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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
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
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
375 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Thanksgiving: Differentiated close reading for 4th or 5th graders! Teach your students about the real Thanksgiving through close reading of passages and the original firsthand accounts. Students will learn about the real people, what they did, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.6
$5.00
292 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
380 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 pack includes 12 days worth of printable literacy activities. Every activity is aligned to the Common Core standards and is full of the stuff we REALLY need to teach, not just holiday filler. The activities include: * Holiday Diamonte Poem,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3, W.2.3, L.2.1e, L.2.2, L.2.2c, L.2.4a, L.2.5b
$5.00
156 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
2nd Grade Common Core - VERBS 28 pages of everything you need to teach and assess the 2nd Grade Common Standards related to verbs. This pack includes activities for: - 2.L.1.d: past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (one printable,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
103 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
21 pages of everything you need to teach and assess the 2nd Grade Common Standards related to Adjectives and Adverbs. This pack includes activities for: - 2.L.1.d: using adjectives and adverbs (one printable, one game, one assessment) - 2.L.1.b:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
81 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
2nd Grade compare and contrast informational texts! This pack includes ten 2nd grade level reading passages and ten simplified texts for students reading below grade level that are perfect for comparing and contrasting on standard RI.2.9. The grade
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.9
$5.00
90 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
ZOMBIE 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
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5
$5.00
135 ratings
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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
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
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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
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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
$5.25
68 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
23 COMPLETE reading group lessons that are ready to print and go! Each lesson includes:- WARM UP: Four quick tasks that review prior knowledge and introduce the strategy.- PRACTICE: A complete high-interest passage (differentiated at three levels)
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$24.00
$18.55
31 ratings
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These quick daily reads are perfect for morning work, independent reading time, or homework. There are 36 weeks of differentiated reading warm-ups included. A spiral review practice is interspersed every four weeks so that your students continually
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Workbooks, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$26.00
31 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
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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