Teaching Tools

Good News Postcards

  • Sept. 4, 2019, 5:38 p.m.
Good News Postcards are a way to send positive vibes home to your students through out the year! For more info on how to use them with your class, visit @TaplinsTeaching

First Day Reflections

  • Aug. 16, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
A cute way for students to reflect on their first day of school!

Plus Delta Chart

  • Aug. 16, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
This is a printable for students to record their Plus + (things they are doing well at) and Deltas (things they want to do better at).

Student Reflections on Weekly Progress

  • Aug. 16, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
This is a printable that is a quick assessment to see what students have learned and what they want to learn more about.

Reader's Notebook

  • March 25, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
How can the Reader's Notebook be used for assessment purposes? Here is a rubric describing the key evidence (data) that can be collected from students' written responses to reading.

Writing Choice Board

  • Oct. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
Writing Choice Board Template- print and fill with your weekly writing choices. Perfect for your writing center!

SWBST Organizer

  • Oct. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
Somebody Wanted But So Then narrative graphic organizer

2nd Grade Writing Conventions Rubric

  • July 11, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Use this ready-made Second Grade Writing Conventions Rubric to accurately assess your students writing conventions. Assess students in the areas of sentences, spelling, handwriting, capitalization, and punctuation.

1st Grade Writing Conventions Rubric

  • July 11, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Use this ready-made First Grade Writing Conventions Rubric to accurately assess your students writing conventions. Assess students in the areas of sentences, spelling, handwriting, capitalization, and punctuation.

iPad Center/Project: Making Words

  • July 11, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
This is an interactive center for your students using the ipad and the app Chicktionary. This document includes explicit instructions and is easy to use! Print and use today!