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By Having Fun First
Teach your students about kindness, empathy, and inclusion with reading comprehension and writing activities for the story "Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson. This guided reading unit has a theme of anti-bullying and kindness with over 15
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Life Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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...
$5.00
70
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By Having Fun First
Teach about and increase Autism Awareness and Acceptance with 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
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Social Emotional Learning
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
$6.00
16
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By Having Fun First
We Don't Eat Our Classmates set of reading comprehension and writing activities focuses on story retell while reviewing character, setting, problem, and solution for the mentor text, "We Don't Eat Our Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins. Learn how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
23
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By Having Fun First
This reading comprehension unit and craft focuses on determining the central message of the text, "Strictly No Elephants" by Lisa Mantchev.  This unit also reviews comprehension strategies of text connections, story retell, setting, problem and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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
$5.00
13
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By Having Fun First
Ricky, The Rock That Couldn't Roll reading comprehension and writing activities that focus on the story retell while reviewing character, setting, problem, and solution for the mentor text, "Ricky, The Rock That Couldn't Roll" by Jay Miletsky.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
13
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By Having Fun First
The Invisible Boy reading comprehension and writing activities focus on story retell while reviewing character, setting, problem, and solution for the mentor text, "The Invisible Boy" by Trudy Ludwig. Use these activities to teach story retell in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
12
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By Having Fun First
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes activities for reading comprehension and writing focus on the story elements of problem and solution while reviewing character and setting. This is a great lesson for introducing expectations while building a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.3
$5.00
23
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By Having Fun First
This Grumpy Monkey reading comprehension unit and craft examines character traits in the book, "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang.  Focus on feelings with guided reading and writing activities that also review comprehension strategies of story retell,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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
$5.00
11
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By Having Fun First
Narwhal nonfiction reading comprehension unit with a focus on the non fiction text features of diagrams and labels.  Comprehension activities to go along with the nonfiction mentor text, "A Day in the Life: Polar Animals Narwhal" by Katie Marsico. 
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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...
$6.00
13
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By Having Fun First
The Jabari Jumps reading comprehension and writing unit helps students practice reading comprehension skills while providing a great opportunity to teach growth mindset and goal setting. Students will sharpen their ability to ask and answer
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
11
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By Having Fun First
Explore author's purpose while learning about bugs with the book, "Give Bees a Chance" by Bethany Barton. This guided reading unit has a theme of bugs and insects with a focus on the comprehension strategy of author's purpose while also reviewing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RI.2.1, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, W.2.1...
$5.00
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By Having Fun First
Enemy Pie reading comprehension, writing activities, and craft focus on story retell while reviewing character, setting, problem, and solution for the mentor text, "Enemy Pie" by Derek Munson. Learn how to retell a story in a fun way! This engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
11
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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
$5.00
15
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By Having Fun First
Leonardo the Terrible Monster reading comprehension and writing activities focus on story retell while reviewing character, setting, problem, and solution for the mentor text, "Leonardo The Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems. Use these activities to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
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By Having Fun First
The Most Magnicent Thing reading comprehension and writing unit helps students practice reading comprehension skills while providing a great opportunity to teach growth mindset and goal setting. Students will sharpen their ability to ask and answer
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
12
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By Having Fun First
Reindeer Caribou nonfiction reading comprehension unit with a focus on the non fiction text features of diagrams and labels.  Comprehension activities to go along with the nonfiction mentor text, "A Day in the Life: Polar Animals Reindeer" by Katie
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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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6
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By Having Fun First
Nobody Hugs a Cactus reading comprehension unit and craft examines character traits in the book, "Nobody Hugs a Cactus" by Carter Goodrich.  Focus on feelings with guided reading and writing activities that also review comprehension strategies of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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
$5.00
14
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By Having Fun First
This reading comprehension and writing unit focuses on the story elements of problem and solution while reviewing character and setting for the mentor text Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom. This is a great lesson for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, W.2.1, W.2.3
$5.00
9
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By Having Fun First
This Polar Animals reading comprehension bundle includes 5 printable nonfiction passages with text features. This polar animals unit focuses on the nonfiction text features of diagram and labels while reviewing comprehension strategies of topic,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.7, W.2.2, W.3.2, CCRA.W.2
$30.00
$24.00
5
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By Having Fun First
This ADD and ADHD awareness 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 Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Social Emotional Learning
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
$6.00
5
Digital Download PDF (50.29 MB)
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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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