While almost everything on this blog is free, Wise Owl Factory also has freebies and products on the Teachers Pay Teachers site. The site is free to join. It has a wealth of resources for schools and homeschools to use with students. Here is a listing of the resources made by Wise Owl Factory (Carolyn Wilhelm) available on the TpT site. Most of the priced products have a free sample page in the preview on TpT.
Products and Freebies on Teachers Pay Teachers
Instructional pages for teacher use, student writing pages, and rubric. Includes foldables and a kindergarten writing printable.
These letter sized teaching posters help illustrate how having a growth mindset helps students achieve more, and that a fixed mindset will limit potential. The pictures are easy to understand and the wording is kid-friendly and short.
|Grade 2 Editable Writing Through the Year Illustrated Writing Pages and Rubrics
FREEBIE IN PREVIEW PDF
See a blog post about this product in use at this link.
This PDF has a variety of illustrated writing pages with school year themes, writing rubrics, and student work covers.See a blog post about this product here.
|FREE About the Author PDF with Vocabulary Pages
Black and white printable includes:
2 options for about the author pages to add to any writing project
4 pages of vocabulary to help students write their author pages, which may be added to student writing resource folders
Illustrated word banks with student interest vocabulary
|Substitute Plans: ABC Order Sub Day, all materials included, PDF of 177 pages
*Completely revised and updated
*FREEBIE in preview
*73 slides Notebook File for SMART Board lesson
*ENOUGH MATERIALS FOR 2 SUB DAYS*See also the teacher version (not for substitutes).*See also the PDF only Sub day version
|Free First Grade Surveys and Make My Own Graph, Sports Theme
This printable has a directions page, three different surveys, pages for creating the results on graphs, and a generic option for student use. These pages will help students work towards the CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4 standard.
|Asking Questions Strategy Posters and Printable Work Pages No Prep and SMART Board notebook file
Please see the free preview for images of pages included in this file, as well as a free page.
|Free Gentle Version of Chicken Little Reader’s Theater Script
This printable Chicken Little reader’s theater script is a “gentle version” with a fun ending. There are 8 cast members. Three parts are for more independent readers, and five are for more emergent readers as the lines are repetitious. See a very short blog post about this script here.
This printable is editable for teachers who may wish to type in memories for students to illustrate with drawings and/or photos.
By starting this booklet in the fall and working on it after events, field trips, and other learning . . . the end of the school year will be easier as the book will then be almost finished at that time.
|Free Fire Safety Count and Graph Pre-K thru Grade 1
Free count and graph activities in color and in black and white. Students may use objects to record answers on the recording pages, or the pages may be placed in plastic sleeve protectors for use with dry markers.
|Bear Theme Puzzles Skip Counting 1-10 and Fry Words 1a and 1b Sentences
Photos of real bears puzzles for your math and reading centers. Students put the puzzles together using skip counting or reading fry word levels 1a and 1b. The answer key is the PDF which shows the puzzles in order. 42 pages of puzzle fun!
This is a set of nine picture puzzles for skip counting practice. They are self correcting. The animal theme will engage learners and offer guided practice as the final picture will control for errors.
|Skip Counting Puppy Puzzles, Count by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
See free sample page in preview
This is a set of eighteen puppy picture puzzles for skip counting practice. They are self correcting. The puppy theme will engage learners and offer guided practice as the final picture will control for errors.
| Visual Schedule Preschool Cards
This printable PDF has pages with real photos and also pages with clip art of children and home activities.
|Face Parts and Feelings Teaching Cards with Real Photos, Montessori Inspired
This printable PDF has real photos of parts of the face and different feelings that children should learn to recognize. When is someone sad? When is someone surprised? Of course, these cards would work with social skills lessons. See a blog post here with further information.
|Free Editable Birthday Awards
For back to school, it is nice to have an editable set of birthday awards for the new class. These awards may be edited by typing in the blue spaces.
|Synthesizing as a Reading Strategy Power Point
Freebie in the Preview
The most difficult of the seven reading strategies is synthesizing. This introductory lesson helps explain the reading strategy.
|Free Generic Mystery Writing with Interactive Student Notebook Foldables or ISN’s
This mystery writing activity includes interactive student notebook printable pages (foldables). Interactives for characters, setting, clues, detective tools are included. There is also a cover, a writing page, and student and teacher writing rubrics.
|Bossy R Farm Lesson and Project to help teach r-controlled vowels
Updated July 2016
Freebie in Preview See also the PDF Only version of this product. There is a Power Point and PDF versioin as well. Finally, there is a SMART Board and PDF product. See the blog post at this link.
|Free Mini-Pack for Decision Making Grade 4
This is the free mini-pack of decision making activities for groups or individual students for my decision making product at this link.
