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This is a three week Common Core Aligned persuasive/opinion writing unit that covers letter writing, nonfiction writing, and a book talk. The fo...
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This is a four week Common Core Aligned launching and personal narrative unit that covers the guidelines of what writer's workshop entails on a d...
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These lessons are meant to be taught after students have decided the topic of their story (idea); students are taught how to get their story orga...
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These figurative language cards have been updated!!! They are a great resource to display in your room while you are teaching. Each card has th...
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UPDATED 12/18/2013 Use this nonfiction and fiction text features sheet to describe and show students the text features: NONFICTION: chapter head...
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Phonics is such an important part of reading and spelling. Here are 13 different chants and tricks that are used to help students learn to read a...
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Use the anchor chart and information to help give an overview on what is a character trait and how to find character traits within the story. Stu...
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This is a four week informative/explanatory unit that covers the common core standard of writing information/explanatory texts to examine a topic...
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This is a entertaining game used to review fiction and nonfiction text feature vocabulary. Each card includes a brief definition and colorful pic...
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This set of writing posters for the primary classroom will help students focus on the 6 traits of writing: ideas, organization, voice, convention...
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Picture history's most famous people coming to your school to recall their stories of their accomplishments. A Wax Museum can be an engaging, in...
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For my on grade level and higher level guided reading groups we conduct literature circles. I use these literature circle posters and student ta...
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In this unit, students will be working on identifying and understanding the mystery genre and mystery series. This is a three week mystery unit ...
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This is a three week poetry writing unit that covers acrostic, concrete (shape), What Am I, haiku, cinquain, limerick, and I Am poems. The focus ...
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This is a collection of graphic organizers I use to teach different reading strategies that help students become thinkers. There are a total of ...
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This is a five week Common Core Aligned Fairy Tale Unit that covers reading and writing fairy tales. Included in this unit is 30 pages of lesson...
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Goldilocks shows what it takes to pick a just right book. The bullet points discuss what it means for books to be too hard, too easy, and just ri...
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This 14 page unit will cover the differences and similarities of suburban, rural, and urban communities. It will also cover how people living a...
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UPDATED: Reader’s workshop is a great way to incorporate ELA standard while instilling the love of reading into your students. This is a launc...
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A P. re: Fairy Tale Reading and Writing Unit
Can this unit be separated into a reading unit and a writing unit? I really want to focus on the reading part since I have a poetry unit going on in writing right now. Thanks!
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hello A.P. I separated the unit for you into just a reading unit for fairy tales. You can find it here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tale-Reading-Unit-1186630

I hope you like this unit! Have a great one.
Zanah
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Sherry R.
Hi Zanah,

I downloaded your Wax Museum packet, however, I'm unable to change the information to meet my student needs. Is there a way you can send me a version where I can change the important information.

Thank you so much!
Sherry :)
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sherry. Will you please email me at zmccauley@gmail.com? I can send you the product in a PowerPoint, but the images will be flattened in a slide due to Clipart and Font TOU. Then you would be able to add a text box on top of the images. OR if you email me the changes you would like in the product, I will make the changes and send you it in a PDF. Please let me know in your email what you would prefer. I am not near a computer (I'm on spring break), but can get to one in the next 4-5 hours to her it done. Hope this helps.
Zanah
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Buyer re: Persuasive Writing Unit Packet
Do you have a lesson adapted for high school students? Thanks!
March 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, I do not have a lesson adapted for high school students.
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Buyer
I saw your SMORE organizer for informational writing as part of a pack. Is there any way I can get a copy of just the SMORE organizer without purchasing the entire pack?
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question and interest in the S'More organizer. Currently it is only being offered with the informative writing unit. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Ashley M.
Hi Zanah - I purchased your "Bold Beginnings" packet and love what you have done! I was hoping I could have the big character icons without the writing box in the middle in color? Let me know if that would be possible.
THank you!
Ashley McKinney
amckinney@acsd1.org
January 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Ashley,
Please check your email, I just sent you a response. Thanks!
January 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Vicki C. re: New Year's Activity Packet
Thank you so much Zanah, love it. You are so clever and creative!
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Glad it was what you were wanting! I appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
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Vicki C. re: New Year's Activity Packet
Do you by chance have the cover page in black and white? I love the cover, but I have 63 students to run this for and don't want to use all of my color.
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Just uploaded a black and white cover page to the packet. Please let me know if you were looking for something other than that page. Thanks!
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Victoria Leon  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Thanks for your interest in my TpT Pinterest boards. I tried to add you to the collaborative boards, but was not able to do so. I think you need to follow me on Pinterest and then I should be able to send you an invitation.

