Elizabeth Derck

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United States - Tennessee - Nashville
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 When I start to see my kids as numbers instead of unique individuals, I need to find a new career and passion.

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Comprehension Connections is a wonderful book that discusses reading comprehension at a whole new level. I created these 7 posters as anchor charts to display around my classroom. Enjoy!
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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\$2.00
19 ratings
4.0
This rubric is a great resource to help students with writing their mathematical thinking and understanding following the Common Core 8 Practices!
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16 ratings
4.0
Students are asked to create a 3-D model or representation of a landform as well to make real-world connections to find examples of the type of landform they chose. There is a grading rubric, project detail and student sheet included in this packet.
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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\$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
This activity and lesson plan has students using the abbreviations and pictures of the metric and customary units of measurement. Through discussion and categorizing, you will help students see the differences and similarities between the two
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9 ratings
4.0
The Fast and the Furious has nothing on this activity. In this interactive, hands-on activity, students learn about speed, distance, time, constant variables, data, graphing and so much more! Students create their own ramps to try and figure out
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
Tired of the same old book reports, try these book reports! They inspire creative, analytical, critical thinking as students reflect on what they read. I require my students to do one book report at least every nine weeks. The file is a word doc
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
Want to prepare your kiddos for the CRA and Common Core writing component in math? Use these three lessons to create a Math Rubric for students to use while writing about their mathematical thinking! I've seen amazing improvement in my kids through
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\$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
Studying Native Americans and need a good collaborative group project? This is a great way to have students learn how to work together, use technology and display their understanding of different Native American cultures.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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FREE
2 ratings
3.1
You know you are singing the song from Grease now! This project won't fail to shock you (in a great way!). This project incorporates reading, language arts and science standards to create a multi-faceted, engaging project for students to do at
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1 rating
3.5
To extend our social studies curriculum on supply, demand, profits, budgeting and resources, we created a Business Night where students created their own businesses (advertisements, products, budgets) and then we had a special Business Night where
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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\$2.00
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As a beginning of the year activity, we make a cake to introduce the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Students talk about this activity for the rest of the year and love to keep the recipe card!
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1 rating
4.0
Need a creative and innovative way to get students to learn about and remember important people from your state's history? Use my template as a guide to create a great series of lessons about your state's most important people. I'm from Tennessee
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1 rating
4.0
Have students record their thinking and reflections of pictures that you display in the classroom. This is a great literacy center activity or whole-group activity.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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\$1.00
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Are you tired of the same old data activities?! I am! In an effort to try and spice up my data lessons, I decided to let my kids find data on what they are interested in! I paired students up in pairs based on interest and the pair of students
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$2.00
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This editing checklist is a wonderful way to keep students accountable during peer editing or self-editing!
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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\$0.50
1 rating
4.0
An interactive way for students to practice ordering, saying, writing and subtracting large numbers! This is a great game to put in centers or to have enough for the whole class to play at the same time! There are two different versions to this
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This project has students create a picture with labels of an animal cell and plant cell while also having students compare the differences and similarities between the two types of cells. It is a wonderful interactive project for students! My kids
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FREE
13 ratings
4.0
This is a series of 5 difficult tasks/mini-projects that students can complete over the summer or over a long break to get students working with their families, continuing to practice important skills that they are learning in school and to work
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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\$0.50
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I used this as a math connection to our Scott Foresman reading story of the week, What Jo Did. Students loved doing math during reading and were able to make some real-world connections between different sports, people in our class and number sense.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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\$1.00
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During Parent/Teacher Conferences, I find it helpful to have the parent and student complete a form defining the strengths, weaknesses, goals and concerns for the student. I complete out a form as well and then compile the three forms (teacher,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade year in my 6 years of experience teaching! I am excited to be able to share and collaborate with teachers on TpT!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a hands-on, interactive, run around the room (in a controlled manner and organized manner, of course) and experientially focused teacher! I believe you can learn best through experiences!

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