Susan LeVay

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Susan LeVay
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"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel. - Carol Buchner".
 
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By Susan LeVay
I took the Empowering Writers examples and created these worksheets to help introduce the children to the concept of the "job" of a good beginning (i.e. place the character in the setting and give a hint as to what the story was going to be mostly
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
30 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
I teach a fables unit to my second graders and we always hit on character traits. The fables book by Arnold Lobel is an old favorite. I created these worksheets to scaffold the learning and gradually release the responsibility and learning to the
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
Main idea is a difficult topic for young children. I created this worksheet as an introductory activity using pictures to identify the concept of main idea.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
My 2nd graders did a research project on a country of their choice. This is the graphic organizer I created to help walk them through the research/note-taking phase.
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
This graphic organizer was compiled using the information from the biography section of the website Pebblego.com however, it can be easily modified to use with any biography research project.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Research, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
I created this timeline template to use with my kids during their Biography Unit of Study. They have been learning how to download and insert pictures which they loved. I wanted to create a timeline that incorporated both pictures and words for
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Research, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
Here is a document that helps students answer the age old test prep question: How does (blank) change from the beginning of the story to the end? I use Molly Lou Mellon to introduce how to approach this question. This document also includes a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
I read my class Inch by Inch by Leo Leonni. They went on a classroom measuring scavenger hunt using only a 12 inch ruler. If the object is able to be transported, they brought their objects to the carpet and we measured together afterwards to check
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
Some literary response questions and a quick identification activity for children to complete for the book Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Goes great with a science unit on the life cycle of a plant or the parts of a plant.
Subjects:
Reading, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
This is the letter that accompanies the math facts log that my students complete nightly (Monday through Thursday). Memorization of those basic addition and subtraction facts has been a struggle each and every year I have been a teacher. Requiring
Subjects:
Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Computation, Homework
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
This is a lesson I used recently in my classroom that lead to great discussion and provided multiple teaching points.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
This is a great way to kick off writing at the beginning of the year using the book "Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street" by Roni Schotter.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Posters
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
This is a great visualization project to do during poetry units/poetry month or use as a center activity.
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
The science LIT in my building gave me this idea and I put a little spin on it. I used this to as our introductory science lesson at the beginning of the year. First I asked them to picture a scientist in their minds and draw a picture. Next we
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
Following the Empowering Writers writing techniques, this organizer helps you to scaffold students through the process of writing a prompt about an outdoor experience.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
I took two of the strategies that Empowering Writers recommend for teaching students how to stretch out their main event...dialogue and thought/feeling and created this introductory lesson.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Susan LeVay
While completing this research project, I noticed some of my special education students having a difficult time. I rewrote the graphic organizer to help them, it worked for my kids, hope it works for yours!
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
Here is another writing organizer that I have used that follows the Empowering Writers writing techniques. This organizer walks the students through a prompt about an encounter with a rattlesnake in the woods.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
On the last day of school every year, we have a Moving Up day where we meet our incoming students. This is the letter I send home with them to introduce myself to their parents.
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
2nd
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Susan LeVay
Great way to introduce the topic and the book makes the kids laugh out loud!
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.22 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 2nd grade for the past 13 years and am now an SRBI interventionist at the high school

MY TEACHING STYLE

Approach every child as an individual.

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None

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in American Studies Certification in Elementary Education Masters in Reading

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2 beautiful dogs

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