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Here it is! After many requests I have now finished the ELA Skill Checks! There are 30 skill checks included in the packet. Each skills chec...
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Number Bonds continued! These packet go along great with my number bond cards and number bond practice pages! This would be Step 3 of the packe...
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Writing Super Pack {10 activities} Inside the Packet: - Activity #1 Making Lists {6 versions} - Activity #2 Labeling { 6 versions} - Activity #3...
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1:1 Tracking/Correspondence in Reading After many requests for additional 1:1 activites I have compiled additional 1:1 practice! If you're inte...
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Common Core Subtraction Story Problems {part 2} K.OA.2: These 5 story problem worksheets have been written with simple text. Students will be a...
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Guided Reading {Kindergarten} BUNDLE Save $2 by purchasing the bundle! Guided Reading PACK 1 {Kindergarten}:
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Reading Comprehension for Young Learners {pack of 5 stories} Inside the packet: - 5 Teacher scripted stories & corresponding student reading...
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Addition Practice Sheets {Counting On} Common Core Aligned: K.OA.1 Inside the Packet: -6 counting on practice sheets
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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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Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 1-4 BUNDLED **NOW EDITABLE** Edit the lesson plan template to meet your personalized class...
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Common Core aligned snack? Yes please!! This packet contains 22 snack mats. Laminate for repeated use or print on paper for a 1 time use. Eac...
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Common Core Addition Story Problems {part 2} K.OA.2: These 5 story problem worksheets have been written with simple text. Students will be able...
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Tally Marks {a mini unit} Tally Marks are a great way for students to show their answers. With the Common Core we are encouraging students to s...
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Subtraction Practice Sheets {Within 10} Common Core Aligned: K.OA.1 Inside the Packet: -6 within 10 subtraction practice sheets
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Winter Literacy Centers {pack of 5 activities}: These fun and engaging centers will keep your little ones busy through the winter! Use for lite...
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Common Core Questioning Math Jar- Kindergarten: Feel the importance to review DAILY common core ways of thinking? Then, this product is for you...
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Addition & 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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Common Core {Kindergarten Math Vocab list and cards}: Here is another fabulous Kindergarten Common Core product! The vocabulary or "language...
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Kara Goodwin  (TpT Seller) re: Common Core Addition Word Problems Sums to 20 Multiple Addends 1.OA.1
This really applies more to 1.OA.2 too if I'm not mistaken. Could you include that on the worksheets?
April 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Do you mean the label on the worksheet? I've actually gone away from labeling them and have been removing them as I update. You can also email me at taradc87@hotmail.com
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Buyer re: CVC Writing Strips 2
Hi Tara, will you bundle these? Thanks
April 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes! Last set will be added this afternoon and I'll bundle :)
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Erica W. re: "Wand"erful Guiding Reading Activities
This is probably a stupid question, but how exactly are you using the magnet wands with this? I have tons of wands and magnet chips already.
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I just posted several pictures of my kiddos using their wands here: www.littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com Basically the kids use their magnetic wand to "clear the board" or when stretching words to blend them back together. Feel free to email me for more information :)

Tara
taradc87@hotmail.com
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Buyer
Hi Tara!

I purchased your Common Core Addition/Subtraction Word Problems to 20 (Blank Version). In addition to using the number line, part-part whole, and drawing a picture as strategies in the problem solving process, I also encourage my students to use the ten frame(s). I was wondering if you could modify your template to include the use of ten frames. Thank you so much for sharing your products.
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! You can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com
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Wheeler's Workshop
Wheeler's Workshop  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tara. I had a question about your close reading text.. Do you use outside resources and have to cite
them for copyright issues or do you write the articles yourself? I would like to start writing close read text for primary grades so I just wanted to know. Thanks!
April 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! You can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

Thanks!
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Buyer re: Teacher! Teacher! How do I spell.....?
What are the dimensions of the cards and the headers? Can they be made smaller?
April 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
The header cards are 5.5 by 4.5. The word cards are 4 by 1.5!

