BigTime Literacy

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By BigTime Literacy
Nothing fancy, but a fab plot diagram for your kiddos to use to think through narrative text structure!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.00
46
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By BigTime Literacy
Now Updated! The running records now include page numbers, space to record errors, self corrections, and to categorize errors by the Meaning, Structure, and/or Visual Cueing systems! Comprehension conversations were reformatted to better fit level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment
$3.00
64
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By BigTime Literacy
Do you have a subscription to Reading A-Z and would you like better running records that can provide a more thorough assessment of comprehension? This product includes running records at second grade levels K through M. Each running record includes
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
53
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By BigTime Literacy
This product was created to use with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and the curriculum unit based around character traits. This product gives chapter summaries, suggested vocabulary, and the character development of the main character from
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study
$1.50
19
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
Somebody - Wanted - But - So - Then is a fabulous strategy to use to help students quickly summarize narrative text. In this product, you will find a review of a read aloud for the holidays, a poster describing Somebody- Wanted - But - So - Then, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
66
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
Do you have a subscription to Reading A-Z and would you like better running records that can provide a more thorough assessment of comprehension? This product includes running records at third grade levels O through R. Each running record includes a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
38
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By BigTime Literacy
Now Updated! The running records now include page numbers, space to record errors, self corrections, and to categorize errors by the Meaning, Structure, and/or Visual Cueing systems! Comprehension conversations was reformatted to reflect a level A-D
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
35
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By BigTime Literacy
This unit was created to teach third through sixth grade students about character traits and character change over time. The unit includes: A short summary of the book as a whole Chapter summaries, suggested vocabulary, and character development
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.50
31
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
Grab this doc to facilitate an investigation of Traditional Literature (TL) with your students! Teacher will begin briefly, sharing what the general characteristics of TL are, but then, use the bibliography included to gather books of each of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters
$2.50
17
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By BigTime Literacy
Use this freebie as you engage students in studying Cynthia Rylant's Scarecrow. Students will close read the text, looking through the characterization lens. They will study how Rylant develops her character through his feelings, actions, physical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$1.00
10
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By BigTime Literacy
Do your students study words as part of the literacy instruction? This document will help with your Word Study instruction! This doc includes 5 word study posters, an implementation guide, and further explanation of the implementation guide. It is
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$5.00
14
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By BigTime Literacy
This unit is complete with three weeks of lesson plans for a poetry study. In this unit, students will be reading, studying, and interpreting poetry. In week one, students begin by looking at the techniques authors use to write great poems:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$5.00
7
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By BigTime Literacy
Your students will easily determine meaning of unknown words with this reading strategy organizer. "Clunk Words" are words that are unknown to readers. This organizer will help them problem solve the unknown words they find. Please refer to my blog
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.00
15
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By BigTime Literacy
A second collection of Running Records at Kinder levels A-D! These new docs include space to note errors, self-corrections, and also for analyzing errors based on one of three cueing systems: Meaning, Structure, Visual Do you have a subscription to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
6
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By BigTime Literacy
Do your students write sentences that start with because or if and think they are complete? My seventh and eighth graders had a big problem with this, so I created a lesson on subordinating conjunctions. In one 45 minute class period, this issue was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.50
2
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By BigTime Literacy
Students will really begin to understand what revision means by using these procedures to facilitate their peer conferences about their writing. The attached file includes student procedures for peer writing conferences, a feedback form for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1
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By BigTime Literacy
This product is based on Dymock and Nicholson's Teaching Text Structures: A Key to Nonfiction Reading Success. The product is aligned to CCSS 5th grade and up and shares organizers for main idea/details, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5
$2.00
11
Digital Download PDF (40.35 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
I am in love with the writing process and have been perfecting my instruction with it over the past 10 years. In this product, you can find my best ideas for teaching the writing process. Each of the six stages are listed, reviewed, and suggestions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Professional Documents, Posters
$5.00
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (2.68 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
This document is a Power Point presentation that can be used in the beginning of the school year or any time you have a new group of students. Lesson plan for teacher instructions is on the last slide. Students create clocks with a paper plate and
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning
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By BigTime Literacy
Do you confer with your students in Reading Workshop? Download this form to help record anecdotal notes about each of your conferences. I keep a binder with a form for each student so that I can track what we talk about at each conference, and then
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
FREE
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been in education for 12 years now: my first 10 I spent teaching middle school ELA, and the last two as a Literacy Coach in an elementary building. I have come to learn lots about reading and writing development at many different levels! Even before a TpT curriculum designer, I am a writer, blogging over at BigTime Literacy. Be sure to check out my blog!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Social Constructivist

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Arizona State University (2009) M.Ed. Language and Literacy; Northern Arizona University (2003) B.A. Elementary Education, ESL

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