Sunday, April 24, 2016

CCSS Opinion Writing Test Online


Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 CCSS Opinion Writing Test Online Common Core Writing Test CCSS Writing Test Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 ELA Writing Test | Printable PDF Common Core

Writing Test Opinion Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 | Literary Response Informational Essay | Opinion | Compare and Contrast | Argumentative

Grade 4 Common Core Writing Test
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Grade 3 Common Core Writing Test
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Grades 4-5 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 6-8 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 9-11 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF

Grade 8 Common Core Writing Test
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Grade 7 Common Core Writing Test
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Grade 6 Common Core Writing Test
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Grade 5 Common Core Writing Test
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

2 STEP READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS | CCSS READING ELA GRADE 3, 4, 5, AND 6

Why Teaching Two-Step Reading Comprehension Strategies is so Important! Explicitly teaching students strategies to answer two-step reading comprehension questions is critical for students success. CCSS ELA EXPOSITORY AND NARATIVE Reading Reasoning and Reading Analysis is Now Based on Advanced Anchor Texts that include Regerouse DOK 2 and 3 Two Step Reading Comprehension Questions! Reading comprehension is more complex with the implementation of Dok 2 and Dok 3 two-step reading comprehension questions. The best way to practice is practice on advanced exemplars that students will encounter on EOG/EOY Reading Comprehension End of Grade / End of Year Assessments. 

Grade 3 Two Stem Reading Comprehension Questions 3rd Grade | Part A



Thursday, April 7, 2016

CCSS MATH Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 Math Word Problems

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 Math Word Problems Adding and Subtracting Fractions Story Problems

The Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments are difficult to pass without comprehensive practice with two step fraction story problems. 

1. Scientists say we should sleep 3/8 of a day. How many hours a day is this? 
2. A recipe for vegetable soup calls for 4 3/4 cups of water, 2 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 1/2 cups of mixed vegetables. If the recipe yields two servings, how much of each ingredient would be needed to make four servings? 
3. One ibuprofen tablet contains 1/5 of a gram of active ingredient. If 1 gram = 1000 milligrams, how many milligrams are there in three tablets? 
4. At a party, the girls ate 2 1/3 pizzas and the boys ate 2 1/7 pizzas. How many pizzas were eaten at the party?

3rd Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests A | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

3rd Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests B |Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

4th Grade CCSS Two Part Fraction Practice Review Tests A | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

4th Grade CCSS Two Part Fraction Practice Review Tests B | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

5th Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests A | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

5th Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests B | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

6th Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests A | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

6th Grade CCSS Math Practice Review Tests A | Math Story Problems, Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Base Ten, Division

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Best VR 3D apps for Google Cardboard and Oculus | Classroom VR 3D 360 Field Trips

How To Use Google Cardboard VR 360 Videos, Apps and Games in your Classroom! 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED! 
1. A Smartphone with HD screen 4-6", accelerometer/gyroscope and Android, MS, iPhone operating system. $100-$800 DOLLARS
2. Google Cardboard App. Free
3. Google Cardboard Glasses. $3-$100 

Google Cardboard App Google Play 
Google Cardboard App iTtunes 

THE EXPEDITIONS PIONEER PROGRAM
"Imagine visiting the bottom of the sea or the surface of Mars in an afternoon. With Expeditions, teachers can take their classes on immersive virtual journeys to bring their lessons to life".
     With Google Expeditions, teachers can take their classes on immersive virtual journeys that bring their lessons to life. Please fill out this form if you’d like your school to be considered for the Expeditions Pioneer Program.

By submitting this form, you agree that your information is being collected and used in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy
How to USE Virtual Reality 3D "Youtube 360" videos in your
CLASSROOM with the Google Cardboard APP, VR 3D Headset (3D VR Glassesand a Smartphone (Samsung, Android, LG and iPhone)! Watching VR 3D 360 video content in your classroom is easy with the Free Google Cardboard App, a Smartphone and a $10 pair of VR 3D 360 Glasses. The first step, check your smartphone's ability, is it VR 3D 360 Headset "Google Cardboard" compatible? Your phone is ready, now download the Google Cardboard App and watch full immersive VR 3D 360 videos in your classroom. You and your students can dive into unlimited possibilities and enjoy the full view of Amazing Destinations.

How to Experience Virtual Reality for Under $50 PBS POV article 



GOOGLE CARDBOARD APP
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and AR applications. Users can either build their own viewer from simple, low-cost components using specifications published by Google, or purchase one manufactured by a third-party.

GOOGLE CARDBOARD VR360 MOVIES 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzuqhhs6NWbgTzMuM09WKDQYouTube's 360° Channel is your destination for the most popular and compelling virtual reality videos

VRSE VR AR STORIES AND INNOVATIVE MOVIES 
http://vrse.com/#films
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shakingearthdigital.vrsecardboard
About Vrse: "Vrse is a leading VR company, whose mission is to tell extraordinary stories in virtual reality. Vrse uses custom-built tools and their own VR app to create and distribute the most innovative, story-driven experiences in VR today. Vrse was founded by director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin – both renowned for their innovative, industry-leading work – and are best known for their high-profile collaborations with The New York Times, the United Nations, Vice, Saturday Night Live, and artists like U2. Vrse’s goal is to push VR forward with ground-breaking experiences that explore and expand the medium’s potential. As Chris said in his 2015 TED Talk, Vrse believes that virtual reality has the power to connect us in a profound way. Through virtual reality, we can become more compassionate, more empathetic, more connected and ultimately, more human."


Cedar Point VR ROLLER COASTER
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.CedarFair.CedarPointVR&hl=en
Experience Cedar Point’s newest roller coaster Valravn from the comfort of your phone!
To fully enjoy this app you'll need a Cardboard VR viewer.

