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It never fails. I always get excited when I am newly equipped with teacher resources. I can never have enough resources at my fingertips to help elaborate on a concept, especially since both of my children have different learning styles. Super Teacher Worksheets helps me teach both learning styles and we've been adding printed worksheets from Super Teacher Worksheets Full 1-year membership with Unlimited downloads/access to supplement our math and reading programs in our homeschool.
Get Excited About Super Teacher Worksheets!
The online membership gives you access to over 16,000 unlimited downloads and access to over 16,000 downloadable and printable resources. It’s designed primarily for grades K-5, with more and more resources being added all the time.
I'll try to provide as much visual aides as possible but there's just no way I could capture the amazing-ness that is Super Teacher Worksheets via screenshot. This dashboard in the picture above, for example, is quite lengthy and you only see about 1/6 of it in the photo!
WORKSHEETS ARE ORGANIZED CONVENIENTLY BY SUBJECT:
- Math – topics from addition to geometry
- Reading Comprehension – organized by grade levels 1st grade through Middle School
- Reading & Writing – a variety of worksheets to improve reading skills and engaging writing exercises and prompts
- Phonics – sounds, blends, word families, and more
- Early Literacy – alphabets, sentences, and sight words
- Grammar – parts of speech, punctuation, syllables
- Spelling – spelling lists for grades 1-5 and holiday-themed lists
- Chapter Books – literacy units for dozens of popular children’s books
- Science – worksheets for all science subjects
- Social Studies – US States, maps, history timelines and much more
- Holidays – seasons and holiday themes
- Puzzles & Brain Teasers – cootie catchers, puzzles, sudoku, hidden pictures, and much more
- PreK and Kindergarten – alphabets, numbers, shapes
- Teacher Helps– awards, certificates, planners, templates and more
They also have a Worksheet Generator so that you can customize your quizzes and tests for anything you're teaching. In fact, I used the Worksheet Generator to make a Calendar – with the capability to type into the calendar and makes notes on certain days!
Super cool, right?
What's also cool is that you can go through and select worksheets, games, or activities (like flipbook, flash cards, etc.) to fo later. Just save them in your File Cabinet! I love this feature! I'm always looking ahead to future lessons and I am always in need of adding in different activities! I save all the cool worksheets and activities I find, so I don't have to remember everything or print out everything right then in order to not lose it. This feature alone, the ability to save stuff for later, excites me more than anything!
Any other organized homeschool mom planners out there?
Student Gradebook for Excel or Google Sheets
Super Teacher Worksheets has a downloadable MS Excel elementary grade book. I converted it to Google Sheets because I'm starting to use Google Drive to store everything homeschool-related, rather than my hard drive. Turns out, a homeschool mom can rack up quite the collection of homeschool resources! Plus, I'm using Google Classroom this year to plan my assignments, and since it works with the Drive I can keep everything all in one place.
Just like everything else, it's easy to access. It's named the Free Excel Elementary Gradebook. It has a list of commonly asked questions underneath it along with the answers for it. The gradebook converts number grades to letter grades and can even give you the class average.
For a homeschool perspective, I don't you'll need to know the average of one grade/one child, but you can make sure that you're teaching for all of your kids are on point but getting an average of all of their grades! This is also a great way to make sure a certain curriculum is working for you too.
We live in Texas so my state does not require me to keep track of documents or grades. Because of this, I rarely kept track of their grades and we're going into our 4th year homeschooling. We would usually just review and discuss, and I would just know if a topic needed to be retaught or barely touched on and skipped.
But this year I want to track all of their grades because I'm curious to see what their grades would be should they actually be documented. And I would like some sort of record and portfolio to see their progression from year to year. Super Teacher Worksheets provides a fabulous spreadsheet with exactly what I need to track the grades with formulas already included. It's not complex at all, super simple to use, which is perfect for my needs. If it were difficult to use for grade tracking, I know myself too well – I would skip doing it altogether.
Customize the Super Worksheets Grade Book
You can put a lot of student names in the grade book. I took out the extra fields I didn't need so it's just Daniel and Zoey.
Luckily, I'll be able to review grades with the kids individually on a weekly, monthly, semester, and annual reviews one-on-one. They'll be able to see where they stand. This will be the perfect way to teach accountability.
