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NEW AND IMPROVED--easier to read, better pictures, and better format! This is a set of CSI case files built around fairy tales. There are six d...
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Find the Main Idea Directions: Cut each paragraph apart. Have students find what they think is the main idea. As an extension activity, after...
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This kit contains: â�¢ 70 short passages which allow students to practice figuring out tone and mood words using context clues. â...
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This center includes three activites that help students sort and learn tone and mood words. It is perfect for middle school reading EOG review.
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This contains a main idea bingo game. You read the hillarious and hair raising passages about zombies and the students pick the square that show ...
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This is a super fun interactive unit where students are using critical thinking skills to see if they might survive the zombies just knocking at ...
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Use gross clues to guess gross things while practicing your inferencing skills. This can be played as a board game, with partners, the cards can ...
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Students will use this activity to find the main idea, the details and pick out the one sentence that does not belong. This includes 28 short pa...
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This is a collection of graphic organizers which focus on the skill of summarizing. They are designed to work with fiction and non fiction and a...
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If frustrated students just longing to be able to cite sources correctly are constantly begging you for help, this might just be the resource for...
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Fluency is the ability to read words with "automaticity". This is a big word which really means, I can read the words without stopping and sound...
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Following the bookmark checklist, students will sort sentences based on whether they are fact or opinion. Great EOG test prep and small group wo...
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This set of 60 mood and tone words can be used as a word wall and a small group activity. These are good words for EOG/EOC prep for 8th-11th gra...
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This kit contains: � short passages which allow students to practice figuring out tone and mood words using context ...
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This contains flip cards which explain the three types of author's purpose. It also has 20 examples where students can read and decide which was...
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Fluency is often forgotten but essential component to overall reading comprehension—even in middle school. The problem is there are only a han...
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This flexible activity can be used for small group work or centers. It includes figurative languate terms, defintions and examples. Great EOG r...
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This is a great activity to introduce the various fiction genres. Have students sort words and pictures into their respective genres and then di...
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Have students categorize the good into food pyramid groups. Great health class resource. It also can be used to teach vocabulary to ELL student...
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Here it is.... the long awaited sequel to my popular CSI case files. Students can practice their inferencing skills as they unwrap the who done i...
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Amanda T.
I purchased your- Sorting with Undead: Focusing on question types with middle school readers-
I am a little bit disappointed because where is the readings they need for this activity??
I am confused.
Amanda
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
It is just a question stem sorting activity. They sort the questions and you can focus your lesson on strategies for each question stem type. Of this is not what you were looking for please choose anything else from my store, provide your email and I will be happy to send it to you free of charge.
February 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Tammy T. re: Word family fluency passsages
Are most of the word families included in this product?
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
yes--all the short vowel sounds. There are 28 passages with flash cards for the kids to practice with. Let me know if you have any more questions.
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Mary P. re: A Family Affair: Fluency passages for early readers grouped by word families
How many passages are included in the 95 pages?
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
There are 28 passages and the rest of the pages are flashcards.
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Mary P. re: Word family fluency passsages
How many passages are in this packet? Does this duplicate the "Family Affair" product?
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Yes, sorry. I just deleted the extra product. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. You may also like Mama G's Rhymes. It has more poems that the little ones like.
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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English Teacher 101  (TpT Seller) re: Tone and Mood Passages with Context Clues Activity
Are answers provided?
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Buyer re: Language Arts Bingo Game
I am also having trouble opening this file. I will e-mail you.
May 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Please do. I couldn't get it to open either so I deleted it. Email me and I will send you any other product no charge. ( I no longer have the original file). so sorry for the inconvenience.
May 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Dolch Sight Word Multiple Meaning Memory Game
Can I see a sample? :) I am a teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing who is teaching sight words to students who use sign language. How many meanings do you give for words such as run, make, blue etc? Just curious.

Thanks! :)
Rachel
May 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
If I am remembering correctly each word has two meanings. Each meaning has a card with the word and a card with a picture. Does this help?
May 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Language Arts Bingo Game
I am having trouble opening this file. Could you email it to me?
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Suer. This is my email--lateachersgonewild@gmail.com. Send me yours and I will get that right out to you. I would try it again. Sometimes the second time works. Just let me know.
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Dolch Multiple Meaning Flash Cards
how do I get the file so I can download this product? (I am a little outdated, sorry)
December 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Donovan  (TpT Seller)
You should have received a link. Try clicking on the product again to see if it will download. If not contact the help desk. They are really great
December 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Antoinette K. re: Prefix, Roots and Suffixes
It would be helpful to know exactly what is included in the product. A preview is helpful and knowing how much one is getting for their money will be great.
October 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
I will get on this. Great suggestion.
October 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Charlene F. re: Word family fluency passsages
Cute idea. Your preview passage looks like a first grade level. Do your passages go up to a fifth grade level for fluency practice. I have many low readers in my 4/5 class and I need something that will address that age level.

