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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
$1.50
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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...
$5.00
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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:
Teacher Manuals, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$3.00
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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:
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...
$4.00
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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
$3.00
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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
5
Bundle
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
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
2
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Encourage reading over the break without reading logs, requirements, or bribes by inviting your students to "Book Talk Lunch Parties". You already set the foundation by sharing your passion for reading with your students throughout the year. Now you
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework, Printables
FREE
2
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Make your test prep more hands-on with these multiple choice answer cards. As you work through the questions, each student shares his/her answer immediately by holding up a multiple choice answer card. When the lesson is over, each student holds
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Printables
FREE
1
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
This personal vocabulary word jar is great for helping students cherish new words they learn as they expand their vocabularies. It can be used with words students encounter on their own, as a part of your vocabulary instruction, or as a fun follow
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.2.4, L.2.4a, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, CCRA.L.4
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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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