Insight Literacy

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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
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This 21-page file includes everything you need to run a well-organized, efficient, and authentically engaging independent reading program during reading workshop time. This packet includes: Reading Workshop Task Menu & Recording Sheet Read by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$6.00
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
$3.00
291
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
179
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$6.00
205
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By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This 7-page pdf file includes a complete scripted mini lesson for teaching students to infer character's feelings. The lesson includes an active engagement activity for small groups, a full sized example of the modeled text, assessment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
171
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By Insight Literacy
No More Bullies! is a 3-page reader's theatre script that gives kid friendly advice against bullying. This pdf file includes instructions and information about reader's theatre. The script can be used in a classroom, or as part of an anti-bullying
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
For Parents, Activities, Scripts
$3.00
129
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By Insight Literacy
This packet includes 15 one page reader's theatre scripts to help support and open up honest discussions in 4th-6th grade classrooms about using good character and making smart choices. Each script allows for four readers. Topics include:"Trust Me!"
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Other
$5.00
156
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By Insight Literacy
Get your kids actively engaged in drawing conclusions. This versatile, 13-page file can be used as a focus activity, guided practice, center, game, or all four! There are 50 scenario and picture word answer cards. The scenarios are first person
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$4.00
113
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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
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
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By Insight Literacy
16 Reading Worksheets for Any Fiction Picture Book or Short StoryThis pdf file contains 16 reading worksheets & activities to use with and fiction picture book or short story. Most of the worksheets to use with novels as well. You can use them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$5.00
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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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
45
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By Insight Literacy
Visualization Mini-Lesson, Grades 2-6This mini-lesson teaches students how to visualize while reading. The lesson connects with what students already know about making pictures in their minds. This is a scripted lesson that can be adapted or changed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Scripts
$3.00
39
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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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$4.00
57
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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
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By Insight Literacy
This 16-page packet includes:30 Ways to Engage Students in LearningColor Coded Signal CardsYes / No Answer CardsAgree / Disagree Answer Cards11 Creative Ways for Creating Random Groups20 Famous Pair Cards for Forming Partnerships2 Teachmarks with
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$4.00
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
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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, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Activities
$4.00
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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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