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NEWLY UPDATED and much improved: Help students become active readers of nonfiction and guide them in how to glean the big ideas from information...
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Contains explanations and graphic representations of 5 different text structures: problem solution, comparison, chronological/sequential, cause-e...
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This packet contains a character change chart for students to use in analyzing how a character changes across a book. It can be enlarged and used...
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Instill a love of reading from the beginning of the year with these readers' notebook journal prompts and quotation posters. You can use these in...
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This bulletin board set of test-prep strategies helps you prepare students for testing in a way that matches reader's workshop. Use this bulletin...
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These Comprehension Minilesson Menu cards are meant to serve as visuals for your students as you teach lessons in comprehension, accuracy, fluenc...
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This 4 pg newsletter is detailed on 2 alternatives to long division. The rectangle divisions method and short division method are explained in de...
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This powerpoint introduces a definition of revision to help teachers explain what revision is and inspire students to develop their stamina to re...
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This set of 3 posters and student handout was created for minilessons to push students' to higher level thinking in reading. After talking about ...
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You might be wondering how you can inspire your students to believe they are writers this year, and in turn, help them become invested in improvi...
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This unit of writing can be used in multiple ways for multiple purposes. The final product is a classroom speech competition, but without this c...
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This powerpoint is used to teach students how to pay attention to an author's signaling of important vocabulary in an informational/nonfiction te...
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This contains a graphic organizer for helping students conceptualize and distinguish different genres. It breaks down fiction and nonfiction into...
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This 3-4 week reading unit includes a reader's statement and graphic organizers that could be used for any HISTORICAL FICTION unit. I have includ...
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I have bundled my best English Language Arts products for a ~BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL~ Each of these products will either help you launch the year ...
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Ready? Set, Go! and Slow down, then Stop and Think :) The comprehension stoplight helps students think about different levels of thinking that r...
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This student minilesson sheet for reading focuses on archetypes, which I defined as a "character type that reoccurs in many stories." The readers...
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This student minilesson sheet for reading focuses on questions that readers ask when trying to read a text critically. Check out my blog for lin...
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Teach your students how to solve multi-step word problems with this graphic organizer. This download includes: * a model/graphic organizer for ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 9th year of teaching. Most of my teaching experience has been in 5th grade, but I taught 4th grade for two years and looped with those classes. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and received National Boards Certification in Middle Childhood. Being an elementary teacher, I teach all subject areas and think about ways to engage children in content through collaboration and discussion.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach through reader's and writer's workshops. I teach in small groups as much as possible in reading and math. I often develop activities that allow students to work in partners or small groups to encourage discussion and allow them to learn from one another. The importance of vocabulary instruction is also embedded in my teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher of Year, 2010-2011 Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Board Member

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from NCSU

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