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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Ten Halloween themed task cards that make your students THINK. These are all one or two step problems. I have full 8.5x11 slides for each question and also a version of "snippits" for your students to cut the question out and glue it into their math
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1
FREE
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Use the Frayer Model as a quick Number of Day activity or when you are introducing Base Ten or Place Value. The students have to write the following four forms of a number: Word Form Base Ten Block Picture Place Value Table Expanded Form This
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
FREE
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Use the Frayer Model as a quick Word of the Day activity or when you are introducing new vocabulary. The students have to examine the four elements of a vocabulary word: Definition Use it in a sentence What it is... What it is NOT... This packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
44 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Twelve fall and Thanksgiving themed task cards that make your students THINK. These are all one or two step problems. I have full 8.5x11 slides for each question and also a version of "snippits" for your students to cut the question out and glue it
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
FREE
140 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Eight Christmas themed task cards that make your students THINK. These are all one or two step problems. The product includes 4"x5" slides for each question and also a printable page for your students to show their work. In my math workshop this
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1
FREE
56 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This pack includes 14 challenging place value problems that make your students THINK! This is perfect for a class that is working with numbers up to 999. There are some problems that require regrouping with manipulatives. For many students, this is
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Task Cards
FREE
71 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
I wanted my students to reflect on why they write. Are they practicing being a storyteller? This is a biggie in my classroom? Or are they sharing their experience? During our writing workshop, I always choose three students to share their work at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
15 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Eight February (Valentine's Day) themed task cards that make your students THINK. These are all one or two step problems. This pack includes 4"x5" slides for each question and also a printable page for your students to show their work. In my math
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
FREE
65 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
I am happy to share this resource to help your students practice using context clues. The students read a few sentences that include a nonsense word. Using the sentence level context, they must figure out the meaning. Enjoy! If you use like this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
578 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
When you are you are teaching and assessing your students knowledge of the Common Core CONTENT standards, don’t forget to give equal importance to the standards for mathematical PRACTICE. Use this checklist to record your observations as you meet
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Classroom Forms
FREE
143 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Language stems, thinking stems, sentence starters...there are a lot of different names for this incredible teaching strategy! When I am planning for the needs of my ESL students, I think of them as language stems. When I am planning how to make my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Literature Circles
FREE
135 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Stop those students from picking their nose! After teaching Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade, I can say with certainty that this sign is a MUST-HAVE for any of you! I have this sign hanging right above our tissue box. Stop the nose
Subjects:
Health, Classroom Management, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
23 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This FREEBIE includes TWO original 2nd/3rd grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Standards RI.2.9 and RI.3.9 (Compare and contrast the most important points...presented in two texts on the same
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.9, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.6, RI.3.9
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Differentiated close reading for 2nd or 3rd graders! This product includes two differentiated versions of the same passage. Version A is written at a Lexile Level of 410 and it is 178 words long (below 2nd and 3rd grade Common Core reading level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.10
FREE
138 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
This FREEBIE includes TWO original 4th/5th grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Standards RI.4.6 and RI.5.6 (Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.6, RI.5.6
FREE
108 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
April Fools Day DIFFERENTIATED close reading PRANK for 3rd-5th graders! Trick your students with a close reading passage that says there is a new discovery that Earth is flat, not round. This freebie includes one article. It is written at two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
62 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Use this FREE resource to plan your reading groups. It includes space for you to plan future mini-lessons, independent reading accountability tasks, and reading groups. It is one versatile page that can be copied over and over. The download
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
FREE
6 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Use these cute class rule posters to establish your positive classroom norms. The rules are easy to see and read from a distance. They are two size options included so that you can choose the best size for your space. The rules/norms included
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Two FREE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! Both lessons include: - WARM UP: Four quick tasks that review prior knowledge and introduce the strategy. - PRACTICE: A complete high-interest passage that includes thoughtful prompts
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
11 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
A COMPLETE strategy group lesson teaching Plot vs. Theme. It is ready to print and go! This lesson includes: - WARM UP: A quick task that introduces the strategy. - PRACTICE: A set of differentiated (at 3 levels) high-interest passages that
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
10 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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