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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Leap Year nonfiction passage for big-ger kids! This pack includes 1 nonfiction passage with challenging comprehension questions, answer key, 2 pages of lined writing paper with clipart, and a main idea and details graphic organizer. Comprehension
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2
$1.25
141
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
CH and TCH digraphs practice - This packet includes anchor charts, 12 pages of practice, sorting activity, matching game, and puzzles for practice reading and writing words ending with -ch and -tch. Page 3-5 Anchor Charts for Teaching and
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
102
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Main idea task cards can be used as literacy stations, SCOOT! or around the room activities, or morning work. This is a fun way to practice the difficult skill of determining the main idea of a nonfiction paragraph. 24 informational paragraphs on
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$3.00
135
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Thanksgiving passages for big-ger kids! This pack includes 4 engaging nonfiction passages and more challenging comprehension questions for each. Comprehension questions address skills such as: main idea, author's purpose, reading for detail,
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.4.3
$3.25
122
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Finding Winnie- 2016 Caldecott Award Winner- Heartwarming True Story of Winnie the Pooh- Skills addressed in this pack include character traits, compare and contrast, sequencing, main idea and details, vocabulary, writing, and more! A writing
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.2.10, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.10
$3.00
68
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Last Stop on Market Street- 2016 Newberry Award Winner- Comprehension, Vocabulary, Writing, and fun "Cootie Catcher" Craftivity included. This heartwarming book is the story of a boy who learns to appreciate what he has while on the way to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
78
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
December / Christmas passages for big-ger kids! This pack includes 5 engaging nonfiction passages and more challenging comprehension questions for each. Comprehension questions address skills such as: main idea, author's purpose, reading for
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.4.3
$3.25
99
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
KN WR and GN silent letters practice - This packet includes 3 anchor charts, 16 pages of practice, sorting activity, matching game, and puzzles for practice reading and writing words with silent consonants KN, WR, and GN. Page 3-5 Anchor
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
58
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Christmas main idea that is fun, engaging, and meaningful! Finding the main idea and details is a difficult skill for students to grasp. I created this pack so students can practice the skill using sorts and text dependent questions with a holiday
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2
$3.00
69
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Main Idea and Details Game Activity- Your students are sure to love this doggie themed game! 40 main idea and details cards are included! Students determine the main idea of the group of items on each card. 2-4 players All you need are playing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
CCSS:
RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
$3.00
39
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
St. Patrick's Day nonfiction passage for big-ger kids! This pack includes 1 nonfiction passage with challenging comprehension questions, answer key, 1 page of lined writing paper with clipart, and a main idea and details graphic organizer. Do not
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2
$1.25
53
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Ancient Greece nonfiction passages and vocabulary for big-ger kids! Topics include Ancient Greece, Greek Architecture, Olympic Games, Trojan War, and Ancient Greek Government. This pack includes 5 nonfiction passages with challenging comprehension
Subjects:
Ancient History, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1
$3.25
36
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Titanic nonfiction passage for big-ger kids! This pack includes 1 nonfiction passage with challenging comprehension questions, answer key, 1 page of lined writing paper with clipart, and a main idea and details graphic organizer. Do not purchase
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2
$1.25
48
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Leprechaun Craft and Writing Craftivity- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a leprechaun paper bag puppet craft and writing craftivity! Two patterns and lined writing paper (with and without clipart) are included. These same craftivities are
Subjects:
Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.50
38
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Farmer Brown and his animals are back in a new and engaging book! Comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and text evidence question activities your students are sure to enjoy are included in this fun pack. Retelling, main idea and details,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5
$3.00
55
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Winter & January Nonfiction Main Idea Practice - Finding the main idea and details is a difficult skill for students to grasp. I created this pack so students can practice the skill using sorts and text dependent questions with a winter theme.
Subjects:
Winter, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2
$3.00
40
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Friendly Letter Writing- This packet contains resources for teaching your students the parts of a friendly letter, letter writing prompts, and letter writing stationary. Contents Page 1... Contents and Credits Page 2… Anchor
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
30
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Jamestown nonfiction passage for big-ger kids! This pack includes 1 nonfiction passage with challenging comprehension questions, answer key, 2 pages of lined writing paper with clipart, a compare and contrast graphic organizer, and a Jamestown
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1
$1.25
30
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Creepy Carrots- This pack contains literacy activities for use with "Creepy Carrots" by Aaron Reynolds. Text dependent questions, graphic organizers, writing activities, and craft activities are sure to engage your students. As a culminating
Subjects:
Literature, Halloween, Close Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7
$3.00
41
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By Reading Teacher's Backpack
Cause and Effect Task Cards can be used as a literacy station, SCOOT!, around the room activity, or morning work. This is a fun way to practice cause and effect relationships. 36 task cards are included- three separate skill levels, with 12 task
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$2.50
42
Digital Download PDF (1.54 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I work as Facilitator in an elementary school for our reading curriculum. I work with teachers to implement the curriculum, analyze data, and help students succeed. I have also taught first grade, coordinated afterschool enrichment programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, been a middle school Instructional Coach, and worked as a reading specialist! I have 16 years experience working with primary, elementary, and middle school students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a balanced approach to literacy through phonics, phonological awareness, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a Master's degree with a reading specialist endorsement.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am blessed to be the mother of two young sons and the wife of a supportive husband.

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