Erin Klein from Kleinspiration

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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This graphic organization packet contains twenty-one different templates that can be used across grade levels and across content areas. The templates include the following strategies: asking questions, making predictions, main idea and detail,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$3.50
51 ratings
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
Introduce your parents to Augmented Reality through this interactive bulletin board for open house, conferences, or any event! This packet includes a parent email, bulletin board example, and activity page for students. This activity is simple and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
44 ratings
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This writing packet includes a week's worth of writing activites for creative writing to go with The Polar Express. This packet contains the following: - great to do as writing lessons, filler activities for your hectic holiday schedule, activities
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$2.99
20 ratings
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
Using the Tween Tribune website, find a high interest article that your student's might find interesting. I recommend an animals article. This is a great activity to incorporate technology into your curriculum. The activity itself lends to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
2 ratings
3.3
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This document is a quick and effective template to track positive behaviors a week at a time to ensure fairness and organization.
Subjects:
Education, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
Great for 7-12 grade study on Wuthering Heights. The projects are in a ready to print format to give to your students so they can select an engaging way to demonstrate their learning through an authentic portfolio piece that incorporates
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
2 ratings
3.5
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
The page shouldn't take longer than 5 - 10 minutes to complete. Students are only to jot quick notes to "hold their thinking." This way, after reading, they can get started right away with their writing. The paper is a framework to organize their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$1.99
1 rating
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This document is a sample for a weekly lesson plan template.
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
FREE
3 ratings
3.9
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This freebie provides a visual representation when identifying story elements in literature.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
I've used 4 Block activities in my room for a number of years. One of my favorite activities to do are "Guess the Covered Word." I love that on my SMART Board, I can make these activities more interactive. Get your SMART freebie download now!
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
FREE
2 ratings
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This SMART Board file walks you through a mini-lesson for K-3 to teach students about conference time during writer's workshop.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
FREE
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
Imagine if the characters in your story had Instagram. What would they take photos of? Where would the setting/location be? Who would leave a comment on their picture? This activity allows students to be creative as they put themselves in the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
89 ratings
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
Have your students identify character traits and use supporting evidence from the book. Great character education story to teach empathy!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
This 19 page document will guide you step by step towards making your own Aurasma video. Aurasma is a free app available for Apple and Android devices. This document can even be placed in a center for students to reference.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Multimedia
FREE
25 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Klein from Kleinspiration
See how to add technology centers to your classroom. This brief document also has a few free lesson planning templates to help you organize this time.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Klein is an educational blogger at her site, Kleinspiration.com. She is a classroom teacher with the Cranbrook Educational Community, one of the world's leading centers for education, art, and science. Klein has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently completing post graduate advanced studies from Johns Hopkins School of Education. She blogs for Really Good Stuff and partners with several companies such as: Lakeshore Learning, Educational Insights, and Learning Resources. She is a SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Edublog 2011 Finalist, Parents Magazine Runner Up for Best Tech Blog, and winner of the Really Good Stuff Best Blog Contest. Klein is a member of The National Writing Project and the co-technology director for the state of Michigan's Reading Association.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Klein is a hands-on teacher that models her style after her mentors: Alfie Kohn, Sir Ken Robinson, and Robert Marzano. She is a constructivist at heart and believes in project-based learning and critical thinking applications.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

She is a SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Edublog 2011 Finalist, Parents Magazine Runner Up for Best Tech Blog, and winner of the Really Good Stuff Best Blog Contest. Klein is a member of The National Writing Project and the co-technology director for the state of Michigan's Reading Association.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Klein is currently working on advanced studies for her post graduate work at Johns Hopkins School of Education.

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Please visit her award winning blog at: http://www.kleinspiration.com

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