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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Curriculum Must Have B2S Linky!

I am linking up today for Week 2 of a fun Back to School linky party! This week's topic is Curriculum Must Haves. Thank you to the wonderful blogging friends at Fancy Free in 4thRamona Recommends, and Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher for hosting!

The first product to link up in this linky is one that you yourself have created. I have been working on these nonfiction text practices with claims and details for awhile now but I have been in a slow creating slump. Things are picking up though and I have three done! When I created the winter themed nonfiction text practice using claims and details, my followers wanted me to create more. I just didn't have the energy then, but they are on the top of my to-do list now. After three years of ELA tests aligned to CCSS now in New York and after grading these tests regionally, I can see that students are still struggling with responding to questions stating a claim and then supporting their responses with TWO text details. The winter (all about snow) and recently added spring (plant reproduction) packs have passages written at two Lexile ranges for differentiation.

I will start the summer themed one this week and my goal is to list it by Friday. I was thinking of a nonfiction text about the environmental effects of man made beaches. Do you have any suggestions for future topics for these nonfiction articles? I would love to hear them! 

Click on any picture below to take you to that product. They are each $2.75 and you know what is coming tomorrow (if not, keep reading below)!

The second product in this linky is one that you use every year. Since I started teaching math on my departmentalized team last year, I loved the addition of Math Moves by Elizabeth in Fun Room 4B for spiral review! I could use this for independent seat work during math workshop or as homework. Every domain is covered each week and there are also weekly assessments. Love this product!
On my wish list is this Thinker Tasks Math Project Bundle by Meg at Teacher Studio. I need to 
incorporate more tasks like this into my daily math curriculum. This set is complete with differentiated tasks, "Math by the Numbers" cards, practice activities, math talk prompts, and enrichment opportunities. Also, as Meg completes more, they will be added to this bundle. What a steal. I'm scooping this one up! 

Speaking of Back to School, have you heard about the site-wide TpT sale? My store will be 20% off and with the code BTS15, TpT offers 10% off, for a total of 28% off these two days! What a perfect time to stock up on these Must Haves! What is on your list? I know I will be filling up my cart these next two days!

Now for the GIVEAWAY! The gals from iTeachFourth are giving away $10 to each of their stores!
That is almost $100 worth of fabulous Fourth Grade items! Enter below for your chance to win!
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Did you stop by yesterday and see the blog hop with all the Back to School book ideas? Also, enter to win a Kindle Fire and $25 gift card to Creative Teaching Press. Click here to see that post!


  1. Holly! You made my day :) Thanks for the shout out for Math Moves!! Just this morning I added your Fall Text Passages to my cart! Happy Back to School Sale, friend!

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I bought the Math Moves set this summer and am excited to use it next year! You CLOSE reading passages look great! Adding it to my cart!
    Thanks for linking up!

    Fancy Free in Fourth