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By teachtothecore
Looking for high-interest, Common Core-aligned test prep passages? Look no further! This test prep Valentine's Day Bundle is a great bargain. You will receive: 2 V-Day passages (1 "letter to the editor", 1 non-fiction text) 4 multiple choice
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
115 ratings
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Another high-interest, common-core-aligned test passage perfect for teaching test-taking skills, assessing these skills, or just assigning some extra practice. Students will learn about Malala Yousafzai, a young activist from Pakistan who has been
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Homework
$1.75
85 ratings
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By teachtothecore
More high-interest test prep on a topic students are sure to love - the invention of donuts. Who first made the donut and whose idea was the donut hole? Your students will learn some popular theories about the donut's creation while honing their
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$1.75
91 ratings
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By teachtothecore
Preparing students for state exams does not have to be boring! This is a student-friendly nonfiction text about the first Thanksgiving, including multiple-choice and short-answer questions that hit upon a variety of Common Core standards. Questions
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Thanksgiving, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.75
73 ratings
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By teachtothecore
Another high-interest text with Common Core-aligned multiple choice questions. Students will love reading this light-hearted guide about catching leprechauns -- while also gaining practice answering questions written to match the rigor of the common
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.75
78 ratings
4.0
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By teachtothecore
Another high-interest, common-core-aligned test passage perfect for teaching test-taking skills, assessing these skills, or just assigning some extra practice. Students will learn about the dangers of keeping exotic animals as pets and about why
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.75
65 ratings
4.0
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By teachtothecore
Preparing students for standardized exams doesn’t have to be boring or irrelevant! Here’s another high-interest test prep article on an engaging topic – the possible benefits of chewing gum. Students will read about recent experiments that have
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep
$1.75
61 ratings
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By teachtothecore
I work with a class of wonderful students who are bright and engaged but who struggle when faced with the unfamiliar - whether it be an open-ended task, a question stem worded in an unusual way, or vocabulary words they have never heard or read
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$1.75
61 ratings
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By teachtothecore
This is a non-fiction article about students in Los Pinos, Colombia, who take a zip line to and from school each day. Students are guaranteed to be intrigued by this unusual method of transportation - my own third graders were fascinated by this
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.75
52 ratings
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By teachtothecore
Another high-interest text with Common Core-aligned multiple choice questions. Students will enjoy this folktale about a tricky leprechaun while also gaining practice answering questions written to match the rigor of the common core. This is a
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.75
42 ratings
4.0
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By teachtothecore
On Valentine's Day, give your students a card that will spark their creativity while also reviewing their parts of speech! This Mad Lib valentine allows students to add their own verbs, nouns, and adjectives to your Valentine's Day message. Your
Subjects:
Grammar, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$0.99
17 ratings
4.0
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By teachtothecore
Preparing students for standardized exams doesn’t have to be boring or irrelevant! Here’s another high-interest test prep article on an engaging topic – a valuable treasure hidden somewhere in the U.S. Students will learn about Forrest Fenn, a
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep
$1.75
29 ratings
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Just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. day - a text that both recognises MLK's contributions to the civil rights movement AND encourages children to recognize the role of other individuals in obtaining civil rights for people of color. The text
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.75
$1.25
3 ratings
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By teachtothecore
Finally, after requests for more content... the first issue of "Cool to the Core," my high-interest non-fiction magazine that makes test prep (almost) interesting for kids! ;) If you haven't purchased any of my articles before, please feel free to
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By teachtothecore
Edit: I have made this product free to give a more accurate sample of the kinds of texts and questions I have to offer. I hope that if you enjoy it you will consider returning for more. I frequently post new texts, so please follow me if you'd like
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, The New Year, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Cultural Activities
FREE
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By teachtothecore
One way that students can strengthen both their ability to comprehend and write complex sentences is by understanding how the parts of speech work together. This chart is a handy tool for reminding students of the function of several commonly-used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My experience: - third grade teacher at an inclusive charter school in the South Bronx. - fourth grade teacher at an elementary school for students with language-based learning disabilities in Manhattan - third and fifth grade teacher at an international school - currently, a fifth and sixth grade Learning Support teacher

MY TEACHING STYLE

The schools I have worked at have had strong cultures with high academic expectations for our students. I have been part of a variety of teams responsible for developing rigorous curricula that challenge and inspire students. I believe that students can be prepared for examinations without sacrificing their engagement and enthusiasm for learning.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Vassar College Class of 2008 (Psychology); Bank Street College of Education Class of 2011 (Childhood general and special education)

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