One of the ways I have effectively found to deal with my “fast finishers” is to create a challenge packet each week. My class works on a DOJO rewards system, and students get challenge points on DOJO, while they continue to practice past learned skills and new we are working on. These are some of the resources I use to create my challenge packets. I also use these as extra practice in class, group work, and guided groups.
Super Teacher Worksheets – Currently at $19.95/year I have found it to be a great site to download all subject content, seasonal activities, and more. Definitely worth the cost.
Readworks.org – This site has great leveled reading materials this is currently free to use. I have used it in my packets, as well as for paired reading activities and content specific reading.
Scholastic Printables and Scholastic Mini-books – This membership cost $47.99. As I’ve been exploring it, I think it is going to be a great resource not just for my challenge packets, but with support materials for groups. (I also love scholastic as a way to build up your students’ library, and get bonus points to help build your own classroom library.)
Math-aids – Math-aids is currently a free site that will create worksheets for you. I love using this site for packets, support work, group work, and more. If you are teaching Math, it is definitely a must have bookmark!
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