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This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, The Magician’s Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “We must ask ourselves these questions as often as we dare. How will the world change if we do not question it?”I LOVE this
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By Teaching Literacy
Here is a cute GIFT TAG for your favorite bookworms, students, teachers, administrators, and parents! This free GIFT TAG is perfect as a stand-alone or paired with a favorite read. The book tag reads, "You're #1 in My Book!" and comes in 5 colors:→
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By Teaching Literacy
Here is a free UNICORN GIFT TAG for those magical people in your life! They are perfect as a stand-alone or paired with a special gift. The UNICORN GIFT TAG reads, “You are something magical!" and comes in six versions.Happy gifting!You can find
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREE Reading Survey is a great way to assess students’ digital and print literacy habits, attitudes, and preferences at any time of the year. Teachers can use this valuable information to tailor literacy instruction, novel study choices, and
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English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
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By Teaching Literacy
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
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “And so he was reading the story as if it were a spell and the words of it, spoken aloud, could make magic happen.”This adorable
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a FREE word search for the picture book, SWEET TOOTH by Margie Palatini. With 10 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The SWEET TOOTH Word Search
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke:♥ “Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.”This adorable bookmark could be printed on plain paper or card stock and
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
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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
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English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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By Teaching Literacy
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
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a FREE word search for the picture book, Elmore by Holly Hobbie. With 12 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included. The Elmore Word Search highlights
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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This is a FREE word search for the picture book, IT’S NOT Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk. With 16 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The IT’S NOT Jack
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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By Teaching Literacy
This is a FREE word search for the picture book Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. 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 Little
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
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This is a FREE word search for the picture book Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones. 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 Izzy Gizmo Word Search highlights
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt:♥ “Life's got to be lived, no matter how long or short. You got to take what comes.”I LOVE this quote because it speaks to the greater
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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This is a FREE word search for the picture book The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton. 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 Princess and the
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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This is a FREE word search for the adorable picture book One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck. 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 One Word from
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
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2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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This is a FREE word search for the novel, FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang. With 25 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Front Desk Word Search highlights these
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English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
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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
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By Teaching Literacy
This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, Louisiana's Way Home, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “Perhaps what matters when all is said and done is not who puts us down but who picks us up."I LOVE this quote because it speaks to
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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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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