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T-Chart

Compare and contrast two concepts with a T-chart!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

Frayer Model

Introduce a Frayer Model to your class with this fun template!

Frayer Models are great tools for students to better understand new and important concepts by listing examples, non-examples, facts, and definitions.

This activity can be assigned as an individual or group activity, or as a teacher model.

Venn Diagram | 2 Circles

Compare and contrast two concepts with a Venn Diagram!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

Mother's Day Simile Writing Worksheet

Let your students get creative with their writing for Mother's Day and use this worksheet to help your students describe their moms using similes. This is a great way to introduce similes, or to help your students practice using them in writing.

Main Idea & Supporting Details | Purple

Guide students as they learn to identify main ideas and supporting details with this simple template!

This type of identification process is a foundational skill for all learning. Using this template provides a helpful framework for students at the beginning of their reading and learning journey.

Included in this purple template is a blank space for any main idea, plus three featured details. Make use of this activity for independent reading or learning, and for class-wide collaboration.

Comic Strip | Blank

Get students exploring a new style of writing with a Comic Strip activity!

This blank comic strip template is great for getting creative with classroom assignments that require narrative structure, such as comic drawing and storyboard plotting.

Complete with five blank boxes for drawing, and speech and thought bubbles for dialogue; you'll be giving your students a fresh way to express their learning and understanding. Hello voice and choice!

Somebody Wanted But So | Detailed

Summarize and identify key elements of a story or historical event with this Somebody-Wanted-But-So template!

This is a super useful activity for students, during or after a reading exercise, to help them solidify their learnings. This detailed template also provides a framework to helps students identify main ideas, cause and effect relationships, differences between characters, make generalizations, and discover different points of view.

Hispanic Heritage Month Wordsearch

Whether it's for your history class or a simple brain break, your students will love this Hispanic Heritage Month Wordsearch. Looking for something to challenge your students vocabulary? Then this is the perfect choice!

Comic Strip | Blue & Red

Get students exploring a new style of writing with a Comic Strip activity!

This red and blue comic strip template is great for getting creative with classroom assignments that require narrative structure, such as comic drawing and storyboard plotting.

Complete with six blank boxes for drawing, and speech and thought bubbles for dialogue; you'll be giving your students a fresh way to express their learning and understanding. Hello voice and choice!

A Word Search for Hispanic Heritage Month with a Spanish Translation

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana Sopa de Letras

Ya sea para su clase de historia o para un simple descanso mental, a sus estudiantes les encantará esta sopa de letras del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. ¿Está buscando algo para desafiar el vocabulario de sus estudiantes? ¡Entonces esta es la actividad perfecta!

Notice and Wonder Notes

Give your students a way to reflect deeper with a Notice and Wonder Notes template!

Start by providing your students with a link to any sort of visual resource to reflect on – this could be a photo, video, or piece of art.

Students are then prompted to write things they notice about the visual, and what questions those thoughts inspire! Finding the answers can then be assigned as personal tasks, or something to collaborate on as a class (especially if there are any common themes that arise).

Mother's Day Writing Template

Let your students give their mother something to be thankful for this year with a letter filled with love, gratitude, and appreciation that she can save in a keepsake scrapbook or put on the fridge.

This blank writing template with colorful flowers makes it easy to add words and photos for each student to personalize and make their own.

Main Idea & Supporting Details | Blue

Guide students as they learn to identify main ideas and supporting details with this simple template!

This type of identification process is a foundational skill for all learning. Using this template provides a helpful framework for students at the beginning of their reading and learning journey.

Included in this blue template is a blank space for any main idea, plus three featured details. Make use of this activity for independent reading or learning, and for class-wide collaboration.

A matching activity for 4th-12th graders with a orange design

Hispanic Heritage Month Matching Activity

Your students will love this matching activity once they have learned about some important people in history that had an impact on the world.

Plot Organizers | Yellow

Have fun analysing narrative structures with a Plot Diagram template!

This yellow Plot Diagram helps students section out the plot of a story. The line through the page represents the story's timeline, with prompted boxes for students to fill in details at each milestone.

This is an excellent template to help students understand the full process of writing any narrative, and can help them with not only analysing existing text but creating their own too.

A Matching Activity for Hispanic Heritage Month with a Spanish Translation

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana Actividad de Emparejamiento

A sus alumnos les encantará esta actividad de combinación una vez que hayan aprendido acerca de algunas personas importantes en la historia que tuvieron un impacto en el mundo.