Taylor Malone

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This is a powerpoint presentation that I created to help teach my students about the various types of BOLD beginnings that a writer can use in their writing. This powerpoint includes pictures of various picture books that contain a type of
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Taylor Malone
This activity helps teachers to introduce the writing trait of Voice! The students will give the different fruits a voice/ personality by writing a sentence that connects to the emotion of the picture.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons
$1.00
12 ratings
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Included in this document is a student handout sheet that they can use a resource to remember all the various types of hooks/ bold beginning sentences. I also included a matching game. The students will need to match the sentence example with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Games
$3.00
8 ratings
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This activity will help to create and understand what a caption is in a nonfiction text. I have included a poster that can be used as a reference for the students. There are several sheets that students can use to create their own captions!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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This handout is to help parents understand the different type of addition facts and how they can help their child understand them easily. It provides examples of various addition problems and how they can mentally be solved.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Homework, For Parents
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.6
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By Taylor Malone
Use this file to help students understand when C sounds like /s/ and /k/. A word sort is included to help students practice this skill. I have also included a rule poster that goes along with the hard and soft C sound.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Posters
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Taylor Malone
I used this activity to help my first grade students to go from producing basic first grade sentences to more detailed sentences. We talked about “pumping up the details” (a lesson introduced by Kristina Smekens), which helps students to add details
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Taylor Malone
These rule posters and spelling with the final /k/ sound worksheets correlate with Saxon Phonics and will allow children to practice spelling words with the correct final /k/ sounds.
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.2a, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3e
$4.00
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By Taylor Malone
Students can write their own version of The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza. This writing activity allows students to be creative while practicing various story elements. Students can plan their story using the graphic organizer and then write a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.1.5, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, W.1.3
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By Taylor Malone
This activity provides students with a memorable way to remember what a synonym is. My first grade students tend to use the same few words in their daily writing. Instead of saying that these words have “died” and creating a gravestone (which I feel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Posters
$1.50
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By Taylor Malone
This file will help your students to add details to their writing using their five senses. They will learn to look for nouns and add adjectives that describe them. Included are 4 activities that vary in difficulty and a student handout that can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.1.5
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These subject cards are used to display the layout and schedule for every school day. I use these cards to show my students what to expect throughout the day.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
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This poster and student mini poster are used to help my first grade students remember the basic components of a sentence.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters
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5 Star Sentence poster that will help students to remember the basic components of a sentence.
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons
FREE
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By Taylor Malone
This activity/ worksheet helps students to add details to their sentences. This activity was inspired by Kristina Smekens and her idea of "Pumping up the Details" using a balloon. I used this as a follow up activity to her lesson. The students roll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
FREE
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4.0
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By Taylor Malone
Differentiated sheets that help students practice questioning. The students will practice asking questions to help their understanding before, during, and after reading a text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.1.2
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This file includes 10 cards that the students can cut apart and practice matching up. 5 cards have various story elements on them and the other 5 cards have definitions of the story elements.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.1.3
FREE
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By Taylor Malone
This file can be used as a math center to help students practice their basic addition facts. Students are familiar with the game Tic-tac-toe so it is easy to explain and helps students to work on their fact fluency.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1
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These sheets are used to help students determine the author's purpose of a text. These can be used after a shared reading lesson or for a guided reading lesson.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.6, RL.1.9
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Each week I have a new Star of the Week/ Student of the Week in order to get to know the students better that are in my class. In this file there is: 1. Star of the Week Book Cover 2. Parent Informational Letter 3. Star of the Week Info
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Handouts, Printables, For Parents
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.3, W.1.2, SL.1.1, SL.1.4, SL.1.5, L.1.1, L.1.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I student taught 6th grade mathematics and I taught 3rd grade my first year of teaching. I have also taught 1st grade for nine years now and I have loved every minute of it. Teaching the little ones is my true passion!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to give my students the best education that they can get while they are in my class. I teach with engaging, hands-on lessons that spark my students interests. I try to provide my students with visuals, songs, poems, etc to meet the needs of all my students and their learning styles.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign in 2008. I recently got my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University of Chicago. I have taught for ten years! I spent 3 years working in Lake Villa and now I have been teaching for 7 years!

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