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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 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
Save time and money with this awesome NOTICE AND NOTE SIGNPOST GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS MEGA 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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.7.1, RL.7.2...
$15.75
$12.60
13 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
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
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
OVER 100 TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS!Are you searching for user-friendly, TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS to use during Reading instruction? Then you’ve come to the right place!This comprehensive product gives you the language to ask students deep
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2...
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (22.72 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:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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.7.1, RL.7.2...
$10.00
$8.00
4 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
OVER 130 TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS!Are you searching for user-friendly, TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS to use during Reading instruction? Then you’ve come to the right place!This comprehensive product gives you the language to ask students deep
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, K.MD.A.1...
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (21.79 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
OVER 130 TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS!Are you searching for user-friendly, TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTION STEMS to use during Reading instruction? Then you’ve come to the right place!This comprehensive product gives you the language to ask students deep
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Professional Documents, 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, RI.2.1, RI.2.2...
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (27.64 MB)
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
I love graphic organizers because they help students conceptualize complex literary concepts, like theme!These graphic organizers are universal and could be used for any theme in fiction books, from novels to short stories to leveled texts. They
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, RL.5.9
$4.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (8.93 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
I love graphic organizers because they help students conceptualize complex literary concepts, like character traits!These graphic organizers are universal and could be used with any fiction text. They fall within various levels of difficulty,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.05 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Conferring with students during writing is one of the most critical - but underused - aspects of a writing workshop model. Not only are teachers challenged with actually holding regular conferences with students, they also face the overwhelming
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$2.25
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.76 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
Every teacher knows how important it is to teach students the structures of nonfiction text. But how should one approach this very daunting task? It’s not easy! Luckily, this resource can help you explicitly teach students how to identify and use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.81 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This NO PREP BUNDLE contains 37 different graphic organizers that correspond to the six close reading Notice and Note Signposts, as well as a detailed roadmap for navigating the bestselling novel Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The STICKY
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.10
$10.00
$8.00
1 rating
4.0
Bundle
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:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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
$14.00
$11.20
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teaching Literacy
MINDFULNESS is a way of life. Many school districts (including my own) have adopted mindfulness as a powerful tool and approach to combat toxic stress. Research has shown that a mindful mindset can help students become less anxious and more
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.80 MB)
By Teaching Literacy
This NO PREP BUNDLE contains 37 different graphic organizers that correspond to the six close reading Notice and Note Signposts, as well as a detailed roadmap for navigating the bestselling novel Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo. The STICKY
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.10
$10.00
$8.00
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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.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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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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