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This is a set of rubrics for Narrative and Expository writing. They were designed using the Texas STAAR 4th Grade Writing Rubrics put out by TEA. Tired of looking through several pages of text? Then this is for you! I've compiled all of the
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These task cards review combining sentences. The QR codes give students an opportunity to check their answers once they are finished with each question. There is one narrative story with 8 questions over combining sentences. Some have repeated
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These task cards can be used in Writing stations, test prep, tutorials, or as review of skills you have taught. There are 17 cards with QR codes for self-checking. I have included an answer sheet, as well as a page for students to write down their
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This is a product created with the busy teacher in mind. Grab this first set of POPPERS, a daily writing review that focuses on 6 separate skills each week. Each day students will engage in an activity for analogies, idioms, homophones,
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If you're looking for a way to help kids add details to their expository writing...these are a HUGE help! I've created stations for students to spice up their expository writing. Each page has questions that help students train themselves to ask
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This BUNDLE pack has 4 of my packs that help your students become experts at expository writing. Included in this bundle: How to Write and Expository Introduction POSTERS Build a Paragraph: Expository Build an Introduction: Expository Build a
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Do your students have a hard time adding relevant details to their essays? In this fun pack, your students will practice building quality paragraphs for an expository essay. Scaffolded pages with prompts allow students to be successful adding in
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These revising task cards focus on inserting sentences into an expository piece of writing. There is one expository paper with 5 questions (due to the nature of the type of questions) that address inserting a topic sentence, concluding sentence,
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This set of revision stations is designed to be used with narrative stories. There are four stations that focus on descriptions, actions, dialog, and thoughts. Each card has several questions for students to think about as they are revising their
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This is a product created with the busy teacher in mind. Grab this fourth set of POPPERS, a daily writing review that focuses on skills your students need in order to be successful on test day! Unlike sets 1-3, set 4 is geared for test prep. Each
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This set of task cards reviews multiple revising and editing skills. I've used the verbiage from the released 2014 STAAR Writing test to help students get used to the language that they will encounter on the big day. Skills addressed: ~combine
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This poster pack is designed to help students find an introduction for expository that fits their personality or essay the best. These posters are a great addition to any writing curriculum and can be used in multiple grade levels. There are 6
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These task cards review combining sentences. The QR codes give students an opportunity to check their answers once they are finished with each question. There is one expository piece with 6 questions over combining sentences. Some have repeated
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This set of grammar task cards is a mixed skill review. Skills include doubling final consonant, delete final e, silent letters, a/an, concluding sentence, insert sentence, combine sentences, homophones, and commas. There is one short expository
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These posters are designed to help your students remember the rules for the most common grammar rules. There are two sets included: One set with labels at the top of each page, and one set with a label only on the top of the first poster but not on
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Tired of racking your brain for sentences that contain errors so that your students can fix them? This is for you! This set contains questions about revising and editing that can be used as morning work, a warm up, or in small groups. This is
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This is a set of task cards with QR codes that focus on homophones, specifically their/they're/there, you're/your, two/too/to, and know/no, the most commonly seen in 4th grade. These can be used as a review, for tutorials, or as test prep. I have
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Are you looking for some FUN with test prep? If so, you've landed in the right place! With this game, your students will work on combining sentences in different ways. Some cards have two separate sentences that need to be joined, while others
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These task cards cover transition words and the a vs. an rule. There is one short narrative story with 9 questions over these two rules. Students love to use the QR codes to check their work! These cards are a companion resource to my 2 Week
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This set of 8 task cards is designed for students to insert quotation marks and commas to each sentence or set of sentences. Some require them to use question marks or exclamation marks, too. The QR codes allow students immediate feedback, but if
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started out as a 1st grade aide, then moved to 2nd grade teacher for one year, and finally landed in 4th grade, where I've been for the past 6 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love teaching through movement and kinesthetic activities. I love singing, dancing, and acting out with my students. I've recently created several QR code activities to use with my students...and they eat them up! We love using our Kindle Fires!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Sam Houston State University in December 2006.

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I'm a Texas teacher and blogger. I've been teaching 4th grade for 9 years, and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I'm excited for what each new year brings! :)

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