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This REVISED unit includes before/during/after activities to use with the book Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco. The skills included in this u...
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Updated and Enlarged Unit...10 units...savings of $16.50 by purchasing this collection vs. individual titles. Celebrate the Holidays and Winter w...
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Complete Revision 2/11/2014 and now including black line masters-This unit includes before, during, and after activities for the book, Mouse Soup...
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This unit includes before/during/after activities to accompany the book, Stellaluna. Students will learn about the difference between bats and b...
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This unit includes before/during/after activites to accompany the book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Vior...
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This unit includes before/during/after activities for the book, The Relatives Came. Skills addressed with this unit include prereading, vocabula...
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This unit contains before/during/after reading activities for the popular book about a tiny seed. Skills taught through this unit include prerea...
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REVISED 2/8/14 This unit now includes materials for 13 of Patricia Polacco's books including Thank You Mr. Falker, Bully, Mr. Lincoln's Way, Ch...
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This unit has before, during, and after activities including tier 2 vocabulary for the book, Owl Moon. Comprehension skills include prereading sc...
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If you're looking for handouts to model reading strategies and skills for your students, these charts may be what you need. Students can 3 hole ...
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This unit has before, during, and after activities including tier 2 vocabulary for the book, Owl at Home. Comprehension skills include prereading...
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This guided reading unit includes before,during, and after activities including schema building, tier 2 vocabulary, character traits, summarizing...
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This improved bundle of materials addresses fiction and nonfiction strategies to use before, during, and after reading with any book. The table ...
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This guided reading unit includes before-during-after activities for the book, The Art Lesson, by Tomie de Paola. The skills addressed through t...
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UPDATED~This unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups. Skills addressed in this unit include prereading schema bui...
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This unit includes before/during/after activities for the book, Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble. The skills addressed in this unit include pre...
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This unit includes before, during, after activities focused on making predictions, vocabulary, making comparisons, cause and effect relationships...
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This 20 page unit features colorful graphic organizers, foldables, and activities to build schema and vocabulary before reading and comprehension...
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This unit include before, during, and after activities focused on Gingerbread Baby. Skills addressed through this unit include schema building, ...
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Celebrate the work of author, Mem Fox, with these units. Each includes before, during, and after activities for the following titles: Koala Lou ...
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Mrs Beattie's Classroom
Mrs Beattie's Classroom  (TpT Seller) re: The Little Seed Guided Reading Unit
Ahhh... you changed it back to paid just as I was leaving a 4.0 rating... I just wanted you to know that a tiny punctuation typo jumped out at me in the first column of your 3-2-1 chart...

~Erin
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Ahhh....thanks Erin! I appreciate it! Those who got it free will have to suffer with it, but I'll go fix it now. I appreciate your note.
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Susan Goldsberry  (TpT Seller)
How do I tell what the best seller is?
February 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Jan Brett author study :-)
February 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Thanks so much! Sounds great:) I may get it for next year. We finished the book today and I want the kids to test on it Friday. I just didn't have time to make a test yet. Thanks for the info. Kim
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry I couldn't help you out with the test, but I've used it myself with one group (when I made it, and my colleague who teaches 3rd has used it twice now and loved it. It's more skill oriented vs. just questions...just my style. I got the Very Crazy Christmas from another seller, and my kids are reading that now and loving it. It's not set up the same...more just questions for each chapter, but they're reading this one independently so the skills aren't as critical for what I needed with it. Hope your kids enjoyed the book though. It's cute, huh!
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Hi! I'm looking for a comprehension test for Thansksgiving Turkey Trouble. Does your packet include a test? Thanks! Kim Stech
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Let me look...I'm off to tutor right now, but I will check as soon as I get home. It's been a while since I made it, and I didn't get to use it this year since I have older kids.

Okay back from tutoring...I opened the file to refresh my mind...I set it up with vocabulary, and before/during/after activities for each chapter. Each chapter has a specific comprehension focus...summarizing, character traits, etc. There is not a book test. I have received very positive feedback from buyers who are typically using it in guided reading groups or lit circles. Let me know if you have any other questions. Carla
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennie78  (TpT Seller)
I just purchased the Biscuits and Mittens bundle. I love it! I was wondering...is the word "use" on page 3 supposed to be there? "Good readers use think..."
November 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Jennie...I will check that and correct it. Please check for an item update, and I appreciate you notifying me.
Carla
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Amber Carlson  (TpT Seller)
Hi Carla! You recently donated an item to my Blogiversary Giveaway which just ended but you did not supply an email address. Can you please email me today at carlson.amber@gmail.com so I can give you the winner's info? Thanks!
July 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Oops! I will get that off to you.
Sorry!
July 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble Unit by Cynthia Rylant weather
I previewed the Henry and Mudge guided reading bundle and was able to see some of the activities and questions for Puddle Trouble. Could you tell me if this Puddle Trouble unit is the same as the one I saw in that bundle?
July 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Yes...bundled sets are just that...collections of the units sold separately. It is exactly the same. Bundles are a much better deal if you would use them. You may choose to use some activities with read alouds and some with guided reading and some independently. Nice to have choices. Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks for asking!
July 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Sweet Integrations
Sweet Integrations  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

