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Subtraction printables that align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) K.OA.1 and K.OA.2 - "Dino Mite" Subtraction Word Problem - "Neigh!...
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RTI & Guided Reading {Phoneme Segmentation} Segmenting words into individual sounds is critical for successful decoding! Phoneme segmentati...
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Create a spot where students can reference highly used words, but words that will most likely be too difficult to spell on their own. Now you mo...
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Inside the packet: - 1:1 Correspondence activities (12 pages) - Phoneme Segmentation (14 pages) - Sound boxes (6 pages) - ABC fun with magnetic l...
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Math Center SUPER PACK {15 activities- 150 pages} WOW! Are you needing additional activities for your math centers?! This SUPER PACK is quite th...
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Guided Reading & RTI {Kindergarten} DELUXE BUNDLE Save $3 by purchasing the bundle! This bundle comes with over 300+ pages of Guided Readin...
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Addition and Subtraction Word Problems {Super Pack} 20 NEW word problems {10 addition and 10 subtraction}! Common Core aligned K.OA.2 Click
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Fabulous product to implement and follow Kindergarten Common Core Standard K.OA.5 (fluently add and subtract within 5). With the new standard em...
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Common Core Number Bond Practice Pages: Moving towards the Common Core? Number bonds create the "deeper" thinking with numbers! The story of nu...
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Sight Word Practice Pages 50 Pages - Color Word - Trace the Word - Write the Word - Build the Word HF Words in packet: I, like, the, and, can, w...
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Number Sense: Classroom Resources Is number sense making sense to you? In this packet I will provide you with ideas for a number sense classroo...
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Addition and Subtraction word problems that align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) K.OA.1 and K.OA.2 After many requests to make addi...
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Numbers 1-20 Practice Pages: {Common Core Aligned} Kindergarten Common Core {K.CC.1} Numbers 0-20 practice pages Click
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In this SUPER PACK is 20 activities and over 300 pages. These activities are great for Literacy Centers! Activity Titles: -Contraction Match-up...
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RTI & Guided Reading {Nonsense Word Fluency Activities} Measuring a student’s ability to decode individual phonemes and then blend them to...
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CVC Writing Strips One of my favorite activities at guided reading! Students really to get practice multiple skills all at once. First, they m...
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Math Center Super Packs 1 & 2 BUNDLE: Over 200+ pages and 25 activities! Save $3 by purchasing the bundle!
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Sight Word Mixed Up Sentences {20 words} Words in the packet: the, and, I, like, see, can, we, a, to, you, are, is, how, play, good, have, look,...
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Common Core Addition & Subtraction Word Problems Sums to 20 1.OA.1 This packet includes 20 brand new addition and subtraction word problems....
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teachk016
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I'm doing a bulletin board for back to school themed "Play by the Rules". I love your referee. Do you have a JPEG file I can purchase of that or tell me the source in which you bought it? Thank you!
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
It is a melonheadz clip art set! She has a store here on TpT :)
July 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

sderrick80
Buyer
On your Guided Reading & RTI {Kindergarten} DELUXE BUNDLE does it come with items for the entire year? I am a first year Kindergarten teacher and really worried about the reading aspect. I am looking for something to help me with this to make me feel less at ease.
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes there are lots of activities that you can use throughout the year. If you are looking for actual step by step guided reading plans I have those as well. They go along with the deluxe bundle activities. I also sell the deluxe bundle WITH the step by step plans in a bundle called the Mega Bundle. It is endless so anything new I make for guided reading goes into that file and you get for free once purchasing. It is an expense so if you are unsure if the plans are for you, you can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com....or feel free to email me as well with guided reading questions :)

Tara
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

nnumbers
Buyer
How large is your cookie sheet that you have your Teacher Teacher How Do I Spell words on and where did you get it?
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! It is actually and oil drip pan. You can pick them up at automotive stores. They are 36 inches by 25 inches! Here is a link: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/FloTool-Galvanized-drip-tray/_/N-25yj?itemIdentifier=475418_0_0_

