Growing Firsties

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By Growing Firsties
Help your first, second and even third graders find proof by citing text evidence and infer word meaning using context clues. This is a difficult skill for our primary grade readers! Set them up for success & independence by modeling what to do
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.4, L.1.4a, L.2.4, L.2.4a, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$10.00
2057 ratings
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By Growing Firsties
Personal Narrative Writing: This unit will help launch and enrich narrative writing in your Writing Workshop! It is clearly laid out and organized to make it easy and predictable for your students AND you! Generating ideas for narrative writing can
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$7.50
516 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring while reading is an essential skill and reading behavior that not all students grasp right away. Some readers sound fluent and have little difficulty decoding, yet have trouble comprehending text. Other readers comprehend well, but
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Assessment
$9.50
486 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
Writing friendly letters is a valuable life skill and a whole lot of fun! In this unit, writers learn about letter writing format, but also to write with intention, thinking about the purpose of their piece and also their audience, choosing their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$5.50
452 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
These Part Part Whole Math printables provide extra practice for building understanding of part-part-whole relationships. They're great for test prep, morning work, RTI intervention, center work, homework, independent practice, test prep. 40
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
$6.50
368 ratings
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By Growing Firsties
Looking to be more explicit when building kindness in your classroom community? This mini-unit is perfect for Back to School or any time all year long whenever your students need a refresher. Includes 21 pages of projectables for teaching, 4
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
278 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go September printables perfect for busy teachers! These printables are great for morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.1, RF.1.1a, RF.1.2, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, W.1.1
$4.50
345 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go May printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables are aligned with Common
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.6, RI.1.10, RF.1.1, RF.1.3, L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.1f...
$4.50
242 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go April printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI (intervention), centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables
Subjects:
English Language Arts, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, W.1.7, W.1.8, CCRA.L.1
$4.50
240 ratings
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go March printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI intervention, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables are
Subjects:
Math, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$4.50
184 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
Looking to build deep thinking readers that can cite evidence, self-monitor and love reading? This Reading Workshop Bundle contains printables, anchor charts, lesson ideas, projectables and more! Excellent for small group RTI intervention or guided
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.1.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$28.50
$25.00
186 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Download the Preview to see close ups... You can also see much more about this pack by heading over to this particular blog post. You might enjoy the companion pack: Finding Proof - Citing Evidence You can purchase Finding Proof & Building
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$9.00
241 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
This bundle will help you with your Common Core Reading Workshop...it includes Building STAR Readers & Finding Proof. You can read more about each individual pack by clicking the following links: Building STAR Readers on TpT Building STAR
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2...
$19.00
$17.50
198 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Base 10 Blocks are wonderful tools for building Place Value concepts! There are five Common Core aligned games total that will help your students build their skills with place value, which is so important! Note: This product is available in a
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Computation, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
225 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
Please Note: This chart is INCLUDED in my Starting Point: Personal Narrative pack. Please do not purchase this separately if you have purchased (or are purchasing) the Personal Narrative pack. This chart is intended to help writers elaborate their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$1.25
105 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go December printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables are aligned with
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.1, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, W.1.1, W.1.2
$4.50
160 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go October printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI intervention, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.1, RF.1.1a, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, W.1.1
$4.50
177 ratings
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By Growing Firsties
This item is now available as part of a BUNDLED set...which offers additional savings. This combination Math & Literacy pack was created in an effort to encourage readers to study the whole word closely while reading look alike sight words and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$6.00
152 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go March printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI (intervention), centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables
Subjects:
English Language Arts, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.6, RI.1.10, RF.1.1, RF.1.3, W.1.1, W.1.2, L.1.1b...
$4.50
137 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go February printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI intervention, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables
Subjects:
Math, Winter, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$4.50
92 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In addition to being a wife and mom to two adorable (and semi-sassy kids)...I've been a 1st grade teacher, Reading Specialist, University Instructor and Freelance Literacy Consultant.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Committed to learning and growing together in an environment that accepts, honors and celebrating everyone.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Working with kids is reward enough for me!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree from University of WI-Madison; Master's Degree from University of WI-Milwaukee

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught for over 20 years - mostly first grade.

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