Life and Literacy

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A great resource to teach the comprehension skill of compare and contrast! Use as task cards for guided reading, independent work, or center activities. Keep for early finishers as review work or standardized test prep. Play scoot around the
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This resource is so useful! The first part has 6 different stories (all fairy tales) for students to read. Some are easier than others, so it is perfect for differentiation. You can keep the stories and the question cards in one center for
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You can use the passage during a reading block. The passage is high-interest and extremely engaging for students. This resource includes a student copy and a teacher copy of the passage. The student copy has the border, and the teacher copy
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A set of resources to use to teach common core standard ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1. Use to integrate common core into your everyday curriculum. Perfect lessons for guided reading or center work activities. Includes: 2 passages to read with questions
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Teach your students about the history of Halloween. Use this reading passage to teach fluency and comprehension about the history of Halloween. Set includes both a student and teacher copy (with word count for each line) of the passage, graph for
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A great way to practice multiple meaning words. A scoot game in which all cards focus on the skill of identifying multiple meaning words (homonyms). This resource and also be used for other things than the game scoot. Use it in a center or for
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A great way to practice sentence structure. A scoot game in which all cards focus on the skill of sentence structure. This resource and also be used for other things than the game scoot. Use it in a center or for homework. Keep it as an option
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Teach content area knowledge in your reading block. Kill 2 birds with one stone by teaching reading and comprehension and science all at the same time. This passage about Native Americans is high-interest even for students who are not studying this
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A very detailed lesson plan for "The Outside Dog," which is in the third grade SOAR to Success Intervention Kit. The Lesson plan goes through 4 sessions (or days), designed for 30-40 minute time blocks. The plan includes a brief introduction to
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Teach content area knowledge in your reading block. Kill 2 birds with one stone by teaching reading and comprehension and science all at the same time. This passage about bacteria is high-interest even for students who are not studying it in
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This resource incldues cards which can be used in many ways. Each card has a high-interest, non-fiction reading paragraph and multiple choice question with 4 answer choices. The topics of the paragraphs include: - Jackie Robinson - Anglerfish -
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Scaffold your students' ability to write a summary. Each card has a paragraph and three simple questions to help get kids' brains thinking about writing a summary. Then, the students use the back of the card to write the summary. Features both
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A great way to practice proper nouns. A scoot game in which all cards focus on the skill of identifying proper nouns. This resource and also be used for other things than the game scoot. Use it in a center or for homework. Keep it as an option
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This activity sorts syllables into the different types. The types include: closed, open, silent-e, vowel team, consonant-le, and vowel-r. It makes a great center for students struggling with phonics, decoding, or syllables. It is also
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Teach content area knowledge in your reading block. Kill 2 birds with one stone by teaching reading and comprehension and science all at the same time. This passage about bacteria is high-interest even for students who are not studying it in
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A great way to practice syntax. A scoot game in which all cards focus on the skill of syntax. This resource and also be used for other things than the game scoot. Use it in a center or for homework. Keep it as an option for early finishers This
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This is a wonderful resource for teaching nouns, verbs, and adjectives to your students. It introduces one concept at a time, so that students are not overwhelmed or frustrated by trying to learn all three simultaneously. Furthermore, it follows
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A very detailed guided reading lesson plan for "The Doorbell Rang," which is a DRA level 17 text. The plan includes a brief introduction to each section containing meaning, structural, and visual cues to be introduced to students. The lesson is
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A great way to practice conpound words. A scoot game in which all cards focus on the skill of identifying compound words. This resource and also be used for other things than the game scoot. Use it in a center or for homework. Keep it as an
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Teach content area knowledge in your reading block. Kill 2 birds with one stone by teaching reading and comprehension and science all at the same time. This passage about Native Americans is high-interest even for students who are not studying this
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching third grade in Virginia, I moved back to Pennsylvania and got a job as a reading specialist for my current school district. I teach reading to the Title I kids in my building, kindergarten through 5th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to use hands-on materials and lessons for my students. I also use many centers to reinforce the skills that I have taught. I find that the students enjoy center activities because it seems to the students like they are playing instead of learning! I love to have students work together and collaborate as must as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was a member of the following organizations: Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society- top 5% of University population), Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society), and Phi Sigma Pi (National Honor Fraternity).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended elementary through high school in a large school district outside of Philadelphia. In 2008, I graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Elementary Education. Then, I returned to school in 2009 to obtain my master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I graduated from the Master's program in 2011. I have also completed several other credit courses beyond my Master's Degree.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to teaching, I love scrapbooking. I love using my Cricut machine to make cards and scrapbook pages. I enjoy spending the rest of my free time with my wonderful family. My amazing husband and I have been married for 4 years. We have an adorable dog, Zoe (a spoiled Yorkie/Bichon mix)! We welcomed a perfect baby boy, Branson, into the world on March 31, 2014! Then, on August 28, 2015, we had beautiful twin girls, Brenna and Brielle.

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