Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Around the World: Australia

Hi my friends

As a thank you for following my blog, or following me on TPT, I have seriously reduced my three Christmas in Australia resources based on the reading comprehension of Aussie Christmas picture books.  Instead of paying $3.50 for each resource, I have reduced them as a bundle to only $6 for all three!  Click on the image below to find out more.

Thank you so much for a wonderful year.  This is my early Christmas present to you all...instead of paying $10.50, you can pick up all 3 resources for only $6.  

Aldi in Brisbane have these picture books on sale this week for only $5 each instead of the 20 something dollars I paid for each one of them!!!  

These are reading comprehension resources for literacy stations, not units of work...more like hands-on activities that embed my favourite 4H reading strategy, graphic organisers, Aussie idioms, rhyming words and more :)  

If you have already purchased my Christmas in Australia resources at full price, please leave me a comment below (using the pencil icon) and I will send you for free via email a single product of your choice from my store.  Just leave your email address, name and the product of your choice :)  I will be able to check on TPT if you did actually purchase them at full price and thank you by sending you another product of your choice for free (just single items, not bundles though).

I thank you very much for following me on my blog or via TPT.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

"The Turkey and the Pumpkin" free story and reading comprehension resource in time for Thanksgiving

Artie Knapp is fast becoming one of my favourite children's authors.  He has written a lovely story, "The Turkey and the Pumpkin" which can be used for both Halloween and Thanksgiving in the classroom.  You can download his story for free here or by clicking on the image below.
This is a delightful story of friendship, resilience and following your dreams.  It is really good for teaching problem/solution as well.

Artie gave me permission to create a reading comprehension resource based on his story. Because of his generosity, I have made my resource a freebie on TPT.  It includes my favourite 4H reading strategy posters, bookmarks and question sort, graphic organisers and QR code comprehension questions.  You can grab your copy here or by clicking on one of the images below.

If you do download this resource from my TPT store, I would really appreciate it if you could leave ratings/feedback on TPT.

Other free resources for Artie's "The Turkey and the Pumpkin" can be found here.  More information about Artie's children's stories can be found here or you can follow him on FaceBook here.

I am very excited that Artie Knapp has agreed to do an interview with me on my blog sometime soon, so please follow my blog for further updates.

Thanks so much for providing this free story for us Artie - it really is a treasure :)

I have also been pinning freebies and ideas for Thanksgiving here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)