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By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! The Three Ninja Pigs is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor.Written with 8 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted for a group of 5-7
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
13 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a word search for the award-winning novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, 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 Because of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
11 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (2.31 MB)
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
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Outlines, Novel Study
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (25.04 MB)
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
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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
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By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Everyone knows the story of Chicken Little, right?! Well this version, retold by Steven Kellogg, is quite
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
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.48 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
I don't know about you, but those PARCC rubrics can be so dang confusing!Luckily, here are student and teacher-tested, STUDENT-FRIENDLY PARCC RUBRICS: one for the Narrative Writing Task and one for the Research-Simulation and Literary Analysis
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3
$2.75
7 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! Miss Nelson is Missing is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor. Written with 10 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted for a group of
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
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Literacy
This product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “It was a singular sensation to be held so gently and yet so fiercely, to be stared down at with so much love.”I LOVE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
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
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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:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10
$6.95
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.73 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
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with fun READERS' THEATER activities! Miss Nelson is Missing and its sequel, Miss Nelson is Back, are perfect choices, thanks to their side-splitting humor. Each script is written with 10
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
$6.00
$4.80
5 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! Miss Nelson Has a Field Day is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor.Written with 14 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted for a
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
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.62 MB)
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:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Outlines, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.78 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! The Wolf Who Cried Boy is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor and excellent use of expressive language.Written with 6 speaking parts
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
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.88 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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