Amber Thomas

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By Amber Thomas
You asked for it, and you got it! This product contains ALL my Mentor Sentences for fourth grade Common Core State Standards in a single, 112 page download. If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$24.47
$18.99
98 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach your fifth graders revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.1b, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.5.1e, L.5.3a
$31.95
$22.99
31 ratings
4.0
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By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.3a
$3.99
23 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying conjunctions and transition words. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$4.99
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying adjectives. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students to correctly order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
29 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying conjunctions and transition words. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
20 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying verbs and tenses. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students to correctly use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.99
27 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying conjunctions and transition words. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
18 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just using the same boring words as they're used to in their writing. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$3.99
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just adding dialogue to their writing. With these pages students make informed decisions about grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying similes and metaphors. With these pages students take grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students to use similes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
18 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.1e
$2.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need some real world examples of figurative language to analyze and interpret? Do they need context to understand similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia before using them effectively in their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.5a
$1.50
5 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (1.48 MB)
By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.2c, L.5.2d
$4.99
10 ratings
3.8
Digital Download ZIP (2.30 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying pronouns. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students to use pronouns (CCSS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.69 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying homophones. With these pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. So if you want your students to use homophones (CCSS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
13 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.1b, L.5.1c, L.5.1d
$3.49
3 ratings
3.7
Digital Download PDF (1.06 MB)
By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.4b
$6.99
6 ratings
3.5
Digital Download PDF (2.09 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need help using grade level conjunctions and transition words in their writing? Are you having a hard time fitting grammar instruction into your day? Do you want an efficient system for grammar practice that is efficient and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.6
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.49 MB)
By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right away. These pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.5.1a
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught fourth grade for 9 years in public school and third grade in a charter school for 3 years. Prior to my full time teaching career I was a paraprofessional for a teacher of the deaf for grades 1 and 2 for a year, and a preschool teacher for 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am pragmatic so I can meet the needs of my students. I teach my fourth graders about working in groups so they can learn social skills as well as academics. I enjoy the balanced literacy reading and writing program. Some experts who have influenced me are John Collins and Lucy Caulkins. In math I use a combination of note taking and math games to promote understanding of vocabulary and principles as well as practice for applying skills. My district has also recently adopted the Math In Focus (Singapore Math) program. In science and social studies I teach research skills to enhance students' writing as well as reading to learn new information since.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded grant money that funded the purchase of science materials for 6 classrooms at my school in October of 2012.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bradford College: BA in Psychology, minor in Education; Lesley University: MA in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have served on district-wide literacy and science curriculum committees for several years. I have served on school-wide literacy team for several years. I also served as the Second Step (emotional curriculum) school-wide lead teacher.

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