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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 learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Professional Development
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Professional Development
$5.99
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By Always A Lesson
This student book report project & template is a fun way for students to show their learning by creating something with a paper bag, cereal box or shoe box. This creative approach will engage students in a meaningful way. Students will label
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$2.15
10
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By Always A Lesson
This packet contains Halloween literacy activities for centers, partner work or independent study. Engage elementary students in reading & literacy activities while meeting multiple standards. Included:Reading PassagesComprehension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
7
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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 Teach- What
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$2.25
8
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By Always A Lesson
Teach & celebrate this patriotic holiday, Flag Day, with 3 separate reading comprehension passages. Answer key includedThis packet includes:Comprehension questionsWriting activity Venn diagram to assess student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.25
5
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By Always A Lesson
This creative book report project will motivate students to persuade their peers to read their favorite books. Even reluctant readers will enjoy convincing their friends to read books they enjoy.  This book report project comes in two formats &
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
8
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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. Included:Note to TeacherChapter-by- chapter Vocabulary, Summary, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
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
$8.99
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By Always A Lesson
A book club (or literacy circle) is an excellent way to give your students a rich literacy experience where they can gain independence and engage in high quality conversations with their peers. Whether students are hesitant readers or advanced, book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.25
$1.80
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By Always A Lesson
This Book Club Reflection Form allows students to reflect on their book club meeting and promotes accountability & engagement. Book Club Reflection Packet includes:Teacher InstructionsStudent InstructionsSample ScheduleReflection FormThis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$1.25
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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
$14.99
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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
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By Always A Lesson
The 5 W’s graphic organizer will help students focus on asking and answering the 5 main questions (who, what, where, when and why) of a story. Students can use this graphic organizer in the writing process to help them draft a story as well.This 5
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
6
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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
6
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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
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$8.99
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By Always A Lesson
5 reading passages with comprehension questions about Earth Day, global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect and green schools. Also included are 5 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
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By Always A Lesson
Use this match game to help your students better understand word relationships; specifically synonyms. This game is a great way to expand a student's vocabulary through activity cards and reflection pages. Answer Key Included. ★ Follow Me for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
$2.25
3
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By Always A Lesson
Help students find clues within a text to make an inference. These 12 fun task cards provide ample practice of locating important information. INCLUDED: - Teacher Directions - 12 Task Cards - Student Answer Sheets - Teacher Answer Key - Student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
5
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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
3
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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 father
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$12.99
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By Always A Lesson
A great way for students to practice creating accurate simile statements by using a word bank, multiple choice options or open answer sections to make the sentences true. Answer key included. UPDATED 4/11: Multiple choice (+ answer key) and open
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
1
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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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