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Peter Pan ~ Similes, Metaphors, and Personification

Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Peter Pan Similes, Metaphors, and Personification

Peter Pan Similes, Metaphors, and Personification Graphic Organizers

In the first part of this figurative language lesson, students create a foldable graphic organizer. On the organizer, students write the definitions for metaphor, simile, personification, and hyperbole. Students then write an example sentence for each type of figurative language. Finally, students illustrate their examples. Each corner of the organizer folds to the center to form a diamond shape that will fit into an interactive notebook. Continue Reading

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #4

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #4

The Parent Connection newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. With this newsletter coming right before the Christmas holiday, I purposely tried to keep the activities light in Issue #4. I thought gifts that encourage writing would make great last minute stocking stuffers.

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 6 “The Little House”

Chapter 6 The Little House ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 6 The Little House

Chapter 6 The Little House Summary

Peter Pan flies in right after Tootles has shot Wendy. Peter is about to kill Tootles for the act when Wendy moves her hand. She has not died. The acorn button that was the “kiss” that Peter had given her saves the arrow from hitting Wendy. She is only slightly injured Continue Reading

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 Two Geometry Bulletin Boards

Bulletin Board Idea

Creating bulletin boards for the school hallway can be a real challenge. Not only must they look impression, but they also have to show student are learning important skills. This post two bulletin boards that were created for geometry.

Oh Geome-tree

Students really enjoyed creating this bulletin board. Not only was it quick and easy to put together, the finished product looks great! Continue Reading

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 5 “Island Come True”

Chapter 5 The Island Come True ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 5 The Island Come True

Chapter 5 The Island Come True Summary

Neverland is a lazy place when Peter is away. As soon as he comes home the island wakes up.  Continue Reading

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Stone Fox Character Traits Booklets

Three Free Printable Character Traits Mini-Books to use when reading Stone Fox
Grandfather will not get out of bed although Doc Smith says nothing is wrong with him. Little Willy takes over Grandfather’s duties and harvests the potato crop. He thinks everything will be fine, until Clifford Snyder comes to collect $500 in back taxes. In his desperation little Willy decides to enter the adult dog sled race. Will he be able to win the prize money he needs to save the farm? Read Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner to learn of little Willy’s fate.

Character Traits Booklets

Each of these mini-books are created from a single piece of paper, folded to form a book. The finished books contain six pages where students can list character traits for the main characters. Just click on the image below to download the free printables for this activity. With an answer key included, this activity is a print and go project.

Vocabulary Terms used with the Mini-Books

You might think that using the word “Antagonists” as a title for one of the books is a little advanced for the third/forth graders who read Stone Fox. Our school encourages using appropriate terms, so I decided to give using the word “antagonists” a try instead of using a title such as “Bad Guys.” This anchor chart helped teach these terms. Continue Reading

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Peter Pan ~ Chapter 4 “The Flight”

Chapter 4 The Flight ~ Free Peter Pan Book Unit ~ Each week collect one resource until you have the complete Peter Pan Book Unit.

Chapter 4 The Flight

Chapter 4 The Flight Summary

Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, and Tinker Bell fly toward Neverland for many days. Peter helps them get food from the birds. Often Peter goes off on adventures of his own, coming back with mermaid fins stuck to him. The Darling children think he may completely forget all about them. The children easily fly as long as they are awake, but as soon as they fall asleep they begin to fall. Peter laughing saves them at the last second.  Continue Reading

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