I just came across your shop. Great comprehension activities to share... Hope you can drop by my store, too. Sandy
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Comprehension Connection
Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
I'd love to, and thanks for the compliment. I've worked really hard to make improvements and add new materials. Definitely check out my blog at www.comprehensionconnection.blogspot.com and Facebook...www.facebook,com/comprehensionconnection I post flash freebies and materials that I don't always offer here and vice versa. Have a great weekend!
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

A Tender Teacher for Special Needs
A Tender Teacher for Special Needs   (TpT Seller) re: Comprehension Learning Mats for Guided and Independent Work
This seems like a really neat activity! I just landed my first teaching position as a LRE-Resource teacher for grades 2-6 (I was a sub before this). I was hoping that I might could get a little more detail on this. Do you have directions or suggestions included in it that I could take a look at? That would be all that I need to see.

By the way, I found this through Educating Everyone 4 Life's Linky!
June 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
I just made these over the past few weeks, so I haven't had a chance to use them with my tutoring kids yet. I plan to print them (either on colored or white paper) and laminate them. I'll use them with fine tipped dry erase markers during reading. The kids will record information on the mats as they read and after reading to share with the group after reading. I included some mats that can be used for modeling where the students will use a marking chip to respond (Example-tchr says...mark the sense you use to help you visualize when you read this section of text..something like that) There are a few sample page thumbnails to give you an idea of how the pages were made. I think they'd work well for your kids to model/practice skills. I did do a little "direction" blurb at the beginning of the collection. I can copy and send to you. Let me know if this answers your question.
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Jo Heins  (TpT Seller) re: Rounding Whole Numbers-Number Find Game
I posted a link to your freebie on The Cute Elementary Classroom Blog today and announced it on the Facebook Fan page. Check them out!

http://cutelementaryclassroom.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cutelementaryclassroom
June 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Thanks Jo! Love the shout out! I have a Guided REading Linky going...if you have reading freebies, add them to the list if you like.
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Nicole Hausleiter  (TpT Seller) re: Frog and Toad Series Bundle by Arnold Lobel
How many days do you plan for your Frog and Toad unit?
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Comprehension Connection  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nicole! This unit bundle includes four separate units with materials for each chapter of the books. The Frog and Toad books each have 5 chapters, so it may take 1 1/2 weeks to complete one book. I'd say you would have at least 6 weeks worth of teaching materials with this bundle. That said, if you didn't have that much time, you could probably eliminate some pieces and still teach the book thoroughly. You could also use the materials for Frog and Toad Together and Days with Frog and Toad and do the other two another time or use one as a read aloud. Lots of options. If you look at the preview file, you can see most of the unit (but I think this was one I had to narrow the sample down some). I hope that answers your question. Thanks for looking and certainly email back if you need further help.
Carla
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a reading specialist with 22 years of experience. I have worked with small group guided reading intervention and as a reading coach to the teachers in my building for the past ten years as well as ten years in the regular classroom teaching grades 1,4 and 5,and one year as a Technology Specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Because my primary responsibility has been reading intervention with struggling readers, my instructional methods are based upon the individual needs of the students in my groups. I believe that scaffolded instruction targetting student deficits with quality instructional materials provides students with the modeling, support, motivation, and skills necessary for independence and reading growth. It's important to me that my students become lovers of reading, so book selection and activities are critical in my planning. By making careful choices with our materials and instructional activites, I believe we can help our students grow as readers into adulthood.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In the past three years, I've received two educational grants totalling four thousand dollars to build a leveled library and lending room for literacy workstations. With these funds combined with Title 1 reading funding, we've been able to add nearly 3000 books to our tradebook library.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and a Master's degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My favorite authors include Jan Brett, Mem Fox, Kevin Henkes, Eric Carle, Robert Munch, Beverly Cleary, Cynthia Rylant, Gary Paulsen, Pam Munoz-Ryan, and Kate DiCamillo. Being a reading teacher is great fun because we have such talented authors creating wonderful stories to capture our children's imaginations.