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Thank you for visiting us, for one low fee teachers and homeschoolers are able to download an unlimited amount of spelling packets, word work, games, web searches and our newly introduced math sheets! As a member you will have access to all the packets we sell individually on sites like TeachersPayTeachers or TeachersNotebook. Each packet ranges in price between $1 to $9, but as a member you pay one low price for the whole set of 450+ packets for only $29/year.

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the next few days in the warmth of your loved ones.

If you are a subscriber to our newsletter but not a site member we are having a 50% off sale in our TeachersNotebook shop! There is an additional  discount added in by TeachersNotebook so there are great deals to be had.  Thank you for visiting SpellingPackets.com and considering us for use in your classroom/homeschool.

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Holiday packets for our members!

Remember we have holiday packets available on our site.  Each packet can be downloaded in 10, 15, or 20 word variations. Not a member yet? Click on the images to purchase each packet on TeachersPayTeachers if you prefer to purchase a membership at a later time, it’s only $29 for a full year of unlimited downloads!thanksgiving_packet

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Using the T.R.A.P. method to align to Common Core standards

Using the T.R.A.P. method to align to Common Core standards

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The Common Core State Standards challenge our students to show evidence of learning in new ways. Instructional shifts are required, especially since we must now incorporate writing into content areas that have not historically included much writing. Integrating these writing standards can be difficult to do especially for history, science and other technical subjects like computer literacy. Here we are after a few years of grappling with the Common Core State Standards yet we still have not seen a method teachers can use to teach these standards. Coupled with the increased emphasis on informational text across various subjects, this can be daunting.

I know I was lost at first, even after I had in-services explaining what the Common Core was, because I was not taught how to implement the standards into my lessons. So after much researching, I started understanding. When I looked for lessons that said they were “Common Core aligned” that usually meant one or two standards are being met. While this may be fine for many of the K-2 lessons, once you start writing, one standard at a time just isn’t enough to meet so many standards.

To me, the big realization hit when I understood that the Common Core is about reading AND writing, NOT filling in blanks or just answering questions, it’s about synthesizing information from multiple sources to arrive with a solution/opinion. I took all the activities, worksheets, and ideas and I was able to break up my lesson planning into four major steps; that is when I came up with the T.R.A.P method.

Before you start creating lessons or materials decide on what standards you are going to work on. I suggest two state standards, two district standards, and two Common Core standards at a minimum for each lesson.  As ridiculous as it may sound, I have been able to cover 16 standards with one lesson :o). We will be writing about informational text so decide on a writing prompt your students will use to complete a product which will be explained soon. When you are ready to give your lesson follow the T.R.A.P method:

T- Teach
You teach content based on your district, state or CTE standards using academic language. You can teach topics, issues, themes, concepts, ideas, steps, strategies, sequences… etc. You may need to adjust the wording of writing assignments to meet the proficiency level of ELL learners and/or struggling readers. You may also need to provide classroom modifications such as pictures, word walls, sentence starters, or sentence frames, as appropriate to teach your content.

R – Read
Students then read informational texts (at least 3) you provide to reinforce the teaching of your content. “Text” refers to various types of media such as: videos, text books, reading pages, web sites, articles, magazines, maps, charts or snippets of any of the above, etc…

A- Analyze
With assistance from you as needed, students then analyze the texts using some type of graphic organizer and they form conclusions using evidence from the sources you provide them. You provide the assistance they need to complete their writing ideas and you make sure all students are understanding the essential questions of your lessons.

P – Produce
Students then use evidence from the texts you provided, as well as their conclusions listed in their graphic organizers, to create an end product that you have assigned. You give and explain the rubric that will be used to grade their end products. Examples of end products are: paragraphs, reviews, posters, timelines, articles, speeches, lab reports, brochures, accounts, essays, editorials, etc…

The T.R.A.P. method provides a framework for you to follow to ensure your lessons are aligned! Follow these four steps and you will cover various content standards, reading standards, and writing standards at the same time. End result: standards are aligned and more standards are covered!
If you organize your lessons in the T.R.A.P. framework it should be much easier to create effective lessons. Need a little more help? I have a free T.R.A.P. method organizer so you start creating your lessons using this framework.