Thanks
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Buyer re: Literacy & Math Centers Binder Covers {Freebie}
Tara, are you using the 3in. binders? Approximately how many binders did it take to do the whole year? Also how many activities do put out each day?
Thanks!
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yes they are 3 inch binders and I currently have 2! I have 4 literacy center baskets. I have 2 activities in each basket!
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Addition & Subtraction Story Problems {Theme Packs} ENDLESS BUNDLE
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the insect packet!! :) Printed and ready for next week! :)
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
No problem at all!!! :)

Tara
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Buyer re: Addition & Subtraction Story Problems {Theme Packs} ENDLESS BUNDLE
Hi! Would you consider putting together a set of story problems with an insect theme? :) I've purchased the "endless bundle" so perhaps add it to the bundle?? :) LOVE your work! Thank you!!!
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Sure thing will work on this! :)

Update: 4/12 I just added this packet to the bundle!!! :D

Tara
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Stephanie Z. re: Math Fun with a Deck of Cards
Hi Tara! I LOVE all of your products! I was thinking about purchasing this and giving all my kiddos this and a deck of cards for their good-bye gift. I am very limited on how many copies I have left this year:(. How many of the 27 pages would I need to coy to send home with them? Thanks so much!
April 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there and what a cute idea!!! :) I have included black/white and color images in the packet so about 13-14 is what you would need, but you could decide of those which you want!

Thanks,
Tara
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Daisy Days for Learning
Daisy Days for Learning  (TpT Seller)
Tara, I am very interested in your close read bundle to use for next year. I have a few questions before I purchase. First, will I need only one copy of the books or will I need a copy for each student in my group? Also, is the version (author) of the book important to the packs? I know some of the books (especially the nursery rhymes) have different versions and authors. I just want to make sure that I have access to the correct materials before I purchase. Thanks!
April 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! You will only need one copy for yourself! The nursery rhymes would be the ones I would say you could get my without the exact version. Although, you know how different some nursery rhyme version can be! :) I tried to go with the most popular author for the nursery rhymes, but I know that isn't always the version we already have our hands on. I got mine at Barnes and Noble, they also sell the nursery rhyme collection by that author! Feel free to email me directly with any other questions that might arise! :) taradc87@hotmail.com

Thanks so much,
Tara
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Dana W.
Tara, will you be adding any step by step guided reading plans past week 20? They are fantastic!
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Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there Dana! Currently I'm not making any additional packets. My summer goal will be to add 10 more weeks :)
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Cynthia J.
Can you please tell me if you have a powerpoint companion to go along with the "Ready, Set Kindergarten" pack? I would like to present the pack during a meeting for incoming Kindergarten meeting that we are going to host in May. Thank you.
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! My powerpoint isn't secured, as in I cannot share it because of the clip art terms of use. However, you can also display a PDF like you downloaded off of TpT onto a smartboard!
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Angela P.
Hi Tara, I purchased the addition subtraction story problem bundle and downloaded per your directions for Macs yet my final downloads have the watermark of preview through the middle of every one of the 60 pages. It doesn't show up on the computer but when it printed, it showed up. Help.
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I have never heard of this, but I use a PC. Please email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I will send the packets to you that way!

Tara
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Tracy S. re: Kindergarten Timed Mixed Add/Subtraction Test
thank you for the update! i appreciate it!!!
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
No problem at all! :)
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Buyer re: Addition & Subtraction Word Problems {Super Pack- PART 2}
Tara, In this product you have addition number stories that have a sum that is more than 10. How do your students show this on the number line when the number lines only go to ten?
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
The files that were in that link have number lines to 20
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Buyer re: Addition & Subtraction Word Problems {Super Pack- PART 2}
Hi, love the activities, but was wondering how do you use the number line when the sum is more than 10?
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Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Here is a link to product with sums to 20 or 100! :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tara-West/Search:sums%20to%2020

Tara
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Erica N.
I just downloaded your common core addition & subtraction story problems super pack 1. When I printed it, on the story problem pages, none of the words are showing up. Any ideas on how I can fix that?
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Here is a link from TpT's support team: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-There-are-black-lines-where-images-should-be-c15-a86.html

I advise MAC users to save the document, go back into your saved files, right click on the file you want to open, select open with, select adode. Your MAC is attempting to open with Preview, which is not compatible with TpT documents. If this doesn't work feel free to email me at taradc87@hotmail.com
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Alice C.
Hi Tara, I purchased the counting on math set and wanted to let you know one problem is duplicated. It's the 5 + 5 shape page, it's listed as the first problem and the last problem.
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I just got this edited! You can download the new version now :)

Tara
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Tracy S. re: Kindergarten Timed Mixed Add/Subtraction Test
Hi Tara-
I purchased this mixed addition and subtraction timed tests packet. I was wondering, the first three pages are a full page of addition only. Do you have any with subtraction only on a full page? Would you consider adding that to this packet? I'm looking for the same thing as your addition pages in this packet- not the mixed half sheets, just something with only subtraction on a full sheet. I think it has 20 problems. Hopefully I'm not missing it.
Thank you Tracy
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I just got this added :) You can download the latest version now!

