Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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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
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By Insight Literacy
Read aloud, The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Notice how the author focuses on the critical attributes of her topic. The text pattern in The Important Book is one of the most versatile patterns available. This activity can be adapted across
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Science, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
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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
It's that time of year when sugarplums are dancing in your student's heads. Spark their imagination with 52 fun and creative Christmas story starters. Included in this file are 12 colorful lined Christmas writing papers for their final copies.♥ For
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$4.00
30
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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
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
35
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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
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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 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 Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
35
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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
Write a Fiction Story -Storyboard for Planning & Lined Writing Paper, Grades 2-4Teach your young writers how to plan and draft a simple fiction story. Use the Storyboard Planning sheets to develop characters, plot, and setting. Students have two
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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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
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By Insight Literacy
This file includes 16 different story cubes for reading and writing. Use story cubes for individual reports, oral assessment, group discussions, and creative writing. Simply print, cut, fold, glue, and go! Keep your students actively engaged in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
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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
FREE
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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
3
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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
This quick worksheet includes an explanation and examples of proper nouns, practice, and an example answer key. This worksheet can be used as independent practice, a quick assessment, or homework. ♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$1.50
4
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By Insight Literacy
6 Envelopes Poetry Writing ActivityThis small group poetry writing activity is designed to push students creatively while helping them to create a free form poem based on the foundation of topic, subject, visual imagery, color & light, sounds,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1
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By Insight Literacy
FREE! Happy New Year 2022! Grab your free New Year's resource with miniature candy bar wrappers, Reading & Writing New Year's Resolutions, a Word of the Year activity, and bonus coloring sheet. ♥ For more classroom friendly teaching resources,
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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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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