Alaina Crowder

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Alaina Crowder
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This file contains 19 clues and answers for different sections of a high school library, but can be adapted for any library. Students guess and find their section and explain it to the class (directions are included).
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This one page brochure (front and back; edit for your own use) highlights the mission statement of your library, policies, services, hours, technology, collection, etc. It also has space for your contact information and a form for volunteers to
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This library handout was created for high school students. It contains websites for several research categories (encyclopedias, Accelerated Reader, search engines, citation sources, etc.). Personal information was replaced with * * * *.
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This Word file contains vocabulary tests, comprehension questions, chapter tests, and a unit test for The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling. This unit was created for third graders but can be adapted as necessary. The chapters are
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This file contains a guided practice worksheet for multiplication and division fact families. The empty section is for students to create their own fact family sentences for a quick assessment. It also contains a quiz.
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This Smart Board lesson requires students to use alphabet manipulatives to put the correct letters into a customer's alphabet soup at the Soups N' Such Cafe. The customer only wants letters that look the same after a flip, slide, and turn.
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This is an activity that I created to use in my high school library for a contest during Teen Tech Week in March. Students were instructed to complete and mark five of the activities on the bingo card (the instructions are listed on the back of the
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This anticipation/reaction guide was created for a library lesson that included scavenger hunts on the card catalog, Gale databases, advanced Google searching, and http://www.procon.org. It was used as the anticipatory set and closure for the
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This card catalog scavenger hunt was created for a library lesson that included scavenger hunts on the card catalog, Gale databases, advanced Google searching, and http://www.procon.org. This scavenger hunt was used with Alexandria but can be
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This is a Smart Board lesson used with teaching the phases of the moon. Each slide presents a statement and the students decide if it is fact or fiction.
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3rd, 4th
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This Word file contains 21 matter facts for an I Have, Who Has? card game. Print them on colorful cardstock and laminate for durability.
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This Smart Board lesson introduces students to probability vocabulary and predicting outcomes.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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I created this PowerPoint for a district-wide workshop to train teachers on creating SmartBoard lessons. In our district we usually have beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses...this one qualifies as advanced.
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During my first year of teaching my behavior system consisted of citizenship tickets and fines. Students were given a "wallet" with play money at the beginning of the week. They were fined during the week for their inappropriate behaviors. At the
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This file contains a guided practice worksheet for addition and subtraction fact families. The empty section is for students to create their own fact family sentences for a quick assessment. It also contains a quiz.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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This Smart Board file teaches students how to figure out the rule for a pattern using a "function machine".
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This Smart Board file reviews animal concepts before taking a test. It shows students how to draw a Magic Number Square on their paper before answering the questions.
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This ProCon.org scavenger hunt was created for a library lesson that included scavenger hunts on the card catalog, Gale databases, advanced Google searching, and http://www.procon.org. The other scavenger hunts are available as separate downloads in
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I used this "Speed Dating" activity for a high school club that I sponsor. It was a good activity to learn fun facts about new members. I recommend putting the students face to face in a circle or square and rotating either the inner or outer
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Students choose their own activities to complete each night for homework.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught PreK, third grade, and fourth grade for a total of 8 years. I was a library media specialist in a PreK-5th grade elementary school for two years. 2017-2018 is my sixth year in a high school library.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, technology centered, combination of direct instruction and cooperative learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student teacher of the year (BS degree) Teacher of the Year 2007 (my elementary school)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Education with an endorsement in Library Science.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married to my wonderful husband for seven years and we have a three year old son and a crazy Border Collie.

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