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Insight Literacy creates practical engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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By Insight Literacy
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
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
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
23
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.00
41
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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
34
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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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Examinations - Quizzes
$3.50
54
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By Insight Literacy
This "ready to teach" 11 page pdf file can be used as handouts or projected onto a screen. You will use the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost for reading comprehension and response, vocabulary, spelling, parts of speech, figurative language,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
38
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By Insight Literacy
This independent reading project requires students in grades 4th-6th to explore the genre of historical fiction. Students read a historical fiction novel and complete five tasks focused on the genre.Task 1: Read a Historical Fiction NovelStudents
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Handouts
$5.00
34
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By Insight Literacy
400 Acting Improvisation Scenarios & Drama GamesThis fun resource is packed with ideas for drama class. Included:100 Monologue Improvs -Students draw a card with a character and situation, then quickly improv a monologue.100 Small Cast Improvs
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$10.00
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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 independent reading project requires students to read a fiction book and complete an in-depth character analysis about the main character. Students complete five different tasks during this unit. A grading rubric for both reading and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Handouts
$5.00
30
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By Insight Literacy
This 4 day mini unit (4 pages) includes instructions, category board, Venn diagram, and a compare/contrast writing frame to use with the books "Ben's Dream" & "Just a Dream" by Chris Van Allsburg.♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
$3.00
24
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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
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
19
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
17
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By Insight Literacy
This 2-page pdf file includes one page for students with a task menu. The task menu has 16 spelling activities for use in class or homework. The second-page lists 16 different ideas for using the spelling task menu with your class. The task menu can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
33
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By Insight Literacy
Drama Teachers! This fun activity for drama class requires student partners to memorize and and act out a mini scene in character and with emotion. First, let students draw a character card with a trait to portray in their scene. Next, partner
Subjects:
Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games, Scripts
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.50 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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
33
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By Insight Literacy
This simple editing & proofreading worksheet includes an editor's marks chart and a short passage on spelling strategies. There are 14 errors in the passage students need to edit with editing marks. An answer key is included. Revised to Add
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
25
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By Insight Literacy
Picture Book Notes accompany Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen. 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
12
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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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