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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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Here are 32 short passage cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. Five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometime called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem
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These 32 short passage drawing conclusions task cards are a great way to practice inference, which can be one of the trickier reading strategies. The multiple choice format makes them ideal for test prep. Students can use these cards individually
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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 32 short passage cards to practice inferring character traits. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep or as a supplament to your reading skills lesson. If you want your students to go a little deeper, there are
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Here are 32 sequencing cards to help your students master this important reading strategy. Each card features a short passage (with signal words) and a sequencing question about the order of events. Each paragraph is used on two consecutive cards to
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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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Inference is such a difficult reading strategy for many students, but these 24 short passage cards can help! Use them orally in small groups or individually as a writing assignment. Students can answer on a separate piece of paper and track the
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Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for
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These 32 context clue task cards will help your students to better understand what they read and to improve their vocabularies. Great for test prep too! Students can use these cards individually at a center or they could also test each other in
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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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Here are 24 cards to help your students practice inferring and making predictions. Each card features a short passage and two text-dependent questions. Use them orally in small groups or individually as a writing assignment. Students can answer on
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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 task cards to help your students practice the making connections reading strategy. The cards are divided into three sets of eight, one for each of the three types of connection (text to self, text to text, and text to world). Because
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These 24 inference cards each feature a short passage and two text-dpendent questions. They are perfect for helping your students master this difficult but important reading strategy. Use them orally in small groups, or individually as a writing
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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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