Create Your Balance With Literacy

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This product is PERFECT for Math Workstations! Students can sort, count and tally their building blocks that are in their bag or box. There are two different worksheets that you can choose from: one in color and one in black and white. There is also
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If you love teaching writer's workshop and also love teaching fairy tales, then this resource is for you! Students will be engaged during writer's workshop and reader's workshop using interactive notebook activities, writing process templates, story
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If you LOVE teaching thematic units cross curricular...then this packet is for you! If you want something new to "spice" up your Texas unit, then keep on readin'! In this packet are lesson plans with mentor texts, vocabulary cards, craftivities,
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If you're needing something cute to write your "I CAN..." statements and objectives in your classroom for your students to use, you're in luck! There are 6 "I CAN" posters for Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Spelling. Just print
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities and you have the book The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola, then you're in luck! In this packet you will find a lesson plan, anchor charts, interactive notebook
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this product is for you! In this packet students will learn about the earth, landforms, rocks, soil and volcanoes with engaging, hands-on activities in reading, writing, poetry, math and science.
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If you LOVE teaching literature through cross curricular activities and have the book Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco, then you're in luck! Your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in reading, writing, math, and art! This
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this product is for you! In this packet students will learn about the ocean and sea life with engaging, hands on activities in reading, writing, math and science. Included in this packet are daily
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If you LOVE teaching your science curriculum through experiments and investigations, then this packet is for you! In this packet are investigations about Indian Corn. The students will be engaged and excited about the scientific method and learning
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If you LOVE doing interactive notebooks with your students, here's a great resource for you to use for science! Students can use the vocabulary cards to learn about natural resources. There are two different interactive pages that you can choose
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If you LOVE having a writing center and want to have many different examples of writing displayed in your center, then you're in luck! This resource includes writing "I Can" Posters to display in your writing center and different writing templates
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Students will practice writing prepositions using the story Rosie's Walk. You can use this activity as an interactive writing piece during writer's workshop or to retell beginning, middle and end. Then, as an extension, students can write their own
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If you LOVE teaching literature through cross curricular activities, and have the book Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett, then you're in luck! Your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in reading, writing, math and art! This resource
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Your students will LOVE learning about Rainforests, Life Cycles, Plants and Endangered Animals in this unit! Included are daily lesson plans with mentor texts, a student animal research book with table of contents, research pages, author's bio, and
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities, then this packet is for you! Students will be engaged in hands on and fun activities in reading, writing, art and math! Included is a lesson plan with materials, directions and
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If you LOVE teaching literature through cross curricular activities, and have the book The Easter Egg by Jan Brett, then you're in luck! In this resource, your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in reading, writing, art,
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If you LOVE teaching writer's workshop using a Balanced Literacy framework, then you're in luck! Your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in process writing, grammar, anchor charts, vocabulary cards, interactive notebooks, a
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If you LOVE teaching thematic units cross curricular, then this resource is for you! Your students will enjoy learning about plants using fun and engaging activities and craftivities in reading, writing, science, math and art! This product includes
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If you LOVE teaching with guided reading groups and need an extra resource to enhance your lesson plans, running records or reading strategies, then you're in luck! Your students will become better readers just by using these reading strategies,
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities, and have the book Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins, then you're in luck! Your students will be engaged in fun and purposeful activities in reading, writing, math, science and art. This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 18 years and am enjoying every minute of it! I have experience with title 1 reading, first grade and third grade. First grade is by far my passion and I'm constantly wowed by their ideas, creativity and successes!!! I LOVE my job and making a difference in students' lives!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Balanced Literacy including: Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Guided Reading, and Focus Poetry, Math Workstations, Science Investigations, Interactive Notebooks, and Thematic Units. Linking Literature with ALL subjects and thematic units is my passion! I also LOVE teaching hands-on, engaging activities that instill a love of learning. I want learning to be fun and exciting so my students love to come to school. I believe that any student can learn and it's my job to find that one outlet that they can be successful, whether it be writing, reading, math or science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year for Fabra Elementary: 2009 First Grade Team Leader for Fabra Elementary: 2014- present First Grade Model Classroom for Boerne ISD Job Embedded Trainer in Balanced Literacy for Boerne ISD.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

GT Certified and ESL Certified, Trained in Balanced Literacy, SIOP, Reading Academy, and Math Workstations. Graduated from Texas State University with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Kara has given multiple trainings in San Marcos CISD and Boerne ISD for writers workshop, reader's workshop, guided reading, and Developmental Reading Assessment to help fellow teachers master their craft of Balanced Literacy.

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