Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples

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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This World War 1 Social Studies Escape Activity is an interactive way for your students to review different topics related to WW1 in an engaging way.This History Escape works best as a review, after teaching your WWI unit. (Looking for a high
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Stations can add novelty to the classroom and engage your students because they become active learners. If you like this station, be sure to check out all the stations I have available! This FREE mini-stations pack includes 4 stations about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
FREE
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
History can be difficult for students to understand and experience. Simulations help students put themselves in the past, learning about history in an authentically engaging way. Students love simulations because they don't know what the final
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2a, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2c, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10, WHST.9-10.2, WHST.9-10.2a, WHST.9-10.2b...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Do your students struggle with retaining previously learned math skills? Feel like you are constantly having to review? Ever wish your students had more background knowledge for more difficult concepts? When I began using daily spiral math with my
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Mini-Course, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
FREE
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Have you been wanting to try close reads in your class, but you just aren't sure where to start? Have more questions than answers? Join me live for this webinar. I will discuss: -The 12 step process I use to plan and implement close reading
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
FREE
4 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Cold War Superpowers No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a FREE no prep complete lesson about the Cold War Superpowers that includes 3-5 days of materials. If you have always wondered what my No Prep
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
FREE
19 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This is a sampler kit of some of my best selling literacy and math packs! Try out each and see how you like it! Try it before you buy it! Each sample belongs to a larger pack. This kit has pages from the following packs: American Revolutionary War
Subjects:
Math, End of Year, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
19 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This file is a sampler of my Close Reads Pack: Significant People in Black History- 5th Grade. It includes the full lesson on Ruby Bridges. In the full product you will get lessons for 9 additional people! The description for the full product is
Subjects:
Black History Month, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.5.10
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15 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This file is a sampler of my Close Reads Pack: Significant People in Black History- 4th Grade. It includes the full lesson on Ruby Bridges. In the full product you will get lessons for 9 additional people! The description for the full product is
Subjects:
Black History Month, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
28 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
I am so excited about this new line of products! I wanted to make it easy for you to integrate reading with the content areas, so I have made these Close Read packs. You can use these packs as practice during whole group or small group, for
Subjects:
Black History Month, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
49 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Think you can't use picture books with older students? You sure can! Many picture books are written for an older audience, and they have science or social studies topics incorporated into the story line. Picture books are an easy way to integrate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
8 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This file is a sampler of my Close Reads Pack: American Revolutionary War Heroes- 3rd Grade. It includes the full lesson on Abigail Adams. In the full product you will get lessons for 10 additional people! The description for the full product is
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
28 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This file is a sampler of my Close Reads Pack: American Revolutionary War Heroes- 4th Grade. It includes the full lesson on Abigail Adams. In the full product you will get lessons for 10 additional people! The description for the full product is
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
25 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This file is a sampler of my Close Reads Pack: American Revolutionary War Heroes- 5th Grade. It includes the full lesson on Abigail Adams. In the full product you will get lessons for 10 additional people! The description for the full product is
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
FREE
60 ratings
4.0
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This product is a FREEBIE SAMPLER of my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. I have included 2 complete lessons, one from my Informational Text INCR and one from my Literature INCR, so you can see if it will fit
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
34 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This product is a FREEBIE SAMPLER of my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. I have included 2 complete lessons, one from my Informational Text INCR and one from my Literature INCR, so you can see if it will fit
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
37 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This product is a FREEBIE SAMPLER of my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. I have included 2 complete lessons, one from my Informational Text INCR and one from my Literature INCR, so you can see if it will fit
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
48 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This product is a FREEBIE SAMPLER of my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature. I have included 2 complete lessons, one from my Informational Text INCR and one from my Literature INCR, so you can see if it will fit
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
I love to give my students writing tasks using RAFT and I are sure you will, too! It gives students an authentic reason to write and makes it more fun. Many of my students who were reluctant to write actually began to enjoy it because they were able
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Activities, Graphic Organizers
FREE
67 ratings
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
As a classroom teacher, I strongly feel that skills should be reviewed on a regular basis so students stay sharp. I wasn't able to find a book that had a daily math review that was Common Core aligned...I didn't want my students to bother answering
Subjects:
Math, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 17 years of educational experience. I have taught secondary social studies and grades K-5 either as a homeroom teacher, Title I/EIP teacher, Extended Day teacher, and instructional coach. My goal is to create interactive lessons and units that bring social studies alive for my students and help them make personal connections to the content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating tasks that are standards-based and cross-curricular, but also fun and engaging for my students. Tying each task with a real world scenario ensures students see a relevance for the activity, and they feel a connection to how it can apply to their life. Making sure each task is accessible by all students is also very important. That is why I design tasks that are differentiated so every child in the classroom is successful and pushed to his/her fullest potential whether it is done through remediation or enrichment. Teaching students to become real-world problem solvers and applying skills and knowledge to a new situation can be a daunting task. Let me bring my passion, knowledge, and expertise into your classroom! Performance tasks are essential in my classroom. I have seen the most unwilling student complete a task with a smile and remark later about how much fun it was! My students always get excited when they are given a new task because they never know what role they will take on next. Integrating multiple subject areas in a task show students how our world is intertwined with content areas, and it helps them see why what they learn in school really is important. Sure it is difficult for students to complete these tasks at first. Chances are they haven't been required to think in that way, but after modeling, showing exemplars, and having them work collaboratively with others, they soon learn how to become independent real-world problem solvers. I am always amazed at the solutions my students come up with and the projects they create. When you give them the freedom to exercise their creativity in a risk-free environment, the results are beyond expectations! Close Reads are my newest love, and they are simply amazing at being able to easily integrate your content areas with reading. As a middle school social studies teacher, I am constantly integrating literacy standards with my social studies standards to strengthen my students' reading and writing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I want my students to see the importance in being lifelong learners, so what better way to show them than by example. I have received advanced degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as well as Teacher Leadership. I also have my Gifted Endorsement, On-Line Teaching Endorsement, and certification for Administrative Leadership. I am state certified in Georgia to teach grades P-5 and middle grades social studies, ELA, and science.

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