Kara Nelson

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These posters were created to simplify the 8 math practices for both students and teachers. Each poster includes essential questions designed to push student thinking.
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Students rotate around the room to edit and revise their writing. You could have students use a different colored pencil at each station as the posters are all different colors (blue, green, pink, orange, yellow, purple). You may also want to teach
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This Common Core performance task is inspired by the Smarter Balance Performance Tasks. The goal is for students to apply their multiplication and division skills to solve real-life problems in their own candy shop!
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At the end of the year, my students (grades 3-5) have always watched Charlotte's Web. I created this activity booklet to align this unit with Common Core Standards. Students will analyze the setting of the movie, assign character traits &
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This Common Core performance task is inspired by the Smarter Balance Performance Tasks. The goal is for students to apply their understanding of area to solve real-life problems as a home builder.
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Here are 10 different graphic organizers to use with fictional and/or informational texts. Each page focuses on teaching the reading strategy, Determining Importance. At the beginning of my Reader’s Workshop time period, I like to model how to use a
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Students will develop word analysis and decoding skills by researching the meanings of words that share common Greek root words. I have also created word studies based on prefixes, suffixes, and Latin root words.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
Grades:
3rd
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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Students will develop word analysis and decoding skills by researching the meanings of words that share common Latin root words. I have also created word studies based on prefixes, suffixes, and Greek root words.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Using these handouts, students can create all of the arrays up to 100. (1x1 all the way up to 10x10). Students can create each array using manipulatives (pennies, interlocking cubes, unit cubes, M&Ms, etc.). Then have students draw
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Here are 18 math properties that are relevant to 3rd-5th grades! Each poster provides a model to aid understanding.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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I recently taught this unit with my students and they absolutely loved it! This unit includes introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion outlines. It also includes linking phrases (or sentence prompts) for students to use throughout a 5 paragraph
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I've created Common Core Math Assessments for each unit in 3rd grade. Each assessment packet begins with simpler concepts and builds to more complex concepts, such as two-step problem solving. These tests can be used as formative or summative
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3rd
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for eight years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Each day, I try to provide a learning environment that is both rigorous and supportive.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was nominated for Washington State Teacher of the Year in 2011. I won a Mariners Teacher of the Week Award. I was one of 25 teachers in Washington State to be recognized.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a National Board Certified Teacher. I have my Masters Degree in Elementary Education and am currently seeking a second Masters Degree in Administration.

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