Back to School Blog Hop with Freebies eBook and Giveaways Galore!

 I have some awesome treats for you!  24 special education teachers {including myself} have collaborated to create a offer you an ebook jam packed with tips, freebies and ideas!  Isn’t that exciting?  Everyone who contributed is an Intervention Specialist, Blogger and Teacher Author.  What an awesome back to school present for you to start the new school year off right!

I know you’ll LOVE it.

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Back to School *Free* EBook

But wait…there’s more!

I’m also hosting a giveaway of my own!  You can enter for a chance to win a 3 Grade Level Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for *FREE*!!!  That’s a $28 value, and I’m allowing the winner to choose the three grade levels that they need in order to differentiate for their students’ needs.  I have Reading & Comprehension Fluency Intervention Packets for Grades K-5 available. How cool is that?

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Reading Intervention Bundle Giveaway!

CKFonts Bundle 100+ Sweet Fonts for Teachers (Commercial Use)

If you’re like me, summer is the time to work on teaching materials for the next school year!  If you sell teaching resources commercially, {or sell something else commercially!} this is a great deal for you!
This zip file currently contains 111 fonts that I made. It is a growing bundle, so I will always be adding new fonts to this file as I create them!  The price, in effect, will also go up as more fonts are added.  So if you buy the bundle now, you can re-download the updated file whenever I add new fonts.  And you won’t have to pay anymore!

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You can use these fonts for resources in the classroom and for commercial use in products posted on TpT or Teacher’s Notebook. The new terms of use don’t require you to give credit for the fonts, but it is appreciated.  🙂

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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Courtney-Keimer

Or to my blog:

http://www.somedivineintervention.wordpress.com

I tried to make this a great value for you. By purchasing this bundle you save 50% off the original prices and 33% off of the sale prices of the 5 font sets. And you also get every new font I ever make!  I hope you love them! If you do, I really appreciate your feedback and follows!* 🙂

Thank you so much!

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

{Philippians 1:6}

Love,
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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for Grades 3-5

“This might be my favorite TPT resource of all time. Thanks so much!”

“THIS IS A MUST! I love having these to use.”

Wanna know what all the fuss is about?  Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for Grades 3-5.

I created this bundle for those of us who provide reading intervention for multiple grade levels. This bundle includes the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Packets.

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 3.1-3.9 for the third grade packet, 4.1-4.9 for the fourth grade packet and 5.1-5.9 for the fifth grade packet. They are all in chronological order.

Each of the 3 packets contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year, for 3 grade levels. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student. For each packet there are also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

Of course, I wanted to make this a great value for you. You are getting the 3 grade level packets for over 20% off the discounted price and over 40% off the original price.

***This packet includes any Third, Fourth or Fifth Grade Fluency Passage that is sold individually in my store. ***

~If you like this, please rate me or follow me. Ask any questions before purchase please. You can e-mail me at ckeimer@hotmail.com or use the questions link on TpT. I am so happy to share this with you!

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

{Mark 12:30}

Love,

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Once Upon A Time… Time Telling Activities from Hour to Minute {Bundle for Grades 1-3}

I bundled my telling time units for those of us who teach multiple grade levels and provide divine intervention.  🙂  This “Once Upon A Time” bundle has a fairy tale theme with castles, magic wands and frogs. It is aligned with the first, second and third grade common core standards for telling time.  Click on the pic for the link to the bundled item in my TpT store.

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First Grade Packet Contents:

The packet contains 4 pages of analog clock flashcards for 24 different times on the hour and half hour. There are 2 pages of digital time flashcards to match the clocks. You can use the flashcards to play memory or matching games, for practice drills or for individual assessment. There are 10 pages of telling time worksheets where students write the time to match the analog clock. There are 10 worksheets where students draw the hands on the clock to match the digital time given. You can use the worksheets for practice or assessments. There is a full page analog clock template with hour and minute hands to attach. You’ll need a brad fastener to attach the hands on the clock. You can laminate it and use the clock to practice telling time with students or to play the telling time “Around the World” game in your classroom. You can also distribute the clock templates to each student for them to assemble and use on their own. Additionally, there is a “Once Upon A Time” Bingo template. Students cut out the 24 clocks and glue them in any order on their bingo boards. Then you can reinforce time telling by playing bingo with your students. There is a call list included for the teacher to use.

Second Grade Packet Contents:

This packet contains AM and PM Posters to help students distinguish between the two. The posters have visuals and a category cloud of terms on each. There are 2 templates to use when teaching students how to read the hands. (count by 1’s to read the hour hand, count by 5’s to read the minute hand) There are 4 pages of analog clock flashcards and 2 pages of digital time flashcards that can be used for practice, assessment, matching or memory games. There are 10 pages of worksheets where students write the time to match to analog clock shown. There are 10 pages of worksheets where students draw the hands on the clock to match the digital time given. There is analog clock template with hands that you can use to play telling time “Around the World” with your students. You can also give each student a copy of the template to construct their own clock. Brad fasteners will be needed to attach the hands. There are 10 pages of worksheets with an activity and time given, where students write the digital time including AM and PM. There are 10 pages of worksheets where a time including AM and PM is given, and students are to draw the hands on the clock to match the time and identify an activity they might be doing at that time. There are also 5 “Tick Tock Toe” boards with various times to the nearest 5 minute interval. There is a blank “Tick Tock Toe” board that you or students can draw the hands on the clock to show different times. There is also a page of ideas of how to play and use the “Tick Tock Toe” materials with your students. Finally, there is a AM and PM sorting activity where students cut and glue the words under the correct heading.

