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By Classical Education Today
These are authentic Orton-Gillingham phonics cards using the Writing Road to Reading method of phonics instruction. These cards feature the approach of teaching all the sounds of each letter or letter group, which substantially strengthens decoding
Subjects:
Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3b, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.2.3...
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By Classical Education Today
These are the heart of a phonics based reading instruction program. These are the most common phonograms (letters and sets of letters) that that make up words in English, and each card includes all the sounds that the phonogram can make. Can be used
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$4.00
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By Classical Education Today
Orton Gillingham phonograms are a powerful intervention for struggling readers or whole class reading gains. The 67 Phonograms Powerpoint is the simple backbone of an effective phonics program. Students view the Powerpoint, looking at the big
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.1d, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3b, RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d...
$4.00
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By Classical Education Today
This is an easy to fill out primary book report featuring drawing so your students can express themselves which learning story elements. I've done it numerous times in my classroom and it's both engaging and helpful in scaffolding students to think
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.K.3, RL.K.6, RL.K.7, RL.K.10, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7
$1.50
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By Classical Education Today
This easy to use bingo game features shapes and geometric solids to reinforce primary math lessons. It's also very engaging and fun for students. Includes shapes to cut out, markers, caller cards, and directions on how to play. Easy and fun for a
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2
$1.50
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By Classical Education Today
Learning to divide long words into syllables is an important step in becoming a fluent reader. This short worksheet simplifies the process of syllable division to a single lesson so you can introduce your students or small group quickly to the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$1.75
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By Classical Education Today
A fun passage about the history of Mardi Gras for middle school and high school. Covers the religious and cultural roots of Mardi Gras and the development and growth of the festival in Louisiana. Who knew that the whole thing grew out of a season in
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2...
$1.50
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By Classical Education Today
Hello, fellow TPT'ers! I wrote this because last year some of my 5th graders showed great excitement about reading ghost stories, and I couldn’t find very many that I thought were the right level of creepiness for upper elementary and middle school
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.9, RI.4.2, RI.4.5, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RI.6.2, RI.6.5, RF.5.3...
$5.00
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By Classical Education Today
This upper elementary reading passage explains the origins of Hallowe'en in Europe hundreds of years ago. The passage links the mischievous holiday with past beliefs in both religion and the supernatural. A useful reflection on cause and effect as
Subjects:
Halloween, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.3.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.3, RI.5.10
$1.50
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By Classical Education Today
A farm boy is convinced his scarecrow has come to life in this creepy but fun second or third grade passage. Multiple choice questions are drawn on Craft and Structure Common Core objectives. Also includes a short written response.
Subjects:
Literature, Halloween, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6
$1.50
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By Classical Education Today
I have found that Drawing Builds Comprehension and Engagement, and Differentiates the Work for your Class!This book report allows students to demonstrate their understanding in two ways, by drawing and writing. For first graders,I would model how to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Homeschool Curricula
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.1.2, RL.2.2, RL.2.5, RL.3.5
$1.95
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By Classical Education Today
Early finishers, gifted students and any child who needs to write about literature with a minimum of supervision and a maximum of personal thought about text will benefit from doing this report about a self selected book. The caveat,of course, is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula
$0.95
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By Classical Education Today
Figures of speech such as idioms are so important for understanding literature, but it can be difficult for students to grasp how they work. This resource combines a lesson plan with examples and guided practice with a fun cut and paste worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4
$2.00
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By Classical Education Today
Entertain middle schoolers with this free reading passage and questions on the origins of Valentines Day. Ancient Romans celebrated Lupercalia, an unusual festival, February 15th. Reading passage, comprehension questions, and a written response.
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3
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By Classical Education Today
I have found that Drawing Builds Comprehension and Engagement, and Differentiates the Work for your Class!This book report allows students to demonstrate their understanding in two ways, by drawing and writing. For first graders, I would model how
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$0.95
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By Classical Education Today
The history of Valentine's Day continues into the Middle Ages with an English poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Parliament of Fowls introduces the date, February 14th, as the time to chose a romantic partner. It is true that the story concerns birds,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
FREE
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By Classical Education Today
The history of Valentine's Day continues with the dispute between the Roman emperors and Christians who refuse to practice the Roman religion. Students will learn about how absolute political control in a volatile timeS led to St. Valentine's death.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Valentine's Day, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3
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By Classical Education Today
If you download this free product please follow me and rate it as well. This PowerPoint can be used whole group or with individual students. The teacher says, then the students repeat the sound or sounds of the green letters as they flip onto the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activboard Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RF.K.2e, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3b, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a
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By Classical Education Today
I had so much fun making the first set of classical clip art borders that I made more! This time, I tried scanning in black and white only, and I think it came out better.These borders are jpg's and can be easily cut and pasted onto your worksheets
Subjects:
History, World History, Latin
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art
FREE
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By Classical Education Today
Classical education themed borders based on the Greek Key and Cretan border designs. These would be excellent for decorating worksheets in classically-themed units or schools.
Subjects:
Foreign Languages, World History, Latin
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thirteen years of elementary teaching in Title ! schools and ten years of home schooling. I've taught some 200 children to read now, from some of the brightest around through the middle ranges to a few tough nuts to crack, including my own dyslexic son -- I believe that every child capable of being in a regular school classroom and speaking can, with enough instruction, learn to read.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a combination of high-structure routines to improve mastery of the basic literacy skills and independent work time (centers) so children can have the freedom to explore their mastered skills. I am very devoted to children reading to themselves their own self-selected books.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My building's ESL teacher of the year in 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of California, Irvine, Bachelor's in English Lit. University of Texas, Tyler, Master's in Reading (currently enrolled)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mom of 6, dog mom of 3, and school mom of many wonderful students. I do tend to bite off (almost) more than I can chew, but I don't know any other way.

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