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Do you love Depth and Complexity and need a quick guide to how to use it in class?This Depth and Complexity Quick Guide E-book will be a time saver (and maybe even a lifesaver!!). You'll get a two-page, attractive spread for all eleven thinking
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
EBooks, GATE, Professional Documents
$5.95
30
Digital Download PDF (49.28 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Get both Depth and Complexity Ebooks in one bundle at a great price! You'll navigate the Depth & Complexity framework with ease with these two ebooks that put the power of Depth and Complexity at your fingertips.You'll get the Question Stems
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
EBooks, GATE, Professional Documents
$10.95
$8.50
18
Bundle
By Gifted Guru
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 need to be able to create digital Depth & Complexity frames (or have
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Science, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, GATE
$4.95
40
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Gifted Guru
This Depth and Complexity Christmas Activity Pack is perfect if you're looking for a fabulous selection of Christmas activities that use the Depth & Complexity framework. This Depth and Complexity Christmas Activity Pack has language arts,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$6.50
30
Digital Download PDF (31.52 MB)
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
34
Digital Download PDF (18.40 MB)
By Gifted Guru
This descriptive writing mini unit is super quick to teach and will improve your students' descriptive writing instantly. It's got an engaging descriptive writing lesson plan that will launch your students into fabulous descriptive writing so they
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, GATE
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.10, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.5.3b, W.5.3d, W.5.10, W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.6.10...
$5.00
15
Digital Download PDF (23.44 MB)
By Gifted Guru
This Depth and Complexity Halloween Activity Pack is chock-full of print-and-go activities to help you celebrate Halloween while addressing loads and loads of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies standards. If you're looking for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
5.MD.A.1, 4.OA.B.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RI.5.4, RI.5.6, RI.5.7...
$5.95
14
Digital Download PDF (63.16 MB)
By Gifted Guru
These Depth and Complexity frames for English Language Arts will make your life so easy! You'll get 25 frames about reading and language arts ready to print and go! Yep, they're all done for you! Simply choose the topic you want students to explore,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2...
$4.50
11
Digital Download PDF (11.36 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 Poetry Template resource has the templates you need. No more searching for what you need for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, GATE
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.10
$3.00
8
Digital Download PDF (18.67 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 set of Valentine's Day Print-and-Go Activities is just what you're looking for! You'll find
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$4.50
11
Digital Download PDF (32.75 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous low-prep math game that will have students begging to practice their math skills? Need to get students to engage in practice they love and won't resent? With both print and digital versions, this standards-aligned low-prep
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, GATE, Games
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
12
Digital Download PDF (9.92 MB)
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, Literature, Vocabulary
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
7
Digital Download PDF (16.43 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Would you like to create terrific Depth & Complexity-based discussion questions quickly and easily? This Depth and Complexity Question Stems E-book will put the power of Depth & Complexity at your fingertips with a comprehensive list of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
EBooks, GATE, Professional Documents
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (13.14 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for a fabulous selection of St. Patrick's Day activities that use the Depth & Complexity framework? This print-and-go activity pack has language arts, social studies, math, and science activities, all in one great resource. You'll find
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$5.95
6
Digital Download PDF (53.20 MB)
By Gifted Guru
This is a print-and-go no-prep Saint Patrick’s Day activity set for third and fourth grades with both math and language arts activities, all of them Common Core aligned. Quality graphics and Saint Patrick’s Day scenarios make the activities fun, as
Subjects:
Basic Operations, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Printables
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, 3.OA.A.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.3
$3.00
19
Digital Download PDF (6.35 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, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RF.4.4c, CCRA.R.3
$5.00
7
Digital Download PDF (2.80 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Help your students deepen their understanding of what they read with these printable Strategic Reader Task Cards for fiction. These task cards ask 28 high-quality, critical thinking questions about fiction text. The questions include vocabulary
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10
$1.50
18
Digital Download PDF (3.94 MB)
By Gifted Guru
Looking for fantastic activities for National Poetry Month? This Cinquain Poem Unit Bundle has everything you need for an amazing cinquain poetry unit for your students. It's loaded with a student-facing video that will teach your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Video Files, GATE, Minilessons
$11.00
$8.00
2
Bundle
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:
Geography, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Examinations - Quizzes, Internet Activities
$3.50
9
Digital Download PDF (6.88 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:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Minilessons
$9.00
$7.00
3
Bundle
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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 married to an Aussie software engineer, 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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