Kate Searcy

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Kate Searcy
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Add some color to your classroom curriculum binders with these labels. They are perfect for two and three inch binders. Matching spine and cover inserts make it easy for you to see what you need. Labels include: Social
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Classroom Posters and Math Practices Student Desk Reminders for the corner of their desk. These desk reminders fit 3.5x3.5 adhesive square label pockets and can be attached to desk, tables, or folders. Students can keep these on a ring or clip for
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Everything you need for efficient guided and strategic groups, data tracking, and reporting for standards based grading. These are the same pages that I use in my classroom each day. The planning pages help me use my time efficiently in small groups
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Help your students build comprehension with close reading strategies using text dependent sentence starters on these bookmarks. Use these to help guide discussion, share ideas during and after reading, and provide focus for independent
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Thank you so much for purchasing my guided math packet with editable pages. This collection of resources is to help make your life easier! It has mine! It will help guide planning, track data, and provide visuals in the classroom for organization,
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What to help your students learn how to discuss reading fictional texts through close reading observations? This is the perfect worksheet to help you get started! This worksheet packet focuses on the close reading strategies gathering ideas that
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What to help your students learn how to discuss reading fictional texts through close reading observations? This is the perfect worksheet to help you get started! This worksheet focuses on the contrasting and contradicting ideas that author
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Close Reading Constrasting and Contradicting Partner Discussion page helps students to discuss how the author showed the reader how the character acts in a different way that expected. This worksheet works well with the leading question "Why would
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This is intended for those teachers, home school teachers, and mommies to use with children still napping or needing some encouragement to go to sleep or sleep through the night. Once the child wakes they get a sleep ticket. It is up to you what
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Teach your students close reading strategies. This common core aligned packet of worksheets helps guide instruction, small group practice, partner work/discussions, and independent learning to learn strategies for close reading. Topics
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Teach strategies for close reading using sign posts that students can notice on their own as they read. Create an intellectual community where students are encouraged to eb risk takers, to be curious, to eb will to try and fail, and be more
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This lesson is a great to help teach your class what it looks like to close read a short passage. Choose any poem, story, or passage that is no longer than a page or two. This is a great opportunity to use more complex text that students may not be
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Common Core aligned lesson to help teach students to create meaningful questions and understand the text more deeply. This lesson is a great to help teach your class what it looks like to close read a short passage. Choose any poem, story, or
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This is a conference form that I use for second conferences. This helps show parents the progression of their student's learning as well as how they are doing becoming a productive member of the community. You will find this to most helpful when
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Nelson Mandela! One amazing leader and inspirational man that our children need to know about! This poster teachs our students that we need to learn from history! banner by Cat Lady Graphics
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Encourage your students to write and just be themselves! Who knows who the next great writer will be! I bet it's one of our students out there!!! flags by Cat Lady Graphics
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Add this poster to your classroom, reminding your students that their attitude really do affect their day and successful they are for tomorrow. Background by The Candy Class
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Here's a great poster to encourage and remind students that they have the choice to learn new things each day! Background by The Candy Class
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Need to encourage your students to make good choices. Need to teach ownership of behavior. Here's a great poster to hang in your room to remind students that they are in charge of their actions. Background by Melody Bastin Visuals for Teaching.
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Teach close and critical reading using these 4 squares. Each page helps students focus on one aspect of the close reading in literature: first impression, vocabulary and diction, discerning patterns, point of view and characterization, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching in my current school for 3 years and 12 years of experience. I have the best job in the world working in a Title 1 building learning along side with mostly ESL students and many special education students I have learned from some of the BEST building specialists who truly are amazing, writing curriculum and able teach their specialty all over the nation!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Cooperative Learning with Hands On opportunities

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My awards come from the tiny gains that students make. Those students who have been in the states for one year and now can understand text in English, helping my gifted students reach above level expectations and beyond and finally watching all the light bulbs go off everyday!!! I get to pilot many technology opportunities and new curriculum!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Purdue University - Undergraduate, National Louis University -ESL certification, North Central College - Masters in Education Administration

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mom of two school age babies who are my primary world! I love taking my science units and modifying them for my out kids to enjoy! We are spend so much time together learning, exploring, reading, and creating games! They are amazing kids!

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