If needed, I'll reteach the concepts. I most likely won't share failing grades with the kids until they get older and able to receive this information properly, without damaging their confidence and belief in themselves.
So I can't wait to use this grade book. At least I'll know visually which areas we need to work on and strengthen!
There's a tab for Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Math, Science, and Social Studies! And the last tab is called Info, which auto-calculates the grades from all the other tabs to make an average. It shows the numerical value of the average grade as well as the letter grade, A-F.
Other File Types
By now, you know that Super Teacher Worksheets offers boo-koo amount of worksheets and activities. They also offer, interactive activities you can use, like the Excel spreadsheet grade book.
They have Smartboard Notebook Files available for teachers who teach with a Smartboard interactive whiteboard. They even have Promethean Flipcharts for the ActivInspire Flipchart software by Promethean. Then, they have a huge inventory of JPGs to use on your iPad with your SplashTop software. And of course, the excel gradebook is available for free, too!
Fraction Worksheets for Homeschool
Because my kiddos are entering the realm of fractions, I wanted to see what all Super Teacher Worksheets had on the topic. I think it's safe to safe I'm covered in this area.
So there's plenty of options there. I went ahead and clicked on Fractions (Basic) to see what pulls up. And THIS is where we see tonnnnns of activities!
And this isn't even all the options! There are tons and tons have activities to get my mama creativity brain pumping. My kids appreciate new activities to do rather than the same, monotonous things day in and day out. We definitely get variety with Super Teacher Worksheets! We love that!
There is just so many Fractions options to choose from! For instance, I have all these subtopics to pick from:
- Cut and glue
- Manipulative tools
- Thinking problems
- Coloring activities
- Task cards
- Word problems
My kids got gently introduced to fractions when they were learning about regrouping. Even so, we never really focused wholeheartedly on just fractions – until now.
Because even now they are gently learning multiplication, though it is going to be our primary focus this upcoming homeschool year along with fractions.
And because Super Teacher Worksheets compliments all curriculums as a supplement or add-on, these awesome fraction activities will be perfect with my math curriculum this year! I think it'll work out even better than I anticipate because our math curriculum this year is an online program, and these worksheets provide hands-on activities! Best of both worlds!
So I chose this coloring activity as a gentle review of parts, and my kiddos loved it. (I could mark this as a 100% in that Super Teachers Grade Book I downloaded! ha!)
Chapter Book Literature Studies
Not all worksheet programs have chapter book activities. They would have to have read the chapter books and then create different activities for each one. I can imagine this being a lot of work for the company. But you know what their superpower is of Super Teacher Worksheets? Yep – chapter book literacy units!
These literacy units also go great with the Reading worksheets available too. I bet you could do your entire Language Arts curriculum just through Super Teacher Worksheets. I mean, they have absolutely everything you'll need!
The literacy units at the time of this writing for chapter books are:
- Because of Winn Dixie In this story, a ten-year-old girl named Opal adopts a dog that she finds in a supermarket.
- The Boxcar Children This is a book about four orphaned children who create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest.
- Bridge to Terabithia Two friends, Jessie and Leslie, create a magical forest kingdom that they name ‘Terabithia.' When a tragic event happens to Leslie, Jesse learns to stay strong.
- Bunnicula The Monroe family adopts an adorable black-and-white rabbit named Bunnicula. Chester, the family cat, discovers Bunnicula's secret: he's a vampire bunny! Is Bunnicula a harmless pet or a threat to the family?
- Cam Jansen Case #1 The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Cam Jansen has a photographic memory, but can it help the police find a diamond thief who robbed a jewelry store in the local shopping mall? This is the first book in David A. Alder's Cam Jansen series.
- The Candy Corn Contest Richard is determined to win his classroom's Candy Corn guessing contest. He needs to read a library book to make a guess, but he is worried that he's not a good enough reader.
- Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web is a children's novel about a pig named Wilbur who befriends a spider named Charlotte.
- Chocolate Fever Henry eats so much chocolate that he breaks out with chocolate spots – the first symptom of chocolate fever.
- The Chocolate Touch John Midas is a young boy who loves to eat chocolate. His parents encourage him to eat more nutritious foods, but John cannot control himself. After consuming a magical candy morsel, everything John touches turns to chocolate.
