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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
884 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
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
FORTY-FIVE original 3rd grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RL.3.1 - RL.3.7 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standard RL.3.9 is extra
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
524 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Do you own my 4th 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 4th Grade Close Reading and Text Evidence Literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
342 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FIFTY original 4th grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RL.4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standards
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$19.00
148 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FIFTY original 5th grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RL.5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and 5.7 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standards
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.8, RL.5.9, RL.5.10
$19.00
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Reading workshop aligned to Common Core! Every 6th 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$6.00
92 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
FIFTY original 1st grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to the Common Core. Each passage falls within the Lexile Level of 250-490. The Lexile Level is marked at the top of each passage. Standards RL.1.1,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.1.10
$16.00
100 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Characters, Settings, & Events: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students how to think deeply about fictional characters, settings, and events (RL.4.3 and RL.5.3) in a 4th or 5th grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$6.00
71 ratings
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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
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Use these 24 differentiated task cards to teach your 2nd-3rd grade students about differing points of view in fiction stories. The stories are on the cards, so you do not need to search for texts to use for practicing this standard. Every classroom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6
$3.00
45 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
POINT OF VIEW: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about how point of view can affect the way a story is told (RL.4.6 and RL.5.6) in a 4th or 5th grade classroom. The materials are all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$6.00
34 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Theme: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students how to identify the theme of a fiction text (RL.4.2 and RL.5.2) in a 4th or 5th grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$6.00
37 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Illustrations add meaning to the text: differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about how illustrations can add to the tone, meaning, or beauty of a fiction text (RL.4.7 and RL.5.7) in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.7, RL.5.7
$6.00
41 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Six COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The six lessons in this unit are:1. Try Another Word2. Use the Context Clues3. Match the Word4. Use the Word5. Connector Clues6. Literal vs. Figurative LanguageEach lesson
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.25
37 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Refer to the Text: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students to refer to the text using text evidence when reading fiction (RL.4.1 and RL.5.1) in a 4th or 5th grade classroom. The materials
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$6.00
32 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Ten COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The ten lessons in this unit are:1. Character Expressions2. Character Feelings3. Feelings Can Change4. Guessing a Character's Thoughts5. Inferring Character Traits6. Inner Traits
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.75
35 ratings
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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 literature standards in a 2nd grade or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a little
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
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, RL.3.1...
$48.00
$30.00
50 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
VOCABULARY and FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade! This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about figurative language and vocabulary with Greek mythology origins (RL.4.4 and RL.5.4) in a 4th or 5th grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$6.00
19 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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