Amber Thomas

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Amber Thomas
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"Every morning before the kids arrive ask yourself, "Would I want to be a student in this class?"
 
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By Amber Thomas
Do you need a poetry unit to help your students on standardized tests? Do you want one that also meets diverse learning preferences and needs? This 2 week unit has my most motivating poetry lessons to teach what goes into writing a poem in a playful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.4.5, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.10
$3.99
214
Digital Download PDF (4.15 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for a way to assess your fourth graders' understanding of common morals in fables? This quiz is designed to get children to make inferences and draw conclusions about various famous fables as well as novel contexts. ✅ Update:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
FREE
146
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.1b, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.5.1e, L.5.3a
$33.46
$24.99
55
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
This set of homograph task cards contains 29 cards (1 direction card, 1 sample homograph card filled out, and 27 homograph pair activity cards). This activity not only focuses on the different definitions of each word, but also the pronunciations.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards
$3.99
84
Digital Download PDF (3.77 MB)
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. If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1a, L.4.1b, L.4.1c, L.4.1d, L.4.1e, L.4.1f, L.4.1g, L.4.2, L.4.2a, L.4.2b...
$24.47
$18.99
110
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
Do you want students to go deeper than just identifying Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes? If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages help students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.5.4b
$7.99
10
Digital Download PDF (5.59 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying capitalization and punctuation errors. 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.3.2, L.3.2b, L.3.2c, L.4.2a, L.4.2b, L.4.3b, L.5.2
$3.00
33
Digital Download PDF (2.92 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Are you teaching Personal Narratives to your 4th graders, and you want to align your unit with the Common Core State Standards? This product contains activities, student reference materials, and worksheets to bring children through the process of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$6.99
59
Digital Download PDF (2.56 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
$4.99
26
Digital Download PDF (3.15 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying simple and complex sentences. With these pages, students learn how to combine, expand, and reduce sentences in the context of their own writing. So if you want your students to correctly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.5.3a
$4.50
29
Digital Download PDF (4.47 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This Common Core product was designed to show my fourth graders what I am expecting from them in different settings. The standards are rephrased in kid friendly language, and designed as an overview you can refer to all year, not an overly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables
$2.50
70
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying adverbs and prepositions. 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.1a, L.4.1e
$3.00
25
Digital Download PDF (0.95 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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.1d
$1.00
31
Digital Download PDF (2.67 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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.3a
$3.99
19
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This bundle covers language Common Core State Standards for third grade. Help your students improve their grammar, editing, revising and writing using model sentences. Here’s what’s included:1. Mentor Sentences Parts of Speech Overview {Third
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1b, L.3.1c, L.3.1d, L.3.1e, L.3.1f, L.3.1g, L.3.1h, L.3.1i, L.3.2...
$21.99
$15.99
1
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying complete sentences. 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 learn to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
46
Digital Download PDF (2.63 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying commas and other punctuation. With these pages, students learn how to use punctuation in the context of their own writing. So if you want your students to correctly use commas and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.2c, L.5.2d
$3.99
12
Digital Download ZIP (7.42 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This product helps students go deeper than just identifying correlative conjunctions. With these pages, students learn how to use correlative conjunctions in the context of their own writing. So if you want your students to correctly use correlative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.1e
$2.50
17
Digital Download PDF (3.58 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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.5.5a
$1.50
10
Digital Download PDF (3.64 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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.5a
$1.00
23
Digital Download PDF (0.75 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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