Tip Sheet #12 - December 13, 2022



At TeacherMade we are busy making your 2023 surprise-- TeacherMade 2.0! What's the best way to describe it? Well... it's like Google Slides and Google Forms had a baby. Only this baby is easily made interactive, autogrades student work, and was specifically designed for the classroom! 

While we look forward to the arrival of  the awesome New Year, please enjoy these 16 holiday activities for use in your classroom! And Merry Christmukkahzaa!! We hope you have time to relax over the break and enjoy time with family and friends.  

The holidays are celebrated around the world. 

And so is TeacherMade! 

Whether you're a Teacher of World Languages or a Teacher in a non-English-speaking country, this week's Tech Tip is for you!


How do I use TeacherMade with non-English languages?

TeacherMade is used across the globe in nearly all the world's languages! While our default language is English, we allow you to turn on other characters for you and your students to use in various interactivities.  We've got a full suite of accents and diacritical marks to support many languages! Click here to keep reading...

For Last Week's Tip Sheet, Click Here

Shared Elementary TeacherMades:

ELA: Poetry:  Air 

  • Description: This is a poetry practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test of Reading and Language Arts.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for grade 4, but can be used with grades 3-6 
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Drop Down
  • Click Here: Air

Math: Measurements of Volume and Weight 

  • Description: This worksheet consists of released Grade 3 test questions focused on the measurements of Volume and Weight that have been adapted to include the new question types on the redesigned 2023 STARR test.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for grade 3 but can be used with grades 2-5.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Drop Down
  • Click Here: Measurements of Volume and Weight

Shared Middle School TeacherMades:

        Science: Tadpole/Frog Life Cycle
  • Description: In this science activity students will label the life cycle of a frog. 
  • Recommended Grade Range: Designed for Middle School or High School grade range. Can be used in Biology. 
  • Question Types: Drag and Drop 
  • Click Here: Life Cycle of a Tadpole/Frog

ELA: Informational (Paired Passages) - Soaring to New Heights & See It Through 

  • Description: This is a practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test of Reading and Language Arts (RLA) that incorporates new question types. There are two selections in this activity. They are entitled, "Soaring to New Heights & See It Through."
  • Recommended Grade: Intended for grade 6, but can be used with grades 5-8.
  • Question Types:  Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Drop Down
  • Click Here: Soaring to New Heights & See It Through

Shared High School TeacherMades:

ELA: English I: Fiction: Antaeus

  • Description:  This is a practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test for English I that incorporated new question types.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Drop Down, Multiselect 
  • Recommended Grade RangeIntended for the high school course English I, but can be used with any high school reading level. 
  • Click Here: Antaeus

Math: Solving Absolute Value Equations

  • Description: This activity is a formative assessment designed to measure the Common Core Math standard 7NS.A.3 & HSA-REI.A.2 - Solving Absolute Value Equations. 
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice 
  • Recommended Grade RangeThis worksheet can be used with students in grades 7-10.
  • Click Here: Solving Absolute Value Equations

Winter Solstice

*NEW* ELA/Science: Winter Solstice 

  • Description: Students will learn about the Winter Solstice in this reading comprehension question. It will also introduce Summer Solstice and the Spring and Fall Equinoxes. 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary & Middle School 

  • Item Types: Matching, True/False

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/FhSIzgSSRYmo1IKCjw6PAg/

Holiday Activities

*NEW* ELA: Winter Word Search

  • Description: Great for students of all ages! Students will search for winter vocabulary in a word search. Great for students to do independently or with their peers!  

  • Grade: All Grade Levels 

  • Item Types: Students will use the highlighter tool 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/Uoijc4IyQUedXJWUz1Lpiw/


*NEW* ELA: Holiday Word Problems

  • Description: Students will solve holiday word problems that include adding and multiplying fractions, multiplying decimals, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle School

  • Item Types: Short answer, Fraction, Mixed Number

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/DPaQxlvFRu6Rge7iQyGGxg/

ELA: Winter Mad Libs

  • Description: Students will fill in a word of their choice that matches the part of speech below to make a writing piece about winter! Students can share these with their family and friends.

  • Grade: All Grade Levels 

  • Item Types: Short Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/lP1x_kxQQI2gLXtGka4qMw/

ELA: Winter Riddles 

SS/ELA/Science: Christmas in the South 

  • Description: In this activity students will learn about Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically Australia. Your students will discover that Chrissie is true blue Aussie because it's summer down under.

