Chalk Dust and Dreams

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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love an organizer. This organizer is a quick way for me to keep my finger on the pulse of what my students know, want to know, or are confused about. It also requires that students stop and think about the content they are exploring. It is
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love using graphic organizers! Comprehension is a compilation of many different, and sometimes complex, skills; using a graphic organizer provides my students with an easy to understand visual. I use these graphic organizers to help students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love using graphic organizers! Comprehension is a compilation of many different, and sometimes complex, skills; using a graphic organizer provides my students with an easy to understand visual. I use this organizer to help students organize the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This activity packet is ready to print and use! Nonsense words are an important component of phonics; they let you know if students are blending sounds to build words. Once a student is able to "recode" a nonsense word with accuracy, they are ready
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.2.3
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
One of the biggest challenges I have is getting students to transfer their knowledge of phonics to their reading and writing. Multiple opportunities to work with words increases the possibility of the words moving into their long term memory. Making
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
One of the biggest challenges I have is getting students to transfer their knowledge of spelling words to their writing. Multiple opportunities to write the words increases the possibility of the words moving into their long term memory. Making the
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
There is no greater gift to leave with a student than that of reading. Reading is a complex process that is challenging and rewarding at the same time. As you face the challenge of teaching students to become actively involved in their own reading,
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. In order to function successfully, we must
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Mini-Course, Homework, For Principals & Administrators
$4.50
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4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. As we prepare students for the 21st
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. Reciprocal Reading is a research-based
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This packet is filled with LOTS of ways to give your existing lessons a tiny TWIST guaranteed to get kids involved and excited. Education research tells us that when students are ACTIVELY engaged in the learning process, the more likely new
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
As you know, the research tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. Reading Response activities give you instant feedback on how your students
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
The research tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. Reading Response activities give you instant feedback on how your students are doing and
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Provide one of these self-check squares to each student to use prior to turning in each constructed response or short answer questions. The signature at the bottom is the student’s reassurance to the teacher; this helps hold students accountable
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Posters
$1.50
1 rating
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
As you know, the research tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. Reading Response activities gives you instant feedback on how your students
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This fun activity will get the whole class engaged in their learning in any content area. It gives students ownership of their learning and their assessment. Give this one a try; you'll be pleased with the results!!As you know, the research tells
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
The research on reading comprehension tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. Reading Response activities like this one give you instant
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This is a fun way to get students engaged in the story they are reading. As we read, it is important that we begin to understand the characters in the story. This graphic organizer helps students make a personal connection to the characters. Assign
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Teachers are not the only ones who need to be using higher DOK level questions. Our students do too! Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Posters, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
The research on reading comprehension tells us that the more ways we engage students in reading and text, the more likely the information will find its way into their long-term memory. Summarizing can be as simple as 1~2~3! This graphic organizer
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 48 years. Teaching is my passion! I have taught grades K - 6, served as a media specialist, and a curriculum specialist. I worked as the Director of Research and Accountability for my system.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with rigor and relevance in order to actively engage students in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Being nominated by my peers as Teacher of the Year twice is my most valued accomplishment.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Social Sciences, MEd in Elementary Education, MS in Instructional Technology, EdS in Educational Leadership, and EdD in Data Analysis. My background gives me the ability to analyze the data, determine where the problem(s) are, and develop specific interventions to remedy the problem(s).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I retired from public education in 2016 and founded my own consulting firm, DataPoint Analytics, LLC. Today I work as a School Improvement Specialist. I am doing work that I love. I find tremendous reward in seeing positive change.

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