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Readers Theater/Language Arts Activities/sheets/Writing Prompts
High Frequency Word lists and Powerpoints/Math/Music and more

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This index page contains:
High Frequency Words The first 1200 english words a child will see in writing by frequency of use. Readers Theater activities appropriate for Elementary School children. Language Arts materials that I collected in 25 years of teaching 6th grade; more being added over time. A link to my Math links page and hundreds of downloadable Daily Math Practice sheets I have uploaded.
A link to Music suitable for classrooms.
All materials are ready for printing.

Don't miss my Daily Math Practice Sheets

(Or the World renowned Khan Academy the amazing education site as seen on 60 minutes!

Links to Other Resources

Language, Reading, Dictionaries, Encylopedias, Thesaurus Math Music Spelling to Come State Research Student Sites Teacher Parent Resources Alphabet

Links to Downloadable High Frequency Word Files

Downloadable HF Word Lists as .pdf files as PowerPoints Without Sound as PowerPoints With Sound


The high frequency word lists contain the words found in children's reading books in order of the frequency in which they occur. If students were to learn just the words contained on the very first list (words 1 to 100), they will have learned half of all the words they will come across in children's reading materials! They are especially good lists for ELL and ELD students and are great to draw from for spelling development in general.
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Readers Theater

To access a particular script, simply click on its title in the list. You can print the scripts out
just as you see them, or, if you wish to modify them in any way (font type, size, line spacing, etc.) you can
do a "Select All" (or simply drag through all the text from top to bottom to select it) and Copy it to your
clipboard. Then Paste it into an open page of your favorite word processor, manipulate the text to suite
your needs (larger print for primaries???) and print!
You may opt to download the scripts as pdf files. Just click the pdf link next to the script title/link. Another possible solution, which I originally had in mind, was to simply print out the desired material
and blow it up on the workroom copy machine for making multiple printouts.
Mrs. McGowan's Class Readers Theatre Digest Click for Reader's Theater Editions Scripts adapted from stories by Aaron Shepard and others. Grade levels for performers fall mostly between 3 and 9. Yahoo or Google searches for "Readers Theater" searches will lead you to many other sites.

Other Language Materials

  • Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe 1849
  • Character Traits
  • Context Clues
  • Creation Of Sam McGee, The
  • Everybody Has a Name
  • Had Had Challenge
  • Handwriting Practice Activity Need a useful detention activity? Handwriting Practice lines by letter.
  • If, by Rudyard Kipling
  • Is That You Edgar?
  • Oh, That English
  • Oh, That English 2
  • Metaphors
  • Oral Language 10-Second 'Speeches'
  • Oral Language Topics
  • Paul Revere's Ride
  • Road Not Taken, The
  • Similes
  • Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Day
  • This Is English
  • Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life
  • Voice Inflection
  • Words to Use Instead of Said

    Writing For Fun

  • Writing Task Collection

    Miscellaneous

  • But Once
  • Desiderata
  • Joanne's Links Here's another great collection of links for teachers. Wow!
  • 'Just-So' Speeches
  • Tale Spinners for Children Wonderful site--dozens of audio tales such as Goldilocks, Robin Hood, Snow White.... Download mp3 files

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