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If you like using Depth and Complexity Frames, you're going to love this.Editable, digital Depth & Complexity frames are here!Now it's simple for you to create Depth & Complexity frames digitally!This Google Slide file has everything you
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, GATE, Google Apps
$3.00
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Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous selection of Thanksgiving activities that use the Depth & Complexity framework? This activity pack has language arts, social studies, math, and science activities, all in one great resource. You'll find Thanksgiving
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$5.75
27
Digital Download PDF (42.18 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous selection of Christmas activities that use the Depth & Complexity framework? This activity pack has language arts, social studies, math, and science activities, all in one great resource. You'll find Christmas writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$6.50
20
Digital Download PDF (31.52 MB)
By Gifted Guru
TpT DescriptionSaint Patrick’s Day Activity Pack – 3rd/4th Grades – Common Core AlignedThis is a print-and-go no-prep Saint Patrick’s Day Activity Pack with both math and language arts activities, all of them Common Core aligned. Quality graphics
Subjects:
Basic Operations, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, 3.OA.A.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.3
$2.00
17
Digital Download PDF (15.78 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous low-prep math game that will have students begging to practice their math skills? With both print and digital versions, this standards-aligned resource is the answer!CONTIG is perfect! Grab this simple, yet powerful game that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.4, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.6, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7
$3.00
10
Digital Download PDF (9.92 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Be ready for anything!Ever had a sub emergency? Ever wished you had a plan in place ready to go at the drop of the hat that anyone could lead? This Harry Potter-themed Emergency Sub Plan is designed for secondrary ELA teachers. It’s a vocabulary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
$1.50
31
Digital Download PDF (1.81 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Do you teach descriptive writing and wish there were a way students could use more voice and wonderful description? Do you wish they would "show, not tell" in their descriptive writing? The Magic Camera method for teaching descriptive writing makes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, GATE
$5.00
4
Digital Download PDF (23.44 MB)
By Gifted Guru
❤️❤️Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day with quality, standards-based language arts activities for your students in grades 4 & up? This Valentine's Day ELA Activity Pack is just what you're looking for! You'll find Valentine's Day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$4.50
7
Digital Download PDF (32.31 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a comprehensive map skills review for your students that works for in-class instruction or distance learning?These digital task cards are terrific on laptop computers, desktop computers, Chromebooks, tablets, or mobile devices.They're
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.50
7
Digital Download PDF (6.88 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Strategic Reader Question Cards - Task Cards Help your students deepen their understanding of what they read with these printable Strategic Reader Question Cards for fiction. The questions include vocabulary questions and analysis questions,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10
$1.50
14
Digital Download PDF (2.68 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous selection of St. Patrick's Day activities that use the Depth & Complexity framework? This activity pack has language arts, social studies, math, and science activities, all in one great resource. You'll find St. Patrick's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$5.95
2
Digital Download PDF (53.20 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Would you like to your students to review (or even learn some new) landforms in a fun and interactive animated game?In this Landforms Review Game, students will practice 53 different landforms on a fun bug-themed game layout.This is perfect for
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$3.00
3
Digital Download ZIP (19.81 MB)
By Gifted Guru
End of the Year Depth & Complexity BundleRock the end of the year with these Depth and Complexity resources. You'll build skills and develop social/emotional learning as students reflect, write, and create their way to deep analysis of the
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Minilessons
$9.00
$7.00
Bundle
By Gifted Guru
Trying to help students get a grasp of story elements? This set of story elements one-pagers (called Concept Capsules) is the answer! One teacher writes: Thanks for continuing to make the Concept Capsules!! I love them because I can create an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RF.4.4c
$3.50
4
Digital Download PDF (16.43 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Story conflict terms in a way every student can understand! Academic vocabulary made easy, effective, and fun!One teacher writes: Thanks for continuing to make the Concept Capsules!! I love them because I can create an awesome, easily accessible
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RF.4.4c, CCRA.R.3
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (2.80 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a terrific cinquain poem template? This Cinquain Poem Template resource has four unique cinquain templates and much, much more!This Cinquain Poem Template resource has the templates you need. No more searching for what you need for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.10
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (18.67 MB)
By Gifted Guru
End of the Year Depth and Complexity Venn Diagram ActivityLooking for a print-and-go end of the year activity that’s not just busy work? This is your answer! Grab this simple, yet powerful reflection that uses the elements of Depth & Complexity
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
$2.00
4
Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Gifted Guru
4th and 5th Grade Common Core Differentiated Math Vocabulary Wordsearches Your students will improve their mastery of common core 4th and 5th grade math academic vocabulary with these ready-to-go wordsearches. There are five variations of the
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.6, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.B.4, 4.OA.C.5, 5.OA.A.2, 5.NF.A.2, 5.G.A.1
$1.50
19
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a way to teach students about Australia Day that is culturally sensitive, has lots of activities, and uses the Depth & Complexity framework? This activity pack has language arts, social studies, math, and science activities, all in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Australian History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Cultural Activities
$4.95
2
Digital Download PDF (40.14 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Differentiated Literary Elements Crossword Puzzles: 4th & 5th Grades -- Set 1 It's a breeze to differentiate for gifted learners with this set of crossword puzzles. There are two different kinds of puzzles included: one kind for on-level
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, GATE, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.5.4
$1.50
10
Digital Download PDF (1.90 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 3rd grade and all grades in high school (ELA and; Social Studies). I've been the Youth and Education Ambassador for Mensa, and am a professional development facilitator, and an international speaker on issues of gifted education. I also have a great time writing award-winning lesson plans, consulting for television shows, and writing for the Library of Congress, as well as magazine articles. I share resources for educators and parents on my website giftedguru.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style emphasizes engagement and quality activities. I love using music and action to bring content alive and take it deep. Build a river down the middle of the room? Check. Create Gatsby's house out of sugar cubes? You bet. Use lyrics to teach literary elements? Of course! Dance the times tables? Sure. I'm a GT person, and I think it stands for Good Teaching as much as Gifted and Talented. I share resources that work for all students, because good teaching is good teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Christa McAuliffe Teacher Hall of Fame - APEX Grand Award for lesson plans

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I've got two degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington - a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from the Honors College, and an M.Ed.T. with English as my content area. I've also done the administration grad work for when I thought being an administrator was a good fit for me!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm the wife of a terrific Aussie, and we have three sons. I love to read and organize and dance and create stuff for teachers (no lie - it's a hobby!). I'm a genealogist, and I love my Golden Retriever, Brody. I stay busy with family and church and playing with teacher friends.

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