Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples

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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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
FREE
59
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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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
FREE
77
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Cold War Superpowers No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, QuizThis resource pack is a FREE no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about the Cold War Superpowers that includes 3-5 days of materials. Audios of the
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
42
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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:
Science, Creative Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Research
FREE
70
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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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
FREE
32
Digital Download PDF (6.71 MB)
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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
FREE
31
Digital Download PDF (30.63 MB)
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:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Assessment
FREE
53
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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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
FREE
31
Digital Download PDF (30.64 MB)
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:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Homework
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
FREE
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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, Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Assessment
FREE
49
Digital Download PPTX (4.44 MB)
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:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Assessment
FREE
45
Digital Download PPTX (4.71 MB)
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, Winter
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
39
Digital Download PDF (10.64 MB)
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:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Assessment
FREE
36
Digital Download PPTX (4.99 MB)
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, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
28
Digital Download PDF (10.97 MB)
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, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
25
Digital Download PDF (10.17 MB)
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, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
24
Digital Download PDF (9.69 MB)
By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
American Reconstruction primary document analysis packThis resource includes 3 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any US Reconstruction Era unit. It is aligned to my Reconstruction Unit Bundle. Each of the primary
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7...
FREE
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
FREE
10
Digital Download ZIP (1.17 MB)
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
8
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Social Studies vocabulary/word wall cards.If you like this sampler pack, be sure to check out the other word wall packs I have available!This resource is a sampler pack of 10 social studies vocabulary cards that will enhance your social studies
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
5
Digital Download ZIP (2.29 MB)
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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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