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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 3rd grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 95 original 3rd grade close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
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...
$36.00 $31.00
$24.80
2,850
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 2nd grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 95 original 2nd grade close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
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, RI.2.1, RI.2.2...
$34.00 $31.00
$24.80
2,223
Bundle
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 4th grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 100 original 4th grade close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.8, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, RI.4.1...
$38.00 $36.00
$28.80
1,508
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
With differentiated passages and small group lessons, these reading strategy groups can replace your guided reading groups! You no longer need to look for reading passages or think of reading comprehension questions for your small groups. This
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Google Apps, Centers
$50.25 $35.88
$28.70
610
Bundle
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 5th grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 105 original 5th grade close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
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, RI.5.1...
$38.00 $36.00
$28.80
1,195
Bundle
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 1st grade teacher is looking for! This BESTSELLING bundle has 100 original 1st grade close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
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.1.8, RL.1.9, RL.1.10, RI.1.1...
$26.00 $20.80
$16.64
1,158
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the nonfiction close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 3rd grade teacher is looking for! This pack has 50 original 3rd grade nonfiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
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
$18.00
$14.40
1,542
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
With differentiated passages and small group lessons, these reading strategy groups will transform how you teach main idea and key details. You no longer need to look for reading passages or think of reading comprehension questions for reading
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Centers
$6.25
$5.00
270
Digital Download ZIP (70.65 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the nonfiction close reading comprehension passages and activities that every 2nd grade teacher is looking for! This pack has 50 original 2nd grade nonfiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the heart of improving
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Grant Proposals, Google Apps
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.2.10
$17.00
$13.60
1,722
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
3rd Grade daily reading passages that reinforce reading comprehension through daily quick reads, reading bell ringers, reading warm ups, or ELA morning work! These daily reading comprehension passages are great for independent reading time or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
$19.00
$15.20
213
Digital Download ZIP (51.53 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Context clues are best taught by using a few sentences that include a nonsense word. Using the sentence level context, students must figure out the meaning.DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION INCLUDEDIn addition to the traditional printable pack, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4
$2.00
$1.60
792
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By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the fiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 3rd grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 45 original 3rd grade fiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
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
$18.00
$14.40
647
Digital Download ZIP (17.28 MB)
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:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$7.00
$5.60
1,118
Digital Download ZIP (68.13 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Math Word Wall for the 4th Grade Common Core Standards. 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,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.3, 4.MD.B.4, 4.MD.C.5, 4.MD.C.5a, 4.MD.C.5b, 4.MD.C.6, 4.MD.C.7, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3...
$7.00
$5.60
1,222
Digital Download ZIP (187.09 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Author's Reasons and Evidence: Differentiated unit for 4th or 5th grade!This unit is full of what you need to teach your students about examining the author's point, reasons, and evidence (RI.4.8 and RI.5.8) in a 4th or 5th grade classroom. The
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.4.8, RI.5.8
$7.00
$5.60
501
Digital Download ZIP (24.87 MB)
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
$4.80
371
Digital Download ZIP (26.58 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
These are the fiction reading comprehension passages and activities that every 2nd grade teacher is looking for! This pack of BESTSELLING reading passages has 45 original 2nd grade fiction close reading passages and activities that will get to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
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
$17.00
$13.60
641
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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:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.9, RI.3.9
$6.00
$4.80
294
Digital Download ZIP (25.87 MB)
By Alyssha Swanson - Teaching and Tapas
Summer packet! Perfect for the end of 4th grade and getting ready for 5th 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 4th grade classroom. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, End of Year
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$7.00
$5.60
716
Digital Download ZIP (68.20 MB)
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
$5.60
1,713
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an experienced curriculum writer and literacy consultant with a specialization in helping educators develop their skills of effectively teaching reading comprehension to primary school-aged students. My experience as a Reading Specialist has moved me through an exciting career of working with schools internationally and throughout the United States. I am currently based in Den Haag, Netherlands.

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 Den Haag, Netherlands with my amazing husband and two girls. 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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