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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 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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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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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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This guided reading unit includes before,during, and after activities including schema building, tier 2 vocabulary, character traits, summarizing...
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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 the book, Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble. The skills addressed in this unit include pre...
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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 includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups. Skills addressed in this unit include prereading, vocabulary, predi...
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This unit include before, during, and after activities focused on Possum Magic by Mem Fox. Skills addressed through this unit include schema bui...
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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.