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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Three spooky stories, printables, task cards, scavenger hunt & ESCAPE ROOM!!! In one resource! Awesome! - Was Dracula real or just a myth? Three friends are about to find out. Will they be able to escape from Bran Castle? Only if they can
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Task Cards
$9.00
20 ratings
3.9
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Your students will be actively engaged with the interesting text, silly superstitions, and fun printables all about May Day. This fun, often misunderstood holiday, has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Learn about the history of May Day, and
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spring, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
This 12 page resource includes 3 high interest non-fiction passages and 3 printables. Your students will learn the difference between wild and domesticated turkeys, facts about turkeys, and how the turkey became part of the Thanksgiving tradition.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
18 ratings
3.9
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Even my middle school students loved to listen to Snowflake Bentley stories, read about him, and study about his life! This 23 page resource includes 2 full page passages, 2 half page passages with questions, 2 printables, and 5 pages to be used in
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$6.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
A complete set of reading skills review. Great for end of the year or anytime you need to review your students on skills and standards. 56 engaging and challenging informational text passages (non-fiction) cover American history, as well as, nature
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$7.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
I love suspense and so do my students. That is why I wrote The Old Mallory Place, a tale about a mysterious past that haunts the present. The cliffhanger ending gives your students an opportunity to write their own ending. This resource is the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$9.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
ELA Test Preparation made easy with daily review sheets! Test time is fast approaching and you need something to quickly assess your students ELA skills. Try this 45 page book of engaging ELA test preparation/review to help your students improve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$7.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Middle school students need to have a chance to have some spooky fun this Halloween. There is nothing better to read during the dark days of autumn than The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. This resource contains seven fun printables to
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literature Circles
$6.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Seven spooky short stories to thrill your students. Great for the days leading up to Halloween! Suspenses vary for each day! Each story has one to two pages of printables to review important reading skills. Gone is the battle to reinforce and
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Little is known about the New Salem witch trials of 1692 except that they were a dark and scary part of our early history. Puritan citizens were often suspicious and jealous of those who were different. Teach your students more about this part of
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Everyone has an opinion about the use of cell phones in the classroom. Give your students an opportunity to debate this issue while they learn how to read and analyze informational text with these two persuasive passages. The topic will stir up many
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Two non-fiction reading lessons (answer keys included) covering cause and effect and passage comprehension. Passages cover the origin of May Day and the tradition of the May basket. A fun little addition to your May reading resources. ***This
Subjects:
Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
The story of the man behind the beloved poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" (also known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas). Three non-fiction passages covering the professional and personal life of Clement C. Moore, as well as, the inspiration
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
A 19 page collection of Irish folk tales, tall tales and myths including: passages on leprechauns, the horseshoe, the pot of gold, and the shamrock. Each passage has a corresponding activity covering CCSS. Answer keys are also included. Pages can
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.5
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Make your test review easy and engaging with this 30 page collection of text passages and activities to review Common Core State Standards for informational text. Text format provides annotations and activities as students read to actively engage
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Mini-Course, Printables
$10.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.42 MB)
By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Finding interesting informational text for middle school students is not easy, especially for reluctant readers! I searched high and low and often created my own resources for my middle school kids. I discovered something interesting in my searches
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Check out this awesome non-fiction resource to help deepen your student’s understanding of Hiroshima or use as a great accompaniment to Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes. Turn your novel study into a complete unit with this non-fiction resource. 84
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$14.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Chocolate 4 Teachers
This mini lesson on the origin of Mother's Day is a no prep informational text lesson designed to help your student's understand why and how Mother's Day came to be a national holiday. Just print and teach! Graphic organizers help students
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spring, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.89 MB)
By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Use these non-fiction passages to help your students understand more about life in North America when the pilgrims first settled here. Your students will learn more about the Native American, known as Squanto, that helped the early Plymouth
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.22 MB)
By Chocolate 4 Teachers
Take a different twist on the traditional Thanksgiving tales with these interesting facts and stories about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and Plymouth, England. Find out how many women sailed on the Mayflower and how many survived, or find out what
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.35 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 1992 in grades 3, 6, 8, and adult. I can't really say that I have a favorite because I've loved them all. I'm in semi-retirement mode which means that I am busier than ever! When I am not teaching at a local college, I am subbing in area schools. I love walking in, having a great day with the kids, and, at the end of the day, heading home. Interestingly, most of my substitute experience is in primary! I never would have guessed that I would end up in kindergarten, but I love it too! I do have favorite subjects.... reading and social studies, but I try to like math :) Over the years, I have served as a mentor teacher, a team leader, and a spokesperson for our school (yes, I love to be on TV!!!). I have worked in 1-to-1 classrooms and those that only had a blackboard and chalk (remember those?). Every experience has been a blessing and a journey. I'm looking forward to the rest of the story!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Very visual and definitely not a procrastinator- I like to plan things out and prepare. I love having fun! I think learning should be fun and memorable. I learn best when I am engaged. Don't read to me or lecture me- involve me! I love to move. Sitting still is not my thing! If I don't like to sit still then.... my students probably don't either!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My two most precious honors were the Inspirational Teacher of the year 2010 and the HOOT award Nov. 2013 because the students selected the Inspirational Teachers of the Year and a parent submitted an article to the newspaper about me for the HOOT award. Being chosen by students and parents was awesome. You can't imagine my surprise!!! Or joy!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I had dreams of being a concert pianist and spent hours (lifetimes) practicing. It was in my second year of college that a very wise piano instructor asked me if I still had joy in playing or had it become a job. She was right, and I changed my major to Business Administration- talk about a complete change. Graduated (on time) and went right to work. Loved merchandising, but something was missing. I even tried my hand at owning an insurance agency, but again... something was missing. My mom reminded me that one of my favorite 'games' as a child was to play teacher. I would sit my dolls in chairs and drag out my little blackboard and teach them. I was actually my teachers' worst nightmare. I dug through their trash for any thrown away worksheets and lessons that I could use in my school at home. I even liked to play hooky so I could stay home and read (mom put a stop to playing when I was "sick")! I'm sure when I see my teachers today and they ask what I do now, they cringe when I say "Teach!" OR maybe they chuckle hoping that I'll get paybacks (there have been plenty). In 2014, I made another life change- leave public school. I still love the kids and I love teaching, but the politics and stress were robbing me of the joy. Now, I blog about teachers issues (hoping to identify and help fellow teachers), create resources, teach adjunct classes, and substitute teach on my days off. Busy!!! But, I LOVE it!! Life is good. God has taught me how to be content with less. Bachelors in Business Administration (with a minor in piano) Bachelors in Elementary Education Masters in Elementary Education eMINTS certified

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love people and pets. I am a kitty mom to four furry felines. Love to read and have many hobbies. I am thankful for each and every blessing from my heavenly Father. One of my best friends got me started in TpT. She liked my lessons and activities and urged me to put them down in writing (they are in my head) and put them in a store. At first it was difficult to transition from head to computer, but it is getting easier. I am thankful that Lynne had confidence in me and encouraged me.

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