Third Grade Packet Contents:
This packet contains 4 pages of analog clock flashcards and 2 pages of digital time flashcards with matching times to the nearest minute that can be used for practice, assessment, matching or memory games. There are 10 pages of worksheets where students write the time to match to analog clock shown. There are 10 pages of worksheets where students draw the hands on the clock to match the digital time given. There are 10 pages of time telling story problems where students add or subtract intervals of time. Finally, there is analog clock template with hands that you can use to play telling time “Around the World” with your students. You can also give each student a copy of the template to construct their own clock. Brad fasteners will be needed to attach the hands.

Purchasing this bundle over the individual packets saves you almost 25% and is nice you have students who need time-telling intervention or work with multiple grades like me! I use these materials for special education and RTI intervention, but they can also be used to supplement math curriculum in the general education classroom.

I hope you love it! If you do, please rate me and follow me. I really appreciate your feedback and follows! 🙂

Thank you so much!

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

(Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11)

Love,

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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Mega Bundle for Grades 1-5

I created this bundle for those of us who provide reading intervention for multiple grade levels. I call this the MEGA bundle.  This bundle includes the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Packets.  Click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store!

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 1.1-1.9 for the first grade packet, 2.1-2.9 for the second grade packet, 3.1-3.9 for the third grade packet, 4.1-4.9 for the fourth grade packet, and 5.1-5.9 for the fifth grade packet. They are all in chronological order.

Each of the 5 packets contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year, for 5 grade levels. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student. For each packet there are also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

Of course, I wanted to make this a great value for you. You are getting the 5 grade level packets for over 25% off the discounted price and 45% off the original price.

*This packet includes any First, Second, Third, Fourth or Fifth Grade Fluency Passage that is sold individually in my store. *

If you like this, please rate me or follow me. Ask any questions before purchase please. You can e-mail me at ckeimer@hotmail.com or use the questions link here on TpT. If you already purchased the grade level packets individually, just email me. I am so happy to share this with you!

***

“You’re spinning out of control again.

Your life feels like a sinking ship.

You’re wondering how it came to this.

Is it too late?  Is it too far?

For Him to reach you

And come to where you are.

Step out on the edge.  Don’t be afraid of it.

And when you feel the rain

Call His name

He’ll find you in the hurricane.”

{Natalie Grant}

Love,

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Behavior Intervention & Social Skills Bundle

This zipped folder contains a variety of materials that can be used for behavior intervention and social skills instruction for students in grades K-5.

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Contents:
Social Skills Posters with Visuals (16) and Cloze Activity
This file contains social skills posters I created to help students learn the 16 essential social skills. I wanted to use visuals to help students learn the steps and give them a cloze activity to enhance their comprehension. Some students are more reluctant to do the cloze activities but it works for some! 🙂 These 16 social skills are the same that the PH program at my school uses for teaching social skills and replacement behaviors. They are a nice reference for role playing activities or for a resource room bulletin board!

Who Cares? Poetry for Teaching Social Skills and Replacement Behaviors
This file contains poems I wrote to use when helping students with social skills. I wanted to try something different and I really like poetry. This pack includes 14 poems (all different types) that are based on the 16 essential social skills. I am going to have my students use these poems in addition to the Social Skills Posters with Visuals and Cloze Activity (which is available in my store) to create “Interactive Social Skills Journals.” I am going to have students glue the poems and posters with visuals in their journals and then respond to them using pictures, their own poetry or a written response.

My Book of Feelings: A Social Skills Freebie!
This is a little activity/book I made for students working identifying their feelings and appropriate responses. There are pages with pictures and pages without if you’d like students to draw pictures of themselves feeling those emotions. There are 8 pages for 8 different feelings/emotions and a cover page for each set. You could have students make a book, or just use the individual pages for separate activities based on the student’s needs. I used this to help students identify replacement behaviors.

Social Skills Labels for Interactive Journal
This file includes 32 social skills headings. If you teach one a week, this would give you a topic per week for almost the whole school year. The social skills include the 16 essential social skills, 6 feelings, and 8 additional social skills that my students need some support with. I love interactive journals and thought it would be a great strategy for teaching social skills. I am going to have students use the social skills posters and social skills poetry along with these labels to create interactive notebooks. I will give students new information to glue on the right side and give students an opportunity to respond to the material using words or pictures on the left side of their notebook.

Puzzle Token Boards (PDF)
Students can earn or lose pieces based on their behavior. As a contingency contract, the student must have one piece left to earn their incentive. As a token board, student must earn all 4 pieces to receive their reward. (You can also cut the puzzles into more pieces to fit your needs). I typically use these puzzle token boards for younger students who need a daily incentive to shape behavior.

