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By Mind Sparks
Paragraph Writing Frames are a wonderful resource to help support struggling writers. This pack includes 20 different writing frames to support all learners. There are four frames to choose from within each text structure (sequence, cause &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.3.4...
$5.00
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By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 5th grade students.!! This packet teaches students the prefixes, suffixes and root words (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Why should you teach students morphology?? Well, teaching
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.4b, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$7.50
270
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Paragraph Writing Frames are a wonderful resource to help support struggling writers. This pack includes 16 different writing frames to support all learners. There are six frames to choose from when writing a narrative summary, and six frames to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.5, W.3.2, W.3.4, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.5.1a, W.5.2, W.5.2b, W.5.3c, W.3.1c...
$5.00
133
Digital Download PDF (1.09 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Paragraph Writing Frames are a wonderful resource to help support struggling writers! This bundle combines my summarizing paragraph writing frames AND the text structure writing frames. That is a whopping selection of over 35 different writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.5, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1d, W.5.2, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c...
$15.00
$12.00
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By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 6th grade students.!! This packet teaches students the prefixes, suffixes and root words (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Why should you teach students morphology?? Well, teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.6.6, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$7.50
177
Digital Download PDF (0.70 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Persuasive writing or argumentative writing is a valuable writing tool all students need. The O.R.E.O method is an easy way to have students construct a viable persuasive argument. In this digital download you will get: OREO graphic organizer A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.3.1a, W.3.1b...
$2.00
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By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 4th grade students.!! This packet teaches students the prefixes, suffixes and root words (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Why should you teach students morphology?? Well, teaching
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.4.3a
$7.50
186
Digital Download PDF (0.70 MB)
By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 3rd grade students!! This packet teaches students the prefixes and suffixes (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Root words are not included at a 3rd grade level. Why should you teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Word Walls, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RF.K.3, L.K.4b, CCRA.L.4
$7.50
110
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Mind Sparks
What are paragraph frames?Paragraph frames are a perfect support for students who have difficulty writing strong paragraphs. Paragraph frames guide students by providing them with transitional phrases for sentences. How do I use paragraph
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1d, W.5.2, W.5.2b, W.5.2d, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c...
$5.00
57
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By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 8th grade students!! This packet teaches students the prefixes, suffixes and root words (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Why should you teach students morphology?? Well, teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
CCSS:
L.8.4b, CCRA.L.4
$7.50
111
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Mind Sparks
This is an ENTIRE YEAR of word work for 7th grade students.!! This packet teaches students the prefixes, suffixes and root words (morphology) that the Common Core State Standards require! Why should you teach students morphology?? Well, teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.7.4b, CCRA.L.6
$7.50
97
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Citing textual evidence in writing will be a major component for common core ELA standards. Students will be asked to not only respond to questions—BUT—to also use the text to support their answer. Students often struggle with what words to use
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.5.2b, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.8.1a...
$3.00
116
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Making predictions is a wonderful strategy to teach students to increase their comprehension! I explain to my students that while reading; good readers make logical guesses about what is going to happen in the story. Students do this by using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1, RI.5.2, CCRA.R.1
$2.00
78
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Mind Sparks
High stakes testing can be very stressful for all parties involved (students, parents and teachers)...so why not encourage your students by surprising them with a tasty treat each day!Sparking Student Motivation: 15 Tasty Treat Tags to get your kids
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment
$2.50
37
Digital Download PDF (5.64 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Interactive notebooks are a personalized textbook, or a working portfolio of notes, classwork, even quizzes all in one spot! Are you tired of hearing the words: “I can’t remember what we did yesterday? I left it at home. I was gone yesterday, what
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$2.00
80
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By Mind Sparks
This digital download contains End of the Year awards for you to give to your students! It contains over 30 individualized awards, so each child will feel special! :) All you have to do is print the certificate and fill in their name. These awards
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
41
Digital Download PDF (7.86 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Many students often struggle with writing an organized and complete paragraph. The Hamburger Method is a wonderful organizer to help students write a complete paragraph with a topic sentence, 3 detail or supporting sentences and a conclusion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$3.50
11
Digital Download PDF (1.43 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Make learning the 1000 Fry Words fun and build fluency at the same time with these One Breath Boxes!Here is how they work: the student takes one deep breath and tries to correctly read all of the words in the first box. Have them take another deep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Basic Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.1.4, RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, RF.3.3d, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4, RF.5.4
$4.00
64
Digital Download PDF (1.74 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Some of my upper elementary students are struggling with the "bossy r" sounds, so I created this game. The game has multi-syllabic ar, er, ir, and ur sounds that students practice as they play. ALSO INCLUDED: Blank game board that you can adapt to
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$2.50
34
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Slap words is a fun and engaging game to review various concepts with students. The best part is they don’t even know they are reviewing because they are having so much fun!This Slap Words game reviews two-sound and three-sound blends in words. All
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
76
Digital Download PDF (1.25 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 12th year in education! I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kansas State University---Go Cats! I earned my reading specialist and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University. Currently I work as a Learning Support Specialist (a mix of intervention and providing professional development) for a pk-3rd grade elementary school. My main passion is reading intervention

MY TEACHING STYLE

If you were to walk into my classroom---you would feel energy and positivity. I LOVE for students to be interactive, problem solvers, using manipulatives and tapping into technology. Oh--and I must not forget-- talking! I want my students discussing, laughing and truly enjoying learning!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Magna Cum Laude Kansas State University Trained in: LETRS, Orton Gillingham, Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools 2019 NBCT: Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood Valley Center Education Foundation Grant Winner

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Kansas State University in the Spring of 2007 with a Elementary Education degree and an endorsement of middle level social sciences. In 2010 I graduated from Wichita State University with a master's in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2012 I completed my reading specialist endorsement, and I will eventually persue a doctoral degree.

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Visit my blog at: http://sparkingthemind.blogspot.com/

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