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Tons of Smart Centers in this one book!Smart Centers are rigorous literature centers infused with content areas! They are easy to use and effective! You can use them solely, or replace one of your traditional centers- Some teachers like to add
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.K.7, RI.K.8, RI.K.10, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3...
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Innovative and rigorous Smart Literacy Center!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.3, RI.K.10, SL.K.1, SL.K.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2...
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Super easy and engaging reading center incorporating content area! Just add books!
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.4, W.3.2a, W.3.2b
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Download the FREE task sheet to go along with these activities!
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.3.5, W.3.2, W.3.8, W.3.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.9...
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By Smart Schools by April
Math Centers Across the Strands is full of innovative, creative, and rigorous Math Centers. The Centers are divided up across the strands of Math: Algebra, Data Analysis & Probability, Geometry, Measurement, and Number & Operations. Each
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Measurement
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2a...
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Learn all about Citizenship in this creative, innovative, and rigorous SMART CENTER! Just add books and you have a SMART CENTER! Don't forget to download the activity sheets to go along with the task sheet!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.3, RF.2.4, RF.2.4b, W.2.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Having devoted twenty-five years of her career to education, April’s experience includes an international speaking tour with the Bureau of Education and Research, teaching elementary and middle school, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, and an internationally known consultant and keynote speaker for Reading State Conferences across the nation. She has gained recognition across the country in improving reading and writing scores in struggling schools. o LITERACY CONSULTANT BISD, IMPROVING IR SCHOOLS USING BALANCED LITERACY FRAMEWORK- 2014-PRESENT o FOUNDER SMART SCHOOLS TRAINING & RESEARCH 2004-PRESENT o KEYNOTE/ FEATURED SPEAKER INTERNATIONAL READING CONFERENCES, NATIONWIDE -– BALANCED LITERACY FRAMEWORK 2001- PRESENT o CURRICULUM DESIGN COORDINATOR SOUTH COOK, ILLINOIS 2009-2012 o PRINCIPAL SAN DIEGO 2004-2006 o EDUCATOR SAN FRANCISCO 1999-2003 o INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER BUREAU OF EDUCATION & RESEARCH, SEATTLE WA 1999-2001 o DISNEY AMERICAN TEACHER NOMINEE 2000 o FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR 1999 o EDUCATOR K-5- FLORIDA 1992-1999

MY TEACHING STYLE

Above all, teaching remains April’s passion and she understands the importance of constructing a learning environment that maximizes every student’s ability to learn effectively. April is an exciting presenter with up-to-date, research based proven strategies who will help you find the inspiration, courage, and resources to nurture a joyful and authentic literacy classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

April Severino is a dynamic and energetic presenter whose acclaims include Florida’s Teacher of the Year and nominee for Disney’s American Teacher Award. April is the author of Teaching with Smart Centers , Creating a Smart Writer’s Workshop, and Smart Tips for Guided Reading. Her presentations are heavily sought after by educational conferences and both private and public-school systems because of her highly effective staff development training and seminars.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education - University of Central Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Core competencies include: • Balanced Literacy • Creative Environment • Differentiated Instruction • Curriculum Design • New Teacher Training • Effective Assessments • Professional Communities • Cost Reductions • Social Studies & Literacy • Technology Integration • Instructional Leadership • Efficiency Improvements • High Adoption Rate • Writing K-8

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