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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
*Evidence-based opinion writing using mentor texts * Opinion writing* If your students have to take a standardized writing test (e.g. RISE in Utah, FSA in Florida), this unit is a must-have!*This comprehensive unit is an ultimate OPINION WRITING
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Test Prep
$12.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Use these articles to teach informational writing! These days, students are expected to read mentor texts and use textual evidence when writing informative essays. Therefore, this product will be an indispensable tool in your writer’s workshop. It
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep
$5.50
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Students love to write stories. But how do you get them as excited about writing INFORMATIONAL essays that tend to be very structured?! This unit will help you instill the passion for non-fiction writing in your students! More specifically, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2, L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1
$8.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
*Informational paragraph writing unit* You have to learn to crawl before you can walk. Similarly, students need to learn how to write a well-constructed informational paragraph before they can start composing multi-paragraph reports and essays. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2, L.4.4c, L.5.4c...
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
*Revised and updated on 4/17* Fear NOT the state science testing! This bundle of science task cards will help your students review and consolidate their knowledge of Utah core science concepts, and prepare for the RISE test. The task cards contain
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards
$15.25
100 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
It was so hot, the flowers pulled themselves up by their roots and crawled under the porch looking for shade...Get the creative juices flowing in your writer's workshop and, with the help of this unit, teach your students how to write an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3c, W.6.3d, W.6.3e...
$7.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This fun product contains six riddle poems and six inference worksheets. The poems will have your students dig for clues while making inferences about implied subjects.Inferring is a difficult skill that many students struggle to grasp. Therefore,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literature Circles
$4.50
44 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Fear NOT the spring testing. This set of 32 review task cards will prep your students for the geology part (weathering and erosion) of the end-of-the-year science test. The cards cover core concepts in weathering and erosion and contain questions
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards
$3.75
46 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is a novel study journal with 60 close reading, TEXT DEPENDENT questions and a differentiated crossword that will thoroughly test your students' comprehension of the beloved children's classic: "Snow Treasure". It is also a great tool for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10
$6.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Bring nature to your classroom! In this wonderful leaf activity, the students investigate various deciduous leaves and determine what trees they are from. They use the dichotomous classification key to deciduous trees to correctly identify the
Subjects:
Science, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$3.25
51 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
*Multiple meaning words TASK CARDS; Common Core aligned*This set of 24 task cards tests the students on their ability to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words based on the context. Each card features a word that has at least 4 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4a, L.5.4a, L.6.4a
$3.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is a concise, to the point mini-unit on modal verbs (auxiliaries) and various conditions they convey (ability, certainty etc.). Grammar is like medicine – you have to give it to kids in small but frequent doses. Therefore, this mini-unit is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.1c
$5.00
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Integrate Utah science into your reading! This bundle consists of 11 informational articles about Utah animals followed by carefully crafted comprehension questions that are closely aligned with Common Core standards for reading informational texts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Science)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$10.00
54 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
*Utah's Native American Tribes* Integrate Utah's history into your reading by using these paired texts about Utah's five historic tribes (Utes, Shoshones, Navajos, Paiutes, and Goshutes) that are followed by Common Core standards-based questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is a set of highly engaging nonfiction passages that are perfect for teaching and practicing opinion writing. These days students are expected to write opinion essays that are based on ideas and information from articles they read beforehand.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
41 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Bring nature to your classroom! In this wonderful leaf activity, the students investigate various coniferous leaves and determine what coniferous trees they are from. They use the dichotomous classification key to coniferous trees to correctly
Subjects:
Science, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Science Centers
$2.50
31 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is a novel study journal with 64 higher-order thinking, close reading, TEXT DEPENDENT questions and a differentiated crossword that will thoroughly test your students' comprehension of the beloved children's classic: "The Indian in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$6.75
24 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
Bring a flurry of excitement to your writer's workshop by having your students write a fable. You will see that even your reluctant writers will pick up a pen and write away! What is more, with the help of this unit you can teach your students how
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3, L.3.4c, L.4.4c, L.5.4c, L.6.4c
$7.50
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is a comprehensive, very informative, and student-friendly power point about the Middle Ages. It covers the entire period from the Fall of Rome to the Black Death. The power point features the most important concepts, rulers, and events of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, For Parents
$7.00
27 ratings
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By A Demanding Utah Teacher
This is the most rigorous 5th grade math test prep packet you will find on this website (and anywhere else)! Do you want your 5th graders to rock the state math test? Are you not sure if you have covered all the standards in your math class? Are you
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.B.2, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5a, 5.MD.C.5b, 5.MD.C.5c, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3a...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 4th grade for 9 years and this year I have been teaching 5th grade. I love upper grades!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would say I represent the best of both worlds: rigid discipline and creativity in the classroom. The biggest focus of all my instruction is giving the students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a meaningful, real-life setting. I try to incorporate this objective in EVERY lesson plan I create!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been chosen "The teacher of the Week" three times at my school! :-) Also, each year my class' scores on end-of-the-year testings are one of the highest in the whole NATION! Too bad they do not give awards for that...

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a bachelor's degree in English and Master's Degree in Political Science.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up and got my education in Poland. However, one day, my restless feet took me all the way to Alaska, where I became fascinated with American culture. Since my major was English, I decided to work on my English language skills by coming to Utah and working at a local school. What was supposed to be a short-termed episode turned out to be a long and fulfilling career as a 4th grade teacher. Of course, I also managed to do plenty other things while being in Utah: I picked up skiing, learned salsa dancing, fell in love with my husband...and the list goes on! :-)

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