Dana Jones

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It is important that students understand the world they live in. Technology now allows us to virtually see any where in the world, even under water! This two page activity give students a chance to learn about different landmarks around the world,
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Food Chain Activity Includes: -Lesson Plan -26 Plants and Animals Printable with text and pictures Don't forget to rate and leave feedback!
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Animal Habitat Research Project Template Resources for Teachers and Students is packed full of hands on resources for students to use as they complete a habitat/animal research project. My students use this in groups of 3 or 4 to complete in about a
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My students use these writing checklists when they are working on independent writing projects after I’ve modeled how to use them. They live in the writing center in file folder pockets stapled to the wall that I’ve created. I created this the year
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In my writing workshop my students use special draft paper that I have created outside of their writer's notebook when they're working on draft pieces. The students love this template because it gives them plenty of space to draft their stories
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Back to school student information sheet for parents Available in English and Spanish Please don't forget to rate and leave feedback! enjoy!
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During independent reading, I conduct reading conference as part of assessing their progress. I like to spend about 5 minutes with a student during each conference. During which I take a running record, write down student strategies, take note if
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In my literature circles or book clubs, I use jobs to keep my students accountable and engaged in their books. These job titles have been adapted from Literature Circles by Harvey Daniels. In Daniel's book, you will also find great assignment pages
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My students love having dedicated places for certain components of Writing Workshop. All writers collect writing strategies that work for them to use while they're collecting in their notebook or on a topic. Writers also naturally notice patterns
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Having a system to monitor your whole class in a simple and fast way is huge in the everyday classroom. I've found that having somewhere quick to jot down a note about a student then quickly about another student is so important to always have
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When I grade my students work I'm often not with my computer. So having this sheet with me is a lot easier. I also like to keep a hard copy of their grades through out the 9 weeks to better monitor grades without needing to access them online when I
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Direction signs for classroom display. Please don't forget to rate and leave feedback!
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Independent Reading can be tough when trying to keep students accountable. Here is one strategy I use occasionally within my reading workshop. Student write down interesting noticings, connections, or wonderings as they read their book or books.
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This prezi includes common genres, examples, and online read alouds. I use this to introduce genres and go in depth during reading workshop mini lessons through out the year. (2nd grade) You could also use this as a review guide for older grades.
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This document is editable in case you want to type in your students names. Each week the students receive reading, math and spelling homework and no homework on weekends except to read. I only check reading and math hw on Fridays. However,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a second grade teacher in Austin, TX. I have two years of teaching experience and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. I am also a member of the Heart of Texas Writing Project Institute.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I firmly believe in reading and writing workshop as well as hands on learning especially for math and science. I use responsive classroom methods for classroom and behavior management.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been awarded Teacher of Promise at my school my first year of teaching in 2014.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a degree in Applied Learning and Development and a Specialization in Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to create and share classroom resources with fellow hard working teachers across the globe. Find out what I'm currently doing in my classroom my blog: http://teachingwonders.edublogs.org

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