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Reference Sources Activities for Distance LearningWhether you're teaching about reference sources in a distance learning situation, a virtual classroom, or a brick-and-mortar school setting, these activities will add fun and engagement to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.2.2e, L.2.4e, L.3.2g, L.3.4d, L.4.2d, L.4.4c, L.5.4c, L.6.4c
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This product contains 30 task cards to check students’ comprehension of the novel. Each of these cards is labeled by chapter. I've placed the cards for the chapter we've covered on my doc camera and had students complete them as exit tickets. I’ve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.50
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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
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$1.75
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These task cards contain comprehension questions from Sheila Turnage’s novel, Three Times Lucky. Many of the twenty task cards in the first set focus on higher order thinking. There is a recording sheet and answer key included. The next set of 28
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$2.00
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Cultural Activities
$3.50
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This bundle contains my sets of Writing Fliphunts, Non-fiction and Fiction Reading Fliphunts, Math Fliphunts, and Family Fun Fliphunts.Description of Writing FliphuntsAre you using the Flipgrid™ video discussion app by Microsoft™ in your virtual or
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Computation, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$9.75
$8.78
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
Are you using the Flipgrid™ video discussion app by Microsoft™ in your virtual or in-person classroom? If so, then this math “Fliphunt” scavenger hunt will be a fun “addition” to your lesson plans. As you present your lessons on measurement,
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Computation, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.D.9, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.4, 4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.3, 2.NBT.B.5...
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Earth Sciences, Drama
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literature Circles
$3.75
$3.50
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
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
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Earth Sciences
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$0.99
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.20
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
Grizzly bears are the new hot trend in education as of January 2017. This bundle will allow you to jump right on that bandwagon with your students. Explore topics like grizzly bear safety in the wilderness and grizzly bear stats while learning about
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Basic Operations, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.10
$2.50
2
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
This big bundle contains numerous activities to engage your students whether you teach in a distance learning scenario, hybrid/virtual scenario, or in-person. Context Clues Task Cards and QuizIf you need some engaging activities for your unit on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.6.4, L.6.4a, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
If you're working on poetic language with your students in a virtual classroom or in a brick and mortar setting, these sorts along with instructional charts will help scaffold your figurative language instruction. These Google Slides sorts can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
Tasha and Tio are back with a set of Readers Theater scripts about natural resources conservation. These lovable twins always have cross curricular lessons to share! We teachers fill our science units with experiments, projects, and all sorts of
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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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
Subjects:
Other (Science), Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, For Parents
$3.99
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
This set of reading skill sorts can be used in primary literacy groups, centers, or for a whole class game. The sorts will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of facts and opinions, cause and effect, and problems and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
1
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
This product contains 24 task cards to check students’ comprehension of the novel. I’ve used these as a Scoot game at the end of the study, or as a center when wefinished the book. Students can record their answers on the answer sheet, and you can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
If you need some engaging activities for your unit on context clues, this product is for you! Whether you’re working in a brick-and-mortar classroom, a distance learning situation, or a hybrid setting, these sorts will work for any scenario.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.4.4, L.3.5a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a, L.6.4, L.6.4a, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4
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Digital Download PDF (4.38 MB)
By Meaningful Connections in the Classroom
These task cards could be used in daily writing or reading centers in grades 4-8. They could also be adapted for older students. These prompts could be used for daily journaling throughout January and February—or any other time you need a
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
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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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