Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wish List Fun!

I have LOVED relaxing during this Thanksgiving Break. We had conferences until 8:00 pm Monday and Tuesday, so this break was much needed :)

One thing on my to-do list this weekend (which is still very long, oops!) is to update my cart for the TpT sale on...drumroll please...Monday and Tuesday!

I have had a few things in my cart for a few weeks now, hoping that there would be a sale around this time :) I am in luck!

I love seeing what other teachers are planning to buy - especially middle school ELA teachers. I am constantly finding new products that I have never seen before.

Before I share MY wish list, here are a few products that other teachers have wish-listed from my little store (which will be on sale for an 20% off, in addition to the TPT 10% off code!)

Neon Chalkboard Genre Posters (just right for middle school!)

I love how these look up on my wall in my library area. Not only do they add a fun pop of neon color, but I see students referring to them for book ideas and definitions of genres. When students write a reader's response letter to me on Fridays, they need to put the genre of the book in their letter, so these come in handy!

I am SO excited about these Roll and Retell activities. So far, I have made products for both Theme and Plot. I have a few more in the works, too!

"Roll and Retell" isn't just for elementary! Students enjoy adding some "chance" the their reading responses. Simply add dice, and responding to reading becomes a game :)

Use this activity with any literature text that students have read - as an entire class, in small groups, or independently.

In this product, you will find the following:
1) Roll and Retell Worksheet (use for on-level students who are working to master the reading skill)
2) Roll and Retell Extension Worksheet (use for accelerated students to extend their thinking)
3) Full page recording page 
4) Three-Question recording page (use if you would like students to roll three responses. These responses will be longer, and only choosing three adds some extra “chance”)
5) Half-page recording sheets (use these to save paper!)

Now for my wish list! This product is actually in my cart...I can't wait to purchase it on Monday. 

7th Grade Daily Common Core Reading Practice!

I plan to use these as a warm-up for my students. It will be a great way to reinforce literature skills to make sure my students are ready for all of our assessments. The passages look so interesting, too!

Does anyone else own this reading passage set? I'd love to hear how it works for you!

I am linking up to share my 2+1 TPTCYBER ideas!


  1. I have the 7th grade version of what's on your wishlist as my wishlisted item! How cool is that? I hope someone replies that has used it so we can feel good about our purchases. :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

    1. What a coincidence! That makes me feel even better about my decision :) It seems like the perfect thing for my 7th graders! I know, I'd love to hear a little more about how it was used in a classroom.