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By Having Fun First
Teach your students about kindness, empathy and inclusion with guided reading activities for the story "Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson. This guided reading unit has a theme of anti bullying and kindness with over 15 different comprehension
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3...
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of asking and answering questions, schema and misconceptions, while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the book All My Stripes. Help teach your kids about Autism and what
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RI.2.1, W.2.1
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of retell while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the mentor text We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing prompts,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on determining the central message of a text while reviewing comprehension strategies of text connections, retell, character, setting, and problem and solution and character analysis for the mentor text "Strictly No
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1
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$3.20
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By Having Fun First
Nobody Hugs a Cactus guided reading unit, with feelings theme focuses on learning how to identify character traits while reviewing comprehension strategies of retell, text connections, character analysis, problem and solution, setting and more for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of asking and answering questions while reviewing text connections, retell, character, setting and problem and solution for the mentor text Jabari Jumps by: Gaia Cornwall. Also, help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
Teach your kids about standing up for themselves and others when confronted by a bully. Over 15 different comprehension activities focusing on lesson and moral. A fun "Bully B.E.A.N.S" craft will also reinforce learning of an important topic as well
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of retell while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the mentor text Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. This book companion unit includes many activities such as: a craft, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of retell while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the mentor text Ricky, The Rock That Couldn't Roll by Jay Miletsky. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story elements problem and solution while reviewing character and setting for the mentor text The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing prompts, graphic organizers,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.3
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$3.20
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of asking and answering questions while reviewing text connections, retell, character, setting and problem and solution for the mentor text The Most Magnificent Thing by: Ashley Spires.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of retell while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the mentor text The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing prompts, graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This Narwhal guided reading unit, with polar animal theme focuses on the non-fiction text features of diagram and labels while reviewing comprehension strategies of topic, main idea, text evidence, ask and answering questions and schema for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7...
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of asking and answering questions while reviewing text connections, retell, character, setting and problem and solution for the mentor text After The Fall by: Dan Santat. Also, help kids
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading bundle focuses on the comprehension strategies of lesson and moral, nonfiction text features, captions, main idea & details, and character analysis using 22 different mentor text including 5 printable nonfiction readers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story elements problem and solution while reviewing character and setting for the mentor text I Just Want to Do It My Way by Julia Cook. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing prompts, graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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$3.20
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By Having Fun First
Grumpy Monkey guided reading unit, with feelings theme focuses on learning how to identify character traits while reviewing comprehension strategies of retell, text connections, character analysis, problem and solution, setting and more for the book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.2.1, W.2.3
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on the story element of retell while reviewing character, setting, problem and solution for the mentor text Leonardo The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. This book companion unit includes a craft, writing prompts,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
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$3.20
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By Having Fun First
This Reindeer / Caribou guided reading unit, with polar animal theme focuses on the non-fiction text features of diagram and labels while reviewing comprehension strategies of topic, main idea, text evidence, ask and answering questions and schema
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7...
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By Having Fun First
This guided reading unit focuses on determining the difference between main idea and topic while reviewing comprehension strategies of text connections, retell, character, setting, and problem and solution and character analysis for the mentor text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* I have taught for over 14 years. * I have experience in both 1st and 2nd grade * I have served as the 504 Monitor for my school (K-5) * I have served as one of the Culturally Responsive Teacher facilitators for our district in charge of presenting strategies and learning to our staff. * Creator and lead, of the "Sensory Space" at my school. (A library of resources to support all styles of learners that are available to staff to check out and use within their own classrooms)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to have fun while learning with my students. Engagement is my goal to keep kids learning and hard behaviors at a minimum. There is a fun and interesting way to learn almost everything, so differentiation is key. The most important part of my day is to make sure all my kids feel unique, supported and important. I try my best to make connections with students daily, whether it is academically or in support of their social skill development. I also believe strongly in the value of home to school communication and I try to offer extensions to home in many of my resources.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

* Educator of the year 2017 * Distinguished Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* Masters degree in Early Childhood Education * K-5 Literacy Endorsement * National Board Certified EMC Literacy

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I develop curriculum my focus is differentiation and engagement. I want to help teachers meet the needs of our diverse learners. Helping teachers meet the standards in unique and realistic ways is a priority of mine.

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