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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Please try to get an answer to me about extension 4. The students are starting to get finished. Thanks
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Buyer re: Area~Multiply Divide Fractions House Plans Theme Word Problems Task Cards
With extension 4 I do not understand where the 54 is coming from. The extra for the master bedroom is 16 x 6 and the storage closet is 1 x 3. Add those together I get 99. Then add that to 1040. I get 1139 as a total. Am I doing something wrong???
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Buyer re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Is it possible to get an answer key if I purchase this? I read the reviews and it seems that lots of people are asking for one.
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I have not created an answer key for this product. The linked resources within provide information for students to use in their research. It is all pretty straight forward as to the parts and functions of different systems. Hope this helps and thanks for considering this product.
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Mrs Sea  (TpT Seller) re: Math Around USA Division w Regions, Coastlines & Land Area 5NFB7
Thank you! I was using the two "packets" separately; I didn't realize the answer recording sheet was, well, a recording sheet. I need to pay better attention! ;). Thanks again!
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Downloaded file after purchase. When opened most words are missing. Shows up blurred. Can see graphic though (I think all graphics show, not sure though).--saw suggestion below. will try that.
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Mrs Sea
Mrs Sea  (TpT Seller) re: Math Around USA Division w Regions, Coastlines & Land Area 5NFB7
Hi! This might be a ridiculous question, but are students supposed to look up the land areas and shore line distances, or are those figures included within here somewhere? I am probably being dense, but I can't seem to understand where they find the information (aside from me copying total land areas from the answer key). Thanks for your help!
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mrs Sea,

The questions are designed to provide more challenge than the average task card or word problem. As such, there are some questions in the card that may need to be answered before a previous question can be answered. I designed these cards this way to encourage students to read everything first and to also get them to start thinking about what problems would be easier to solve.

Some cards need to be read all the way through before students can begin solving problems because info later in the card is needed to solve for a previous question. These are marked with a star on the card (#'s 8-9).

If you look at card 1, students first have to change the expanded form provided at the top to standard form. This information is then needed to solve for A, B, C, etc. The cards are meant to make students work hard, think hard, and do multiple steps. I'll tell ya, when we used them this year, I finally realized that it was better for my sake if I started with all students working the same card. Very challenging if that is what you are looking for!
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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teaching in room 22  (TpT Seller) re: Area~Multiply Divide Fractions House Plans Theme Word Problems Task Cards
On page 14 of the math cards there needs to be a space between the two words list and to.
March 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Thinking of Teaching  (TpT Seller) re: ELA Back to School Bundle {7 Top Sellers} Special Discount!
Hello, I just purchased your ELA Back to School Bundle- The Love of Language Common Core Vocabulary Acquisition file was not in the bundle and the character trait definition cards only shows one page of cards. Could you help me with this? Thanks.
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi I am so sorry to take weeks to get back to you! I just downloaded this directly from TPT to check the file that is uploaded. You are absolutely right that the "Love of Language" file was not in the bundle. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have uploaded a new zip file and it is now included.

The character trait file should work fine. Please be sure that you are not viewing it in a preview format rather than downloading it.

"If you purchased a PDF and it is blurry after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
March 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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On extension 0ne - I am having a problem coming up with the answer to match the answer key. I have 208 - 58 1/2 - 26 = 123 1/2 Could you help me? Also, #24 in the answer key needs to show division. Thanks
February 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question/feedback. Looking back over the document, I think you are correct with your work on Extension 1. I agree that #24 is a division equation. I will make the corrections as soon as possible!
February 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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I purchased 8 geometry vocabulary activities, but the download only has blurry lines across the pages. Can you send me a new document?
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I apologize that you are having trouble getting this file to load properly. Please see the directions below for downloading purchases from TPT:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is blurry after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Sarah A. re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Would this be good for 2nd grade or is this too in depth for them?
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sarah, because the templates in the encyclopedia are pretty open ended, I do not think it would be too in depth of research. You may choose to omit some of the sheets and that would decrease the level of difficulty. If you buy this product and see a way you would like it to be modified to better meet the needs of your students, please let me know and I will create a new file for you and email it to you so that you have what you need. Thank you for your interest. You should also check out my blog--lifeloveliteracy.blogspot.com where I have listed activities to do with each body system. Just click on the "human body" tag on the right side of my blog.
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

PrepToon - Bring Math to Life using visuals
Hi,

Did you check my response on your question about PrepToon CD? Would love to send you a revised version.

Thanks,
Ruchira Modi
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Yvette R. re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Hi, I was wondering if you have a completed one that I could look at and refer to, it would be really helpful. Maybe a student sample or an answer key of some sort.
November 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Joanne Gucwa  (TpT Seller)
Hi! I just purchased the body system research packet, although it seems to have not downloaded correctly. what can I do so that it downloads properly?!
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I apologize that you are having trouble getting this file to load properly. Please see the directions below for downloading purchases from TPT:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is blurry after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lori F. re: Math Around the USA Rounding and Different Number Forms 5NBT3 5NBT4
I purchased this set and love it, but when I went to print the answer keys for the students to self-check, I noticed that there is no page of answers for cards #17-32. I checked my download, and they aren't on there. Is there a missing page? Is there any way I can get that? Thanks! Lori Farnsworth
November 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Check pg 20. It is a 2 column chart with 17-32 on the second half of the page. Thanks!
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Buyer re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
i just downloaded my purchase and the file had errors. can you help? many of the words and pictures are just fuzzy black boxes. i tried downloading more than once but the same errors appear. do you have any suggestions?
October 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I apologize that you are having trouble getting this file to load properly. Please see the directions below for downloading purchases from TPT:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
October 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello,

I just purchased your 5th grade body systems encyclopedia template and when I opened it the graphics are there, but where there was text is a blurred line and it seems as though the graphics shifted onto the wrong page. Looks like a great template, but I would really like it to download right. Any ideas?

Thanks
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I apologize that you are having trouble getting this file to load properly. Please see the directions below for downloading purchases from TPT:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Words Their Way Word Searches Letter-Name Alphabetic Spellers K-2nd
Thank you so so much! And right now I'm the only one that will be using this so I only need one license. But I will certainly spread the word about them and maybe you could get more buyers in my district :-) I was planning on purchasing every level because I teach 2nd grade and I surprisingly have students on derivational relations! (so I should be over the $20 P.O. minimum!) Thank you so much for getting back to me! I'm going to wait until you post the new Letter Name Alphabetic before I purchase because my 2nd graders can handle the full list! Thank you thank you!!
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I uploaded the uppergrades version of the Letter Name Alphabetic spellers last night! Thanks for your interest. Please let me know if I can do anything else to help you in your classroom!

Tammy
lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com
lifeloveliteracy.blogspot.com
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Words Their Way Word Searches Letter-Name Alphabetic Spellers K-2nd
Hello,

I would like to buy this and my school offered to buy it for me. I know this is a crazy question, but would you accept Purchase Orders?
September 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi, great question. You threw me off for a second, and then I remembered that TPT offers a purchase order option at checkout. When you get to the payment options at checkout, you can choose to use a school purchase order. However, you have to spend at least $20 to use this option. Remember that if multiple teachers want to use the product, then you must purchase multiple licenses, but additional licenses are at a reduced cost. If the $20 minimum is an issue, my school has often let me make the purchases myself (with a debit or credit card) and the reimbursed me. TPT produces a nice receipt for their records.

Also, I noticed you are interested in purchasing the Letter-Name Alphabetic Spellers set, which I created for lower grades by using 1/2 of each list for the puzzles. Today and tomorrow, I am working on the more advanced version where all words from the Letter-Name Alphabetic spellers lists will be in the word searches. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to wait for that version to be available. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com

Thanks!
Tammy
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Buyer re: Math Around the USA Numbers Operations Base 10 5NBT1 5NBT2 5NBT3a
When I try to open this it says, "application not found." I bought a couple other items at the same time and I did not have problem downloading them. Any suggestions?
September 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi, I am not sure what is happening with this file and wonder if you have been able to get it to open properly. I would attempt to download it from another computer. If you are unable to get it to work, you may email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will send you each file individually rather than in the zip file. Thanks for your purchases!
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Buyer re: Planning Template for Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
Do you have an email I can reach you at? Mine is meggan.evans@evergreenps.org
I want to ask you about some resources!! :)
September 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Meghan, my email is lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Amy Gilmer  (TpT Seller)
I am a new fourth grade and my school is requiring me to do word study, but I don't have any resources. Can I use these to build or do I need something else as well? I have been trained on Words Their Way but have only used it in a first grade classroom. I have never seen it done in the upper grades and the other teachers on my team are "Stuck" in the old way of doing spelling - rote memorization and drill of a list of 10 words...HELP!

I am grateful to any advice you can give me. Please email me at emilygram@gmail.com

THANKS!!!!!
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I just purchased your theme pack. The majority of the pages are blank. NO themes..
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I appologize that you are having trouble getting this file to load properly. Please see the directions below for downloading purchases from TPT:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not fix your issue, please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will try to see how I can help.
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Hi -
I emailed you also to get the summer slide docs emailed. I have a program to open zip files and it keeps giving me an error and telling me to load the last disc?
I grabbed your email from another post. Thanks!
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

teaching in room 22
teaching in room 22  (TpT Seller) re: Math Around the USA Numbers Operations Base 10 5NBT1 5NBT2 5NBT3a
Would you consider changing the red border to black? I have to print anything in color at home, paying for the ink myself. I think a black border will look just as good and save us broke teachers some money! Thanks for considering
August 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jen,

Sorry to take a few days to get back to you. If you still would like me to make changes to this product, would deleting the frames all together on the task cards work for your needs? Then you can just cut the cards into the 4 squares for your task cards. I would be happy to do this for other sets of my task cards for you. Please email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com. I can have these changes made for you tomorrow evening. Thanks for your purchase!
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I bought your summer slide math file and it is a zip document. I don't have the zip program is there any way you could send me the file in a different format like pdf or word? Thank you!!! Happy Summer!!!
July 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi, thanks for your purchase! I love this product and will be using it next week with my new students. A zip file is basically a folder that contains multiple files within it. This download has a pdf of the summer slide task cards, a pdf of student answer/recording sheets, and a pdf of the teacher analysis sheet. Many sellers use zip files to upload multiple documents for one product. You might want to google how to open zip files, but you should just be able to click on the file to get it to do so. However, I am happy to email you all of the files individually. My email is lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com.

Thanks!
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Vicki C. re: Math Around the USA Rounding and Different Number Forms 5NBT3 5NBT4
Just wanted you to know that my computer tech came over and finally got your task cards to print.
Thanks
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Vicki C.
I did what you said and it did not help- it is not Blurry at all- The frames come out perfect- it is just the words that come out in heavy straight black lines.
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Vicki C. re: Math Around the USA Numbers Operations Base 10 5NBT1 5NBT2 5NBT3a
How do I get to print?
I have tried everything I know- when I print it, all words come out in straight black lines.
I have wasted so much paper and ink.
Can you help me out with this?
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I have downloaded and printed these files at my school computer and it worked for me. I am sorry you are having so much trouble. Here is the suggestion from TPT for how to fix blurry files:

"If you purchased a PDF and it is after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"

If this does not work, please feel free to email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and we can figure out another way to make this work for you. I appreciate your business and hope this works out and you love this product!
Thanks
Tammy
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Vicki C. re: Math Around the USA Numbers Operations Base 10 5NBT1 5NBT2 5NBT3a
I just wasted 19 sheets of card stock and a lot of ink- not your fault, it was mine- I put this on to print and went to finish up dinner and when I came back there were no words- everywhere there was suppose to be words, it was just a long thick black mark.
Can you let me know what I did wrong? Thanks
July 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lauren Halloran  (TpT Seller) re: Words Their Way Word Searches Within Word Pattern Spellers
absolutely! My email is Lo9292@netscape.net
Thanks! These are going to be great for early finishers!
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Shannon L. re: Math Around the USA Rounding and Different Number Forms 5NBT3 5NBT4
It just opened and it was the correct file, it was just named for the dividing fractions.

I am so sorry for the inconvenience.

Shannon
July 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shannon, thanks for noticing this. Unfortunately, it was a mistake I made in uploading the file and not changing the title of the product on the TPT upload page and I cannot figure out how to correct that. Glad it was uploaded with the correct file though!
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Shannon L. re: Math Around the USA Rounding and Different Number Forms 5NBT3 5NBT4
I just tried to download the around the USA task cards after purchasing it and when the file gets downloaded it shows up as the division of fractions cupcake task cards. I am wondering if there was a problem uploading the file and if it can resolved. I do already own the cupcake task cards and was looking forward to the around the USA task cards.

Thank you,
Shannon Laro
July 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shannon, thanks for noticing this. Unfortunately, it was a mistake I made in uploading the file and not changing the title of the product on the TPT upload page and I cannot figure out how to correct that. Glad it was uploaded with the correct file though!
July 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lauren Halloran  (TpT Seller) re: Words Their Way Word Searches Within Word Pattern Spellers
I see! :) Will you be making any for Letter-Name Alphabetic stage? perhaps with fewer letters and words to find for the struggling kiddos? Thank you!
June 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
What a great idea! I was not sure that there was an interest for the word searches at this level (few of my students in 5th grade end up in this category); however, if you are interested I would love to make them for you. I can make the word searches smaller and perhaps include the words twice so that they look for them more than once in each word search (more exposure). I will try out a few versions. Would it be possible for you to email me so that I have your email and I can have you take a look at the formats to see if they are age appropriate? So excited to get started on this!
(Tammy, lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com)
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Hi there! A couple of months ago I wrote to you to tell you that I love the US History Timeline materials that you made. We used them this year and the kids truly had a sense of what went where chronologically even though we had to study the periods of history out of chronological order. We did have one problem. The form that is the personal timeline which each kid made, the one that has diagonal line through each box, doesn't have a box for the Revolutionary War. This was very frustrating to us and we had to put that information in the margin. Could you make that part again and add a box with the Rev War and send it back to me? Thanks for your help with this!
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi mccaigwright, I thought I responded earlier this month, but wanted to let you know that I have updated this file and if you redownload, you will see the corrections (oops!) you needed and another format for the student pages that you might like even more. Thanks for leaving great feedback and I am glad this product helped you pull history together. Tammy
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Lauren Halloran  (TpT Seller) re: Words Their Way Word Searches Within Word Pattern Spellers
Is there any way you can do one set with a list of words to find on the same page as the word search? I can see my first graders getting frustrated because they don't know what words to look for. Thanks!!!
May 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I am unable to include the list of words with the word searches as I feel this is against copyright. If you have access to the Words their Way books, you can copy the sorting pages that I used to create the lists. Also, if you search online, some teachers have uploaded the list and some are even including them in TPT products; I just do not feel that it is my place to include them and therefore make the books unnecessary. Also, although the kids do get frustrated, they learn to get better and better at word searches and learn to persevere. Once they figure out the pattern of the word search, they should be able to identify lots of other words that are included and look for patterns.
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Katie Reed  (TpT Seller) re: Biome Research--Web-Based Worksheet and Review PPT
How do you grade this activity in your room?
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Katie,
We have an "evidence-based" report card with levels 1-4 so I do very little actual grading in my classroom. This would be more of a participation grade/effort.
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Robin A. re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Hi, I bought your research project today on my school computer and the words are all blurry. They are just thick black lines. After reading your response to Kaessert1, I came home and updated my ADOBE READER and tried it again on my home computer but it is still coming out with no words. Anything I can try or you can try to fix it? I really love this project and want my kids to do it.

Thank you for your time,

Robin
May 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Thinking Through Reading Tests: Grades 3-8: Bulletin Board/2 Question Strategies
I just purchased your Thinking Through Multiple choice Reading Tests. It looks like it will be very useful next year. I do have 1 correction I think you need to make - one the 2 "overalls" pages you put "thing" when I think you meant to put "think".

Thanks for your hard work!

Barb
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Barb, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have uploaded a corrected version and done some additional revisions (including 2 options for the "Inferencing" step--also could be called "Interpreting") and I added numbers to each of the questions on the question sorting cards so that it's easier to talk to students about the specific questions when you are sorting and discussing them as a class. Thanks!
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tara Felicella  (TpT Seller)
Where can I find your clip art of the human body to purchase from the Body Systems Encyclopedia. My principal will not let me use the cover page for my class because it includes extras systems. I don't see the problem but....I'm not in charge.
May 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Wow! I won't say anything about that! But, if you would like for me to change the cover for your needs, just send me an email at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and I will remove what you do not need. (The clip art was a purchase to make the product and I would hate for you to have to spend more in order to be able to use my product. I can get it to you tonight if you send me the email. Thanks!
May 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kayla E. re: Human Body Systems Student Encyclopedia Research Project
Hi! I bought this research project yesterday for my 5th graders. When I downloaded and printed it, all of the words are blurry on the graphic organizers. They appear as fuzzy black lines. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Thank you!
Kayla
April 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Please read below. If this does not work, try to re-download perhaps on another computer. I am happy to help, but have not had others with this issue and have had sold over 90 of this product.

