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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
NINETY-SEVEN original 2nd grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! Standards RI.2.1 – RI.2.8 and RL.2.1 – RL.2.7 EACH have FIVE passages and
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2...
$32.00
$27.00
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Close Reading - FIFTY original 2nd grade leveled close reading passages and activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RI.2.1-RI.2.8 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standard RI.2.9 is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
$16.00
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Summer packet - perfect for the end of 2nd grade and getting ready for 3rd grade. Avoid the summer slide! This product contains 50 days worth of review/practice pages for your students to work on after they leave your second grade classroom. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Summer
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$6.00
1188 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
2nd Grade Math Word Wall. This bright and colorful pack will look terrific in your classroom AND these are kid friendly! Every vocabulary word has a brief definition written in simplified, but mathematically accurate, language and colorful
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Other (Math)
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.B.5, 2.MD.B.6, 2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.MD.D.9, 2.MD.D.10, 2.NBT.A.1...
$7.00
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
205 page BUNDLE of rigorous math assessments! Includes 3 tests (Pre-Assessment, Meeting the Standard, and Exceeding the Standard) for EVERY second grade Common Core math standard. Also includes a grading rubric for each standard as well as an answer
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.B.5, 2.MD.B.6, 2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.MD.D.9, 2.MD.D.10, 2.NBT.A.1...
$15.00
1048 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Do you own my 2nd Grade Close Reading Informational Text pack already? Then this differentiated extension pack is a GREAT add-on for you! WHAT IS THIS? This is meant to be used with my bestselling 2nd Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
1138 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Do you own my 2nd Grade Close Reading Literature pack already? Then this differentiated extension pack is a GREAT add-on for you! WHAT IS THIS? This is meant to be used with my bestselling 2nd Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence Literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
911 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This assessment pack includes one and two page assessments for all 20 Second Grade Common Core Language standards and sub-standards. It also includes data recording pages and a scoring rubric for each standard. Each assessment is an open-ended
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.1a, L.2.1b, L.2.1c, L.2.1d, L.2.1e, L.2.1f, L.2.2, L.2.2a, L.2.2b, L.2.2c...
$8.00
776 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
40 pages of Shades of Meaning fun! The pack includes group activities, centers, printables, anchor charts, and all the assessments you need to teach Shades of Meaning for verbs and adjectives. Your students will ask to play these games long after
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.50
567 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FORTY-FIVE original 2nd grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RL.2.1 - RL.2.7 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standard RL.2.9 is extra
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10
$16.00
541 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
175 pages of differentiated problem solving tasks aligned to the Common Core standards! These are the math tasks that you have been looking for to help you teach via problem solving. This type of inquiry based learning is perfect for the teacher who
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.B.5, 2.MD.B.6, 2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.MD.D.9, 2.MD.D.10, 2.NBT.A.1...
$10.00
517 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
77 pages of everything you need to teach and assess ALL of the 2nd Grade Common Core Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives) standards. This pack includes group games, individual games, center activities, and printables. Answer keys
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$12.75
420 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Common Core Reading Workshop! Every 2nd Grade Common Core Informational and Literature Reading Standard is addressed with a strategy card, focus question, exit slip(s), and an "I Can" Statement. This pack includes everything you need to visually
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.8, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RI.2.1...
$6.00
421 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Compare and Contrast similar stories: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach about comparing and contrasting similar fairy tales (RL.2.9) and comparing contrasting similar stories by the same author
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.9, RL.3.9
$6.00
223 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
GROSS Close Reading: Differentiated close reading for 2nd or 3rd graders. This download includes both a traditional PDF option and a digital Google app link. You know those students who say they hate reading...maybe they are reading the wrong
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.6, RI.3.8
$5.00
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Hang these bright and colorful "I Can" statements after you have taught each of the Math and Language Arts standards. These are all written in kid friendly language. The common core number is written on each statement as well. This set of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
278 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
62 COMPLETE reading group lessons that are ready to print and go! Each lesson includes:- WARM UP: Quick tasks that review prior knowledge and introduce the strategy.- PRACTICE: A complete high-interest passage (differentiated at three levels) that
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$58.75
$47.00
270 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This is a MEGA LIST of math words! It includes 400 math vocabulary cards. This list has every word you could imagine in a K-6th Grade classroom. Everything is aligned to the Common Core Standards. This bright and colorful pack will look terrific in
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$12.00
254 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Compare and Contrast: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Compare and Contrast Two Texts (RI.2.9 and RI.3.9) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.9, RI.3.9
$6.00
169 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Moral of the Story: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach about retelling and identifying the moral of the story (RL.2.2 and RL.3.2) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.2, RL.3.2
$6.00
175 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach 2nd grade internationally at an amazing American school! Our curriculum is just like an American curriculum complete with Common Core and teaching in English but I get the added pleasure of weekend strolls through the streets of Madrid, Spain. Before this, I taught 1st grade for five years at an wonderful private school in Portland, Oregon.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I set up very clear expectations and stick to them. I love to laugh with my students and make the school day fun with tons of learning. My big professional goal is to constantly work on differentiation. You can see that in most of my products!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Assistant Lower School Director, School-wide Science Coordinator, Grade Level Coordinator

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Education, University of Oregon 2001 M.A. Education, George Fox University 2003 Certified Reading Specialist, Portland State University, 2011 Certified Math Specialist, SUNY Buffalo, 2014

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my life! I live in Madrid, Spain with my amazing husband and baby girl. We travel any chance we get! If you need to get in touch, email me at teachingandtapas@gmail.com. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions!

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