Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy

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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This is a set of 6 maps showing the major landforms and landscapes of the United States. They familiarize students with US physical geography. Map #1- Major Mountain RangesMap #2- Major Rivers and LakesMap #3- Major DesertsMap #4- Major ForestsMap
Subjects:
Geography, Earth Sciences, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Print this document, cut it into strips, laminate the strips, and your students will have number lines that they can use for adding, subtracting, counting, and identifying numbers. The number lines can also be used as bookmarks. These number lines
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Printables
FREE
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This packet has two activity pages for every three chapters of James and the Giant Peach. In my class, we read three chapters every Friday (lasting 13 weeks). Students draw and write about characters, favorite scenes, settings, and main events. They
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literature Circles, Interactive Notebooks, Activities
$4.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Students collect their own data on a chosen topic and graph the results on a bar, pie, picture, or tally graph.
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
My Large Alphabet Cards measure 5 in. x 8 in. and were illustrated by my husband :) Each card features its letter in uppercase and lowercase form with a charming illustration and instructional dots and arrows for handwriting. Cards can be printed,
Subjects:
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Flash Cards, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets are a set of 26 printable alphabet stick puppets that introduce beginning readers to phonics. Each puppet tells a simple, memorable story that teaches a letter sound and corresponding body motion. A list of
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Whole Courses, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.2, RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.2, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d
$20.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This is a kindergarten response packet for Charlotte's Web including 1 cover page, 3 pages for drawing characters, 11 pages for drawing and describing plot events, 6 pages for drawing and describing different settings, 1 page for drawing and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This document includes eleven different number grids (1-100) for counting by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, tens, elevens, and twelves. Each grid has blank spaces that students fill in with the multiples for the number
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
$2.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Geology Maps (K-4): The Ring of Fire and The San Andreas FaultThis set includes two versions of three different maps, for a total of six maps. The first version is designed for K-2 and the second version is for 3-4. The first map shows the tectonic
Subjects:
Geography, Earth Sciences
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Teacher’s Creatures Chunk Puppets are a set of 9 printable stick puppets that teach the sounds for the digraphs SH, TH, and CH, the R-controlled vowels AR and ER/IR/UR, the vowel chunks OW/OU, OY/OI, and OO (as in book) and the silent letters
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans
$8.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
I read this series to kindergarteners and first graders in sections of 2 or 3 chapters per week. This response packet has 2-3 pages per section and lasts for 12 weeks. Students draw characters, favorite scenes, settings, and specific details about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Literature Circles, Activities
$4.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This worksheet teaches students how to write the numbers 0-9 correctly, focusing on where to start writing the number and how many 'pickups' it has (how many times you lift your pencil during formation). The writing instructions are clear, simple,
Subjects:
Numbers, Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
FREE
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Teacher’s Creatures Beginning Language Arts Workbook is a component of The Monaco Method for Early Literacy and a companion to Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets. The workbook teaches phonics, handwriting, reading, and spelling with full color
Subjects:
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Original Textbooks, Workbooks
$30.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
I have been creating and using what I call “homework kits” in my kindergarten classroom since 2003. Each kit is housed in a unique container and filled with books, language arts activities, and math activities that are based around a theme inspired
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Homework
$20.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
The Teacher's Creatures Beginning Handwriting Workbook is a printable PDF handwriting workbook that teaches children how to write each letter of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase form. It also teaches children to read and write CVC words using
Subjects:
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Workbooks, Printables
$20.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
The Monaco Method for Early Literacy is an integrated literacy program based on Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets. I have been using it since 2004 to teach kindergarteners and first graders how to read, write, and spell with complete success.
Subjects:
Handwriting, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Whole Courses
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b, RF.K.1c, RF.K.1d, RF.K.2, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e...
