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Astute Hoot
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This Intervention Toolbox has everything you need to design and implement academic and behavioral interventions. This is great for special educa...
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This is a great tool for students who need to reflect on their behavior and learn to make better choices. This can be used for special education...
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Looking for a complete reading K-3 reading intervention kit that includes fluency, comprehension, sight words, and phonics activities? Need enga...
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Work smarter not harder! Don't be stressed out...LOVE your special education career with these ready-to-use tools, assessments, and templates th...
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Do you have students who are struggling to write and get their ideas down on paper? These resources will help even the most reluctant writers ex...
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Are you tired of recreating the wheel or finding behavior charts that are difficult to use? The Book of Behavior Charts and Tools contains vario...
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Standardized Test Prep Unit Just the mention of a standardized test causes major anxiety for both students and teachers. This comprehensive test ...
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Student support teams can come by various different names: Response to Intervention, Collaborative Problem Solving Teams, Teacher Assistance Team...
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Students are exposed to a variety of functional text throughout the day, yet most do not know how to read and write it effectively. This engaging...
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Best Value! This 150 page, Hazel Learns to Read: Common Core Guided Reading Strategies Unit includes a series of 10 research-based decoding and...
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This complete Animal Research Report Unit contains differentiated materials that engage even the most reluctant students, while providing enrichm...
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BEST VALUE! This complete, 130 page, phonics unit includes activities, worksheets, and printables for the following syllable types: Closed, clo...
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Entice your students to read functional text with these 17 delicious recipes. Directions are easy to follow and can be customized for student all...
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These easy-to-use fluency and retelling rubrics are great assessment tools to gain important information about your students' reading abilities a...
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This is an amazing, easy-to-use, documentation tool to collect data regarding a student's time-on-task. It measures behavior in 30 second interva...
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Are you looking for engaging test prep activities that are also aligned to Common Core Standards? If so, this is the unit for you! "Testing Mis...
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"Who is Ready for * Grade?" is a classroom behavior social story recommended for grades K-3 for general education and special education students...
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MLK , Black History Month and Presidents' Day are all right around the corner and this Common Core Reading & Writing Biography Unit has every...
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As students begin reading and spelling multisyllabic words, it is important for them to know how to break words into units larger than individual...
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This is a teacher-tested, proven intervention program for students learning their alphabet letters and sounds. Materials are specifically design...
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JENNIFER P. re: Testing Miss Malarkey Common Core Literature Study and Test Prep Unit
Great product! Do you have a timeline/schedule of how you use each of those?!
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Jennifer,
Thanks so much for your email. I complete one or two activities per day. I start with a first read of the book and we complete some type of retell activity to build comprehension. The rest of the week I focus on close reading activities (character analysis, character comparision, making connections, etc.). At the end of the day, I complete a fun test-prep activity such as the stress snowballs or the letter to Miss Malarkey. We make the Test-Prep Trail Mix the day before testing starts. It's a great way to motivate and encourage students.

The unit was designed to be used flexibly so all of these activities can be used during whole-group or small-group instruction. These are also perfect reading center activities (be sure to put a couple copies of the text at the centers).

Please let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help any other way. Good luck with the test prep!

Jessica
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Play Laugh Learn  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I've tried to add you to my collaborative boards but no luck. have you followed me yet?
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Orna (Play, Laugh, Learn)
March 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for the message. I just followed you now. :)
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Newsletters from the Special Education Resource Room
Hi-I am able to open the sample (which is pdf) but not the others. I have purchased many of your products and have never had a problem. It says there is no application to open newsletters.(month).pub I love that i can edit them so I hope you can help!
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi. Thanks for your purchase. The newsletters are in Publisher. Do you have that program? If not, I can try converting them to Word and/PDFs if that would help. Please email me at jennifer@astutehoot.com and we can figure out a format that works for you.
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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DavWarren3  (TpT Seller)
Hello!

I just followed you. Please follow me back!

