Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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By Insight Literacy
Every teacher knows that teaching small groups is best practice, but how do you keep the rest of the class engaged and learning while you're meeting with a few students? Set your writing workshop so that students read and work independently.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Independent Work Packet, Assessment
$49.00
$35.00
Bundle
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
56
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.00
12
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By Insight Literacy
This scripted mini-lesson teaches kids how to read aloud with fluency and expression. There are four short scripts for partner reading (one for each grade level 2nd-5th).♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources, visit my TPT store at Insight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Scripts
$3.00
34
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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, Activities, Printables
$3.00
35
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By Insight Literacy
Save 20% on the Thanksgiving Elementary Activities BundleHold the ctrl key on your keyboard while clicking on the links to open a new window to see what's included in each resource. Each resource is available separately. Buy the bundle and save.Six
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Thanksgiving, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities
$25.00
$20.00
Bundle
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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
15
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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
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, 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
$8.00
12
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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:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
$3.00
67
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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
$3.50
55
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By Insight Literacy
Add Up the Books Reading Incentive Program is a simple way to motivate all your readers. Your class will set a reading goal, and then work towards that goal by adding completed books to a running total each week. When the class meets their goal, you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, ...
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
18
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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
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (6.47 MB)
By Insight Literacy
10 Generic Reading Think SheetsThis packet comes with 10 generic (meant for any book) reading think sheets (worksheets). Students can record their thinking before, during, and after reading for any text.There is one think sheet for each of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$3.00
19
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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
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
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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.00
17
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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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
12
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By Insight Literacy
Printable Positive Behavior Sticky-Notes TemplateEncourage positive behavior by giving out positive messages that are printed onto sticky notes! The template, messages, and directions for printing are included. Simply purchase a package of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$5.00
22
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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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