Elementary Essentials

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"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." -Ignacio Estrada
 
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on Bunnicula. This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. Bunnicula is a student favorite and is a great opportunity for students to practice making inferences. It's at a
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This set covers 36 Common Core vocabulary words from the 4th grade Geometry domain. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card. Each word
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a great opportunity for students to practice
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This set includes two flip books - a scaffolded one and an open-ended one. Both flip books include a fraction/decimal/percent equivalency table as well as fraction strips/bars that are useful for comparing fractional amounts and finding equivalent
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on Punished by David Lubar. This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. Punished is a wonderful opportunity to explore figurative language including idioms, similes,
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This set covers 24 Common Core vocabulary words from the 3rd grade Geometry domain. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card. Each word
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing". This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" is a student favorite and is a great opportunity for
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This set covers 53 Common Core vocabulary words from the 4th grade Measurement & Data domain. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card.
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. This is a fun, short read at a 3rd grade reading level (Guided Reading Level N). This
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Beverly Cleary). This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a student favorite and is a great opportunity
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This set covers 32 Common Core vocabulary words from the 4th grade Numbers and Operations: Fractions domain. For each word there is a *8.5 x 11" color poster *8.5 x 11" black and white poster *3 x 5" color flash card *3 x 5" black and white flash
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This set covers 137 vocabulary words from ALL of the 4th grade Common Core Mathematics standards. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card. Each
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This set includes 33 flash cards. For each term there is a short definition and a picture. For that reason, these are great to use with ESL students. I put them on a binder ring and have these students use them as we go through the practice pages.
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This set covers 27 Common Core vocabulary words from the 4th grade Numbers and Operations in Base 10 domain. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on Fantastic Mr. Fox. This could be used for literature circles, guided reading, and more. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a student favorite and is a great opportunity for students to practice making
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This set covers 26 Common Core vocabulary words from the 4th grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain. For each word there is a *8.5 x 11" color poster *8.5 x 11" black and white poster *3 x 5" color flash card *3 x 5" black and white flash
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This set covers 115 vocabulary words from ALL of the 3rd grade Common Core Mathematics standards. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card. Each
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This set covers 65 Common Core vocabulary words from the 3rd grade Measurement & Data domain. For each word there is a 8.5 x 11" color poster, 8.5 x 11" black and white poster, 3 x 5" color flash card, and 3 x 5" black and white flash card.
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This packet is everything you need for a novel study on "Rosa Parks" by Eloise Greenfield. This book was awarded the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. This resource could be used for literature circles, guided reading,
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This set covers 27 Common Core vocabulary words from the 3rd grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain. For each word there is a *8.5 x 11" color poster *8.5 x 11" black and white poster *3 x 5" color flash card *3 x 5" black and white flash
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've worked in a variety of settings at a variety of grade-levels. I started my career in preschool, where I worked for six years. During my time there, I developed a comprehensive developmental checklist and assessment items for ages 6 months to 5 years. I also taught 5th grade in an upper-middle class suburban community as well as an urban charter school that served a Muslim population. Since then, I have been in my current district, Ann Arbor. There I have taught 1st grade and 4th grade. For 7 years, I also worked for The Princeton Review, a test preparation company. For The Princeton Review, I taught and tutored for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, and MCAT verbal tests. I trained prospective teachers for the ACT and GMAT. I also wrote content for their ACT, Early Edge, and GMAT materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My focus is on small-group instruction with flexible groupings based on data. I try to incorporate authentic learning experiences and inquiry-based investigations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Outstanding Service to the Michigan State University College of Education -Kappa Delta Pi EF Tours Scholarship -Trustee's Award for Academic Achievement, Michigan State University

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended undergraduate and graduate school at Michigan State University. My graduate degree is in Teaching and Curriculum with a concentration in instructional technology.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My passion in teaching is instructional technology. I strive to find ways to incorporate technology into my pedagogy including having students learn to use it in an authentic and responsible way.

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