$80.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This is an alphabetic version of my free download “Write Your Numbers Right” that teaches correct letter formation with clear, simple instructions. The instructions are consistent with those found in my Teacher’s Creatures Beginning Handwriting
Subjects:
Handwriting
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
For Parents, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
Spice up your classroom with this set of ten bold, colorful signs consisting of silly puns, clever wordplay, and grammar-themed jokes on the subjects of English, math, and geography. Each sign measures 10x6.Print. Laminate. Post. Make your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Geography
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
$4.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
This product is a map of the United States showing the three main pioneer trails used during westward expansion (The Oregon Trail, The Mormon Trail, and The California Trail). The map names the cities/forts of departure and arrival. The first map
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
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By Monaco Lane Curriculum for Early Literacy
One "pro" of online learning during the 2020-2021 school year was that my students chose three emoji each day to express their mood and put them after their name on Zoom. I'll be keeping this tradition going in the classroom next year with extra
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Clip Art, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Andrea Monaco Randall. I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade at Santa Cruz Children’s School in California since 2003. I also taught preschool from 2000-2003 just after graduating from Sonoma State University with a multiple subject (ECE emphasis) credential. I made my first set of Teacher's Creatures Phonics Puppets in 2004, and have been using them to teach reading, spelling, and handwriting since then with great success. In 2011, during my eighth year at SCCS, my mentor and co-teacher, Adele Gardner, inspired me to share my ideas with the world. Now, in addition to teaching and raising my two-and-a-half-year-old son, I have a small business called Monaco Lane: Curriculum for Early Literacy. It has become a family business of sorts; I make the Teacher’s Creatures Phonics Puppets and word family houses, my husband illustrates the workbook, flashcards, and puppet outlines (and maintains the website: www.monacolane.com) and my mom makes the Teacher’s Creatures Letter Bags. I use each and every Monaco Lane product to teach reading in my own classroom. I hope you and your students enjoy using curriculum by Monaco Lane!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to get kids excited about learning. The Teacher's Creatures Phonics Puppets I created do just that; they teach memorable stories and body motions for each letter (including long and short vowels, as well as 6 letter chunks) that children connect with and easily recall when they are learning how to read. I feel strongly about using real, hands on educational materials in a world that is being overrun by screens and apps. My curriculum is simple, tangible, and interactive so students remain engaged and eager to learn. Handwriting is another one of my teaching passions. I had been unhappy with the traditional manuscript font found in most language arts workbooks for years. I feel it is a misrepresentation of how handwritten letters are formed and appear when written. I took matters into my own hands (literally!) and created a handwritten font called “Get Real” because I want my students to have an authentic example of handwriting. I have found that other programs use confusing metaphors and complex instructions to explain handwriting. My program, The Monaco Method for Early Literacy, uses clear, simple instructions for teaching children to write, focusing on two things: where the letter starts and how many ‘pick ups’ it has (how many times you lift your pencil during formation). When Teacher's Creatures Phonics Puppets are combined with Teacher's Creatures Letter Bags, Teacher's Creatures Long and Short Vowel Neighborhoods (word family houses), The Teacher's Creatures Beginning Handwriting Workbook, and puppet outlines for children to color and take home, the result is a completely creative literacy program that will teach your class how to read, write, and spell year after year.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Shining Teacher Moments: 1.) When a student reads a word by making the motions and sounds of the phonics puppets related to each letter. 2.) When (on "Thankful Thursday") a student says, "I am thankful for the puppets because they teach me the letters of the alphabet." and 3.) When a student tells their mom to drive faster on the way to school or is sad about going on vacation because they don't want to meet missing a puppet.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up in Boulder Creek, California, attended San Lorenzo Valley High School, and graduated from Sonoma State University, where I earned a BA in communications and a multiple subject credential with an emphasis in preschool through third grade. I have been teaching kindergarten at a private school since 2003, where I have been given the freedom to create and use my own curriculum. Over the years I have been able to teach many children, fine tuning and adjusting my curriculum along the way so that what I am selling today will fit the needs of your students. I continue to learn and grow with each passing year as a teacher, and am always looking for new ideas, inspiration, and curriculum that will enhance the learning in my classroom and yours!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I formally presented my curriculum for the first time at the annual Asilomar Reading Conference in January of 2012. It was a very valuable experience for me as a person, a teacher, and a businesswoman! I look forward to displaying at The PK1 Conference in Santa Clara on January 18-20, 2013. For more information and curriculum, visit my website: www.monacolane.com. To watch Teacher's Creatures Phonics Puppets in action, search "Teacher's Creatures" on Youtube. To stay up-to-date on the happenings in my classroom, new curriculum, and special sales, follow my blog at teacherscreaturesphonicspuppets.wordpress.com. I also feature FREE instructions and worksheets for creating magical homework kits for kindergarten.

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