Laura Turnbow

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Laura Turnbow
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New and upgraded again! 24 sets of main idea picture cards, (preview shows set list topics) one additional answer sheet, and improved formatting. This main idea center activity has picture cards that can be laminated and cut out to place in bags,
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The seven day unit allows students the opportunity to use math, reading, writing and problem solving skills to complete a real world project. Students will be given a career and a budget to buy groceries, pay for gas, buy a car, find a place to
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This Jeopardy Game Show provides lots of wonderful vocabulary practice. You can group students in teams or play with the whole class. There are questions on the following categories: Idioms, Vocabulary, Prefix, and Suffix.
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In this exciting Jeopardy game show PowerPoint your primary grade students can practice reading skill questions for synonyms, antonyms, multiple meaning words, and context clues. There are animations and sounds to make it more enjoyable for your
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In this introduction PowerPoint presentation you can work with students on the definition and examples of homographs. The last two slides also demonstrate an activity to do with the class when you are finished.
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In this presentation you will be able to introduce the sound of the vowel teams "oy" and "oi." The first section includes a thumbs up/thumbs down activity. They will listen for words that have the "oy" and "oi" sound. There is a list on the last
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New and improved with 24 SETS! This main idea activity can be used for a partner activity, small group intervention, or as an intermediate center. You can cut and laminate the cards and place them into a bag, box, etc. Students will pull the words
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In this presentation you will be able to introduce the sound of the vowel teams "aw" and "au." The first section includes a thumbs up/thumbs down activity. They will listen for words that have the sound. There is a list on the last slide for the
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This PowerPoint presentation is a great way to introduce the various text features found in nonfiction to 2nd grade students. It would also be a wonderful review for 3rd and 4th grade students. For 2nd grade students, I have shared and discussed
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This is a very interactive Jeopardy game for nonfiction text features review. There are fun sounds and animations to keep your students excited! You can use this with the whole class to wrap up your study of text features or use with small groups to
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This nonfiction text feature sort is great to laminate and have students work in partners to match. Also excellent for intervention reading groups, ESE and ESOL students, and a literacy center.
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In this presentation you will be able to introduce the sound of the vowel teams "ay" and "ai." The first section includes a thumbs up/thumbs down activity and a link to a fun song. They will listen for words that have the long-a sound. There is a
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In this PowerPoint mini-lesson, you will teach students the meaning of both words, including different words that mean compare and contrast. There are picture slides to compare and contrast with your students during the lesson. I have also included
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This is an introductory PowerPoint presentation that uses a detective theme. Students can work whole group or small group with the teacher to learn how to infer while reading. There are practice slides that give one clue at a time and then quiz
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This PowerPoint presentation goes through the topics of lightning, static electricity, conductors, insulators, closed and open circuits, how electricity gets to a home, electrical safety, and the future of electricity. There are links to
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I have created 5 worksheets based on the wonderful book, Freedom Summer. All 5 worksheets are linked directly to 5th grade common core standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4,
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In this 18 slide PowerPoint mini lesson your students will hear a fun do a thumbs up/thumbs down activity listening for the SH sound, circle which of two pictures uses the SH sound, they will help locate words with SH, and finally will practice
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In this PowerPoint presentation students will see the tested vocabulary words and amazing words for the week. Students will see the word, definition, and visual picture. This is a wonderful way to discuss synonyms of these words and make connections
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In this 18 slide PowerPoint mini lesson your students will do a thumbs up/thumbs down activity listening for the CK sound, circle which of two pictures uses the CK sound, they will help locate words with CK, and finally will practice pronouncing
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I have created 5 worksheets based on the wonderful book, Freedom Summer. All 5 worksheets are linked directly to 4th grade common core standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 9 years of elementary school teaching experience. I have an ESOL endorsement and am certified K-6. I have taught each grade level from K-5. I currently teach 5th grade departmentalized reading, language arts, writing, and social studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a very, out of the box, teaching style! I believe in teaching students at their level and moving them up using differentiated teaching instruction. I love doing as much hands-on, visual activities, partner, and small group activities as I can, while still prepping students for standardize testing. I feel that if I can teach students how to think on their own by the using all the strategies I teach them, then they can master any standardize test without me having to, "teach to a test." I incorporate Daily 5 into my classroom with lots of time for individual and small group work with students. I love to do experiments and make connections with student across the curriculum.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

It is just an honor to teach my students each day! They teach me how to be a better teacher each day. Their cards, hugs, high fives, and compliments are my awards.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am the first person on my mom's side of the family to complete a college degree. My granny had 13 children and she only had about a 5th grade education and worked in a cotton mill from childhood. My grandpa could not read or write and worked many jobs at paper mills and painting bridges, etc. My mom shared these stories to teach me that I could do things differently. My mom taught me from an early age the importance of reading, making choices for myself, and sticking with my education. It took me 6 years, but I worked and got through college and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004. I try and teach all of my students the power of learning, and that they can change their circumstances and past no matter what they are dealt!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am have been married for 13 years and have 3 lovable German shepherds. We are expecting our first child, Kaleb. I love to read, scrapbook, play frisbee with our dogs, and work on home improvement projects.

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