Pencils and Polka Dots 101

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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This 2 week unit plan for Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is a great novel for any young adult. It is geared specifically toward 5th grade students. I taught this to the highest reading group in 5th grade, so it could easily transfer to a 6th grade
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
18 ratings
3.7
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This student journal covers a 2 week period and accompanies a unit plan for Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. It is a great novel for any young adult. The unit plan and journal is geared specifically toward 5th grade students. I taught this to the
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This set of Hollywood themed Text Features is a great bulletin board idea as well as a teaching tool that can be used in any grade level. Improve your student's reading comprehension of non-fiction texts by teaching them these important text
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
Engage your students and teach the comprehension skill "Re-Telling" with this great new text by Dan Santat. All materials are included in the product.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This poster that can be hung, laminated, or placed anywhere in your classroom is a great way for students to remember to "Pause for Punctuation" when they are reading. The visual cues of each punctuation mark along with it's name is a great way for
Subjects:
Reading, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This great printable can be used as a poster, bulletin board, binder, literacy center, packet, or activity in any kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom! Each house has the word family written at the top. Words containing that specific word
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This product is a bookmark that students can use while reading to help improve their fluency. It is the same theme as the "Pause for Punctuation" original document in my store, but in a bookmark form so that your students can use it independently.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This technology centered project is designed to review the three types of verbs - action, helping, and linking. Students will work to create a Wordle that shows their knowledge of each verb and their uses.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Instructional Technology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.4.1, L.4.1c, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
Engage your students and teach the comprehension skill "Predicting" with this great mentor text by Maribeth Boelts. All materials are included in the product.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This Story Map is a great tool within your classroom for any age group. Students can complete this in a Literacy Center for a class story or individually while reading alone. This can also help teachers to introduce the ideas of Theme and Story
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
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26 ratings
4.0
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By Pencils and Polka Dots 101
This teacher's guide provides you with the following items related to the text, A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon. Included: -Author Introduction -Reviews -Awards -Synopsis -Unique Generic Qualities -Vocabulary -Pre-Reading
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching 4th grade at a private Christian school outside of Washington, DC. Substitute taught various grades including Kindergarten and Fourth Grade in the Seneca Valley School District outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Student taught in 1st grade and 6th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student Centered

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated with High Honors in Elementary Education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Grove City College in May of 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. Currently taking classes towards my Master's degree as a Reading Specialist through the University of Virginia.

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