Tamara Russell

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Tamara Russell
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In response to the common core standards requirement to utilize complex text in my first grade classroom, I've put together this packet to analyze story structure and cause and effect using the exemplar text: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin
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This 70 page document includes an anchor text called All About Economics that I break down over the course of 5 lessons to teach economics concepts to my first grade students. This is an interdisciplinary unit that not only includes social studies
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In response to the common core standards requirement to utilize complex text in my first grade classroom, I've put together this packet to analyze figurative language and the use of illustrations to understand the text. Included in this packet are
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This 109 page download contains eight different lesson plans for literary & informational text read alouds. These read alouds are specific to the Underground Railroad. Each plan features reading, writing, listening and speaking. There are
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This 24 page download contains three days of read aloud lessons on the first grade exemplar text, Tomas and the Library Lady. *This story features a Mexican American, so it would be a great text to pair with cultural studies.* Day 1: Video clip
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I teach at a STEAM school and I created this integrated unit on bubbles for the annual Science Fair. There are four different experiments included for students to explore the scientific method and surface tension. I've added a few technology links
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Complex Text Read Alouds are tons of fun to do--especially with little people. The scaffolding that we do with littles is important, and this unit has tons of built in support for first and second grade learners. I've included pocket chart
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In response to the common core standards requirement to utilize complex text in my first grade classroom, I've put together this packet to analyze story structure and cause and effect using the exemplar text: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. Day 1: Build
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This unit uses higher order questions for the following texts: A Picture Book of George Washington by David Adler A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters by Barack Obama I used this unit in
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This 19 page document includes a brief two day literacy plan for the holiday themed story, Olive the Other Reindeer. DAY ONE: Students will watch/listen to the story on TumbleBooks-. (link is provided). Students will discuss story elements using
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for 18 years. I've had the opportunity to teach in middle school and elementary--with the majority of my teaching experience in elementary. I am currently teaching third grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a research based, standards driven type of teacher. I love parent involvement in the classroom and look for opportunities to engage them in their children's education early and often!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I received my National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I'm a graduate of Bob Jones University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've been married to my wonderful husband Chris for eight years. We enjoy traveling, reading on our Kindles and cuddling! :)

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