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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Want a tool to help you quickly plan engaging, effective reading lessons? The Reading Interactive Notebook is just what you're looking for! This Common Core and TEKS-aligned reading interactive notebook is a great tool for introducing skills and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2...
$43.06
$27.99
219
Bundle
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This Common Core and TEKS aligned set of 24 task cards gives your students a fun way to practice using context clues, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words. Each task card contains a Valentine's Day themed set of
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.3.3a, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, CCRA.L.4
$4.00
87
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This All About Me writing and art activity is a fun, creative, and engaging back to school project. Students are free to complete this with as few or as many words as they like, allowing for maximum differentiation.This All About Me activity is
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.99
188
Digital Download ZIP (4.09 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
If you're overwhelmed by the idea of teaching argumentative text, or you just don't know where to start, this argumentative text interactive notebook is for you.This interactive notebook offers a hands-on, engaging approach to teaching the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.2.8, RI.3.2, RI.3.6, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, CCRA.R.8
$3.25
266
Digital Download PDF (5.67 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This TEKS-aligned, editable Jeopardy-style STAAR Reading review game is a fun addition to your test prep activities! Students will love reviewing context clues, sensory language, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with this mixture of open-ended and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.75
167
Digital Download ZIP (2.55 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Go beyond PIES with author's purpose. Teach your students how to make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose of a text and analyze the choices they made to achieve that purpose with these interactive notebook pages.Your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$3.25
103
Digital Download PDF (2.79 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This back to school bundle has everything you need for a smooth, organized start to the year. Included:ALL ABOUT ME COLLAGEThis "all about me" writing and art activity is the perfect, creative, and engaging back to school project. This "about me"
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Games
$5.99
$4.50
20
Bundle
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This argumentative text bundle has everything you need for the week!The 5-day Argumentative Text Unit will help you teach your students to recognize and identify the characteristics and structures of argumentative text (ie. the author's claim, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.6, RI.3.9, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
$16.24
$12.99
17
Bundle
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This week-long 70-page argumentative text unit includes 4 original argumentative texts, 3 PowerPoint lessons, partner work, and an assessment that walk you and your students through recognizing and identifying the characteristics and structures of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.6, RI.3.9, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
$6.99
22
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Need help getting your students to identify the plot's main events and explain the influence of the setting on the plot? These plot structure interactive notebook pages are just what you're looking for.This interactive notebook offers a hands-on,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.2.5, RL.3.9
$1.11
43
Digital Download PDF (3.20 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This Common Core and TEKS aligned set of 24 task cards gives your students a fun way to practice using context clues, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words.One print and 6 digital options will help you provide in-person
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.3.3a, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
47
Digital Download PDF (13.17 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students understand how to identify the point of view of the characters and the author and distinguish it from their own with these point of view interactive notebook pages.This interactive notebook offers a hands-on, engaging approach to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6, RL.4.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$1.75
40
Digital Download PDF (3.74 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Looking for an engaging activity to help you introduce or review text features? Want something your students will remember and be able to reference throughout the year? These text features interactive notebook pages are just what you're looking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5, RI.4.7
$2.50
37
Digital Download PDF (3.46 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Students struggling with making inferences? If you need an engaging activity that your students will actually enjoy, these Inferring Task Cards are just what you're looking for!Each card in this set of 20 has a short, relatable passage and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$3.99
76
Digital Download PDF (7.55 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Looking to improve your students' comprehension of literary texts? These Common Core and TEKS-aligned fiction interactive notebook pages are just what you're looking for.This fiction bundle offers a hands-on approach to teaching plot structure,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.4.3
$5.11
$3.83
26
Bundle
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Make (and keep) a great impression on your students' parents this year with these editable teacher contact cards turned into magnets. Parents absolutely love them! These are great to hand out on the first day or at Open House.Giving out contact
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Classroom Forms
$1.00
13
Digital Download ZIP (1.86 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Looking to go beyond just drawing a picture of what you read when teaching visualizing? These hands-on visualizing and sensory language interactive notebook pages will help you teach your students to identify and analyze the sensory language used by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$1.35
42
Digital Download PDF (3.53 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Need a little help providing your students with meaningful practice for their vocabulary words? These 13 vocabulary activities and games are just what you need to keep them engaged and motivated to use their new vocabulary words in daily
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
CCSS:
L.3.6, L.4.6, L.5.6, L.6.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.00
21
Digital Download ZIP (6.46 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
Students struggling with identifying supporting evidence? This recess-themed set of 20 argumentative text task cards gives your students a fun way to practice identifying evidence that supports the claim. Each card contains a claim and asks the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.8, RI.5.8
$3.00
9
Digital Download PDF (6.66 MB)
By Cultivating Critical Readers
This week-long plot unit will help you teach your students to identify, sequence and understand how the main plot points work together and influence each other to develop the plot structure of the story. This plot unit covers several components of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.3.5, L.3.1a, L.3.4a, L.3.6
$4.75
54
Digital Download ZIP (31.05 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a classroom teacher for nine years. I taught kindergarten for one year at a private school. I then moved into public schools and taught one year of second grade and seven years of third grade ELA. Certifications: Generalist Certification Early Childhood through Grade 4 Special Education Supplemental Certification English as a Second Language Supplemental Certification

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I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development Early Childhood through Grade Four with a Reading Specialization. Member of the International Literacy Association

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