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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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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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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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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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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. These guides were created for two of...
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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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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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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 Judy Blum...
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Help your students to explore the genre of realistic fiction with these FOUR minilessons (three in reading and one in writing) to help launch a r...
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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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Get basic data about your students as soon as they walk through the door! Use this data information sheet to learn about students likes/dislikes...
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Assess your students after they finish Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Three higher-level thinking questions allow them to think about several c...
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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

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Member of NCTE.