Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes

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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
The 24 Identify the Adjective Task cards are great to have on hand as an extension activity for early finishers, an activity for multi-age or ability groups, as a review prior to standardized testing, or to play Scoot. Use the included "Scoot" sheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Free Veteran's Day Word Work This includes 2 free activities for Veteran's Day: a Word Search with a bank of words/writing prompt, and a make a word activity using the letters in "Veteran's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Do you teach Guided Reading? Are you busy? Do you sometimes forget the elements of your Guided Reading lesson? This is a "cheat sheet" to help teachers in grades K-5 remember what to do before/during/after reading during a Guided Reading lesson.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, Teacher Manuals
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Want to boost the vocabulary of an entire class in a few minutes a day with little prep work? Use the Mystery Word of the Week clues to spark daily discussions of words. This classroom-tested and teacher-friendly word work routine helps build robust
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Literacy Night, Open House, Parent Night! No matter what you call it, this Make and Take freebie: Cootie Catchers for Comprehension is perfect! Do you have Literacy Night at your school? I love to invite families to a fun make-and-take session for
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Parents, Activities
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Word Work Mini-Lesson Reference for Guided Reading The question I have been asked the most over the years by other teachers is, "How do you find the time to differentiate Word Work for your students and still teach everything else?" Short answer -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Phonics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Do your students struggle with identifying adjectives? Use this game for mini-lessons, whole group lessons, an interactive literacy center, or as a springboard for whole class discussions. With this interactive PowerPoint game, your students cheer
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Interactive Whiteboard, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Can your students prove their answers? They need to practice their written comprehension! This written comprehension reading packet uses the children's book A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, QR codes (to watch a video of the story read aloud),
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Centers, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Greek and Latin Roots and Stems ~ 5 minutes per day strategy! Understanding common Greek and Latin stems and roots increases both vocabulary and comprehension, and is specifically cited in Common Core standards L.4.4b, L.5.4b, and L.6.4b. This is
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Centers, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Great for RTI and Intervention - Please leave feedback for this freebie!This set of boom learning cards are a fun way to review a basic concept. Click through for your free deck, and you'll have lifetime access to the BOOM cards for interactive
Subjects:
Specialty, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities, Task Cards
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Word work for Big Kids - Build a Mystery Word! Need a challenging and engaging way to keep your Upper Elementary students working on words? The 3 Build A Mystery Word sheets in this free set are a great way to get your students actively
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Discussion Stems for Close Reading ~ Let's Talk About Text! With all of the focus on Close Reading, students need a framework to help them Talk About Text. These stems are perfect for encouraging students to refer back to the text as they practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Work on Writing Freebie! This is a list of prompts for your students to use when responding to text. If you like this, check out my Reading Response Task Cards, also available on TPT. Instead of charging for this resource, I'm asking for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Sew Your Own Chair Pockets! Disclaimer: I am not a fabulous seamstress. I can operate a sewing machine and make straight-ish lines. That’s really about it. This Tutorial originated because I sewed my own chair pockets when I went back in the
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Teacher Manuals
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Winter Olympic Games Free Word Work! This includes 3 free activities for celebrating winter sports historically found at the Olympic games: a Word Search with a bank of words/writing prompt, a writing sheet with black/white images to color, and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
MLK Day Word Work Freebie This includes 3 free activities for when you need a quick activity celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Word Search with a bank of words/writing prompt, a writing sheet with black/white images to color, and a make a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Free Winter Holiday Mystery Word of the Week! This free mystery word activity is a quick and easy way display to improve vocabulary in your classroom.The Mystery Word of the Week is something my students use as a part of their daily routine to boost
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
New Years Word Work Freebie! This set includes 2 free activities for New Year's Day: a Word Search with a bank of words/writing prompt, and a make a word activity using the letters in "New Year's Day." Instead of charging for this resource, I'm
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Want to boost the vocabulary of an entire class in a few minutes a day? What if I told you with little prep work! Here's the solution: use the Mystery Word of the Week clues to spark daily discussions of words. Here's a set of recording sheets that
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Remember Cootie Catchers? Or did you call them Fortune Tellers? Either way, they are a handy tool in the classroom! Create your own cootie catchers with this versatile set. (Fuzzy on how to fold them? No worries. Click here for a quick video
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello! I'm Jennifer Sykes, a former literacy specialist. I found my passion creating resources and games that are engaging, relevant, and easy to adapt to meet the needs of all learners. I have 17 years of experience teaching struggling readers in grades 2-5. I love working with teachers to boost the vocabulary of their entire class, so be sure look through my store for mystery words and vocabulary boosts. Thank you!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am particularly passionate about developing the vocabulary of all learners, which sets the stage for future successes! Over the years, I have been an Upper Elementary Literacy Specialist, Upper Elementary Literacy Coach, and classroom teacher/co-teacher in grades 1-5. I love to work closely with teachers in implementation of best practices in Literacy, including Guided Reading, Vocabulary Development, Digging Deeper in Utilizing Student Data, and Focusing on Comprehension. I blog about all things literacy at Hello Mrs Sykes

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I was supported and cared for by some exceptional teachers over the years, and I knew I wanted to make that difference for others. If it weren't for my first teachers (my parents!) I would not have graduated from High School on time! I was ready to toss in the towel after my attempts to learn world history, but they believed in me, and for that, I am forever grateful!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love learning and teaching with others. Visit my blog, www.hellomrssykes.com, for upper elementary literacy freebies, resources, and ideas. Happy teaching!

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