Thanks :)
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karen Marcotte
Karen M.
You are amazing! Do you have your daily and yearly lesson plans available for sale.
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Just emailed you! :)
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

beth  sell fosgate
Beth S.
How do you download new items that you have posted. I have already bought the mega bundle for guided reading and I believe that you posted something about downloading material about the first two weeks of school. Thanks!
July 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I just added a packet this week! You will need to download the bundle again from TpT..look for the file inside the bundle called Mega Bundle Updates! :)
July 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

solheim
Buyer
Do you have your safety packets bundled? (Recess, bathroom, hallway, lunchroom) I could definitely use more than one for the start of the year. Thanks, Aimee Solheim
July 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes there is a bundle for those! :)
July 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tina Rompala
Tina Rompala  (TpT Seller)
is your take back the weekends packet aligned to common core? Just curious. I am teaching Kinder for the first time and trying to figure out what I need.
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I don't have them lined out but I don't think there is anything in there that wouldn't be a standard, except for the beginning of school necessities for K like coloring, cutting, and learning how to use their glue. I teach to the standards so I always have them in mind when creating :)
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Regina Giles
Regina G. re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends August-December BUNDLED
Will you have this in first grade? I teach K-2 special needs, and first grade would work well for my 1 & 2, whereas the K will work for K & 1.
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I don't current;y have one for first grade. However, serveral of the activities would work for first grade as well! The only thing that has been specific to a grade level would be the "I completed my first week of Kindergarten" awards. I can send you a preview of the packets so you can look closer! If interested just email me at taradc87@hotmail.com :)

Tara
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruth lees
Ruth L. re: Guided Reading PART 2 {Kindergarten}
Would you consider making a bundle for grade 1? I am loving what I see of your previews but feel it wouldn't be quite the right level for grade 1.
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! At this time I don't have it in the works, but it is always possible :) I do have some writing strips set two that is for sure first grade appropriate!
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

LittleMissKel
LittleMissKel  (TpT Seller) re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends {August/September Edition}
Does this packet include the "I completed my first day of kindergarten?"
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes! :)
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Michelle Lenz
Michelle L. re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends BUNDLED
When will October, November and December be added?
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
They will be added a few weeks before the month arrives! I like to base them off where my kids are at that exact time so it's easier to create a month or so out! :)
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Miranda Jackson
Miranda J. re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends BUNDLED
If we have several of the packs already, is there a discounted way to get the bundle to get the ones we don't have?
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I have just bundled just August-December for those that already have the other packets! You will get the 4 packets for 50%! Here is the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teachers-Taking-Back-Their-Weekends-August-December-BUNDLED-1332323
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Melanie Morgan - Posh Primary
Melanie Morgan - Posh Primary  (TpT Seller) re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends BUNDLED
It says "I complete my first day" in the preview. Does it actually say "I completed my first day" in the packet instead of "I complete"? Thanks so much!
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Got it corrected inside the packets! Thank you! :)
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Janis Tolly
Janis T. re: Teachers Taking Back Their Weekends BUNDLED
Do you have one for first grade?
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I don't I'm sorry!
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruth lees
Ruth L. re: Independent Are We- Ultimate Bundle for Word Work & Writing
Hi Tara! I love what I see of all of your products. I will be teaching grade 1 for the first time this year and am especially anxious about guided reading. You list that your bundles are appropriate for 1st grade but is that intended for the low level readers? I am afraid that if I purchase the bundle, it will not be at level for the majority of my readers. Could you give me a clearer picture?
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Ruth, if you want to email me at taradc87@hotmail.com I can send you some examples of what is in the bundle! :)
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karen Marcotte
Karen M. re: Guided Reading MEGA BUNDLE
I am confused. I have been buying your products right along and then see this new mega bundle. I wish that there was some way to get your mega bundle benefits for those of us who have been your loyal followers and customers all along. I like your taking back weekends packs too.
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I have notified buyers via my blog, facebook, and the mega bundle listing to contact me if they are previous owners of my guided reading packets and are interested in getting into the mega bundle! Just shoot me an email and we can look into it! :) Have a great day! Tara

taradc87@hotmail.com
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Janet Brubakken
Janet B. re: Introducing Students to Guided Reading {whole group approach}
Just looking for a spot to give a big THANKS for the new add on to the Mega Bundle! I am so please I made the big purchase because it is so worth it! What a fun surprise to see the new things you add on. Thanks for blessing us with your heart-felt talents!
Janet
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
You are so welcome! When I notice I need something for my kiddos, you get it too! :)
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

