Debbie Levitt

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By Debbie Levitt
Bud Not Buddy: Introductory Lesson and Possible Questions Comprehension is the goal (and the most mysterious part) of reading. Research shows that readers must use a number of cognitive strategies in order to process what they’ve read. These
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
29 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
Out of the Dust; Novel Study and Extensions Comprehension is the goal (and the most mysterious part) of reading. Research shows that readers must use a number of cognitive strategies in order to process what they’ve read. These strategies include
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
Wringer: Novel Study (39 pages) Comprehension is the goal (and the most mysterious part) of reading. Research shows that readers must use a number of cognitive strategies in order to process what they’ve read. These strategies include visualizing,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
Number the Stars: Introductory Lesson and Possible Questions Comprehension is the goal (and the most mysterious part) of reading. Research shows that readers must use a number of cognitive strategies in order to process what they’ve read. These
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By Debbie Levitt
An author study provides a natural framework for literacy. This step-by-step guide to an investigation of Eric Carle’s work will facilitate the process for you. There are also generic suggestions that will help you create your own plan for your
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
This lesson contains everything needed to replicate the social studies extension I have used in numerous classes when modeling a novel study using Bud, Not Buddy. Included are: • Materials needed, background and introduction • A simple, easy to
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), DBQs, Handouts
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
An author study provides a natural framework for literacy. This step-by-step guide to an investigation of Ezra Jack Keat’s work will facilitate the process for you. Included are; • An overview of the EJK’s study • Suggestions for your Author’s
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Debbie Levitt
An author study provides a natural framework for literacy. This step-by-step guide to an investigation of Tomie DePaola’s work will facilitate the process for you. There are also generic suggestions that will help you create your own plan for your
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
$4.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Debbie Levitt
An author study provides a natural framework for literacy. This step-by-step guide to an investigation of Patricia Polacco’s work will facilitate the process for you. There are also generic suggestions that will help you create your own plan for
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
4 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
This lesson contains everything needed to replicate the writing extension I have used in numerous classes when modeling a novel study using Number the Stars. Included are: • Background materials on The Righteous Among the Nation • A task card with 7
Subjects:
Creative Writing, European History, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Debbie Levitt
This lesson contains everything needed to replicate the writing extension I have used with great success in numerous classes when modeling a novel study using Bud, Not Buddy. Included are: • Materials needed, background and introduction • A simple,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.00
4 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address
Subjects:
Drama, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
3 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
4 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
3 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
4 ratings
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By Debbie Levitt
Literacy instruction in elementary and middle schools is heavily weighted towards narrative fiction. One way to assist struggling readers is to make them aware of the fundamental differences between fiction and nonfiction texts. This is the first
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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By Debbie Levitt
The series of Reading Work Stations / Literacy Centers I am posting provide a meaningful application of skills and strategies that have been taught and modeled. They are differentiated by content, process and product so that you can address the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
2 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-Common branch teacher- 12 years -Funded reading specialist- 3 years -Teacher specialist for UFT Teacher Center- 11 years -Facilitated and presented at borough and city-wide literacy events, institutes and seminars sponsored by the UFT, NYSED, NYC DOE, Bronx Literacy Network, Project Read... - Trained UFT-TC consultants in literacy -Co-authored and coached courses for the LAST -Responsible for creating G4/5 literacy program and materials for Chancellor's District summer school. - Coordinated professional development at 2 schools in Chancellor's District; both schools removed from SURR list.

MY TEACHING STYLE

1. Tell them what they are going to learn and how it can help them become a better reader. 2. Model the strategy in action. 3. Collaborative use of the strategy in action. 4. Guided practice of the strategy with gradual release of responsibility. 5. Independent use of the strategy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Adjunct Professor at CUNY; developed and taught Literacy Leader Certificate Program. -Trained instructors city-wide on certificate concepts to ensure uniformity of delivery. -Certified facilitator for NYSED Reading Academy. -Certified teacher mentor for Mentor Teacher Intern Program.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergrad at OSU and Hunter College. MA from NYU (Reading Specialist) 30 additional credits from FDU

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I retired 10 years ago but consulted up until last year when I became guardian of my 18 month old grandson.

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