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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:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.00
403
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By Astute Hoot
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:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
776
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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:
School Counseling, Problem Solving, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Printables, Classroom Forms
$12.00
$10.00
345
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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:
School Counseling, Study Skills, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$25.00
$13.00
646
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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:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$7.00
494
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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, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Assessment
$30.00
$15.00
573
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By Astute Hoot
Rubrics have been essential for my resource program this year. Rubrics are efficient tools to assess authentic student learning and growth towards IEP goals. Instead of measuring a skill as correct/incorrect or simply generating a percentage score,
Subjects:
Word Problems, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
$3.00
56
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By Astute Hoot
Perfect for distance learning! Our Math Problem Solving Essentials Bundle provides an entire year's worth of Common Core aligned, differentiated problem-solving activities to give distance learning students the strategies they need to solve word
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$15.00
171
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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:
Reading Strategies, Phonics, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$15.00
$10.00
186
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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, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$3.00
73
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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, Writing, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Rubrics, Printables
$6.00
303
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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:
Math Test Prep, Study Skills, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Printables
$5.00
94
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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:
Measurement, Cooking, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$5.00
74
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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:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Rubrics, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
121
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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:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Printables
$5.00
113
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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, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
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
87
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By Astute Hoot
Persuasive Writing: Chocolate or vanilla? Hot dog or hamburger? Cat or dog? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Cats versus dogs has been a longtime hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one is smarter?
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.7, W.2.1, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, W.3.1, W.3.5, W.3.6...
$5.00
50
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By Astute Hoot
Phonics MEGA BUNDLE!!! This complete, 440 page resource is perfect for distance learning as it combines our Phonics Bundle for One Syllable Words and Phonics Bundle for Multisyllabic Words. Our Phonics MEGA Bundle includes tons of activities,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Phonics, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.2, RF.K.3, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3
$20.00
$15.00
42
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By Astute Hoot
This summer work packet is a great reinforcement and review for previously learned phonics skills! As students begin reading and spelling multisyllabic words, it is important for them to know how to break words into units larger than individual
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$3.00
38
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By Astute Hoot
Spalding: After being approached to teach the Spalding Method, I felt trepidation. While very impressed with Splading’s research and philosophy, I was worried that my second-grade students would quickly become disengaged with the program’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Early Intervention, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$6.00
57
Digital Download PDF (7.61 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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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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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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