  • Grade: Middle, High School 

  • Item Types: True/False, Multiselect, Multiple Choice, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/VWhsVSvCRSO1ZNjtyU1ngQ/

SEL/ELA: The Birthday Tree 

  • Description: Students read this charming story about a Christmas birthday. The passage highlights thoughtfulness and empathy. 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle School 

  • Item Types: True/False, Multiple Choice, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/keVJGf8eTHyn2IYhVquqcw/

SS/ELA/Science: Before There Was Christmas 

  • Description: Before Christianity, the Romans celebrated the end of the harvest and winter sowing season. Today's students will find lots of similarities between contemporary traditions and those from 2,200 years ago while learning about ancient agricultural techniques along the way. 

  • Grade: Middle/High School 

  • Item Types: True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiselect Dropdown, Short Answer, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/2iwQC3siQVeIcSpqQbHkMA/

From Last Weeks Tip Sheet: 

Math: December Decimals Review 

  • Description: Your students will solve word problems with a holiday theme and demonstrate their mastery of decimals with this colorful activity. Four out of five of the problems are auto-graded.

  • Grade: Upper Elementary

  • Item Types: Short Answer, Multiple Choice, Open Answer

  • Link: Decimals in December

ELA/Science: How Snow Is Made  

  • Description: Your students will be able to read about how snowflakes are formed through this short reading passage. After they will answer eight questions to check their understanding of the passage. 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary

  • Item Types: Multiple choice, Multiselect, True/False

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/vGa_32gdQ-yV9BQ-9uB0_w/

Math: Counting Candy Canes, Cookies, and Christmas Trees - too! 

  • Description: In this activity, students practice counting how many candy canes, cookies, or Christmas trees there are for each question. At the end, they will count how many lights are on the Christmas tree, too. Students will really love the holiday graphics on this one! 

  • Grade: Early Elementary

  • Item Types: Short Answer 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/0XP_0eOkRqeQYRidc_Wotg/


ELA: Snow Day

  • Description: Students will be able to listen and read along to a short reading passage about a Snow Day. They will then answer four multiple choice questions to assess their reading/listening comprehension skills.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Early Elementary  

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice 

  • Linkhttps://app.teachermade.com/s/6Sl7QBGcSrWkvyqxOALNBg/

December 18 - 26 - Hanukkah



ELA/SS: The History of Hanukkah

  • Description:  Your students will learn the fascinating historical events leading to the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. The Story of Hanukkah includes Hellenistic conquerors, religious intolerance, struggle and triumph in 164 BCE. Add a bonus question by asking your students to find the definition of the word "Hanukkah."
  • Recommended Grade Range: Elementary & Middle
  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown, Multiselect, Open Answer, Matching
  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/CUQ6yEGGSqeBSIs6SgkFng/

ELA/SS/Math: Make a Dreidel and Play

  • Description:  For Grades 4-6, this is a reading and SS activity (remove the last three math probability questions). For grades 7-8 students who've already learned probabilities, this is a Reading/SS/Math cross-curricular activity that can be used in any of these class periods.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Upper Elementary and Middle School 
  • Item Types: Matching, Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Dropdown, Open Answer
  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/f2rkER79TLq7V51eejEdbg/

December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa

ELA/SS: Celebrating Kwanzaa

  • Description:  In this activity students can read and listen to an informational passage about the celebration of Kwanzaa. Afterwards, students will be asked to answer five questions to assess their reading/listening comprehension skills. 
  • Grade Range: Upper Elementary & Middle
  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Matching
  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/p1U02r3vQAqDOkyTQtrPQg/

*NEW* ELA/SS: Kwanzaa: True/False

  • Description:  Students will choose whether the statement about Kwanzaa is True or False. This is a great interactivity to check in for understanding after a lesson on the holiday. 
  • Grade Range: Upper Elementary, Middle, High School
  • Item Types: True/False 
  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/k1XT9awGR9WEjSCjRFNHZg/

♥ -- ♥ -- ♥ -- ♥ -- ♥

This is our last Tip Sheet for 2022. We have to get ready for 2023 because...

♫ TeacherMade 2.0 - aka The Slide Model is coming to town ♫.

It's being tested right now and getting ready for release in 2023-- our New Years present to you!!

Happy Christmukkahzaa and Heartfelt Wishes for a Wonderful New Year! 

We're so thankful you're a TeacherMade Teacher!

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