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By Teaching Literacy
Every teacher knows how important it is to teach students the structures of nonfiction text. But how should one approach this very daunting task? It’s not easy! Luckily, this resource can help you explicitly teach students how to identify and use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$4.50
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By Teaching Literacy
Save time and money with this awesome STONE FOX BUNDLE!In this student-centered bundle you’ll find:♦ a Stone Fox NOTICE & NOTE SIGNPOST NOVEL STUDY GUIDE designed for readers to closely examine the text through a rigorous, analytical lens!♦ a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$10.95
$8.76
2 ratings
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By Teaching Literacy
This resource contains posters to help you teach THEME, the super-important reading skill found in the Common Core Reading Standards and most state assessments.Posters are a fantastic way to enhance environmental print, allowing students to absorb
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, RL.5.9
$5.00
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By Teaching Literacy
This product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, Matilda, by Roald Dahl:♥ “All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”I LOVE this quote because it speaks of Matilda's love of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
It goes without saying that teachers want their students to be attentive and analytical readers of text. But how does one actually go about teaching students the process of getting there?Enter Notice and Note. Notice & Note has quickly become a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Outlines, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10
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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:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.60 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:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
2 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (23.36 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the award-winning novel, Flora & Ulysses, 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 Flora &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
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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, 6th, 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, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10
$6.95
2 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (22.75 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Are you looking to engage your students in a more motivating format? Lessen your paper output? Save trips to the photocopier, which always seems to be jammed? Then join the digital literacy movement with this FULLY DIGITAL product! All you need is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, RL.5.9, RL.6.2, RL.6.9
$4.50
1 rating
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
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.43 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This BULLET JOURNAL is designed to give students a motivating and trendy way to track their READING habits and set personal READING goals for the school year! What’s Included: ♥ an About This Resource page ♥ Bullet Journal Cover (color & B/W) ♥
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
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By Teaching Literacy
I love graphic organizers because they help students conceptualize complex literary concepts, like character analysis. This Common Core-aligned mini-book asks students to go deeper into understanding seven of the characters in the best-selling
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10
$2.75
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By Teaching Literacy
This NO PREP BUNDLE contains 37 different graphic organizers that correspond to the six close reading Notice and Note Signposts, as well as a detailed roadmap for navigating the bestselling novel Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The STICKY
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.10
$10.00
$8.00
1 rating
4.0
Bundle
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
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.15 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
The no-prep NOVEL STUDY approaches the Newbery Award-winning text Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina strictly through a text-dependent reading lens. The questions in this novel study move fluidly among 4 levels to give students a robust, deep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$7.00
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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
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (21.52 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This Common Core-aligned product features 20 key vocabulary words from the historical fiction novel, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, by Lauren Tarshis. To complete these activities, students read the excerpt from the text and use context
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.4.4, L.5.4
$3.50
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By Teaching Literacy
These student-friendly “I Can” statement posters align to all of the 3rd, 4th, AND 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Each 3rd grade poster contains:→ kid-friendly language to help students make sense of the standard → an
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$11.25
$9.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Save time and money with this awesome NOTICE AND NOTE NONFICTION 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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
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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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