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Liven up your journal writing program with Tic-Tac-Toe choice grids. This download has 28 different choice grids (252 prompts in all), enough for the whole year. Each week, students choose three of the nine prompts to write about. If your students
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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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Here are over 300 Teacher Tips categorized alphabetically and listed in a quick-to-read bulleted format. Some of the tips are basic for new teachers, but many may be ones you haven't seen before. 19 Pages! Favorites are bolded. Categories
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Help your students to improve their writing and vocabularies by using these synonyms for 23 common words as a quick reference. There are 16 synonyms for each word, except, "said," which has 36 synonyms. There synonyms are presented in 3 formats so
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Use this I Have, Who Has game to practice the state capitals. To play, distribute the cards more or less evenly to your students. The order does not matter as long as the cards have been mixed up. Then have a student read the bottom half of his or
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Here are 117 holiday and seasonal journal prompts arranged in 13 grids of nine prompts each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. These are meant to be used at specific times of the year. Students choose three of the nine prompts to write about at the start
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Here are 20 Fun Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.
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Here is a great way to add a little holiday fun into your journal writing program. Students choose three of the nine prompts to write about at the start of the week. If your students journal five days each week, you could use the Tic-Tac-Toe prompts
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"Hunger Games" Would You Rather Questions FREE Got a few extra minutes? Ask your students one of these intriguing Would You Rather questions about the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. You can also get Panem to Panem, a game based on Hunger Games
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Here are 20 Fun St. Patrick's Day themed Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used St. Patrick's Day Would You Rather Questions FREE Use
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"Harry Potter" Would You Rather Questions FREE Got a few extra minutes? Ask your students one of these intriguing Would You Rather questions about the The Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. You may also want to check out "Harry Potter" Hogwarts
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Facebook "Like" Comment Notes - Fun for Everyone! FREE Here is a great way to bring Facebook to real life. Give these "Like" comment notes to students, teachers, support staff, parent voluneteers, family, friends, and anyone else who does
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Pricing your products can be one of the most challenging parts of selling on TpT. Use these handy pricing charts as a guide!
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Classroom Procedure Checklist for the Start of the Year - FREE Make sure you have all your procedural ducks in a row with this handy classroom procedures checklist. A must for any first year teacher and a great reminder for those who have been
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Here are 20 Valentine's Day Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.
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Here are 20 Would You Rather Questions for springtime and Easter! Kids love these questions, which are great for building critical thinking skills. Use them as discussion prompts, writing prompts, in centers, small groups, or even as homework. Great
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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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