Cultivating Critical Readers

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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Guide your students in making meaningful connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will make connections that help them understand and interact with the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$1.10
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Guide your students in locating text evidence and using it to support their thinking with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will learn the ACE strategy for using text evidence to support an answer. They will then put this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1, RI.4.1, CCRA.R.1
$1.10
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Back to School time is exciting, but it can also be a little scary for students who are just getting to know their new classmates. Break the ice and help the students get to know each other these fun print & play back to school games. 2 No Prep
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
2
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Get your students thinking about their thinking by teaching them about metacognition with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will understand that real reading only takes place when they are actively thinking about their reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
$1.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These 12 fun book project activities showcase your students' creativity as they reflect on their reading. These activities pair with any fiction book and would be a great extension for a novel study, book club, independent reading, or class read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$3.00
3
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students understand the importance of activating their prior knowledge before, during, and after reading with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will understand how their schema helps them understand what they are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$1.10
1
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Help your students understand how to use context clues to determine the relevant meaning of multiple meaning words with these interactive notebook pages. The interactive mini anchor chart helps students understand that many words have multiple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.2.4, L.3.4, L.4.4, CCRA.L.4
$1.05
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Have fun reviewing context clues this Valentine's Day with these engaging activities! This bundle includes three of my favorite context clues activities: task cards, BOOM Cards & BINGO. Valentine's Day Synonym & Antonym BINGO:Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.2.4, L.2.4a, L.2.4b, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.4b, L.4.4c, CCRA.L.4
$6.50
$5.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
The perfect goal setting activity for New Year's! Help your students celebrate this New Year's by setting realistic, attainable goals with this poetry activity while walking them through the process of brainstorming, planning, and drafting poems.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4
$3.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Parent Teacher Conferences are essential in creating and maintaining strong parent teacher relationships. These forms help you prepare and stay organized all year long.Includes:Parent – Teacher Conference Notes: Partially complete the form for the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Use these back to school forms to start the year with strong parent communication and organization. These forms are ready to print, copy, complete, and hand out to parents. Included:Transportation List This form is best completed when the parents
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These free reading logs can be used both for homework and reading notebooks in the classroom. Printable and ready to use.Included:• Three different styles of homework reading logs• An in class reading log• A “Books on Deck”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homework, Printables
FREE
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Use these free character analysis graphic organizers to teach your students to analyze characters, their relationships, and the changes they undergo while teaching your fiction unit. This graphic organizer can be paired with any fiction text that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Use this FREE, editable student data sheet to record information about reading levels, grades, RtI, parent contacts, and more. Tracking student data and storing it in an organized manner makes RtI paperwork and parent conferences run
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Early Intervention
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Parents are the best teammates you have in helping your students reach their full potential as people and as learners. These conduct and work habits forms are an easy way to keep parents informed about how things are going in the classroom. Both
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
FREE
1
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Use this Test Taking Strategies Poster to help your students prepare for standardized reading tests.*****************************************************************************Related ResourcesTest Prep Motivational NotesStudent Data
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
FREE
1
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Give out these FREE Testing Motivational Notes to help get your students pumped about the upcoming test. They (and you) have worked hard all year. Show them some love and support by giving them a little treat.Includes the 4 designs as shown above.Be
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
1
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Keep spelling practice interesting and fun with the 16 choices included with this customizable spelling menu. PDF and Google Slides versions!It also includes four different menus that are printable and ready to use for homework or a word work
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This includes two differentiated TEKS and Common Core aligned reading response menus. These are perfect for both homework and independent reading in class. Printable and ready to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
4
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Try out a few pages from the Common Core and TEKS aligned Reading Interactive Notebook to see what a great tool it is for introducing the skills and strategies and how it will be an effective supplement to your reading workshop lessons. It offers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 2nd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
Digital Download PDF (10.56 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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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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