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Your students will get plenty of inferencing practice with these 24 task cards. Each card features a short passage with a text-dependent question. Students will need to use clues within the text to infer their answers. Perfect for test prep. Use
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Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The
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Use these 16 short story cards to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets so that you can differentiate as needed: multiple choice, short answer, and half and half. There are also answer keys for each
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Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much
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Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 24 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each
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Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. Each card features a short reading passage and the three multiple choice PIE options. Students are also asked to justify their answers. This activity is meant to be
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Use these 24 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 24 cards includes a nonfiction text
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Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without
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There are so many ways to use these 64 Common Core Aligned Literature Response Cards! Here are some suggestions: -Use in conjunction with close reading. Use as writing prompts for reading journals. -Require students to complete a certain number of
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Tired of Book Reports? Here are 15 engaging and fun Book Projects that you can use with any book! Each project includes a student handout explaining what to do and a grading rubric. The handouts and rubrics are all formatted the same (with
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Here are 45 literature response activities arranged in five grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. There is also a list of all 45 activities at the end of the document. These can be used with any chapter book and are great for
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Close Reading is an important, but often difficult skill to teach (and to learn!) This close reading toolkit is designed to work with any informational (nonfiction) text and to address all of the Common Core RI standards. You can use these
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Your students will love these 22 "Any Book" literature response printables! They are the perfect, ready-to-use way to keep your students accountable for what they are reading. Just what you need if you use an independent reading program such as
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These Text Time passages are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 120 passages. The passages are a mix of
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Use these 32 task cards to help your student identify first person, third person – limited, and third person - omniscient points of view. Each card includes a short, fictional passage and the three multiple choice options. Students will need to read
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This resource is designed to help your students get more out of their informational text (nonfiction) reading.These printables will work with any nonfiction book. The first 24 pages are printables that include pre-reading activities, exploring
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Use these 32 multiple choice genre cards to help your students learn to identify the different literary genres. Each card features a short passage and a multiple choice question. The following eight genres are included and each genre is featured on
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Use these 24 informational text (nonfiction) inference task cards to help your students draw conclusions and make inferences. Each card features a short, engaging passage, a text-dependent inference question, and a second question requiring students
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Reading Response Printables to Use with Any Book! Just like the first set of reading response printables, this set is jam-packed with ready-to-use, fun and effective activities to keep your students accountable for their reading. They will love
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This resource includes everything you need to implement an independent literary genres program with your students. There are over 30 printable worksheets for seven different genres. For each genre there is a Pre-Reading Worksheet, a Two-page Guided
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Most of my teaching experience is with gifted and talented students in grades 2-5 though I have worked with children of all ages in general education classrooms as well. A few years ago I stopped teaching in order to write nonfiction children's books full time. Gradually over the next few years, my career changed from writing to creating teaching materials here on Teacher Pay Teacher. I love creating teaching products (most recently task cards) and feel just as passionate about my work now as I did when I was teaching. I also love knowing that my products help thousands of teachers and reach tens of thousands of students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One of my most important mentors said that we should give students "Freedom within structure." I took that concept to heart and it has resulted in a motivating, challenging, and highly effective leaning environment. I think kids should love coming to school. That is how I taught when I was in the classroom and that is what I keep in mind when I create teaching resources for TpT. My goal is to create high-quality products that are easy to use and include some element or creative or critical thinking. Many of my products are also aligned to Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am currently a Top Ten seller on TpT, both for all time as well as in the weekly lists. I am the all time number one seller for grades 3-5. In addition, I have written over 100 nonfiction books for children for a variety of publishers as well as several teacher resource books.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Western Washington University.

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