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These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. Each type of
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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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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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This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in whatever way
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These engaging, no-prep Text Time passages (written by a published children's author) will provide your students with consistent and rigorous close reading practice. There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5)
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This terrific resource includes 37 pages of poetry writing activities. The vast majority of these are ready-to-use printables for 21 different kinds of poems. Each introduction worksheet includes a description of the poem, the poetry pattern, an
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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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These 28 pages of ready-to-use math activities reinforce basic skills such as addition,, multiplication, measurement, mental math, elapsed time etc. in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as
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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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This is a bundle of 25 ready-to-use language arts worksheets plus answer keys. There are worksheets that reinforce basic grammar concepts as well as figures of speech. These worksheets are meant to be used as supplemental practice material after you
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Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) This download includes two sets of 42 printables - one for 16 words and one for 20 words. The bulk of this packet is made up of 42 ready-to-use spelling
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Here are 20 no prep printables to help your students learn how to use the dictionary effectively. Some of them focus on specific skills and can stand alone, while others require the use of a dictionary. Worksheets that are used with a dictionary can
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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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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 in small groups. This product includes the following scavenger hunts
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Mad Lib Type Activities - 20 Pages of Parts of Speech Fun! Here are 20 Mad Lib type activities to use with your students. They feature kid-friendly topics and can be used alone, in partners, or in groups. A fun and motivating way to practice parts
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Here are 14 Ready to Use Current Events Activities. There are 12 Current Events worksheet and graphic organizers that can be used with any article. There is also a Current Events Sharing form for students to use with an article that will be shared
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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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Learning how to use commas correctly does not have to be boring! These motivating worksheets will make kids laugh while they learn how to punctuate properly. The worksheets give rules and opportunities for practice using funny sentences that will
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Take your morning work to the next level with I ♥ Literacy! In addition to skills practice, your students will also be thinking critically and creatively. A wide variety of activities are used on these 50 pages, each with its own high interest,
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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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