TeachinginTX

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I use this with my students to help them increase knowledge of vocabulary and literacy concepts that correspond to the questions they will have on the reading map assessment. If they are in the middle or on the low end of a band, I assign that band
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This a a vocabulary station activity my students worked on for a couple of months. They had to complete 5 words a week. The activity is differentiated by RIT Band based on MAP scores. I gave each student the band they were in if they were on the
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This has a log for a 20 book challenge across multiple genres which could be easily modified to make it a 30 or 40 book challenge. I've also made 20 weeks of activities to be used as reading response homework. Each week my students will choose one
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This activity is a puzzle based, escape room style challenge activity where students receive clues, answer questions from released STAAR tests, get hints, and try to beat the clock to escape an alien ship. I used a paired text from the 2017 5th
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These are some activities I made for our "test motivation" day which has a minecraft theme. There is a sort with reading terms, question stems and term definition to match. There are 4 different reading terms bingo boards with a minecraft
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After playing around with many different lesson plan formats, I made one that has really worked well for me. The first page is the template I use to plan each week and the 2nd page is my plans for the first week of school. I always include any
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This is a creative activity that has kids think about a product they could create and sell. The have to think about the specifics of their product, and create their own business card and advertisement to go with the idea. My kids really enjoyed
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This is a project designed for a two or three week time period for an independent activity which will also practice problem solving, reasoning, and mathematic skills.
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This is a research project my students create which involves researching an American who has had a significant impact on culture/history, writing a biography, creating a timeline, a postage stamp in their honor, and becoming that person at our open
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I am creating a Power of Yet Bulletin Board this year. This is all the slides I have for it. It will make 3 parts or 3 different boards: Yet addition problems ie. I Can't do this + The Power of Yet I Can't do this yet Examples of
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This is a novel activity I created for my students to use when reading a novel to help them to review/practice reading comprehension skills and literary elements. This could be done together at the teacher table, as an independent project, or as a
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I used these as locker and desk tags. Type your school name at the top and run them on card stock. I had my school's mascot where I put the school bus to make it for my campus, I used a red sharpie to write each child's name in the grey box. There
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This is a parent night/meet the teacher/orientation night powerpoint with a STEAM theme using trains, mechanical gear and a little bit of steam punk to keep it modern. Each slide can be edited as needed to fit your campus. Included are slides
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These are two different nonfiction text activities that could be used with a nonfiction magazine like a Time for Kids. There are two different page to use with the main article and two alternate pages for the back. by rotating these with my Time
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This is a review I use with my 5th graders the week prior to taking the state reading assessment. I have the teacher notes and guided pages for the students to complete as we go over each topic.
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This is a vocabulary activity based on Map scores. It is broken into RIT strands based on 10 191-200, 201-210, etc. There are activities for Concepts and Processes Vocabulary and General Science Vocabulary, all based on RIT scores.
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I am using 5th grade Treasures next week to discuss the Genre of fairy tales. These are the plans for the week. There are discussion questions, a plot diagram, compare/contrast activities, comprehension activities, a choice board, critical
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My students use this to review and build deeper understanding of topics. I would typically partner them and they would have to come up with one topic related question and answer from the front side and 2 from each box on the back with the higher
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This is a reading based Morning Work that reviews vocabulary, analogies, grammar in context of sentences, and critical thinking skills.
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This is what I use for spelling each week for the first 9 weeks of school. I focus on two morphemes (word parts) each week. All spelling and vocabulary activities come from the two morphemes. I have an activity each week the students complete as
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a 5th grade team leader with a M.A. in Elementary Education. I am starting my 14th year and have a variety of experience in upper grade levels ranging from third grade team leader, middle school (6th grade), fourth grade, and fifth grade. I started teaching in 1994, taught four years and then stayed home to be mommy, I returned to teaching nine years ago.

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I employ a variety of methods and strategies to meet my student's needs. Children thrive in an environment with set routines, high expectations, acceptance, and energy. My teaching style has ingredients from whole brain teaching, higher thinking skills with Bloom's, multiple intelligence ideas, technology integration, reading ideas from "The Book Whisperer" and some old school common sense ideas.

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