Thank you
Charlene
October 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Not yet but that's a good idea for the future. My "low" readers in middle school would benefit from that as well. Thanks for that!
October 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: CSI Case Files
I am so confused....are there 6 different crimes? The slides aren't marked so I am not sure which ones go in the envelopes together.. Can you clarify that for me please. I am so excited about using it but can't figure out how to put it together. Thanks
October 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Donovan  (TpT Seller)
They are all in order. Just keep them in order and you should see how the crime works. Each crime has the same amount of slides. I usually print them out and put each crime in an envelope. Then the groups can work with them one at a time. Does this help? (You might notice that some characters overlap.)
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Buyer re: CSI Case Files
I am so confused....are there 6 different crimes? The slides aren't marked so I am not sure which ones go in the envelopes together.. Can you clarify that for me please. I am so excited about using it but can't figure out how to put it together. Thanks
October 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: CSI Case Files
Do the students only get part of the story, not an envelope with all the clues per group?
October 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
You can do it either way. It works well both ways.
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Colleen Khani  (TpT Seller) re: tone and mood centers
I am confused by the directions. The directions state match the words with colors. Should I have copied words onto colored paper?
August 31, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
That's what I did. It was an easy way to have the kids self check. Does this help?
September 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Katie Reed  (TpT Seller) re: Language Arts Bingo Game
Hello,
I have purchased your Language Arts Bingo Game. But, I am having trouble opening the file. It says there is a data error with the file, even when I try it with multiple formats, computers, applications, etc. Is there a way you can resend this product in a different format? Thanks so much.
April 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Will you give me your email and I will email you the original. Then I can go back and make sure the file is ok. My email is lateachersgonewild@gmail.com. Thanks
April 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Poetry Centers
Do you have a sample before I purchase?
April 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
Let me see what I can put together for you. I'll get back to you tomorrow.
April 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: CSI Case Files
Can you provide more information about this product? I have purchased the PPT, but am not sure how to use it with my students. Are there instructions? What exactly should the students do with the information?

Thank you.
April 27, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Donovan
Donovan  (TpT Seller)
You can use it several different ways. I use it to introduce inferencing. Divide the students into groups. They will use the information to try to decide what happened in the crime. They can write crime briefs, short stories, news articles,court transcript etc. Basically I have provided files of information and you can take it where you need. Let me know if you need more info.
May 2, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching various students, various subjects, at various levels (preschool to college) for the last ten years. During those ten years, I have completed two masters programs, American Studies and Reading Education, and have received the honor of becoming National Board Certified. I am currently certified in Reading K-12, language arts 6-8, social studies 6-8 and even family and consumer studies. I experimented with being a literacy facilitator in an elementary school and now I am back home as a professional development facilitator in middle school. I am working toward the completion of my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction so, I may not always know what I am talking about but I try to find people who do. All the ideas I put on this site are research based and align with the new common core. Any corrections are always appreciated, ideas are solicited, and compliments are greatly rewarded.

MY TEACHING STYLE

“Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.” ― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Presented at the Ireland International Conference on Education, Spring 2013 *Participated in the Reading and Writing *Institutes at Columbia University two years *National Board Certified in language arts * Presented at the State Reading Conference, March 2010 * Presented at the Spring Literacy Meeting, hosted by Dr. Medina and Dr. Taylor. * Presented at the NCETA Drive-In Conference, October 2009 * I also grade California writing tests for The Educational * Participated in the MET school assessment program

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergrad- Business, University of North Texas Masters- American Studies, Penn State Second masters-- Reading and literacy instruction, University of North Carolina PhD Curriculum and Instruction, urban literacy A.B.D.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

* Created a mentor program at which paired volunteers and struggling readers to read together. * Created the T-shirt Scholarship fund which is used to allow all students to attend the 8th grade trip. * Initiated the Scholars Breakfast which provided free breakfast and literacy tutoring to deserving students. * Tutored children with ADHD to help with their organizational and test taking skills. * Tutored struggling readers and writers at the elementary level.