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MindUP Curriculum, The: Grades 3-5

Age: 8-11 | Grade: Grades 3-5
Summary: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.

Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year.

Includes a BIG, 2-sided colorful teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!

For use with Grades 3 -5.

  • Research-based and tested in dozens of classrooms
  • Helps teachers motivate at-risk learners so each child can thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Kids love learning about how their brains work - and how they can help their brains "grow"!
  • Includes high-interest activities to connect MindUP learning to all content areas
  • Fosters a cohesive, caring classroom climate that enhances learning
  • Correlates with the social and emotional learning goals created by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
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    Paperback: $18.74

    Trait Crate: Grade 3

    Age: 8-9 | Grade: Grade 3
    Summary: In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The third-grade version includes: 6 picture books: The Hickory Chair; The Paperboy; How Are You Peeling?; Into the A, B, C; Momma, Where Are You From?; and The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine, Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; 12 transparencies; and 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders-one for each trait-for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 3.

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    Paperback: $93.75

    Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: High-Frequency Words

    Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-6
    Summary: Often called ""sight words"" because readers need to know them at a glance, high-frequency words can prove challenging for students. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give older struggling readers multiple opportunities to review and really learn common tricky words-such as which, listen, enough, and answer-that aren't easily decodable and don't follow the usual sound-spelling relationships. When students can identify high-frequency words quickly and accurately, their reading fluency increases, and their reading comprehension improves. With repeated practice, students develop automatic recognition of dozens and dozens of words and become more fluent readers. For use with Grades 3-6.

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    Paperback: $10.39

    FunnyBone Books: Reading Skills Mysteries

    Age: 8 and Up | Grade: Grade 3
    Summary: Mind-boggling mysteries will rope your child into reading, and then get her to stick around for the follow-up! Each story is accompanied by a set of questions to help her identify main ideas and supporting details, outline the sequence of events, analyze plot, separate fact from opinion, and draw conclusions. Your child will improve test scores and reading fluency with this entertaining tome! Grades 3-6.

    Learning Highlights
    Intriguing mysteries draw children into active reading and develop reading comprehension skills.

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    Paperback: $9.59

    25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom

    Age: 8-14 | Grade: Grades 3-8
    Summary: This collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning--at any time during a lesson or unit of study, in any curriculum area. Students' responses give teachers a clear picture of what students know and what they need help with, what material to reteach or extend, and how to pace instruction. Designed to engage a range of learning styles and skills, the assessments come with an easy step-by-step plan, grade-level modifications, tiering tips, and student samples. Also includes 17 ready-to-print assessment forms on a CD. For use with Grades 3-8.

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    Paperback: $17.59

    Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Phonics

    Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-6
    Summary: While phonics instruction is important for all readers, it is essential for older students whose underdeveloped reading skills impede content-area learning. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give struggling readers multiple opportunities to recognize, review, and reinforce must-know phonics elements, such as consonants, long and short vowels, blends, digraphs, and more. With this practice, students dramatically improve their ability to recognize sound-spelling relationships and use these skills to accurately and efficiently decode words, which in turn boosts fluency and comprehension. For use with Grades 3-6.

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    Paperback: $10.39

    Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Word Study

    Age: 8-12 | Grade: Grades 3-6
    Summary: When successful readers encounter unfamiliar words, they utilize strategies- for example, identifying word parts such as syllables and suffixes-to help them figure out pronunciation and meaning. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give older struggling readers multiple opportunities to review and apply these word-study skills, recognize common spelling patterns, boost their word recognition and vocabulary development, and gain confidence as they read and encounter new words. As a result, students become more fluent readers. For use with Grades 3-6.

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    Paperback: $10.39

    6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide: Grades 3 and Up

    Age: 8-14 | Grade: Grades 3-6
    Summary: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find these traits. Think of them as the fuel that stokes the engine of writing. With this book, teachers will learn how to assess student work for these traits and plan instruction. And they'll be amazed at how the writing in their classroom improves. Includes scoring guides, focus lessons, and activities for teaching each trait.

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    Paperback: $22.49

    Hi-Lo Passages to Build Comprehension: Grades 3-4

    Age: 8-9 | Grade: Grades 3-4
    Summary: Your struggling reader can practice reading and build comprehension with this collection of fascinating passages from fiction and Nonfiction books. Each excerpt, designed to keep your child turning the pages, is followed by questions that promote skills such as inferencing, sequencing, predicting, understanding story elements, and more.

    Learning Highlights
    Written slightly below grade level, this collection will help your child develop reading-confidence as he hones standardized test-taking skills.

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    Paperback: $8.79

    Common Core Grade 3 Classroom Kit

    Age: Age 8 | Grade: Grade 3
    Summary: Built for the Common Core State Standards! This comprehensive kit for Third Grade provides the resources needed to address the most critical skills in the Common Core State Standards. For use with Grade 3.

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    Paperback: $296.72

    Traits of Writing: A Professional Development Video Series on DVD: Grades 3 and up

    Age: 8-14 | Grade: Grade 3
    Summary: This powerful DVD series from Ruth Culham provides teachers with essential information they need to assess and teach student writing. Available on both DVD and video, this set takes you inside third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade classrooms as teachers use scoring guides to evaluate children's writing, model each of the 6+1 traits in classroom lessons, and reflect on their students' learning strategies.

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    DVD: $296.25

    Standardized Test Practice: Long Reading Passages: Grades 3-4

    Age: 8-10 | Grade: Grades 3-4
    Summary: These ready-to-go practice packets help students build the comprehension skills and endurance they need to tackle long reading passages on the test. Targets commonly tested genres: informational articles, biography, realistic and historical fiction, persuasive essay, poems, folk tales, and more!

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    Paperback: $11.99

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