A Teacher in Iowa

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A Teacher in Iowa
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I am a 3rd grade teacher in Iowa. I am co-author of The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching and The Passion-Driven Classroom. All products I sell I have actually used or currently use in my classroom!
 
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By A Teacher in Iowa
How do I teach Guided Reading? What are the steps? How do I make a lesson plan? Use this Guided Reading Weekly Lesson Plan for each one of your groups OR use it for each day of the week for ALL of your groups. Are you a Literacy Coach? Use this in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Professional Development
$3.00
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4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Inferring 101 Toolbox includes ALL my inferring tools and more (my toolboxes combine all my resources into one, saving you money). It is 70 pages of lesson plans, graphic organizers, thinking stems and presentations to use as they are or to mix and
Subjects:
Reading, Professional Development, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1, CCRA.R.1
$8.00
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By A Teacher in Iowa
With this series of checklists and suggestions, you can be confident that you have everything for successful, engaging guided reading lessons and management suggestions for what "the others kids are doing!" Check Yourself: *Classroom
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
An excellent tool if you are a literacy coach, curriculum director, or principal. Help understand how comprehension instruction works both in the big picture and in the details! This is a pdf file that can be a handout or presentation that zeros
Subjects:
Professional Development, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
This is all you need to structure a peer coaching system in your school. My framework was featured in the ASCD book The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching. This peer coaching framework has been used successfully with several school districts across
Subjects:
Education, Educational Administration & Policy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Mini-Course, Professional Documents
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Uses the text "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" by Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Mike Lester. This text is FULL of Inferring Opportunities! Students need opportunities to practice the complex comprehension strategy of inferring!

Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.7, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.4.1, CCRA.R.1
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
With this series of checklists, lesson plan templates, parent letters, graphic organizers and suggestions, you can be confident that you have everything established for a successful, engaging guided reading classroom!
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Use this while observing guided reading lessons. Whether you are a teacher peer-coaching a colleague, a Literacy Coach providing coaching, or a Principal providing feedback, use this form to catch the main four components of small group reading
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
This card is so handy! Includes the 7 Comprehension Strategies At-A-Glance for inferring, determining importance, using schema, repairing comprehension, visualizing, synthesizing, and Questioning. Has anchor lesson, kid defn., teacher defn., all on
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.10, RL.3.10, RL.4.10
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Students finally understand beginning, middle and end as well as determining important characters, setting, and plot. This fabulous grid helps readers in guided reading understand determining what is important in fiction. Use during small group
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Inferring character traits during reading is one of the most difficult things for students to do, but this packet includes graphic organizers and activities to help! This packet of tools is great to use with upper elementary and middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
This is the powerpoint from an International Reading Association Conference session. It shows how one urban school district beat the odds and raised student reading achievement. It is "The Building Blocks for Reading Excellence."
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Professional Development
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
2 ratings
3.3
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Need a quick assessment for cursive handwriting? Use this quick form to assess the handwriting component of the report card/progress report. Give great immediate feedback to the student. Multiple copies on one page to use with multiple students.
Subjects:
Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
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By A Teacher in Iowa
A fun and spooky Halloween literacy activity! Use this language arts activity during Halloween! Teach your students about similes as they go through a fun scavenger hunt of objects "as white as a ghost" or "as bristly as a witch's broom!" As a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Use this tool to know what it means to "monitor" understanding and use "fix-up" tools when thinking and reading. Includes an anchor lesson, strategies-at-a-glance card, and other lessons.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
My changing schema explanation: We are always modifying our schema, no matter what level, PreK-adult. Schema is thinking about: 1. Do I have enough? 2. Am I thinking about the right schema? 3. Am I activating my schema? (am I using my background
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
This is updated as a pdf file! Keep the reading and thinking momentum going! Use this keynote (if you want pdf. see my pdf. version) as a guide to what happens after your first 30 days of setting up your reading/writing workshop (Fountas and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Teach your students all about the higher level thinking strategy of "Synthesizing." This teacher professional development goes with my "It's About the Thinking" series about comprehension strategies. 21 powerpoint slides to get everyone
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
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By A Teacher in Iowa
Inferring is one of the most difficult things to teach our students, but this packet includes graphic organizers and tools to help begin this task! This packet has "tools" to apply to your own content, and an anchor lesson is provided to demonstrate
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in Iowa
This is a perfect set of strategy tools to help students remember that reading strategies are "at the palm of their hand." Give each student a card to use at their seat and at the guided reading table. Individual icon cards can be displayed and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.1a, RF.K.1c, RF.1.3, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3d, RF.2.4c
$2.00
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3.6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Amy Sandvold teaches third grade. She is the co-author of The Passion-Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching and Learning, and The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching (ASCD).

MY TEACHING STYLE

No-nonsense, passion-driven, student-driven.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Former principal of Apple Distinguished Campus, Masters Thesis Award University of Northern Iowa: Connecting with All Parents.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

25 years in education. Principal for 7 years and back following my passion in the classroom.

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