Leslie Whitaker

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Leslie Whitaker
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Learning is a journey, not an endpoint. Please visit my blog at www.learningwish.wordpress.com!
 
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A crucial part of the Common Core ELA standards entails understanding the difference between narrative and expository text. Many of the Reading and Informational Text standards reflect each other, and require students to understand the
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This unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of inferring for word meaning . It is based on the ideas in Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller and Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. Comprehension strategies are taught
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This unit focuses on the comprehension strategy of making connections. It is based on the ideas in Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller and Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. Comprehension strategies are taught one
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Common Core standards mandate that students develop a deep understanding of multiplication. Students need to be able to use the algebraic properties of multiplication to solve problems and understand relationships among number facts. Subitizing, or
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This document examines the reading and informational text standard from Common Core ELA of questioning and key details. In this packet, I examine the differences between narrative and expository text, language of the discipline, resources for
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These powerpoints were developed for teachers to use during word study instruction. They are interactive and allow kids to sort and write the words with the powerpoint. The five sorts in this file are for feature K (based on the Word Journeys by
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This document contains nine different organizers for literature circle discussions. Below is the list of jobs available in this packet: ? Connections Collector ? Word Wizard ? Mental Image Illustrator ? Character Analyzer ? Synthesis Selector ?
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This download contains 4 powerpoints merged into one document that go through a progression for learning the spelling rules for plurals. They are based on word study. The powerpoints are interactive and allow for the class to practice the sort
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This 58 page two-month reading unit is jammed packed. Each lesson includes comprehension objectives tied to Common Core standards, Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and all organizers needed to teach the unit, including anchor chart organizers and
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This packet contains eight different word problems with a snowman theme. It can be used along with the story Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. These word problems can be used for instructional purposes or assessment. A ten point rubric is
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This 45 page resource supports (and was approved by) Valerie Henry's FactsWise Facts Fluency Program (http://ellipsismath.blogspot.com, http://factswise.blogspot.com, and https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Valerie-Henry). Utilizing subitizing
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An important part of students developing depth in their understanding is to articulate and defend their ideas. This is the basis behind this series of games. Students work in collaborative groups to discuss their strategies for solving expressions
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This powerpoint contains a three week study of prefixes. Each week contains instructional slides on what makes a prefix as well as a word study sort. The first week also includes a practice sort of words that contain prefixes and those that don't.
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This 43 page resource supports (and was approved by) Valerie Henry's FactsWise Facts Fluency Program, Goal 2 multiply and divide by 5s (http://ellipsismath.blogspot.com, http://factswise.blogspot.com, and
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This 34 page resource supports (and was approved by) Valerie Henry's FactsWise Facts Fluency Program (http://ellipsismath.blogspot.com, http://factswise.blogspot.com, and https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Valerie-Henry) for multiplying and
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These recording sheets are the accompaniment to the plurals powerpoints. They include the key words for each sort and the rules. Teachers can photocopy the pages and they are ready to go! *Some Graphics &/or fonts copyright Dianne J Hook.
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These graphic organizers are helpful when teaching questioning strategy instruction in comprehension. They support the questioning unit I developed based on the teaching of Debbie Miller (Reading with Meaning) and Anne Harvey and Stephanie Goudvis
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These recording sheets are the companions to the feature K powerpoints. They include the key words for each sort and the rules. Teachers can photocopy the pages and they are ready to go! *Some Graphics &/or fonts copyright Dianne J Hook.
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This is a three page document with ideas of games parents and teachers can do with their children to help improve fine motor skills and hand control needed for cutting with scissors. These ideas were developed by my mom, an occupational therapist,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught second grade, third grade, and combination classes in the past thirteen years. I have taught professional development classes to other teachers district wide and state wide. Classes have included comprehension strategies, differentiation, and math.

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Constructive, collaborative, with the gradual release of responsibility.

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M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, CSUF

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