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By Teaching Literacy
Save time and money with this awesome NOTICE AND NOTE SIGNPOST GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS BUNDLE!Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book by Kylene Beers and Robert
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$10.00
$8.00
4 ratings
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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 43 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into The Hula-Hoopin' Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin.The Hula-Hoopin' Queen is a fun story about Kameeka and what happens when the Hula-Hoopin'
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.10
$4.50
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By Teaching Literacy
Teaching theme can be an overwhelming topic to approach with students. Sometimes we just need to know where to begin or how to stretch our teaching a bit further. Fortunately, this product may be the springboard you need to get you going or the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, RL.5.9
$2.50
2 ratings
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the novel, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, by Lauren Tarshis. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The I Survived
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the picture book, UNICORN THINKS HE’S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The UNICORN THINKS HE’S
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Escape Rooms have become all the rage…and for good reason! They are highly-engaging activities that allow students to deepen their understanding of content. It’s a win-win situation for all!This ESCAPE ROOM is designed to be used after reading the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
4 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Save time by downloading and printing these NGSS I CAN STATEMENT POSTERS & 117 kid-friendly 5TH GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS!The student-friendly “I Can” posters align to all of the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each I
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.75
$7.25
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the classic novel, Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Stone Fox Word Search
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This product has 40 kid-friendly, side-splitting LIBRARY JOKES to last you the entire school year. Incorporating jokes in the classroom is not only fun for students, it also gets kids’ minds thinking about important content! Since these jokes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (21.75 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Miraculous
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Escape Rooms have become all the rage…and for good reason! They are highly-engaging activities that allow students to deepen their understanding of content. It’s a win-win situation for all!This ESCAPE ROOM is designed to be used after reading the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. With 24 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Fish in a Tree Word Search
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the Newbery award-winning novel, Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Hello,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the picture book, The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz. With 16 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Three Ninja Pigs
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the picture book, Miss Nelson is Back! by Harry Allard. With 16 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Miss Nelson is Back! Word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
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By Teaching Literacy
Students will practice and apply similes and hyperboles found in the novel, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, by Lauren Tarshis. Answer Key included.HOW IT WORKS:The first activity asks students to sort simile and hyperbole excerpts from the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Escape Rooms have become all the rage…and for good reason! They are highly-engaging activities that allow students to deepen their understanding of content. It’s a win-win situation for all! This ESCAPE ROOM is designed to be used after reading the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE!Save time and money with this BUNDLE!This BUNDLED resource was created to give students additional comprehension practice for EACH one of the SIXTY Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Blue System books, VOLUME 2, Lessons
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4...
$24.00
$20.40
4 ratings
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By Teaching Literacy
Save money by purchasing this BUNDLE of 2 word searches for the picture books, Miss Nelson is Missing! and Miss Nelson is Back! by Harry Allard. Each word search has 16 key words relevant to the respective text, making them fun bell ringers, early
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
$1.60
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned! Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! Sweet Tooth, by Margie Palatini, is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor. Written with 14 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4b, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.3.4b
$3.00
2 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (11.44 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello, everyone! I am a Reading Specialist in a K-5 school and am in my 22nd year in education. Over the years, I've taught Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Developmental Reading in grades K-8. I also published a 5th grade Common Core workbook for Kaplan/Barron’s Educational Series.

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

♦ Governor’s Educational Services Professional of the Year, 2014; ♦ Digital Learning Grant, Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2013; ♦ Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008; ♦ NJ State Governor's Teacher Recognition Award, 2006; ♦ NJ State Amistad Exemplary Teaching Award, 2005; ♦ Earthwatch Education Award, Teacher Fellowship, 2001

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. in Special Education, an M.A. in Reading, and a Doctorate in Education/Design of Learning Environments where I researched new literacies (eBooks and comprehension). I hold certifications as a Reading Specialist, Special Education Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, Supervisor, and Principal.

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