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By Emily Kissner
This unit includes PowerPoints, activities, and texts to help you teach focused lessons for summarizing success. These activities complement the research-based strategies discussed in my book, "Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling." Students
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$6.00
688
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By Emily Kissner
Cause and effect articles! This packet includes everything you need to introduce students to the text structure of cause and effect in expository texts. You'll find 11 texts with a wide variety of before, during, and after reading activities.Texts
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.5.3, RI.6.5
$8.00
768
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By Emily Kissner
This file contains everything that you need to start teaching students how to find topics and main ideas. Two PowerPoints, multiple practice pages, and a detailed teaching guide will help you to guide students to a strong understanding of main
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$5.00
452
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By Emily Kissner
Eight original informational texts for teaching the text structure of problem and solution! Texts include before and after reading activities to help students learn key vocabulary and characteristics of the problem solution text structure. Texts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.3.8, RI.4.3, RI.4.8, RI.5.3, RI.5.8, RI.6.3, RI.6.8
$8.00
$7.00
665
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By Emily Kissner
Compare and contrast articles! Readers often have trouble with the text structure of compare and contrast in expository text. In this file, you'll find nine texts at multiple levels to help you support your readers as they learn how to read and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.6.5
$8.00
601
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By Emily Kissner
Inferences about character traits and emotions can be tough for readers. This file includes resources, lesson plans, and stories for teaching students how to infer character emotions and character traits in literature. Highlights include lists of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$6.00
247
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By Emily Kissner
Help students understand expository text structures! Six scripts (chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem/solution, description, and overall text structure) highlight key features of each text structure. Each
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$5.00
383
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By Emily Kissner
Molly's Pilgrim is a classic book for third and fourth graders. This unit includes Common Core aligned activities to help readers learn important vocabulary words, come to an understanding of the theme, explore the point of view of the story, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.6, RL.4.2, RL.4.6
$4.00
337
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By Emily Kissner
Chronological order articles! This resource bundle has everything you need for teaching the text structure of chronological order in expository text. Complete lesson plans help you to differentiate for the needs of all students in your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.6.9
$15.00
$10.00
409
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By Emily Kissner
Argumentative texts for your classroom! This set includes two argumentative essays, each arguing different sides of the question "Should zoos exist?" Students will choose one of the texts to summarize, and respond to an analysis question. A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.5, RI.6.8
$2.50
57
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By Emily Kissner
This is a six-week intervention for intermediate readers. Thirty days of instruction help readers to build their fluency, academic vocabulary, and awareness of text structure. I created these texts and activities based on research in what helps
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.6.3, RI.6.4
$8.00
123
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By Emily Kissner
This 22-file unit includes resources to teach readers in grades 3-6 about theme. Students will be able to identify and support themes in texts. You'll find:-Theme PowerPoint*-Study guide to accompany the PowerPoint-Lists of themes for student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
248
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By Emily Kissner
This unit includes resources to start teaching persuasive writing to intermediate writers. You'll find:-A comprehensive teaching guide with lesson plans-A Powerpoint that teaches the difference between fact and opinion-Student handouts about facts,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.3.1a, W.3.1b, W.3.1c, W.4.1a...
$5.00
180
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By Emily Kissner
This 2-week unit plan helps students to understand poetic structure, speaker in poetry, and rhyme scheme. Included are:-9 lesson plans with teaching tips and suggestions (included in the preview file)-2 Powerpoints-Materials for creating a student
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
166
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By Emily Kissner
Introduce students to the four spheres of planet Earth with this ready-to-use resource. First, students learn about the four spheres in four 2-page reading selections. A graphic organizer helps students to find key details from the texts.Next,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
74
Digital Download ZIP (58.56 MB)
By Emily Kissner
Looking for a quick way to improve student summaries? This mini-unit includes detailed lesson plans, a Powerpoint, teaching materials, and stories to use to help students write short, concise summaries. -14 page teaching guide, with guided reading
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$5.00
396
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By Emily Kissner
A collection of materials to help you teach and review the water cycle, watersheds, use of water resources, water pollution, and wetlands.90 pages include:-five texts about water use, including "Biotic Index", "Water Pollution", "Marvelous
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.00
82
Digital Download ZIP (363.67 MB)
By Emily Kissner
Teach text structure with texts that show the same topics across multiple texts! This file includes unit plans for introducing text structure to students in grades 2, 3, or 4, everything you need to help readers understand text structures. Even
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.3
$7.00
168
Digital Download ZIP (178.57 MB)
By Emily Kissner
This presentation introduces the story elements of characters, setting, conflict, plot, and theme. Pictures, questions, and meaningful connections will help students to learn these key terms for discussing literature. This is a zipped file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3
$2.00
234
Digital Download ZIP (64.69 MB)
By Emily Kissner
This compact activity set will guide readers from literal to abstract thinking about the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Seven pages of activities help students to read closely and think carefully about the point of view, figurative
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.6
$2.00
27
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a teacher and a writer. I always have a camera in hand, ready to record my experiences to create engaging articles to share with my students. You'll see my favorite places in my PowerPoints and teaching packs! Besides writing for TpT, I have also written two books on the topic of teaching reading: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling and The Forest AND the Trees: Helping Readers Identify Details in Texts and Tests.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is thoughtful, reflective, and student-centered. In my reading class, I use guided reading, whole-group instruction, independent reading, and literacy centers to help my students grow as readers. My favorite classroom moments occur when students come to me with unexpected questions, connections, or ideas. This is what makes me come to school each day!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have published two books based on my teaching experiences. The first, Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling, was created from my frustration with teaching summarizing and the lack of resources available. I went back to the research journals to figure out why my students were having trouble and how I could help them. The second book, The Forest AND the Trees, explores how students use details to make inferences, visualize, and learn new information from text. Both books are available from Heinemann.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I love to learn! I graduated from Penn State, and I have a M. Ed. in Language and Literacy from Millersville University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Be sure to visit my blog: http://emilykissner.blogspot.com

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