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Sara Whitener

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By Sara Whitener
This lesson plan (derived from Jan Richardson) is designed to be a fillable template for early guided reading groups (levels D - I). With this template, you are able to type the 2-day plan, introduction, preview, new vocabulary, sight words, and 3rd
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Classroom Forms
$2.00
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By Sara Whitener
This "back to school" student interest survey is designed for a literacy classroom, but could be easily modified for any subject area. It has been used in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes, previously. Questions range from personality traits, to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$2.00
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By Sara Whitener
This 13-page packet covers essentially everything your 4th graders will need to know for the TCAP in terms of grammar and literary devices! Topics covered include nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, figurative language, poetic devices, synonyms,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Test Preparation, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Minilessons
$4.00
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By Sara Whitener
This is a guide to an online, interactive WebQuest dealing with volcanoes and earthquakes. Students visit different websites, explore, and record their findings.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Webquests, Activities
$1.00
59
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By Sara Whitener
This packet includes step-by-step directions for fourth graders to compose an autobiography while studying narrative writing. Specific directions are given to students so that they are able to author ten pieces of writing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
31
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By Sara Whitener
This assessment covers the basic properties of matter and transitions between states of matter. Physical and chemical change questions are also included. Multiple-choice, fill-in, and short answer questions are included.
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
30
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By Sara Whitener
This bundle contains 15 daily grammar review exercises that were created to be used in the weeks leading up to the 5th grade TCAP state assessment. Some exercises are 1/2 page in length; some are a full page. Exercises may be used as review and/or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$4.00
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By Sara Whitener
Students choose a famous scientist to research and use these directions as guidelines on the information they need to find. This assignment would be a great supplemental activity to an invention unit or a perfect introduction to research for upper
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Research
$1.00
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By Sara Whitener
This 7-page study guide is designed for students to use during the read aloud or small group reading of Michael Dorris's Morning Girl. As the first book I read to students during the school year, this document allows students to become familiar with
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$2.50
15
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By Sara Whitener
This beginning-of-the-year science safety contract is a good lesson / handout to go over with students in the first few days of school. It sets expectations for the year and gets them excited about all of the labs and activities that you will be
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
For Parents, Handouts, Classroom Forms
$2.00
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By Sara Whitener
This unit test on rocks and minerals covers vocabulary, properties, identification, multiple choice questions, and the rock cycle. Designed for 6th grade but could be used for multiple grade levels.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
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By Sara Whitener
No prep Takes students 1-2 hours to complete Great for post-testing time or end-of-year activity or culminating task on Point of View Designed for intermediate grades PDF and Word Document available in compressed Zip folder Upload to Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Google Apps, Multimedia
$2.00
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By Sara Whitener
This bundle includes 18 pages of supplemental material that correlate with chapter one in the 5th grade Tennessee Through Time textbook. Included are a vocabulary list, guided notes, a study guide, and a chapter test.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Printables
$4.00
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By Sara Whitener
This bundle is designed to correlate with Tennessee Through Time: The Later Years - Chapter 4. It focuses on the Progressive Era and WWI. It includes the following: - Vocabulary list and boxes - Lesson 1 Guided Notes - Lesson 2 Guided Notes - Lesson
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
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By Sara Whitener
This rubric was created to assess student informational compare/contrast essays on 2 plants or 2 animals that they researched for their ecosystem. Could be easily adapted for any compare/contrast essay.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment, Research
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By Sara Whitener
This lab sheet is designed for students to record their observations while examining rock and mineral samples. Spaces are available for observations of 12 different types of rocks and 7 different kids of minerals. Properties of each are included,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory
$1.00
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By Sara Whitener
Students convert 1 and 2 step problems using customary units for length, capacity, and weight.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
FREE
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By Sara Whitener
During this lab, students hypothesize how many drops of water a penny can hold on its surface. Discussions about variables, controls, surface tension, and obesrvations can result from this lab.
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
$1.00
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By Sara Whitener
This themed unit is designed to follow foundational information in physics: forces, energy, friction, motion etc. Students build recycled 'skateboard parks' for marbles out of household items. They creatively assemble the recycled materials to build
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Physics
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Sara Whitener
Designed to accompany textbook lessons, these fill-in notes cover a unit on Earth & Space science. Topics covered include rotation, revolution, seasons, time zones, moon phases, the sun, and the solar system.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Study Guides
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Literacy Coach - K through 5 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Science 5th Grade Social Studies 6th Grade Language Arts 4th Grade All Subjects

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist Hands-On Collaborative

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mount Union University Early Educator of the Year - 2010 News Channel 9 Educator of the Week - 2013 Chattanooga Public Education Foundation Leadership Fellow - 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

New Philadelphia, Ohio City Schools - K-12 Mount Union University - Undergraduate Tennessee Technological University - M.A. Bethel University - Instructional Leadership

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