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Reading comprehension is a complex combination of reading strategies. It is complex to teach an even more complex to assess, but this reading journal makes it simple. In just 20 minutes a day, students will receive instruction in all of the
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#1 Best Selling Product for Raki's Rad Resources from May 9, 2012 to August 11, 2012!! Want to know if students are really using those reading strategies you taught them? Use this week by week Reading Response Journal. It includes 36 weekly
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Allow kids to truly explore those vocabulary words. These two different vocabulary graphs will work for reading, science, social studies, health, or any other vocabulary words you have. Students can each get in depth into one of their vocabulary
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Need a new assessment for Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones and Homographs? Look no further, here it is. This simple quiz includes a full answer key and allows students to provide definitions and examples for these different types of important
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These SIX weekly reading logs use a variety of formats, including one that uses the Someone Wanted But So summary format and one that uses the Five W's format. Three of the reading logs are designed for fiction reading and three of the reading logs
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All you need for this project (besides these sheets) is a few biographies on your kids' reading levels. If you don't have any biographies, I have provided links to online biographies. Great for Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's
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This novel study packet can be used with any book at any level. This allows you to have a differentiated approach to novel studies, having different groups - or even each individual student - working on books that are right at their level, WITHOUT
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Reading comprehension is a complex combination of reading strategies. It is complex to teach an even more complex to assess, but it is also vital to lay a solid comprehension base with primary students. This reading journal makes it simple! In
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You provide the 10 vocabulary words from your current reading, science or social studies topic and the students take one of these sheets home to complete over the course of a week - one activity a night. Two different forms included, for a total of
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Mister and Me by Kimberly Willis Holt as a shared reading with an entire class, or a novel study with a smaller group of students. Included in this packet is: 1. Comprehension
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Want a creative way to know if your students understood the book they just read? Use this Story Elements Bookmark as a way for them to tell you what happened in the story. Copy the pages front/back and cut down the middle. Then, allow students to
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This powerpoint works double duty. It is a great "lesson" on genres, and it has a quiz on genres, too. It will easily load into a student response system like Beyond Question, IRespond or Classroom Performance Systems. The genres covered include:
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne as a shared reading with an entire class, or a novel study with a smaller group of students. Included in this packet is: 1.
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Pee Wee Scouts – Camp Ghost Away as a shared reading with an entire class, or a small group of students. Included in this packet is: 1. Guided Question and Vocabulary sheets with
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See what your kids really know about what they've just read. Can they create 3 good test questions about what they've read? This performance task allows them to use critical thinking skills, and reading comprehension to come up with 3 good
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This non-fiction book study packet can be used with any non-fiction book at any level. This allows you to have a differentiated approach to non-fiction book studies, having different groups - or even each individual student - working on books that
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Ice Wreck by Lucille Recht Penner as a shared reading with an entire class, or a novel study with a smaller group of students. Included in this packet is: 1. A comprehension quizz
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Junie B. Jones and Some Sneeky Peeky Spying by Barbara Parks as a shared reading with an entire class, or a novel study with a smaller group of students. Included in this packet
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This packet is designed to be used with the Aesop's Fable - The Ant and the Grasshopper. It can be printed, copied and stapled together, or used piece by piece. The packet includes: a cloze word activity, a visualizing activitiy, seasons
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This packet provides you with everything you need in order to use Charlotte's Web by E.B. White as a shared reading with an entire class, or a novel study with a smaller group of students. Included in this packet is: 1. Packets for each chapter
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 1st through 5th grade in both a US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. I have taught in two different states in the US - Georgia and New Mexico, as well as teaching in Morocco. Every classroom I've ever taught in has had a high ELL population. I have taught both high income and low-income school students, and find that no matter where I teach, most kids need to look at every problem from 12 different angles. Although it is challenging, it is also incredibly rewarding.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very hands on teacher, who teaches through brain based learning strategies. I also use arts based learning strategies and SIOP (Sheltered Instruction - for ESOL learners) daily in my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I presented at the ECIS Technology Conference in London and the Everything's Intermediate Webinar on English Language Learners. I am the author of the blog Raki's Rad Resources. Throughout my various schools, I have been involved with Math Curriculum Selection Committees, Quarterly Trainers Meetings, Standards Based Report Card Design Committee, and PYP Training. I have trained teachers and parents on the use of technology for education purposes.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw University, and a master's degree in Instruction and Curriculum Design focused in Technology from Grand Canyon University. Through inservices provided by my county, I am also SIOP (Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol) trained, and have recieved my certification in ESOL.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to being a teacher, I am also a wife, and a mother of three boys - born in 2004, 2007 and 2011.

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