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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Hatchet Novel Study Unit includes comprehension questions and writing prompts for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Using student-friendly printable and digital formatting, this
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.1...
$14.50
$8.75
1,106
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Tuck Everlasting Novel Study Unit includes comprehension questions for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Using student-friendly printable and digital formatting, this
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$8.75
463
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
These math fact fluency games help students get essential math facts practice without ineffective fact fluency timed tests, flashcards, or boring worksheets. Instead of drill-and-kill methods, this fun card game supports computational fluency
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
2.OA.B.2, 3.OA.C.7
$15.96
$12.00
340
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Because of Winn Dixie novel study unit includes comprehension questions and activities designed to engage whether you're teaching in-person or engaged in online learning! These activities for Because of Winn Dixie add fun to your lesson plans
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.10, RL.5.1...
$8.50
771
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Number the Stars Novel Study Unit includes comprehension activities for reading response or discussion questions, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Using student-friendly printable and digital
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4...
$8.75
670
Digital Download ZIP (2.47 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This interactive Charlotte's Web novel study unit makes writing lesson plans easy! Ideal for 3rd grade and 4th grade learners, each daily lesson includes comprehension questions for reading response, vocabulary, and more for the book Charlotte's Web
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$7.00
589
Digital Download PDF (2.80 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Frindle Novel Study Unit includes comprehension questions for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Frindle. Using student-friendly printable and digital formatting, this 3-week Frindle Book Study is perfect
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1...
$14.00
$8.75
532
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Holes Novel Study Unit includes print & Google Slides comprehension questions for reading response, vocabulary, a literature guide, and more for the book Holes by Louis Sachar. Using student-friendly printable and digital formatting, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
$8.75
272
Digital Download ZIP (5.05 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
These 3rd grade math word problems help students build confidence and competence with math problem solving, one of the most challenging skills we teach in third grade. The engaging problem of the day format won't overwhelm learners & the story
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 3.MD.D.8, 3.NBT.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2...
$60.00
$30.00
315
Digital Download ZIP (32.09 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
We all know that kids in 4th grade need help with word problems. The good news is, there's a resource for that! Daily Problem Solving for Grade 4 takes a "problem of the day" approach to avoid overwhelming struggling or reluctant learners while they
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
MP1, MP2, MP4, MP5, MP6, MP7, MP8
$60.00
$30.00
319
Digital Download ZIP (33.45 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 5th Grade Math Spiral Review with printable & Google Slides activities is the ideal way to offer short, consistent practice and help students build the confidence they need to be successful on state assessments and in middle school math
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.3b, 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.5a, 5.MD.C.5b, 5.MD.C.5c, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.2...
$51.96
$25.99
538
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 4th grade math spiral review bundle is ideal for morning work, a daily warm up, or as homework. The bundle includes activities in print & digital slides making it perfect for offering short, consistent practice opportunities and helping
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3, 4.MD.C.5, 4.MD.C.5b, 4.MD.C.6, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5...
$48.00
$26.99
395
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Wonder novel study for the book by R.J. Palacio will save you hours of prep for literature circles and book clubs. The novel unit includes chapter questions that focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the daily vocabulary
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1...
$7.25
373
Digital Download PDF (16.51 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 2-week Stone Fox novel study unit makes writing lesson plans easy! Ideal for 3rd grade and 4th grade learners, the novel unit includes comprehension questions for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more all aligned with John
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$7.00
472
Digital Download PDF (3.46 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Limited vocabulary, especially academic language, can be a huge barrier to student success in middle school. Effectively build your 3rd graders’ academic vocabulary skills in 10 minutes per day with this Word of the Week resource that focuses on
Subjects:
Back to School, Test Preparation, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$20.00
461
Digital Download PDF (1.28 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
We all know that kids in 5th grade need help with word problems. The good news is, there's a resource for that! Daily Problem Solving for Grade 5 takes a "problem of the day" approach to avoid overwhelming struggling or reluctant learners while they
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.5, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7, 5.OA.A.2, 5.OA.B.3, 5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.3...
$60.00
$30.00
203
Digital Download ZIP (37.03 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This printable novel study for The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies can save you hours of prep for your literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension questions require students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$7.00
422
Digital Download PDF (2.14 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Shiloh Novel Study Unit includes comprehension questions and writing prompts for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Using student-friendly printable and digital formatting,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
$13.50
$8.75
366
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This end of year writing craft lets your students give advice to the students you'll have in class next year. It makes a beautiful bulletin board display or digital book and keeps your students focused on academic writing in a fun, engaging way.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$3.75
193
Digital Download ZIP (1.73 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
The One and Only Ivan novel study unit makes writing lesson plans easy! This fun novel unit includes comprehension questions for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more all aligned with Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan.
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3...
$7.00
388
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My teaching career began in New York City in 2006, where I served as a self-contained special education teacher for a cross-age classroom. After receiving my Master's degree in school psychology from the University of Minnesota, I moved to Austin, Texas where I returned to the classroom as a special education teacher in a K-5 elementary school and began pursuing a Master's degree in curriculum & instruction.

