Shari Abbey

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By Shari Abbey
This is a set of cards with 35 different ideas an author may want to write about. Students are challenged to decide which text structure would best organize the information. Each card begins with "You are the author and you want to..." , followed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
476
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By Shari Abbey
This is a lesson set designed to introduce the RACE strategy for answering open ended questions. There are many great resources on TpT stores using this strategy with a variety of texts. This pack is meant to be an introduction to the method.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Posters
$4.00
217
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By Shari Abbey
This is a page to add to a student interactive notebook as a reference after teaching the text structures. In addition, there is a student practice page (also for the interactive notebook) to practice identifying the type of text structure
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
156
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By Shari Abbey
This is a powerpoint meant to explain WHY we need to learn about text structure. As an "older" person, I never learned this in school, so even I didn't really understand the importance of understanding text structure. Someone finally explained it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$4.00
194
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By Shari Abbey
Give your students TONS (that's a hyperbole!) of practice with figurative language. This set includes three passages that are packed with seven different types of figurative language. Students will first read the passage to locate and identify the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
103
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By Shari Abbey
Identifying point of view is not enough for our students with common core. Students also need to notice how the point of view affects the reader's response to characters and situations throughout the text. This interactive notebook page explains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
99
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By Shari Abbey
Looking for some passages your students can use to practice summarizing? This is a set of 12 cards with short passages of informational text, specifically written to include the main components of a great summary. Students are challenged to: 1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
92
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By Shari Abbey
This is a student practice sheet for using inferences to understand unfamiliar words. The smaller version is so that you can use it as an insert for student interactive journals/notebooks. Students would glue the chart onto the left side of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
76
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By Shari Abbey
Two products in one! This is an informational text specifically written to include all five of the most common text structures. For scaffolding instruction, I have included a ��cheat sheet” which gives specific paragraphs and topic ideas for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
86
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By Shari Abbey
This is two pages about author's purpose to include in your students' interactive notebooks. The first page is the explanation of author's purpose using the PIE acronym. The second page is the "interactive" piece. The students are given three
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
100
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By Shari Abbey
This is a bundle of all 6 of my Text Structure items. Using these 6 lessons/activities, your students will be able to identify the five most common text structures, understand how text structure helps with comprehension and be able to write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Flash Cards, Literature Circles
$12.00
101
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By Shari Abbey
If you have thought about using interactive notebooks, (AKA reading response notebooks, thinking logs, journals, etc.) the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to get started. This is a bundle of all the interactive notebook pages I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$10.00
107
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By Shari Abbey
More than just an interactive notebook page. This set includes: --Interactive notebook pages (text feature purpose left blank for students to fill in.) Can be used as a reference page in notebook, quick assessment, or exit ticket --Interactive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Posters
$3.00
110
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By Shari Abbey
This is a set of cards with 32 sentences containing different types of figurative language. Students are challenged to decide which type of figurative language is used. Included in this set is: 32 Figurative Language cards including the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
61
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By Shari Abbey
I love using interactive notebook pages in my classroom. I have anchor charts in my room for both of these concepts, but having a reference the students can return to in their own notebooks has been a very effective strategy for me. I made this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
74
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By Shari Abbey
Finding and citing evidence is implicit in every close reading lesson. This interactive notebook page can be a quick "cheat sheet" for students to refer to when closely reading a text and answering text dependent questions. Included is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
74
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By Shari Abbey
Learning to write using the text structures is a great way to help students recognize the structures in text they read. This is a set of interactive notebook pages which will help your students organize their own writing by using five different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
88
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By Shari Abbey
This set of 32 fact/opinion cards can be used in a variety of ways. Included in this set is: 32 Fact/Opinion cards (16 facts, 16 opinions) Colorful student directions for using these cards as a game Colorful student directions for use in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
42
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By Shari Abbey
This is a set of cards with the 1st hundred Fry Phrases. I use these cards with students as fluency practice. There are many ways these phrase cards could be used. -Use with blank game boards. At the beginning of each turn, the student must say
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Flash Cards, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
53
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By Shari Abbey
This is a unit to use with the book "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli. The set includes: - 10 + questions (mostly multiple choice with a few short answer) for each group of chapters. - 2 skits of favorite scenes from the book. - Menu of options for a final
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Novel Study
$4.00
25
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for 22 years. My first 15 years was as a 3rd grade teacher, and the last 7 as a 6th grade language arts teacher. For the past two years, I have also taught Social Studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to use technology as much as possible in my teaching. Sometimes that can be so frustrating when problems arise with the technology, but students are so much more engaged with their learning. Currently, I am learning about the Common Core standards and trying to implement them into my teaching. Our school has not yet jumped into this, but I think this change is exciting and want to get started on my own. Pinterest and TpT have been a great avenue to find blogs and products to gain information about CCSS.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am honored to have been nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year for 2014. I know that I don't do anything more special than any other dedicated teacher, but I am honored just the same! I am also thrilled to have been chosen for the Learnzillion Dream Team 2013! This past summer was spent making lessons for the new launch of high quality lessons on learnzillion.com. If you haven't visited this site, it is a must!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I used to do freelance writing for Mailbox Magazine and Teacher's Helper Magazine. I love creating tools to improve my own teaching and passing that on to other teachers. Continual learning and change is essential in education!

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