Barclay Marcell

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Barclay Marcell
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By Barclay Marcell
Want a fun and engaging way to help your students learn about text structure? Here is a catchy song (to the tune of The Addams Family) followed by a matching game. Before long, these "snappy" lyrics will be stuck in everyone's brain -- as will the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Songs
$2.00
49 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (4.87 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here's a readers theatre script starring your favorite Beanie Baby Decoding Buddies -- Sammy, the Sound It Out Snake, Chunky Monkey, Digger, the Dog Detective, and Skip-It, the Frog. Join Reader Robin as he (or she) meets the "strategy-zee"
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.43 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Have your students rapping and snapping to this catchy tune that is guaranteed to get stuck in their minds! And best of all, as your students rap and snap, they will be internalizing the sometimes difficult concept of figurative language! You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.99
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (77.86 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Your students will rap and snap with this catchy tune that teaches Cause and Effect! You get music, lyrics, a sing along i-movie, a teaching power point, and a game -- perfect for deepening understanding and having fun at the same time!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (100.73 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Get ready to have your students rapping and snapping to this catchy tune while they learn all about literary elements! You will get lyrics, activities, original music with vocals, and a sing-along i-movie!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.99
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (77.81 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Check out this catchy song that will have your students learning the difference between fact and opinion. The tune is a familiar one -- BINGO - making the way for FUN and LEARNING!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.39
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (77.69 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here's an engaging means of teaching about different genres and the correlating purposes of authors. This catchy tune will have you and your students rapping and snapping as they learn about the text features associated with informational text and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$2.49
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (80.53 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Get ready to have your students rapping and snapping as they learn about the characteristics and purposes associated with narrative text. Learning has never been more fun!! You will get a sing-along video, the lyrics, and the music itself -- both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Songs
$2.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (90.10 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here is a catchy tune to help your students understand the strategy of drawing conclusions while having fun at the same time! You get lyrics, music, and a sing-along i-movie. So get ready to rap and snap!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (73.39 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
This rap is guaranteed to get stuck in your mind along with knowledge of the "Rock Star Root Words"! Your students will LOVE rapping and snapping to this catchy tune. You get lyrics, music, and a sing-along i-movie. Word Study has never been more
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (115.18 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here's a bookmark that's sure to clinch comprehension! Using a traffic light visual, it features a checklist for before, during, and after reading strategies that will help your students become active, metacognitive readers! I have used it during
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.80 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here's a way for the Beanie Baby Buddies to come alive! You and your students can sing the "strategee-zees" to a catchy tune that introduces Sammy, the Sound it Out Snake, Chunky Monkey, Digger, the Dog Detective, and Skip-It, the Frog. Check out
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Here's a catchy song that makes the Beanie Baby Buddies come alive! With this bookmark, the "strategee-zees" will be close at hand to lend a hand! I guarantee that the song will get stuck in the mind of your students so that they will be able to
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
FREE
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (1.35 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Look! Up in the air! It's Poetry Power Man ready to fly into your classroom to do battle with the evil Robot Reader! Here's a way to add fun to your fluency instruction! Tell your kids that they are going to do battle with the evil Robot Reader
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
By Barclay Marcell
Look up in the air! It's Poetry Power Man against the evil Robot Reader! It's Super Scooper ready to do battle against the Choppy Boy! It's Captain Comprehension going cape to cape with Alien Dude! It's Expression Man battling Flat Man! Make
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
FREE
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download ZIP (0.67 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

13 years of experience as a literacy teacher at a suburban Chicago elementary school

MY TEACHING STYLE

"It's all about building the experience of success into our readers and then giving them choices." Excerpt from a piece I published in Choice Literacy entitled "Never Say Never; Motivation to Read from an Unlikely Source"

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Has authored articles for the Reading Teacher, Reading Today, the Illinois Reading Council Journal, Educational Leadership, and Teaching K-8 Contributor to Choice Literacy Freelance Writer for Mailbox publications

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MBA from DePaul University MAT from National-Louis University Reading Specialist Degree from National-Louis University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Working on a book project entitled, "Flashlight Literacy: How to Motivate Kids to be Crazy about Reading"

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