Maestra Amanda

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By Maestra Amanda
After reading the book "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" with my students, we were going to watch the movie. Little did they know that there were TONS of differences between the two.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$0.99
8 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Venn Diagram comparing fiction and nonfiction characteristics. This year, for our state standardized test (we're not a Common Core State), our students will have "technology enhanced items", which means they will have to manipulate items within the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Graphic Organizers
$2.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
My kindergarten students have trouble recognizing and writing their numbers. To play, roll a 6 sided die and have the children count the dots (1 to 1 correspondence), and trace the correct numeral. To win: 5 in a row (horizontally, vertically, or
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
My kindergarten students are having trouble recognizing letters out of context. I created this Bingo game to help them recognize both upper and lower case letters. There are also 3 basic sight words (the, can, see) included (to fill up the empty
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
I get tired of those daily language review prompts where you have to find all the grammar mistakes (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc). So I made my own, using Christmas facts! Each slide is about a different Christmas (or winter symbol)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.99
4 ratings
3.8
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By Maestra Amanda
Fluency game using Frye's Phrases (1st 100-6th) BAZINGA! Rules *For 2 or more players Directions: 1. Place cards face down in a pile. 2. Have children stand in a line around the table. 3. The first person in line takes and reads the Frye phrase
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
My kindergarten ELL students love reciting the poem, so I thought I'd create a printable for them to take home to practice "reading" and reinforce concept of word. Most pages are intentionally left blank for the student to draw a pumpkin (or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Data sheet to keep everyone's RTI interventions, grades and teacher comments/concerns in one place. My friend the SPED teacher is also using this (crossing out the WIDA level) and putting disability/service times.
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Professional Documents, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Many students confuse B and D, use this sort to reinforce your instruction of the differences between the two letters. Includes: Sort board, Cards with words and pictures. The sort cards have words that begin and end with both letters.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By Maestra Amanda
Special Education teachers often give their regular ed counterparts an "IEP at a glance", letting them know about their student's history, IEP, accommodations, etc. This is a similar idea, but for ELL students. It includes space for WIDA/ACCESS
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
My kindergarten ELL students love singing the song, so I thought I would make a printable book to go along with it to reinforce concept of word. Please note that the pages don't line up completely, so you can't cut on the line. You'll have to do
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Homophone Rummy Materials Needed: Cards, Paper, Pencil For 2 or more players Directions: 1. Each player is dealt seven cards. Before play starts, each player should check their hand for existing pairs. Once a pair is found, it can be laid down in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
This simple flowchart helps students determine if they should round a number up or keep it the same. It has been used with SpEd and ELL students to great success.
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
$1.99
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By Maestra Amanda
I know here in Virginia we're all thinking the same thing, "When will it snow?" This cute readers theater is based on the Syd Hoff book of the same name. Use with my "When will it snow" writing page (look in my products)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
4 ratings
3.4
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By Maestra Amanda
Use in conjunction with the readers theater, "When Will It Snow?" or on its own.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
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By Maestra Amanda
Use these posters as a visual reminder to struggling readers (and those who just might need a reminder) of what to do when they are reading and come to a word that they might need help with.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Cute bright blue polka dot class rules printable
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Printables
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
Owl themed behavior reminder Graphics from Crafty Graphics, LLC http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Helen-Ziga
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables
$0.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Maestra Amanda
This is game uses the 3rd grade Dolch words (and a few others that I've noticed my students mispronouncing, such as "women"). I use this with my 3rd and 4th grade ELL students and they love it! You play just like regular checkers, except
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$2.99
1 rating
3.5
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By Maestra Amanda
Classroom Noise-o-Meter to help students determine what kind of voices they should be using. *Print on colored or fun paper, cut out and laminate*
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$0.99
1 rating
3.5
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm starting my 15th (yipes!) year of teaching. I've taught k-5 ESOL for 13 of those years, and bilingual prek for the other 2 years! I have my undergrad in Early Childhood Education, certification in ESOL, and my masters in Reading Education.

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I graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a BS in Liberal Studies. I returned to James Madison for my M.ED in Reading Education, and graduated in 2012.

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