Jennifer Swiatko

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By Jennifer Swiatko
A weekly reading response log (Monday-Thursday) for students to complete their homework on. Students are to read 20-30 minutes, then fill in each day's response based on their reading. Easy to check in daily. *In Word document for easy changes to
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homework
$1.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Jennifer Swiatko
Let your students go on a scavenger hunt to locate 12 nonfiction text features. Not only do they locate, but describe what they have found!
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Jennifer Swiatko
This form allows students to set goals for their big reading assessments 3 times a year (fall, winter, spring) and reflect/rate themselves on how they did in reaching their goal. Simple and easy to follow form!!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
Get students motivated to read and branch out on the genres they read! Cut & create a bulletin board. Place students' names by the genre badge after they read a book and completed the mini report! **Mini-Reports can be found in my TpT store**
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A great way for students to get to know the new friends in their class! Gives them an opportunity to walk around and introduce themselves to other students and find out what they have in common with each other!
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
This is a behavior tactic I use in my room. I created small "desk-size" cards to put on their desks as gentle reminders of what they are supposed to do when I am counting down from 5.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
This page is one created to ensure that your substitute leaves you at least some information while you were out of the classroom. I have found that some subs just check things off as they complete them or don't leave any notes, unless they are
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A great and simple page that you can use when conferring with students during independent work time or reading groups. It has 4 slots on a page, and could easily be double-sided to have 8! Within each box you can give the child a compliment, a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A great parent contact log. Each student can have their own form, which you can fill out with their individual info for easy access.
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
Allows for students to set their goals throughout the year for formal assessments, such as DRA2, Fountas & Pinnell, etc.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A great way to review or introduce sequencing. Uses making a peanut butter & jelly sandwich--something all kids know how to do! Students cut out the 5 pictures at the bottom and paste them in order in the blank space provided above. I also had
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
3.3
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A great way to keep students organized. Give students a copy of their daily schedule for the classroom and their specials. These are great to keep in their binders and for parents to see as well. Super helpful for students who have more than 1
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A list of prompts that can be used for in class readers response or homework. My students get a new list each quarter to paste in their homework response notebooks. Each night they choose a different prompt. Half are fiction, the other half are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Classroom Forms
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Jennifer Swiatko
Perfect for students to cut and paste into their reading notebook for guided reading groups or literature circles. Gives them simple instructions on what each jobs' tasks are.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Literature Circles
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
These reading genre report forms are for the following genres: biography, fantasy, poetry, informational, historical fiction, adventure and mystery. They accompany the Reading Genre Badges, also in my store. After a student reads one of the
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jennifer Swiatko
An activity board of 15 fun activities to do with word study words!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A small desktop reminder for what the morning procedures are in your classroom.
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Printables
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By Jennifer Swiatko
Newspapers have headlines or titles which give readers a glimpse into what the articles might be about. Choose one headline/title and predict what you think it might be about. Then write a summary of the article, and draw a picture to match.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
An easy way to help students keep track of their notebooks! Helps cut down on time of students writing on their notebook when getting organized at beginning of the year.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Jennifer Swiatko
A quick and easy way for students to reflect on their missing work. Also a great way to share with parents and keep track of who is missing work during the week!
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Homework, For Parents
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 10th year of teaching. I have spent seven of those years in 4th grade, and one in 3rd, where I had the opportunity to loop up with my kids. This year I am making the transition down to 2nd grade, and I am very excited for it! All of my years have been spent in a Title I school. My first school in Manassas, VA was 75% Hispanic. It was an amazing experience to set my career off on the right path. One of my years was spent working with our inclusion teacher all day. I also worked in both a standard classroom setting, but also in a block schedule where I only taught reading & math. I was part of two curriculum writing teams--math & writing, with our Deputy Superintendent. The students were amazing and worked very hard. I know teach in Charlotte, NC at a school that is aspiring to be a 90/90/90 school. Both years, I have worked in a departmentalized setting. Last year I only taught literacy, and this year I continue to teach literacy and science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to have my students be the discoverers and teachers in my room. Of course, I do facilitate learning, but want my students to be able to have experiences doing things and teaching others to really retain their learning. I often play off of their learning styles or multiple intelligences in my planning as well. I use many Kagan strategies to help facilitate an effective classroom setting.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2006 I was awarded Honorable Mention for Michigan Student Teacher of the Year. In 2007, my 4th grade team was awarded with a $5,000 grant from Dollar General for classroom books that promoted diversity and global awareness.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, MI with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a major in Sciences. In 2010 I graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with my Master's in Curriculum & Instruction, with a concentration on Reading. I am went to Gardner Webb University here in Charlotte, NC to get my Administrative License.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I married my high school sweetheart. We had our first baby girl in November 2014--Alexandra! She is the love of our lives! I am proud to be from Detroit, MI. I am a HUGE baseball fan--GO Tigers! I love to travel and explore different parts of the world. And I just recently got into running. In May 2012, I ran my first half marathon, and in October 2013 I ran a FULL marathon in Detroit!

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