Tara West

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Kindergarten Guided Reading: Week 22 (Free Preview) Did you hear the AWESOME news? My Kindergarten Guided Reading MEGA Bundle just got a HUGE face lift! All new book formatting, added teacher resources and more! If you own the bundle or easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
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Second Grade Guided Reading: Week 1 (Free Preview) This is a free preview to my Second Grade Guided Reading Curriculum. View the bundle HERE! What's Included? This is a one week's of guided reading material! You get: 2 easy readers (a below,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
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What's the big deal?This bundle boasts 28 weeks of EXPLICIT guided reading material! Each week you get: 2 easy readers (a below, on, and above level of each) and a detailed lesson plan sheet for each week!- 28 weeks (include teacher lesson plans
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
$58.00
666 ratings
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By Tara West
St. Patrick's Day Vowel Spin FREEBIE Visit my blog Little Minds at Work Follow me on Facebook
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
25 ratings
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By Tara West
Listening and Reading Comprehension Primary Passages Talk about one unique packet! This packet is so versatile that you're bound to find a way to implement it into your classroom! Use this packet for listening comprehension and/or reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
$12.00
509 ratings
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By Tara West
Thanks so much for viewing my freebie guided reading goals! Have you been searching for a way to get your young readers invested in their reading? These goal displays will help your students choose a goal they wish to focus on a period of time. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
98 ratings
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By Tara West
Guided Reading Curriculum MEGA BUNDLE {First Grade}SAVE BIG WITH THE BUNDLE!After many requests it is finally here! All of my best selling guided reading curriculum packets BUNDLED in one easy purchase! What's the big deal?This bundle boasts 28
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
$98.00
1232 ratings
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By Tara West
Guided Reading Kindergarten Curriculum MEGA BUNDLESAVE BIG WITH THE BUNDLE!After many requests it is finally here! All of my best selling guided reading curriculum packets BUNDLED in one easy purchase! What's the big deal?The kindergarten guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
$98.00
2802 ratings
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Chunking it with the Funky Monkey: Teach your students a valuable reading strategy: chunking! This packet will provide easy to implement reading group activities that take learning chunking into a fun and engaging way! Once the activities have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$4.00
513 ratings
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By Tara West
Reading Comprehension for Young Learners PACK #2 {pack of 5 stories} Inside the packet: - 5 Teacher scripted stories & corresponding student reading comprehension practice sheets If you have any questions at all about this packet please email
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
278 ratings
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By Tara West
Sight Word Flash Cards FREEBIE www.littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
FREE
224 ratings
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By Tara West
RTI & Guided Reading {Nonsense Word Fluency Activities} Measuring a student’s ability to decode individual phonemes and then blend them together to read. Practicing nonsense word fluency will show if a student has a solid understanding for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$5.00
1141 ratings
4.0
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By Tara West
RTI & Guided Reading {Phoneme Segmentation} Segmenting words into individual sounds is critical for successful decoding! Phoneme segmentation is a technique for building phonemic awareness in which students break words into sounds- - saying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$8.00
2175 ratings
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By Tara West
Reading Comprehension for Young Learners {pack of 5 stories} Inside the packet: - 5 Teacher scripted stories & corresponding student reading comprehension practice sheets If you have any questions at all about this packet please email me at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
724 ratings
4.0
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By Tara West
1:1 Tracking/Correspondence in Reading After many requests for additional 1:1 activites I have compiled additional 1:1 practice! If you're interested in my Guided Reading packet click HERE This product is part of my Guided Reading MEGA
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$3.00
1241 ratings
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By Tara West
Word Work SUPER pack 2 {Literacy Centers} Sentence Decoders CVC Words: 5 pages Build a CVC Word: 4 pages Missing Vowel- CVC Words: 4 pages 52 Sight Word Mats: 52 pages Alphabet Practice Sheets: 26 pages Digraph Picture Sorts & response sheets:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$8.00
601 ratings
4.0
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By Tara West
4 Sight Word Readers! Black line for students to color after readings! If you have any questions at all about this packet please email me at littlemindsatworkllc@gmail.com Visit my blog Little Minds at Work Follow me on Facebook
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
59 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tara West is a curriculum author and kindergarten teacher. Her curriculum first began when she realized that her students were missing many components when only being exposed to big box curriculum. She spent countless hours pouring over research with regards to various types of curriculum methodologies and teaching methods which she felt would be applicable to her students’ diverse learning needs. Mrs. West then implemented that research into her classroom. When she noticed that the results were surpassing previous years’ performance, her principal allowed her and the rest of her teaching team to utilize the curriculum that she had created. The results were phenomenal and from there Tara continued to take these classroom-tested ideas and methods to the next level by creating her KinderCurriculum and FirstieCurriculum. She continues to research best practices as well as new and innovative methods which she tests in the classroom and translates it into new curriculum. Mrs. West has received feedback from thousands of classroom teachers from around the globe to help validate student performance and teacher buy in.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is that of balanced literacy, techonology, hands-on, and all the while following district curriculum!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.

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