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By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Teaching main idea and supporting details can be frustrating for teachers and difficult for students to understand. This resource is scaffolded to help all of your students - even your struggling students - better understand main idea and key
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$7.00
5,889
Digital Download PDF (32.26 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
1,252
Digital Download PDF (9.56 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This summarizing bundle has everything you need to help your students be successful with this difficult skill! It combines 2 resources for summarizing practice - Summarizing Nonfiction and Summarizing Fiction. These no prep lessons and activities
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
1,566
Bundle
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 25% when you buy the bundle!The following is included in this text
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
$8.25
1,924
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This resource contains 15 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
$3.00
2,532
Digital Download PDF (3.45 MB)
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
1,952
Digital Download PDF (8.70 MB)
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
1,446
Digital Download PDF (16.90 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:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$44.75
$29.00
858
Bundle
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
1,426
Digital Download PDF (13.14 MB)
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:
Google Apps, Centers, Games
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$4.00
1,884
Digital Download PDF (24.48 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:
Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$19.50
$13.00
522
Bundle
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
1,650
Digital Download PDF (7.12 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This low prep resource helps introduce students to nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, and then allows them to practice and develop their understanding of these parts of speech through activities, centers, cut and paste sorts, a scavenger hunt,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1a
$4.50
276
Digital Download PDF (7.08 MB)
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
351
Bundle
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:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$14.50
$10.50
844
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:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$9.25
$7.25
1,449
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
730
Digital Download PDF (30.00 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
A list of common themes in literature. The first page has a list of word or phrase themes common in literature - particularly children's literature. The last three pages are lists of common themes in sentence form. These lists are geared towards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.75
288
Digital Download PDF (3.97 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
Use these multisyllabic word lists to help you as you teach your students to decode 2, 3, 4, and 5 syllable words. Or, use these word lists to help your students practice their multisyllabic word decoding skills / to practice different phonics
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, RF.4.3
$2.50
172
Digital Download PDF (4.62 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This compare and contrast essay writing resource provides scaffolding so even your struggling students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice. Differentiated rough drafts and a teacher model make
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5
$3.75
766
Digital Download PDF (10.13 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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