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Use these 60 cards as a fun creative thinking enrichment activity. Students can work on cards individually using notebook paper for their answers, or use as a game with groups. When using as a game, students can set a timer for one to three minutes
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Use these 32 multiple choice cards to practice word root meanings. Each card features two words with the same root and a choice of meanings. Students must use their knowlege of the word meanings to infer the correct answer. A student answer sheet
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Understanding informational text can be challenging, but this discounted task card bundle will make is so much easier (and more fun!) Task Card Sets included: Nonfiction Text Features (text feature definitions and activities to use with
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Use these 32 short passage cards to reinforce this important reading strategy. The cards are split evenly between fiction and nonfiction paragraphs. Students can answer on notebook paper and track their progress on the included recording sheet.
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Here are 104 Mental Math problems presented in a card format. Each card presents a different challenge and would be great for math warm up with the whole class or a small group. Partners could also use these cards. There are 8 cards on each page for
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Paraphrasing is an essential skill for many types of writing, but a difficult one to master. Each of these 32 paraphrasing task cards features a different fun fact sentence for students to paraphrase. Paraphrasing a single sentence is a great way to
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Save money with this discounted bundle of 3 Idiom Task Cards sets (32 cards per set for 96 cards total) to help your students learn the meanings of common idioms. In addition to the question cards, there is also a Challenge Card that can be used
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Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce some of the more tricky frequently-used homophones. These cards focus on just these six homophone sets: • its, it's • then, than, • were, we're • your, you're • too, to, two • there, their,
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Students often struggle with paragraph organization. These 32 cards will help them to get a better understand paragraph structure. Each card features a paragraph with a missing sentence. These cards are meant to be supplemental practice; to be used
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Use these 32 cards in your shades of meaning lesson plan to reinforce this language skill. The multiple choice format requires students to compare three related words and select the best one. Please keep in mind that shades of meaning is somewhat
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Each of these 32 place value cards presents a different three or four-digit number and three statements about that number. The challenge is to correctly identify the statement that is not true. Students must use the following skills be
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Use these 32 short answer cards to help your students master rounding to the nearest ten through the nearest million (CCSS 4.NBT.3). These cards are perfect for test prep and will work well at math centers, stations, for partner work, or with the
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These 72 Analogy Task Cards are divided into 3 color-coded sets of 24 cards each. Students can solve the analogies orally in groups or use the included answer sheet to record their answers. There are also answer keys for each card set so that your
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The ability to restate a question in order to answer in a complete sentence is important not only in test-taking situations, but also for many types of writing. These 35 task cards can help your students learn to put the question in the answer
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Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to help your students gain fluency with subject-verb agreement. On half the cards the students must select the correct verb and on the other half they must select the correct noun. Tricky words such as
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Use these 3 sets of multiple choice task cards to reinforce common homophones. Each set contains 32 cards, so you get 96 cards altogether. Within each set, each of the homophone pairs appear on two cards. For example, in Set 1 for Card #1, the
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Here are 200 appealing questions to get kids talking. Great when you have a few extra minutes or to use as journal prompts. The questions are all open-ended and kid-focused. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Contents of this
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Use these 32 multiple choice task cards for practicing simplifying (reducing) fractions. The multiple choice format makes this set perfect for test prep. A student answer sheet and an answer key is also included so that students can self-check. In
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Creative & Critical Thinking Printables: 21 pgs, Upper level Blooms This is a bundle of 21 fun and challenging worksheets designed to facilitate creative and critical thinking in your students. Most of them utilize the upper levels of Blooms
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Back to School and Beyond: Activities & Classroom Management Tools This back to school resource provides tools and activities to use during the first week of school and throughout the year. Everything is "ready to use" but can also be easily
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught students from grades K-8. As a classroom teacher, I taught mostly highly capable third and fourth graders, often creating curriculum to meet their needs. I have also taught technology and science to multiple grades. I am a published author of more than 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of topics. I have written for Harcourt, Lucent, and Rosen, among others. I have also written 10 teacher resource books for Evan-Moor including the Critical and Creative Thinking Skills series, a set of 6 books that I developed for the publisher. In addition, many of the task cards from my TpT store were used to create Kagan Publishing’s Quiz, Quiz, Trade series. I am also an advisor for Boom Learning, an open marketplace for teacher-created mobile apps.

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 an All Time Top Ten Seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and the #1 seller for grades 3-5. In July 2015 I was a keynote speaker at the Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in Las Vegas where I spoke to around 1,400 TpT teacher authors. I have also presented at every conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a BA in Developmental Psychology and a K-8 Teaching Certificate from Western Washington University.

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