Susan Weaver Jones

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Students will determine the author's purpose of four different passages on the same topic: birdhouses. Which passage was written to explain, entertain, share a feeling, or persuade? This worksheet on Author's Purpose has been used successfully
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How are topic sentences, main ideas, and supporting details related? Students can determine all three aspects through multiple choice items and short written answers to questions. This worksheet on Author's Purpose has been used successfully with
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Using Context Clues with Homographs Words that look the same but have different meanings in different contexts can be confusing to students. Sometimes, the homographs have different pronunciations, as well. In this practice, students will read a
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When the setting of a narrative story is explicitly stated, students can usually identify when and where the story takes place. However, sometimes the setting of a story is implied. When the setting of a story is not directly stated, students have
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Students will read four different passages about the same topic: plants. Then they will determine the author's purpose for each passage. Which passage was written to entertain, to explain, to share feelings, or to persuade? Have students
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How can students tell the difference between contractions and possessive nouns when they both include apostrophes? How do they know when and if to place apostrophes in words during writing? This two-page worksheet walks students through an
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Fourth in a series! Poem: "Holidays" "Holidays" was written in appreciation of different holidays celebrated together with family and friends. Illustrations include pictures for three such holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve.
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Second in a series! Poem: "April Fool" "April Fool" focuses on a surprising turn of events when students go to the school lunchroom on April 1st! A repeated phrase in the poem demonstrates the students' eagerness to eat lunch that day and helps
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Third in a series! Poem: "Falling Down" "Falling Down" was inspired by a group of students who enjoyed falling down just for fun! A repeated phrase in each verse reinforces their delight in this game and helps emergent readers keep track of the
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Primary students can earn grades for special events, such as field trips and classroom presentations. The participation rubric can assess students' engagement in special activities. The group behavior rubric can be used to evaluate students'
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After intermediate students read the scenario in "Math Mystery: The Missing Domino," they use clues in the story to mathematically determine how the main character solved the mystery of the missing domino. Two possible solutions are provided. The
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The publishing company that created the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew detective series also produced the Tom Swift adventure series. Whenever Tom Swift spoke, his comments were usually accompanied by adverbs that described how he said his words. The
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Fifth in a series! Poem: "The Flu" "The Flu" was inspired by my second grade students who had personal experiences with the effects of the flu! It became a seasonal and relevant reminder of how and why we try to prevent illness from spreading
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First in an ongoing series! Poem: "We Are Eagles" "We Are Eagles" was inspired by a school mascot and the desire for students to compare themselves to high-flying and high-achieving eagles! A repeated phrase in each verse reinforces that concept
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Seventh in a series! Poem: "A Hint of Green" If your students are fond of the color green and/or leprechauns, this poem is an appropriate way for them to practice fluency while celebrating St. Patrick's Day! Copies of the poem, "A Hint of
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Eighth in a series! Poem: "The School Pet" Whether or not your class has a school pet, students will appreciate how the narrator in this poem reaches a decision about a school pet possibly becoming a pet at home! This poem was inspired by actual
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Eleventh in a series! Poem: "If I Lived in a Library" What would life be like if your students could live inside a library? Those who enjoy reading would appreciate the advantages right away! Even students who are reluctant readers might be
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How can content area teachers reinforce comprehension skills while maintaining focus on their curriculum? Questions such as the examples included in this product can promote the understanding of the content areas, as well as specific comprehension
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Finding appropriate nonfiction books for beginning readers can be difficult when available books do not match the students' guided reading levels. Having multiple versions of similar books could address this need! To that end, this collection of
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Sixth in a series! Poem: "Valentines for Friends" With Valentine's Day in mind, the poem, "Valentines for Friends," models verses written in the traditional "Roses are red..." format. The content of the verses is appropriate for boys and girls,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Elementary and Middle School Experience in Florida and Tennessee: * Classroom Teacher * Reading Recovery Teacher * Reading Specialist * Literacy Coach * ESL Teacher * Author of Leveled Readers

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use reading as a springboard to other content areas.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am pleased that three leveled readers I wrote (We Recycle, Service Dogs, Hide and Seek) are included in Hameray's Kaleidoscope Collection! I've also written three new additions for Hameray's Zoozoo Animal Collections: Spider Monkey, Toucan, and Yak. Highlights' Hello magazine will also publish three short stories of mine in 2018 and 2019.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

A.A. - Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL; B.S. in Elementary Education - Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL; M.Ed in Reading Education - University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a Florida native living in Tennessee!

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