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By Teaching Literacy
Do you have trouble deciding where a student falls on the Guided Reading continuum? This FREE chart allows you to quickly see if a student is reading above, at, or below grade level expectations during the school year!I have it hung up in my room
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Are you looking for a FREE way to boost your students' reading stamina?! STAMINA is thought of as the amount of time that one stays on-task. In today's super-busy, ever-connected world, it has become more critical than ever that students are aware
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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Save time by downloading and printing these EDITABLE HEADSET/EARBUD HOME LETTERS!If your kids are fortunate enough to utilize technological devices during the school day, it helps to have them bring in headsets/earbuds from home. Not only is it
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
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This is a word search for the novel, Jake Drake, Bully Buster, by Andrew Clements. With 15 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included. The Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Teaching Literacy
Here are two Cause and Effect activities for students to complete after reading the historical fiction novel, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis. The first activity is a graphic organizer where students fill in a cause or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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This is a free word search for the novel Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan. 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 Paint the Wind Word Search
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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This is a FREE word search for the novel, I Survived the Eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, 1980, 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a FREE word search for the novel, I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888, 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
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I love graphic organizers because they help students conceptualize complex literary concepts, like character analysis. This FREE Common Core-aligned mini-book asks students to go deeper into understanding six of the characters in the novel I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.10
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This FREE SAMPLE was created to give students additional comprehension practice for the LLI GOLD System book, Tarantulas: Creepy, Crawly, and...Not So Scary (#129, Level S).LOOKING FOR THE FULL VERSION, which includes ALL OF THE GOLD BOOKS - LESSONS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.3, RI.5.10
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By Teaching Literacy
This strategy, as outlined by Jennifer Serravallo in The Writing Strategies Book, is used to help students expand their word choice when writing about a specific topic. Students could use an Alphabox to:collect wordsretrieve words from their
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.K.5, W.K.8
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This FREE SAMPLE was created to give students additional comprehension practice for the LLI Red System book Thunderstorm! (#1, Level L).LOOKING FOR THE FULL VERSION, which includes ALL OF THE RED BOOKS - LESSONS #1-24? Click here!Each comprehension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.3
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREEBIE was created to give students additional comprehension practice for these LLI GOLD System (2nd ed.) titles: Lesson 161 – That’s Gross! Lesson 162 – RowbearLesson 163 – Rotten in RivertonEach comprehension page contains questions that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREE SAMPLE was created to give students additional comprehension practice for the LLI Red System book Calling Dr. Carson (#65, Level M).LOOKING FOR THE FULL VERSION, which includes ALL OF THE RED BOOKS - LESSONS #65-88? Click here!Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.10, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a FREE word search for the novel I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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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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