Michael Markezinis
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Michael Markezinis
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Making inferences might be the most important reading comprehension strategy we teach! With these inference cubes students can practice making inferences and have fun while doing it. There are ten different cubes with each cube having a paragraph to
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This is an awesome activity to help practice adentifying the main idea! Each student gets a bingo card and a paragraph is read. The students place markers over the main idea of each paragraph. My students loved this and asked for more!
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Here is a fun and engaging way to practice main idea and supporting details! Students need to know how to determine the main idea and what sentences support that main idea. This is an eight page cut and paste graphic organizer handout that lets
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This is a packet that includes a public domain poem by Emily Dickinson and ten STAAR formatted questions. The questions are higher level thinking questions. There is a key complete with item analysis included.
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Summarizing is one of the hardest skills to teach children. Not anymore. With Summary Bingo you can make summarizing fun! There are 22 unique bingo cards and a call sheet. You read 3 or 4 sentence paragraphs and students place a marker over the best
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This is a fun and exciting way to teach main idea and supporting details. There are 19 bingo cards, a blank card and a call sheet. The call sheet contains main idea sentences and the bingo cards have supporting details that support each main idea.
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Here is a fun and engaging lesson to teach Cause and Effect. This lesson comes with a PowerPoint to introduce Cause and Effect and 6 different Cause and Effect Chains. The chains are handed out and cut apart, and then the students glue them in order
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Since the Main Idea Bingo cards were so popular I decided to make Inference Bingo Cards. I think my 3rd graders are going to love these! There are 21 unique cards, a blank card, and a call sheet. you read a sentence from the call sheet and the
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As we all know main idea is very difficult to teach. Here is a game that can help students to determine the main idea of text. There are 26 main idea madness cards, scorecards, and a PowerPoint. This game works best when played as a whole group. The
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This is a set of vocabulary cards and matching vocabulary tests that cover the novel Esperanza Rising. The vocabulary cards and tests are split up into three units. Each unit has fifteen vocabulary cards and a test. The vocabulary cards have an area
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This is a hands-on and fun activity where students find the main idea of paragraphs and then literally get rid of the irrelevant details in these paragraphs. Students are given paragraphs that they determine the main idea for. They then rewrite each
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This is an awesome and fun way to build fluency! Each triangle has a sentence that begins with one word and gradually gets longer until the complete sentence is read. The students read from the top and read their way down. This is great repeated
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Here is a fun and exciting way to teach and review idioms. There are twenty unique bingo cards, a blank bingo card and a call sheet. Every file comes in PDF and Microsoft Excel format. The call sheet contains idioms and the bingo cards contain the
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This product is a fun and exciting way for 4th graders to prepare for their 4th grade writing STAAR test. Students will edit sentences and then color the cubes and create them. A fun twist to the boring test "drill and kill." My students always
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This is a 7 packet bundle of standardized reading test preparation stories. Each packet has a non-fiction story and around 10 questions that follow. The questions are higher-level reading questions that are much like those seen on standardized
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Making Inferences is maybe the most important skill our students need to navigate through text. This is a fun and hands-on way to practice making inferences. There are five graphic organizers that contain an inference, and students cut out clues
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Making inferences is difficult for students to master. Hands-on activities are a great way to help students master important concepts like making inferences. This is a great activity for students to practice that crucial reading comprehension
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Great Activity to hammer home main idea and supporting details! Students today struggle with this concept so it is crucial to provide a fun and effective way for them to practice it. There are 4 "recycle bins" with main ideas on them and the kiddos
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Here is a handout to help reinforce transformations. This page contains 15 problems with each one having shapes that are similar to ones that will be seen on strandardized tests. The problems are displayed in multiple choice format. Great for test
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This is a set of vocabulary cards and matching vocabulary tests that cover the novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The vocabulary cards and tests are split up into four units. Each unit has fifteen vocabulary cards and a test. The vocabulary
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5 Years

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am huge into hands-on and the Gradual Release of Responsibility. I believe that modeling is the key to guiding students to understanding.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Most Outstanding Teacher at Clear Creek Intermediate School in 2008.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Master's Degree in Reading Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Graduate of the University of North Texas.