Meaningful Connections in the Classroom

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These task cards contain higher order thinking comprehension questions from Elisa Carbone’s novel, Blood on the River. This novel is one of the best tools I've found for teaching students about Jamestown and the relationship between the Powhatan
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Love That Dog This set of 24 reading comprehension task cards can be used in literacy groups, centers, or for a whole class game of Scoot. The cards target inferencing skills, main idea, supporting details, author’s purpose, and vocabulary.
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This set of 24 reading comprehension task cards can be used in literacy groups, centers, or for a whole class game of Scoot. The cards target inferencing skills, main idea, supporting details, author’s purpose, and vocabulary. Conflict,
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Research tells us that young readers, particularly those who struggle, need time to build fluency. We also know that “Round Robin Reading” does not work. Readers’ Theater plays like this one are a great way to help blend history and reading fluency
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Tasha and Tio are twins who learn that a hurricane is heading their way. Together with their mom, the family plans what they will need to purchase to be prepared to shelter-in-place for the storm. Evacuation is discussed as well, because safety is
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These task cards and writing activities will help you gauge your students' understanding of Judy Blume's hilarious novel. These cards can be used as a "Scoot" game once the novel is finished or as a literacy center. The writing cards can be used
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This is a no-prep packet that students can use to learn about grizzly bears while practicing their literacy skills. This activity covers vocabulary, summarizing, main ideas, and problem solving. Included is a summarizing activity where students have
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Observing the world around them is an important skill for our youngest students. They are fascinated with nature and so excited to explore the outdoors. These adventures make great opportunities for both teachers and parents to make literacy
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ELA test prep is an ongoing process, particularly in the spring. This fun themed beagle packet will give your students opportunities to practice reading comprehension in a fun way. Skills include main ideas/details, problems/solutions,
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Tasha and Tio are fun-loving twins who have just found out that their home is in the path of a hurricane. This activity describes the supply list they make with their mother to stay safe in the storm. Teaching students about safety and preparedness
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Differentiating between types of reference sources is difficult for elementary students. These sorts and task cards will help students learn the types of resources available to help them research. The scavenger hunt will help them apply the skill
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Need a quick, no-prep packet for students to use for a long weekend assignment or for independent work? Are the weather reports hinting at an extended "snowcation?" This resource is for you! This product allows your students to improve their
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This product connects the questioning portion of reading comprehension instruction to social studies and history by incorporating information about Pocahontas. These activities may be used whole group, but they are designed for small guided reading
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This is a no-prep packet that students can use to learn about grizzly bear safety while practicing their literacy skills. This activity covers vocabulary, author’s purpose, functional text, and text features. Included is a summarizing activity where
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This big grammar bundle will help your students develop their understanding of parts of speech. These noun, verb, adjective, and adverb sorts and activities will help your students truly grasp these important grammar concepts. This product will help
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This set of 28 reading comprehension task cards can be used in literacy groups, centers, or for a whole class game of Scoot. The cards target inferencing skills, main idea, poetic devices, author’s purpose, and vocabulary. Conflict, summarizing, and
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This bundle of noun and verb activities will give your students a variety of opportunities to work with language. These noun and verb sorts and activities will help your students truly grasp these important grammar concepts. This product will help
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Are your students excited about April the Giraffe? Do your primary kids love giraffes? These themed math task cards will engage students in grades 1-3 as they practice one and two digit addition and subtraction and one-digit multiplication. Students
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These task cards contain multiple quotes from Christopher Paul Curtis’s novel, Bud, Not Buddy. Many of the twenty task cards in this set focus on comparing and contrasting two pieces of text. Additionally, students have numerous opportunities to
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Making predictions is a critical reading strategy that will help our students better understand and connect with text. So many struggling readers just need an opportunity to learn skills like these kinesthetically. Movable Literacy activities do
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked in multiple capacities in the elementary and middle school classroom for over twenty years. I have taught inclusion classes, co-taught classes, self-contained elementary general education classes in grades 2-4, and worked as a reading and writing interventionist in middle school for grades 6-8. Currently I teach reading, writing, and grammar to fourth graders in a departmentalized setting.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe students learn best when they are excited, engaged, and active. I create manipulative literacy and vocabulary activities to accompany the high-interest texts I share with my students. I believe activities should connect with all other aspects of the curriculum so that our work is relevant. In my class, we play games, move, and love literacy. Come join in the fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2014 I represented my division as the Teacher of the Year. In 2015, I represented Virginia's Region III as Teacher of the Year. I was selected to attend ECET2 in Seattle in 2015, and I participated in the Inaugural Academy for Envisioning Tomorrow's Schools with VDOE, Virginia Tech, and Moseley Architects in 2016. I first became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2005, and I just renewed my certification in 2015.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have my BA in English and Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary--I graduated in 1995. I received my M.Ed. in Reading from the University of Virginia in 2008. I am now a certified reading specialist.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am happily married, have four kids, and love spending time outdoors. I also blog at https://meaningfulconnections.me.

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