BigTime Literacy

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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
$4.00
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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 third grade levels O through R. Each running record includes a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
$3.00
48
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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
$3.00
62
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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
$3.00
39
Digital Download ZIP (2.55 MB)
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:
$2.00
29
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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:
Literature Circles
$3.00
34
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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:
Graphic Organizers, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$5.00
8
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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
Digital Download ZIP (9.44 MB)
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
16
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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
$3.00
66
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
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
$1.00
14
Digital Download PDF (3.45 MB)
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
50
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By BigTime Literacy
Facilitate individual / team planning with a pacing calendar. Use this document as the hub of all the work you do with your students. To begin, add all holidays, teacher work days, half days, etc. Then, as you carry on over the course of the school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Unit Plans, Classroom Forms, Lesson
$1.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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
Do your students need a format for answering text-related questions? If so, this is it. TIQA stands for: Topic Sentence, Introduce the Quote, (cite the) Quote, and Analysis. This document includes an explanation of the acronym, instructions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By BigTime Literacy
Do you have a subscription to Reading A-Z and would you like better running records that can provide a thorough assessment of comprehension? This freebie uses Reading A-Z's I benchmark book and includes Comprehension Conversation questions aligned
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment
FREE
14
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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
$3.00
7
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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
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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
$3.00
1
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By BigTime Literacy
Here's the truth: I'm not as crafty and cutesy as some of the other curriculum developers here on TpT, but I deliver solid resources to support your ELA instruction! In this freebie, you will find the first week of a three week poetry unit. In the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.5.10
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10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been in education for 19 years now: my first 10 I spent teaching middle school ELA, and the last nine as a Literacy Coach in elementary & now middle school. I have come to learn lots about reading and writing development at many different levels! Love curriculum, instruction, and assessment and always up to know what is the new best practice out there. Not a fan of worksheets (workshits), but love a learning tool that will help students build independence and knowledge.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Social Constructivist

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Golden Apple Foundation: Demonstrated Excellence in Teaching, 2017 Governing Board Award: Writing Innovation, 2009

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Illinois Writing Project Participant, (2014); Arizona State University (2009) M.Ed. Language and Literacy; Northern Arizona University (2003) B.A. Elementary Education, ESL

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