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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. It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can
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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 copy
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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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This resource features a Thanksgiving-themed activity to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! Students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence written on Tom Turkey. This can be used to create a
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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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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 the
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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: 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 Students will read the five short
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Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying first person and third person point of view! This is an engaging activity where your students read SIX short passages and identify which point of view the author used in each
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Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the theme in a story! This is an engaging activity where your students read a story and determine the hidden message of the story. The finished products make a unique bulletin board or fun
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This file includes all of the materials needed for your students to create an unforgettable card for Mother's Day.... and it even includes the materials to create a Father's Day card as well! Both files follow the same pattern: Front of Card:
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Are you looking for a fun inferencing activity? Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice inferring as they read! This is an engaging activity where your students complete a worksheet with short passages and make inferences as
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Teach five types of context clues with these engaging activities. The five types include: synonyms, antonyms, definition, inference, and examples. This file contains three activities: 1. INTRODUCTION TO CONTEXT CLUES FOLDABLE CRAFTIVITY- This
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This back-to-school project begins as a craftivity bulletin board display, and then turns into an end-of-year memory book! With several social media and tech terms, the majority of students will find this activity to be very engaging! When
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Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying when to use the apostrophe before the -s or after the -s! This is an engaging activity where your students read sentences on a worksheet. They rewrite the underlined phrase
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Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the character traits in a short story! This is an engaging activity where your students read a short passage and determine the character trait for the main character in the story. The finished
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Here's a fun way for your students to practice forming plural nouns. It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! Students begin this activity by completing a worksheet with 20 sentences. They read each sentence and then
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Do you want to add a little "flavor" to your summarizing unit? This is an engaging activity where your students read an original short story. (The events of this story actually happened, might I add!) After they have finished reading, students
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Are you looking for a February writing project that will truly engage your students? This writing project may be just what you are looking for! This is one of those units that I truly look forward to teaching each year, and it is my BEST SELLING
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Do your students struggle with identifying causes and effects within the stories they read, like my students often do? Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying the causes and effects within fiction and nonfiction
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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 through 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 graduate 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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