Insight Literacy

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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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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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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
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
291
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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
206
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By Insight Literacy
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
156
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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
172
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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
35
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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
76
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By Insight Literacy
Printable Positive Motivational Quotes Sticky-Notes TemplateMotivate students and colleagues with 48 different positive and uplifting quotes. Simply place 1-7/8 x 1-7/8" sticky-notes onto the template and print the quotes directly onto the notes
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 4th, ...
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
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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
24
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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
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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:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
12
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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 Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
$3.00
24
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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
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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:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
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By Insight Literacy
Add Up the Books Reading Incentive Program is a simple way to motivate all your readers. Your class will set a reading goal, and then work towards that goal by adding completed books to a running total each week. When the class meets their goal, you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, ...
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Insight Literacy
This is the gift that just keeps on giving! Buy it once and use it again year after year! This colorful printable pdf file includes 3 different sizes of candy bar wrappers (regular, midsize, and miniature), 4 different reward gift cards (no
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ...
Types:
For Parents, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
8
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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
8
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By Insight Literacy
This is a simple print and fold Thanksgiving booklet for your students (grades 2-5). Print out the booklet pages, copy the pages front to back, fold, then staple together with a library stapler. It's a perfect booklet to use on the day before you
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
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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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