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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
299
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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:
Nonfiction Book Study, 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
49
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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, Writing, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Research, Printables
$5.00
76
Digital Download PDF (39.46 MB)
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:
Writing, Black History Month, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
$4.00
62
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By Astute Hoot
This list of describing words will help to create a word wall, supplemental writing folder for students, or writing bulleting board. Each of the pages contain two columns of words with a regularly used word as a heading followed by a list of 12
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
48
Digital Download PDF (3.69 MB)
By Astute Hoot
Friendly Letter Unit: Children love superheroes so what better way to engage them in writing than with a Friendly Letter Superhero? In this customizable friendly letter unit, Letterman comes to visit each day, bringing a letter that teaches a
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.8, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.8, W.3.1...
$4.00
39
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By Astute Hoot
Poetry Unit: Engage even the most reluctant readers and writers with Poetry Pizazz: A Common Core Reading and Writing Unit for K-4. This 50 page unit contains: --a list of K-4 Common Core Reading & Writing Standards covered in unit --poetry
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
$5.00
28
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Astute Hoot
Bulletin Board Set: Writing Strategies -- Looking for a Writing Strategies Bulletin Board Set? This Writing Strategies Bulletin Board features 10 research-based guided reading strategy animals. Hazel Hoot, an adorable green screech owl, is a
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
3
Digital Download PDF (3.98 MB)
By Astute Hoot
End of School Year Journal: Looking for an end of year school journal and memory book? This end of school journal is engaging, reflective activity for the last few weeks of school? "This Year Was Hoot!", a customizable end of school year journal
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
10
Digital Download PDF (6.48 MB)
By Astute Hoot
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate a special mother, stepmother, or grandmother than with her own Mother of the Year magazine cover and article. Inspired by Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year issue, this
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
2
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By Astute Hoot
{Special Education & Intervention} Writing Strategy Animal Book and Puppets: Hazel Hoot, an adorable green screech owl, takes a vacation to the desert to visit Grandma Hoot. Grandma suggests that Hazel take a hike for writing inspiration and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homeschool Curricula, EBooks
$2.00
2
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By Astute Hoot
Each of Astute Hoot’s writing animal helpers has an individual feature and rhymed poem that is used to teach children a specific, research-based strategy or skill. These enchanted desert animals engage students with their diverse personalities, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Early Intervention
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.83 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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