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By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Teaching main idea and supporting details can be frustrating and difficult for students to understand - this best selling resource will change that. It is scaffolded to help all of your students - even your struggling students - better understand
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$7.50
5,709
Digital Download PDF (15.46 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
$11.25
$8.50
1,857
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Help make teaching equivalent fractions easier and more understandable for your students with this low prep unit, now available as Google Slides / Google Classroom for distance learning.This unit starts with a basic introduction to equivalent
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$6.75
1,876
Digital Download PDF (8.70 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Includes both a print and digital version - This resource combines 2 resources for summarizing text - Summarizing Nonfiction and Summarizing Fiction. These no prep lessons and activities make creating an effective and engaging summarizing unit much
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RI.4.2
$11.00
$8.80
1,389
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This resource makes it easy for you to teach comparing and contrasting in nonfiction texts / informational texts so that your students develop a thorough understanding. Students will have the opportunity to compare two topics in the same text, as
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.9
$6.00
1,428
Digital Download PDF (11.56 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Point of view is not just about first or third person! Although this resource has a few activities that will help students understand first and third person point of view, it also covers other essential point of view skills within fiction /
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.6, RL.4.6
$5.50
1,401
Digital Download PDF (10.58 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
These no prep 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 make several class sets of copies to easily create emergency sub plans that you
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Literature, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
1,084
Digital Download PDF (9.56 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3
$2.00
1,577
Digital Download PDF (7.12 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This is a bundle of my 3 best selling main idea resources so you can save time planning lessons while still making sure your students understand this difficult skill. Using this resource will help your students have a firm grasp on how to find the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$14.50
$10.50
762
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.3.4
$5.75
1,375
Digital Download PDF (16.90 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This no prep 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.2
$5.50
1,303
Digital Download PDF (13.14 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
6 of my character traits resources bundled together to help your students develop a thorough understanding of character traits. This resource has reading passages and graphic organizers, cut and paste activities, task cards, cut and paste
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$19.50
$13.00
484
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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 must experience it in
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$9.25
$7.25
1,407
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This low prep 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 - especially in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Games
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$4.00
1,791
Digital Download PDF (24.48 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This resource contains 10 no prep printables to help students celebrate the end of the year while also practicing some literacy skills. Just print and go! These activities can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your needs - as end of year
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.25
2,429
Digital Download PDF (5.88 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This low prep reading skills bundle is a collection of my best selling reading comprehension resources. It addresses main idea, comparing and contrasting, point of view, text features, cause and effect, and character traits. Save over 35% when you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$44.25
$29.00
833
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Includes both a print and digital version - This no prep resource contains fiction reading passages and activities to help students build a better understanding of what makes a good summary and to help them summarize stories. The activities build
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$5.50
668
Digital Download PDF (30.00 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Help your students build the place value skills necessary to be successful at rounding numbers. These mostly no prep scaffolded rounding activities start from very basic and become increasingly more difficult, making it easier for you to
Subjects:
Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.3
$12.00
$8.25
418
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This low prep resource has 264 questions that you can use all year as a "get to know you" activity, conversation starters, or as writing prompts all year long. The questions are related to monthly events and facilitate safe conversation for all
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.2.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.4.1b, SL.5.1b
$20.00
$11.50
328
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
These character traits lists can be used to help expand your students' character trait vocabulary. You can use them in a display or bulletin board, to help you create a word wall, to have students include them in their reading notebooks, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.50
327
Digital Download PDF (4.17 MB)
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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!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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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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