Felice from The Dabbling Speechie is hosting an awesome linky and I just had to join in the fun. She wants TpT folks to share how they took the plunge into TpT.
When I first discovered TpT I did what most do, scan for good freebies. I did this for awhile let me tell you. Finally, after one day of writing way to many IEPs and sifting through Common Core goals I decided to take the plunge and bought Nicole Allison’s ( Speech Peeps ) Common Core Standards for English Language Arts IEP Goals.
Probably the best $5 I have ever spent! It saved me time and sanity 🙂 Is still use it today. When I got to thinking about how much money I spent on activity for my students from major companies compared to what I could pay on TpT, I started stocking up my wish list and shopping cart. I could get activities that were specific to my needs and targets, as well as, crazy cute and engaging for my kids.
Another TpT activity that I use all the time are the Informational Reading Passages by LittleRed. These are great for my 3-5 graders with reading comprehension and writing goals.
Something at my TpT store that you may want to check out if you are looking to take the plunge is my Inferencing For A Year. This is a bulletin board activity that you post in or outside of your room. My students, and many students in other classrooms, will frequently stop to see what the new clue is or tell their inference before the big reveal.
I hope that next year I can get your inferences bulletin board prepped and use it! Those animal informational texts go perfectly with common core. Thanks for the suggestion and linking up!!
I also cannot live without the Common Core Standards by Nicole Allison! I refer to it almost every week.