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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
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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 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, 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.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3...
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Teach your students to identify and use the sensory language provided by the author to infer and imagine the experiences of the characters with these hands on visualizing interactive notebook pages. Your students will analyze the author's use of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
16 ratings
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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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to identify the plot's main events, sequence main events in the story, and understand how events influence future events with these TEKS and Common Core aligned plot structure lesson plans. These plot structure lessons can be
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
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Teach your students to make inferences based on text evidence with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will understand how to use text evidence and schema to make an inference. They will practice inferring with a short text and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$1.50
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5, RI.4.7
$2.00
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This easy to assemble Halloween homophones game is perfect activity for literacy stations! Your students will love using context clues to identify, distinguish between, and use homophones in these Halloween themed sentences! Use this homophone game
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.3.4a
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.5, RL.3.9
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students how to determine and paraphrase the theme, or message, and supporting details of a text with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will compare themes, settings, and plots of texts. This reading interactive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9
$1.00
5 ratings
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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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to retell, paraphrase, or summarize a literary text in a way that maintains meaning and logical order with these interactive notebook pages. Your students will use the plot's main events to construct a strong summary of a fiction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.2, RL.2.5, RL.3.2
$1.00
2 ratings
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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 ratings
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students to sequence the plot's main events using these hands on interactive notebook pages. This reading interactive notebook product offers more than the average interactive notebook by providing lesson ideas and a book list!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
These interactive notebook pages help your students gain a solid understanding of prefixes and suffixes. The interactive mini anchor chart helps students understand that the meaning of the word grows up through the root and is changed by adding a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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
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Help your students understand how to identify and distinguish their own point of view from that of the author and/or characters in both literary and informational texts with these hands on interactive notebook pages. Your students will define and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6, RL.4.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
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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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