Tara
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Heather M. re: Kindergarten Close Reads BUNDLED {35 weeks included}
Hi, I was wondering how much time you devote to close reads each day -- or per week. I love this bundle and really want to purchase it, but not sure if I have the time each day since I don't have an all day kinder class. Where in your day do you put this? Do you do a separate readers' workshop as well? Thanks so much for any help on this. P.S. I love your products!
April 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there Heather! We do our close reads during reader's workshop. It can range between 15-30 minutes. It just depends on how the lesson is going. As far as the other parts...like more of the writing and content that would depend on if you wanted to do more of a theme study. We do add in the content and writing so that takes over those blocks of time. I hope this wasn't confusing. Really with close reads you can make them as big or small as you want! :) Please feel free to email me at taradc87@hotmail.com if you have any other questions!

Tara
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Nicole T.
I was wondering how this was going? Any progress on the math skills check 23-30 :) I'm on lesson 23 that's why I'm asking. Thank you soooooo much!!!!

Hello there! I bought the Common Core Aligned ELA skills check and LOVE it!!!!!! I also downloaded the freebie math skills check-thank you! I love that too! Any possible way you would make the math skills check go 23-30? So it matches the ELA ones (ex-I give lesson 1 and math skills 1 together). I like to give one of each, each week. Whatever it costs is fine. I just don't want to cut and paste and try to make my own :) Let me know
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I have yet to get more of these started yet :( Like you I'm a busy teacher and my plans and ideas don't always get accomplished when I'd like them too!
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Joyce D.
Tara,

How do you arrange your books for printing? I know I read it somewhere, but can't find it now!
Thanks,
Joyce deYoung
March 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I keep all of my guided reading books, writing prompts, etc in a binder according to the week :)
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Buyer re: Kindergarten Fiction Close Read FREEBIE
I really love your packet!! Do you have any for 1st grade?
March 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I have several first grade teachers using these packets! I just label as K since that's what I teach. You can download my freebie fiction and nonfiction packet to see if its something you think your firsties would love :)
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Michelle Childress  (TpT Seller) re: Addition Story Problems aligned to Common Core {Freebie}
I love the lily pad addition! I would love an addition pack with just problems like that with different pictures at the bottom (spring, summer) Or do you have one and I just don't see it?
Thanks for your wonderful work!
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Here is another packet: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Addition-to-10-manipulatives-included-591558
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Cori Newman  (TpT Seller) re: Kindergarten Close Reads BUNDLED {35 weeks included}
I am new to close reading, so forgive me if this is a dumb question...do you re-read the story to the students each day before you do the focused activity/discussions or do you only read the book on that first day?
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I reread the book on days 1 and 2. The test of the week I will reread portions needed. Not a dumb question!:)
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Ladybees and Butterfrogs
Ladybees and Butterfrogs  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tara,
I want to purchase one your guided reading bundles. However, my question is -
what is the difference between the GR & RTI Deluxe Bundle and the Kindergarten Step by Step GR Week 1-20 bundled?

Thank you
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! The step by step bundle offers detailed plans for your guided reading plans, books, and writing templates! The Deluxe bundle offers several fun and engaging activities for letter naming, sounds, phoneme segmentation, and nonsense words! Hope this helps! :)
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Sheri Y.
Hi Tara! I emailed you previously about my hard drive crashing. I just noticed I bought Daily & Weekly Reflective Response Sheets & Independent Listening Center Activity too. Please could you resend it to me? I would forever be in your debt!
Thank you,
Sheri
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March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I can if I have your email. However, Tpt saves all of your documents on your account. Go to my purchases or click the link to the packet and it will say download. You can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com
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Sheri Y.
My hard drive crashed and I lost my Writing Super Pack {10 activities}. I previously purchased it Feb. 6, 2013. Info: Customer Id: 17344
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Sub-Total: $7.50
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Is there a way you could resend me the file?
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
I can if I have your email. However, Tpt saves all of your documents on your account. Go to my purchases or click the link to the packet and it will say download. You can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

:)
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Hi Tara,

I recently purchased your common core math addition/subtraction word problems set. I am trying to download it on a MAC and the word problems are not coming out. I am able to see the first page, but then the words are blurred out by a black box. Do you know why this may be the case?