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Katie Z.
It's kmfarrington@gmail.com. Thank you!!!
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Sent! :)
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Katie Z.
Hi Zanah,

Would you be willing to email me the file for the "Nonfiction Text Features Mini-Booklet and Student Assignment" since it is a free resource? I love the documents, but need to edit them slightly to fit the needs of my third graders. I'm hoping to use this as two lessons (one of which I will be observed for).

Thanks!
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Katie. Sorry it has taken me until now to get back to you. Wednesday nights are quite busy for my family. I can send you the file...no problem, but just remember that if you don't have that certain fonts, it won't look like what it is in the PDF. Just let me know you email and I will get it to you ASAP. :)
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Sally W.
Thanks Zanah!! I re-downloaded the unit tonight and the smore page printed perfectly.
November 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Glad to hear that! Thank you for the feedback as well. I hope you enjoy the unit.
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Sally W.
Hi Zanah! I purchased your Informative Writing Packet, it has great ideas. However, I am unable to print the picture of the Smore without a box printing sort of around it (and through one line of text), and it also seems to have some hyperlink attached to it - - any ideas on what I can do to fix this? Thanks!
November 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Do you have the latest version of Adobe? That usually takes any type of boxes away when printing. I did notice there is a hyperlink and I will remove that and update that file later tonight. Sorry about that. That shouldn't prevent the file from printing correctly though. Please let me know if this fixes this issue. Thanks!
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Charlene Amsden  (TpT Seller)
I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent customer service. I love your Phonics Chants and Tricks. I am going to use the fancy set for the bulletin board and make a poster-board display with the less busy (can’t call it less fancy!) set to use in small group. I’m certain these are going to make a big difference with all my students and especially my lower students. Plus, the lower students, seeing both sets, may get a environmental print boost, too. You rock! Your products are fantastic and your customer service is outstanding.
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome Charlene! Your comment is greatly appreciated and was wonderful to hear. I hope these posters do make a difference for your students. Thanks again!
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Adria C. re: Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)
What types of graphic organizers are used in this unit? What is the expected product for the students? I am hoping to have a model of at least a 3 paragraph personal narrative. How advanced is the student model you include?
September 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
The types of graphic organizers are top-five countdown, a feelings graphic organizer, and a watermelon and seed writing graphic organizer. In this unit the students have two expected projects, the first project is to write a story in paragraph form about their summer vacation (no model for this project) and the second project is to write a personal narrative. The personal narrative that I modeled for the students was in the form of a picture book. I choose to do it in a picture book format, but it can easily be turned into paragraphs. I think it would be roughly 3 to 4 paragraphs. The model I would say is appropriate for a 3rd- 5th grade classroom.
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Pam B. re: Evidence Based Terms Poster
what is the adorable font you use with the dot letters??? LOVE IT!!! And love your work!
September 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
It is called Pass the Chex. I downloaded it from the Kevin and Amanda site. Thanks!!
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Peggy F.
I purchased your SMARTBOARD Interactive Reading Graphic Organizers for my classroom. I have been trying to run it with my software, ActivInspire, but the format will not open with this program. I was wondering since I purchased this already if you could change the file name so that I would be able to open in with my program (.flipchart). I have tried to adapt it for my program with the help of my IT from my school and we have been unsuccessful. I would really appreciate this and it would allow me to implement this in my classroom. Thanks so much!
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I can only change the file to Smart notebook XDK file. Would you like me to change it to that and sent it to you. If so, Is there an email I can send the file to if it works? Also if that doesn't work, I am happy to send you a product at equal or less the cost of this Product.
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Kris R. re: A Fictional Writing Unit
I bought you personal narrative, persuasive, and informative writing units - they look great! All of them had "common core aligned" in their descriptions, but I don't see that for the fiction unit. Is this unit also common core aligned?
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I am glad that you like the other units! This fictional unit does follow the CC standard of writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequence (W.4.3 or W.3.3). It also does follow the CC stand of writing: with guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others (W.4.6 or W.3.6) and with guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing (W.4.5 or W.3.5). This unit was made for a 4th grade class but can be modified for 3rd grade or 5th grade.
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Erin Bannon  (TpT Seller) re: Six Traits and Types of Writing Posters
When I printed the "Sentence Fluency" poster, it comes up with a 2 inch black mark across the text. It doesn't show up on the computer. Do you know if there is an issue with the file?
August 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
There isn't an issue with the file. Do you have the latest adobe? The updated adobe downloads any PDF correctly. Please let me know if that works.
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Jamie J. re: Literature Circle Job Posters and Student Task Cards
Quick question- What jobs did you create posters for? From the sample pictures, I can only see four jobs: artist, director, literacy luminary, and connector.
August 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
There are 6 jobs: Artful Artist, Word Wizard, Summarizer, Literacy Luminary, Discussion Director, and Connector
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Christina Winter  (TpT Seller) re: Story Elements Unit (CC Aligned)
Would love to see a preview!
August 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I have uploaded a preview.
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ramona kloss  (TpT Seller) re: Launching Reader's Workshop: What Makes a Reader (CC Aligned)
I am curious which books you use in your launching readers workshop lesson plan.
Can you give me that information? I have already purchased a reading workshop launch unit but I think I really like this one better.
I wish I would have purchased this one instead. :-(
August 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Sure. Amelia's Notebook, The Best Place to Read, Dear Mr. Henshaw, The Relatives Came, The Royal Bee, Big Words for Little People, Brave Irene, The Old Man and His Door, and Baloney

