Janiel Wagstaff

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By Janiel Wagstaff
Cross-curricular poems for fluency, word work, and your Word Wall in both print and digital (distance learning) formats! This K-2 resource includes sixteen highly engaging cross-curricular poems you’ll love! Teach about health, safety, holidays,
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$6.00
968
Digital Download PDF (7.02 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Poetry for phonics, fluency, word sorts and your Word Wall! Short and long vowels, variant vowels, consonant digraphs and blends PLUS corresponding word work (word sorts), fluency practice (formatted for timed, repeated readings and performances),
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$6.00
478
Digital Download PDF (10.67 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
$4.50
86
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
The best elaboration writing lessons delivered via Power Point. Ready to go! 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,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Lesson
$5.50
22
Digital Download ZIP (6.27 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Get effective literacy help! With these guides, your volunteers, tutors, or aides will know exactly what to do to help with reading and writing with little effort on your part! This BUNDLE includes every step-by-step, time saving grades 2-6th guide
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
31
Digital Download PDF (13.95 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Poetry, fluency, and word work with cross-curricular themes AND phonics-based poetry with fluency and word work--my two best-selling poetry products bundled together! This bundle contains my two, all-time best selling poetry products--to save you
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$12.00
$7.50
20
Digital Download PDF (28.48 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
This is a growing bundle of delightfully fun Christmas poetry! Each is formatted for fluency practice--timed, repeated readings AND reader's theaters! Fun and skill practice in one! All poems are in full-color and black and white. Project the
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$5.50
55
Digital Download PDF (7.61 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
46
Digital Download PDF (7.41 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Rhyming poems with fluency practice for St. Patrick's Day! I developed them in color and black and white with accompanying pages of fluency practice that can be sent home or used in school.Enjoy! I'd love for you to follow my store and leave
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
21
Digital Download PDF (1.94 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Growing bundle of engaging Thanksgiving and Christmas poetry formatted for fluency practice (timed, repeated readings) and for Reader's Theater! Fun and skill practice in one! All poems are in full-color and black and white. Project the poems for
Subjects:
Reading, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$6.50
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
32
Digital Download PDF (7.60 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Get effective literacy help! With these guides, your volunteers, tutors, or aides will know exactly what to do to assist with reading and writing with little effort on your part! This BUNDLE includes every step-by-step, time saving K-1 guide in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$9.00
$6.00
43
Digital Download PDF (14.18 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:
Reading, Writing, Coaching
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$4.50
27
Digital Download PPTX (5.30 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:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
$5.50
14
Digital Download PDF (1.55 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, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
24
Digital Download PDF (5.17 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
FUN school themed poems (K-2)! Several for Back To School. Reinforce rules, management, and routines. Includes poems about reading, writing, math and recess. All are engaging, sing-songy, delights! You’ll get 11 original poems in 3 formats:
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
$1.00
72
Digital Download PDF (10.69 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
17
Digital Download PDF (7.24 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
Digital Download PDF (5.88 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:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$3.50
39
Digital Download PDF (15.41 MB)
By Janiel Wagstaff
Clever poem to motivate your readers for Back to School or the end of the school year. It's a fun rhyme that encourages students to read everything, everywhere, any time. Leads to a great conversation about all the reading that surrounds us every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
35
Digital Download PDF (2.71 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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