lynnesp
Buyer re: Guided Reading MEGA BUNDLE
This looks like the answer to many sleepless nights! Can you give me an idea what level readers you have created for the last few weeks of the unit? Just wondering how far the kidlets get, on average. Also, will you be adding materials or creating another unit for high fliers?
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I just added a unit yesterday :) Please email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I can send you a sample of the plans :)
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Colleen Bashforth
Colleen B. re: Kindergarten Fairy Tales Close Reads {5 Weeks Included}
Hi Tara! This looks great. I'm looking for some type of Close Read anchor chart. Is there one enclosed in this packet or do you sell one independently? Thanks, Colleen
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there Colleen,
Will you email me at taradc87@hotmail.com? Thanks!
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Matryoshka Mama
Matryoshka Mama  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tara, I'm just wondering what program you use for the editable Close reading file?

TIA, Lana :D
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there its PowerPoint :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kindergarten Frenzy
Kindergarten Frenzy  (TpT Seller)
I was looking at your blog and noticed the sound cards for you new Kinderphonics Unit (which looks fantastic). Was the clipart for the alphabet cards a custom request? I just haven't seen anything like that, but it could be used for so much!

Thanks
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes, they were made custom for this product! :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kathleen Ferguson
Kathleen F. re: Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 1-28 BUNDLED *EDITABLE*
I'm curious what range of levels would be included in this pack? I teach first grade in an inner city/high needs school, trying to figure out if this would be appropriate for my kiddos :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! It would probably help you the best to see some samples? Please email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I will send them via email! :)
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

acsajka
Buyer re: First Grade Close Reads BUNDLED {45 weeks included}
I just purchased your first grade bundle, I love it! Thanks. On day 2 of each nonfiction story you have the children complete the answer & discuss question starter, where is the question starter? I see the paper but not the question. Thank you!
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! On day two the question has already been typed into the writing template! On day three the students will answer the exit ticket by writing something new they learned for that day! :) Hope this helps!

Tara
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Mrs Orr's Kindergarten Fun
Mrs Orr's Kindergarten Fun  (TpT Seller) re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
It looks like a ton of work has gone into this! Do you know when the other units will be released.
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I'm shooting for end of summer :) This first unit does require some prep work that's why I wanted to get it loaded :)
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Donna McGregor Cox
Donna M. re: Number Sense: Classroom Resources Numbers 21-30
Hi thanks for sharing this great resource. Just wondering if you will be adding any more extensions for higher numbers e.g.up to 120?
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I'm sorry at this time I am trying to keep up with what I need for my classroom :(
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lauren Argenta
Lauren A. re: Back to School Writing Freebies {aligned to close reads}
Hi! Will you be making anymore of these for the other close reads? Thanks for the freebie! ;)
July 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I'm not quite sure! If that's an answer ;) I don't believe it would happen before back to school!
July 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jennifer Peck
Jennifer Peck  (TpT Seller) re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
Sorry, 1 more question. When all 3 are available, is it meant that unit 2 follows once 1 is complete, then 3 after 2...or at same time?
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I will complete two and post it then post three once its completed. I think that's what you were asking ? :) If not just shoot me an email to taradc87@hotmail.com
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jennifer Peck
Jennifer Peck  (TpT Seller) re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
Is this just unit 1. I noticed there were 3 (on blog I read) is this all 3 (letters a-z, sounds to words, words to sentences).
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
This is unit one! Two and three will be released towards the end of summer:)
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Alicia Marin
Alicia M.
Hello Tara. I will be teaching kindergarten in a public school after teaching first and second grade in a private school. I will be using Journeys and Envision Math. I have been reading your blog and many others about implementing centers and guided reading in kindergarten. I am wondering if you could suggest what you would buy if you were starting from scratch. I am a bit overwhelmed with all of the wonderful choices! I would like to keep my TPT budget to under $200 for guided reading, daily 5 centers and math centers. Thank you for any help you can offer.
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hey there okay these are just ideas by no means have to's ;)

My guides reading mega bundle is endless which means anything new I make for guided reading you'll get for free its $90

For literacy centers plus work on writing I offer an endless "independent are we bundle" which will get you more than enough centers for the year it's $60 I believe sorry brain warper today haha!