Decision Making Grade 4 Personal, Family, School, Community
*Introduction to Decision Making
|Free Valentine’s Day Bookmarks Printable
*Two printable pages of bookmarks in color, ten designs.
Determining Importance Reading Comprehension Strategy
|FREE Valentine’s to Color for K-2
3 pages of black and white square Valentines, no folding required
1 page of a Valentine cover to fold with blank inside
1 page of a Valentine envelope to cut and fold
1 page owl theme Valentine’s paper cube
1 page of activity graphing corresponding to the paper cube
1 page of two Valentines for color printing
No preparation required, print or view and be ready to use this product.
|Free Valentine Graphing, Skip Counting Puzzles, and Sudoku
*4 X 4 and a 6 X 6 Sudoku Puzzle
*Black and white count and graph, answers
*Read the room animal names cards and student 1/2 page
*Count by 5’s puzzle, self-correcting
*Count by 10’s puzzle, self-correcting
*Four by four Sudoku puzzles and key
*Puzzle pieces for all Sudoku puzzles
*Easy six by six Sudoku puzzle, answers on page 2
Owl Theme Classroom with calendar pieces, editable desk name topper, alphabet letter size posters, editable newsletter template, and classroom decor, total 230+ pages
|Free printable bookmarks, graphing doubles activity, and reading charts for March and St. Patrick’s Day, including:
*Lion, lamb, weather bookmark (in color)
*St. Patrick’s Day and the word March bookmark (in color)
*St. Patrick’s Day and the word March bookmark (black and white)
*Spring birds, a rainbow, and a cloverleaf bookmark (in color)
*Math cubes and graphing, doubles facts (in color)
*St. Patrick’s theme reading chart (black and white)
*St. Patrick’s theme reading chart (in color)
Grade 2 Beginning, Middle, End Writing PDF with Foldables
|Free 2″ Square Numbers 0-120, SET TWO
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1 Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Using ELMER AND THE DRAGON by Ruth Stiles Gannett, the “back-up and reread” strategy can be well demonstrated by teachers.
|FREE winter theme PDF with seven pages including:
2 pages of bookmarks in color
1 page of black and white bookmarks
1 page penguin math cube
1 page penguin graphing
1 page reading record chart in color
1 page reading record chart, black and white
|Mice Themed Prepositional Phrases Center, Phrase Cards, and Writing Frame
Freebie in Preview
Black and white as well as color printing options
|FREE Spring Bookmarks, Reading Chart, and Earth Day Graphing Activity
8 printable pages including:
2 pages of bookmarks in color
2 pages of bookmarks in black and white
1 page with paper cube and 1 page with a corresponding graph recording page with an earth day theme
1 page reading record in black and white
1 page reading record in color
Centers and Writing Frames: Skillful Scarecrow PDF, 78 pages
A YouTube video link with a demonstration is included in the PDF. Watch the video first, and then follow the steps on the PDF. Save this file to your computer so you will have the information each time you need to add a link to a TpT product description.
In the Teachers Pay Teachers store, the quote area can be animated to help engage viewers. This is set of 11 steps which can be used to created animated photos using Power Point and free online sites.
First, watch the free video at YouTube Video Explanation
Please also see a blog post about this product
|Star of the Week and Happy Birthday Notebook File
42 slides and 18 printable student pages, 24 birthday display pages, and 2 posters to print
There are 13 different Happy Birthday slides, and 14 different Star of the Week slides from which to pick.
|Free December Bookmarks, Reading Charts, and Graphing
for K-11 page of Christmas lights theme bookmarks in color
1 page of Christmas lights theme bookmarks in black and white
1 page of Hanukkah theme bookmarks in color
1 page of Hanukkah theme bookmarks in black and white
1 page of Kwanzaa theme bookmarks in black and white
1 page Christmas lights theme reading chart in black and white
1 page Christmas lights theme reading chart in color
1 page counting and coloring decorations to graph
1 page graphing record
|This Spring Count and Graph PDF has color and printing options.
Freebie in preview
Very little prep!
