Erin Spalinski

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By Erin Spalinski
A collection of 15 different math dice games - for most of the games, all you need to supply are the dice! Packet includes directions for all 15 games and game boards if needed. Game directions are 2 to a page to be copied and laminated for
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$4.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
Students need practice finding and identifying non-fiction text features such as diagrams and maps before they can use the features effectively to support comprehension. Send them on this text feature "scavenger hunt" to find examples in a book (I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
Rubric for assessing narrative writing, fictional or expository. File has been left in MS Word for user editing if needed/desired. My district uses a 4 point standards based grading scale, so that is used in this rubric.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$1.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
The writing goals clip chart makes an easy and visual way for students and you to keep track of writing goals. It is aligned with the Common Core writing standards for 3rd grade. Students names or numbers will be written on clothespins. As you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment, Posters
$4.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
A set of 6 multiplication strategy posters for use in the classroom. I have these laminated and posted so students can refer back to the strategies as needed. Includes: - array - number line - equal groups - area model (more useful for larger
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers, Posters
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.9
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
A short, 17 question, quiz on commonly confused homophones including they're/their/there, your/you're, two/to/too and our/are/hour. Includes a variety of fill in the blank and multiple choice.
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
This is a novel study guide suitable for a whole class or small group for the historical fiction novel, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The novel is divided into five sections of approximately equal page numbers intended to be read over
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Erin Spalinski
This is a novel study guide suitable for a whole class or small group for the realistic fiction novel, Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson. The novel is divided into 3 sections of approximately equal page numbers intended to be read over
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
*Completely Updated and Revamped* For my book clubs, I have created what I call a "Book About A Book" for each book I use to serve as a reading guide and discussion guide. Each guide divides the novel into sections meant to be read over a week and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
My students LOVE to play SPLAT! as a fun way to practice their multiplication facts. All you need is this file and two fly swatters (or your students can tap the board or use a pointer - whatever you have). Call out two factor pairs and they race to
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$2.50
6 ratings
3.8
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By Erin Spalinski
For my book clubs, I have created what I call a "Book About A Book" for each book I use to serve as a reading guide and discussion guide. Each guide divides the novel into sections meant to be read over a week and includes a vocabulary section
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
In writing book review or summaries, getting students to be concise and thorough when they write can be difficult, especially in the early stages of learning to summarize. This product provides a fun and challenging way to practice writing a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
Students get practice identifying common and proper nouns as well as using them appropriately in sentences - a must for their writing. This is an easy activity that can be used with individuals, small groups, as a center, or even as an assessment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By Erin Spalinski
SMART Notebook presentation on story elements, targeted at 3rd - 5th grade. Includes character mapping, character change, setting, plot, and types of conflict with opportunities for group practice.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
7 ratings
3.6
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By Erin Spalinski
*Completely Updated and Expanded* For my book clubs, I have created what I call a "Book About A Book" for each book I use to serve as a reading guide and discussion guide. Each guide divides the novel into sections meant to be read over a week and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
This is a SMART Notebook file with an interactive algebraic equation balance. While students were working with their balances at their desk, having this big one on the SMART board allows teacher or student to work at the board and explain their
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Arithmetic
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
This is a set of 5 rubrics to assess writing pieces. It includes a general writing rubric suitable for most any genre along with specific ones for descriptive writing, informational writing, persuasive writing, and narrative writing. All are in Word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
This version of the classic "Memory" game helps students recognize and remember the names of polygons from triangles through dodecagons.
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Spalinski
For my book clubs, I have created what I call a "Book About A Book" for each book I use to serve as a reading guide and discussion guide. Each guide divides the novel into sections meant to be read over a week and includes a vocabulary section where
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Erin Spalinski
This is a novel study guide suitable for a whole class or small group for the novel Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The novel is divided into four sections of approximately equal page numbers intended to be read over the course of about a week. For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After two years in fourth grade, I'm moving schools and switching grades to third. I also have semester of experience teaching first grade as a student teacher and was a teacher assistant in kindergarten prior to getting my teaching license.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach primarily in a constructivist, hands-on, interactive style. I use the Daily 5 and Cafe approach for literacy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society for Education, Cary Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month June 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Psychology - Davidson College M.A.T. Elementary Education - Meredith College NC Elementary Education License

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a huge book and technology nerd, love to cook, Crossfit, and yoga.

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