My math centers my deluxe bundle will get you far through the year its $17 I believe! Please email me at taradc87@hotmail.com if you have ANY questions :).Have a great weekend!
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Heather
Heather re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
This looks great. I am curious about the multimedia disk that you use as a resource.
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there heather you can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com :)
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nicole Lincoln
Nicole Lincoln  (TpT Seller) re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
Are the posters and sound cards included in this?
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes that is all includes in this unit :)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lindsey Hillerich
Lindsey Hillerich  (TpT Seller)
Tara,

Is the Kinderphonics only unit one or will it be bundled once you come out with the other units?

Thanks :)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
It will be three units. Instead of uploading a bundle without all of the pieces I decided to just discount each unit by two dollars which once all three packets are posted that will be a savings of $6. The bundle will be $36 so no extra savings past the $2 per unit. I hope that makes sense :)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Frederick
Julie F. re: KinderPhonics© Unit One Letters A-Z
This looks amazing! But what is the picture on the letter A card mean--it is of a child with a face?
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
They are letter sound cards! A say /a/! :)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kris Maehren
Kris Maehren  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tara- Your stuff is AMAZING! Love it! I'm interested in getting one of the Guided Reading packs (can't decide between the Mega & the Deluxe--would you mind e-mailing me a sample of a weekly plan so I can firmly make a choice?) In addition, I'd like to get the Close Reads bundle, but I'm curious if you'll be having any sale soon--as you know, it's quite an investment and every little bit of savings helps!
Thanks for the info~
Kris (kmaehren@ourcatholicschool.org)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Just emailed you :)
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Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer W. re: Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 1-12 BUNDLED *EDITABLE*
I love your products, but the booklets for GR will not print correctly. I get the pictures but no words.
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there Jennifer, This error occurs when using a mac. Save the document to your computer, then right click, and choose open with, then select adobe. Your mac is set to open files using Preview. That program is not compatible with TPT documents! Please email me directly if this doesn't help :) taradc87@hotmail.com

Here is a link where TpT explains this issue: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-c15-a86.html
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Lauren White
Lauren W. re: Guided Reading & RTI {Kindergarten} DELUXE BUNDLE
I really love the bundle, but I am having problems seeing some of the pages. I just have a black smudge across where words are suppose to be. Please help, so that I can utilize this in my classroom next year.
Thank you,
Lauren White
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there Lauren, This error occurs when using a mac. Save the document to your computer, then right click, and choose open with, then select adobe. Your mac is set to open files using Preview. That program is not compatible with TPT documents! Please email me directly if this doesn't help :) taradc87@hotmail.com

Here is a link where TpT explains this issue: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-c15-a86.html
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catherine simon
Catherine S.
I just purchased your Ready, Set, Kindergarten introduction to ELA....I downloaded it and when I opened it there was nothing.....the pages are blank.....
July 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I just tested the download and everything was there! It sounds like you might have an adobe issue or a mac issue. If using a mac save the file, then right click open with adobe. If this isn't the problem please email me personally at taradc87@hotmail.com and I will send it via email! Blank pages are no fun! :)
Tara
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Lisa McLeRoy
Lisa M. re: FREEBIE Letter Names & Sounds Writing Strips Sets
Hi Tara-

I just downloaded your freebie (Letter Names and Sounds Writing Strips). Thanks! I haven't actually used them yet but am excited to try them in my writing center this fall. Just wanted you to know that the letter "Xx" is missing from all the strips. Didn't know if you knew that or if you have a revised edition.
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I will check on it, thanks! :)
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keiferla
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I guess I can't imagine needing more than 50 weeks. :) Is it possible to still get it at $20 today?
July 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
50 weeks does make it really hard to choose from! I went back and forth on several before deciding on which I would teach! I'm sorry that you just missed the big sale! :( I do always put my store on sale when TpT throws their site wide sales!:)

