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Regions of the United States Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the Regions of the United States really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content
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What student doesn't like choices? This TicTacToe board has nine activities and all the graphic organizers necessary based on researching to create a biography that will extend students' content knowledge while they work independently. This works
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This resource is a two week, ten day, test prep activity that incorporates vital standards for third-grade reading. Each day the students will read a passage (fiction, expository, and poetry included) and then answer questions based on the
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This fact and opinion notebook sorting activity based on sharks is a great way to practice or assess your students' grasp on fact and opinion. Included in this product are 16 statements about sharks for students to sort into fact or opinion
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This bundle includes TicTacToe Choice Boards for: Chrysanthemum Julius Baby of the World Owen A Weekend With Wendell Sheila Rae the Brave Lily's Purple Plastic Purse Wemberly Worried Jessica Great extension activities after reading book
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Texas Regions Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the four regions of Texas really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to
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This set of 10 activity stations for reading test prep is based on the popular children's book Frederick by Leo Leoni. Each of the ten stations allows students to practice a much needed reading skill based on the story, instead of a test passage.
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Included are graphic organizers for the the six basic nonfiction text structures. These graphic organizers can be used to help students understand nonfiction text, or to create their own nonfiction writing pieces.
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This fact and opinion notebook sorting activity based on turkeys is a great way to practice or assess your students' grasp on fact and opinion. Included in this product are 16 statements about turkeys for students to sort into fact or opinion
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Election Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about elections in the United States really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to
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Continents Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the seven continents really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to know by
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This product contains nine activities for students to choose from after reading a fictional book of their choice. Included is the tictactoe choice board with choice of activities plus the various templates necessary to complete the activities.
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Multi-Grade Reading Test Smash Bundle This product is three sets, one for each grade level, of two week, ten day, test prep activity that incorporates vital standards for third, fourth, and fifth grade reading. Each day the students will read a
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Native American Shelters Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the different Native American Shelters really stick! The shelters included in this activity are: Wigwam Teepee Adobe Plank House Wattle and Daub
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Other Halloween Activities Ghosts Say What: Quotation Practice Spooky Parts of Speech Spooky Compound Sentences Spooky Idiom Match Spooky Writing Prompts Halloween Literacy Based TicTacToe Choice Boards Halloween TicTacToe Choice Board Included in
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This product is a bundle of center activities where the students match idioms with their meanings on cards then record their matches on the recording sheet. Included in this product are 13 individually themed idiom match literacy centers. Each
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Are parents always asking you how they can help their students to become better readers? I often run into this and have created this easy one pager that I share with them. Included are six categories of questions with examples of each that will be
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After reading Squids Will Be Squids by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith I knew that I had to work it into the classroom. It is a fun book with modern fables and silly lessons that still somehow make sense in life. This FREE mini unit includes: -Mini
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

⭐I taught fourth grade for six years in a suburban Texas school district before taking a year off the do a little exploring of my own.  ⭐My current passion is creating engaging resources that meet the needs of a diverse group of students all while making teachers' lives easier by saving them time.  ⭐I love to create resources that are cross-curricular, especially when I can integrate writing into a content area.  ⭐With each resource that I create, I think about all the teachers and students that will use the resource and how it impacts them. 

MY TEACHING STYLE

⭐In the classroom I try to provide as much choice to students as possible.  I employ a lot of stations and tictactoe style activities in which students can choose how they would like to show me what they have learned.  Our school just got our first set of Ipads and I am anxious to incorporate these into our classroom as well.   ⭐Cooperative learning and community building are the glue of the classroom and I will never give either up.  I operate on the principles that every student wants to talk, move, and have fun so I try to incorporate as much of each into every day we have together.  Let's Connect! Visit my blog www.teachinginthefastlane.com, come check out the Facebook  page, or follow me on Pinterest.   ✉ If you would like to be the first to know about all things Teaching in the Fast Lane including blog posts, tips, classroom tricks, and specials please sign-up for my newsletter here

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

⭐Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Texas State University-San Marcos  ⭐Teacher Fellow ⭐M.Ed. from Texas State University-San Marcos ⭐School Leadership Team ⭐Conference Presenter

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Texas State University to earn my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a teaching certificate in early childhood through fourth grade with an additional certification in English as a second language. I enjoyed Texas State University so much that I immediately applied and was accepted into the Teacher Fellows program there to earn my masters. Accordingly, I was able to complete my first year of teaching while attending graduate courses and completing an action research project. I earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in this program that also instilled in me the necessity for cooperative learning and community building in the classroom.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

⭐When I am not working on my classroom I enjoy reading, traveling, binging on Netflix, and racing cars. ⭐It is currently one of my goals to visit all fifty states and all seven continents, but I won't stop after reaching that goal.

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