RafiKey's to Success

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RafiKey's to Success
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My emphasis is on giving a student the tools needed to be an independent life-long learner.
 
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Students will use evidence in text and consider their own background knowledge to make educated guesses as they answer the who, what, when, where, why & how questions. This particular worksheet takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is super
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
$2.50
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By RafiKey's to Success
There are 8 scenario's for students to read that are real-life situations. There are also questions to consider for each scenario with the option to discuss it with their classmates or act it out.Objective: Train students to react appropriately when
Subjects:
Life Skills, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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Objective: Develop readers who apply multiple fix-it strategies to any struggle they encounter while reading. A lesson for struggling readers where:Students will learn why it's important to have strategies to fix their confusion.Students will have a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$4.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
When reading aloud struggling readers need to understand what qualifies a fluent reader: expression, rate, and accuracy. As those three qualifiers are broken down discuss expression by how the voice should reflect the emotions the author intended,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Rubrics
$2.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Using the 4MAT lesson design students will identify and apply their knowledge of the structure and elements of a story, describe how character traits determine the resolution of a conflict using the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?", analyze how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Using the 4-MAT lesson design, this unit has worked effectively in my classroom to create a safe learning environment and to build a classroom community of learners who respect one another and treat one another with kindness. Students will
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Activities
$10.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Once a student learns the short vowel sounds and recognizes the sound of each consonant they are ready for basic reading skills! Using pyramids as a warm-up to the daily reading practice, kindergartners gain confidence, understanding and word
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Students will use context clues to determine meaning of words, identify and apply knowledge of literary devices and analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning using works of Edgar Allan Poe (The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven). This 4 day
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Mini-Course
$5.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
This unit follows the 4MAT method where students connect, reflect, gather information, research, experiment, practice, and perform in order to master the ability to think critically about literature and then follow a specific writing formula to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Once a reader has mastered phonics skills and word decoding strategies he/she is ready to develop reading fluency. Using a Bible, primary composition notebook, highlighters, and Bible pens, this unique product allows parents to teach their children
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, For Parents, Interactive Notebooks
$8.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Short, easy to read stories for your little problem solver as he or she learns basic patterns, addition and subtraction problems. Because I believe in a literacy-based approach to education I use number stories as a daily math warm-up for my
Subjects:
Reading, Word Problems, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
$2.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
A 4MAT designed unit where students will read books, practice with hands-on activities, and complete a project to show off what was learned. A literacy-based approach to learning dictionary and thesaurus skills (a wide variety of suggested
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
While reading a story, this packet keeps students organized as they gather information to write a thorough character analysis.Included in this packet:Thought provoking questions to help student infer details that may not be explicitly stated.Offers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
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Objective: Know what to do with your voice when you come across a period, comma, semi-colon, colon, dash, question mark and exclamation point. Students will connect, reflect, learn through literature, identify punctuation, and practice on their own.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$2.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Quick daily vocabulary boosting activity (30 days worth) to encourage young writers to think about words they most commonly see in literature in a different light. Goal: find commonalities between the words or phrases and pick the one that doesn't
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.00
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By RafiKey's to Success
Objective: Boost fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing using rhyming poetry and research-based strategies.Includes: 5 Poems about a Flamingo, Manatee, Penguin, Rhinoceros and CheetahWriting PromptsComprehension, Vocabulary, and Fluency
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$4.50
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By RafiKey's to Success
Objective:  Provide tools for students to think about their reading by intentionally finding the similarities and the differences between characters, setting, elements of literature, theme, important events/details, etc.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By RafiKey's to Success
An easy to use template for designing lesson plans using the 4MAT model of teaching. The template is designed to help teachers organize activities that encourage students to ask 4 questions: Why? What? How? Where? Providing opportunities for
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By RafiKey's to Success
Every author uses the 6 traits of writing to create a piece full of detail wonderful ideas that are clearly spoken, organized well, convey compelling meaning, while using correct conventions, sentence fluency, and intriguing words or phrases. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
FREE
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By RafiKey's to Success
Students will master -ang, -ing, -ong, and -ung endings while practicing basicsentence fluency, comprehension, new vocabulary, and being introduced to present and past tense.
Subjects:
Reading, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My first teaching experience was in a Title One school. I was hired as their first remedial Reading Teacher for 7-12 graders and walked into my first classroom without a curriculum. While creating it, I pursued a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Since I began my career as a single teacher in a small school, I also became the Speech Coach, junior high basketball head coach, high school Track and Field Coach, Musical Director, and even worked as a Nebraska State Writing Rater for many years. After teaching there for five years, I found out I was expecting our first child. Since 2012 I've been a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling for the last two years, and working part-time at our local library as the Technology and Cataloguing Librarian. I also spent time working with a local Community College to teach some adult education programs, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My latest endeavor as a Reading Tutor, 5-6 grade Bible Study Teacher and homeschool mom have been my greatest joy yet; inspiring the next generation of readers - that is my calling. To learn more about me visit my website: www.rafikeystosuccess.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

Demonstrator and Facilitator (Varies based on particular class and skill being taught.)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'll just list my favorites: Kimball Public Schools New Staff Outstanding Performance (2007-2008) and Middle Park H.S. W.T. Weatherill Citizen Athlete of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In 2007 I graduated as an English Language Arts Teacher (7-12 Certification), three years later I finished my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and I'm currently pursuing a degree as a Reading Specialist.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Going to a small NAIA private school opened the doors to participate in a lot of extra curricular such as Intercollegiate Pep and Concert Bands, Intercollegiate Basketball, while also being involved in a sorority. After graduation I took a job in a small town where I became involved in the Kimball Education Association, eventually taking on the role as Vice President (2008-2009). These experiences have given me confidence in a few different areas other than what I've already listed. I love learning how we learn and finding many ways to implement all our Learning Styles into my lessons, which is why I love the 4MAT lesson plan development. Sometimes I like to think of myself as Tech Savvy as well, but if I'm completely honest, there are other times I'd rather chuck it out the window. And a little unrelated, I got my creative/artsy thumb from my very talented mother who only gave me a pinky of her talent.

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