Murphy James

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United States - Arizona - Phoenix
Murphy James
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Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon
 
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the life of a chick from egg to chick. This is a brief description about how the process from egg to chick occurs, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
39 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the life cycle of a plant. A brief description of facts about the stages of plant growth.. Presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
31 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the Honey Bee A brief description of facts about the bee.. Presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing the close read, related
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
33 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the Mallard Duck. A brief description of facts about the duck.. Presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing the close read, related
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
30 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the Life of a butterfly. A brief description of facts about the changes the insect makes as it becomes a butterfly.. Presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
27 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the Black Widow Spider. A brief description of facts about the spider, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing the close read,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
13 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the beetle known as the Ladybug, This is a brief description about the beetle, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing the close
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
14 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the amazing ocean mammal, The Blue Whale, This is a brief description about the whale, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for performing the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
15 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This is a great tool, which can be used during the second half of Kindergarten and into the entire year of First Grade. Students are given "stars" for including each piece of the rubric in their work. The first rubric is as follows: *I started
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Posters, Rubrics
$2.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the Cottontail Rabbit, otherwise known as the Easter Bunny. This is a brief description about the rabbit, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Easter, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
13 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the endearing sea creature called the Seahorse. This is a brief description about the Seahorse, presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with pictures, informational text, steps for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Printables
$1.75
14 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This close read focuses on the meaning behind Valentine's Day. Not about love but more about treating others with caring and kindness. Presented in a way which is easy for a young child to understand. Complete with Illustrations, informational
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
With the expectations of the new common core, children do not only have to retell the sequence of a story with words, but also with writing. This little book is the perfect tool to guide students through a retell of story events. It makes it easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This is a lesson that I performed with my Kindergarten class. It was so much fun! All the materials are here for you. There is some assembly required :): This Lesson Includes the Following: *Complete and Scripted Lesson Outline *Flannel Story
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Critical Thinking
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Murphy James
This is a blank check sheet which can be used for recording skills mastered, assessment results, attendance, materials turned in, etc...
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
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12 ratings
4.0
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I have been teaching for 24 years and have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade.

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