Mind Sparks

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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
$5.00
264
Digital Download PDF (0.93 MB)
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
$4.00
244
Digital Download PDF (2.08 MB)
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
$5.00
182
Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
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
$5.00
172
Digital Download PDF (1.34 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
$4.00
126
Digital Download PDF (0.88 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, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$2.75
112
Digital Download PDF (1.39 MB)
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
$5.00
107
Digital Download PDF (1.45 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
$5.00
94
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Mind Sparks
Persuasive writing or argumentative writing according to common core is a valuable writing tool all students need. O.R.E.O writing is an easy way to have students construct a viable persuasive argument. In this digital download you will get a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.75
90
Digital Download PDF (0.51 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
$5.00
105
Digital Download PDF (1.07 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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
103
Digital Download PDF (0.58 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
$2.00
77
Digital Download PDF (0.66 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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
71
Digital Download PDF (1.25 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
$2.00
73
Digital Download PDF (0.83 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, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
$7.00
62
Digital Download PDF (2.91 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
$5.00
56
Digital Download PDF (1.94 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, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
58
Digital Download PDF (0.60 MB)
By Mind Sparks
I put together this interactive notebook bundle, after doing loads of research on what exactly were the key skills my kiddos needed to improve their comprehension. Based off of my research I determined I needed to include the following foldables
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$15.00
59
Digital Download PDF (1.62 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
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.00
35
Digital Download PDF (5.64 MB)
By Mind Sparks
These task cards are specifically designed for students to practice where to place the parenthesis. What’s Included: 24 PEMDAS task cards Answer key Student recording sheet Directions for use Directions: 1. Print and cut out PEMDAS task
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
5.OA.A.1, 6.EE.A.1
$3.00
30
Digital Download PDF (0.82 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 10th year in education. I received a fabulous education at Kansas State University--go Wildcats! In college I student taught in an 8th grade social studies room, a 1st grade, 5th grade and a 4th grade classroom. After college, I taught 4th grade for five years. I think 4th grade is a perfect age! :) For the past three years, I have been a reading interventionist at a 5/6 grade center. This year I am tackling math intervention, in addition to reading!!

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

Recipient of the Valley Center Education Foundation Grant

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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