Amanda Burden

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Amanda Burden
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This is a jot page I use to help my students determine importance when reading nonfiction. I find that having students write a response to a fact or question filters out the random "unimportant" facts and helps them focus on the information that
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During independent reading in Reading Workshop, my students stop and jot their thinking as they read. I have a variety of "jot pages" that they can use or that I have them use during different units. This page can be used for kids who like to jot
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During Reading Workshop, my students "jot" their thinking during independent reading time. They have the option to jot in their notebooks, on sticky notes, and sometimes I will give them jot pages to stay organized. This is a more structured jot
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This is the perfect way to group students based on reading strategies they need work with. It is based on the strategies and skills from the DRA for fiction levels 34 - 50.
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I use this for students who struggle with comprehension. It is set up in the DRA format so students can get used to what they will need to do on the test. It also touches on basic comprehension skills and summarizing that they need to know how to do
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This is an organizer I used to help my students make inferences while reading nonfiction text. I modeled using it with a read aloud and gave lots of examples, then gave each student a copy. It really seemed to help :)
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I have played around with numerous templates for keeping track of my Reading Workshop student conferences. I like to refer back to the previous conference so I can check in with how students are doing. I also can quickly see which students I could
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This is a unit created to set up reading partners. The goal of this unit is to get students thinking and talking on a deeper level. The unit is set up with mini-lesson language/anchor charts/independent work for each day of the unit. I have included
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This is an intervention plan I have used with readers (levels 30-38) who struggle with specific strategies in reading. It is in the format of the DRA test to help them learn how to answer those types of questions. I use short texts or picture books
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I use this organizer to help students who have a hard time keeping track of story elements. I use it with intervention plans and usually with shorter texts. I have also used it to help students plan out writing.
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This is a chart I made in a mini-lesson as an anchor chart. I had students copy it in their reading notebooks but gave the fill in the blanks to my certified students.
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During independent reading in Reading Workshop, my students stop and jot their thinking as they read. I have a variety of "jot pages" that they can use or that I have them use during different units.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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When teaching writing, we look at a lot of mentor texts. Before we read anything, I teach my students how to read like a writer. This is an activity I have them do to get their brains reading like a writer.
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These are some different lesson plan templates I have used. They are organized by subject and by day so you can choose what works for you.
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I post this by my door to keep track of how kids are getting home from school. In 4th grade, it isn't as necessary as the year goes on, but it is helpful at the beginning of the year.
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When students finish a book, they fill out one of these bookmarks. I could see putting a pocket in each book for the students to put the bookmark in so it is always with the book and other students can have it right there when book shopping. I copy
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This is a rubric I have used in the past when students were having trouble talking in partnerships. I used this to track their level of participation, respect of group members, level of talk, etc. It could also be used as a tool for students/groups
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This is a page that can be used to help students practice making connections while they read.
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These are jot pages I used for students who were struggles with particular comprehension strategies. I started by modeling as I read with them until they could do it independently. They are simple (and all set up similarly) but were very useful to
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In past years, I've had trouble with students taking way too long when book shopping and having a hard time finding something they wanted to read. So, at the beginning of this school year, I had my students browse all of the books at their level and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 6th year teaching in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I spent one year teaching a 3/4 split and the rest in 4th grade.

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I graduated from Michigan State University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a certification in Language Arts. This summer I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Technology, also from MSU.

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