Dyan Branstetter
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This rubric was created using Zaner Bloser's checklist for cursive writing. I use it for students to self assess their own cursive writing befor...
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This mini-unit allows students to read, write, and respond to poetry. The document for sale contains 6 pages, including a checklist for the stude...
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This worksheet follows a mini-lesson (also included) to help students see the difference between telling (Miss Shannon was angry) and showing (Mi...
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This unit includes mini-lessons on nouns, proper nouns, verbs, and adjectives for a writing workshop. I use it at the beginning of the year with...
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I tape this problem solving tool to each student's desk to help them solve word problems. We refer to it when solving problems as a class, and st...
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After reading Judith Viorst's book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, go through the book again with this activity. Students can calcula...
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When answering open-ended questions on standardized tests, my students can usually get the right answer if they can focus their question. I taugh...
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This is a great math/science activity for the fall. Students will measure pumpkins to find the circumference, stem length, height, and weight. Th...
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After learning the cardinal directions, students have a ball completing this activity. Using the worksheet, pairs of students will write directio...
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I found this great activity in a Mailbox Magazine my first year of teaching and modified it to meet my grade level's geography curriculum. The pr...
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This editing checklist can be for teacher use when assessing students' friendly letters, for student use while peer conferencing, or for student ...
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This short unit is based on the following essential questions: How did music play a part in the underground railroad? How did slaves express forb...
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This project should be completed after reading an age appropriate version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It is a R.A.F.T. (...
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This template is designed to keep track of individual student progress through writing conferences. After teaching a writing mini-lesson, student...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am entering in my 12th year in the teaching profession. I have taught grades 3 and 4, as well as a gifted program grades K-6. I am currently teaching 3rd grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a creative and passionate teacher, with much emphasis on Higher Order Thinking Skills. I previously instructed teachers in the Dimensions of Learning model, so that is evident in many of my units. With the push for test prep in school, I like to teach as thematically as possible to help the students uncover our curriculum. I find that the students make better connections and it provides a natural scaffold that way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In May of 2010, I received the Teacher of the Month award from my school district. My students nominated me, saying I "teach[ing] students that everything we need to learn is on our fingertips. She is smart, funny and kind." I have also been honored by the superintendent for putting forth extra effort with special needs students (both high and low), and a class filled with many behavior challenges. In my previous district, I was selected to train teachers along with my Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent for the Dimensions of Learning model. I also completed my thesis on comparing the Dimensions of Learning model with Full Option Science Systems vs. the traditional textbook in a science classroom. My shining teaching moments are always when that light bulb goes on in a students' head- the moment you know they've "got it", as cliche as that sounds.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) with a undergraduate degree in Elementary Education/minor in music, and I also received my Masters in Science Education K-8 from the same school.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy teaching dance lessons on the side, and I enjoy integrating the arts into my lessons and units.