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By Katie Crystal
This CCSS aligned informative writing unit contains lesson plans, student printables, rubrics, anchor papers, and other materials needed to teach the information gathering process for research-based writing. Specifically, this pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.3.7, W.3.8...
$6.00
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By Katie Crystal
This personal narrative writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:--An outline of the specific CCSS covered--A detailed 3 week lesson plan--Anchor papers to help students see what quality personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6
$5.50
677
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By Katie Crystal
This personal narrative writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:--An outline of the specific CCSS covered--A detailed 3 week lesson plan--Anchor papers to help students see what quality personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6
$5.50
603
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By Katie Crystal
Here is the Ultimate Writing Office! It is an interactive folder designed for students to use as an aid while they prewrite, draft, revise, edit, and publish. It also provides privacy since it is in itself a partition. You can use these during your
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Centers, Printables
$8.00
394
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By Katie Crystal
This opinion writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:--An outline of the specific CCSS covered--A detailed 3 week lesson plan--Anchor papers to help students see what quality opinion writing pieces look
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1
$5.50
562
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By Katie Crystal
This Reading Foldables Pack contains 21 foldables around 10 different topics as follows:Main Idea and Details (1 foldable)Ask and Answer Questions (2 foldables)Fictional Story Elements (2 foldables)Cause and Effect (3 foldables)Character Traits (1
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.3...
$6.00
812
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By Katie Crystal
Do you want your students to lead their own meaningful discussion as they engage in critical thinking without you orchestrating the process? Like other academic skills, student-led discussion needs to be taught explicitly. This pack is designed to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Activities
CCSS:
SL.1.1, SL.1.1a, SL.1.1b, SL.1.1c, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2...
$6.00
293
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By Katie Crystal
This spelling menu pack was designed to make spelling practice, homework, and/or word work in the classroom engaging, interactive, meaningful, and fun as well as to provide a means in which to differentiate!Specifically, this pack contains:--9
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$5.00
329
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By Katie Crystal
This explanatory writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:--An outline of the specific CCSS covered--A detailed 3 week lesson plan--Anchor papers to help students see what quality explanatory pieces look
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6
$5.50
111
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By Katie Crystal
This bundle contains 3 writing units for 10+ weeks of teaching at a discounted price. In this bundle, you will get detailed lesson plans and all the materials needed to teach each of the writing text types as addressed in the CCSS: Personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4...
$17.00
$15.00
54
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By Katie Crystal
In this pack, you have materials for 2 different “States of Matter Guess Who?” game boards. These work wonderfully in the context of a “States of Matter” science unit as learning or review games. When playing these games, students practice
Subjects:
Science, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
32
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By Katie Crystal
This opinion writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:--Detailed day by day lesson plans--Student Printables Including: *Brainstorming Web *OREO foldable (graphic organizer) *Opinion Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.1, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.6...
$5.50
43
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By Katie Crystal
This file contains 2 games, one “Vertebrate or Invertebrate Guess Who?” game and one “Vertebrates Only Edition Guess Who?” game, which fit wonderfully in the context of a “Classification of Living Things” science unit. When playing these games,
Subjects:
Science, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games
$2.00
90
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By Katie Crystal
Help your students build reading comprehension skills while achieving student accountability during independent reading, guided reading, reading workshop, or even at a listen to reading station! This study guide asks literal, inferential, and
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RF.3.4c, RF.4.4c, RF.5.4c
$8.00
54
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By Katie Crystal
These generic incentive charts each have a 20-box grid perfect for filling with stickers, stars, or checks that students earn as they work towards a reward. Featured in 16 colors, these charts are an ideal tool to aid in whole class, small group, or
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Parents, Printables
FREE
95
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By Katie Crystal
Buy the Reading Flipables Pack and Reading Foldables Pack as a BUNDLE here and save! The flipables and foldables cover these 12 topics:Fictional Story ElementsMain Idea and DetailsCharacter Traits and EvidenceAsking and Answering
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2...
$12.00
$10.00
58
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By Katie Crystal
Use this Peer Editing Checklist to help your students work in partners to edit their rough drafts! This checklist comes from a fully developed personal writing unit. To access the full set of revising & editing checklists as well as graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
FREE
154
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By Katie Crystal
Make spelling practice, homework, and/or word work engaging, interactive, meaningful and fun all while differentiating! Here is a freebie spelling menu with the "Swirly Words" spelling activity template. This is a favorite in my classroom as
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Homework
FREE
139
Digital Download PDF (11.10 MB)
By Katie Crystal
This bundle contains 3 writing units for 9+ weeks of teaching at a discounted price. In this bundle, you will get detailed lesson plans and all the materials needed to teach each of the writing text types as addressed in the CCSS: Personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6...
$16.50
$15.00
78
Digital Download PDF (51.99 MB)
By Katie Crystal
Help your students build reading comprehension skills while achieving student accountability during independent reading or at a listen to reading station! This study guide was designed to use with Mary Pope Osborne’s novel Dinosaurs Before Dark,
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1, RF.1.4c, RF.2.4c, RF.3.4c
$4.00
39
Digital Download PDF (10.65 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade in Michigan and most recently have been in the position of academic specialist. I absolutely LOVE teaching writing and supporting teachers in their classroom in this area!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am passionate about differentiated learning, and I believe that strong relationships are critical to helping students maximize their growth.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

N/A

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I completed my bachelor's degree at Butler University (go Bulldogs!) as well as my master's in educational differentiation at Grand Valley State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an avid online scrapbooker, runner, golfer, and travel enthusiast. :)

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