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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
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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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
36 ratings
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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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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, Homeschool
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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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
18 ratings
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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
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 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
Improve your students' comprehension of literary nonfiction texts with these interactive notebook pages. Your students will define, compare, and contrast the various types of literary nonfiction. Use the interactive pages with any text to teach your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
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
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
Teach your students how to make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose of a text with these interactive notebook pages. Your students will provide text evidence to support their thinking and explain how the author crafted the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.6, CCRA.R.6
$1.00
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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
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
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
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, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
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
Print and Play! Students will have fun identifying and reading beginning s blends and r blends with this Halloween Beginning Blends Game. Students can enjoy this game during literacy stations, in small groups, or even when you have a sub!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3
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Teach your students how to determine the main idea of a text and locate details and facts that support it with these hands on interactive notebook pages. The visual of the pop up desk graphic organizer will help your students understand how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$1.25
4 ratings
3.9
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By Cultivating Critical Readers
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
$1.50
5 ratings
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$1.25
3 ratings
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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
$3.00
12 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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