Ian Finnesey

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By Ian Finnesey
This is 20 original narrative passages, written so as to have clearly-defined events, in a clearly-defined sequence. I had a few Special Education students who had trouble telling or retelling stories and getting events in the right order. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.5
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By Ian Finnesey
Here are fifty reading comprehension passages. All of them are informational text. They are on a wide variety of topics (list at the end of this description). Each one has the number of words, both total and on each line, for easy RTI/repeated
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.10, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.10, RI.5.1...
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By Ian Finnesey
This is not a lesson, it is a tool designed to be used by 2nd grade students struggling with math. This was inspired by a product I'd seen used by my 2nd graders. I have included more different math-related items, and removed everything that
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Measurement, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Computation, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.B.6, 2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.MD.D.9
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By Ian Finnesey
This is a thing I made for a student of mine which I think might be useful for others who have trouble remembering the steps involved in subtracting with regrouping. I tried to make it as simple as possible while covering everything he is likely to
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5
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By Ian Finnesey
This is a graphic organizer/instructional tool thingy I made for a student of mine who struggles with regrouping. It's to remind him what the steps are and where things go. I'm planning on making this a series, particularly if it ends up working
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5
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By Ian Finnesey
This is a cloze activity I wrote about Minecraft for my first graders. I'm pretty sure this is a fair use of the trademark. The way this particular activity works is, you cut out the words, and give them to the students. They fill in the blanks
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3c
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By Ian Finnesey
This is a game I made for my 1st grade RTI group, to review our phonics patterns for the year. It includes the following: short vowels: a, e, i, o, u, mixed VCe long vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u, mixed vowel digraphs: ow/oa, ow/ou, ee/ea,
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3b, RF.K.3d, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
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By Ian Finnesey
This is a group of five worksheets which approach the multiplication table (to 10) in multiple ways. In each worksheet, the cells of the table have a math problem in them, with five different approaches to getting the same answer represented.
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
2.OA.C.4, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.9, 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.B.4
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By Ian Finnesey
A math game in which players destroy each others' cars with arithmetic, measurement, and dice. Players put their cars on the table. They point their cars where they want to go, roll a die to determine speed (distance in that turn), and if they
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games
CCSS:
1.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.5, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 2.OA.B.2, 3.OA.C.7
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This is a form I use in my classroom for tracking students emotional states. When a student is noticeably distressed or has an outburst, I record what the cause was (if it is obvious or if they say what it was) and what they did in response. This
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other
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This is just a multiplication table with each combination of numbers above the products. I had some students who weren't quite understanding how the multiplication table worked, even if they knew how to use it. The cells are shaded in bands
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Other, Printables
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.A.4
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By Ian Finnesey
These are 4 passages, written at about a first grade level. They contain sentences with punctuation and capitalization errors. Students are to rewrite those sentences, correctly.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
L.1.2, L.2.2, L.3.2
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By Ian Finnesey
An attempt at an unadorned, relatively flexible family tree template with all the types of genetic relative a K-12 student is likely to have, out to cousins and great-grandparents. (2-3 siblings at each level, if they need more, scribble more
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Ian Finnesey
Based on central Tucson, Arizona; students are to give and interpret directions between locations on the map.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
1 rating
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By Ian Finnesey
Just a list of rules for pronouncing various vowel spellings. Short vowels, long vowels, variants and diphthongs. I do sometimes specify the different A sounds, but still call them both short; because as far as rules go, they are. If there's
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts
FREE
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By Ian Finnesey
Instructions for solving story problems using the units mentioned in the question as a guide for filtering out the irrelevant portions and rearranging the relevant portions to give you the answer. This was written for Chinese high school
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Handouts
CCSS:
MP1, MP2, MP4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

3 years ESL in China, just beginning elementary Special Education

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Laid back, but purposeful. Identify the difficulty and attack that specifically.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA - Japanese AA - Korean AAS - Communications Applications Technology MA - Library Science MA - Special Education Mild-Moderate/Learning Disabilities

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