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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Have you been looking for an engaging book that is sure to capture even your most reluctant readers? Well, look no further! This Hatchet Novel Unit is an amazing 4-week book study designed to engage learners while building important reading and
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...
$13.50
$8.50
1,040
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 3-week novel unit for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo will save you hours of prep forliterature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension practice requires students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the
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
725
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 15-day novel study unit on Frindle by Andrew Clements will save you hours of prep for literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension focuses on text analysis and responding to literature, and the vocabulary targets word knowledge and
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...
$13.50
$8.50
496
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
These print and digital personal narrative writing activities are designed to help your students focus on small moments and generate detailed compositions. Four learning activities help students solidify their understanding of what a small moment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, W.3.3a, W.3.3b, W.3.3c, W.3.3d
$10.00
$7.00
797
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 3-week unit for Number the Stars by Lois Lowry can save you hours of prep for your literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension practice requires students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the vocabulary focus
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...
$8.50
632
Digital Download ZIP (2.47 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 3-week novel unit for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt can save you hours of prep for your literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension practice requires students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the
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...
$8.50
433
Digital Download ZIP (2.72 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 4-week novel unit for Charlotte's Web by E.B. White can save you hours of prep for your literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension practice requires students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the vocabulary
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...
$6.50
553
Digital Download PDF (2.80 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This novel unit for Holes by Louis Sachar will save you hours of prep for literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension requires students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the vocabulary focus builds word knowledge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
$8.50
232
Digital Download ZIP (5.05 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Math problem solving is one of the most challenging skills we teach in third grade. Research shows the best way to build these skills is through short, purposeful daily practice with both single- and multi-step word problems. These themed math 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
299
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
305
Digital Download ZIP (33.45 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Math fact practice doesn't have to be boring worksheets of math flash cards. Research shows that math fact fluency supports success in higher-level math, but this often leads to methods of practice that just don't engage students! Instead of
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
299
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Fifth grade math can feel overwhelming, especially for struggling learners. It's easy for kids to start feeling discouraged when they're not doing well or understanding what they're learning. That's why it's important that you give your students
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
526
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This Wonder novel unit for the book by R.J. Palacio will save you hours of prep for literature circles and book clubs. Daily comprehension practice focuses on text analysis and responding to literature, and the daily vocabulary builds word knowledge
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...
$7.00
354
Digital Download PDF (16.51 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This easy, no-prep Grandparents Day crafitivity is perfect for busy classrooms. Students write a short response about why they have the "world's best" grandparent or grandparents and create a ribbon-shaped craft that makes a perfect gift for a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
301
Digital Download PDF (3.93 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
189
Digital Download ZIP (37.03 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
There are so many math standards to cover in fourth grade. Math spiral review has been shown to be an effective way to help students get the practice needed to master these skills. This 36-week spiral review bundle has both printable & digital
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
$32.00
383
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
If you're a teacher, then you know that sub plans are the bane of your existence. They take hours to plan and can be difficult to access on the fly when a colleague calls in sick. That's why I created this emergency bundle for busy third-grade and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$65.00
$45.00
198
Bundle
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Limited vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary, can be a huge barrier to student success in third grade. In just 10 minutes per day, you can effectively build your 3rd graders’ academic language skills with vocabulary activities that focus 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
450
Digital Download PDF (1.28 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 10-day novel unit for Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner can save you hours of prep for your literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension practice requires 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
450
Digital Download PDF (3.46 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Limited vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary, can be a huge barrier to student success in fifth grade. Effectively build your 5th graders’ academic language skills in 10 minutes per day with activities that focus on building a strong
Subjects:
Test Preparation, Special Education, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.2e, L.5.3, L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.5.4b, L.5.4c, L.5.5, L.5.5c, L.5.6, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6...
$22.00
353
Digital Download ZIP (5.86 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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