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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, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
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:
Writing, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$2.49
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:
Writing, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$2.49
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
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
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
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:
Phonics, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (1.20 MB)
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:
Phonics, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RF.4.3a, CCRA.L.1
$1.29
Digital Download PDF (6.21 MB)
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:
Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
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:
Writing, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$1.29
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
$7.98
$5.99
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this set 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.3
$3.99
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this set 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.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.99
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Unique, motivating, and easy to use, this crossword puzzle bundle will help your students learn about irregular plural nouns in a different and enjoyable way.The puzzles provide the extra practice that many students need but standard workbooks do
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.48
$2.99
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, this resource is a unique way to practice collective nouns.The set of two crossword puzzles includes almost 100 plurals that name groups. An Answer Key is included for easy checking.Be sure to check out these
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$2.98
$2.49
1
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Enjoyable, effective, and easy to use, this resource is a unique way to practice collective nouns.The crossword puzzle covers 40 collective nouns for people and things.An Answer Key is included.Be sure to check out these other enjoyable grammar and
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
$1.49
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Effective, enjoyable, and easy to use, these crossword puzzles are soooooooo much better than another tedious phonics worksheet.Helping to imprint for automatic recognition later, more than 50 words in two puzzles aid practice with the "ph" sound
Subjects:
Phonics, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3e, RF.3.3, RF.4.3
$1.29
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Thinking about summer? Try our novel study for this laugh-out-loud book.How To Eat Fried Worms: Short Answer QuestionsThis oldie-but-goodie novel is great in the depths of winter, or right before or after summer vacation--anytime, really, that you
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.4
$1.29
Digital Download PDF (0.92 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
This "oldie but goodie" is a great book to read aloud anytime--in the depths of winter, or right before or after summer vacation. The book is so much better than the movie! The 41 very short chapters have been divided into eleven chuckle-filled
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7...
$2.49
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Just like the most famous of E.B. White’s children’s novels (Charlotte’s Web),The Trumpet of the Swan is profound and wise. It brims with sage perceptions into nature, disability, and maturation, while adding insight and a few chuckles surrounding
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$9.44
$4.99
1
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Just like the most famous of E.B. White’s novels (Charlotte’s Web), The Trumpet of the Swan is profound and wise. The novel brims with sage perceptions into nature, disability, and maturation, while adding insight and a few chuckles surrounding
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$1.79
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
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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.

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Teacher Excellence Foundation, Teacher of Distinction

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B.S. English, M.Ed. Reading

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