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By Amber Kotzin
Do you want a literature guide that will take your students on a mysterious journey with children who find a home in the woods while trying to hide from a man? Do your students enjoy the "Boxcar Children" series? Then this is the book guide for you.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RI.3.8, SL.3.2
$5.00
476
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By Amber Kotzin
Need a book full of laughs to read with your students? Then this is the book guide for you. This packet contains 40 student pages to use with the hilariously funny book called Superfudge by Judy Blume. This guide contains: - 1 Cover Page - 8
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, SL.3.2
$5.00
440
Digital Download PDF (7.31 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "Pop's Bridge" by Eve Bunting. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 1 Lesson 4.The components of this MINI PACK are included
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, L.3.6
$2.00
303
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
Each STEM Challenge links to the story in some way. This is a fun way to get your students involved in the story. These lessons are typically 4-5 pages.These are part of the ULTIMATE PACKS for each individual story. Please do not purchase if you
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$10.00
190
Digital Download ZIP (21.15 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
Each STEM Challenge links to the story in some way. This is a fun way to get your students involved in the story. These lessons are typically 3-7 pages.For the Students and Teacher:• STEM Activity Challenge (2 - 4 pages)• STEM Activity Challenge
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$10.00
161
Digital Download ZIP (28.03 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
• • • Includes PAPER and DIGITAL Options! • • •This is a 58-page supplemental set including answer keys to accompany "A Fine, Fine School" by Sharon Creech. This is a story from the © 2011, 2014, 2017 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
86
Digital Download ZIP (8.93 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
Do you want a literature guide for a story about a musical cricket and his friends - a cat and mouse- that save a newsstand in NYC? Then this is the book guide for you. This packet contains a whopping 36 student page guide to use with the book "The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RI.3.8, SL.3.2
$4.50
192
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By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "Roberto Clemente - Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates" by Jonah Winter. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 1 Lesson 5.The
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, L.3.6
$2.00
303
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This bundle contains all 30 stories for the © 2014 3rd Grade Journeys: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. There are a total of 245 student pages to be used as supplemental activities. If you are interested in just buying one story or one unit, they are all
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$60.00
$54.00
193
Bundle
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "A Fine, Fine School" by Sharon Creech. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 1 Lesson 1.The components of this MINI PACK are
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RI.3.9, L.3.6
$2.00
262
Digital Download PDF (0.81 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This packet contains a whopping 37 student page guide to use with the book "Stuart Little" by E.B. White. Do you want a literature guide for a story about an adventurous little mouse with a big thrill for life? Then this is the book guide for you.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RI.3.8, SL.3.2
$4.50
207
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This packet contains 65 pages in which 62 pages are student worksheets. You can use them as pre- and post-tests when covering each standard, or as practice or review for each standard. This set will cover the whole year of 3rd grade Common Core
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.3, 3.MD.B.4, 3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 3.NBT.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3...
$20.00
$10.00
312
Digital Download PDF (1.97 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
• • • Includes PAPER and DIGITAL Options! • • •This is a 58-page supplemental set including answer keys to accompany "Pop's Bridge" by Eve Bunting. This is a story from the © 2011, 2014, 2017 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
71
Digital Download ZIP (11.47 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 11 page supplemental set with answer keys to accompany the "Kamishibai Man" by Allen Say. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the Unit 2 Lesson 9.The components of this MINI PACK are
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.9, RI.3.8
$2.00
248
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "Bat Loves the Night" by Nicola Davies. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 2 Lesson 6.The components of this MINI PACK are
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RL.3.8, L.3.6
$2.00
312
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "The Extra-Good Sunday" from "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" by Beverly Cleary. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 3 Lesson 15.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.3.9, SL.3.1, L.3.6
$2.00
291
Digital Download PDF (0.69 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "The Harvest Birds" by Blanca Lopez de Mariscal. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 2 Lesson 8.The components of this MINI
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.6
$2.00
215
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "Tops and Bottoms" by Janet Stevens. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Unit 3 Lesson 12.The components of this MINI PACK are
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.6, RI.3.9, L.3.6
$2.00
193
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
• • • Includes PAPER and DIGITAL Options! • • •This is a 60-page supplemental set including answer keys to accompany "The Trial of Cardigan Jones" by Tim Egan. This is a story from the © 2011, 2014, 2017 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (12.72 MB)
By Amber Kotzin
This is an 8 page supplemental set with an answer key to accompany "The Trial of Cardigan Jones" by Tim Egan. This is a story from the © 2014 3rd grade Journeys series by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as Unit 1 Lesson 2.The components of this MINI PACK
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RI.3.9, L.3.6
$2.00
244
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 16 years. I am currently teaching 3rd grade, but have taught 2nd and 5th grades, as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I encourage my students to interact and learn from one another. My resources typically include using a book or story and extending it beyond the "norm." This may incorporate a STEM project, game, interactive exercise activity, or responding with artwork that builds a bridge between the content and the students' lives. I believe in making the content accessible to all students. In my classroom, we incorporate technology into nearly everything we do. I'd be lost without it!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Early Childhood Student Teacher of the Year 2003; Who's Who in Teaching 2004; Golden Apple 2005; Golden Apple 2012; Outstanding State Support Team 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and Master in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (PreK–6)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not busy with school, my husband, sons, and dog keeps me occupied!

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