Saturday, November 3, 2012

Spider Research, Plural Nouns Pack, and an Election Freebie

I found the COOLEST spider books at my local library last week!  Click HERE to check them out.  I've been trying to come up with a "research project" of some sort to do with my class and these books are going to work out perfectly.  I've assigned research partners and specific spiders to pairs of students.  I created a Spider Research Packet for them to use when recording information about their arachnids!  I also made a Glossary and Table of Contents Hunt to preteach the vocabulary and to give the class extra practice with nonfiction text features.  After they have gathered all of their information, they will write a report about their spider.  I plan on walking them through the editing/revising process after they've written their first draft.   I made a spider writing template for their final reports.  We will end the week with reporting our information to the class, as well as displaying our reports along with Amy Lemon's adorable spider craft!  I've uploaded my research packet to my TpT shop.  Click any of the images below to check it out!

I also finished up a packet for reinforcing plural nouns.  It includes plural rules posters, a SCOOT game and Scavenger Hunt, and an assessment.  A preview is below.  Click on any of the images to download the pack in the TpT store!

I've really been slacking in the freebie department lately, so....the first person to leave a comment will get both of these packets for free!  The next two people to comment can choose between one of the two to receive for free.  :)  Be sure to leave me you email so I can send them your way!

And last, but not least, we've been working on our Class President Speeches and campaign posters. Click on the image below to download the free template I created for the students' speech writing.
More ideas and photos from our election activities will be coming soon!


  1. Your packs look great! I feel like I've been slacking with the freebies as well!

    Success in Second Grade

  2. Jessica, just what I was looking for. I love the plurals pack and the election template will be perfect for this week!
    Totally Terrific in Texas

  3. Jessica, I need something for plurals. I love the pack you have created!


  4. Love the spider research project Jessica! Would love to try it with my class.


  5. Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting.
    Research Project Work Plan Template