I thought about it, and I think I mainly turn to Teachers Pay Teachers on days when I just can’t. I know I’m not the only one either because my webquests sell like hotcakes! Sometimes the lesson just isn’t going to fill period and we need some (meaninful) fluff. Other times we might need an idea to get us started for an entire lesson.
With that thought in mind I’ve decided to launch two new product lines based on the success of similar products in the past.
1. Guided Readings
First will be my guided readings. I’m really excited about these because this category already contains several of my best selling resources. I genuinely believe that reading is crucial in the science classroom for language acquisition as well as teaching our students to turn a critical eye on the sources they encounter. For these reasons, I’ve been incorporating more and more reading into my own classroom this year.
If you’re interested in incorporating a little bit more old fashioned reading into your middle or high school class, start with my freebie on Atoms & Elements to see if my style is the right fit for you. As I continue to expand the product line, I’d love to hear your suggestions on what topics you’d like to see covered.
2. Vocabulary Crosswords
Academic vocabulary is difficult for all learners! I work with primarily bilingual students, but I used to have this same problem in the US as well. Students absolutely must practice with the words they’re going to encounter on quizzes and tests. I’ve designed this new product line to help you with early finishers and differentiation.
A quick crossword is a great way to fill in 15-30 minutes on the fly, and it requires nearly no help from you and best of all: no prep. Kids can do these on their own. I’ve included with each new resource 2 versions: one with a word bank and one without. If you need an extra assignment or two to throw into your emergency sub folder, check out my freebie on Organelles to get an idea of my vision.
As always, don’t forget that leaving feedback can earn you credit towards future TPT purchases. I’m always happy to hear what you think!
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