David
February 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thank you David! I will check out your store right now. :)
February 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennifer S.
I am looking for products that I can use to work with struggling third grade readers who have basic phonics skills. Can you recommend products that would be the best? I appreciate your help. Your products look great but on limited teacher budget :) I would love to know your recommendations. Thank you!
January 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks so much for reaching out. My apologies for the delay in my response. I would recommend the following product for third graders to support them with phonics skills: Phonics Intervention for Multisyllabic Words- http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonics-Intervention-for-Special-EducationMultisyllabic-Words-715165

I've used this with 3rd graders in reading intervention and it is very helpful in building basic phonics skills, while still pushing them towards reading multisyllabic words. A description of the unit is as follows:
BEST VALUE! This complete, 130 page, phonics unit includes activities, worksheets, and printables for the following syllable types: Closed, closed with blends, vowel-consonant-e, -le, open, r-controlled, digraphs and diphthongs. This entire unit is only $10 and includes 7 individual units. Purchasing each unit separately would be $35 total, so this is definitely the best deal!

As students begin reading and spelling multisyllabic words, it is important for them to know how to break words into units larger than individual sounds. This unit is a great supplement to any general education or intervention curriculum. This can be used during whole group, literacy centers, or as independent work.

Aligned with Common Core Literacy Standards in grades K-3, this unit includes the following activities and worksheets:
-Differentiated lesson plan for chunking multisyllabic words
-Suggestions for use
-Graphic organizers for two and three syllable words
-Phonics worksheets for decoding two syllable words
-Word lists for multisyllabic words with various syllable patterns
-Flashcards and multi-sensory activity ideas
-Chunking chipmunk poster and puppet graphic
-Decoding and Comprehension strategy poster
-Sentence writing worksheets with word banks and editing checklist
-Customizable worksheets to allow for differentiation
February 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
We are beginning to update our middle school sped department. From the preview it appears that this tool is geared more for primary? Your thoughts and assistance will be greatly appreciated! Thank you-
December 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Susanlance,
Thanks for your email. Which tool are you referring to? All of our products are geared for primary aged students. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,
Jessica
December 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Melissa O.
Hi! My name is Melissa Ouellette and I'm the one who couldn't open the file because it claimed it was damaged. If you could email it to me that would be great! My email address is melisa98@aol.com.
Thanks so much!
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Melissa,
I just emailed the Hanukkah file; please let me know that you received it. Thanks!
December 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Great, thanks! The first column I use for date, so I can use it for a whole week, the last column for parent signature so they can see and sign it daily. Underneath the chart I put Homework: M T W TH, so I could keep track of if they did their homework, under the owl rubric I put Notes: and some lines so I could write detailed notes to parents about behaviors. If you give me an email address I can scan you a copy of what I use and send it to you. Thanks! (The colors of the owls gets washed out when I make color copies, if I could print them directly the colors would be right)
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! My email is jennifer@astutehoot.com. Please message me and I'll just send the document in Word for you. :)

I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving but can get it to you when I return.

Thanks!
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I love your Hootin' for a great day behavior chart, but would like to adapt it to meet my student's needs, is there a way to unlock this document so that I can make changes?
November 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi, We are glad that you love it! Tell us what you would like on your chart and we can make it for you! Thanks!

Jessica
November 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tammy Heiser DeShaw  (TpT Seller)
I purchased:RTI Forms and Resources: Secrets of Successful Teams and then purchased Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education not realizing they were almost the same thing (the one has forms the other doesn't!). IS there anyway you could refund me or help me here? I don't need two of the same thing. Thanks.
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Tammy,
Thanks for your email. While the files have some different resources, I did contact the TPT Support Team regarding a refund. I was issued a ticket number and will get back to you as soon as I receive a response. Thanks!

