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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire literary essay unit by downloading the preview. Do your students struggle to write a literary essay? This is a complete writing unit in an easy-to-use scaffolded guide.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Mini-Course, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9
$9.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire friendly letter and time capsule by downloading the preview. Are you looking for a new idea that asks students to begin the school year thinking about the future? This
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$6.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire conservation mini-course by downloading the preview. Are you looking for a fun, yet academic way to study conservation or the importance of Earth Day or Arbor Day? This item
Subjects:
Economics , Writing-Essays, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Mini-Course, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4
$7.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire scaffolded autobiography unit by downloading the preview. This autobiography was featured in the TpT newsletter, and students consistently vote this their favorite writing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$10.95
54
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the bibliography anchor charts, lesson, and word search by downloading the preview. This item isolates and simplifies the skill of writing a bibliography. It can be taught separately
Subjects:
Library Skills, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Bibliographies, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9
$6.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire diversity mini-course by downloading the preview. Are you looking for WOW activities that encourage students to understand and appreciate diversity? THE BIG ORANGE SPLOT is
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.L.6
$8.95
31
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire Molly's Pilgrim lesson and clothespin project by downloading the preview. This item is also part of a Holiday Celebration Bundle.Click HereStudents love this project and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
$8.95
29
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire historical fiction book report and genre study by downloading the preview. This book report teaches students about the historical fiction genre while asking them to define
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Graphic Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$6.95
20
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the word search puzzles by downloading the preview. These word search puzzles are academically sophisticated and designed to specifically reinforce ELA word study in grades 4-7. They
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$6.95
4
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire Journalism mini-course by downloading the preview. Are you looking for a new way to engage students in writing nonfiction text? Encourage them to explore a variety of
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Graphic Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Research, Mini-Course, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.10
$7.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the complete scaffolded biography unit by downloading the preview. Scaffolding supports all students including general education, SPED, and ELL. It is the sequencing of content,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Bibliographies, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$10.95
11
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire realistic fiction writing unit by downloading the preview. This scaffolded guide gives students the necessary skills to write incredible realistic fiction stories.
Subjects:
Grammar, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$9.95
13
Digital Download PDF (4.01 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire memoir writing unit by downloading the preview. Are you looking for a comprehensive way to guide students through writing a memoir? This is a complete scaffolded
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$10.95
11
Digital Download PDF (4.73 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the scaffolded winter fictional narrative writing by downloading the preview. No book captures the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this Caldecott
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10
$8.95
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By Smarter Teaching K-8
See the Christmas Alphabet by downloading the preview. Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to wish your students a Merry Christmas or happy holiday?This teacher created alphabet covers important life lessons. Print the card in color, fold
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.95
14
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire Christmas fictional narrative writing lesson "If I Were an Ornament" by downloading the preview. This item is also part of a Holiday Celebration Bundle.Click HereThe student
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Graphic Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$7.95
10
Digital Download PDF (8.65 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. Are you looking for a way to help students understand all the components of good personal narrative essay writing? This is a complete unit in an easy to use scaffolded guide. Scaffolding
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Mini-Course, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3
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Digital Download PDF (1.51 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire social justice book report and genre study by downloading the preview. This scaffolded book report asks students to respond to common story elements. However, it also asks
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Civics, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Mini-Course, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$6.95
13
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire printable Public Issues and Constitutional Beliefs persuasive essay unit by downloading the preview. This item was featured in the TpT newsletter! Who knew that writing a
Subjects:
Civics, Critical Thinking, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Research, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.10
$10.95
10
Digital Download PDF (2.41 MB)
By Smarter Teaching K-8
Both print and digital activities are ready for student use. See the entire free verse color poetry lesson by downloading the preview. The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments written by Arnold Lobel tells the story of a wizard who lived a long
Subjects:
Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$7.95
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Digital Download PDF (5.14 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught all grades K-8. Most of my experience is in grades 3 and 4. I've served on a variety of district committees, but I especially enjoy working on projects that involve behavior and classroom management. I've mentored new teachers within my district and had the pleasure of working with many student teachers. I've also worked with teachers who are in the process of improving classroom management per their evaluation.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is structured and driven by procedure. Within this framework, children are given a great deal of responsibility for problem-solving and encouraged to take risks. We do our personal best every day but with the understanding that we are not perfect. Mistakes are opportunities to learn. And, we laugh. A sense of humor goes a long way towards building healthy teacher/student relationships. I am an advocate of differentiation and scaffolding. My products allow each child to successfully approach learning from his/her level of academic sophistication.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Proudest moments: My school district asked if I'd be willing to in-service teachers on classroom management and mentor struggling teachers. Professors of education encouraged me to start offering my work to others. I've successfully mentored many student students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies along with many additional graduate level credit hours. My educational focus has been behavior, understanding the brain, and classroom management.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I worked in a struggling school for many years - forcing me to find ways to reach ALL children. I then taught in an A+ school. I am currently working as ELL teacher. TpT is a purposeful hobby.

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