Brainy Apples
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Question Stems for Close Reads of Literature and Informational Texts Need some ideas when it comes to asking your students questions or planning Close Reads? This product contains over 120 different comprehension question stems that can be used
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Close Reads Interactive Notebook for Beginners Interactive notebooks are a great way to engage your students in learning content. Close Reads are an important strategy to use to help your students read at a high level. Combine the two and you have
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This 6 Traits of Writing Daily Review is an way to keep the traits of writing fresh in your students' minds. You can use it as a spiraling review of the traits of writing throughout the year, or as a practice activity while focusing on each trait.
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Revolutionary War Close Reads Pack This pack is available in a bundle with the 3rd and 4th grade packs. Save over 15% by purchasing the bundle! I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate
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Close Reads Interactive Notebook for Literature and Informational Texts: 5th Grade This product contains my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. If you have purchased either of these separately, you will be
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End of the Year Awards Based on Character Traits Looking for unique awards to give your students? Why not award your students based on the character traits they possess? Also be sure to check out my End of the Year Awards- Historical Figure
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Theodor Seuss Geisel Close Reads Pack I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate reading with the content areas, so I have made these Close Read packs. You can use these packs as practice during
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Close Reads Interactive Notebook for Literature and Informational Texts: 4th Grade This product contains my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. If you have purchased either of these separately, you will be
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This product is a word wall to help teach important social studies vocabulary words to upper elementary or middle school students. The specific regions included are Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada. However, the
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Starting your expository writing unit? Add this Interactive Notebook to your instruction to ensure students have the background knowledge needed BEFORE they begin to write expository text. Before I have my students write expository text, I teach
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Revolutionary War Close Reads Pack This pack is available in a bundle with the 3rd and 5th grade packs. Save over 15% by purchasing the bundle! I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate
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This pack is available in a bundle with the 4th and 5th grade packs. Save over 15% by purchasing the bundle! I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate reading with the content areas, so I have
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Close Reads Interactive Notebook for Informational Texts: 5th Grade This product is included in my 5th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads Bundle. Save 10% on this item and my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Literature by purchasing
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This product contains my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. If you have purchased either of these separately, you will be purchasing a duplicate copy. You will save 10% by purchasing this bundle. This is a
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RAFT Writing Tasks: Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, Informational Prompts I love to give my students RAFT writing tasks, and I am sure you will, too! It gives students an authentic reason to write and makes it more fun. Many of my students who were
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***MY POPULAR DAILY MATH REVIEWS ARE NOW IN AN EDITABLE FORMAT! PERFECT FOR WHEN YOU NEED TO TWEAK A PROBLEM OR STANDARD TO FIT YOUR NEEDS*** As of 6/18/15, this Daily Math Review file also includes an editable version. The EDITABLE feature of this
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This product contains my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. If you have purchased either of these separately, you will be purchasing a duplicate copy. You will save 10% by purchasing this bundle. This is a
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This product is a bundle of my Close Reads Pack: American Revolutionary War Heroes for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades. If you have purchased any of these products individually, you will be purchasing a duplicate copy. Save over 15% by purchasing this
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This pack is available in a bundle with the 4th and 5th grade packs. Save over 15% by purchasing the bundle! I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate reading with the content areas, so I have
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This product is included in my 4th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads Bundle. Save 10% on this item and my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Literature by purchasing this bundle. 4th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 16 years of educational experience. I am currently a middle school social studies teacher and am loving it! I have taught grades K-6 either as a homeroom teacher, Title I/EIP teacher, Extended Day teacher, and instructional coach. My goal is to create interactive lessons and units that bring social studies alive for my students and help them make personal connections to the content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating tasks that are standards-based and cross-curricular, but also fun and engaging for my students. Tying each task with a real world scenario ensures students see a relevance for the activity, and they feel a connection to how it can apply to their life. Making sure each task is accessible by all students is also very important. That is why I design tasks that are differentiated so every child in the classroom is successful and pushed to his/her fullest potential whether it is done through remediation or enrichment. Teaching students to become real-world problem solvers and applying skills and knowledge to a new situation can be a daunting task. Let me bring my passion, knowledge, and expertise into your classroom! Performance tasks are essential in my classroom. I have seen the most unwilling student complete a task with a smile and remark later about how much fun it was! My students always get excited when they are given a new task because they never know what role they will take on next. Integrating multiple subject areas in a task show students how our world is intertwined with content areas, and it helps them see why what they learn in school really is important. Sure it is difficult for students to complete these tasks at first. Chances are they haven't been required to think in that way, but after modeling, showing exemplars, and having them work collaboratively with others, they soon learn how to become independent real-world problem solvers. I am always amazed at the solutions my students come up with and the projects they create. When you give them the freedom to exercise their creativity in a risk-free environment, the results are beyond expectations! Close Reads are my newest love, and they are simply amazing at being able to easily integrate your content areas with reading. As a middle school social studies teacher, I am constantly integrating literacy standards with my social studies standards to strengthen my students' reading and writing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I want my students to see the importance in being lifelong learners, so what better way to show them than by example. I have received advanced degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as well as Teacher Leadership. I also have my Gifted Endorsement, On-Line Teaching Endorsement, and certification for Administrative Leadership. I am state certified in Georgia to teach grades P-5 and middle grades social studies, ELA, and science.

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