Jessica
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Bonnie W. re: Reading Intervention Essentials Bundle
I just purchased this packet & I'm having trouble opening it on my PC. I've never had trouble opening zipfiles before. Any suggestions?
I was able to open it on my macbook at school. thanks!
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks for your purchase. If you have a DropBox I can save the files in a folder and share it with you that way or send via email. Let me know what works best. jennifer@astutehoot.com
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Phonics Intervention for Special Ed: Multisyllabic Words w/ Closed Syllables
Do you have a kit that has all the syllable types including vowel pairs and r controlled vowels
October 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks the question. Yes we do! :) http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonics-Intervention-for-Special-EducationMultisyllabic-Words-715165
October 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teacher Peep
Teacher Peep  (TpT Seller) re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Hello, I have purchased this kit but cannot download due winwar software. Can this be sent to me in another format? Also, the additional documents that make your special education survival kit listed at the bottom of this description, are they available as a separate purchase?
Thanks, Susan.
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hello,
Please email me at jennifer@astutehoot.com and I can email you the files.
Which files in the Ultimate kit are you interested in?
Thank you for your purchase!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marci Jo Wood  (TpT Seller) re: Animal Research Report Unit with Differentiated Materials
I bought this unit and absolutely love it! Do you have a biography report unit? I have need of one coming up in the next few weeks. I love your approach and how you broke down the animal unit. I would love to hear from you!
bookfairy3121123@gmail.com
October 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Marci Jo,
Thanks for your email! We do have a biography report unit http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Reading-Writing-Biography-Unit-456703 and it is on sale through today! Let me know if you have any questions. We appreciate your business.
Jessica
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Amanda W.
I purchased the sight word intervention bundle and the love the way it is set up. My only problem is that my struggling second graders all need different words so I can't use many of the words on your list. Is it possible to get a blank file that I could add my own words to? Thank you!
September 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Yes, of course, I'd be happy to email you a blank template. Can you please email me at jennifer@astutehoot.com and I can send it from there. Thanks for your purchase!
September 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Is there any way that we could purchase clipart to go with/from the Hazel collection? I'd like to make signs with them. For example, we use I can statements for our learning targets and at a recent PD day, it was recommended that we use questions along with those to help guide students through lessons. I was thinking of making a sign that said, "The question is..." with the questioning quail on it. Then, once the question was answered, I can add the I can statement with it.
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi, thanks so much for your email inquiry. I love your idea! Please email me the specific items you need (animal and verbage) and we can make these for you? My email is jessica@astutehoot.com
Thanks!
September 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Hi There,