VR Roller Coaster Mystical Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJCoddp13d4

Google Cardboard VR 3D 360 games AND Apps SAMPLES!
 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

SINGING BRAIN BREAKS MOVIE SOUND TRACKS


Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero Kate Bush Lyra With Lyrics
Jennifer Lawrence - Hanging Tree (Lyrics) Here comes the Sun - Sheryl Crow (Bee movie soundtrack) Lyrics Lord of the Rings - Into the West (with lyric) Bryan Adams-Here I am (lyrics) FROZEN - Let It Go Sing-along A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Lyrics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Story Elements Questions Stems | Short Stories PDF

Story Elements Questions Stems | One Page Printable Short Stories PDF | Grade K-12th CCSS ELA Reading Literature: Story Elements |Text-Based Questions Stems Level DOK 2 and 3 | Amazing collection of printable short stories, fairy tales | Story Elements Questions Stems!

  1. Who are the main characters (protagonist and antagonist) and identify the character traits the make them good or bad? 
  2. How does the author use settings to and major events to move the plot forwards? 
  3. Describe the characters moods, feelings and motivations! 
  4. Does the author use the settings to create a mood or tone in the story? 
  5. What are the major events in the plot? 
  6. What are you learning about plot, mood, theme, character, setting and dramatic conflict/problems? 
  7. How would you describe the character? (mood, motivations, appearance, thoughts, feelings, speech) 
  8. How does the character change and feel throughout the story? 
  9. What do the characters think about the other characters? 
  10. How does _____(protagonist/antagonist) respond to _______(event/challenge/conflicts)?
  11. What do you infer or what conclusions can you draw from the characters (actions, mood, motivations, appearance, thoughts, feelings, speech)?
  12. Who are the most important characters in the story? 
  13. Why is the protagonist important to the plot of the story? 
  14. Who are the major and minor characters in the story? 
  15. Describe/Define the major plot events or conflicts/challenges in the story.
  16. How do the (major/minor) protagonist/antagonist characters react to the conflicts in the story? 
  17. What effect do the events in the story have on the characters?
  18. Why do the characters react differently to conflicts and problems? 
  19. How does the character change over the course of the story? So any of the characters have an epiphany or anagnorisis? 


Fairy Tales from Jean LEMAUFF website! Amazing collection of printable short stories with Audio Book links to read and listen!

http://www.lemauff.fr/short_stories/
 
  1. THE GOLDEN BIRD.doc  3 p. 
  2. HANS IN LUCK.doc  3p. 
  3. JORINDA AND JORINDEL.doc 2p. 
  4. THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS.doc  2p. 
  5. OLD SULTAN.doc 1p. 
  6. THE STRAW.doc 1p. 
  7. BRIAR ROSE.doc  2p. 
  8. THE DOG AND THE SPARROW.doc  2p. 
  9. THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES.doc  2p. 
  10. THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE.doc 3p. 
  11. THE WILLOW WREN AND THE BEAR.doc  1p. 
  12. THE FROG PRINCE.doc  2p. 
  13. CAT AND MOUSE IN PARTNERSHIP.doc 1p. 
  14. THE GOOSE GIRL.doc  4p. 
  15. THE ADVENTURES OF CHANTICLEER AND PARTLET.doc 3p. 
  16. RAPUNZEL.doc  2p. 
  17. FUNDEVOGEL.doc  1p. 
  18. THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR.doc  4p. 
  19. HANSEL AND GRETEL.doc  4p. 
  20. THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE.doc  1p. 
  21. MOTHER HOLLE.doc 2p. 
  22. LITTLE RED-CAP (LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD).doc  3p. 
  23. THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM.doc 2p. 
  24. TOM THUMB.doc - 3p. 
  25. RUMPELSTILTSKIN.doc  2p. 
  26. CLEVER GRETEL.doc  1p. 
  27. THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRANDSON.doc 1p. 
  28. THE LITTLE PEASANT.doc 3p. 
  29. FREDERICK AND CATHERINE.doc  3p. 
  30. SWEETHEART ROLAND.doc 2p. 
  31. SNOWDROP.doc  4p. 
  32. THE PINK.doc  2p. 
  33. CLEVER ELSIE.doc  2p. 
  34. THE MISER IN THE BUSH.doc 2p. 
  35. ASHPUTTEL.doc  4p. 
  36. THE WHITE SNAKE.doc 2p. 
  37. THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE KIDS.doc 2p. 
  38. THE QUEEN BEE.doc  1p. 
  39. THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER.doc 1p. 
  40. THE JUNIPER TREE.doc 6p. 
  41. THE TURNIP.doc 2p. 
  42. CLEVER HANS.doc 2p. 
  43. THE THREE LANGUAGES.doc 1p. 
  44. THE FOX AND THE CAT.doc  1p. 
  45. THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS.doc 2p. 
  46. LILY AND THE LION.doc 3p. 
  47. THE FOX AND THE HORSE.doc  1p. 
  48. THE BLUE LIGHT.doc  2p. 
  49. THE RAVEN.doc  3p. 
  50. THE GOLDEN GOOSE.doc  2p. 
  51. THE WATER OF LIFE.doc 3p. 
  52. THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN.doc 2p. 
  53. THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN.doc 3p. 
  54. DOCTOR KNOWALL.doc 1p. 
  55. THE SEVEN RAVENS.doc  2p. 
  56. THE WEDDING OF MRS FOX.doc  2p. 
  57. THE SALAD.doc 3p. 
  58. THE STORY OF THE YOUTH WHO WENT FORTH.doc
  59. KING GRISLY.doc 2p. 
  60. IRON HANS.doc  4p. 
  61. CAT SKIN.doc  3p. 
  62. SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED.do 3p.