Chelsea Gillis

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Chelsea Gillis
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I like to find creative ways to make learning exciting and fun so I have a classroom of life long learners!
 
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Main idea is a tricky skill for students to master! As curriculum shifts to the common core it will become even more important for them to master. I have found that daily practice with Task Cards has helped my students develop a deeper mastery of
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Task cards are a helpful teaching tool that allow your students to think deeper not wider. I designed the set to focus on the skill of inferencing. Students will not simply recall information but apply the skill of inferencing. The task cards
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Having the correct answer is no longer good enough for students, now it is crucial to justify and defend that answer with TEXT BASED EVIDENCE. Finding evidence is a crucial skill in reading and language arts with the shift to common core. This
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Determining the theme of a piece of literature is one of the most difficult skills in reading and language arts. It is also one of the most important and overlooked skills! It is difficult for students to understand that it is not simply just the
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Predicting and drawing conclusions are closely related to inferencing and they can be very tricky skills. Working on all three skills helps students master the skill. Included are 16 cards that have students read and then predict and/or draw
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This 41 task card set and answer key is designed to help students with tricky ELA test skills. I have found these to be a fun way for students to prep for standardized tests. I also have my students give evidence and justify in an interactive
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Author's purpose can be a tricky skill. It is tested in both common core and in standardized tests as well. It works beautifully to teach author's purpose and genre together. Included in this great set are 20 TASK CARDS and 2 posters that can be
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Includes 3 Inference Power Points 3 interactive Inference skill sheets Inferencing is a TRICKY skill! This interactive common core aligned inference set is designed to reinforce and extend learning with this difficult skill. It includes 3 power
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NOT just dividers, includes awesome activities for tricky skills! Helpful interactive reading notebook with a focus on the shift to common core standards. Notebook INCLUDES section dividers AS WELL AS ACTIVITY PAGES for EVERY SKILL!!! Notebook
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This is a new set with all new cards of my most popular task card set. This 41 task card set and answer key is designed to help students with tricky ELA test skills. I have found these to be a fun way for students to prep for standardized tests. I
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Getting ready for standardized tests doesn't have to be dull pencil and paper review. I designed this 100 slide power point presentation to review tested skills for state level standardized tests. It works great to write answers on white boards,
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This is bundle of the following task cards sets: Reading and Language Test Prep Task Cards Main Idea and Supporting Detail Task Cards Author's Purpose Task Cards With Posters Common Core Evidence Task Cards Common Core Inferencing Task Cards
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Kids often struggle with the skill of context clues. I tried to find a way to introduce my strugglers to a richer vocabulary and to also allow my higher level students to think deeper and apply the skill. Interactive task card set designed to
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This interactive task card set is fun way to focus on appropriate classroom and school behaviors. Students can work independently, with a buddy, small group, or even in a large group. Students will analyze different behavior situations and
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This free set of super cute borders includes 4 full page borders, 4 single line borders and 3 different color corner sets. There are three different colors of bubble borders and a gray scale border. Feel free to use these to make your own teachers
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Learning how to write meaningful sentences and generate your own questions is an important component to success in the common core. This set can be used as either posters for your classroom or as inserts for an interactive reading notebook (which
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A set of fun easy to use songs that aid in learning. Include are author's purpose, inferencing, and plot songs for ELA. I also included a fun rounding song, metamorphosis song, and continents song. They are wonderful to include in a reading
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a Masters of Elementary Education. This marks my 14th year teaching! I have taught 3-5 grades. The first 7 years I taught as a looping teacher in the intermediate grades. The last seven years I have been a 3rd grade teacher in a self contained class in a PLC school. I am a Reading specialist and pace and plan reading/language arts for our entire (6teacher team). I have helped switch our curriculum in reading to the common core within the last year. I have also planned skill based lessons that fit the TEAM Rubric.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in this high stakes atmosphere our children learn that education must be exciting, engaging, and enjoyable. I love my students and strive to make learning fun. It helps create an atmosphere of life long learning. I use numerous high order thinking task cards, interactive notebooks, power points, and flip charts. I try to keep activities varied and exciting.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Disney educator of the year nominee, school winner teacher if the year 2005

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters of Elementary Education with specialization in Children's Lit and Reading Strategies. Trained in common core strategies for reading and TEAM Rubric trained

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a mom of 4 amazing kids (3 are school aged). I love kids and love teaching!

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