Donelle O'Brien

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By Donelle O'Brien
Kids love Minecraft. Your kids will love writing with these Minecraft-themed Creative Writing Prompts. You'll find everything you need to create a customized journal, to add to your composition notebook. For another set of prompts, check out
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.5.1, CCRA.W.1
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By Donelle O'Brien
These Common Core Graphic Organizers are a fun collection of activities that can help your students organize ideas, find meaning in what they're reading, and communicate effectively. They are divided into two categories: Reading Literature and
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.5
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By Donelle O'Brien
Looking for a fun way to engage students in writing? Try something new for your writing corner or home school journal time. Your kids will love writing with these Minecraft-themed Creative Writing Prompts. In this 50-page packet, you'll find
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3
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By Donelle O'Brien
Welcome! Students will love using these Informational Text Pointers as they read. As teachers highlight specific common core tasks, students can complete them by attaching pointers to the text. This is a great tool for use with Common Core Reading
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.1.10, RI.2.1...
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By Donelle O'Brien
Included in this packet, you'll find a collection of activities that can help your students organize ideas, find meaning in what they're reading and communicate ideas effectively. There are 24 graphic organizers, which address each of the Common
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RI.3.7
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By Donelle O'Brien
Students will love using these Literacy Pointers as they read stories. This is a great tool for use with Common Core Reading Literacy Activities and Document-Based Questions. As teachers highlight specific common core tasks, students can practice
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lifelong learning and innovative teaching are my passion. I love seeing students motivated and taking ownership of their learning experiences. I have been teaching for 20 years. I began with developing a pre-k class, at a new school, which I taught at for several years while working on my MultiSubject Credential. Upon finishing the program, I taught at the 1st and 3rd grade levels, in San Diego. After moving to Northern California, I began working at an innovative charter school, where I've been teaching for the past 15 years. I love collaboration, sharing ideas and mentoring new teachers. For many years, I have created organizational tools for teachers and homeschool families. I have also written curriculum unit plans, elective courses and thematic units for grades K-8.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love encouraging learning activities that are hands-on, cross-curricular, literature-based and fun. I incorporate thematic units, creative projects and technology to provide collaborative opportunities for students to learn and explore. Transfer of enthusiasm is essential to developing lifelong learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teaching and Leadership Award, 1994 Managed a discussion board on Edutopia, 2010 & 2011 Hosted discussion boards on Classroom 2.0 and other online social networks for education Most importantly, during 20 years of teaching, I've had the honor of working with many wonderful students and passionate educators.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Education BA, with a Supplemental Emphasis on English Professional Clear, Multi-Subject Teaching Credential Educational Technology certification CLAD certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We can accomplish more when we work together. Click on the green star to follow. :-) I'll be sharing freebies & fun products each week. If you're looking for a particular item, send me a message and I'll create it. I look forward to finding your store and looking at your products! ~Enjoy your day.

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