A K-8, high school, and community college teacher, Raul Esparza is the driving force behind SpellingPackets and 2LearnComputing. His educational products can be found on TpT.

Happy Labor Day from SpellingPackets.com

We hope you are having a great time beginning the school year, and despite being so busy you have some time to BBQ and celebrate this Labor Day weekend!

We just want to take a minute to remind you we have Back to School packets available, it’s a great way to start introducing the various activities with words of everyday items seen in the classroom. If you still have time for a Labor Day lesson we have packets available for that also in 10, 15, and 20 word options!

Fall is coming, you can download the Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving packets as well.  This is also a great time to remind you that part of your membership includes customized word work packets, if you need extra practice for your basal readers or you just create your own lists for your classroom, we are available to help all our members to make your classroom exactly how you would like them.

Thank you for visiting and being a part of the SpellingPackets community.

Always at your service,

Raul@ spellingpackets.com

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New exercise section added: Free webquest for Grade 4-6 on “Deserts”

We are introducing a new section on SpellingPackets.com, web searches (webquests) for grades 4-6. Members will see a new page called “Webquests” appear upon logging in. This is a free web search on deserts that’s free for anyone visiting the site. Please enjoy and consider becoming a member for only $29 with coupon code “save20”

Download deserts webquest for free here!

Members will be able to download all 30 web searches on the following topics:
Ants
Basic Internet (2)
Basketball
Cheerleading
Comic books (2)
Computers
Constellations
Deserts
Disney (2)
Endemic Animals (2)
Flowers
Great White Sharks (2)
Halloween
Marine Mammals (2)
Memorial Day
Oceans
Oceans
Roller Coasters (2)
Thanksgiving (2)
Theme parks (2)
Video Games (2)

If you’re not a member you will be able to purchase this set for $15 for a limited time on TeachersPayTeachers. A link will appear when it’s up and ready to go. Hope you are having a great end of the school year!

Numbers freebie from SpellingPackets.com – 2/7/15

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Download freebie… practice number 15.

Practice writing number 15.  This page is one of twenty from our candy-themed numbers practice. Each page from this packet allows your student to practice the number fifteen in ten different activities from tracing to counting and coloring frames.  We noticed many packets only go up to number 10 so we decided to up the ante and make this packet go up to twenty.  Click the image to enjoy the freebie! Members can download the full packet (1-20) from the Bundles page!

4 new products available – Jan 28th, 2015 updates from SpellingPackets.com

We have four brand new products available for all our members this month. If you purchased these items on TpT they would cost you about $15 but they are available with your membership! Just log-in, go to the bundles page and you will see them towards the bottom of the page – remember you have unlimited downloads of all our 450+ products!  We welcome your feedback so we can improve our products and make them more useful for your students!

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Practice Numbers 1-20 Packet with Candy Theme

Numbers 1-20 Practice Pages: {Common Core Aligned} Kindergarten Common Core {K.CC.1}
This Interactive Numbers Packet is FILLED with FUN and engaging activities to practice number recognition, writing and identifying numbers from 1 up to 20 using a sweet candy theme! Each sheet will keep your students having busy fun and asking for more! This packet requires NO PREP… just PRINT and Engage! As an added bonus, your students will practice reading their colors too.

This number set includes 21 pages. Each page focuses on a number and the last page is a trace numbers 1 – 20 sheet around a candy castle for coloring. These are great as part of lessons, morning work, independent work at centers, homework, bell ringers, or daily practice – or mix and match!