After having my first child, I transitioned into a district position as the Coordinator of Research & Evaluation, which focused on data analysis and program evaluation for K-12 in a large, suburban district in Texas. However, it didn't take long to realize I missed the students, and after a year, I made a move back into the classroom.

Since that time I've worked as a general education teacher in inclusion and ESL classrooms, with the majority of my time spent teaching third grade. I also received a third (and final) Master's degree in educational leadership and completed my administrative certification.

Most recently, I've worked as a district-level instructional coach supporting teachers working with students in the Response to Intervention framework. This position involved one-on-one and group coaching for intervention teachers at my district's Title I campuses, developing and presenting campus and district-level professional development sessions, and serving as a member of district committees dedicated to improving outcomes to struggling and at-risk students.

I'm currently at home with my three kiddos doing virtual learning while working on my doctorate in education. This new challenge is an exciting opportunity to examine student learning from a new angle, and I look forward to applying what I learn to create new resources that will help your classroom run more smoothly and support you in working with your struggling and reluctant learners.

Certifications: Elementary Education (K-6) Special Education (K-12) English as a Second Language (ESL) Gifted Education (TAG) Administration (Principal Certification)

Education: M.A. in School Psychology M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed in Educational Leadership Ed.D (in progress) in Educational Psychology

MY TEACHING STYLE

My belief is that teachers should meet students where they are in order to get them to where they need to be. Learning can be engaging and fun without sacrificing rigor, and high-quality lessons need to take all those pieces into considerations.

My teaching style focuses on providing differentiated instruction for my students through the use of student choice, differentiated materials, and opportunities to accelerate or modify based on student needs. I incorporate hands-on experiences and manipulatives whenever possible, and I believe connecting learning to real-world experiences is a great way to engage students and prepare them to become contributing citizens. Each year, my classroom engaged in Project Based Learning and community service projects to help build critical thinking about the world.

I believe it is essential for teachers to stay up-to-date on the latest research and be willing to think outside the box and try new things in an effort to improve student outcomes. I purposefully seek out new knowledge and keep current on up-and-coming trends in education. For example, as a classroom teacher, I first introduced flexible seating into my classroom in 2010 after reading the research on the benefits of movement and utilizing yoga balls to support student focus. While flexible seating has moved toward the mainstream these days, at the time this was a cutting edge practice.

I truly believe my biggest strength as a teacher was my ability to differentiate my instruction in a way that allowed each student to feel successful and continue to grow as a learner. I pride myself on knowing that my classroom was a place where my students felt safe to take risks, make mistakes, and join the conversation regardless of their background knowledge (or lack thereof).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presentations & Publications
Building Critical Readers through Collaborative Book Studies; Association for Middle Level Education Fall Conference 2016
Data-based Differentiation Strategies; Staff Development for Educators Differentiation Conference 2016 Presentor, Association for Middle Level Education 2016
Burns, M. K., Peters, R., & Noell, G. H. (2008). Using performance feedback to enhance the implementation integrity of the problem-solving team process. Journal of School Psychology, 46, 537-550.

Awards & Honors
Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2009-2014
HEB Rising Star Award Winner for Texas, 2010
HEB Excellence in Education Awards Regional Judge, 2011-2014



MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Education is a core part of my life, both as a learner and a teacher.

I completed my undergraduate degree at a small private college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As an undergraduate, I completed independent research in the impact of cognitive load on memory and skill proficiency in math and reading. In 2004, I graduated from Augsburg College with honors.

I received my Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Minnesota, where I focused my research on home-school connections and the Response-to-Intervention framework. During this time, I had a research article published in the Journal of School Psychology, which focused on improving the implementation of the problem-solving team process within RTI.

I later returned to school again, receiving additional Master's degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

This year I began classes toward my Ed.D in educational psychology. I look forward to completing my degree and applying my knowledge toward my future work.

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