There are many lessons that the book is your choice depending on your grade level and interest. Launching is a great time to show students your favorite picture or chapter books.

Good luck this school year!
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Nicole Baranov  (TpT Seller) re: Story Elements Posters and Graphic Organizer (Dots on Chocolate)
Where did you find the dots on chocolate border and clipart?
July 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I made it on Microsoft office and clipart is from there as well unless otherwise stated.
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Buyer re: Book Basket Labels for any K-5 Library
Hello. Just wondering the size of your book labels.
May 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
5 x 3 1/2 inches
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Buyer re: I Have...Who Has Text Features
I would love to purchase these, but is there anyway you could change the font so that it is easier to read by 2nd graders? Thanks!
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I changed the font to an easier one for younger students to read. I uploaded the product to my store. You can find it at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-HaveWho-Has-Text-Features-Plain-Text
I hope you enjoy the product.
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Buyer re: Informative Writing Unit
Hello!

I just purchased your informative writing unit. Do you have a sample writing for The Life Cycle of a Frog that I could share with my students so they can see the finished product?

Thanks,
Mandy
April 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mandy. I updated the file with a Life Cycle of a Frog sample writing. Thank you for the question. Hope you like the product!
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Janette Hoffman  (TpT Seller) re: Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)
Is this the same writing unit that is included in the writing bundle?
March 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Yes it is.
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Buyer re: Nonfiction Writing Templates
Ahh! This item isnt on sale anymore? I just saw your response to me email and was waiting to purchase it until you responded. Thank you!
March 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I went ahead and put it on sale again. Hope you enjoy the product.
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Buyer re: Nonfiction Writing Templates
Does this have a place where the students can create a table of contents or other text features?
March 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Yes it has a table of contents, glossary, bibliography, and about the author page included in the packet.
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Maureen R. re: Persuasive Writing Unit Packet
Hi Zanah,

I was wondering if you will be creating a unit for informative writing? I was hoping to purchase a bundle of all 3 (narrative, persuasive, informative), but right now you only have 2 available.
January 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Maureen.
I have my informational unit up in my store. You can find it here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Informative-Writing-Unit

Hope you enjoy this unit. Any feedback you have is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Terry Dougherty  (TpT Seller) re: Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)
Hi Zanah!
I bought this and really love it! Do you have similar packets for informational and opinion writing?
November 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I am glad you like the unit. Thank you for the feedback as well. I do have a persuasive writing unit that does follow the same format.