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ABC Writing Activities, Practice Uppercase, Lowercase, and Numbers

ABC Writing Activities, Practice Uppercase, Lowercase, and Numbers – 62 pages, no prep printables
62 pages of no prep activity sheets. Your kiddos will practice uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and the numbers 0-9. Letter recognition, writing, and reading skills will increase while students trace, color, and write the letters/numbers in the blank lines.
Common Core alignment:
RF.K.1d, Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet

 

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This packet includes 11 pages of s blends word work, one page for each word family. Great no-prep activities can be used for starters, morning work, independent work, group instructions, or learning centers! Each worksheet includes tracing the word, filling in the shapes, unscrambling the words, and coloring.

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R Controlled Vowels Spin and Graph Word Work – 13 pages of no-prep activities
This packet includes 13 pages of -ar, -er, -ir, -or, and -ur word work, one page for each word family.  Great no-prep activities can be used for starters, independent work, group instructions, or learning centers! Each worksheet includes a spin and graph activity with 6 words.

Still not a member? Do you realize you can get UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS of ALL our resources on SpellingPackets.com with one annual fee instead of purchasing items separately at an online shop? Did you know we will create customized word work packets if you are a member at no additional cost?  We have thousands of pages of word work sheets for your classroom.  Become a member today to start your worksheet library!  You can download existing resources and use them with your classroom or your homeschooling group too- you get a lifetime printing rights! Did you know your school can purchase a membership for all teachers?

Purchase now to start downloading!!!

We have a video that details our work work packets as well as a sneak peek of the member site:
http://youtu.be/Ha84tRkrb7c

Not a member? You can purchase items individually here:

  1. Numbers 1-20 practice
  2. R-Controlled Vowels Spin and Graph
  3. S-Blends Word Work
  4. ABC Writing Activities, Practice Uppercase, Lowercase, and Numbers

We genuinely thank you for your consideration and for visiting our small corner of the Internet – we are 133 members strong this week! Hope winter has been kind to you,

Raul @ spellingpackets.com

Giveaway and back to school packets available at SpellingPackets.com

Many of us are starting to school already! We have a giveaway you can register for on our web site: win a full year of access to SpellingPackets.com! If you share our giveaway you can earn additional entry opportunities: http://www.spellingpackets.com/?page_id=643

This is not a new packet but we do have a Back to school packet with 10, 15, and 20 word variations.  These are a good way to introduce the various activities you will be using throughout the school year.

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Labor Day is fast approaching and we have just uploaded a brand new packet in 10, 15, and 20 word variations to use if you start school before the holiday weekend.

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And lastly, we have just uploaded a brand new Veteran’s Day packet in 10, 15, and 20 word variations to use for that weekend holiday. All the packets are included with your subscription!

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Not a member yet? Get a full  year’s worth of unlimited word work downloads for only $49!  You will have access to more than 420 packets, the packets range in size from 6 pages to 90+ pages each! That is 1000’s of pages comprised of tracing, coloring, scrabble-type worksheet, domino game, flash cards, ABC order pages, spin and write: more than 20 activities make up our word work packets. Join our newsletter to receive a discount on an individual subscription. Please let us know how we can be of help to you and your classroom.

Non-members can purchase these packets for $3.50 each on TeachersPayTeachers.com:

Thank you for reading, have a great year!

Important update information from SpellingPackets.com

Hello to all our new members.  Honestly, we thought June and July would be slow months here at SpellingPackets.com but we have new members sign up every week.  Another big surprise is that our annual subscribers outnumber our monthly subscribers 4 to 1. It seems people see the value of an annual subscription and forego the monthly subscription price, about 25% of our members are on month-to-month plans.

We decided to stop offering monthly subscriptions as of August 1, 2014.  If you have a monthly subscription it will continue but the option will not be available for new subscribers.  As of August 1st we will have a free membership which will have more free samples and the annual membership option at $49 for the year. The SpellingPackets Factory will also be unavailable as of August 1 so download it now, we have a big update coming in mid August with more activities! Anyone that download the software will always receive free updates whether you remain a member or not!

