John Blake

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United States - Louisiana - Mandeville
John Blake
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By John Blake
*** One of my top-selling products! *** The Dolch Sight Word Lists are a valuable resource for ELA teachers in grades K-3rd. As students master these words, they become more fluent readers. Sometimes keeping up with students' progress with the five
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$6.00
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By John Blake
To help keep track of my students who are in need of progress monitoring with the DIBELS assessment, I created this easy-to-use spreadsheet. I linked the data to a graph that gives the user a visual representation of the student data. Just save one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Excel Spreadsheets, Classroom Forms
$2.00
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By John Blake
'Tis the season for progress monitoring and tracking your students' performance on the DIBELS NEXT assessments. These easy-to-use Excel spreadsheets will help you track individual students' performance on the benchmark and progress monitoring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Excel Spreadsheets, Classroom Forms
$4.00
49
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By John Blake
We all have those students who need a little extra attention to help keep them on task. One of our primary goals with these students is getting them to the point where they are monitoring their own behavior, releasing us from the responsibility.
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$2.00
23
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By John Blake
Working with small groups for reading instruction is a great way to reach every student at his/her level of instruction. Planning and organizing small groups can be a challenge, but it is worth it to see your students progress at their own pace. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.50
22
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By John Blake
After 20 years of teaching spelling to my students, I have finally found the system that works perfectly for my students! I've paired an individualized spelling program with the word lists found in the Treasures Reading Series (2nd grade) to create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
36
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By John Blake
Keeping up with my students' reading fluency is an easy task when I use this simple, informal assessment tool. Rather than having a standard text that all students read, I can choose any book at an appropriate level, whether it's a cold read or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.50
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By John Blake
This form is completed by my students after hearing one of our Super Readers share his/her book with a group. Students are assigned a specific day each week as their "Super Reader" day. They are to prepare a book of their choosing to share with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.50
8
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By John Blake
To help keep track of my students who are in need of progress monitoring with the DIBELS assessment, I created this easy-to-use spreadsheet. I linked the data to a graph that gives the user a visual representation of the student data. Just save one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Computation, Classroom Forms
$2.00
2
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By John Blake
This is a letter I send home with my students during the first week of school. The document is editable, so you can change any details you need to make it work for your classroom. It explains the Super Reader program that we use in our classroom to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By John Blake
One of our weekly math activities is an estimation center. Each student completes a copy of this form during the week and then we announce the person who came closest to the actual amount on Friday; that person wins the prize for the week. I try to
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Computation
$1.50
2
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By John Blake
Want to keep yourself and your students accountable? Try these convenient behavior tickets. Based on the 3 basic rules of respect, responsibility, and control, these handy tickets will remind you and your students of specific behavior incidents. In
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By John Blake
Howdy Pardners! It's time to bring the Old West to your classroom with our Western Behavior Charts. Based on the popular positive-reinforcement charts, our Western Behavior Charts have seven sections. Students start in the middle of the chart and
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (1.36 MB)
By John Blake
What better way to end the school year with your students than by using these 15 awesome products in your classroom? The products are some of our favorites and have been classroom-tested. Here's what you'll find in the bundle: DIBELS NEXT Progress
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$40.00
$12.00
Digital Download ZIP (9.93 MB)
By John Blake
Tired of the same old spelling tests? Looking for something new to assess your students on their weekly spelling words? Look no further... Recently, my grade level buddies and I decided that we needed something new to assess our students' spelling
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
FREE
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By John Blake
***Please leave feedback to let me know how you like this product.*** Students who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, or those who just show characteristics of these conditions, are showing up in my classroom more frequently than before. I try to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
FREE
55
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 21 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years, then 2nd grade for 15 years, and now I am going back to 1st grade. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also work as the web manager and technology point person for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, instead of JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award

Tech4Learning's Innovative Educator Award

Numerous website awards

15 Donors Choose grants awarded

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Think Ink Essay Contest Winner

PTA Honorary Life Service award

3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest (My "Writing Center Caddy" is still sold in their catalog today.)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S., Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

M.Ed., Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

Ed.S., Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married 21 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. We have three awesome kiddos! We also have one very spoiled Schnoodle! :)

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