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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 48 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton.A Tale of Two Beasts is an entertaining story about a girl who comes across a “Strange Beast” in
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...
$4.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 53 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds.Nerdy Birdy Tweets is a timely tale of two friends whose bond is tested by technology. This is a
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.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$4.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Save MONEY and TIME with this BUNDLED resource!These two resources center on the beautiful picture book, Islandborn, by Junot Diaz. This is a perfect bundle, as you will get an Interactive Read Aloud lesson (complete with Read Aloud Stopping Point
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), 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.3.5...
$7.00
$5.60
4 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 47 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into The Good Egg by Jory John.The Good Egg is an entertaining story about a verrrrrrrrrrry good egg who learns the valuable lessons of
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.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$4.50
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (18.00 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 53 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung.Mixed: A Colorful Story is a timely tale about color, tolerance, and differences. This is a
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...
$4.75
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.75 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 48 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller.Potato Pants! is a hilarious story about a potato, some pants, and a big misunderstanding. A fun
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...
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.54 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 42 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Giraffe Problems by Jory John.Giraffe Problems is a story about a beautiful giraffe who learns to accept who he is, long neck and all.
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...
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
I love, love, love Islandborn by Junot Diaz. The words, the illustrations, the overall messages…sigh. It’s a teacher’s dream.This no-prep Book Study has 40 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into this gem of
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.3.5...
$4.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.29 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 50 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier.The Little Red Fort is a reimagining of The Little Red Hen in modern form. It tells the tale of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3...
$4.75
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
I love, love, love Islandborn, a gorgeously lyrical picture book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz and illustrated by the extremely talented Leo Espinosa. This easy-to-follow Interactive Read Aloud lesson is designed to get your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, SL.2.1...
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.75 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 51 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll by Jay Miletsky.Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll is a fabulous book about friendship, compassion,
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...
$4.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 55 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.Rescue & Jessica is an inspirational tale of a
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
$4.75
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.67 MB)
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
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (16.21 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Save time and money with this awesome WORDY BIRDY BUNDLE!Wordy Birdy is a funny story that teaches readers about the importance of listening. When Wordy Birdy does what she does best (talk, talk, talk, talk, TALK!), she ignores her friends’ warnings
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
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.3.5...
$7.50
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 49 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick by Drew Daywalt.The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick humorously explores glass-half-full
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...
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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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 Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones.Izzy Gizmo is a creative inventor who likes to solve problems using a combination of everyday items. One day, she
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.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 51 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into the award-winning book, Dreamers by Yuyi Morales.Dreamers is a gorgeous story that gives insight into one woman's experience as an
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
$4.75
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This no-prep Book Study has 45 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora.Thank You, Omu! is a sure-to-be-a-classic story about Omu, a loveable woman who makes the most delicious red
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.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$4.50
1 rating
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By Teaching Literacy
We all know we should be teaching our students how to close read. But the reality is, it’s hard to find time to pick a text worthy of a close read AND create a Close Reading Unit (with text-dependent questions) to go along with it!This resource is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2...
$3.25
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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 Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino.Unlovable tells the endearing story of Alfred, a pug who does not have any friends. The neighborhood pets all
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.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7...
$4.50
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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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