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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Main Topic and Main Idea: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Main Topic and Main Idea (RI.2.2 and RI.3.2) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2
$6.00
97 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This is a great game for reviewing the following: how to add three or more two and three digit numbers (i.e. 206+16+42), the meaning of the word “sum”, the meaning of the word “regroup”, how to solve addition problems that require regrouping of two
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
68 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Text Features: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Text Features (RI.2.5 and RI.3.5) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a little extra
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5
$6.00
95 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Personal math dictionary for K-3 classrooms. This pack comes with over 160 words! Every vocabulary word has a brief definition written in simplified, but mathematically accurate, language and illustrations that are perfect in a primary classroom.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2...
$6.00
114 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Connections and Sequence differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Connections and Sequence (RI.2.3 and RI.3.3) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.3, RI.3.3
$6.00
90 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Compare and contrast similar stories: differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about comparing and contrasting similar fiction stories (RL.4.9 and RL.5.9) in a 4th or 5th grade classroom.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.9, RL.5.9
$6.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Character's Response, Action, & Feelings: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach about Characters and how they respond to challenges (RL.2.3 and RL.3.3) 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.2.3, RL.3.3
$6.00
100 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Differentiated 2nd grade or 3rd grade reading notebook! This notebook includes EVERYTHING you need to teach the CCSS informational standards in a 2nd grade or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
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.3.1, RI.3.2...
$41.00
$30.00
113 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
3rd Grade ELA 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 kid-friendly language and colorful illustrations that are perfect in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$7.00
68 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Three assessments (Pre-Assessment, Meeting the Standard, and Exceeding the Standard) for EVERY second grade Common Core "Geometry" standard. Also includes a grading rubric for each standard as well as an answer key. This product comes with a PDF
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
2.G.A.1, 2.G.A.2, 2.G.A.3
$3.00
62 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Images and Diagrams differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Images and Diagrams (RI.2.7 and RI.3.7) in a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$6.00
61 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Differentiated 4th grade or 5th grade reading notebooks! These two notebooks include EVERYTHING you need to teach the CCSS reading (informational text and literature) standards in a 4th grade or 5th grade classroom. The materials are all
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.8, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6...
$60.00
$50.00
98 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Differentiated poetry and figurative language unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach about rhythm, rhyming, and figurative language (RL.2.4 and RL.3.4) 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.2.4, RL.3.4
$6.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
37 pages of everything you need to teach and assess the 2nd Grade Common Standards related to nouns. This pack includes activities for: - 2.L.1.a: collective nouns (two printables, one game, one assessment) - 2.L.1.b: irregular plural nouns (two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
60 ratings
3.9
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Author's Point and Reasons: Differentiated unit for 2nd or 3rd grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach Author's Point and Reasons (RI.2.8 and RI.3.8) 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.2.8, RI.3.8
$6.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Math and ELA Word Wall *BUNDLE* for your 3rd Grade classroom. These bright and colorful words will look terrific in your classroom AND they are kid friendly! Every vocabulary word has a brief definition written in kid-friendly language and colorful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Math
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$14.00
$11.00
77 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
2nd Grade author's point and reasons in informational texts! This pack includes five 2nd grade level reading passages and five simplified texts for students reading below grade level that are perfect for comparing and contrasting on standard
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.8
$4.00
64 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Text Structure: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about describing the structure of a text (RI.4.5) as well as comparing/contrasting the text structure of two or more texts (RI.5.5)
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$6.00
63 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
DIRTY JOBS Close Reading: Differentiated close reading for 4th or 5th 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:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
82 ratings
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Three assessments for every first grade Common Core "Geometry" standard including an assessment to see if a student is exceeding the standard. Also includes a grading rubric for each standard as well as an answer key. Each standard includes the
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$2.00
108 ratings
4.0
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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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