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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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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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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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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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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 includes before/during/after activities for the book, The Relatives Came. Skills addressed with this unit include prereading, vocabula...
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What a powerful book this is! If you are a counselor or upper elementary language arts teacher, this is a must buy unit. The book deals with bu...
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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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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 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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This is a must read book for any teacher with struggling readers. Students will learn from this book what it's like to be learning disabled and ...
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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 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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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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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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This unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups. Skills addressed in this unit include prereading schema building, v...
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FOR THE REST OF OCTOBER, ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO BREAST CANCER SOCIETY IN HONOR OF MY FRIEND SHERI AND SANDY. This unit includes before...
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This guided reading unit includes before, during, and after activities to accompany the book, The Keeping Quilt. Skills addressed through this u...
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This unit includes before/during/after activities to accompany the book, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. Students will learn about the life o...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a reading specialist with 24 years of experience. Currently, I work with small group guided reading intervention and as a reading coach to the teachers in my building. I have ten years in the regular classroom teaching experience with grades 1,4 and 5,and one year as 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. My lessons are hands-on, active, and thoughtful. I encourage lots of oral discussion with high level questioning, and I include writing throughout the reading process. I LOVE interactive notebooks, anchor charts, mentor texts, and working with anything fun and active.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In the past,, I've received two educational grants totaling 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

I blog at Comprehension Connection and Adventures in Literacy Land. I hope you'll drop by to read more about best practices in literacy instruction and share ideas of your own.