Mrs Renz Class

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This mega set priced nearly 40% off includes 11 creative and fun book projects PLUS literary elements posters and slideshow PLUS literary story elements flip reference and genre posters with book example lists. You decide the order you teach these
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Help students understand the genre definitions with these posters and example book lists. There are 10 genre posters with definitions and 10 book lists. Also included are some 3 choices of word wall poster titles and there's a bonus reading
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Help students find the SWEETNESS in poetry! Teaching poetry vocabulary can be SWEET with this set of poetry vocabulary posters and slideshow designed to help students understand the language of poetry. You'll get 33 poetry definition posters
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Help students have fun analying Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s poem, “Casey at the Bat” with this task card mini-unit and so much more. This poem is on the 4th & 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on
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Help students have fun and analyze Roald Dahl’s poem, “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf” with this mini unit task card set. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12
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Help students enjoy analyzing Pat Mora’s poem, “Words Free As Confetti” with this fun task card mini-unit set. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing
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Help students learn to analyze Emily Dickinson’s poem, “A Bird Came Down the Walk” with this mini unit task card set. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards
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Help students enjoy analyzing Robert Frost’s poem, “Dust of Snow” with this fun mini unit and task card set. This poem is on the 4th & 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing
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Help students learn to analyze “The Echoing Green” by William Blake with this fun task card mini unit. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing evidence
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Help students learn to analyze Carl Sandburg’s poem, “Fog” with this fun task card mini-unit. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing evidence from
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Help students learn to analyze Grace Nichols’ poem, “They Were My People” with this fun task card mini unit. This poem is on the 4th and 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing
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You will analyze with confidence Emma Lazarus' poem, "The New Colossus using this great task card set (and so much more). There's lots of materials included in this set to help teachers quickly understand and teach students to enjoy the language
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love teaching intermediate grade students! I've taught mostly grades 4, 5 and blended classes plus 6th grade, middle school math, 1st grade, high school at-risk computers, and served as our district's K-12 Academic Achievement Specialist.

I'm now retired from 34 years teaching in Oregon's public schools and am passionate about helping other teachers by sharing what worked for me. I've taught blends and large class sizes of 30+ students, so the independent projects and activities I developed got students focused and gave me time to teach curriculum to students in the other grade level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I give students choices using projects, activities, and hands-on materials and integrate technology everywhere possible to get the highest results.

Students rise to our expectations, so we must teach each child as if he or she is gifted and talented. Expect a lot, get a lot!

Students should not have to ask, "When are we ever going to use this?" If you teach with real life applications, they will KNOW.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Disney Teacher Award Honoree, 2006
• Microsoft's First Worldwide Innovative Teacher
• Intel Innovative Teacher, 2005
• JASON XV Teacher Argonaut, Panama, Dr. Robert Ballard's Expedition Team, 2004
• Mount Vernon Teachers Institute Recipient from Oregon, 2010
• Mount Vernon Lesson Plan of the Year, 2010
• OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award, 2011
• Featured in the book, One-On-One with America's Most Inspiring Teachers, 2011
• Featured in the book, Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times, 2004
• Redmond Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, 2003

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• Master of Arts in Teaching
• Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
• Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate
• Mathematics Endorsement through Algebra I
• Reading Endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live on in Oregon on a 10-acre farm in Oregon with my husband and our sixth Golden Retriever. Our only daughter is a Physical Therapist in New England. I enjoy family times, kayaking, traveling and camping, quilting, reading, and exploring the great outdoors.
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