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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
I know you're busy! That's why I've put together these teaching resources to help you quickly and easily prep for your Because of Winn Dixie novel study unit whether you're teaching in-person or engaged in online learning! These fun activities for
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...
$8.75
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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
448
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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
643
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
569
Digital Download PDF (2.80 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
460
Digital Download PDF (3.46 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
357
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By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 4-week printable novel study for Mr. Popper's Penguins is the perfect literature guide to help engage your readers with this classic novel. Whether you use it for lit circles, book clubs, or as a read-aloud companion, you'll love the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, 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, RL.4.4...
$7.25
389
Digital Download PDF (2.84 MB)
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...
$7.25
362
Digital Download PDF (16.51 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This printable novel unit for The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies 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
415
Digital Download PDF (2.14 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
368
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
As a reading teacher, you know how important it is to build comprehension skills with your students. That's why this Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing novel study includes daily comprehension questions and vocabulary. Instead of stressful chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
284
Digital Download PDF (2.44 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Now you can teach challenging reading comprehension skills through novels without having to spend all those hours preparing for literature circles or book clubs. Rest assured your students are developing stronger text analysis and critical thinking
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
200
Digital Download PDF (2.92 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Now you can teach challenging reading comprehension skills through novels without having to spend all those hours preparing for literature circles or book clubs. Rest assured your students are developing stronger text analysis and critical thinking
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
305
Digital Download PDF (3.39 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This novel unit for The Wild Robot by Peter Brown 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, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
105
Digital Download PDF (2.79 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This 4-week Printable Novel Unit for Island of the Blue Dolphins is designed to save you time and help your students get more from their reading experience. Whether you're doing a whole class novel study or have a book club or lit circle reading
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
188
Digital Download PDF (3.08 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This James & the Giant Peach novel unit 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 and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Minilessons
$7.00
246
Digital Download PDF (17.24 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
If you're looking for an engaging novel study for teaching with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane without overwhelming your reluctant learners, this is the resource you need. Ideal for literature circles, book clubs, or as a whole group novel
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.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7...
$7.00
124
Digital Download PDF (5.35 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Tired of spending hours planning your novel studies around key comprehension skills? Now you can teach those challenging reading comprehension skills like summary, inference, and cause & effect through novels without having to spend all the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literature Circles, Novel Study
$7.00
104
Digital Download PDF (4.37 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
This novel unit for The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 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
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
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.5.5, RL.5.6...
$7.00
350
Digital Download PDF (2.99 MB)
By Differentiated Teaching with Rebecca Davies
Need to build key reading comprehension skills but want to build book studies into your routine? This product is the perfect way to do both in a format that won't require hours of preparation or bore your students with never-ending chapter
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$6.50
122
Digital Download PDF (2.53 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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