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Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: PIE - Persuade, Inform & Entertain Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students have
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Cause and Effect Task Cards: 24 paragraph cards. Use these 24 task cards to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in text. Each card has a short story and asks students to identify both a cause and an effect from the text.
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Drawing Conclusions Task Cards: 32 Multiple Choice Inference Cards These short story 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
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Informational Text Structures Task Cards: 32 Multiple Choice Paragraph Cards Here are 32 multiple choice task cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. For the purposes of these cards, five text structures
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These 40 ready-to-use worksheets (with answer keys) are designed to help your students use affixes correctly and to understand new words by looking at affixes and word roots. This resource is correlated with Common Core Standards for grades 3-5
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Figurative Language Task Cards: 27 Cards for Similes, Idioms and More! Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and
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Sequencing Task Cards: 32 Reading Strategy Paragraph Cards Here are 32 sequencing cards to help your students master this important reading strategy. Each card features a paragraph (with signal words) and a sequencing question about the order of
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Inference Task Cards: 24 Short Story Cards for Grades 1-2. Inference is such a difficult reading strategy for many children, but these 24 cards can help! Use them orally in small groups or individually as a writing assignment. Students can answer
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Reading Response Tic-Tac-Toe Activity Grids - Use with Any Book! 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
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Fact and Opinion Task Cards: 32 challenging multiple choice cards Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep. If you want your students
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Would You Rather Questions: 200 Discussion Starters and Writing Prompts Perfect for back to school - These intriguing questions will help you get to know your students and help them get to know each other. Kids love them and as you can see below,
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Poetry Writing Unit - 21 Poem Pattern Printables with Instructions & Examples. This terrific resource includes 37 pages of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use worksheets for 21 different kinds of poems. Each
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Number Sense Task Cards: 24 challenging number logic problems Use these 24 Name that Number cards for added math enrichment. Each card is numbered so students can easily track which cards they have completed. Students can record their answers on
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Multiple Meaning Words Task Cards Set 1: 32 Multiple Choice Cards for CCS L.4 Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce common multiple meaning words (homographs). Each of the featured words appears on two cards. For example, the word
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Scavenger Hunts: 18 for Dictionary, Library, Math, Nature, Internet + This is a collection of 18 fun and educational scavenger hunts. Scavenger hunts are a motivating way for kids to explore a subject or medium. They can be done individually or
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Super Sentences Task Cards: 32 Cards for Improving Sentences (Grades 2-5) Each of these cards requires students to follow instructions to improve a simple sentence by adding and/or changing words. Students will not only learn to make more
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Fast Finishers Creative and Critical Thinking Task Cards Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different higher level thinking activity. Your students are sure to love these cards! Thinkables can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom.
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Dictionary Dig Task Cards: 30 Challenges to Practice Dictionary Skills Each of these 30 Dictionary Dig task cards cards each require students to find a word in the dictionary that fits the given clue. The clues are open-ended, so there will be
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Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards Use these 32 short answer task cards to practice inferring character traits. The short answer format is both challenging and somewhat open-ended. While a sample answer key is included,
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Setting Task Cards: 32 Multiple Choice Story Cards Use these 32 Setting Task Cards to help students practice using their inference skills. Each of these cards features a short paragraph and one of these three multiple choice questions: ~Where does
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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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