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“Ruby Bridges Goes to School,” is the true, autobiographical story of a brave African-American girl who was the first black student to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1961. Easy-to-read text and historical photographs record an amazing
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Max Learner Book Detective™ MAXimizes student learning time! Our text-dependent question (TDQ) cards and worksheets teach the Common Core reading standards, and the concept of close reading, by capturing the attention and imagination of your
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Peter H. Reynolds’ books are so fun to share at read-aloud time! Reynolds’ stories and artwork are sweet and simple, and his central messages teach us about being better people. In “Ish” we learn that an artist can be hurt by harsh words, but
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Max Learner Book Detective™ MAXimizes student learning time! Our text-dependent question (TDQ) cards and worksheets teach the Common Core reading standards, and the concept of “close reading,” by capturing the attention and imagination of your
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In Peter H. Reynolds’ story “Ish” we learn that an artist can recover from criticism and try again. This sweet book is a great one to share with young children as it encourages them to be creative and let their artistic expression flow freely
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The powerful read-aloud, “Henry’s Freedom Box” by Ellen Levine, is the true story of Henry “Box” Brown, one of the Underground Railroad’s most famous runaway slaves, who mailed himself to Philadelphia in a wooden crate. Your copy of this beautifully
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When crayons get cranky, look out! “The Day the Crayons Quit” is a super fun read-aloud for young learners, and now you can use it to teach the Common Core State Standards for reading literature! Max Learner’s text-dependent questions (TDQs),
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The Bus Driver asked us to watch things for him, but the Pigeon wants to drive the bus! Should we let him? In this highly interactive story, students will learn several Common Core State Standards, with particular emphasis on Reading Literature 6:
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Teaching children to have a “Growth Mindset” is easy and fun with your favorite read-alouds and these text-dependent question cards (TDQs) and reproducible worksheets for “Ish” (creativity), “Scaredy Squirrel” (courage); “Rainbow Fish” (generosity);
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“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon is well loved both for its beautiful message and for its fabulous illustrations. You will love sharing this book with your students, and it’s a great read aloud for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading
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I love “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin! It’s the true story of a young man’s passion to discover how to capture and share the beauty of snowflakes. It’s a great read-aloud on many levels: The story of Willie “Snowflake” Bentley
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Have a reluctant starter in your classroom or a “perfectionist” afraid of making a mistake? This darling Peter H. Reynolds book, “The Dot,” will help you teach children to overcome their fears of “messing up” or “not being able to draw” and
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Howard stops dancing because the kids at school laugh at him. He wants to fit in so desperately that he tries different things, but nothing works. Finally, his grandpa teaches him to listen to his heart and do his best at what he loves most. What
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This beautifully written and illustrated book, "What Do You Do With An Idea?” by Kobi Yamada, is a wonderful read-aloud for teaching children to see the world as a place where ideas have taken flight. In this story, a young boy has an idea that at
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One of our nation’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, started out as an absent-minded frontier lawyer who had to store his important papers in his hat! This delightful fact is just the beginning of a favorite read-aloud—“Abe Lincoln’s Hat,” by
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Standards bonanza! Besides being a well-loved read-aloud for the last nearly 50 years, “Corduroy,” by Don Freeman, is a powerhouse read-aloud for teaching Common Core Reading Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9! In this story, a little
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Detective Max Learner helps you teach the Common Core State Standards for reading literature and informational text by capturing the attention and imagination of your grade K-3 students! Here’s how it works: 1. “Hire” Detective Max Learner!
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Students are super motivated to “go up a level” in their games, and now you can bring that same enthusiasm for achievement into your classroom and apply it to learning sight words and reading fluency! These posters--showing the metamorphosis of an
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Use the CCSS for Reading Informational text to teach children about George Washington! It’s easy and fun with your copy of “Character Counts: Young George Washington (The Pillar of Trustworthiness)” by Andrew Woods and our text-dependent question
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“Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport is an award-winning picture book biography of an American Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s “big words” are the immortal words he spoke throughout his life about freedom, peace, love, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching first graders for 17 years and loving it! My newest passion is writing text dependent questions (and accompanying reproducible worksheets) for my favorite read-aloud books, and sharing them with you!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching is like theater! Keeping the kids moving and engaged in everything we're doing, using every minute to its max, making learning fun, and keeping the whole show running smoothly takes planning and passion. I love teaching in a way that helps kids love learning!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

B.A. in Literature with Honors in the Major

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz; working on a Master's Degree in Language and Literacy.

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Happily married with one adult son who is majoring in Astrophysics at the University of California.

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