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Inference Task Cards: 24 challenging paragraph cards Inference is such a tricky skill to master, but these 24 cards can help! Use them orally in small groups, or individually as a writing assignment at a literacy center. Another option is to use
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Theme Task Cards: Find the Theme Story Cards for CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 Use these 16 story cards to help your students gain confidence in finding the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets so that you can differentiate as needed:
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Summarize It! Task Cards: Informational Text Paragraph Cards, CCSS Aligned 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
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These 30 ready-to-use figurative language worksheets 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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Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Multiple Choice Story Cards Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to practice inferring character traits. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep. If you want your students to go a little
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Book Report Projects with Grading Rubrics 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
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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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Close Reading Toolkit for Informational Text (Nonfiction) Close Reading is an important, but often difficult skill to teach (and to learn!) This close reading toolkit will make it so much easier! It is designed to work with any informational
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Reading Response Printables to Use with Any Book! CCSS Aligned 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
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This bundle of 22 challenging and fun math activities is sure to be a hit with your students. These activities reinforce basic skills in fun and interesting ways. Most require some logic or critical thinking. They can be used as supplemental
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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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Informational Text (Nonfiction) Printables and Guided Reports for Any Book This resource is designed to help your students get more out of their informational text (nonfiction) reading. It is designed to work with any nonfiction book. You can use
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Spelling Printables: 42 Printables for 16 or 20 words - Use Any List! Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) This download includes two sets of printables - one for 16 words and one for 20 words. The
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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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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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Dictionary Printables: Ready-to-Use w/ Answer Keys, CCSS Aligned 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
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Current Events Printables - Use with Any Article! Great for Informational Text! 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
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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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Close Reading Passages with Text Dependent Questions. No prep and Perfect for back to school. These Text Time passages are just what you need for ready-to-use comprehension and close reading practice. There are 60 passages, each presented at two
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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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My curly hair icon was inspired by a cartoon I used to draw on student worksheets and parent communications. Here is what I really look like:
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