Below are free, full page resources from my Educating America materials. You may download and print these resources an unlimited number of times. Watch for new downloads updated periodically.


Group Management

Assistant Information

Student Task Evaluation

Assistant Evaluation Form
for a Small Group

Adult Assistant Inventory

Group Evaluation Form

Student Self-Monitor Checklist

Growth Mindset Bingo

Ways to Focus Your Group

Misbehavior Four-Step Plan

In Depth Lesson Planning Worksheet

Signals and Techniques to
Encourage Student Participation

Exploration Guidelines for
New Materials

HOOKS to Snag Student Interest

Planning for Classroom Assistants

Planning for Adult Assistants

Adult Assistant Task Form
(Lesson Plan)

What Can I Do? A Guide to
Helping in the Classroom

How to Lead a Small Group Activity: Checklist

Language Arts/
Spelling & Vocabulary

Thinking Skills


Special Spelling Hints

How to Read a Book to a Small Child

Turning Closed Questions into Open Questions

How to Lead a Small Group Activity: A Checklist

What it Takes to Work with
Student Groups

Shift from Subjective to
Objective Statements
Questioning StrategiesDevelop Thinking SkillsGuidelines for Critical Thinking SkillsGrowth Mindset Bingo
Student Task Evaluation

Adult Assistant Task Form
(Lesson Plan)

Educating America Getting Started: Blank Workbook Downloads

Fiction (& Non-Fiction Writing Handouts

Math Games

Educating American Getting Started: Workbook Fill-In forms 

Take Home Project Classroom Form

General Information

Educating America Cross Reference

Small Group Ideas

Student Responsibility in Small Groups

How to Lead a Small Group Activity: A Checklist

What it Takes to Work with Student Groups

Home to School to Home

Routines Chart

Writing is Like a 3-Day Loop Hike

Fiction Writing Clues

Very Short Story Outline

If I were…

Write Around the Circle

FRESH Writing Ideas for the End of the Year

Story Genres

Let’s Write!

Word Wizardry

How to Write an Interesting Non Fiction Story

How to Write an Interesting Fiction Story

Fiction Writing Clues

Instead of…

Ways Characters Act

Writing Tools Word Search

Student Fiction Writing Checklist
Student Non Fiction Writing Checklist
General Writing Evaluation Form
Student Writing Checklist for High School
Favorites List (short version)
Beginning Story Format
(Show Me) Short, Short Stories
Writing Ideas
Student Non Fiction Writing Ideas
Writing: A 5 Paragraph Plan
Argument and Persuasive Writing Brainstorming Worksheet
Characters – Relationships to Main Character
The Power of Scents
Individual Student Writing Workshop – Progress Chart
Writing Workshop – Progress Chart

Math Sandwiches

Pyramid of Diamonds

Tic Tac Block

Keep it 10

Line up 4

4 Corners

20 < — > 0

Zig Zag

5 x 5

Circle Round the Number

Math Scavenger Hunt
Grades   k-2   3-5

Diamond Quest

Heading Home

Name 3


Up and Down Dice Scramble

Two Card Pile Up

Four Minute Check

Math Game Card Scramble

1, 2, 3, 4 Cover Up

100 or BUSTED!

0″ or “50” Math Game

Odd Bunch Games

Target Practice

Clock Face Game

11 and Out

Math Paths

Repeating Patterns Challenge
Uncover Your Numbers

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Downloads
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Winter 2016 Newsletter Downloads
Spring 2016 Newsletter Downloads

The enclosed handouts are basic suggestions to enhance your writing and your writing classes. Please contact me directly if you have questions or would like additional ideas/suggestions. (Revisit the fiction writing downloads. Additional ideas will continue to be posted.)

Summer 2016 Newsletter Downloads