Amanda VanNess
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“A good teacher is like a candle -- it consumes itself to light the way for others.” - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
 
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Use this spreadsheet to track student progress in Words Their Way. This grade book covers sorts 1-48 of the Within Word Spellers (yellow book). I'll be posting the green book soon. You can find the red book here:
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Use this spreadsheet to track student progress in Words Their Way. This grade book covers sorts 1-56 of the Syllables and Affixes Spellers (green) book. Includes: -space for 28 students in left column (this column repeats on each page for easy
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This assessment pack contains 4 different assessments, in the same format, to formally assess a student's ability to decode 2nd grade level words each quarter. Contents: -4 Teacher Recording Forms (A-D) -4 Student Reading Forms (A-D) -Teacher
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Use this spreadsheet to track student progress in Words Their Way. This grade book covers sorts 1-60 of the Derivational Relations Spellers (blue) book. Includes: -space for 28 students in left column (this column repeats on each page for easy
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This set of addition fact strategy assessments does much more than typical timed math fact tests. Students master the simplest strategies (like +0) and progress to more difficult strategies (like make a 10). Be sure to download the free recording
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Assess student's fact fluency by strategy. This pack includes: -subtraction table, color coded by strategy -blank subtraction table, students color in mastered facts -suggested strategy teaching order -subtraction strategies explanation -subtraction
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The eight, reading vocabulary words are typed in large font on one sheet. Each poster also lists the unit number and week in the top right hand corner. I display the poster for the week at the front of the room. We put a tally mark next to a word
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Contents: 1 shades of meaning activity worksheet for units 1-6 (weeks 1-4). Each worksheet uses a word from the reading vocabulary list of the week. 1 blank template to use your own words Use: This activity can be used to introduce the shades of
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This recording sheet goes with my addition fact strategy assessments file and will help you keep track of where each student is at in the program. You can find the strategy assessments
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Use this spreadsheet to track student progress in Words Their Way. This grade book covers sorts 1-50 of the Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers (red) book. Includes: -space for 28 students in left column (this column repeats on each page for easy
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Use this recording sheet to keep track of which students passed each subtraction strategy. I record their individual scores for the pretest and posttest. I record the date that they master the strategies (38/40). You can find the subtraction
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Have you been thinking about blogging with your primary students this school year? Not sure where to start? Here are a few resources to get you going. All items are editable. -Parent Information Letter -Comment Sort -Comment Rubric I use these
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This sample contains resources to supplement your Words Their Way instruction for the Within Word Pattern Spellers (yellow book) sort #6. Contents: -Individual Student Word Lists -Demonstration Cards -Graphic Organizer -Word Building
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught in a high poverty, inner-city school district for 3 1/2 years, before moving to my current school district, where I have been teaching for 4 years. This is my third year teaching 2nd grade and I LOVE it!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My daily teaching goal is 100% engagement in whatever we are doing. I don't know if the saying, "the student who does the work, does the learning" is a famous quote, but it was made famous to me by Mrs. Kay Wait.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2013, I wrote and published an article in The Reading Teacher, a journal by the International Reading Association. It's called, "Let Me Tell You a Secret: Kindergartners Can Write!" You can read the abstract here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/TRTR.1162/abstract In 2010, I had the honor of meeting President Obama at the White House. I was invited by my teacher's union (AFT) and got to see the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act (HR 1586) be passed in the senate, then signed by the president himself. It was definitely the silver lining in being laid off twice in three months.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in early childhood education (preK-3) Master of Education in reading with K-12 reading endorsement

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