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Special Education Behavior Reflection Think Sheet: Do you struggle with helping students process their behaviors and learn to make better choices? Are your time-outs ineffective? Are your students repeating the same negative behaviors? Having
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
645 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Special Education: Work smarter not harder! Don't be stressed out...LOVE your special education career with these ready-to-use special education interventions, tools, assessments, rubrics, forms and templates that will make your life so much
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Study Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$25.00
$13.00
576 ratings
3.9
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By Astute Hoot
Intervention and Special Education: This Intervention Toolbox has everything you need to design and implement special education academic and behavioral interventions. This is great for special education, RTI, general education, Teacher Assistance
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$7.00
466 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.39 MB)
By Astute Hoot
Special Education: This is an amazing, easy-to-use, special education documentation tool to collect data regarding a student's time-on-task. It measures behavior in 30 second intervals and tracks specific off task behaviors so special education
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.00
273 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
**Now available - Accompanying hands-on tools in our Reading Intervention Kit.** Reading Intervention Essentials Bundle: Looking for a complete reading K-3 reading intervention kit that includes fluency, comprehension, sight words, and phonics
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$30.00
$15.00
526 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
RTI, Response to Intervention, Collaborative Problem Solving Teams, Teacher Assistance Teams; Student support teams can come by various different names. No matter what your school or district calls it, there are core essential components to making
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Problem Solving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$12.00
$10.00
302 ratings
3.9
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By Astute Hoot
Writing Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education: Do you have students who are struggling to write and get their ideas down on paper? These special education writing resources will help even the most reluctant writers experience success and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Special Education, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$6.00
265 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Behavior Intervention: Are you tired of recreating the wheel or finding behavior charts that are difficult to use? The Book of Behavior Charts and Tools contains various ready-to-use, customizable, behavior charts that help students make positive
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
$5.00
114 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
**Now available - Accompanying hands-on tools in our Reading Intervention Kit.** Phonics Intervention Bundle Multisyllabic Words GREAT VALUE! This complete, 220+ page, phonics intervention bundle includes activities, worksheets, posters, and
Subjects:
Special Education, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$15.00
$10.00
161 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Math Intervention: Our Math Intervention Problem Solving Essentials Bundle provides an entire year's worth of Common Core aligned, differentiated problem-solving activities to give students the strategies they need to solve word problems. Perfect
Subjects:
Special Education, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$15.00
154 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Functional Text: Students are exposed to a variety of functional text throughout the day, yet most do not know how to read and write functional text effectively. This engaging, hands-on unit teaches students how to read and write a variety of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
104 ratings
3.9
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By Astute Hoot
Special Education and Reading Intervention {Closed Syllables}: As students begin reading and spelling multisyllabic words, it is important for them to know how to break words into units larger than individual sounds. This phonics unit is a great
Subjects:
Special Education, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$2.00
64 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
**Now available - Accompanying hands-on tools in our Reading Intervention Kit.** Guided Reading Strategies Bundle: Our Astute Hoot Guided Reading Strategies BUNDLE includes 220 pages of guided reading strategies and accompanying activities that
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.K.10, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.10, RL.2.1...
$15.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Social Story: "Who is Ready for * Grade?" is a classroom behavior social story recommended for grades K-3 for general education and special education students. Social stories are especially effective for students with Autism, ED, ADHD, and ID. This
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Reading Fluency and Retelling Rubric {Reading Assessment}: These easy-to-use fluency and retelling rubrics are great assessment tools to gain important information about your students' reading abilities and progress. Qualitative data provides
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$3.00
68 ratings
3.9
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By Astute Hoot
Cooking: Entice your students to read functional text with these 17 delicious classroom cooking recipes. Cooking directions are easy to follow and can be customized for student allergies. These recipes: --include literature connections --focus on
Subjects:
Reading, Measurement, Cooking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
62 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Standardized Test Prep Unit Just the mention of a standardized test causes major anxiety for both students and teachers. This comprehensive test prep unit was designed to alleviate angst, strengthen skills, promote self-awareness and build
Subjects:
Special Education, Math Test Prep, Study Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Printables
$5.00
92 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (5.98 MB)
By Astute Hoot
Animal Research Report: This complete Animal Research Report Unit contains differentiated materials that engage even the most reluctant students, while providing enrichment activities for your advanced students. This ready-to-use animal research
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Special Education, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Biography Unit: MLK , Black History Month and Presidents' Day are all right around the corner and this Common Core Reading and Writing Biography Unit has everything you need. Students will study common features/characteristics of biographies,
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
57 ratings
4.0
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By Astute Hoot
Miss Nelson Is Missing: Do you ever feel like Miss Nelson, calmly asking the class to settle down while they choose to squirm, giggle and whisper instead? As spring fever hits, our patience and persistence decreases and our inner Viola Swamp starts
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
52 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (37.85 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Astute Hoot! In 2010, Jennifer, a special education teacher, and Jessica, a second grade teacher, began co-teaching a reading intervention block. We were exasperated by the extreme budget cuts, which had left our students with limited resources and services to meet their needs. We were frustrated to see a system failing students as the cuts were leading to a one-size-fits-all education. We knew we had to change the status quo because our students deserved better! This inspired us to form Astute Hoot: Tools for the Wise Teacher. We joined forces with, Tina, the designer of all things Astute Hoot, and Jennifer’s sister, to create a unique cast of reading and math strategy animals and accompanying books, hands-on tools, lessons, and graphic organizers. As our engaging animals helped bring the strategies to life, our most reluctant students blossomed into motivated, enthusiastic learners; they begged to meet new animals and asked for extra graphic organizers for home. Our students made the greatest reading gains in the entire school district! We knew we had something special and ultimately, we wanted to share these resources and teaching tools with other teachers so their students could experience the same results. Helping other teachers and students is our passion and we are excited to contribute to your classroom success!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Astute Hoot provides teachers with innovative tools and solutions to rise above classroom challenges and ensure academic achievement for all learners. As seasoned teachers, we understand the importance of having effective, efficient, and engaging resources. Helping other teachers is our passion and we are excited to contribute to your classroom success. We specialize in literacy, intervention, special education and classroom management.

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ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Jennifer Zoglman is a certified teacher in the areas of elementary and special education with a M.S. in Educational Leadership and B.A. in Special Education. As a special educator since 1998, she has worked extensively with children with various learning abilities. Jessica Murphy is an experienced primary grade teacher with a M.A. in Educational Leadership. Through her extensive experience with differentiation and data-driven instruction, she created a collaborative reading intervention model and manual. Tina Rataj-Berard graduated from Edgewood College in Madison WI with a double major in Studio Art and Graphic Design. She has been working professionally as a Designer since 2003 and currently works full time as an Art Director for an Out of Home Media Company.

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