Tara LaPorte

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Tara LaPorte
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This graphic organizer assists students in picking out main points that the author states and giving specific reasons that support that main point. It is aligned with Common Core Standard Ri5.8.
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This graphic organizer assists students in reading a poem and thinking about how the stanzas build upon one another. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL3.5.
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This graphic organizer helps students to think about the characteristics of the illustrations and try to find aspects of their illustrations within the text. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL3.7.
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This graphic organizer assists students in retelling a fable, folktale, or myth while thinking about the central message or moral. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL3.2.
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3rd
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This Verbs: Shades of Meaning activity set includes a poster page of 20 verbs with some shades of meanings, two matching pages, and two fill in the blanks. It is aligned with Common Core Standards L1.5d and L2.5b.
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1st, 2nd
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This graphic organizer helps students to take an illustration within an informational text (map, photographs, diagrams,...) and think about what the illustration helps the reader understand. It is aligned with Common Core Standard Ri3.7.
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This graphic organizer should help students look at both the printed words and the illustrations to compile all the information the text is offering about the character, setting, and the plot. It is aligned with the Common Core Standard RL2.7.
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2nd
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This determiner activity set includes a commonly used determiner poster, a determiner/noun word sort, and two fill in the blanks for students to try and determine the correct determiner that would fit the sentence. It is aligned with Common Core
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This graphic organizer is meant to be used along with a poem. It helps students to notice the rhyming words within the poem. It assists them in picking out a phrase and thinking about what that phrase means to them. Also, it assists students in
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This activity set assists students in recognizing names of months and days of the week along with names of people to be able to capitalize. It is aligned with the Common Core Standard L1.2a.
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1st
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This graphic organizer assists students in locating the characters and identifying how they feel and what they did within the story that accesses their senses. It is aligned with the Common Core Standard RL1.4.
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This activity set assists students in understanding the shades of meanings associated with adjectives. It includes a poster, two matching activities, and two fill in the blank activities. It is aligned with Common Core Standard L2.5b.
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2nd
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This adjective & adverb bundle comes with a poster for common adjective & adverbs, a sorting activity, and two fill in the blank pages. It is aligned with the common core standard L2.1e.
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2nd
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This graphic organizer assist students in analyzing different accounts about the same event/topic. It is set up in a compare and contrast form. It is aligned with Common Core Standard Ri5.6.
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This capitalizing set includes an explanation page about capitalizing titles and two rewrite the sentences correctly. It is aligned with Common Core Standard L3.2a.
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3rd
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This graphic organizer helps students to think about the different views of characters compared to their own point of view. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL3.6.
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3rd
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This graphic organizer assists students in identifying a point an author makes and showing the reasons or pieces of evidence the author uses from the text to support that point. It is aligned with Common Core Standard Ri4.8.
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This graphic organizer helps students to read a drama and think about what the scenes are about and how they build upon each other. It is aligned with Common Core Standard RL3.5.
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3rd
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This graphic organizer assists students in looking at a diagram and thinking about what it explains and how it helps them understand the text. It is aligned with Common Core Standard Ri2.7.
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2nd
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This graphic organizer will help students to focus in on an illustration in their text to notice what it tells about the characters, settings, or plot.
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2nd
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught First Grade for 10 years. This year I am teaching 2nd grade for the first time and I absolutely love it! I have decided to share with you some things that have made me successful in the classroom because all of you have assisted me in being successful in my own classroom!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy teaching across the modalities :).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2008-2009 Teacher Leader (TOTY runner up 2007-2008) Teacher Leader (TOTY runner up 2006-2007)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Education 2003 from Kennesaw State University, ESOL Endorsement 2005 from Metro Resa/KSU, Integrating Teaching with the Arts Master's Degree from Lesley University, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist Degree from Liberty University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a second grade teacher who loves to teach. I am also a momma to three beautiful boys: my nephew, Kayne, who is 8, my son, Lawson, who is 4, and my son, John Robert (JR), who is 11 months! We have a very busy household!

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