I now have an informational unit you can find it in my store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Informative-Writing-Unit :)
November 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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I just ended up copying and pasting to a word document--that worked. No worries. Love it! It is such an improvement of what I had. Thanks!
November 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Glad you were able to get the document. :)
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Buyer re: Missouri Fossil Note Taking and Activity
This worksheet is not downloading on my word. I am getting error messages.
November 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
That is wierd. If you send me your email address, I will send it to you ASAP.
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Jeff Rowland  (TpT Seller)
I was just wanting the words (caption, photograph, map, etc) to be gone so they could write them in as we discuss. Then they will glue in their readers journal.
Thanks.
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Jeff Rowland  (TpT Seller) re: Nonfiction/Fiction Text Features and Search
I really like this look for teaching my 4th grade students about non fiction book features. However, I wanted to discuss each category and have them write in the correct feature. Is that possible?
Thanks.
Jeff
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Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Are you wanting a student booklet that has them write what the feature is before they do the assignment? Or am I totally off on what you re asking?
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Buyer
Thanks for clarifying...I was going NUTS trying to make them fit back to back...thankful I wasn't that dim! LOL. It's been a long week! My kids are going to LOVE this mini book. Great instructions!
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
No problem! :)
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Buyer re: Nonfiction Text Features Mini-Booklet and Student Assignment
I watched both YouTube videos and am confused what to do with the 2nd page where the kids write their examples? is this designed to make 2 separate books...one with the pre printed examples and one with their own info or how do they go together? If I print double sided, the back side doesn't show. Thanks. I am feeling like my 3 college degrees are failing me here. Lol.
November 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Yes it is designed to make two books. One with the examples and one with their own information. :) Sorry if this was confusing!
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Jill Armstrong  (TpT Seller) re: Launching Reader's Workshop: What Makes a Reader (CC Aligned)
Hi Zanah, I am new to TPT trying to sell stuff. I was wondering if you could briefly tell me how you made your preview (what program)? I am having trouble having things save under TPT as a preview because they say they are too big...BTW-I love your metacognition unit! I think I need it! thanks for your help! Jill
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jill. Welcome to TPT! For the preview, I just used Microsoft Word. After I finished the product, I saved it as a PDF. Open the PDF file and under the edit tab you will see a tool that is called "take a snapshot." I use that to snapshot the page and go back Microsoft Word and hit paste and there is your PDF page. I send the picture behind text and move and size it to fit all the pages of the product. I snapshot one picture at a time, and paste it to MW. I normally use the standard letter size. Once all the pages are on the sheet, I insert a text box and type the words preview and size it according (make sure the shape outline and fill of the text box are set to none). I save it as a word document for my future reference, but the one I put on TPT I make it a PDF file. I hope this helps and you will be able to make the preview sheet. If you need any other help you can send me another message. Thanks for the compliment on the metacognition unit..you should get it! ;) I am in the process of finishing a schema unit hopefully that will be up in my store in a few weeks.
Best, Zanah
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Mrs L. re: I Have...Who Has Text Features
How many cards come in your I have who has text features?
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
13 cards
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Buyer re: Owl Lesson Plan Book
I don't have the capability to print in color. How did you get your cover pages the right size in color? Did you have to have Office Max print it as well? Thanks!
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Yes. Office Max will do it all for you!
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Buyer re: Graphic Organizers for Teaching Reading Strategies
I would order these but I don't want to use materials where the fonts are incorrect for first grade. For example, the word I written i as well as the disproportionate sized letters. Can you possibly make some that are change some of the fonts? I had a few kids last year that it really messed up when I was still teaching the difference between lowercase and uppercase letters. Not criticizing, just suggesting!
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
I actually understand exactly what you are saying. I recently changed positions and will be our school's intervention specialist this year (working with k-5 students). So I have had to rethink the fonts I use for the younger grades. I actually already had this in Kristin font...I uploaded it as an editable edition of the graphic organizers. You can find it here http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Graphic-Organizers-for-Teaching-Reading-Strategies. Thank you for your suggestions. I hope this product works for you and your students.
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Buyer re: Lesson Plan Book with Dots
Hi, I also wanted to buy a copy in letter size if that's possible. Thanks! Janineloumietcouch@gmail.com
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Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Janine. You can find 8 1/2 by 11 size in my store, here is the link
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lesson-Plan-Book-8-12-by-11 Please let me know if that isn't what you are looking for your lesson plan book.
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Amelia Scott  (TpT Seller) re: Nonfiction Text Features Mini-Booklet and Student Assignment
For some reason(?), I just can't put the mini booklet together! My husband and I have both looked at the website you listed, and still can't do it! Any suggestions. I would need 16 pages.....please advise!!
July 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Zanah McCauley
Zanah McCauley  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amelia. Sorry I was out of town this weekend. If you look at this youtube link, it is step by step on how to make the booklet. Hope this helps! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RweNZmLJW9k
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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