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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
NINETY-FIVE original 3rd grade leveled close reading passages and activities that are PERFECT for teaching your students to become masters of close reading. There are seventeen standards-based earning targets in this product. Each learning target
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.8, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, RI.3.1...
$32.00
$27.00
2,609
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
3rd 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:
3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.3, 3.MD.B.4, 3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.5a, 3.MD.C.5b, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7a, 3.MD.C.7b...
$7.00
1,655
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FIFTY original 2nd grade close reading passages and activities that are PERFECT for teaching your students to become masters of close reading. There are nine non-fiction learning targets in this product. Each learning target has 5 passages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
$16.00
1,470
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Summer packet! Perfect for the end of 3rd grade and getting ready for 4th 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 third grade classroom. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$7.00
970
Digital Download ZIP (68.13 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Do you own my 3rd 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 3rd Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
1,185
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Do you own my 3rd 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 3rd Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence Literature product,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
1,006
Digital Download ZIP (31.18 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This 54 page assessment pack includes one and two page assessments for all 25 Third Grade Common Core ELA Language standards and sub-standards. It also includes data recording pages and a scoring rubric or answer key for each standard. All of these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment
$8.00
720
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FORTY-FIVE original 3rd grade close reading passages and activities that are PERFECT for teaching your students to become masters of close reading. There are eight fiction learning targets in this product. Each learning target has 5 passages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.8, RL.3.9, RL.3.10
$16.00
601
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
209 page BUNDLE of rigorous math assessments! Includes three assessments (Pre-Assessment, Meeting the Standard, and Exceeding the Standard) for EVERY grade three Common Core math standard. Also includes a grading rubric for each standard as well as
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$15.00
581
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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
$49.00
490
Bundle
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
319
Digital Download ZIP (26.58 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Common Core reading workshop! Every 3rd Grade Common Core Informational and Literature 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 show your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
391
Digital Download PDF (16.74 MB)
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
253
Digital Download ZIP (21.52 MB)
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
234
Digital Download ZIP (25.87 MB)
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 stuff?
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
428
Digital Download ZIP (41.03 MB)
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
277
Digital Download ZIP (957.09 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Four COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The four lessons in this unit are:1. Repeating Words = Main Topic2. Subtopics and Details3. Paraphrase Sections to Find the Main Idea4. Add Up Details That Support the Main
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
194
Digital Download ZIP (4.37 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Ask and Answer Questions: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade!This unit is full of what you need to teach about asking and answering questions while reading fiction (RL.2.1 and RL.3.1) 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.2.1, RL.3.1
$6.00
194
Digital Download ZIP (26.45 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Illustrations add to the text: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade!This unit is full of what you need to teach about how to look at and use the illustrations to add meaning to the text (RL.2.7 and RL.3.7) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.7, RL.3.7
$6.00
183
Digital Download ZIP (85.37 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Point of View: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade!This unit is full of what you need to teach about how a reader compares their point of view to the point of view of the characters in a story (RL.2.6 and RL.3.6) in a 2nd or 3rd grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6
$6.00
159
Digital Download ZIP (21.06 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach 2nd grade internationally at an amazing American school! Our curriculum is just like an American curriculum, 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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