Barbara Evans

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POETRY POSSIBILITIES -- WINTER EDITION: Poetry Unit, Poetry Activities, Poetic Elements POETRY POSSIBILITIES -- WINTER EDITION is a collection of 20 poems about winter topics. Each poem has a custom designed set of possibilities. The
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POETRY UNIT: Poetry Possibilities for Animal Poems POETRY POSSIBILITIES for ANIMAL POEMS is a science and literacy unit incorporating multiple subjects through poetry. This collection of 12 animal poems provides teaching points, skill lessons, and
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Critical Thinking Kids Love -- HINK PINKS I HINK PINKS are riddles with rhyming answers that help students learn to interpret data, make inferences, draw conclusions, and analyze new information. All the while, they are working with vocabulary and
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Teaching children how words work is crucial to teaching them how to read independently. Yet little instruction is given to TEACHERS for accomplishing this. Even with Reading Recovery training, I found this task remained mysterious. After
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POETRY UNIT: Poetry Task Cards for Literacy Centers This set of 56 POETRY TASK CARDS is ideal for use in a poetry/literacy center. The tasks are applicable to virtually any poem you may be studying. The skills range from simple identification of
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH POETRY POSSILBILITIES: Activities, History, Poetry Elements POETRY POSSIBILITIES for BLACK HISTORY MONTH is a collection of 14 poems. Each poem features a noteworthy African American and is accompanied by teaching points
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Critical Thinking -- CHRISTMAS HINK PINKS, et al. Christmas Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, Hinkity Pinkities, and Hitinkity Pitinkities are perfect for corralling some of that holiday excitement while honing critical thinking. Your students will love
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POETRY UNIT: Poetry Possibilities - Fall Edition Did you know you can teach virtually anything through poetry? Check it out with POETRY POSSIBILITIES -- Fall Edition. This collection of 26 poems provides content with an autumn theme, including
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Critical Thinking -- HALLOWEEN HINK PINKS, et al. Use Halloween Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, and Hinkity Pinkities to give your class the opportunity to work on vocabulary, parts of speech, synonyms, rimes, making inferences and interpreting data.
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Critical Thinking Kids Love -- HINKITY PINKITIES I Hinkity Pinkities and their cousins, Hink Pinks and Hinky Pinkies, have long been staples in gifted education with good reason. These riddles with rhyming answers will exercise your students'
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HINK PINKS BUNDLE -- Critical Thinking Kids Love Save money! Buy the bundle! Get 116 critical thinking clues! Hink Pinks Bundle contains 4 hink pinks products from my store: • Hink Pinks I • Hink Pinks II • Hink Pinks III • Hink
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Friendly Frog's Syllables Book Friendly Frog is anxious to visit your classroom and help your students master 12 rules for dividing words into syllables. He provides ample practice for each rule and additional mixed practice, too. Friendly Frog
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POETRY UNIT: Poetry Forms, Poetry Elements, Poetry Analysis, Poetry Writing,Poetry Possibilities -- December Edition The December Edition of Poetry Possibilities is a collection of 13 poems about the last month of the calendar year with teaching
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CRITICAL THINKING with TRIADS I Combine critical thinking with vocabulary development and have fun doing it with TRIADS I. Teach your students to use Bloom's upper level skills -- analysis, evaluation, and creation with TRIADS I. At the same
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POETRY POSSIBILITIES - Spring Edition In POETRY POSSIBILITIES - Spring Edition you will find a collection of 20 poems about spring celebrations and activities with custom designed skill lessons. This poetry unit incorporates poetic elements,
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CRITICAL THINKING: Story Sleuths I Literature (Caldecott books) STORY SLEUTHS I is a 4 week, critical thinking project based on Caldecott Award winning books. It is designed to be conducted by an enrichment specialist, librarian, or art teacher.
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BOOK ACTIVITIES & EXTENSIONS: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Activities to Accompany The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush is a thematic unit based on Tomie dePaola's wonderful book. Included in this product are several literacy, math, and
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Critical Thinking -- THANKSGIVING HINK PINKS, HINKY PINKIES, & HINKITY PINKITIES Your students will feast on these THANKSGIVING HINK PINKS, et al. and beg for more. They will love working on vocabulary, parts of speech, synonyms, rimes, making
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POETRY UNIT: Poetry Forms Posters, Poetry Elements, Poetry Analysis PICK A PACK OF POETRY POSTERS is a collection of 20 posters that provide a quick reference about poetry forms and elements. Each poster is in full color, making them attractive
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EMERGENT READER: What the Little Ghost Saw on Halloween What the Little Ghost Saw on Halloween is an emergent reader written by a Reading Recovery teacher, me! The book has simple, predictable text. High frequency words include he, saw, a/an,
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From K to 5, G/T to Reading Recovery, and enrichment to Title I, I have taught it all. It was my privilege to develop & co-author a district model for gifted/talented education for 2 districts and to develop & implement a system for mentoring young gifted children with experts in their areas of interest. As an education specialist at the U of IL, I developed differentiated curriculum and evaluation tools for gifted students and lectured graduate classes in G/T. Additionally, I have guest lectured at the local community college and IL State Univ. Reading Recovery training, while rigorous and demanding, has improved every aspect of my teaching. The training has made me a better observer and problem solver. The richness of my experiences allows me to be a versatile and expansive developer of curricula.


Leading children to self-discovery makes me the guide on the side; rather than the sage on the stage.


Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, 100 Outstanding Seniors (Univ. of IL), Outstanding Young Women of America; Master teacher


Bachelors and Masters in Early Childhood Education at the U of IL. Additional post-graduate work in gifted education, reading specialization, literacy, Reading Recovery, and technology.


Happily married to my "gem" of a husband, Jim; proud mother of 2 boys and a girl; blessed mother-in-law to a son- and daughter-in-law; doting grandma of 4 precious girls and one terrific boy.

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