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**HUGE UPDATE: Be sure to redownload to take advantage of all of the new additions! Do your students struggle with creating strong, complete, and concise paragraphs? This Hamburger Paragraph Planning Packet is perfect for you and your students!
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Are subjects and predicates challenging when it comes to motivating your students? Use this "Complete Sentences" pack and your favorite Star Wars characters to help! Included are: - 3 Anchor Charts (Color and B&W) - Instruction pages for each
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3rd
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I always found it challenging to concretely teach my students what it meant to "show, don't tell". This unit will turn your students into directors and will explicitly teach "cutting" a telling sentence from their written piece and replacing with an
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This activity is a perfect way to introduce, practice, or quickly refresh the concept of onomatopoeia (sound words). And what better time to talk all about sound words than Halloween? This packet includes four sets of 8 cards that include: -
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Making your own snowflake from square pieces of paper are my students' favorite thing to do in the wintertime. This activity capitalizes on that interest and sneaks in some functional writing practice and use of transition/linking words. Included
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These engaging chevron posters will help your students remember the four types of sentences in either advanced or basic terms. Each poster comes with the term in a unique color, the definition, the ending punctuation needed, an example sentence,
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Do your kids struggle writing descriptive pieces? This can be especially challenging for struggling or reluctant writers, but this packet can help! Use these "spider webs" to help your students brainstorm details that relate to all five senses
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Use this packet to help your students in both reading and writing! Retelling a story or an informational piece can be very overwhelming- this Star Plan can help! We use these sheets with our weekly Scholastic News magazine as well as with short
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This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to help welcome your students back to a great school year! Included are: - 35 Back to School-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center - 35 Back to School-themed writing prompts on
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This writing unit uses the highly-engaging book from David Wisniewski (The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups) as a mentor text for students to write their own "truths". This is a wonderful unit for students who struggle to get interested in writing!
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This HUGE file will help complement your Writing Groups/Writer's Workshop/Small Group Writing Time. *Be sure to download the Preview file above to see an examples of each of the sides* Included in this pack are: - Teacher Time & description -
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This folder includes the four planning & writing units I sell in my store. For more information on each, click their title below: 1. Hamburger Paragraph Planning Packet (Updated with both "support" and "detail" in the center) 2. Extra! Extra!
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When the Spring weather arrives and it gets harder and harder to keep your students motivated in writing, this engaging and interactive writing activity will save the day! Making your own paper airplane from a piece of copy paper is a blast! This
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*Update 11/28/12: I have included a new slide "Plan Ideas" to replace "Gather Ideas" for those who may want a more explicit planning stage in their Writing Process :) Hope that helps and enjoy! Be sure to redownload from the "My Purchases" tab if
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Are learning about common and proper nouns a frustration when it comes to motivating your students? Use this nouns pack and your favorite Star Wars characters to help! Included are: - 3 Anchor Charts (Color and B&W) - Instruction pages for each
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Do you have students who struggle with writing complete stories with characters, a setting, a conflict and solution? Do kids in your reading group have trouble writing a summary that includes these four main parts of the story? Are you and your
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This activity is a perfect way to introduce, practice, or quickly refresh the concept of idioms. And what better time to talk all about idioms than Valentine's Day? This packet includes three sets of cards that include: - 3 character choices + 1
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This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to help usher in the changing of the seasons and the cooler fall weather. Included are: - 35 Autumn-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center - 35 Autumn-themed writing prompts on a
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This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to keep you warm all winter long! Included are: - 35 winter-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center - 35 winter-themed writing prompts on a cut-out template to be glued into a
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This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to help welcome in the hot summer season! Included are: - 35 summer-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center - 35 summer-themed writing prompts on a cut-out template to be glued
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for the past 10+ years, the majority of which have been in 3rd grade. It was my favorite grade as a student and is my favorite grade as a teacher :) I have also taught 2nd and 5th in both the big city and now the 'burbs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style includes a mixture of humor, activity, and high expectations. I love adding in movement and music whenever I can. We use a lot of Whole Brain Teaching strategies as well as Brain Breaks throughout our day to keep things fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Impact on Education Award 2013, Boulder Valley School District

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University MA, Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY

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