Always A Lesson

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By Always A Lesson
This resource explains in detail an effective literacy block including components, examples and resources. Questions Addressed: -What should I do during a lengthy literacy block? -What is balanced literacy? -How do I account for a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Professional Development
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Professional Development
$5.50
36 ratings
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By Always A Lesson
Have fun on Halloween while learning important literacy concepts through these fun activities. Answer keys included. Included:- reading passage - comprehension questions- compare/contrast holiday assignment- written story and book cover
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
4 ratings
3.9
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By Always A Lesson
Have students share their favorite books in a creative way: complete a book report on top of a brown paper bag (or a cereal box)! Information requested include: character traits, setting description, main idea. Have students present their finished
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables
$2.15
8 ratings
3.9
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By Always A Lesson
Use this resource guide while reading the book "The War with Grandpa" by Robert Kimmel Smith. This book showcases the struggle of how one must adjust to change and how it can be a blessing in the end (the boy wages war against his grandpa who just
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, CCRA.L.2
$12.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Use this book buzz book report in order to have students persuade their peers to read their favorite books. Includes space for a book summary, illustration, personal recommendation, and overall star review. Students can present their book reports or
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Help kiddos in the planning phase of their writing by using a graphic organizer that focuses on the 5 W's of a storyline (who, what, where, when and why). This Hollywood themed product adds flair to the planning fun! Then they can begin to draft
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Always A Lesson
Discuss a rigorous text with ease! Simply pair up students, provide the reading text and use this dice activity to help students comprehend the text. TO PLAY: (alternate turns with peer) - Roll the dice - Answer the question that matches the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Junebug is an engaging story about a young boy growing up in the projects. He is surrounded by gangs and violence and manages to dream big things for himself and his family. This book study includes chapter by chapter vocabulary, summary, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7
$7.50
3 ratings
3.8
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By Always A Lesson
Introduce the concept of Book Club to your students so that they can have rich literacy discussions without needing you leading. Included: - space to create your groups/schedule - discussion sentence starters for students Book Club Intro-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
$1.80
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By Always A Lesson
Have students read comprehension passages about Flag Day. Includes 3 separate passages (and an answer key) where students can practice fluency and decoding as they locate important information, use context clues to determine vocabulary meaning, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
After students gather together for student-led Book Club, they each fill out a reflection sheet detailing the success of the meeting with other students. Great for accountability and engagement purposes. This packet of information includes teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$1.25
6 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
The main character Albie struggled with fitting in and measuring up to being the best at something. He constantly felt like a failure and a disappointment to his family, but luckily he met a few supportive mentors along the way. This story is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$6.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Teach your students to become better readers through the use of novel studies. Topics Included: - What is a Novel Study - How to Choose a Novel - How to Plan a Novel Study - How to Run a Novel Study - What Skills, Strategies, and Themes to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$1.99
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By Always A Lesson
Have your students lead a conference with you about their writing by filling out this 5 question organizational tool to help guide the discussion. You might also like these products: Reading Conference Sheet Writing Conference Sheet ★ Follow Me
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
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By Always A Lesson
Have students write a book review in this fun Hollywood format called "Make It a Movie!" Students practice persuasive writing skills to convince peers to see the book now turned movie on opening night. Students can present their movie posters for
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Use with the book "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom" by Louis Sachar, a story about a 5th grade boy with behavior trouble who goes through a tremendous self discovery with the help of the school counselor. It's a great book to teach about morals
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Have students dissect a text from multiple viewpoints of a variety of characters. Toss the Text refers to changing points of view. Students can look at one section of a text from all characters in order to thoroughly analyze plot development,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$1.00
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By Always A Lesson
Use these helpful graphic organizers to record the plot development of a story or plan your own story! Included in both box and "witch's hat" form: - introduction - setting - characters - rising action - climax - falling action - resolution ★
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Always A Lesson
Junebug is an engaging story about a young boy growing up in the projects. He is surrounded by gangs and violence and manages to dream big things for himself and his family. Junebug in Trouble is a book in sequence where Junebug contacts his
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$8.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Always A Lesson
Reading passages with comprehension questions about Earth Day, global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect and green schools. Also included are Earth Day literacy activity pages. Answer Keys included. ★ Follow Me for Updates! Do you have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Earth Sciences, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$2.99
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 8 years in two public elementary schools in Charlotte, NC. I currently work as a new teacher coach.

MY TEACHING STYLE

High expectations with unending support

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist I recently published my very first book for new and aspiring teachers called "Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College." Pass this resource on to those who could benefit! (http://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Educ-101-Didnt-College/dp/1478711868)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Psychology and Special Education, B.A. Curriculum and Supervision, M.A.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was married on May 8, 2015! (new name = Bridgers) We had our first bundle of joy, Lily Elizabeth, on October 26, 2016. We are currently awaiting our next bundle coming in July!

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