Shirley Anderson

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Shirley Anderson
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Here's a unit for the inventor Benjamin Franklin. Based on the Scholastic Book by Gene Barretta, Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, these activities and lessons can easily fill a week with repeated readings. Contents Page 1
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Here's a wonderful way to begin first grade with fun, engagement, and Common Core. Included in this packet- Recall and Retell (throughout the lesson) Connecting to Text- Writing with the circle maps Text Dependent Questions- two pages with multiple
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I love doing the story of Stone Soup in November. Work with your class for this full week project in close reading and then make "Stone Soup" in your class. This unit will fill a week, if taking time to reread text to answer text based questions.
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This is a week's lesson using Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg. You will read the story on Monday. Each day after, you will read a portion of the story, review vocabulary content (great vocabulary in this book!) and answer text dependent
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If you've picked up my Strega Nona sentence scramble and my Strega Nona vocabulary cards, then you need to complete your lesson with these worksheets. Three worksheets. Cut and glue the true statements to the worksheet....or sequence the true
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Here's a fun engaging lesson for present tense verbs, as you tie in any Christmas themed story. It also works well with Macmillan Treasures- First Grade- Unit 3, Week 2. Print out the 12 cards, laminate and set in a literacy center. Students
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This is a file to print and post within the classroom. Post the various cards on a smaller pocket chart and leave all year. Teach, model, and discuss the cards on several occasions. Then leave the individual cards in the pocket chart. Allow
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Read your version of Little Red Hen. Use these cards to sequence and retell the story. Note that they are all action words. Then place the cards in a center or around the room. Students to match up the picture to the worksheet and write a
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I love reading the story of Stone Soup by Marcia Brown during November. Here's a great lesson to build stronger vocabulary skills. Included in this packet... * 15 vocabulary words (glue definitions on the back-included) * I Have, Who Has (for the
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This file will tie in nicely with Macmillan Treasures- first grade, Unit 3, Week 4 (Smile, Mike!). The grammar skill is using the verbs in a subject-verb agreement for 'is' and 'are'. Twelve cards/problems are printed out where students must
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Use this file with any fun reindeer story or Christmas story. Students to practice their past tense verbs by identifying the correct verb from a choice of two. 12 cards (4 cards per page) to place in a literacy center or write the room. You
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Strega Nona is a favorite story of mine (as are many of Tomie de Paola's stories). Use these vocabulary words (complete with definitions to glue to the back) to support a close read for the Strega Nona story. Don't forget to check out my Strega
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Here's 20 pages of fun for that first week of school. After reading First Grade, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson, use any of the following activities for whole group, small group, and literacy centers. - True/False Cards (great for pocket chart) -
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Here's a simple and fun math center using geoboards. Print out the cards, cut apart, laminate. Students to make the various shapes listed on the cards. Includes 2 triangles, 2 hexagons, 2 pentagons, square, 2 rectangles, rhombus, trapezoid, and
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Students need to practice the part-part-whole concept. We teach with manipulatives, do worksheets, and now let's do this as a Scoot Game! This could also be a math center or a write the room math activity. Print the cards. Laminate for
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I’ve used this journal in my Kindergarten class for several years. It begins with simple expectations for writing, such as 2-3 lines. Towards the end of the year, you’ll see more lines for writing text. Some of the pages are open ended, others
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Students sort word cards by picture first. Then students arrange the words to make complete sentences. Order the sentences and write the facts about Johnny Appleseed on the recording sheet. This is help begin that bridge to more non-fiction
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Here's a way to use a variety of classroom items for measurement. This can easily be a scoot game. The worksheets allow for you to include 12,16, or 24 items. You can program the cards for your own needs/items by simple handwriting a letter to the
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Use this file to engage students in asking and answering questions (great for Charlotte Danielson model for 3B) while practicing number sense. Using the Kagan Strategy of Quiz, Quiz, Trade, students will mingle around the room, asking their
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Here's another easy way to teach rules within the primary classroom. You could also tie in Clifford as a literature piece, or add a stuffed Clifford to the center. Print out the labels for Good and Bad Choices. Use in pocket chart, lay in a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently teaching First Grade. Previous experience includes Kindergarten, Primary ESE, PreK, Head Start.

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Awarded Teacher of the Year (School Based) 2011-2012 Awarded Teacher of the Year (School Based) 2003-2004

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A.A. in Early Childhood B.S. in ESE Primary (Varying Exceptionalities) M.S. in PreK- Primary

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