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, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
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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, Printables
$4.00
174
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By Insight Literacy
BEST SELLER! This 24 page packet includes 20 accountable talk bubbles with conversation stems, a "Talk with Respect" poster with mini talk bubbles, a mini lesson, and 4 mid size blank talk bubbles. Student led conversations accountable to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Lesson, Activities
$4.00
180
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.00
39
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
57
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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, Scripts
$3.00
39
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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
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
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
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, Scripts
$3.00
8
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By Insight Literacy
Action Poems - A Poetry Writing LessonAction Poems is a poetry writing lesson using verbs as the focus of the poem. The lesson is perfect for upper elementary and middle school English Language Arts classes. Included: Lesson directions, examples of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$3.00
2
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$4.00
8
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By Insight Literacy
5 Generic Mini Reading Lessons to Start the School YearThese generic mini reading lessons give you guidance and flexibility to choose your own texts, and match your lesson to the needs of your students. Each lesson is accompanied with a "think
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Scripts
$6.00
4
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By Insight Literacy
This Independent Fiction Reading Project for Grades 4-8 includes a 32-page teaching resource file and two, 2007 PowerPoint templates for student use. *This project is appropriate for college level developmental reading classes. Students will select
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson, Activities
$8.00
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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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