Tara
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keiferla
Buyer
I was referring to the Kindergarten Close Reading Bundle. I had seen it discounted recently and signed back on to get it, but it seems I waited too long.
July 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Oops sorry! At this time the bundle will stay at 50 weeks. If I decide to add some weeks you will for sure get them for free :)
July 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Angel Fleming
Angel F. re: Common Core Math Practice Sheets ENDLESS BUNDLE
I love this bundle, but I haven't noticed any updates since I purchased it. Will you be adding anything to this pack before school starts?
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I will add to this bundle sporadically throughout the year as I create resources my students are needing at the time! Thanks :)
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rnickel
Buyer
Hi Tara! I would like to buy your mega bundle while it is 30% off! but I have bought your black individual bundles for weeks 1-20 what is the difference between the two purchases? Thanks Robyn
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Robyn those are included in the mega bundle. You can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com so we can chat more :)

Tara
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My First Grade Gems
My First Grade Gems  (TpT Seller) re: First Grade Close Reads BUNDLED {45 weeks included}
I am confused about the difference between the Teacher led close reads and the student led? Can you explain that a little more? I teach first grade. Thanks!
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Just my own defitnition is that student led is where the students read the article or passage themselves. With my teacher led close reads the teacher reads the book aloud to the kiddos. Hope this helps:) Tara
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lbushey99
Buyer re: Guided Reading MEGA BUNDLE
I am interested in your Guided Reading and Daily 5 bundle, but am wondering if your lesson plans are specific to the Guided Reading books you use in your classroom (Journeys and Rigby )? My collection of books is more limited. Also, how long did it take you to create this bundle and teach at the same time? I'm amazed at all of your work you've put on TPT? Where do you find the time? It's a compliment to you and others like you!
Lisa
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! My guided reading lessons and books are completely independent of a series. I created all of the books myself! I hope that helps :) If you would like to see a sample week email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

Thank you for the compliment! My husband and I don't have any kiddos so I spend most of my free time working on packets :)
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lbushey99
Buyer re: Guided Reading MEGA BUNDLE
I am interested in this bundle, but am wondering if your Guided Reading plans are specific to the Guided Reading books(Journeys and Rigby books) that you use in your classroom?Unfortunately my library of books is more limited.
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! My guided reading lessons and books are completely independent of a series. I created all of the books myself! I hope that helps :) If you would like to see a sample week email me at taradc87@hotmail.com
July 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Dawn Garlow
Dawn G.
Do you have Close Read Printables for Kindergarten?
July 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! The only printables for the students in the K packet are the cumulative writing templates. The first grade packet has a lot more paper/pencil activities. Please fell free to email me with any questions you might still have! taradc87@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Tara
July 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sara Foint
Sara F.
Tara, thank you for getting back to me. Is there anyway you could send me a sample of a lesson in your kindergarten guided reading packet? I just want to see what it looks like! sfoint@gmail.com
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Just sent! :)
July 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sara Foint
Sara F.
Hi Tara,
I have been struggling with small group reading and I've been teaching K going on five years now. Our school does not follow guided reading but the Scott Foresman lessons are horrible. I really feel that your guided reading bundle might be just the thing to make me feel more confident and not so discouraged when it comes time for small groups next school year. I have a question regarding the bundle, does it all jive together? For example, in your step by step lesson plans for kindergarten, do the lessons incorporate the other parts of your bundle? Just curious.... thanks so much!
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes they do! You don't have to have my other pieces to make the step by step lessons work, but I do I reference those other packets that are in the bundles during the step by step weeks. There are enough "extra" activities that you will be able to use them for small group, rti, or center time if needed! Always feel free to email me at taradc87@hotmail.com if you have any other questions :) Thanks!
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karen Grant
Karen G.
I am teaching 2nd grade and am looking for Close Reading for that level. I noticed you have a K and a 1st grade packet- are you thinking of making a 2nd grade?
Thanks so much!
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there not at this time but you can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I can send you a preview to see if it would work for your kiddos :)
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nicole Watling
Nicole W.
Hi there,
I'm interested in buying the guided reading mega pack. I have a year 1 class which has a range of abilities from level 3 (know all their sounds and most cvc words) to independent readers. Do you think this pack would be suitable. Any chance you could send me a preview.
Cheers
Nicole
June 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I do believe it would work great! I can for sure send you additional previews! Can you email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

Thanks :)
June 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach Kindergarten in mid-size school district in Missouri.

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My teaching style is that of balanced literacy, techonology, hands-on, and all the while following district curriculum!

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I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementay Education.

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