This is my eighteenth year teaching fifth grade in Michigan. I am the author of Wild About Fifth Grade. I am also 'Wild' About Reading! I love sharing teaching tips, ideas, resources and sharing all the books with my teacher friends like YOU. All of my products are classroom tested, common core aligned, and created to support the workshop method of instruction in reading, writing and math!
My products are designed to support reading, writing, and math workshop in the classroom.
District School Improvement Chair - 14 years
M.A. as a Literacy Specialist K-12 from the University of Michigan B.A. in Elementary Education, Language Arts and Social Studies from Alma College
I have a teacher husband (high school English) and two school aged children (eighth and eleventh grades) so we are a family dedicated to learning!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Theater Arts, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community