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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
142 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
This is an educational worksheet students can complete related to Martin Luther King. Students read four passages related to Martin Luther King, Jr. They must determine whether the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, or explain.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.6
FREE
48 ratings
3.9
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By Deb Hanson
I came up with this demonstration lesson for my fifth grade students who were struggling to understand the 3 basic points of view (first person, third person limited, third person omniscient). This lesson begins with a teacher and a student role
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6, RL.6.6
FREE
78 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
Are you considering having your students perform a Readers' Theater? In this video, I share my 5-day lesson plan for implementing a weeklong Readers' Theater unit in my classroom.This 34-minute video addresses these questions:→ Why take the time to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Professional Development
FREE
11 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 34:32
By Deb Hanson
ELLs arrive in our classrooms with varied experiences. Sometimes their background knowledge does not match what they need to know to be successful in their new schools. Therefore, it is essential that teachers spend time building and activating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Professional Development
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 34:04
By Deb Hanson
I use this paper when I introduce literature circles to my upper elementary students. I teach my students that they need to write “fat” questions instead of “skinny” questions. (These terms mean the same as “thick” and “thin”, but many of my ESL
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
37 ratings
4.0
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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
73 ratings
4.0
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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
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
146 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
This is a four point rubric that teachers can use to assess their students. It includes assessment of: Volume Pacing Eye Contact Voice Expression Overall Presentation Note to upper elementary teachers: I use this rubric when my students present
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Rubrics
FREE
31 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
This free author's purpose worksheet contains passages related to the days of the week. Students read each passage, and determine the author's purpose for writing the passage. The worksheet includes 5 reading passages. The author's purposes include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
FREE
79 ratings
4.0
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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
103 ratings
4.0
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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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
96 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
Included in this freebie is one of the four scripts in my Valentine’s Readers’ Theater BUNDLE (a set of 3 scripts including 28-30 parts!): Jaime's (Un)lucky Day- After Jaime (a high school student) spends all day making a special cake for his
Subjects:
Reading, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
55 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
Don't be fooled by those tricky homophones! This activity allows your students to practice identifying the correct homophone to use in a sentence, AND it allows them to produce their own sentences! Students begin by completing a worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
136 ratings
4.0
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By Deb Hanson
I created these cards to be used with students who recently arrived in an English-speaking classroom. Two sets are included: COLORS SCHOOL SUPPLY OBJECTS Instructions for how to introduce the words to your students is included as well!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
FREE
17 ratings
4.0
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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 contains an interactive notebook entry and a teacher direction page for assembling the foldable.Feel free to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
FREE
129 ratings
4.0
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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 describe I used to teach this skill using the PIE method, but quickly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Posters
FREE
186 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
67 ratings
4.0
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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. Feel free to check out my other "Parts of Speech"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
51 ratings
4.0
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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:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
91 ratings
4.0
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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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