The 12 different graphing activities with answers, and differentiation options. Sections include:
St. Patrick’s Day graphing
Outdoor Fun graphing
First grade graphing section
|Free St. Nicholas Day in the Netherlands Dec. 5-6
1 page black and white informational text/coloring
|Interactive Student Notebook Reading Strategies Foldables
Freebie in preview
This is a black and white printable for student use in interactive notebooks or ISNs. These are also called foldables.*Six strategies wheel
*Optional six strategies bottom wheel
*Six strategies bookmarks
|Free -ight December Theme Word Cards, Graph, and Read the Room
December Holiday Lightswords included:
bright, eight, fright, light, lights, might, night, right, sight, write
bright, string of lights
|Free New Year Resolution Writing and Charting
This PDF has the following nine printable pages:
3 teaching poster pages about resolutions
1 teaching poster page about the 7 habits of happy kids
1 black and white printable student page about the 7 habits
1 page graph your own resolutions
1 page count and graph the happy, healthy children
1 student page tree outline
1 dreaming about next year letter to Santa (if resolutions are kept)
|All 3 Text Connections: Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, and Text-to-World
79 page printable PDF
53 page writing project PDFList of books for Text-to-World Student PagesA CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER by Vera B. Williams
THE BIG WAVE by Pearl S. Buck
DEAR JUNO by Soyung Pak
THE EARTH AND I by Frank Asch
ON THE SAME DAY IN MARCH by Marilyn Singer
PING by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
|Free Baby Animal Sudoku and Graphing
9 activity pages
3 Sudoku baby animal puzzles and answers
2 baby animal cubes
2 baby animal graphing activity pages
|Spring’s a Popping Punctuation
This 127 page spring theme printable has activities, sentence sorting, play-dough work mats, games, a bulletin board display, and short emergent readers for expressive oral reading by paying attention to punctuation. This product is a full punctuation unit for your classroom.
|Free Easter Count and Graph
This free Easter Count and Graph PDF has pages to print in color and in black and white. The two activities are different. The color pages are color specific and do need to be printed in color. Specific counting and independent versions are included.
|Tools 3-part Montessori Cards
This is a set of twelve tools on cards with pictures and labels. The free preview demonstrates the quality of the photos. These are vocabulary cards. The general purpose of Montessori 3-part cards are to enrich and enlarge a child’s vocabulary, and to aid in the understanding of the environment. See blog post at this link for more information.
|Free Winter Olympic Events Word Find
Page 4 Student word find #1
Page 5 List of winter events on word find
Page 6 Answer key for word find
Page 7 List of all 15 winter events for alphabetical order
Page 8 Student alphabetical order work page and key
Page 10 Student word find #2
|Special Days in May Variety Pack for K-1 Print and Go
Freebie in preview file.
Print and go special days in May activities includes the following:
*count and graph
*roll and graph
*word find and answer key
*Mother’s Day card
*maze and answer key
|Free Summer Bookmarks, Count and Graph, and Reading Charts
This printable includes:
3 pages of bookmarks in color to print and cut apart
2 pages of black and white bookmarks to print and cut apart
1 page of summer counting and 1 page of corresponding graphing
1 black and white reading chart to print for students
1 summer reading chart in colorSee short blog post here.
|Always Free Cinco de Mayo Count and Graph and Roll and Graph
8 printable pages,
Use in plastic sleeves with dry erase markers or objects such as counters. The black and white student recording pages may be used as work pages, also.
The count and graph pages have answer keys included. Answers will vary for the roll and graph individual student independent activities.
|Free Mother’s Day Count and Graph, Roll and Graph
This graphing printable has a Mother’s Day theme, and has color and black and white printing options. The counting pages have answer keys, and the individual roll and graph activities will have answers that vary. The color and black and white count and graph pages are different, offering 4 options for use.
|Free Foldables: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor
by Julie Anne Grasso
This new book entitled FRANKIE DUPONT AND THE MYSTERY OF ENDERBY MANOR is for grades 3 and up. The story clues are very clever and higher level thinking is required for children to understand the plot and story resolution. A wonderful discussion would be possible with the interesting clues and plot twists.
|Free Space Theme Creative Writing Prompts
This printable has creative writing prompts for the writing center or writing workshop. The pages could also be useful for written response to accompany any fiction space theme book(s).
|4 Free Spring Gameboards with Editable Cards Page
This free printable has four generic game boards with a spring theme for use with any flashcards required for review. One page of blank cards teachers may edit is included.
|Free End of Year Who is Who in My Class and Autograph Booklet
Inclusive activity! This is an end of the year activity that could be approached in several ways:
|Free Bubbles Vocabulary 3-Part Montessori Cards
These cards could be used in conjunction with a bubbles unit, text, and/or experiments.
The vocabulary includes: