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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide is meant to allow student...
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Track the amount of time your students are reading (and what they're reading) on a daily basis using this reading log.
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A sophisticated note taking organizer that can be used to help kids figure out the main idea/supporting information of an informational passage. ...
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Looking for a great mentor text to use with your students so you can lift the level of their narrative writing? If so, then all you need is this...
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I created my own rubric for assessing readers during conferences and turn & talks. I think it’s necessary for students to receive feedback on ...
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This is a scripted minilesson that will help your students add internal thinking to their stories. This lesson demonstrates that writers alterna...
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A two-page graphic organizer to help students create a thesis statement for a literary essay. Excellent for use an upper grade Writing Workshop...
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Create a system of rewards in your classroom without ever handing out candy! In lieu of demerits, consider an individual point system that promo...
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Help your students to think more about the main characters in their novels by using these FIVE minilessons to help launch a character study in yo...
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How do you assess your students when they write poetry? It's hard, right? It's like grading artwork... not easy! Well, here's a guide to hel...
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This is essentially a FICTION CONFERRING MENU. 24 teaching points, based off of the comprehension skills, for your reading conferences. You can...
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One of the most important skills a reader can have is the ability to infer. This lesson is completely written out for you and can be used early ...
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Tired of writing progress reports by hand? Well, I was too! That's why I created this template. Now I just type in my thoughts/comments for th...
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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide was created for Barbara Pa...
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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide was created for Judy Blum...
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Are you trying to figure out how to partner-up your students for Writing Workshop? Well, look no farther than this short questionnaire. Student...
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Grass Is Greener
Grass Is Greener  (TpT Seller)
Hi, my fellow educator! I am new to TpT, and I just became a follower. I would so appreciate a follow back or a product review. I'm really excited to build my TpT community--what an incredible resource!

Blessing and Joy,

Grass Is Greener
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Melissa M. re: Progress Report Template
Hi! I am wondering if your template is editable as far as the subjects. We are homeschoolers so some of our subjects differ. Thanks!
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UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry, but I don't have the original file anymore (hard drive was reimaged after a crash about three years ago). If I had it, I would certainly allow you to edit the template. Sorry I cannot be of assistance.
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Hi Teacgergal,
I just purchased your pkg. titled POETRY PORTFOLIO on Teachers Pay Teachers. Do you have a pkg. with an outline for writing the 8 original poems? I am familiar with acrostic and concrete poetry but need guidance with the other poems. Thank you.
Bernice
March 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Dear Bernice,

I'm sorry, but I do not have the eight original poems anymore. My apologies. Are you referring to these?
1. Acrostic Poem
2. Color Poem
3. Concrete Poem
4. “I Am” Poem
5. List Poem
6. Photo Poem
Please advise.
Thanks.
March 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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I don't have the books. I wasn't aware that I would need those book when I purchased ELA listening component. I wish I did have them because I'm trying to find the listening component for my class to practice on. If you can help me in any way I'd rather have the material then my money back.
Thank you
February 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I have no way of accessing the other titles (other than the ones I provided you the authors for) since I just had a baby and am home with her, away from my books. The majority of the materials use the books that I gave you the author names (see below convo). Hopefully that will help.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Let me know if there's anything else I can do.
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Buyer re: ELA Listening Component - NY State
Where do I find the reading for the listening part?
February 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
The book titles I referenced are mentioned on the top of each page. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution is written by Elizabeth Levy. The Grand Canyon Book is by Graf and Mike. The materials from the Jewish Museum can be requested from them. The two other books are classroom trade books. If you cannot locate them, then please let me know and I'll see if we can arrange a refund for your purchase since I no longer am in possession of those books (they were in my classroom about four years ago when I created this product).
February 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Literacy Lady
Literacy Lady  (TpT Seller)
Thank you very much! I'll also be purchasing "Deal with It". What a powerful project you embarked on with those girls! I'm sure it will be a great mentor text for our writers.
October 24, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for you kind words Erin!
October 24, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

Literacy Lady
Literacy Lady  (TpT Seller) re: Mentor Text for Writing: A Craft Table for A Sweet Smell of Roses
I love your craft tables for Mentor Texts. Have you created any others? We are identifying mentor texts at each grade level to enhance our teaching of the "Units of Study for Writing". Do you have any other suggestions for Mentor Texts? I purchased Those Shoes at Teachers College when I was there for the August Reading Institute and I agree that it is a great one!

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR GREAT RESOURCES!
Erin
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UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Erin:

I have many suggestions for mentor texts that you can use with your students. In fact, I have a bunch of them listed at http://shubey.googlepages.com/wwdemotexts. Hope that helps.
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What is the "Satisfying Synonyms" board you refer to in your narrative peer conferencing sheet? (I think it's fabulous by the way!) Thanks, Jess
September 24, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Jess:

It's a bulletin board which is essentially a thesaurus on the wall. For instance one of the parts of the board might say, "Instead of using the word sad, try the word:" and then it lists a bunch of options for the word sad.

Does that help?
September 24, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Groovemomma:
Are there any kinds of materials you'd like me to create?
LMK.
August 9, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi! I would appreciate any help with teaching poetry. Thank you so much!
August 7, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

UpperElemTeacher
UpperElemTeacher  (TpT Seller)
Dear Groovemomma,

If you would like me to create something to help you with how to teach poetry, I can do that and post it. However, the Poetry Portfolio Guidelines do not provide instruction or teaching points for the Poetry Unit of Study.

Thanks for the comments about our blog!

Best,
Stacey
July 14, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello. I am interested in your Poetry Portfolio Guidelines product. For the original poems section, do you provide specific instructions for each poem type?

I teach 3rd grade and want to have an organized way to teach poetry. I found you through your blog. Terrific!
July 3, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a former fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher who is now a part-time literacy consultant. I have two master's degrees: one in elementary education from Hunter College and one in literacy from Teachers College (Columbia University).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I utilize the workshop model of teaching reading and writing. I give ten minutes of explicit instruction, then students work with partners or in small groups to grow their thinking about the information that was presented in my minilesson. Further, I use strategy lessons (i.e., small group teaching) and one-to-one conferences to convey additional, relevant information. I stimulate students� critical thinking skills by asking them higher-level questions during all the lessons, and I incorporate think-alouds into all lessons/subject areas I teach. I develop and implement creative lesson plans, manage classroom activities, use a variety of teaching methods, and strive to make a positive contribution to my students� success.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

SHINING MOMENT: I have obtained over $32,000 in grants in my first few years in the classroom. Through my grant-writing, my students have received numerous free field trips, yoga classes, drama workshops and much more! My shining moments have been watching my students have access to these projects and trips thanks to the kindness of anonymous donors. HONORS: Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education; Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts in Literacy, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York, NY (2007) Master of Science in Education (Childhood Education: Grades 1 - 6), Hunter College, New York, NY (2004) Bachelor of Arts in Communication, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (2000) Professional Development: -Responsive Classroom Approach Specific Classroom Management & Instructional Methods in Grades Kindergarten to Six Focus on: Morning Meeting, Rules & Logical Consequences, Guided Discovery, Academic Choice -Balanced Literacy Workshop Topics: --Reading: Non-Fiction Reading, Book Clubs, Multicultural Literature, Independent Reading Projects --Writing: Conferences and Strategy Lessons, Personal Essays, Literary Essays, Mentor & Touchstone Tests to Enhance Writer�s Craft, Edge of the Seat Fiction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Member of NCTE.