Renee Hardin

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By Renee Hardin
Students in Texas all have to face and endure the STAAR Test at almost all grade levels. The STAAR Reading Test is no exception. The test includes four selections with multiple choice questions. Inventions to Mention (informational nonfiction) No
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$6.50
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By Renee Hardin
The STAAR test will be here before you know it! Are your students ready for the test? Practice makes perfect, and high scores make impressions. According to Lead4ward, the STAAR test this year guarantees 34 questions from the three categories
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$8.00
69 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Students in Texas all have to face and endure the STAAR Test at almost all grade levels. The STAAR Reading Test is no exception. The test includes five selections of high interest topics and multiple choice questions. (This assessment is also
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$6.50
80 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Students in Texas all have to face and endure the STAAR Test at almost all grade levels. The STAAR Writing Test is no exception. The test has two parts: REVISING AND EDITING (which counts as 60% of the total score.) WRITTEN COMPOSITIONS:
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$4.00
53 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Looking for an end/beginning of year benchmark for grades 2-3? Then look no further. The contents and stories are geared toward the end of second grade and the beginning of third grade. This would also benefit those in fourth grade who attend a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homeschool Curricula, Assessment
$3.00
51 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Fountas and Pinnell have found the best way to teach a Guided Reading program to young students. These colorful and informative posters are a quick time saver in the classroom. These posters are designed to be helpful in teaching the "must
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters
$5.00
57 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
These spelling lists were specifically created to target third grade spelling, phonics, and reading 2017 TEKS as set by TEA. After using many spelling series, I’ve never felt that I was accurately covering the TEKS of a third grade
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.50
53 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Shape Up and have some Fun while you work on your Figures! This geometric unit is a great way to introduce your students to 2-D shapes and how we view them in our everyday lives. This Unit Includes: -Name That Shape: Students will write the name
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Computation, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
34 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Teaching poetry to young students can sometimes be a challenge. They have to understand new vocabulary, identify author’s purpose, interpret meanings, identify the type of poem, and much more. Why not choose a favorite holiday to “treat” them to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$2.50
35 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Shape Up with this fun, geo-groovy unit and enjoy some classroom 3-D excitement. This geometric unit is a great way to introduce your students to 3-D shapes and how we view them in our everyday lives. This Unit Includes: *Name that shape:
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Computation, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
29 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Bored? Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin! You will absolutely adore these versions of The Three Little Pigs! Comparing and contrasting similar folktales is expected at each grade level. Why not have a great time doing it? Each story
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
32 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Students in Texas all have to face and endure the STAAR Test at almost all grade levels. The STAAR Reading Test is no exception. This test includes four selections with multiple choice questions. Unknown (realistic fiction) Dear Mr. President
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$6.50
33 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Children love to ask questions. Encourage your students to ask knowledge building questions while they read. We as readers ask questions because we are curious, want to expand our thinking, want to build vocabulary or just want to know the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
21 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Teaching story elements is a necessity when students are learning to read and write. This lesson is a great way to focus a student's attention on the details of a setting. This unit includes: -a poster that defines "setting" -teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
30 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Please Note: You must have the Reading Horizons Program (copyright year 2010) in order to use the spelling lists, dictation sentences and most common word lists for this unit. You will need to teach your students lessons (1-68) from the Reading
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Minilessons
$8.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Renee Hardin
Teaching children about poetry can be one of the most difficult learning challenges for students. Students who learn to “read” and understand poetry will be able and more prepared to “write” poetry. Use these lessons as weekly units or sprinkle
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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25 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Make learning fun by allowing your students to play a "setting" matching game. Students will read setting scenarios and use context clues and inferencing skills to determine where the setting takes place. Students will also have a chance to write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Renee Hardin
Don't be scared of poetry! Have a spooktacular time teaching mental images through fun Halloween poems. Using the poems: "I'm Dressing Up for Halloween" and "There's a Spider on the Ceiling," you can teach children how to create their mental
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Rubrics
$3.00
28 ratings
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By Renee Hardin
Have “locks” of fun this year comparing the many different versions of “Goldilocks” with your class. Discover the difference in characters, events, endings and much more! Titles include: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldi Rocks and the Three
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Renee Hardin
Children of all ages celebrate Christmas with The Grinch. Show the students the Dr. Seuss all time classic: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and then play the Trivia and Scrambled Sentences games to test their true Grinch knowledge. Trivia
Subjects:
Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
11 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have hit my 25th year of teaching! I have taught several years in second grade, but third is my all time favorite!!! I have team-taught in the subjects of Language Arts, and independently in a self-contained classroom. I enjoy teaching all subject areas, but my passion and strength is in the area of Language Arts! I most enjoy being able to teach across the curriculum in all subject areas with my many themed units.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is visual with lots of explanation and modeling for students. I truly believe that we learn by using all learning senses depending on our learning style, and what it is we are experiencing and need to master.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have received both a Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Reading.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am always creating new learning ideas to use in my classroom every day. I love to create new lesson plans and fun activities/worksheets that my students can relate to. I have shared my ideas with my fellow teachers and they have encouraged me to share my ideas with you too!

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