Nana Fran's Teaching Resources is a mother/daughter team. Mom has 31 years of classroom teaching experience in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta. For the last eight of these years I have been in an administrative position. Tracy is a teacher in Saskatchewan, with teaching experience in several locations in Alberta. She writes the primary resources as well as some of the elementary resources. She has nine years of classroom experience ranging from K to Grade 6 as well as EST.
We both use the Balanced Literacy style of teaching. I am a proponent of Guided Reading and the Write Traits. I employ learning stations in my classroom to help individualize the curriculum. The curriculum guides, not the textbooks, are the basis for my lesson plans. Assessment for Learning, a concept developed by Anne Davies, is paramount in all of our resources. The use of portfolios and holistic assessment is evident in the activities we include in our lesson plans. The curriculum standards for each resource is identical to that of the specific province or state for which it is written.
Guided Reading Teacher Trainer; Trained in UBD; Literature Circle certified
B.A (English and History) B.Ed M.Ed ( Literacy)
With a son and two grandchildren in Ontario and a daughter and three grandchildren in Western Canada, Nana Fran travels quite a bit.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Music Composition, Physical Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Dance, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Coaching, Test Preparation, School Psychology, Close Reading