Growing Strong Readers

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By Growing Strong Readers
This product includes twenty cards, each with a fictional mini-passage and then a multiple-choice question over character analysis. While graphic organizers and discussion provide great opportunities for students to practice in-depth character
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.2
$4.50
70 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product includes a card sort and a persuasive vocabulary activity.35 Card SortStudents use the position cards to identify the author's stance on a certain topic. Each set of position cards has a statement. There are six other statements that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.8
$4.50
64 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Strategic, No-Prep Activity—Great for Whole Group or Small Group Test-Prep! Each of these eight nonfiction passages feature a classic toy—Kites, LEGOS, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Super Ball, Yo-Yos, Spinning Tops, and Wind-Up Toys. Students read the
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$6.00
74 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Frindle, by Andrew Clements, captures the imagination of Nick and the fortitude of Mrs. Granger and puts them together to create a funny and charming story about words and their importance. This product includes 15 chapter quizzes that assess
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6
$5.00
52 ratings
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By Growing Strong Readers
Strategic, No-Prep Activity—Great for Whole Group or Small Group Test-Prep! Each of these nine fiction passages features a classic fable. Students read the short passage, then choose the best summary out of four. When analyzing each summary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.1, RL.5.5
$6.00
64 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product contains 20 cards to be used for test prep. Each card has one mini-passage and a multiple-choice question where students are asked to read a dictionary entry and choose the definition that best fits the meaning of a word as it was
Subjects:
Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$4.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product includes twenty cards and an accompanying graphic organizer. These cards were designed to give students practice using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. Each card has a short passage with an underlined word.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.4
$4.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Testing season can be difficult, it usually includes lots of practice at a point in the year when students are beginning to long for summer. The activities in this bundle are designed to review and practice specific reading skills (in a testing
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1
$33.25
$26.60
41 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product is designed to help your students practice identifying the main idea of non-fiction texts. Each of the twelve cards included has a short non-fiction passage (expository or biography) and a multiple-choice question asking students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$3.75
27 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product is a comprehensive text structure unit built around a reading workshop (balanced literacy) methodology. Through your use of this unit you will expose your students to authentic, non-fiction texts and teach them not only HOW to identify
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$8.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
10 Chapter Quizzes to Assess Student Understanding of Stone Fox These 10 quizzes require students to think deeply about the text and about the author’s language. The questions are meant to go beyond recall (lower-level, memory based questions)
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4
$5.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Looking for a way to connect your novel study to the reading concepts you’ve been teaching all year?These quizzes are designed to do just that. These chapter quizzes over Charlotte’s Web go beyond recall and assess your student’s understanding of
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.5.1...
$5.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Kate DiCamillo’s The Tiger Rising is one of my favorite books to read with students. The book is thematically rich, and DiCamillo’s language is exquisite. While creating this novel unit, my goal was to create activities that would assist students in
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.2...
$8.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Strategic, No-Prep Activity—Great for Whole Group or Small Group Test-Prep! Each of these 10 short biographies features a favorite children’s author—Kate DiCamillo, Jaqueline Woodson, Dan Gutman, Dav Pilkey, Julia Alvarez, Jeff Kinney, J.K.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By Growing Strong Readers
Summarization is difficult, it requires practice and guidance. This bundle includes 27 mid-length passages (fiction, non-fiction and biographies). Along with each passage there are four corresponding summaries and criteria tables that allow students
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$18.00
$14.40
17 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Growing Strong Readers
Stone Fox is the touching story of little Willy, a boy determined to save his grandfather and Searchlight, his equally faithful dog. This novel study is meant to guide your students through the novel using thoughtful reader response, vocabulary work
Subjects:
Spelling, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$8.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product contains five activities to help your students make good inferences about characters: Making Inferences About Character Emotions (Vocabulary Extension) This a is a partner/group game that includes 24 cards. Twelve of the cards contain
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$6.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Each of these 20 cards includes a short non-fiction passage and a corresponding graphic organizer. The text structure of the passage has been identified, and students must determine the components of that text structure in order to complete the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
Reading workshop is a wonderful way to foster competent, joyful readers. Indpendent reading time gives students the opportunity to practice their growing reading skills while enjoying quality literature that they have chosen to read. But,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5...
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Growing Strong Readers
This product contains 33 mini-lessons and sample anchor charts that can be used in a whole group or small group setting. Each mini-lesson ends with a reading “focus.” Students apply the mini-lesson skill by responding to focus in relation to their
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$7.00
11 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thanks for stopping by! I am certified early childhood-sixth grade and have taught both third and fifth grades. Most of my teaching experience has been with language arts, which you will see reflected in my store.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal as a reading teacher is to give students opportunities to love reading. The best days at school are the days when students finish their new favorite book or when I catch them sneakily reading when they are supposed to be doing something else. In order to foster a love of reading I implement reader's workshop, more specifically I follow Fountas and Pinnell's approach. Students spend large parts of the Language Arts block reading and writing about their reading. My most recent products seek to make reading workshop manageable for teachers. Reading workshop can feel like spinning plates, but not if you have the tools to stay organized and focused! Several of my other products pertain to test preparation or concept reviews. These activities are designed focus in on specific skills and strategies to help students become more strategic test-takers. The more focused your test prep is, the less time you have to spend on test prep! Many of these products can be used as group work, which relieves some of the pressure associated with test prep. I hope you enjoy looking around my store and find something that will make your teaching life easier! I can be contacted at: janille.stephens@gmail.com

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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