Jess Firestone

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United States - Oregon - Portland
Jess Firestone
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We learn, we laugh, and we never give up! ¡Se rie, se aprende y nunca se rinde!
 
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I don't know what to write," mumbled a student or five in every single classroom every day. Pictures are great ways to get students' words flowing. I have had years where we started every day with a picture write and share. The past couple of years
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Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Jess Firestone
"No sé que escribir" mumbled a student or five in every single classroom every day. Pictures are great ways to get students' words flowing. I have had years where we started every day with a picture write and share. The past couple of years I have
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Spanish
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Jess Firestone
Send your students home this summer with their very own Summer Reading Passport! This booklet-style passport encourages students to continue reading for pleasure over summer vacation by suggesting a new reading theme each week. There are twelve
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Reading, Summer, End of Year
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Other, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Jess Firestone
I start my year teaching a room full of emerging English writers. Using Todd Parr and Mo Willems as models, students quickly overcome their feelings of "I don't know how to write in English!" Included are charts I use, student work, and sentence
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Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 2005 in public schools in Portland and Woodburn, Oregon. I currently teach 2nd grade in a Dual Immersion English/ Spanish program. I will be teaching in a small international school in the Dominican Republic during the 2014-15 school year.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I tend towards the big projects, elaborate ideas, and big messes. My goal every year is for my students to leave my room in love with reading and confident that they can learn whatever they want to learn. I have always taught way too many students at once- 31 seven-year-olds this year- and their levels run the gamut. If you walk into my classroom you are likely to see students working cooperatively or independently while I meet with small groups of kids, or perhaps all the chairs in the room in lines as we prepare to board the "airplane" to Bolivia for a month of nation study.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leadership Team Member 2012-14 Parent Involvement Award 2008

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, Wesleyan University, 2001 MAT, Lewis and Clark College, 2006 ESOL Program, Lewis and Clark College, 2008 Oregon Writing Project, 2013-14

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to write and am happy to write on demand. Need a book about your class pet giraffe or a reader's theater about worms? All you have to do is ask.

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