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By Teaching Literacy
My students (and teachers!) LOVE using sticky notes in the classroom! There’s something about the little bite-size nuggets of knowledge that can be expressed on a sticky note. Sticky notes allow students to demonstrate what they know in a motivating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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.6.4, RL.6.5...
$5.00
40 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (12.09 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Save time and money with this awesome HELLO, UNIVERSE BUNDLE! In this student-centered bundle you’ll find: ♦ a Hello, Universe NOVEL STUDY designed with only text-dependent questions for deep inquiry! ♦ a super fun, Hello, Universe ESCAPE ROOM,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
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
$14.50
$11.60
18 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This NO PREP product contains 42 different graphic organizers that correspond to the close reading Notice and Note
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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.6.4, RL.6.5...
$5.75
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.50 MB)
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:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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.6.4, RL.6.5...
$10.75
$8.60
18 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This NO PREP product contains 79 different graphic organizers that correspond to the close reading Notice and Note
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
$7.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (47.85 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
The no-prep NOVEL STUDY approaches the award-winning text, Hello, Universe, strictly through a text-dependent reading lens. The questions in this novel study move fluidly among 4 levels to give students a robust, deep understanding of the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
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
$7.00
5 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (17.62 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH THIS NOTICE & NOTE SIGNPOST BUNDLE!Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This NO PREP product contains 42 different FICTION
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
$12.75
$10.20
4 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
My students (and teachers!) LOVE using sticky notes in the classroom! There’s something about the little bite-size nuggets of knowledge that can be expressed on a sticky note. Sticky notes allow students to demonstrate what they know in a motivating
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
$7.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (18.46 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This NO PREP novel study approaches the heartwarming text, BOB by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead, strictly through a text-dependent reading lens. The questions in this novel study move fluidly among the 4 levels outlined below to give students a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
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.10
$7.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.98 MB)
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:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
$14.00
$11.20
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
A TPT colleague of mine and I created TIER 2 VOCABULARY BOOKS for students in our school after failing to find an affordable, comprehensive vocabulary resource online. The 20 targeted VOCABULARY words in this book are TIER 2, those ever-important,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.2.4, L.2.5
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (7.00 MB)
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
4.0
Bundle
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
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (23.47 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Looking for a middle-grade fiction novel that's sure to get your kids hooked? Small Spaces by Katherine Arden is just the ticket!The no-prep NOVEL STUDY approaches the spine-tingling text, Small Spaces, strictly through a text-dependent reading
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, 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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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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