Mrs Renz Class

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Mrs Renz Class
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This is the ultimate set of language arts reference pages ready to print and glue onto a file folder. These ELA lapbooks for grades 3-5 give reference materials to help students be independent learners. These pages are jam packed with academic
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Make a poetry reference tool with this figurative language interactive notebook set. Students will learn the definitions and give examples under the flap with this simple to cut set. Included are the figurative language foldable templates for the
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Students need reminders of strategies that good readers use. This set of 8 posters in 4 font choices and colors is written in first person voice so students can ask themselves the questions as they read. The poster set is great for helping with
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The CCSS Reading Literacy Standards ask students to read and respond to poetry. This poetry reflection form can be used with any poem and addresses five of the reading literacy standards every time you read and reflect on a poem. Grade 3:
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This set includes 7 forms for students to use to record responses to reading as well as using the forms with word work. Included: •Reading Log – a daily log with two days per page format that can be used any time you choose for students to respond
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Help your students understand the literary elements and story elements vocabulary terms with this bundled set of literary elements flip book reference chart and story elements posters. I included the posters in PowerPoint slideshow format for you,
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Use this mini-unit of poetry analysis close reading task cards and other materials to help students understand and enjoy the poem, “Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. This poem is on the the CCSS-ELA text exemplar list for
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This mini unit of poetry analysis close reading task cards and other materials to help you teach the poem, “Who Has Seen the Wind?” by Christina Rossetti. with confidence. This poem is on the the CCSS-ELA text exemplar list for Grades 2-3. The set
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This is a set of poetry analysis close reading task cards and other materials to teach the poem, “Autumn” by Emily Dickinson. This poem is on the the CCSS-ELA text exemplar list for Grades 2-3. The set gives you 15 task cards and all of the
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This mini unit of poetry analysis close reading task cards and other materials helps you teach students to analyze the poem, “Afternoon On a Hill” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This poem is on the the CCSS-ELA text exemplar list for Grades 2-3. The
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Enjoy this simple story map planner sheet to record the story elements. It's a great story map organizer for students to use as they read novels or picture books. Tips for Use: ✔︎ Read picture books to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Have them
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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.


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.


• 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


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


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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