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Deb Hanson

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By Deb Hanson
This product contains two passages and a teaching poster that explains the ice cream cone analogy! For each passage, the students have to read the passage and then determine the main idea and three supporting details. They write their statements
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
FREE
441
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By Deb Hanson
This free set of task cards focuses on nonfiction text features. It includes 24 task cards and 1 game recording sheet. Some of the text features include: heading, subheading, diagram, caption, glossary, index, table of contents, map, timeline, text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5
FREE
245
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By Deb Hanson
Are you teaching text structures in your upper elementary classroom? You'll definitely want to download these free printables! You will have everything you need to facilitate a complete and thorough text structure lesson! (Well, you'll just need to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.6.5
FREE
260
Digital Download PDF (5.50 MB)
By Deb Hanson
I created this poster set FREEBIE for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED! persuade inform entertain explain describeI used to teach this skill using the PIE method, but quickly realized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Posters
FREE
208
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This product contains a practice worksheet related to writing sentences with quotation marks. Students are given the opportunity to focus on the punctuation rules required to form written dialogue correctly.Check out my blog post (CLICK HERE!), and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.3b, W.6.3b, W.3.3b, W.4.3b
FREE
126
Digital Download PDF (0.91 MB)
By Deb Hanson
Are you teaching character traits in your upper elementary classroom? You'll definitely want to download these free printables!It contains three activities:1. An Anchor Chart Activity (The four passages are provided for you to print!)2. A Sorting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3
FREE
133
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Deb Hanson
I created this editing and revising checklist to use with my third, fourth, and fifth graders as they write expository pieces. This also includes bonus publishing paper that you can use with almost any writing project! I use it in my writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
124
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Deb Hanson
I created this FREE set of Author's Purpose test prep passages for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED! It includes five passages about penguins. After reading the passages, students choose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Printables
FREE
147
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By Deb Hanson
This set of four colorful posters focuses on the four types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. It also includes two additional activity options.The first activity is an interactive notebook entry. Students cut out
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
FREE
141
Digital Download PDF (2.10 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This product contains posters related to reading fluently. They address rate, punctuation, accuracy, expression, phrasing, intonation, or stress. Read my September 17th blog post to read how I would introduce them in the classroom. Here is the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4
FREE
177
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By Deb Hanson
This file contains two posters. I use this when I teach students how to identify themes in fiction. The posters contain about twenty possible themes that might be found in passages and books. I use a cupcake analogy to teach the concept of theme. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
108
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By Deb Hanson
This free worksheet packet contains four passages. After students read each passage, they must determine whether the passage was written in first person, second person, third person limited, or third person omniscient. Page 3 of the worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.6
FREE
107
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By Deb Hanson
I created this editing and revising checklist to use with my third, fourth, and fifth graders as they write personal narratives. I use it in my writing projects throughout the year. Feel free to click on the links to check them out!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
82
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This FREE partner play is intended to be used as a fluency-building activity that 4th-5th grade students can do with a partner. My partner play scripts require minimal teacher support, thereby allowing teachers to work with other small groups. For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.4.4, RF.4.4b, RF.5.4, RF.5.4b
FREE
152
Digital Download PDF (0.98 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This game contains 28 cards related to subjects and predicates. This is a great activity if you are looking for an opportunity to engage your entire class!Each card contains a sentence, and the students must listen and think carefully to decide if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
FREE
154
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This product contains 24 cards (12 pairs). Students read the sentence and try to find the matching contraction.Feel free to check out my FREE contraction concentration game for older students, too!Advanced Contraction Concentration GameI have a few
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
L.2.2c, L.3.2f
FREE
138
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This product contains a practice worksheet related to determining whether a multiple meaning word is a noun or a verb. Students must use the context of the sentence to determine the answer.********This resource is available in TWO FORMATS:1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
63
Digital Download PDF (0.32 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This is a hands-on game your students can play to practice how to correctly use the apostrophe when forming singular possessives and plural possessives.This engaging, educational game includes 36 game pieces (18 matches) and directions! Simply
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
143
Digital Download PDF (1.40 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This product contains a practice worksheet related to identifying whether a sentence is declarative, imperative, exclamatory, or interrogative.Feel free to check out my other "Types of Sentences" products available in my store:Types of Sentences: I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
76
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Deb Hanson
This partner play is intended to be used as fluency-building activities that 2nd-3rd students can do with a partner. It comes with a BONUS recording sheet. After reading the script, students answer the comprehension questions that follow.Partner
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.2.4b, RF.3.4, RF.3.4b
FREE
94
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
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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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