I downloaded The Ultimate Special Education Teacher but the software that was was WinRAR is not working on my computer. So I am unable to access the material, can I please have the documents sent to me differently? I am very excited to take a look at this and hopefully start using it ASAP!
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Yes, of course! Please email me at jennifer@astutehoot.com and I can email you the files separately (Word, Publisher, PDF). They are in a zip file on TPT.
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kandice Anderson  (TpT Seller) re: Back to School Ice Breakers and Community Building Activities
Thanks so much for your stuff!! I wanted you to know that I wrote about you in my blog!!! Check it out: http://timetwoteach.blogspot.com/2013/09/first-week-of-school.html
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thank you so much! We will link your blog to our FB page and follow your TPT store. Hoot! Hoot!
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Guided Reading: Common Core, Differentiated Lessons, Graphic Organizers & More!
I purchased two products from you which appeared to be different things - but when I downloaded them...they are exactly the same item. Why are they listed separately??? Can I get a refund for one? Thank you.
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Yes they are the same. I tried making one inactive, but it still keeps appearing. Please email me at jennifer@astutehoot.com and I'd be happy to email you another product(s) of ours for the same value to compensate you. We have many other literacy items available. Thanks for your purchase.
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kandice Anderson  (TpT Seller) re: Back to School Ice Breakers and Community Building Activities
Hi! I love your pack! On the graph part I'm wondering if you can add some more slots to the graph? I have 27 kids and there's 20 spots. Let me know!
August 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Kandice,
I just modified them and posted them in a free file. I put them in word so you can modify the rows, font, etc as you need. Thanks for your purchase!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Customizable-Data-Collection-Graphing-Surveys-849634
August 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Guided Reading: Common Core, Differentiated Lessons, Graphic Organizers & More!
How is this different from your "Common Core Guided Reading Strategies Unit"? I am considering of purchasing, but don't know which one to get. I am teaching a special education class (students who are reading at K to Gr. 3 levels), and would like to implement more effective reading instructional methods next year. I would like to get your advice.
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks for the question. Both units are essentially the same. The one at : http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Guided-Reading-Strategies-Unit-203356
is the most current version of the product. I have used this with my K-3 SPED Resource students with great success. I hope you find it effective as well. Thank you!
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: Writing Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Hi,
I just purchased your product and appreciate all the resources. On all the "body paragraph" pages one of the red lines is half faded out. Do you see this on yours and is there a fix?
Thanks
August 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question. I will look into it and see it I can fix it and repost.
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Top 10 Tools for Back to School (checklist, lessons, routines, icebreakers)
Now I was able to access it-thanks!
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Ok great!
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Top 10 Tools for Back to School (checklist, lessons, routines, icebreakers)
I'm not quite sure why this says Free when very link I hit leads me to a paid item-am I missing something?
August 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
This is the link to the FREE Top Ten Tools. When I go to the link, it shows up as free.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Top-10-Tools-for-Back-to-School-checklist-lessons-routines-icebreakers-743214
Is this the product you are referring to or is it something else?
August 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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liz mendoza  (TpT Seller) re: 1st Grade Sight Word Intervention for RTI & Special Education
Hello, does the set include the entire dolch and fry list?
August 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! The list includes 36 words that are a mixture of Dolch and Fry words.
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Buyer
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. The problem actually resolved itself. I can't wait to use it! Thanks again!
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Okay great! Thank you. Have a great start to the school year!
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Best of Back to School Lesson Plans & Activities
Well...I downloaded and opened the pack, but I can't print it. It won't open for my printer. Any suggestions?
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thank you for the message. I have not heard of that happening before. Perhaps I can email the document to you? My email is info@astutehoot.com if you'd like to message me there. I'm confident we can resolve this.
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I love your Sight Word Intervention Units for Special Ed, however, I teach everything K-8 and I would love to get the elementary sets. Is there any way you would sell them all as a package at a discounted rate? There are some other units of yours that I would love to get as well. Just curious! Oh and your stuff is so cute! (I have an owl-themed classroom so everything fits just perfect!)
July 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thank you! I'm glad you like them. Yes...I will definitely put them together as one set. I'm heading off on vacation will be back mid July. I will post a complete set of Sight Word Units as soon as I return. If you are following Astute Hoot, you should get a notification. Hoot Hoot!

Hi! I just posted a bundle. It can be found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Intervention-for-RTI-and-Special-Education-Bundle-Grades-K-1-2-822017


I did put the Phonics Units together in one complete set if you are interested in that.
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Top 10 Tools for Back to School (checklist, lessons, routines, icebreakers)
Hi,
Great freebie pack! The lining up procedure page mentions a "Mystery Walker poem" and says see below but I couldn't find it. Was it supposed to be included -thanks!
June 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi, I'm glad that you love the Top 10 Tools for Back to School. I just revised the file and added the Mystery Walker poem and the two different line loops. Be sure to check out our other Back to School units for other great lessons, activities and tools!
June 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kathleen A. re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I would appreciate a preview of Deep Breathing, Intervention Continuum and Behavior Documentation Form, if possible.

thank you!
May 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! I'm posting a new preview file for this today. I will include those items in it. Please stop by and check it out. Thank you! :)
May 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kathleen A. re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Hello. I am interested in your work, as we have many mainstreamed kids, and teachers trying their best to keep up and accommodate. However, I wondered if I may see a few more preview sheets? I'm sure it is worth it but for the price I'd like to check a few more if possible. Thank you.
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Yes, of course. Is there something specific you'd like to see or have more information about?
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Jessica O. re: Standardized Test Prep Unit
I purchased this unit after reading the product description. I thought that your centers/activities would be based on your test-taking strategies that are discussed in your lessons. Though the activities seem very fun and encouraging, they are not what I expected after reading your description--they are crafts and snacks. Would you please consider providing me a refund? I will not use your product.
April 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi Jessica,
Thanks for your email--I apologize for any confusion in the description. I reread the description and reviewed the thumbnails and sample downloads to make sure they accurately represent the unit's content and I feel that all accurately represent the unit. In the description it says:

This unit includes:
--Tina, Test Taking Turtle and accompanying poem
--Frankie, Fumbling Fox and accompanying poem
--Detailed instructions on creating Test Prep centers and folders
--10 test taking tips (on both individual pages and on one whole page)
--10 lesson plans to teach test taking tips
--5 test prep activities (with literature connections) to boost self-esteem and motivation
--Customizable parent letters
--Test prep award and student treat bag
--Several color pictures show test prep in action!