Remember that another membership benefit is being able to request customized spelling packets, you can type in the words of your choice and we will create the packets for you and place on the web site.  Another perk of membership is that If you see a product on our TpT or TeachersNotebook shops just send us an email and we will upload the product to our site for you to download at no additional charge.  If you are a member you DO NOT have to purchase any individual products or bundles, it is our goal to have all our products available on our web site for you to download.

Thank you for being a member! We look forward to the new school year.

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4th of July Word Work

4th of July Spelling Packets uploaded for members!

10, 15, and 20 word spelling packets for 4th of July is uploaded for all members.
These sheets can be used for word work, morning work, spelling centers and homework.

Some of the words used in this packet:

  • fourth
  • liberty
  • July
  • fireworks
  • freedom
  • red
  • white
  • blue
  • parade
  • thirteen

+ another 10 words

Activities in the packets include:
Spelling word waterfalls
Write each spelling word three times each.
Write a spelling word on each line, going from shortest to longest.
Hold the presses!
Practice Spelling Test
Spelling Test
Can you make three words using the letters from your spelling words?
Flash Cards
Tracing Flash Cards
Read, trace, write
Make your own Word Search
A-B-C Order
Scrabble Spelling
Spelling Cube
Spelling Decahedron
Fill in the shapes with the letters from your spelling words
Color in the bubble words
Fill in your spelling words in the shapes
Trace, Write, ABC, New Word
Syllable clap
Mega Domino Card Packet
Unscramble and Write
Spelling Scoot!
Spelling Scoot Answer Sheet!

This packet is free for monthly and yearly members! Not a member yet? You can become a member of our site and have access to this packet plus another 180+ packets for only $9.00 a month or $47 a year! Become a member today

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Over 20 spelling packets uploaded for all members at SpellingPackets.com

Tonight we have uploaded over 20 new 10 word spelling packets. New spelling packets include: Careers, Color Verbs, Computers, Mammals, and Super Sleuths. In addition we have uploaded the SpellingTower packets to create a spooky mansion activity set.  Your students can practice their spelling words and have fun assembling a spooky mansion.  So you have two options for each 10 word packets – you can download the 45 page spelling packet or you can download the Spooky Mansion set (9 pages).

Log-in and view all the new packets available with your paid membership.  Remember you can request customized packets by clicking the “Request a packet” link from our web site.

Thank you for being a member!  For Mother’s Day weekend we would like to extend a 30% off discount for you free members out there or if you have a friend or colleague that might benefit from using SpellingPackets.com.  Use the discount code SAVE30 (all caps) when you are ready to purchase a membership. This code will work through the weekend. We are currently at 48 active members, we have room for more :o)

Mother’s Day Packets at SpellingPackets.com – 10, 15, and 20 words!

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10, 15, and 20 word spelling packets for Mother’s Day is uploaded for all members.
These sheets can be used for word work, morning work, spelling centers and homework.

Some of the words used in this packet:

  • mother
  • family
  • mom
  • son
  • mommy
  • hugs
  • kisses
  • daughter
  • special
  • love

+ another 10 words

Activities in the packets include:
Spelling word waterfalls
Write each spelling word three times each.
Write a spelling word on each line, going from shortest to longest.
Hold the presses!
Practice Spelling Test
Spelling Test
Can you make three words using the letters from your spelling words?
Flash Cards
Tracing Flash Cards
Read, trace, write
Make your own Word Search
A-B-C Order
Scrabble Spelling
Spelling Cube
Spelling Decahedron
Fill in the shapes with the letters from your spelling words
Color in the bubble words
Fill in your spelling words in the shapes
Trace, Write, ABC, New Word
Syllable clap
Mega Domino Card Packet
Unscramble and Write
Spelling Scoot!
Spelling Scoot Answer Sheet!

This packet is free for monthly and yearly members! Not a member yet? You can become a member of our site and have access to this packet plus another 180+ packets for only $9.00 a month or $47 a year! Become a member today