Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
$3.00
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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:
For All Subject Areas, Science, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
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By Insight Literacy
In this independent writing project, students will: -draft, revise, and edit a realistic fiction story -develop a main character -develop a simple plot -integrate sensory images into the story for setting -use dialogue that moves the story forward
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Creative Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Handouts
$5.00
69
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By Insight Literacy
50 Paragraph Writing Prompts Plus Grading RubricsPull up your writing shorts! This 52-page pdf file comes with 50 lined worksheets with writing prompts for writing a paragraph and two rubrics for grading. Assign weekly (or periodically) paragraphs
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
$6.00
57
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By Insight Literacy
It's that time of year when sugarplums are dancing in your student's heads. Spark their imagination with 52 fun and creative Christmas story starters. Included in this file are 12 colorful lined Christmas writing papers for their final copies.♥ For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$4.00
30
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By Insight Literacy
This 58-page thematic penguin unit is packed with cross-curricular activities in reading, writing, poetry, science, math, art, and drama. Included in this packet: Instructions, a nonfiction print and fold booklet about penguins, multiple choice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.00
66
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By Insight Literacy
This sven page creative writing activity includes instructions, a four square organizational story map, lined reindeer writing paper, a reindeer pattern, 2 coloring pages, and a reindeer coloring page in case you don't have time to create a reindeer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
36
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By Insight Literacy
What is The Literature Patch and how does it work?This file contains 50 short "patches" from different middle grade, young adult, and picture books. The purpose of looking at a patch of literature is to deconstruct and analyze the text for writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$7.00
38
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
33
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By Insight Literacy
Personal Expository Essay Independent Writing ProjectStudents will: plan, draft, revise, and edit a personal expository essay develop a central idea statement (thesis) organize their ideas logically and write with an informative tone add facts,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
$6.00
35
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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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Minilessons
$8.00
12
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By Insight Literacy
This pdf file includes a lesson plan, parts of a friendly letter model, modeled example, writing frame, editing checklist, and a grading rubric for teaching students how to write a friendly letter. Although this activity is perfect to do around
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
35
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By Insight Literacy
This simple worksheet explains how writers use exciting and vivid verbs in their writing instead of boring verbs. Students rewrite sentences, replacing boring verbs with vivid verbs.♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my TPT store
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
30
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By Insight Literacy
It's that time of year of giggles and the mushy, gushy exchange of cards. This resource is packed with 34 pages of gifts, fun, and engaging activities. Included:3 printable pages with 18 colorful Valentine's bookmarks (6 bookmarks per page)1 page of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (6.47 MB)
By Insight Literacy
Ho! Ho! Ho! Get ready for some holiday fun! This Christmas Fun Pack (pdf file) includes: Gingerbread Man GlyphChristmas Cookie Graph (answer key included)Christmas Cookie Count (answer key included)Holiday Addition (answer key included)Geo Holiday
Subjects:
Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$10.00
15
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By Insight Literacy
Combine the calm of coloring with creative writing with this Christmas Color and Write Fun Booklet. Simply print, copy one to two sided, assemble, fold, and staple the booklet together with a library stapler. This is the perfect activity leading up
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By Insight Literacy
This 12 page file includes a personal spelling "word wall" for third graders. Assemble student walls by simply stapling the word walls into file folders. There are 38 commonly misspelled words appropriate for third graders already typed into the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
5
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By Insight Literacy
This 12 page file includes a personal spelling "word wall" for fourth graders. Assemble student walls by simply stapling the word walls into file folders. There are 38 commonly misspelled words appropriate for fourth graders already typed into the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
12
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By Insight Literacy
Action Poems - A Poetry Writing LessonAction Poems is a poetry writing lesson using verbs as the focus of the poem. The lesson is perfect for upper elementary and middle school English Language Arts classes. Included: Lesson directions, examples of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
2
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By Insight Literacy
Name Your Nouns is a scripted 15 to 20 minute mini lesson that touches on common nouns, proper nouns, and abstract nouns, but focuses on using proper nouns in writing. The lesson includes a 2-page scripted lesson, printable sentence cards (examples,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scripts
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach college-level composition, advanced writing, and technical writing. I spent nineteen 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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