Insight Literacy

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Insight Literacy creates practical and engaging resources for reading, writing, speaking, drama, and poetry.
 
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By Insight Literacy
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
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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
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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
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
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
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By Insight Literacy
Every teacher knows that teaching small groups is best practice, but how do you keep the rest of the class engaged and learning while you're meeting with a few students? Set your writing workshop so that students read and work independently.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Independent Work Packet, Assessment
$49.00
$35.00
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By Insight Literacy
It's time to read nonfiction! This creative nonfiction reading project has two parts: First, students choose a focused reading project from ten options. They read their nonfiction selections and complete Nonfiction Reading Notes where they cite
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
$3.00
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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
Launching Reading Workshop Independent Reading Project assesses students' knowledge of working in a reading workshop environment and their attitudes towards reading. This informal assessment provides the teacher with information to discuss during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Unit Plans
$5.00
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By Insight Literacy
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
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By Insight Literacy
Start your school year off with three mini-lessons and an independent reading project that helps students build good reading habits. Mini-Lesson 1: The reader will set personal reading goals.This mini-lesson includes goal cards and a goal sheet for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.00
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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 Plans (Bundled), 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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