Janiel Wagstaff

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By Janiel Wagstaff
This K-2 resource includes sixteen perfect, kid-approved, cross-curricular poems you’ll love! Teach about health, safety, holidays, life cycles, plants, animals, insects, weather, seasons, and subtraction with delightful rhymes and rhythms! Use
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$5.00
884
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By Janiel Wagstaff
You and your students will love these giggle-worthy original poems for short and long vowels, variant vowels, consonant digraphs and blends PLUS corresponding word work (word sorts), fluency practice (formatted for timed, repeated readings and
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$5.00
401
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Surefire research-based interventions for typical kindergarten basic-skills challenges: identifying letters in the child’s own name, reading and writing one’s own name, letter identification, reading and spelling sight words, and reading fluency.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$4.00
74
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By Janiel Wagstaff
You and your students will have a ball with these FUN school themed poems (K-2)! You'll find several perfect for Back to School. They'll help you reinforce rules and routines. Plus, there are engaging, sing-songy poems about reading, writing,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
67
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This packet includes step-by-step, 1 page guides for meeting with small groups for reading practice with a focus on comprehension in grades 2-6. The guides are written to be used
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6...
$4.50
44
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By Janiel Wagstaff
This is a growing bundle of delightfully fun Christmas poetry! All poems are in full-color and black and white. You get a copy of each formatted for fluency practice--timed, repeated readings. Additionally, how about a Reader's Theater for each!
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$3.50
45
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Should we ban sledding in public parks or not? Here are two engaging texts, with opposing viewpoints, perfect for you to engage your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in opinion writing! This ready-to-go packet is all inclusive! You get: *The opinion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$2.50
20
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This packet includes step-by-step, 1 page guides for meeting with individuals and small groups for writing conferences in grades 2-6. The guides are written to be used by parent
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.1, W.4.2...
$4.50
33
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Get students actively reading and utilizing comprehension strategies while integrating writing! My Thinking Boxes© make it easy. Just print and teach! This product uses the book 'Malala's Magic Pencil' by Malala Yousafzai which is an inspiring,
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.00
14
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This BUNDLE designed specifically for grades 2-6 includes every step-by-step guide in the two products below. Please click the links to see the great feedback!Step-by-Step Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
25
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Here’s the ultimate PowerPoint and handout for your Kindergarten Orientation! It can also be used for Back-to-School Night or Literacy Night or even for professional development. Parts of the presentation are editable to allow for these changes.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Coaching
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$5.00
25
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By Janiel Wagstaff
More than 40 literacy and math activities using students' names (including adaptations for differentiation) designed specifically for kindergarten--throughout the whole school year! Newly correlated to the Common Core State Standards! I guarantee
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$3.50
21
Digital Download PDF (3.96 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This packet includes step-by-step, 1 page guides for meeting with small groups for reading practice and comprehension. The guides work with any narrative or informative texts you’d
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RI.K.1, RI.K.4, RI.K.5...
$4.50
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This BUNDLE designed specifically for K-1 includes every step-by-step guide in the two products below. Please click the links to see the feedback! Step-by-Step Writing Conference
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
34
Digital Download PDF (14.18 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Looking for quick, easy interactive charts to help you teach K-2 opinion and informational writing? Hoping to better engage your students in these genres and motivate them to routinely write in them? Do you love using songs and raps to teach? Do
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$2.50
39
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Elaboration is hard for students! “Get Your Elaboration On!” is here to provide the help they need to be successful! This interactive power point covers 4 less common, powerful elaboration techniques students can use to bring more voice and deeper
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.00
16
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By Janiel Wagstaff
This colorful assortment of high-resolution landscape images are perfect, ready-to-go FUN! This file contains 51 school-themed images. Just add your text or images to create an attractive, eye-catching, professional PRODUCT COVER, BLOG POST,
Subjects:
Specialty, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$8.00
$3.50
53
Digital Download ZIP (137.61 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Got help? Great! Getting the targeted help you need? PRICELESS! This packet includes eight different step-by-step, 1 page guides for meeting with individuals and small groups of writers based on their varied needs. Across the eight variations
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.K.5, W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5
$4.50
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Digital Download PDF (6.18 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
This growing bundle of Thanksgiving and Christmas poetry is sure to engage! All poems are in full-color and black and white! Additionally, you get a copy of each formatted for fluency practice--timed, repeated readings! Additionally, how about a
Subjects:
Reading, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (9.90 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Ahoy Mateys and Calling All Super Heroes! Practice the 37 highest frequency chunks that make up over 500 primary grade words* with these fun, differentiated one page board games. The games are designed to be fast-moving and active with pirate and
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.00
18
Digital Download PDF (4.83 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for almost 30 years and have always specialized in literacy. I'm also a national literacy consultant and author of fifteen books for teachers on literacy practices from Scholastic, Stenhouse, and Corwin (see list in "Additional Bio Info" below). I am also the author of four picture books about a precocious second grade writer: Stella! (#Stellawrites) Right now, I work as a K-6 instructional coach in a Title I school. I love working and learning with teachers and students every day! Please see my website www.janielwagstaff.com, and join me at Literacy Matters on Facebook, or Twitter & instagram @janielwagstaff.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a constructivist, at heart. I believe in hands-on, minds-on, active, reflective, personally-relevant learning for all children! BALANCE and PURPOSE are key and JOY is always a given!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Best of State Teacher of the Year for Utah Horizon Award Winner for Davis School District Featured member International Literacy Association

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA University of Utah MED University of Utah Certifications in Early Childhood Ed. and Elementary Ed. Endorsements in Reading Levels I and II and ESL Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of the Stella Writes picture book series (published by SDE and in May, 2018 by Scholastic). Author of 15 professional books for teachers: (From Scholastic): 85 Differentiated Word Sorts (2017) Quick Start to Writing Workshop Success (2011), Using Name Walls to Teaching Reading and Writing (2009), 20 Tricky Writing Problems Solved (2004), 20 Weekly Word Study Poetry Packets (2003), Irresistible Sound Matching Sheets and Lessons That Build Phonemic Awareness (2003), Teaching Reading and Writing With Word Walls (1999), Phonics That Work! New Strategies for the Reading/Writing Classroom (1994); (From Corwin Literacy): The Common Core Companion Booster Lessons K-2 (2016); (From Stenhouse) We Can Do This! Student Mentor Texts that Teach and Inspire K-2 (2017). Stella Writes An Opinion (2015), Stella and Class Information Experts (2015), Stella Tells Her Story (2015), Stella: Poet Extraordinaire (2016) (published by SDE and in May, 2018 by Scholastic).

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