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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:
Writing, Back to School, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
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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:
Test Prep, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.75
130
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This Common Core and TEKS aligned reading interactive notebook is a great tool for introducing skills and strategies and will be an effective supplement to your reading workshop lessons. It offers more than the average interactive notebook by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3...
$34.60
$23.75
185
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students recognize characteristics and structures of argumentative, or persuasive, text by identifying the author's claim/opinion, distinguishing facts from opinion, and identifying the intended audience or reader with these hands on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.3.2, RI.3.6, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, CCRA.R.8
$2.75
191
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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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$2.25
74
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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 high interest set of sentences and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Test Prep
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
41
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students understand how to identify the point of view of the characters and the author. They will distinguish their own point of view from the point of view of the author and/or characters in both literary and informational texts with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6, RL.4.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$1.75
36
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to identify the plot's main events and explain the influence of the setting on the plot with these hands on interactive notebook pages. The plot anchor chart helps students visualize a more realistic shape of the plot structure,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.5, RL.3.9
$1.50
32
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students practice using text evidence to make inferences with this set of 20 Inferring Task Cards. Each card has a short passage and a text dependent question. 3 digital options are included!! The printable (PDF) task cards include both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$4.00
62
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to identify and understand the purpose of nonfiction text features with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will be able to explain the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5, RI.4.7
$2.50
33
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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:
ELA Test Prep, Valentine's Day, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Internet Activities
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
75
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to identify and use the sensory language provided by the author to infer and imagine the experiences of the characters and the descriptions in informational text with these hands on visualizing interactive notebook pages. Your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
$1.35
37
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This week long plot unit will help you each 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, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, L.3.1a, L.3.4a, L.3.6
$4.75
48
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Improve your students' comprehension of literary texts with these Common Core and TEKS aligned interactive notebook pages. This fiction bundle focuses on plot structure, sequencing, character analysis, summary of fiction, and theme. This reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Minilessons
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
$6.60
$4.55
19
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These sensory poems and information pages help your students learn how to bring their poetry to life with sensory language. Use these informational, brainstorming, drafting, and publishing pages to help your students create sensory poems for any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
27
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Everything you need to organize your guided reading binder and your guided reading block! Make the most of your time by using this guided reading binder pack to help you create groups, plan, organize, track data, and run your guided reading block.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Teacher Manuals
$3.00
29
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These prefixes and suffixes interactive notebook pages help your students gain a solid understanding of affixes and the way they change the meaning of the root or base word. The interactive mini anchor chart helps students understand that the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.2.3d, RF.3.3a, RF.3.3b, RF.4.3a, L.2.4b, L.3.2e, L.3.4b, L.4.4b
$1.35
19
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This 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 from STAAR stem questions and will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
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...
$4.00
17
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to make inferences about character traits and changes based on their actions, thoughts, feelings, and dialogue. Your students will also be able to describe a character's relationship and the changes that it undergoes throughout
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$1.35
25
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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
$6.00
$4.00
12
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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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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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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My mission is to give you effective lesson plans and ideas to help you cultivate critical readers and thinkers. cultivatingcriticalreaders.com

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