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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, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$7.50
5,328
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By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.25
2,289
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By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$6.75
1,725
Digital Download PDF (6.06 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This 31 page resource contains 3 low prep 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 -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$4.00
1,616
Digital Download PDF (22.07 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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7
$11.25
$8.50
1,757
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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.3.4
$5.75
1,191
Digital Download PDF (15.49 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, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.3
$2.00
1,441
Digital Download PDF (7.11 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, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.2
$5.25
1,098
Digital Download PDF (9.87 MB)
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, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.9
$6.00
1,316
Digital Download PDF (11.51 MB)
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:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.25
$7.25
1,343
Bundle
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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.6, RL.4.6
$5.50
1,311
Digital Download PDF (10.58 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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 easier on you. You save 20% when you buy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RI.4.2
$10.50
$8.40
1,068
Bundle
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (Math), Statistics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers
$4.75
1,083
Digital Download PDF (3.62 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This low prep back to school resource is an easy way to help your students get to know each other so you can build a positive classroom environment the first day of school! There are 24 fun ice breaker questions that you can use with partners,
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
SL.2.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.4.1b, SL.5.1b
$2.00
734
Digital Download PDF (12.27 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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
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
607
Digital Download PDF (10.13 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
This mostly no prep 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
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NF.A.2, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$6.00
722
Digital Download PDF (5.59 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
939
Digital Download PDF (9.56 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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 on each other to help you scaffold and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.2
$5.25
529
Digital Download PDF (25.32 MB)
By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.3.5, W.3.7
$3.50
676
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By Kalena Baker - Teaching Made Practical
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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3d, RF.3.3a
$2.00
757
Digital Download PDF (1.21 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!

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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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