All of those items are in the unit; there are directions on how to set up a Test Prep center within your own classroom and use the strategies in this unit at this center. This means that you would copy test prep material that aligns with the strategy(ies) you have taught and students would practice this at the center.

This unit does not provide specific test prep worksheets because each grade has specific concepts and standards that are tested. This unit should be used with existing test prep curriculum and materials to teach valuable strategies, build confidence and increase motivation.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you,
Jessica
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teachingisagift
Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller) re: Standardized Test Prep Unit
Wanted to let you know I am holding a linky party just for TEST PREP materials on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/04/test-prep-linky-party.html. I would love it if you would accept my invitation to link up! You can link up a blog post or a direct link from your product!
Sidney
Teachingisagift
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Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thanks! I'll check it out. :)
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Missi C. re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
I am the RTI coordinator at my school. I purchased this set and love the materials. I feel they would a great resource to use as a whole school. I do not want to abuse the single license. I need to know if you have a school license I can purchase or what the protocol is?
March 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question. That is very exciting. I was the RTI coordinator at my school as well and this is a culmination of many years of experience. I'm glad you are finding it helpful. We do not have a school license yet, so if you could use the protocol used by TPT that would be great. Have you seen our Reading Internvetion Strategy Kit, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Intervention-Strategy-Kit-for-RTI-and-Special-Education, or our supplemental Phonics and Sight word units? These were also used very successfully in intervention. Thanks for your support. I will check out your store too!
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Buyer re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
This item was listed as one of the "Free digital downloads" (an e-mail that was sent to me by "teachers pay teachers). How do I get it for free?
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! The item we have listed for FREE is our Homework Reward Chart. The Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education was our featured item. Sorry for any confusion.
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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller)
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Thanks!
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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education
Thanks for the updated version! On both versions the first page of the packet (Intervention Plan) looks blurry on the screen and prints blurry the rest of the pages are fine-any ideas?
March 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
I'll see if I can send you a separate file. What is your email?
March 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Janet Peters  (TpT Seller) re: 1st Grade Sight Word Intervention for RTI & Special Education
Hi! I was wondering if the sight words were dolch, fry, or a mix of both?
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks for the questions. They are a mix of both.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Book of Behavior Charts and Tools
Hello, I purchased several of your tools and charts, I look forward to using them! I had a bit of a problem with a couple of the graphics (Homework Reward Chart, Think Sheet) when I printed them out parts of the graphics are pixelated? The exact graphic was also included in another purchase I made and the same problem persisted. suggestions??? Also the Homework Contract is very blurry. Looks like it was scanned and not a master copy. Do you have a clean copy of this document. It looks like it would be a valuable tool. Of the 5 downloads I purchased I have printed 3 of the larger documents and all the other graphics are crisp and clear. My email is cindy@jimgarity.com
Thank you.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks for letting me know. I will email you those documents directly this week. I am also working on updating some of the files so I will send a message once that is complete.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Common Core Reading & Writing Biography Unit
I noticed this Unit relates to Common Core for Reading and Writing. Do you by chance have a list of the CCSS's that tie into this unit? Thank you!
February 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi, thanks for your question. Here are the standards for the Biography unit:
RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate key understanding of key details in the text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
RI.3.2 Determine main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.3. Describe the relationship between the series of events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in procedures, using language that pertains to time, sequence and cause/effect.
RI.3.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.5. Use various text features (headings, table of contents, maps, timelines, photographs) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations, maps, photos and words in text to demonstrate understanding of text (where, when, why, how key events occur).
RI.3.9. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
W.3.2.Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly..
W.3.4. With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
W.3.8. Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

