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Help your Students Write Answers to Constructed Response Questions A concrete model to teach your students to write answers to constructed response questions. This model is classroom developed and student test. Uses the R.A.C.E. acronym to help
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A ink-saving poster set with all 11 of the Depth and Complexity Icons and the 5 Content Imperative Icons. Susan Kaplan's Depth and Complexity icons are great way to get your students thinking critically in all subject areas. Each poster shows the
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A colorful poster set with all 11 of the Depth and Complexity Icons and the 5 Content Imperative Icons with labels. Great for upper elementary and middle school with clip art that students can identify with. The student on each poster explains the
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Help your Students Write Answers to Math Constructed Response Questions A concrete model to teach your students to write answers to explain their thinking in math and constructed response questions in math This model is classroom developed and
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Higher Order Thinking Task Cards Newly update with new graphics: This is a set of critical thinking task cards. Students are required to analyze a traditional algorithm multiplication problem to find the single error. Students are then required to
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A Complete Unit Plan with 5 Lessons Get a complete 5 lesson unit to teach Decimal Place Value with the models and thinking required by Common Core. Engage your students with interactive foldable activities, integrate technology into your lessons
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Now differentiated for students at the 2nd- 8th grade level A new way to help your students learn to write strong, detailed paragraphs. The key to writing strong, interesting writing is the details. This model helps your student write a paragraph
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A New Way to Help Your Students Build Great Paragraphs A new way to help your students write great paragraphs. The key to writing strong, interesting writing is the details. This model helps your student write a paragraph that will blow you and
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Get it while it is on sale! 30 Task Card Set Task cards designed to get students really thinking about adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. Students will use their critical thinking skills to determine if each equation/ number sentence is
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A Great Way to Teach Grammar Concepts A week long lesson plan to teach prepositional phrases. This unit is for my advanced concepts. Students will review what a prepositional phrase is, learn common prepositions and learn that a prepositional
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If you use Depth and Complexity Icons in your classroom, you need these name plates for your students. In this free download there is a black and white and a full color version of the name plate. Susan Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Icons are a tool
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Interactive Notebook Unit for Writing and Evaluating Expressions An interactive notes unit on Writing and Evaluating Expressions. My interactive notes units are different from other products because they include a self-evaluation component and a
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A Great Way to Teach Grammar Skills A week long lesson plan to introduce and teach the basics of compound sentences. Using a compound sentence from The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler as a mentor or example sentences, students learn to tell
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A Task Card Set with 5 Different Games This practice set includes multiple games to practice writing and evaluating expressions. If your students are like mine this requires lots of practice throughout the year to master. I think it is an
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On sale for half price! Get it before the price goes up. A New Way to Help Your Students Build Great Paragraphs The original designed for students grades 4-6 (and all middle school levels). A new way to help your students write great paragraphs.
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On sale for half price! Get it before the price goes up. A New Way to Help Your Students Build Great Paragraphs Now customized for younger students in 3rd and 4th grade A new way to help your students write great paragraphs. The key to writing
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Clip art for the Depth and Complexity Icons and the Content Imperative Icons. 96 png images in package. Only for personal use.
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On sale for half price! Get it before the price goes up. A New Way to Help Your Students Build Great Paragraphs Now customized for younger students in 2nd and 3rd grade A new way to help your students write great paragraphs. The key to writing
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A Great Way to Teach Grammar Concepts A week long lesson plan to introduce prepositional phrases. Students will learn what a preposition is and what prepositional phrase is. Students will learn to find prepositions and prepositional phrases in
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USE ALL YEAR Help your Students Write Answers to Constructed Response Questions A concrete model to teach your students to write answers to constructed response questions. This model is classroom developed and student test. Uses the R.A.I.S.E
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After having taught 5th grade for 10 years, I am now teaching accelerated content for 3rd through 5th graders. While teaching 5th grade I taught a range of learners from special education inclusion to RTI to gifted.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe is incorporating critical thinking across the board. Students will rise to meet our expectations if we as teachers give theme chance and the tools to do so. I use workshop models in reading, writing and math with student centered activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year 3 times. Teacher of Year Finalist.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My undergraduate degree is in Middle Grades education with an emphasis on math and language arts. I also hold a Masters degree in Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married for 17 years. We have two wonderful children: an 18 year old son and a 2 year old daughter.

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