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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
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:
Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$3.00
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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
29
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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
For this project, students will read a brief biography, a nonfiction book, or an article on a topic of interest, and a how to book or article. There are task sheets to complete for each book or article. Skills include: summarization, text features,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$5.00
8
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By Insight Literacy
Remind your students to edit their papers for their CUPS - Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, and Spelling with this little CUPS poster. (2017 - Updated to Add: 4 NEW Poster Styles)♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my TPT store
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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By Insight Literacy
Picture Book Notes accompany "Boss of the Plains: The Hat that Won the West" by Laurie Carlson. Included in this pdf download:Picture Book Notes for the TeacherInteractive Read Aloud Teacher Think Notes -ready to print onto Post-It Notes (see the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, 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. Simplify and streamline your book clubs by allowing students to read the entire book before meeting with their book club. In this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$4.00
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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
8
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By Insight Literacy
This simple one-page worksheet comes with a simple explanation and examples to help kids remember when to use there / their / they're, 10 practice questions, and an answer key.Great for practice or to use as a quick assessment.♥ For more classroom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
13
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By Insight Literacy
Launching Reading Workshop Independent Reading Project assesses students' knowledge of working in a reading workshop environment and their attitudes towards reading. This informal assessment provides the teacher with information to discuss during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Unit Plans
$5.00
5
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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, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
11
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By Insight Literacy
This simple one-page book report worksheet focuses on the most important ideas for a nonfiction book students need to demonstrate in order for you to assess whether they "got" the book.♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my TPT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.00
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By Insight Literacy
This 17-page packet contains a denim design word wall set of 30 collective nouns (pictures included), ABC header cards, and a blank card page. Appropriate for ESL/Special Education Classrooms♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
6
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By Insight Literacy
This reading response weekly activity accomplishes several purposes: (1) Students read nonfiction articles that you pull from magazines and elsewhere. (2) Students think about the text and respond in writing. (3) Students expand their vocabulary.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Homework
$3.00
6
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By Insight Literacy
This 10 page file includes a personal spelling "word wall" for second graders. Assemble student walls by simply stapling the word walls into file folders. There are 32 commonly misspelled words appropriate for second graders already typed into the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
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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
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By Insight Literacy
Inside this nonfiction reading product:3-page reading selection in newsletter style that discusses nonfiction text featuresincludes example text featuresincludes an 8-question multiple choice quiz with an answer keyThe "Featuring Text Features"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$3.00
4
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By Insight Literacy
This 8 page file includes editing bookmarks and conventions charts for capitalization, punctuation, commas, dialogue, and spelling. Each chart is packed with definitions and examples written in kid friendly language.. You can copy the charts for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spelling
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Handouts, Printables
$4.00
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By Insight Literacy
This two-page file includes a worksheet intended to give students practice in revising to remove adverbs that prop up weak nouns and replace with strong verbs. A short explanation is included, but it's best to use this worksheet after you've taught
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.50
6
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By Insight Literacy
Start your school year off with three mini-lessons and an independent reading project that helps students build good reading habits. Mini-Lesson 1: The reader will set personal reading goals.This mini-lesson includes goal cards and a goal sheet for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.00
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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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