Growing Firsties
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Help your first, second and 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 using
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Help launch your Personal Narrative Unit in Writing Workshop! This pack provides a wonderful foundation for your writers. Generating ideas for narrative writing can be hard for some writers, but this provides a predictable structure and foundation,
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I'd be so honored if you stopped by my blog, "Growing Firsties" at http://growingfirsties.blogspot.com. This unit is another one in my "Starting Point" series, intended for you to use in Writing Workshop. It can be used as an entire unit on its own
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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
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3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! This month's Math Crunch pack! This month's Math & ELA BUNDLE available here! If you are a busy teacher in search of brief CCSS skills-based lessons, independent practice, Daily 5 Working
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3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! You can find the MATH version of this month's Common Core Crunch by clicking right here. Both the Math and ELA packs are available as an April BUNDLE. You can get to the bundle by clicking right
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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
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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
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3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! These are created with first graders in mind but can be used as intervention for second graders or enrichment with kindergartners. You can view the ELA version of this month's Common Core Crunch
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Common Core Crunch MATH is now available! You can find this month's version right here. OR, you can purchase the May Bundle of ELA + Math right here. 3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! If you are a busy teacher in search of
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3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! This pack is also available in these Bundles: December Math & ELA Bundle Bundle 1 (Sept-Dec) Yearlong Math Bundle (Sept - May) If you are a busy teacher in search of brief CCSS
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Check out my blog at http://growingfirsties.blogspot.com. There are five Common Core aligned games total that will help your students build their skills with place value, which is so important! 1. Concentration (Memory) - students match number to
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3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file! If you are a busy teacher in search of brief CCSS skills-based lessons, independent practice, Daily 5 Working with Words, homework or morning work, this is a pack is for you! It contains more than
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This bundle will includes all three of my Reading Workshop packs at a great savings over buying each pack individually. It is a zipped (compressed) file with three bundle files (Finding Proof, Building STAR Readers & Teaching Readers to
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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
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These monthly packs are fabulous for Test Prep, Assessment, Morning Work, Homework and even RTI! 3 FREEBIE pages when you download the PREVIEW file so you can "try before you buy!" This is available as part of a bundle along with March MATH Crunch
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Chock Full of ELA Common Core Resources with themes from January to May. Fantastic for assessment, test prep, morning work, homework and more! This Bundle saves you $ over individually purchasing the following: Common Core Crunch - January Common
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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
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This Common Core driven Writing Workshop Unit includes everything you need for a 2-3 week genre study of Review Writing. Students will learn the difference between facts and opinons as well as do some opinion writing. This unit includes: Lesson
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Chock Full of ELA Common Core Resources with themes from September to December. Fantastic for assessment, test prep, morning work, homework and more. Bundle 1 saves you $ over individually purchasing the following: Common Core Crunch -
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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 & Freelance Literacy Consultant.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Committed to learning & growing together in an environment that accepts, honors & 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.