Jacklyn Spark

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Jacklyn Spark
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I've listed LEGENDARY WILLIAM TELL! It is 2 1/2 pages of informational text, plus 20 Multiple Choice Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Questions. Students will enjoy learning the type of literature considered a legend, and boost their skills.
 
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By Jacklyn Spark
This 4 page worksheet is packed with 13 multiple choice reading comprehension questions. The reading skills involved are Main Ideas, Supporting Details, Making Inferences, and Drawing Conclusions. There are many comprehension level questions with a
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Test Prep
$1.00
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By Jacklyn Spark
Here is a fun, exciting 3 page retelling of the Greek myth "Arachne and Athena." It tells of the weaving contest between the goddess of wisdom and the girl named Arachne. Even though Arachne made flawless tapestries, she was turned into a spider
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.25
$1.20
57 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
"The Statue of Liberty" can be a Social Studies and/ or reading mini-lesson. The interesting informational text is over 2 pages long. There are 18 mulitple choice questions, which all offer 4 choices. 8 of the 18 questions are higher order thinking
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
$1.35
$1.15
55 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
High-interest 2 page biography of Ben Franklin followed by 15 reading comprehension questions about it. The 15 questions are grouped into 3 sets. The first set deals with sequence with students answering questions based on a time line provided. The
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Minilessons
$1.25
$1.15
71 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
MAPLE SYRUP TIME is a minilesson giving explanatory info telling how maple sap gets changed to maple syrup. The written info is 3/4 of a page. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions about the maple sugaring process. Finally, there are 6
Subjects:
General Science, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Minilessons
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$1.15
45 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
Did a curse begin when King Tut's tomb was opened and all of its fortunes were found? When some of the men who helped in the discovery began to die, the tomb was thought to have a curse on it. Some felt King Tut was taking revenge against those who
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
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$1.10
32 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
This is a 4 page long Social Studies/ Reading Minilesson on Christopher Columbus. In the preview you see the 2nd page out of 2.5 of informational text. There's a total of 2 maps. The ensuing 10 reading comprehension questions focus on identifying
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Minilessons, Printables
$1.25
$1.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
This U.S. History worksheet has a full page of information about Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. It is followed with a Venn Diagram or Compare/Contrast Chart that must be completed about the two men. Students refer to the text to find
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
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$1.05
23 ratings
3.9
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By Jacklyn Spark
This printable mini-lesson is a biography about the famous woman scientist, Marie Curie. The informational text (a little over 2 pages) includes Curie's work with radium and her winning of two Nobel Prizes. There are 15 reading comprehension
Subjects:
General Science, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
This Yellowstone National Park lesson has two pages of informational text plus 18 Multiple Choice Questions that deal with Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills. The text describes many of the attractions of the park telling why it is a
Subjects:
Reading, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Homework
$1.25
$1.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
The worksheet begins with a brief biography of Amelia Earhart. The informational text is both historical and fascinating. At the bottom are 4 multiple choice reading comprehension questions. They assess: Main Idea, Finding Details and Making a
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$1.25
$0.95
40 ratings
3.9
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By Jacklyn Spark
This is a 3 page minilesson called, "The Inventions of Benjamin Franklin." The informational text describes 4 of Ben's inventions and has a drawing for each. The third page asks what problems each invention solved. The reading skill here is
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
$1.25
$1.15
35 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
4 Page Minilesson titled "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World." A map is included so students can see where the wonders are located. On a word document, you will get a colorful image of each wonder next to each informational paragraphs. (Some
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Homework, Printables
$1.25
$1.10
34 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
This minilesson about the California Gold Rush incorporates the multiple-meaning vocabulary words: rush, pan, nugget, record, strike, boom. After two pages of double spaced informational text, students use a list of dictionary entries for each of
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
"Dogs As Pets" is one page of informational text followed by a second page of 12 reading comprehension questions. 9 of the questions are fill- in-the -blanks and 3 are True/False. Most of the questions require students to go back to the text where
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$1.25
$1.15
33 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
Informational Text about Joan of Arc (about 1.75 pages) written in a clear and understandable fashion. Following pages have 18 Multiple Choice Reading Comprehension Questions. Each has 4 choices with a few using "all of the above" and "none of the
Subjects:
Reading, European History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Test Prep, Minilessons
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$1.10
28 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
Mysteries of Stonehenge is a minilesson that looks at what we know about the famous landmark and what still puzzles people about it. There are 15 multiple choice questions that assess students' reading comprehension skills of Making Inferences,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Printables
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$0.95
27 ratings
3.9
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By Jacklyn Spark
This minilesson is about Marco Polo, the seventeen year old boy, who traveled to mysterious, distant lands in the far east. In their 13th century travels, the Polos befriended Kublai Khan, one of the most powerful men in the world. When they
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Minilessons
$1.25
$1.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Jacklyn Spark
This lesson features key adventures of the remarkable tall tale hero, Paul Bunyan. The two pages of informational text called "A Most Famous and Mighty Lumberjack" are followed by three pages of note-taking frames. Each of the six frames has a
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1
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By Jacklyn Spark
On the night before Halloween in 1938, a million Americans ended up being scared out of their wits. This minilesson tells about it, as it summarizes Orson Welles' Radio Broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." The informational text is a page and a
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$1.25
$1.15
23 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 4th grade and also spent many years working as a reading specialist. I taught many Title 1 Reading classes, teaching students from grade levels kindergarten to 8th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enthusiastically worked to engage students so they learned new concepts, improved their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills, and became better test takers.

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Team P.R.I.D.E. Awards

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Education (Elementary and Special Education); Masters of Education (Reading and Language Arts)

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