directors Talk Shop

It’s FREE!

“This music sub plan is perfect for upper elementary music students as well as band, choir, and orchestra. Keep your students engaged and learning music lessons while you’re away from the classroom! This plan was designed for a sub with no prior music knowledge.”

Note Name Music Game - Volume 1
Note Name Music Game – Volume 1 by Band Directors Talk Shop

“Help your elementary and middle school students learn to read music with this get-up-and-move note name matching game! Make music theory practice exciting with this engaging “find a partner” matching game — perfect for music centers!”

Subitising Duck Pond FREEBIE (subitizing)
Subitising Duck Pond FREEBIE (subitizing) by Apples and Antics

It’s FREE!

“This quick and easy centre provides a PERFECT opportunity for little ones to practice the skill of subitising!”

Foundation Social Skills: BUNDLE
Foundation Social Skills: BUNDLE by Apples and Antics

“This bundle contains all you need to help build an awareness of early social skills in little ones. Each of the 5 units include detailed lesson plans, a social story, lesson resources, follow-up activities, and certificates!”