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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
143 ratings
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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
49 ratings
3.9
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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, Grammar, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Minilessons
$4.00
74 ratings
4.0
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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:
Activities, Webquests
$1.00
30 ratings
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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
22 ratings
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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:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$2.50
14 ratings
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By Sara Whitener
This WebQuest is designed to accompany the website http://airandspace.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm. Students can learn about and interact with each planet and fill-in the accompanying WebQuest sheets.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Webquests
$1.00
12 ratings
3.8
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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:
Research, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
18 ratings
3.9
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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:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
20 ratings
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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:
Science, Basic Principles, Classroom Management
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$2.00
20 ratings
3.9
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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
13 ratings
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By Sara Whitener
This assignment was designed as an end-of-the-year project for a fourth grade class. Students are directed to choose an inventor and research their lives and accomplishments. Students then compose a biography about their inventor and create an
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Activities, Printables
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17 ratings
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By Sara Whitener
Need help organizing and planning an RtI binder for your classroom? This product contains 19 pages of RtI explanations, lesson plan templates, binder covers and tabs for math and literacy, behavior documentation pages, letters to parents, and
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Classroom Forms
$5.00
16 ratings
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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:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Whitener
This lab is designed to accompany 10 stations with graduated cylinders and different volumes in each. Students find the volume of each liquid, record its mass using a pan balance, and answer follow-up questions when they complete their 10 station
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
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13 ratings
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By Sara Whitener
This is a fill-in-the-blank format compilation of notes for two lessons on changes to Earth's surface. Landforms are included in the notes. Can be used to accompany a textbook or for review purposes.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Sara Whitener
This bundle covers Chapter 3 in Tennessee Through Time: The Later Years, and was designed to cover 5th grade standards. Included in the bundle: - Vocabulary Page (word, definition, sentence use) - Lesson 1 Guided Notes - Lesson 2 Guided Notes -
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Printables
$4.00
13 ratings
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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:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Whitener
This test was designed for fourth grade students, but could be used for third or fifth as well. Topics covered include vocabulary, states of matter, changes in matter, and physical and chemical changes.
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Whitener
This OAA Review is a Jeopardy game designed to review important concepts and vocabulary for the test.
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th
Types:
Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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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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