Deb Maxwell

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By Deb Maxwell
Teach your students how to blend CVC words with this engaging activity. This is a perfect phonics intervention for ELL students, SPED, or any kids who struggle with blending.This Blending CVC Words activity makes blending concrete for beginning
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
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By Deb Maxwell
Answering "how many more?" and "how many less?" are some of the hardest math questions primary students have to answer. Before they can answer these questions in word problems, they need to understand what questions mean and how to answer.This
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Math Centers, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Deb Maxwell
Kids will love working with the funny tale of Sneezy the Snowman in this "not very fancy" book study. This file contains materials to focus on vocabulary, fluency, retelling, key details, sequencing, and word work.Vocabulary: I selected 5 vocabulary
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.10, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3
$2.00
53
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By Deb Maxwell
Do you need to help your students decode nonsense words or multi-syllabic words? Nonsense words are frequently assessed on early reading screening and proficiency tests. It’s a challenge for students who are accustomed to trying to make sense of
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.3.3c
$5.00
26
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By Deb Maxwell
A book study of Spoon by Amy Rosenthal Appropriate for K-2, this book study has materials to scaffold students as they learn to determine the author's central message and infer. *Anchor charts for Inferring and Determining Author's Central
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Posters
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.10, RL.1.2, RL.2.1, RL.2.2
$2.00
14
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By Deb Maxwell
Students follow directions to create three unique snowmen. Following directions helps young children develop their receptive language skills. Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Valentine Problem Solving Task Cards DOLLAR DEAL: Valentine's Primary
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Balanced Literacy, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
FREE
34
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By Deb Maxwell
These Common Core aligned task cards are ideal for fast finishers, center activities, small groups, morning work, or mental math. There are 9 activities and 130 unique cards. *Counting—12 cards, EACH card has 4 counting tasks--start at any number
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Geometry, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.NBT.B.5, 1.G.A.2, 1.G.A.3, 2.G.A.3
$6.00
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By Deb Maxwell
Following directions is such an important skill! This apple-themed freebie is a fun way to practice. Some students struggle to understand the vocabulary or language we use when giving directions. Working on this activity with a teacher can be
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
21
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By Deb Maxwell
"When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. And it says its name." This is a sign to help students decode words with vowel teams. The sign shows 3 common sets of vowel teams walking down a side walk. The first vowel is saying its
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters, Mnemonics, Printables
FREE
30
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By Deb Maxwell
This Valentine's-themed math worksheets packet for primary grades includes equation practice with basic facts, number patterns with numbers 0-120, and greater than/less than practice with numbers 0-120. It is appropriate for first or second grade.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
$3.00
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By Deb Maxwell
Give your students some fun phonics decoding practice with the bossy-r spelling patterns with this "I have, who has?" game. There are 5 sets of cards for playing “I have, who has?” Each set has 24 cards, so it will work as a whole group game. You
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.2b, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b
$3.00
7
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By Deb Maxwell
your class will love playing 'I have, Who has? with these winter themed games designed to give students practice decoding words with the silent e spelling pattern. $This file contains 4 sets of cardsfor “I have, who has?” There is a 24 card set and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Games
$2.00
11
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By Deb Maxwell
Give students explicit instruction in foundational reading strategies for emergent readers. Helpful for both parents and students, these 18 posters use words and images to teach strategies for beginning readers. Students will be proud of their
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Early Intervention, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.4, RF.1.3c, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3, RF.2.4
$5.00
8
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By Deb Maxwell
Math-related clipart: clocks (hour and half hours), pattern blocks, 1-100 chart, 0-99 chart, 1-120 chart, dot arrangements, ten-frame representations of all numbers 0-20, base ten blocks in several colors (2D and 3D). Thanks for visiting my store!
Subjects:
Numbers, Place Value, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$2.00
23
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By Deb Maxwell
This is a simple activity I like to do in the beginning of the year. After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, kids make their own coconut trees. They put the letters for their name in the coconut tree. We put up a display called Chicka
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.00
15
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By Deb Maxwell
An almost magical framework for identifying the author's central message and retelling a fictional story. This FREE poster can be used at any level! It works with almost any fictional text. It's my favorite comprehension strategy! Thanks for
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.2.2, RL.3.2
FREE
11
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By Deb Maxwell
Decoding multi-syllabic words is incredibly difficult for students. The activities in this packet show students how word parts fit together to make multi-syllabic words. As texts increase in complexity, longer words start to appear, but in authentic
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3f, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c
$5.00
2
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By Deb Maxwell
These pretty posters are for teachers to remind themselves of reinforcing, redirecting, and reminding language. Inspired by my Responsive Classroom training. Thanks for visiting my store! I would really appreciate feedback on any product you
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Professional Development, Printables
FREE
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By Deb Maxwell
Apple themed math worksheets for primary grades. Lots of equations! These are differentiated with a basic and a challenge option for most skills. Common Core Aligned for first grade. They would make excellent review for 2nd or even 3rd
Subjects:
Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$3.00
7
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By Deb Maxwell
Build students’ mental flexibility with numbers with these 4 sets of mental math task cards. Each set of cards has a student recording sheet and an answer key. There are 96 cards in total. The problems in this file focus heavily on adding and
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6
$3.00
12
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching first grade for 9 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom is very learning focused. I love to try out new ideas and create games, but everything I do has a learning goal. I'm an out of the box thinker. I am always looking for ways to scaffold student learning. I love children's literature, songs, and problem solving.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won the National School Orchestra Award at high school graduation!! (Sorry, just tired of seeing that my profile is only 80% complete.)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a reading endorsement and a masters in education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a teacher in an urban school, a mom to 3, and a wife. I like teaching, creating, cooking, reading, singing and treasure hunting.

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