Thanks,
Sara
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Here is a link from TpT's support team: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-There-are-black-lines-where-images-should-be-c15-a86.html

I advise MAC users to save the document, go back into your saved files, right click on the file you want to open, select open with, select adode. Your MAC is attempting to open with Preview, which is not compatible with TpT documents. If this doesn't work feel free to email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

Thanks!
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Barbara M. re: Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 13-16 BUNDLED *EDITABLE*
Hi...I love these books and activities. I was just curious what reading level do you think the books are for each week?
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Because there is a bl, on, and above levels of each book they range from a 2-6 :)
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Melissa L. re: Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 1-20 BUNDLED *EDITABLE*
Does this week 1-20 bundle include the guided reading pack 1 and 2 or are those seperate? I have both in my cart and just dont want to duplicate. :)
THanks so much!!!
March 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
No it doesn't include those :)
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Samantha M. re: What Comes Before & After Practice Sheets
I just bought your Common Core Math Practice Sheets ENDLESS BUNDLE. On this page it says this product is included in the bundle, but I don't think I got it. I don't see it in folder.
March 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Sorry about that! Just got it added! You can re-download the packet!
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Buyer re: Spring Literacy Centers
Do you have spring math centers? If so, could you give me the link to it please? Thanks!
March 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there so far I just have the literacy themed packets! :( It's my goal for the summer!
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Nadine P. re: Kindergarten Close Reads BUNDLED {35 weeks included}
Hi Tara. While this product is truly awesome I misunderstood the type of contents. I thought that the actual texts were included in the packets. Can I return the product please?
March 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Sellers are unable to offer refunds. You have to contact TPT for refunds. I'm not sure what their standards are since it was labeled in the item description that you will need your own copy of the texts. Sorry about that! I know it's an extra expense to get the books but you could ask around your school and I'm sure you would find the books! :) Your students will benefit greatly by these lessons. Yes, some sellers are inlcuding "articles" in their packets, nothing is the same as REAL picture books!
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Nicky L.
Hi,
I just bought your subtraction take away from and the pdf is missing information. How do I get a corrected version?
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Here is a link to help TpT offers for this exact thing: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-There-are-black-lines-where-images-should-be-c15-a86.html

You can also email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I can send it via email :)
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Buyer
Thank you so much!
My email address is: rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

Thank you again! Rachael
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Just emailed you!
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Buyer
Hi Tara,
I am following you on pinterest and saw the great set of number and color word freebie you posted but when I click the link to your TPT page, I can't find the set to download!? They are perfect for a lesson next week I"m doing!
Thanks for your help in finding them!
Rachael
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I can send them to you no biggie! Send me an email to taradc87@hotmail.com :)
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Hi Tara,
Just wanted to email you directly about Close Reading Bundle-- Is that possible?
Thanks!
Cara
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I do have a close read bundle. Not sure if that's what you were asking :).If not feel free to email me at taradc87@hotmail com
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Barbara M. re: Kindergarten Close Reads BUNDLED {35 weeks included}
Hi, I was wondering if you had any pictures to go with the vocabulary for each week? If not, where do you get your pictures? I teach special ed so I would love to have pictures to go with the words, especially since they have a hard time drawing. Thanks!
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! When it comes to selling there are specific copyright laws we must follow. I can only sell images that I've purchased and according to their terms of use most images can not "stand alone" which means they need to be in a worksheet, etc. I use google images to search for images that I use in my classroom only. However, even for in my classroom I hit images, then select the "gear" and choose "free to use/share." Just so I do not lift any images that are not okay to use. That's completely up to you on that part. Sorry that was so confusing! :)

