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UPDATED FEBRUARY 2017! Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Often, main idea is taught by having students identify the topic sentence, but this doesn't always work. This resource helps scaffold students into having a true
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This resource contains 9 no prep printables to help students celebrate the end of the year while also doing a little thinking. Just print and go! Save over 20% when you buy this as part of my End of the Year: Bundle! The end of the year
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Equivalent Fractions: Help students master equivalent fractions using a variety of activities! Save over 30% when you buy this as part of my Fractions: Mega Bundle. This product includes: -6 worksheets that help students develop a true
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This text feature resource encourages students not only to identify text features found in nonfiction text, but to explain the purpose of the text features. Save over 35% when you buy this as part of my Reading Skills Bundle! The following is
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This resource helps to teach students some of the difficult skills associated with probability. Students learn and practice vocabulary associated with probability (certain, impossible, likely, unlikely, and equally likely). Then, students
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Character Traits Task Cards - A fun way for students to practice the vocabulary associated with character traits. Students must read the task card, and then use the clues to make an inference about a character's traits. Save over 25% when you
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Cause and Effect: This cause and effect packet provides a huge assortment of activities to help students come to a thorough understanding of cause and effect. In order for students to truly understand the complex skill of cause and effect, they
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Compare and Contrast: This 45 page compare and contrast product allows students to compare and contrast nonfiction texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram. If you are also looking for fiction compare and contrast
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Point of view is not just about first or third person! Although this resource has a few activities that help students understand first and third person point of view, it also covers other point of view skills. This product focuses on points of
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Fractions Bundle: Fractions can be difficult for many students, but this fraction product can help. It includes 5 of my fraction products bundled together into a 105 page product! ALL OF THE FILES IN THIS FRACTION PRODUCT ARE PDFs. If you want
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Prefix and Suffix practice! Students use common prefixes and suffixes to build different words using the same root word. This activity gives students practice manipulating and reading common prefixes and suffixes, and it also shows students how
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First Day of School Activities: Ice Breaker Question Cards. This back to school resource includes 24 ice breaker question cards for small groups or pairs of students to use to help them get to know their new classmates on the first day of school.
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These reusable Sub Plans make sick days much less stressful because these sub plans can be used over and over again with any fiction book that has characters! Simply print and make multiple copies of the sub plans. For each day that you need to be
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Cause and Effect Task Cards: This product contains 24 cause and effect task cards. Students must read a short paragraph, and then determine the cause or effect of an event. A fun way to practice cause and effect skills! Check out the preview to
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For black history month, have students research a famous African American and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month project includes: -a graphic organizer to help students research their African
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Making Inferences About Emotion Task Cards: Help your students improve their inferencing skills. Often, students encounter text where they must make an inference about a character's emotions. These task cards allow for scaffolded practice with
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Main Idea Centers: This 31 page product contains 3 main idea centers for you to use in your classroom. Save over 20% when you buy this as part of my Main Idea Activities Bundle! This resource includes the following 3 main idea centers: First
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This Thanksgiving activities resource contains 8 ready-to-use, no prep printables to help you celebrate Thanksgiving in the classroom while also having your students do some learning. Save 20% when you buy this as part of my Thanksgiving Reading
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Inference Practice: This bundle contains my 3 inferencing task card products, giving you a total of 64 task cards to help your students practice their inference skills. Save over 15% when you buy the bundle. It includes: -Making Inference
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This resource contains 8 no-prep activities to help students celebrate Christmas. The Christmas activities include: -an acrostic poem -a Christmas themed Find Somebody Who -a Christmas word search -an A-Z Christmas Word Activity -a venn diagram to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 6 years. Most of this time was spent in 3rd grade, but I have also worked with Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Many of my products are geared toward struggling students who need additional scaffolding in order to be successful. I love building confidence and ability in students who don't have it!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and am currently working on my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on ELL learners.

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