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Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this crossword puzzle uses similes from famous writers in the public domain to help students understand and appreciate the power of similes in making striking and memorable images. The similes are the clues in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5
$1.49
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By Reading Spotlight
This true story describes a visit to Reading Spotlight’s classroom by Annie Adjective. It is a student exercise in identifying descriptive adjectives, originally described in Reading Spotlight’s Blog post: A Visit from Annie An Answer Key is
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5
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By Reading Spotlight
This set of Chapter-by-Chapter Questions provides a simple structure for basic comprehension of a popular novel by Lois Lowry. It was designed for a fundamental understanding of the vocabulary, basic events, and primary concepts in the novel. The
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.L.1...
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By Reading Spotlight
After students have been introduced to new vocabulary in Lois Lowry's The Giver,they should use the words in different structures to become familiar enough to use them in their own speaking and writing. These two crossword puzzles with vocabulary
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$1.99
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By Reading Spotlight
This set of The Giver: Chapter-by-Chapter Questions and Answers provides a simple structure for basic comprehension of the popular novel by Lois Lowry. It was designed for a fundamental understanding of the vocabulary, basic events, and primary
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5
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By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this crossword puzzle uses similes from famous writers in the public domain to help students understand and appreciate the power of similes in making striking and memorable images. The similes are the clues in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
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By Reading Spotlight
Enjoyable, challenging, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Synonym Crossword Puzzles improve reading and writing for high school students. Extra practice with new vocabulary in different formats increases the likelihood that new words will be
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
These knock-knock jokes provide the extra grammar practice in homophones that many students need, while providing a few chuckles along the way.Homophone are the #1 cause of spelling mistakes, even in adults. They are, of course, related to grammar.
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$2.49
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By Reading Spotlight
Hoot is an enjoyable novel for middle school grades, especially for reluctant readers. It involves a bully, a truant, and an effort to save endangered owls, and the main character grows in understanding and self-reliance.This bundle includes Chapter
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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By Reading Spotlight
Hoot is an enjoyable novel for middle school grades, especially for reluctant readers. It involves a bully, a truant, and an effort to save endangered owls. The main character grows in understanding and self-reliance.More than just a final exam,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6
$2.49
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By Reading Spotlight
Hoot is an enjoyable novel by Carl Hiaasen for middle school grades, especially effective for reluctant readers. It involves a bully, a truant, and an effort to save endangered owls,and the main character grows in understanding and
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
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Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Hoot is an enjoyable novel for middle school grades, especially for reluctant readers. It involves a bully, a truant, and an effort to save endangered owls. The main character grows in understanding and self-reliance.There are many similes in Hoot,
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
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Digital Download PDF (1.79 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Hoot is an enjoyable novel for middle school grades, especially for reluctant readers. It involves a bully, a truant, and an effort to save endangered owls. The main character grows in understanding and self-reliance. This set of Chapter by Chapter
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
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By Reading Spotlight
Originally a movie several years ago, J.T. also evolved into a book with photos from the movie. Its powerful 125-page story about poverty, loneliness, theft, and redemption really resonated with my students, and it is still the only book we read
Subjects:
Forensics, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5
$1.99
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By Reading Spotlight
Effective, motivating, and easy to use, this set makes a strong addition to your comprehension repertoire. Thinking About Thinking aids students in discerning “the big picture” in factual and inferential understanding. Students conceptualize and
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$2.49
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By Reading Spotlight
Simple, clear, short, and effective--These syllabication + worksheets make it simple for your students to decode 2, 3, and 4 syllable words. Beginning and struggling readers often want to make 3-syllable words into 2-syllable words and 4-syllable
Subjects:
Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
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By Reading Spotlight
This extra practice puzzle is effective, enjoyable, and easy to use. Often words that end with le are adjectives, and most that end with ly are adverbs, so the usage sentences for the puzzle also provide extra practice in that grammar concept as
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RF.4.3a, CCRA.L.1
$1.49
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By Reading Spotlight
Unique, helpful, and easy to use, misconstrued meanings of words are given extra practice in the fun format of a crossword puzzle. Words such as affect--effect, marital—martial, evoke—invoke cause writing errors. Sometimes this is due to meaning
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (0.81 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Effectivem enjoyabl, and easy to use, this puzzle is a unique way to practice homophones. Research suggests that homophones are the most common spelling errors, even with adults. These types of misspellings are related to grammar usage. This
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this bundle of Fun Facts is a unique way to provide extra practice with homophones. It is so much better than another boring worksheet. Research shows that homophones are, by far, the cause of the most common
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
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$3.99
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*Practical Experience in all Grades K-12 *Proven Effectiveness with Struggling Readers *Published Author (Scholastic Teacher Express) *Numerous Workshop Presentations for Teachers and Parents *Determined to Make a Difference

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe: *We CAN develop reading mastery with clear, focused instruction and compelling forms of practice. * We CAN encourage an understanding and a passion for reading in all students in all grades.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher Excellence Foundation, Teacher of Distinction

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. English, M.Ed. Reading

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