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Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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By Insight Literacy
Nonfiction Text Features "About Me" BookletBEST SELLER! Students learn about nonfiction text features by creating a booklet about themselves using different features. This 25-page resource includes instructions, printable text features pages for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$6.00
205
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By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This 24 page packet includes 20 accountable talk bubbles with conversation stems, a "Talk with Respect" poster with mini talk bubbles, a mini lesson, and 4 mid size blank talk bubbles. Student led conversations accountable to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$4.00
178
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By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This set of twenty-five reading response task menus (27 pages, 25 menus) asks the reader to write a written response based on a critical thinking question. The reader chooses a focus for his or her response on specific questions from a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
380
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This 6 page file demonstrates how to write a simple paragraph. It includes an instructional poster than can be projected, 4 instructional poster examples that can be projected, and a rubric for grading. 2nd-5th (reteach, special
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
$3.00
289
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This 9 page mini literature unit accompanies the picture book, The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch.Summary: Henrietta the chicken loves to read so much that she writes a book, but no one will publish a book by a chicken, so she
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
163
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By Insight Literacy
This 26-page file includes word wall cards for 100 commonly misspelled words. Just print, laminate, cut, and attach to your wall. Each card uses black letters for consonants, red letters for vowels, blue letters for y and w, and green for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
21
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By Insight Literacy
This file contains a 16-page Literature Guide for "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" by Philip C. Stead -the 2011 Caldecott Medal Winner!Included: story guide, reading comprehension quiz & answer key, reading response questions & lined writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
14
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Insight Literacy
This 29 page file is a Poetry Portfolio Project that is perfect for your poetry unit of study. The packet includes: cover sheet for student poetry portfolios, instruction page for students, poetry response worksheet, poetry project task menu with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.00
41
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By Insight Literacy
Read aloud, The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Notice how the author focuses on the critical attributes of her topic. The text pattern in The Important Book is one of the most versatile patterns available. This activity can be adapted across
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
71
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By Insight Literacy
This 22 page literature unit is based on Chris Van Allsburg's picture book, Queen of the Falls (2011). Queen of the Falls is Van Allsburg's first nonfiction biography. This is the story of Annie Taylor, the charm school teacher who went over Niagara
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
45
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By Insight Literacy
It's time to read nonfiction! This creative nonfiction reading project has two parts: First, students choose a focused reading project from ten options. They read their nonfiction selections and complete Nonfiction Reading Notes where they cite
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
$3.00
67
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By Insight Literacy
This ready to go mini lesson (10-page file) includes: (1) a semi-scripted mini lesson, (2) nonfiction category cards and examples to use for modeling, and (3) student category cards for reading and sorting (answer key included). All you need to do
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$4.00
57
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By Insight Literacy
This nine-page pdf file is a comprehensive literature unit assessment of the book Savvy by Ingrid Law. It includes nine short answer, critical thinking comprehension questions, fifteen discussion questions, and a reading response task menu with nine
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Novel Study
$3.50
54
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Insight Literacy
Students select a current event article to read, then complete the open-ended current events worksheet, including an MLA citation. A citation page with examples and a grading rubric (two half-sheet rubrics on one page to print and cut) are included.
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$3.00
16
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Insight Literacy
Picture Book Notes accompany Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini. Included in this pdf download:~Picture Book Notes for the Teacher~Interactive Read Aloud Teacher Think Notes -ready to print onto Post-It Notes (see the preview to find out how this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
16
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By Insight Literacy
This simple editing worksheet includes an editor's marks guide, a paragraph about writing complete sentences with errors that need correction, and an answer key. Students use the editor's marks to edit the passage. The short passage is about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
33
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
By Insight Literacy
1 page, 15 questions. Book club discussion questions for Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.Tip: Copy and laminate one book club guide for each set of books and keep it stored with the book club set. ♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
11
Digital Download PDF (0.31 MB)
By Insight Literacy
These Picture Book Notes accompany The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. Included in this pdf download:~Picture Book Notes for the Teacher~Interactive Read Aloud Teacher Think Notes -ready to print onto Post-It Notes (see the preview to find out how this
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
23
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Insight Literacy
This writing unit contains six scripted lessons to accompany the book Word After Word After by Patricia MacLachlan. The picture book All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan is used in lesson two. The lessons can standalone if adjusted
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Minilessons
$8.00
12
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
By Insight Literacy
Book clubs (or literature circles) are a great way to meet your higher reader's needs while you do guided reading. This booklet focuses on reading nonfiction books. Students select a topic together, but each student reads a different book on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$4.00
19
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach college-level composition, advanced writing, and technical writing. I spent twenty years teaching elementary, focusing primarily on English Language Arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

~Believes in researched based best practice including balanced literacy, differentiation, deductive and inductive teaching, and AVTK hands-on engagement ~Believes in integrating curriculum and making real-world connections ~Believes in integrating art, music, drama, and technology across the core curricular subjects

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

~Texas Council for the Teachers of English Language Arts Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

~21 graduate hours in Literature, University of Houston Clear Lake ~Masters in Reading, University of Houston Clear Lake ~Bachelor of Science in Speech, University of Texas ~Associates in Drama, Lon Morris College

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