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By Growing Firsties
Help your first and second 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 the
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
2,394
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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
539
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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
457
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By Growing Firsties
Teaching readers to self-monitor while reading can be tricky! Self-Monitoring reading is an essential skill and reading behavior that not all students grasp right away, especially emergent and early readers! Some readers sound fluent and have little
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$9.50
554
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By Growing Firsties
This Personal Narrative Writing Workshop unit will help launch and enrich narrative writing in your Writing Workshop! Generating ideas for narrative writing can be hard for some writers, but this provides a predictable structure and foundation,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$7.50
545
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By Growing Firsties
Looking to be more explicit when building kindness in your classroom community? This unit is perfect for Back to School or any time all year long whenever your students need a refresher. Includes 31 pages of projectables for teaching, 4 original
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
314
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go September printables perfect for busy teachers! These printables are great for targeted practice during morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it –
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
360
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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
258
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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
254
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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
191
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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
$29.50
$25.00
213
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Perfect for back to school or any time you want to launch or expand your Readers Workshop right with this reading workshop pack intended to be a wonderful underlying foundation or overaching umbrella to your Readers Workshop or any reading program
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2...
$10.00
246
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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
122
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By Growing Firsties
If you already own Teaching Readers to Self-Monitor pack, than this bundle will help you even more with your Reading Workshop because it includes Finding Proof and Building STAR Readers.Please go to each listing on TpT to download the previews for
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...
$20.00
$18.00
199
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
231
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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
164
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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
181
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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
160
Digital Download PDF (9.60 MB)
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
140
Digital Download PDF (6.40 MB)
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
100
Digital Download PDF (7.63 MB)
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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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