Tara
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The 2 Teaching Divas
The 2 Teaching Divas  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! Those are great ideas! I love your products and have recommended that my teachers (I am a facilitator) check out your products. We have been doing some PD on Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions. And what you have included in your resources is awesome and aligns perfectly with what we have been learning. Thank you! I taught kindergarten for many years and it is amazing what they can do! Your products help teachers focus their instruction! And that means YOU are impacting many students!! Thank you!! Keep up the good work!
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Thanks :) I write on my blog that I'm still learning from my classroom what kiddos need for a close read. I will for sure add pieces as we go along :)

Thanks for your purchase :)

Tara
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The 2 Teaching Divas
The 2 Teaching Divas  (TpT Seller) re: Kindergarten Fairy Tales Close Reads {5 Weeks Included}
Tara,
I am sorry. I did see the comment about the same format, but I misunderstood. I thought it meant: Day 1 read aloud, Day 2: vocabulary, Day 3: Text dependent questions. I didn't realize that it was the same activity. I feel like these are very good. I am sorry that I misunderstood.
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Yeah I was just clarifying :) My close read time is during a readers workshop, about 15-20 minutes. We spend decent time on the lesson, but then move along with our day. We follow up during our content time with additional activities. Close reads are mostly about the students talking with one another. On vocabulary day I read the book again and students raise their hands for unknown words. I also have them turn and talk to discuss the words and how we use context clues. I don't really find worksheets to be beneficial for this. You can have the students write down unknown words on sticky notes or in their journals. They can also write the definition in the journal.

Thanks :)

Tara
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Gloria S. re: Kindergarten Nonfiction Close Reads {10 Weeks Included}
I am unable to get your preview to load. Do you know if there is a problem or if it is my computer? Thanks!
March 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I have the same issues sometimes now that TPT has updated the way previews download. I am not home right now or I could email it to you. You can click my alternate packets and try one of their previews. In the preview you will find a sample of what the lessons look like and a list of books. You might try it again and hopefully it will work this time!

Tara
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Cindy Jensen  (TpT Seller) re: Kindergarten Nonfiction Close Reads {10 Weeks Included}
Do these come with printable books, or do they require specific library or purchased books?
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
These are based on copyrighted books. You have to provide your own texts :) The list of texts required is in the preview.
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Buyer re: Addition & Subtraction Word Problems {Super Pack}
I ordered and downloaded but got black smear marks and not any words on the worksheets. I downloaded a few other items that I purchased with no problems. I am really looking forward to using this with my K's. Please help!
March 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Here is a link to help TpT offers for this exact thing: https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-There-are-black-lines-where-images-should-be-c15-a86.html

You can also email me at taradc87@hotmail.com and I can send it via email :)
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Buyer re: Kindergarten Nonfiction Close Reads {10 Weeks Included}
Does this packet include a close read for a plant book? Thanks!
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! It is called from Seed to Plant :)
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Buyer re: Kindergarten Fiction Close Read FREEBIE
The packet mentioned a vocabulary page for the students to fill in. Is this only available in the packet for purchase?
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Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
It has been added :)
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Buyer re: Kindergarten Close Reads BUNDLED {35 weeks included}
I'd love to buy the bundle but I already bought the Fiction Close Reads. Is there a way two purchase the other two at a discounted rate?
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Hi there!I sell all three packets bundled together. If you'd like that bundle you can contact me at taradc87@hotmail.com
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Buyer
Hey, I purchased the decomposing numbers practice sheet but I have had trouble downloading it. I updated my adobe and I tried a different computer. Any help?
March 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
Here is a link for support or you can email me at taradc87@hotmail.com

https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/Why-my-PDF-blurry-There-are-black-lines-where-images-should-be-c15-a86.html
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Mahaley W.
I recently purchased your bundled close reads. I was laminating the colored character pieces and noticed that there isn't a colored version of page 32 in the fairy tale close reads (it is from the Little Red Hen - the bread, wheat, flour). Do you happen to have a colored copy of that page? If not I can color the other page but I wanted to check. Thanks.
March 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Tara West
Tara West  (TpT Seller)
The cards have been added! :)
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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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Married in 2008- no kiddos quite yet! Check out my blog: http://littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlemindsatwork If you are having trouble downloading any of my products or freebies please feel free to contact me via email at: taradc87@hotmail.com and I will send it to you right away. Also, feel free to email me with any other questions! Click here for TpT Blurry Download Support