Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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TOP SELLER! UPDATED & IMPROVED! 200 improvisation acting scenarios. Simply print the scenarios onto cardstock, cut them out, and place them in a box for partners to draw out. These scenarios are great for drama class! (This product was updated
Subjects:
Theater Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
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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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In this independent writing project, students will: -draft, revise, and edit a realistic fiction story -develop a main character -develop a simple plot -integrate sensory images into the story for setting -use dialogue that moves the story forward
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Creative Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Handouts
$5.00
69
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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
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 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
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
42
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By Insight Literacy
This 58-page thematic penguin unit is packed with cross-curricular activities in reading, writing, poetry, science, math, art, and drama. Included in this packet: Instructions, a nonfiction print and fold booklet about penguins, multiple choice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.00
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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
34
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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
47
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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
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
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
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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
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 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
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
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, Fun Stuff
$8.00
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By Insight Literacy
This packet contains 52 graphic organizers that can be used across grade levels and subject material. These graphic organizers are open-ended to allow the greatest access across grade levels and subject material. Some organizers are specific to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$6.00
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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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