So this question was bound to come up. I'm sure there are several of you out there with a computer full of these free templates, and you're wondering why you should bother to buy your own copy. Let me answer that. I'll try to explain the benefits of having either a digital copy of the file or a printed copy of it.
First off, unlike many workbooks which can run upwards of $50, this is a very affordable $10 download. You can print from it, use a PDF editing program like Adobe Reader Pro or Mac's Preview, and generally just have it very accessible. If you have a printer and a copier, you're good to go! This is not to mention that having all of the files in one place, rather than having the workbook split into about 60 pieces, makes it way easier to use. The table of contents alone makes it worth the buy!
If you want it in print from Amazon for $15 BW or $36 Color (minus any sales and discounts Amazon tends to run), you can do a lot more with the templates without even needing Internet or computers nearby. It makes it super easy to photocopy. You don't have to waste your school's print quota or your home toner or ink. It's already printed. With post-it notes or other clever methods, you can photocopy the templates with your own materials on there without actually using up the original. Lots of people like to make copies of individual pages, edit them by hand, and the photocopy the test/form they've made using my basic templates. Again, table of contents anyone? Everything listed in proper order by section and color-coded? It makes a world of difference.
The general benefits again are:
(3) flexibility of use
(4) ease of use
I know, 10-15$ can seem a bit steep, but Common Core isn't going anywhere too soon, and even if it does, this is a lifelong tool that can add a quality and professionalism to your quizzes, worksheets, and tests. Standardizing your classroom forms can help students perform before, too. They know what to expect and get used to the style and layout of your worksheets, quizzes, and tests.
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