John Blake
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This is my most popular lesson plan template. I like that this one has the basic framework of each period listed on the left and then blank space for each day to allow for notes & reminders. My completed version comes out to two landscape pages,
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Over 2,600 copies of my lesson plan templates have been downloaded! Check out my latest lesson plan template that provides space for literacy and math work stations. This three-page document also includes planning space for Benchmark, Strategic, and
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Looking for some help to organize your lesson plans? Look no further than our Easy-to-Use Weekly Elementary Lesson Plan Template! Use this template to plan out your school week in an easy-to-manage format. The two-page design includes space for
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'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
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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
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Work Stations, as described by Debbie Diller, are a great way to provide independent practice for your students at their individual levels. While many of us use centers, learning stations, and other versions of the same concept, Diller's work
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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
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***Please leave feedback after you try this product!*** I like to keep my lesson plans neat and organized. One way to do this is to keep them in a 3-ring binder. This lesson plan template covers 2 pages to allow plenty of room for each subject. This
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*** 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
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I love using literacy and math workstations as a way for students to independently practice skills we cover in class. These quick and easy stations provide a multitude of activities from which students can choose, which allows for easy
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One of the goals I have for my students is for them to work independently, making good use of their time. Isn't this true for all of us? I developed this "Things to Do" list to help my students track their progress on weekly assignments during our
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Many of you are familiar with some of my other lesson plan templates, including the Versatile Elementary Grades Lesson Plans, which consolidates as much information as possible into the smallest amount of space. For 18 years this has been the type
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If you're like me, you don't have time to flip through multi-page lesson plans while you are teaching. I developed this one-page lesson plan template that fits on one legal-size sheet. It allows me to write clear and concise plans that I can have
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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.
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We start every day the same way with the same routine from day one to the last day; children need this kind of consistency to feel secure and comfortable. At the beginning of the year I walk my students through the routine, but after a while they
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Need a simple way to keep your students' families up to date with what's going on in your classroom? Use this easy-to-edit Word document to create a weekly newsletter that you can not only send home with your students each week, but you can also
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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
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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
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***Please leave feedback to let me know what you think of this product.*** I use many different rewards in my classroom to encourage student participation and good behavior. One of the rewards that is most popular with my students is the "Sit with a
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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
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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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