Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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Downloaded over 60,000 times! Get ready for some Christmas fun! This reader's theatre script is designed for the whole class to enjoy. There are six main readers and four choral groups. Assign parts and have a blast reading this goofy story about a
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.00
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BEST SELLER! This set of twenty-five reading response task menus (27 pages, 25 menus) asks the reader to write a written response based on a critical thinking question. The reader chooses a focus for his or her response on specific questions from a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
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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
$7.00
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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
174
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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
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
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By Insight Literacy
This one page reading comprehension passage about the first Thanksgiving for grades 3-5 includes 11 multiple-choice questions and one short answer question. Answer key included.♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my TPT store at
Subjects:
U.S. History, Thanksgiving, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
145
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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
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By Insight Literacy
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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By Insight Literacy
This pdf file contains a copy of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas", plus a printable template for printing out interactive read aloud notes (ready to go) onto post-it notes. Print the notes and place them inside your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
37
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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
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
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 24-page file includes everything you need to run a well organized, efficient, and authentically engaging independent reading program during reading workshop time for grades 4 & 5. This packet includes:Reading Workshop Task Menu &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts
$6.00
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By Insight Literacy
Teach important nonfiction text features while enjoying some Christmas fun at the same time! This pdf file contains 12 nonfiction text features posters with a Christmas theme, plus a "Learning About Text Features" think sheet for group work. This
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$6.00
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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
20
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By Insight Literacy
Fun, educational, engaging! Grab all 12 elementary Christmas resources (164 pages) in this one bundle and save 27% (plus a little). Hold the ctrl button down on your keyboard and click each link to see each of the product details. Included in this
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Fun Stuff
$55.00
$40.00
Bundle
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
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
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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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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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