If you purchased a PDF and it is blurry after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Rose Mary B. re: 48 Character Traits definition cards, powerpoint, and activity packet
What are the common core standards?
March 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi, thanks for your interest in my character trait sets. The main goal of these cards is vocabulary development and giving students access to easily learning and applying new words to the characters in their books. These cards should help with RL3.3, RL3.7, RL4.3, L4.3a, L4.5c, L4.6, RL5.3, L5.5c, L5.6. and fit nicely into readers' workshop lessons and the language components of the Common Core. Thanks!
March 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Heather J. re: Area~Multiply Divide Fractions House Plans Theme Word Problems Task Cards
I am on an apple computer trying to print multi division area fraction math cards that goes with your house plan unit. Everything printed find except the card pages will not display the text.
March 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hmmm. I have not had this problem come up before. Have you tried re-downloading it? Sometimes things don't come through in adobe, but will load when you download again. Also, here are directions from TPT that may help. Please let me know if you cannot get it and we can find another solution. Thanks!

"If you purchased a PDF and it is after you open it, solve it this way: on a MAC or PC, install the latest version of ADOBE READER. Then, open the file with ADOBE READER. That's it. On a MAC, make sure to "Open With" ADOBE READER and NOT Preview. If it's still blurry, that's because you are still opening it with Preview!"
March 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fraction Word Problems Multistep PowerPoint
Thanks...got it to work this time!
March 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fraction Word Problems Multistep PowerPoint
I purchased your fractions word problems powerpoint and it is blocked so I cannot open it on my computer. Please advise or please refund. Thank you!
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Loesterle, I am just now getting this. Have you tried to download again from a different computer? I don't understand how it could be blocked and have not had this come up from other buyers. Please let me know if you are unable to download from another computer.
March 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Nichole L. re: Theme in Literature Common Core Bulletin Board Labels
I was able to download easily, but on pages 3-14 the letters run into each other and overlap making it difficult to read the word. I tried to change the paper size to legal, but that didn't help. Do you know how I can fix this? Hopefully there is an easy fix. Thank you.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I have opened the file on my computer and do not have this same issue. Would it be possible to try downloading on another computer to see if that fixes the issue?
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Suzanne D. re: Area~Multiply Divide Fractions House Plans Theme Word Problems Task Cards
How can I change the font to get it to show? Some pages are not complete.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Have you tried to re-download? Sometimes the document doesn't load properly in Adobe. I am thinking this is the case if you are able to see some pages and not others. You also may need to make sure you are using the latest version of Adobe. Hope this helps...if not, you can email me at lifeloveliteracy@gmail.com and we can troubleshoot from there.
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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MelodyJogger  (TpT Seller)
Just wanted to let you know that I gave your Character Traits cards a shout-out (and a link to your store) on my blog. I loved using them in the Fall, and created a Character Traits Puzzle Person activity that I sell on TpT. I think those cards moved my students light years ahead of where they were last year!
MarionPM
www.mentoringinthemiddle.blogspot.com
February 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the shout-out. I am so glad that this product was useful for your students. I just became your newest follower!
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Michaela Lyons  (TpT Seller) re: Common Core Math Explorations: Factors and Prime Factorization 4.OA.4
Can you fix this for me? It opens up with all black lines all over it and no graphics or numbers can be seen. I opened it on my MacBook Pro. Thanks.
February 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
I'm not sure how I can fix this on my end. The document was made in Microsoft word and was downloaded as a PDF. I think if you make sure your version of Adobe is updated, it should work. If downloading it again does not work, I would try on another computer.
February 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Nichole Chaffee  (TpT Seller)
Which is more challenging the house building themed task cards or the cupcake shop themed ones? I am looking for some fun VDay activities for my kids where they will be multiplying and dividing fractions.

Thanks!
February 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
tarheelstate teacher
tarheelstate teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nichole. Great question. The House Plan themed cards are more challenging, especially if students do not simplify before they multiply the numbers (but I tried to design them where they were able to simplify most of them before multiplying). The cupcake problems are for the most part more straightforward. Both preview downloads have the problems/answer key included so that you can see the kind of math students will be doing. Hope this helps! Have a great Valentines day with your students.
February 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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