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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, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
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This TEKS aligned, editable Jeopardy style STAAR 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 multiple
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Games
$3.50
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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
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, 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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This TEKS and Common Core aligned novel study for The Haunting of Grade Three Novel Study by Grace Maccarone contains 24 pages of meaningful student work, an answer key, and book projects! The questions included in this novel study were created
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3...
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Student created sensory poems make the perfect display year-round! They are perfect for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, and much more!This resource helps students understand sensory language and how to write a sensory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.50
13 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Use these Visualizing and Sensory Language Interactive Reading Notebook Pages to teach your students to identify and use the sensory language provided by the author to infer and imagine the experiences of the characters. Help them analyze the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
15 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This Common Core and TEKS aligned interactive reading notebook is a great tool for introducing the skills and strategies and will be an effective supplement to your reading workshop lessons. It offers more than the average reading notebook by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4...
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Students will love practicing synonyms and antonyms with this Valentine's Day BINGO game!Included:Teacher and Assembly Directions30 BINGO Cards38 Calling Cards with Synonym and Antonym QuestionsAnswer Key This BINGO game is perfect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.5c
$3.50
11 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Jake Drake, Know-It-All Novel StudyThis TEKS and Common Core aligned novel study of Jake Drake, Know-It-All by Andrew Clements contains 13 pages of meaningful student work and an answer key! The questions included in this novel study were created
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1...
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These interactive notebook pages help you introduce literary nonfiction and the various types of literary nonfiction. Use the interactive pages for use with any text to teach your students to locate key facts presented in the text, determine the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.9, RI.2.10, RI.3.6, RI.3.9, RI.3.10, RI.4.10
$2.50
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Which Witch? A Halloween Homophones GameThis easy to assemble Halloween homophones game will allow your students to have fun using context clues and identifying homophones. Students can play this Halloween homophone game during literacy stations,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.3.4a
$3.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to make inferences based on text evidence. These interactive reading notebook pages are a great tool for introducing inferring and reinforcing the lessons that you teach during reading workshop.These interactive notebook pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
5 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to identify and understand the purpose of nonfiction text features with these interactive notebook pages. These interactive notebook pages for nonfiction text features are included in my INTERACTIVE READING NOTEBOOK. Please check
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5, RI.4.7
$1.25
6 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
GUIDED READING BINDERThis set of guided reading binder pages includes everything you need to organize your guided reading binder and your guided reading block, allowing for more efficient use of your instructional time. The forms included will help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$3.00
16 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students how to determine and paraphrase theme/message and supporting details of a text. Compare themes, settings, and plots of texts. These interactive reading notebook pages are a great tool for introducing the skill and reinforcing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9
$1.25
4 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These TEKS and Common Core aligned lesson plans will help you introduce plot structure and teach to the rigor and complexity of STAAR. Teach your students to identify the plot's main events, sequence main events in the story, and understand how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.3
$2.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Print and Play! This ready to use Halloween themed beginning blends game is a fun, engaging way to practice word study. Includes:One beginning blends game board w/ "trick spaces" and "treat spaces" to keep it interestingBeginning blends spinner
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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Teach your students how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words. These interactive reading notebook pages are a great tool for introducing the skill and reinforcing the lessons that you teach during
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
3 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Break the ice and help the students get to know each other with one of these fun back to school games. 2 Games Included:Classmate BINGO Get your students up and talking to each other as they search for friends who can help them complete Classmate
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Guide your students in locating text evidence and using it to support their thinking. These interactive reading notebook pages are a great tool for introducing the skill and reinforcing the lessons that you teach during reading workshop.These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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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.

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