Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical

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Teaching main idea can be frustrating. This main idea resource helps scaffold students into having a true understanding of the difference between main idea and key details. Students will get to practice their main idea skills in both fiction and
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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! These activities can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your needs - as end of year morning
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Help make teaching equivalent fractions easier and more understandable for your students - This unit starts with a basic introduction to equivalent fractions, and then is scaffolded with visuals to help your students master this skill as the
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This nonfiction 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
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These character traits task cards are a fun way for students to practice the vocabulary associated with character traits. Each task card contains a short reading passage. Students must read the task card, and then use the clues to make an
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This 45 page compare and contrast resource helps you teach comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts / informational texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the
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This 31 page resource contains 3 main idea center activities for you to use in your classroom. These games are an engaging, hands on way to help your students be better able to differentiate between main idea and supporting details in nonfiction /
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This resource can help make teaching probability easier and makes a great probability introduction. Students learn and practice probability vocabulary (certain, impossible, likely, unlikely, and equally likely). Then, students apply the
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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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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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This back to school resource includes 24 ice breaker question cards. Use these fun questions to stimulate conversation and help students get to know each other. This can be used as a back to school activity for whole group, small groups, or pairs
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This character trait resource contains no prep reading and writing activities to help you teach character traits. Students practice identifying character traits within both shorter and longer texts. There are activities / graphic organizers to go
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These reusable emergency sub plans make sick days much less stressful because the 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
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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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This resource contains nonfiction reading passages and activities to help students build a better understanding of what makes a good summary when summarizing informational text. The activities build on each other to help you scaffold and
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This fraction resource is a bundle of 5 of my fraction resources. It covers a variety of fraction concepts, including equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, fractions of a set, and other activities for fraction review. Many of the activities
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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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For black history month, have students research a famous African American person and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month research project includes: -a graphic organizer to help students research their
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This resource is scaffolded to help students develop a thorough understanding of fractions on a number line. It includes worksheets, activities, task cards, centers, and more that cover this skill in a variety of ways to help make teaching
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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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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.


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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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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