PamlaJJ's Learning Library

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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
This unit features Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds in which Cam and her sidekick Eric witness the robbery of a jewelry store. When no one else seems able to identify the well-disguised thief, Cam steps in to solve the case. The
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
148
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
The impact family budget decisions may have on a child is not often reflected in children�s literature. The Chalk Box Kid, written by Clyde Robert Bulla and published in 1987, is the exception to this rule. Written with the beginning chapter
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
118
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many families, but would it be the same without the turkey and all the trimmings? That's the question the Tappletons must answer in this heartwarming tale. My accompanying literature unit emphasizes reading
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$3.00
49
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
The title of this book says it all! In Catwings Return, author Ursula LeGuin reunites the four flying kittens she introduced in her original book Catwings. Their new adventures take them back to London where they meet a fifth sibling. Eager readers
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
51
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
In my own humble opinion, learning sticks longer and stronger when it is introduced and reinforced in a fun and engaging way. I accomplish this by using games as often as possible. The game I offer in this download reinforces the vowel combinations
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
30
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
The correct use of a ruler to measure linear objects in both centimeters and inches is an important skill primary students need to learn. This activity gives students an opportunity to do just that. It could also be used to teach students how to
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Math Centers, Computation
$3.00
39
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Cam Jansen is a junior detective created by author David Adler. Equipped with a photographic memory, she stars in a series of mysteries written for the confident 2nd through 4th grade reader. These early chapter books place our heroine in
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$5.00
127
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Thank heavens for children's author Beverly Cleary! Without her, the world of children's literature wouldn't include Ramona Quimby and the series of books that feature her trials and tribulations as she grows up. Few writers can get inside the
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$8.00
31
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
This 23 page unit reinforces reading comprehension skills including summarizing, drawing conclusions, making inferences, understanding character motivation, and ordering events. Students are also given the opportunity to make and confirm
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$8.00
29
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
This is an elementary literature unit designed to increase reading comprehension for second through fourth graders. Students will summarize chapters, order main events, recall details, and define character traits in the process of completing it.
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$8.00
92
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Every book in The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne is a combination of fantasy and non-fiction. Jack and Annie, the intrepid brother and sister team who are the main characters in every story, are magically transported to interesting
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$6.00
53
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
This literature unit is designed to introduce vocabulary, generate predictions, and enhance comprehension as the student reads The Canada Geese Quilt by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. The first worksheet asks students to read the back cover synopsis of
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books
$7.00
26
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Looking for an beginning of the year activity that will help your students get to know each other? Interested in building a positive classroom community? Need to learn your new students� names while getting a glimpse at how they
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
60
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Is Horrible Harry really horrible? This is the question young readers will grapple with as they enjoy Horrible Harry in Room 2B, the first book in the Horrible Harry series written by Suzy Kline. The literature unit I have created enhances the
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$5.00
85
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
This elementary level reading unit emphasizes reading comprehension skills such as recalling details, ordering events, comparing characters, and identifying story elements. Nate the Great is the young reader's version of the hard boiled detective
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Minilessons
$4.00
48
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
The forty-seven page literature unit I've created to accompany this book's eleven chapters introduces the reader to new vocabulary, encourages them to make predictions, and requires them to answer comprehension questions. An extension activity
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$8.00
18
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Nate the Great is for young readers what the hard boiled detectives in Raymond Chandler's novels are to adults. Written in tongue-in-cheek style by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and charmingly illustrated by Marc Simont, the Nate the Great series
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
27
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is a timeless tale of winter's beauty. A young boy and his father trek through the frozen landscape on a moonlit winter's night in the hope of seeing an owl in flight. This book is a lesson in descriptive writing, and my three
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
55
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Bloy Graham is a work of fiction written for first through third grade reader that teaches children more about how spiders live than do many non-fiction texts. It would be a perfect addition to any spider-y thematic
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
16
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By PamlaJJ's Learning Library
The thirty-four page literature unit I've created to accompany this book's twelve chapters introduces the reader to new vocabulary and encourages them to make predictions. After reading, students answer comprehension questions and tackle an
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.10
$7.00
28
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for a total of 32 years, mostly in second grade. After getting my Masters in special education, I spent 5 years as an LD Resource teacher before returning to the regular classroom. I have taught third grade and a multi-age primary class as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have little if any patience for "data-driven instruction", the name my District gave to the practice of making sure students excel on NCLB mandated tests. It suggests that teachers never looked at the progress of their students and worked to fill in gaps before NCLB. Statistics have their place, but they should never be the primary measure of a teacher's competence.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I made it through thirty-two years of teaching without losing my love of teaching. I could not earn a higher honor. I am quoted in Regie Routman's book Reading Essentials published by Heinemann Books in 2003. She spent a week mentoring our school in 2002 and I was fortunate enough to work with her in my classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. I received my Masters in Special Education from the same institution seven years later. Towards the end of my careerl I became a CLIP -trained teacher, a variation on the Reading Recovery Program instituted by Marie Clay.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to write, but my teaching strength is early literacy. I breed Labrador Retrievers. I am now retired and have no regrets as far as my career is concerned.

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