Puzzle Coloring Token Boards (PDF)
Students earn puzzle pieces for target behaviors and color in pieces as they earn them during the day or part of the day (you can use 2 a day, one for morning and one for afternoon if that works better). Student must earn all 4 pieces to receive their reward. I typically use these puzzle token boards for younger students who need a daily incentive to shape behavior. They also provide small incentives throughout the day, if they like to color.

My Personal Behavior Clip Charts (mini classroom versions) (PDF)
This file contains 5 versions of personal behavior charts that you can print on cardstock, laminate, attach a mini clothespin, and use with your students.

Editable Personal Behavior Clip Charts (2 Word versions)

Individualized Behavior Charts with a Weekly Reward (PDF)
This file contains 5 charts that you can use with students. I’ve used visuals for 5 incentives that are popular with my students, or there is a blank template you can use. Print and put in a page protector and record behavior using symbol of your choice (star, smiley, etc.) or print a sheet each week, keep track of student’s behavior on the sheet, and have the completed sheet serve as 6 weeks worth of behavioral data. Finally, arrange the reward time at the end of the day on Friday with your student.

Hole punch Behavior Charts (PDF)
These charts can be used as contingency contracts where students must keep a certain amount of tokens un-punched, or as token boards where they receive punches for good behavior.

Functional Behavioral Information (PDF)
This file contains a poster of the 4 functions of behavior, an assessment tool I created, and some ideas for prevention and incentives for behavior. The assessment tool and list are not research based assessments; just a quick tool you can use to get started.

Behavior Chart Samples and Templates (PDF)
This file is a compilation of the different behavior charts I’ve made for students. Some serve as token boards where students earn tokens for desirable behaviors, and some serve as contingency contracts where students lose tokens for unwanted behaviors. I’ve included examples to use as reference and removed the specific information to create templates for you to write on and use.

Editable Behavior Charts PowerPoints (Portrait & Landscape)
These slideshows are compilations of different behavior charts I’ve made editable for you to use with your students. For best results, download all the CK Fonts (100) available in my store for personal and classroom use, as these are the fonts I’ve used in the templates. I also recommend downloading and installing CK Picture Schedule Pics font and the CK School Pics font which come in very handy in creating behavior charts. I’ve added text boxes where I would edit the documents, but feel free to add or remove them as needed.

Behavior Reminders for Students (PDF)
This file is a handful of the different behavior reminders I’ve made for students. You can use these reminders by taping them on students’ desks, on their planners, in the hallway, as a pin they wear and on your lanyard.

Behavior Intervention Plan Editable Template (Word)

Behavior Documentation and Data Collection Forms (PDF)
This file contains different forms I’ve created to track behavior data. I’ve made these forms editable for you using text boxes. For best results, download and install CK Fonts sets 1-5, available for free for personal and classroom use in my TpT store. You can use this behavior data and documentation to monitor students’ IEP or RTI progress, or for information for a Functional Behavioral Assessment.

Behavior Documentation and Data Collection Editable Forms (Word)

Behavior Contract Template (editable Word and non-editable PDF versions)

Basic Behavior Rules (PDF)
This file contains basic behavior reminders for students as well as larger visuals for each rule if you’d like to make them your classroom rules and post them.

CKPictureSchedulePics True Type Font File

CKSchoolPics True Type Font File

I included several samples and editable documents in the hope that you can find something to work for you and your students, but because every student has different behaviors, needs, schedules, and motivation, you may have to tweak some of the documents to meet your needs. .

*** For best results you need to download all CK Fonts (sets 1-5) available in my store for free for personal and classroom use. You’ll also need to download and install CKSchoolPics and CKPictureSchedulePics fonts included in zipped file. Otherwise, the textboxes may look funny and not be formatted properly. ***

On the editable documents, add or remove text boxes as needed and if you’d like to hide something, simply insert a textbox filled with a white background over what you wish to hide. If you need support using any of these materials, please contact me at ckeimer@hotmail.com and I’ll be happy to help.

Because I understand how difficult behavior intervention can be, I tried to make this an AWESOME value for you. I hope you love this folder and that you can use it to really help both you and your students! If so, I’d really appreciate your feedback and follows. 

Thank you so much and God bless you!
Courtney

Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for Grades 1-3

I created this bundle for those of us who provide reading intervention for multiple grade levels.  This bundle includes the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons First, Second and Third Grade Packets.  Click on the picture for the link to the product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 1.1-1.9 for the first grade packet, 2.1-2.9 for the second grade packet and 3.1-3.9 for the third grade packet.  They are all in chronological order.

Each of the 3 packets contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year, for 3 grade levels.  For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several First, Second and Third Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student. For each packet there are also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

Of course, I wanted to make this a great value for you. You are getting the 3 grade level packets for over 20% off the discounted price and over 40% off the original price.

***This packet includes any First, Second or Third Grade Fluency Passage that is sold individually in my store. ***

~If you like this, please rate me on TpT or follow me. Ask any questions before purchase please. You can e-mail me at ckeimer@hotmail.com or use the questions link on TpT. If you already purchased the grade level packets individually, just email me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

FYI…

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.  All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 28:1-2

Take care.  😉