- The Cricket in Times Square Chester Cricket ends up taking a ride on a train to New York City while hiding in a picnic basket from Connecticut. He meets Tucker Mouse, Harry Cat, and Mario, who become his friends and help him realize his hidden talent.
- Flat Stanley When a bulletin board falls on Stanley Lambchop, his body becomes as flat as a pancake. He learns to enjoy life because he can fly like a kite and squeeze under doors. Can his flat body help catch art thieves?
- Freckle Juice Andrew Marcus wants freckles more than anything else in the world, and his friend Sharon just happens to have a secret recipe that's guaranteed to grow Freckles on his face.
- Frindle Nick Allen invents a new word! His classmates begin using the word, but his teacher, Mrs. Granger, doesn't like it very much.
- Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye Follow Geronimo Stilton and his family on an adventure to a faraway island as they search for hidden treasure.
- The Giver This story takes place an a futuristic world where everyone is the same. Eleven year-old Jonas chosen to be the Receiver of Memory, the person who stores past memories of the time before sameness.
- Holes Stanley Yelnats is a young boy who has unjustly been sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake. There, the boys spend all day, everyday, digging holes. However, Stanley quickly realizes they're doing more than just digging holes, they're searching for something.
- Junie B. Jones (Book #1) The Stupid Smelly Bus Junie B. Jones is starting her first day of kindergarten, but she's afraid to ride the stupid, smelly bus. When school is over, she's so afraid of the bus, she decides not to leave.
- Junie B. Jones (Book #4) Sneaky Peeky Spying Junie B. Jones is spying on her teacher at the grocery store. She sees her teacher eating grapes and worries that her teacher could get in trouble for stealing.
- Magic Tree House #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark Jack and Annie find a tree house full of books in the woods. When Jack opens a book and makes a wish, he and his sister are transported back millions of years to the age of the dinosaurs.
- Magic Tree House #2 The Knight at Dawn Jack and Annie return to the treehouse in the woods. This time their curiosity takes them back to medieval times, where they follow a knight into a castle.
- Magic Treehouse #3 Mummies in the Morning This literacy unit has question worksheets, vocabulary flashcards, and puzzles to go along with the third Magic Treehouse book, Mummies in the Morning.
- Magic Tree House #29 Christmas in Camelot Jack and Annie go on a Christmas adventure to medieval times where they meet King Arthur, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. Their trip turns into a quest to break an evil spell and save Camelot.
- Mr. Popper's Penguins The Mr. Popper's Penguins is a humorous novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. The main character unexpectedly receive a brood of penguins to care for in his home.
- Nate the Great Nate the Great is a young detective who has found lost books, balloons, and slippers. Can he use his detective skills to find his friend Annie's missing painting?
- The Phantom Tollbooth The Phantom Tollbooth is an adventure novel by Norton Juster. The main character discovers a magic tollbooth that transports him to the Kingdom of Wisdom.
- Sarah, Plain and Tall A widowed, Midwestern farmer finds that taking care of his two children, Anna and Caleb, is challenging to handle alone. He places an advertisement in the newspaper for a bride. Sarah Wheaton, a woman from Maine, answers his ad and travels out to become his wife.
- Stone Fox Stone Fox is a popular children's novel by John Reynolds Gardiner. In the story a young boy competes against an Indian legend in a dogsled race. If the boy loses, his grandfather's farm could be lost.
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing We have a huge selection of printables for the classic Judy Blume book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
- Tuck Everlasting The Tuck family drinks water from a magical stream that grants them eternal life. One day they encounter a young girl, Winnie Foster, and she learns that living forever isn't as desirable as it might seem.
That's nearly 30 chapter book literacy units! We are planning to read Charlotte's Web right now so guess what? We're going to use the literacy unit for Charlotte's Web, which includes worksheets, reading comprehension questions, a word search, literature circle role sheets, writing prompts, and vocabulary activities. (These are just a few snippets of Charlotte's Web's twenty-two chapters.)
Super Teacher Worksheets: Printable Worksheets for Kids
Super Teacher Worksheets is a fantastic source for any teacher and homeschool family. With its ability to address so many areas of subject matter, you could easily revolve your entire curriculum around using these worksheets as guided practice and independent practice. This is how we'll be spearheading our upcoming homeschool year this year – with Super Teacher Worksheets among our curriculum stash!
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