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By Jen's Literacy Spot
These resources are designed to engage readers, support nonfiction reading comprehension skills, and extend learning for the book Rhinos in Nebraska by Alison Pearce Stevens. Check out her website apstevens.com for additional information.Activities
Subjects:
Science, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RF.3.3b
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
Start the first days back to school with a laugh! These six short Mad Lib friendly letters make a great bell work or lesson warm up activity. Students fold the paper, complete the 10-word list, fill in the blanks, or swap with a partner and fill in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
Personalize student files, folders, or notebooks with name tags that include reading interests and goals.Includes four designs and reference pages for students to use when filling out their name tag. What's Included:4 name tag variationsGenres and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
Keep students motivated to read this summer with a variety of reading challenges! These activities provide opportunities to explore different types of reading. Students choose an activity from the list and pick mystery picture squares to glue onto a
Subjects:
Literature, Summer, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
This original poem compares an experience of reading to swimming. Questions and an answer key are included. Students are asked to identify reading elements and terms mentioned in the poem as well as reflect on their experience as readers. The poem
Subjects:
Poetry, Summer, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
This original poem bookmark could be used as a welcome back gift or to kick off a discussion about important reading comprehension skills and strategies.Tips/Suggestions:Print on cardstock for a more durable bookmark.Have students underline reading
Subjects:
Back to School, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.25
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By Jen's Literacy Spot
Get students moving and talking about reading! This fun and interactive activity is perfect for the first day of school. Select from two different grids. Students gather signatures as they learn interesting information about each other’s reading
Subjects:
Literature, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By Jen's Literacy Spot
This form is designed to help reading specialists manage requests for extra reading support. Teachers complete the top part: identify the student, check reading skills they are concerned about, and provide other brief information which is valuable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Jen's Literacy Spot
I created these forms to help teachers communicate with students, resource teachers, and parents about finished or unfinished assignments. I’ve found it is helpful to communicate specific details regarding corrections or skills students need to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homework, Printables, Classroom Forms
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 25 years of experience as an educator. I spent over ten years as a classroom teacher for primary and middle-grade students. For the past fourteen years, I’ve been a reading specialist working with individual and small groups of students from kindergarten to eighth grade on reading, English, writing, and organizational skills. In addition, I’m active on school improvement committees and serve as a resource to teachers and parents.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in helping students succeed by setting goals, finding creative ways to connect learning to personal interests, guiding each step, building confidence, and celebrating all the big and small successes in their journey. Each day I strive to provide consistency and model patience, perseverance, positive thinking, and joy for my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Archdiocese of Omaha Urban Elementary Educator of the Year 2020 Early on in my career a student came up to me after class and said, “Do you know your eyes sparkle when you teach us?" She had put into words what I felt-- joy. It made me realize teaching was so much more than a job.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Elementary Education, Creighton University (1992); M.S. Reading, University of Nebraska at Omaha (1998)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I’m a wife and mom of three kids in high school and college. When I’m not teaching I’m writing middle-grade fiction manuscripts, working puzzles, and going for walks.

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