Deb Hanson
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*** MY BEST SELLER!! *** Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. It also makes a creative bulletin board or
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This Nonfiction Text Structure Bundle is designed to teach upper elementary and middle school students about the FIVE types of informational text structures in a way that will keep them engaged. It includes 117 passages. This Common Core bundle
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Main Idea Bundle of Resources: This mega-bundle of engaging activities focuses on Main Idea and Supporting Details. Several items include test prep elements, because main idea tends to appear frequently on standardized tests. It also includes
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Plot Task Cards: This product contains four original short stories. Students are given the task of identifying each plot element for each story (introduction/exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion/resolution). This
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Text Structure Craftivity: This engaging activity puts a fun spin on learning nonfiction text structures! It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can even be used as a valuable addition to your students' interactive
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Theme Task Cards: This resource contains 16 task cards - each task card contains a short narrative. Students are then tasked with identifying the theme of each narrative. Included are TWO options for student responses: 1) Students write a sentence
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One of the first things we teachers try to do when we embark on a new school year is get to know our new batch of students. Most of our students are quite eager to introduce themselves to us, too! This flipbook was designed to meet both needs in a
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This bundle contains 14 engaging activities you can use while teaching your students about using context clues to determine unknown words as they read. I focus on the following five types of context clues: DEFINITION clues SYNONYM OR RESTATEMENT
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Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. All of the main idea sentences are related to the Earth. These are
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Theme Bundle of Activities: This BUNDLE contains the following products PLUS a LESSON PLAN document that explains how I teach this theme unit over the course of 7 days. PLEASE click on the following products and take a closer look at the products.
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Context Clues: Teach five types of context clues with these this engaging craftivity! The five types include: synonyms, antonyms, definition, inference, and examples. Your students will read 10 sentences and determine the type of context clue the
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Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that
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This product contains 3 reading passages. Students must read the passage, and identify the theme. These can be used as an assessment. The first two worksheets contain one multiple choice question where students choose the MAJOR theme of the
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This set of 32 task cards will give your upper elementary and middle school students an opportunity to practice reading nonfiction passages and identifying the five types of text structures. These are the text structures addressed in Common Core
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Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying various perspective (points of view) as they read! This is an engaging activity where your students read short passages and identify differing points of view as they read.
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Author's Purpose Bundle of Resources: This bundled product takes the PIE approach to teaching author's purpose a step further. Students are taught to determine whether an author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, describe, or explain. A
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Thanksgiving Main Idea: Here's a holiday-themed hands-on way to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence
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Author's Purpose: This craftivity provides a fun way to practice identifying an author's purpose for writing a short passage using the more advanced PIE'ED method: persuade inform entertain explain describe I used to teach this skill using
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This engaging foldable pack includes two different activities related to nonfiction text features. ACTIVITY 1: Introduction to Text Features Foldable- I use this as an introduction activity. I give each student a packet, and I place my own
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Inference: This Inference Bundle of 9 engaging inference resources includes a 44-slide PowerPoint with matching PowerPoint companion handout, task cards, craftivities, games, worksheets, posters, and partner plays. Please open the preview and check
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 16 years teaching experience. I began my career as a 2nd grade teacher. The majority of my career (13 years), I have worked as an elementary ESL teacher. In that capacity, I worked with students from kindergarten to grade 6 at all language development levels, but I most frequently worked with 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students. I was an upper elementary Reading Teacher (grades 4-5) for two years, as well. I have also spent some of my summers teaching ESL classes at a local university for teachers seeking an ESL endorsement.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in hands-on activities with lots of visual aids and graphic organizers! Most of my products include picture clues for my ESL students! I am constantly creating and making learning materials that will support the unique needs of my students and engage them so that they can experience success and know that learning can be fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been asked to present half-day professional development seminars at a nearby school district. For my own local school district, I was asked to present two "Teacher Toolkit" seminars for my colleagues, focusing on student engagement and formative assessment. I have served as a mentor teacher to five first year teachers and several teachers new to an ESL position.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English as a Second Language.

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Learn more about me by watching my YouTube video! Email me at ddrotz2000@gmail.com.