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Janiel Wagstaff

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By Janiel Wagstaff
Cross-curricular poems for fluency, word work, and your Word Wall! 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,
Subjects:
Poetry, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$5.00
921
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Poetry for phonics, fluency, word sorts and your Word Wall! 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),
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$5.00
436
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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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$3.50
51
Digital Download PDF (7.61 MB)
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 Strategies, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$4.00
77
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
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:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
21
Digital Download ZIP (6.27 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 with a focus on comprehension in grades 2-6. The guides are written to be used
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Reading
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
45
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By Janiel Wagstaff
Get effective literacy help from your volunteers, tutors, or aides with little effort! This BUNDLE includes every step-by-step, time saving K-1 guide in the two products below. Please click the links to see the feedback on the individual guides
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
41
Digital Download PDF (14.18 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Get effective literacy help from your volunteers, tutors, or aides with little effort! This BUNDLE includes every step-by-step, time saving grades 2-6th guide in the two products below. Please click the links to see the feedback on the individual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
29
Digital Download PDF (13.95 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Elaboration is hard for students! “Get Your Elaboration On!” is here to provide the EXPERT help they need to be successful! These Google Slides are prepped and ready to assign to students, covering 4 less common, powerful elaboration techniques
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
13
Digital Download PDF (1.55 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
ALL THE POETRY with over 850 four star ratings and amazing feedback! Just bundled! This bundle contains my two, all-time best selling poetry products--to save you money and to spread the poetry joy! Each product is priced at $5 so $6 is a huge
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$10.00
$6.00
17
Digital Download PDF (28.48 MB)
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:
Writing, Coaching, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Adult Education, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
26
Digital Download PPTX (5.30 MB)
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
22
Digital Download PDF (5.17 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
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, math and recess. You’ll get
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
68
Digital Download PDF (10.69 MB)
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
17
Digital Download PDF (1.53 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 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
34
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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:
Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Specialty
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$8.00
$3.50
55
Digital Download ZIP (137.61 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:
Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (9.90 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:
Literature, Informational Text, Reading
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
31
Digital Download PDF (7.60 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
27 original, high-resolution, winter-themed landscape images for lifetime personal and commercial use. Just add your text or images to create an attractive, eye-catching, professional PRODUCT COVER, BLOG POST, PRESENTATION, FACEBOOK POST, INSTAGRAM
Subjects:
Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Specialty
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$2.00
39
Digital Download ZIP (162.88 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Here are seven original poems perfect for Halloween, October and fall each with corresponding language arts task cards. Just print and teach! Students love 'em!You get two versions of the poems: full color and black and white. Read aloud, use
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Halloween, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$3.50
16
Digital Download PDF (7.24 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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