Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes

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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Involve your upper elementary students and their parents with fun and simple projects they can use at home at your next Open House, Curriculum Evening, or Literacy Night! A Make-and-Take night gives them an immediate tool they can use at home to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Staff, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Parents, For Principals & Administrators, Activities
$8.00
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Context Clues can be tricky, but this context clue matching game is a quick and fun way for students to practice using their context clues! For whole group, split the class in teams and call out the clues. The first team to correctly identify the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
L.2.4a, L.3.4a, L.4.4a
$3.00
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
The 24 open ended question stems are a useful addition to your reading discussions, and can be used in many ways. I use them as a scaffold for my kiddos to encourage meaningful discourse in book talk groups. Cut the cards apart and add to a ring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
For Parents, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
133
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Teaching prefixes and suffixes? Here's a fun game your students will love to play again and again! This Prefix and Suffix I Have... Who Has...? game helps your class practice using common prefixes and suffixes: re, mis, dis, -able, -ful, and -ly.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.2.4b, L.3.4b, L.4.4
$3.00
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Use these Fry fluency phrases as a center activity for struggling readers! Many struggling readers may need practice with their oral reading fluency, or ORF. This activity can be used to increase fluency in a fun way during small groups, whole
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.00
51
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
This packet of Critical Thinking Question Cards contains 12 question cards for Informational Text, and 20 question cards for Narrative Text.Use these questions to evaluate comprehension with any text. The questions are useful for small groups,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$3.00
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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, Fun Stuff
FREE
124
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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Minilessons, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b
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
82
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
The Common Core Speaking and Listening standards require students to engage effectively in collaborative discussions (SL.1), paraphrase/summarize (SL.2), and identify details/evidence (SL.3). These prompts support your students during discussions
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.4.1, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
$3.00
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Use these Fry fluency phrases as a center activity for struggling readers! Many struggling readers may need practice with their oral reading fluency, or ORF. This activity can be used to increase fluency in a fun way during small groups, whole
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.00
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Use this set of 35 prompts to promote discussion of texts without the roles of a literature circle. I have found that this works best with a group of students who all bring their current Read to Self book together for a discussion. It gives
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Oral Communication
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study, Novel Study
$3.00
21
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Fluency Joke Book ~ Knock Knock Jokes! My third graders have always been crazy for Knock Knock jokes! Since they love to read/reread these jokes, I began using them for fluency practice!! This free Knock Knock Jokes Mini-book is a fun way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
25
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By Hello Mrs Sykes Jennifer Sykes
Brain Booster Box Cards Freebie! Need a few minutes? The Brain Booster Box is a perfect solution. Here’s a link to the blog post I shared about how I use the Brain Booster Box in my classroom: http://bit.ly/1DCVwn6 Simply print, laminate (for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
13
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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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