These are third grade standards, but many of these same standards are in 2nd and 4th. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
February 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Melissa M. re: Book of Behavior Charts and Tools
HI! I asked for the owls in the 4 colors in the following order: green, yellow, orange, red. My email address is melissamunno@yahoo.com.
Thanks!
Melissa
January 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Great! I will get that to you shortly. :)
January 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Justina B.
I LOVE your stuff!! Do you also have a blog I could follow???
January 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hi! Yes, we have a blog at www.astutehoot.com
We also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Astute-Hoot/127101697350343?__req=7

Thanks!
January 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Melissa M. re: Book of Behavior Charts and Tools
HI there,
I really like the behavior chart "Hootin for a Great Day." I think this will really help my student. Is there a way to get it with 4 owls in the following colors: green, yellow, orange, red?
Thanks,
Melissa
October 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Hello! Yes, so sorry for the delay in response. I could email you a version of the chart with those colors. What is your email address?
January 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Math Story Problems For First Grade
I bought this but I'm not able to download it. Please help!
September 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
I have them on a thumb drive. I will check it in the morning and get back to you. If you would like I will re upload it to the file and then you can try again or I would be glad to forward the link to you in another manner.
September 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Hazel's Reading Roost: Reading Strategies Bulletin Board
How big are these creatures?
Thanks.
Sandy
April 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
They are each on an 8.5 x 11 page. If you'd like a different size, we'd be happy to adjust it for you. Our Common Core Reading Strategies Unit has the bulletin board, a book that introduces each character, lesson plans, and character graphic organizers along with a poster with all strategies. My students absolutely LOVE these characters and can't wait to meet each new character/strategy as we go along. I just used velcro to put them on the tree and then take them off and put them on a puppet hand mitt to introduce them.
April 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

The 3am Teacher
The 3am Teacher  (TpT Seller)
I just had to follow you! I am in Verrado in Buckeye, AZ!! Yeah for Arizonans (whether we want to be here or not). Your products are too cute!

Michelle
The 3AM Teacher
http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/
February 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Astute Hoot
Astute Hoot   (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the support! Hoot! Hoot! I will definitely check out your blog and pages as well. :)
February 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jennifer Zoglman is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary and special education with a M.S. in Educational Leadership and B.A. in Special Education. As a special educator since 1998, she has worked extensively with children with various learning abilities. Jessica Murphy is an experienced primary grade teacher with a M.A. in Educational Leadership. Through her extensive experience with differentiation and data-driven instruction, she created a collaborative reading intervention model and manual. Tina Rataj-Berard graduated from Edgewood College in Madison WI with a double major in Studio Art and Graphic Design. She has been working professionally as a Designer since 2003 and currently works full time as an Art Director for an Out of Home Media Company.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Astute Hoot provides teachers with innovative tools and solutions to rise above classroom challenges and ensure academic achievement for all learners. As seasoned teachers, we understand the importance of having effective, efficient, and engaging resources. Helping other teachers is our passion and we are excited to contribute to your classroom success. We specialize in literacy, intervention, special education and classroom management.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

JENNIFER ZOGLMAN: As a mom of two young boys, Jennifer has had the wonderful opportunity to coordinate various children's activities, outings, and celebrations in her roles as Moms Club Activities Coordinator and Neighborhood Event Planner. Jennifer's creativity, patience, strong educational background, and love of children have provided the foundation for Astute Hoot's classes. Jennifer is also trained in Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, and Wilson Reading System. TINA RATAJ: Tina has a passion for all things fun especially toys and games. Astute Hoot has given her the outlet to take her passion for art and design and marry it with her love of toys and games. She is very excited to create a world of characters and games that will enrich the world of learning tools for parents, teachers and children. JESSICA MURPHY: Jessica spent her first three years at Madison Heights Elementary, which was part of the Milken Family Foundation that provided weekly teacher leader support, monthly evaluations and extensive professional development. In 2004, Heights received the Federal Blue Ribbon Award; Rod Paige, the Secretary of Education at the time, interviewed and observed Jessica during his visit to Heights. Jessica serves as a mentor and helps teachers tailor instruction for individual needs. She also creates and presents several professional development sessions, including a seminar at Staff Development for Educators (SDE) National Conference on Differentiated Instruction.