Emily Kissner
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This packet includes everything you need to introduce students to the text structure of cause and effect. Introduce cause and effect through a ...
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Eight informational texts for teaching the text structure of problem and solution! Texts include before and after reading activities to help stud...
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Readers often have trouble with the text structure of compare and contrast. In this file, you'll find nine texts at multiple levels to help you s...
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This unit includes PowerPoints, activities, and texts to help you teach focused lessons for summarizing success. These activities complement the ...
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Help students understand expository text structures! Six scripts (chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem/solut...
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Revised for 2012! This folder includes "Text Structure Card Match", a whole class activity suitable for reviewing text structures. In addition, y...
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This resource pack has everything you need for teaching the text structure of chronological order. You'll receive a teaching guide with helpful t...
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Molly's Pilgrim is a classic book for third and fourth graders. This unit includes Common Core aligned activities to help readers learn important...
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This file contains everything that you need to start teaching students how to find topics and main ideas. Two PowerPoints, multiple practice page...
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Looking for a quick way to improve student summaries? This mini-unit includes 5 detailed lesson plans, a Powerpoint, teaching materials, and stor...
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This presentation introduces the story elements of characters, setting, conflict, plot, and theme. Pictures, questions, and meaningful connection...
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This 22-file unit includes resources to teach readers in grades 3-6 about theme. Students will be able to identify and support themes in texts. Y...
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This file includes resources, lesson plans, and stories for teaching students how to infer character emotions and character traits in literature....
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]This unit includes resources to start teaching persuasive writing to intermediate writers. You'll find a Powerpoint that teaches the difference ...
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This file includes activities to help readers form inferences and draw conclusions using background knowledge and text clues. Please see the prev...
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This file contains everything you need to introduce the text structure of description. You can begin with a PowerPoint that outlines the key part...
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By Emily Kissner. Materials to teach personal narratives to meet Common Core Standards. Students will explore the characteristics of a personal n...
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This mini-unit includes a variety of activities for helping students to understand and interpret the figurative language devices of personificati...
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Get the tools you need to teach visualizing! This compressed folder includes the Visualizing Powerpoint, a presentation that helps readers to und...
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This 2-week unit plan helps students to understand poetic structure, speaker in poetry, and rhyme scheme. Included are: -9 lesson plans with tea...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

When I can't find what I want for my classroom, I create it myself. I always have a camera in hand, ready to record my experiences to create engaging articles to share with my students. You'll see my favorite places in my PowerPoints and teaching packs! Besides writing for TpT, I have also written two books on the topic of teaching reading: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling and The Forest AND the Trees: Helping Readers Identify Details in Texts and Tests.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is thoughtful, reflective, and student-centered. In my reading class, I use guided reading, whole-group instruction, independent reading, and literacy centers to help my students grow as readers. My favorite classroom moments occur when students come to me with unexpected questions, connections, or ideas. This is what makes me come to school each day!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have published two books based on my teaching experiences. The first, Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling, was created from my frustration with teaching summarizing and the lack of resources available. I went back to the research journals to figure out why my students were having trouble and how I could help them. The second book, The Forest AND the Trees, explores how students use details to make inferences, visualize, and learn new information from text. Both books are available from Heinemann.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I love to learn! I graduated from Penn State, and I have a M. Ed. in Language and Literacy from Millersville University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Be sure to visit my blog: http://emilykissner.blogspot.com