Jacklyn Spark

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Check out my newly listed reading skill worksheets with informational texts and multiple choice questions. They require students to use the graphic aids of map legends, directional symbols (compass roses), and paragraph headings.
 
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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Helpful test preparation since students often have to use graphic and tabular aids on standardized and state tests. The time line presents important events in the life of baseball superstar, Jackie Robinson. Below are ten reading comprehension
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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
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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
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After the battle of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the "Star-Spangled Banner. This product explains how that historical event happened in its informational text. There are also 10 fill-in-the blank
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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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