Dawn Graham

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DEC.24th UPDATE: Revised Practice Tracker AND Lucy-Like Learning Progression for Character Comparisons! *UPDATED recently with 2 new templates:Problems/Solutions/Outcomes and Cause/3 Effects/Response, as well as Common Core tags!!* These practice
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This rubric is the result of not being able to find one suitable for student-made digital or 3D gifted and talented research-based projects. So I made one myself! This rubric is editable, and also includes a cover page in which the student may score
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Struggling writers simply do not know where to begin or end, for that matter. This template lets the student make choices and organize their ideas and thoughts as a rough draft. Thoughts are written in note form, to be expanded in the next draft.
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Using six of the comprehension skills (Making Connections, Predicting, Questioning, Visualizing, Summarizing, and Monitoring), these stickers (printed on address labels) give struggling students a visual reminder to focus on a certain skill after a
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Writing about reading - no more excuses! Borrowed from the Common Core Curriculum Standards and the works of Lucy Caulkins, Eileen Beers, Jennifer Serravallo, and more, these “Sticky Starters” prompts are the result of my struggling students
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Inspired by the work of Lucy Caulkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project - Quick writes are a wonderful way to scaffold the process into deeper thinking about a story. I wanted to organize these into a sort of "teacher menu" to
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Using Post-Its to keep track of our thinking and meaning-making. Advice from Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Keeping students focused on their jotting during independent reading within readers' workshop. Print out, fold in
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I developed these 30 cards out of a problem with my small-group academic support students. As they get older, and the books get longer, the students seem to be completing their silent reading of the same text at very different times in the
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One-on-one reading conferencing with students is becoming required in more and more schools. This PowerPoint gives you step-by-step directions to create your own file of resources to use when you sit with individual students. You can use your own
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This bookmark (2 per page) can be cut out and glued or laminated onto card stock to make a book mark to remind independent readers how and when to keep track of their deep thinking and wondering. It simplifies jotting about specific strategies, and
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This was born from my concern for students who don't EVEN add vowels to their words when writing. I've created this anchor chart and use it both in small guided reading groups when they are struggling to decode a word, and also when they are
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These prompts give students the starters they need when citing evidence from a passage. When used regularly, it becomes part of their mental toolbox during testing week.
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DIY magnetic fishing game using items that you most likely have around the classroom! Students go fishing for facts, words, etc. and try to solve or say them. Create your own review: math facts, sight words, vocabulary, word parts, letters, etc.
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Often when doing small group support, plans have to be changed on the fly for the next day. I've created this sheet that I keep with me as I travel from room to room. The top section "This week's ..." can be filled in with the word sort of the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

32 years teaching in several different positions: 4th-6th grade Basic Skills for math and reading, 2nd grade classroom teacher, 1st grade classroom teacher, 3rd-5th grades Academic Support for literacy and math, K-5th grade Gifted and Talented. Also, administrative work: 8 years as elementary director of 1st-6th grade summer school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a fan of Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. I'm firm but fair with discipline with a lot of humor thrown in. And who doesn't like to dance??

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Cable TV Golden Apple Award, 1991.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Elementary Education, K-8/ Reading Certification, K-12 - Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) Ed.M in Educational Theory/Supervisor's Cert./Principal'sCert - Rutgers University

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Born and bred at the Jersey Shore.

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