Sharpen Young Minds

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This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes four days of lessons for the poem Casey at the Bat (poem included). Each day includes 4-6 text dependent questions with a self assessment to follow. Teacher
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This is a 5 day close read lesson plan with article and text dependent questions included for grades 3-5. This lesson includes hands-on engaging elements, like a short video clip and the use of wikki stix, and play-dough! Your students will love
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This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes three days of lessons for the article; Friend Request Me! (article included) as well as a performance task with rubric for the fourth day. Each day includes
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This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes three days of lessons for the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. This lesson includes text dependent questions with a performance task to follow. Teacher
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This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes three days of lessons for the article The Most Dangerous Animal in Africa (article included). This lesson includes text dependent questions with a
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This CLOSE READ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson includes three days of lessons for the article; Friend Request Me! (article included) as well as a performance task with rubric for the fourth day. Each day includes
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This is a form to track students independent reading. Keep a binder for independent reading and a whole page for each child. Write down the book the child is reading and the page they are on. This only takes a few minutes each day and allows you to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sam and Karen have over 25 years of combined classroom experience in grades K-5. Sam has been a literacy coach, district trainer, and professional development trainer for an international publishing company. Karen has trained teachers across the country in curriculum and instruction for internationally known curriculum companies. Karen also has experience as a college adjunct instructor. In this position, she worked closely with teachers during their final internships.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Sam and Karen read the research and continually develop and adapt their teaching styles to reflect the needs of students today. Their lessons strive to incorporate the latest strategies and standards being implemented at this time. Common Core Standards are used to design effective lessons while maintaining developmentally appropriate practice.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sam has authored four children's books, and developed curriculum for a complete social skills program. He has also been awarded Teacher of the Year. Karen has been nominated for PRISM Mathematics Teacher of the Year award. Karen and Sam have both assisted in the development of a national e-Reading and assessment program.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment. Sam has a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.

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