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Are you looking to engage your students in a more motivating format? Lessen your paper output? Save trips to the photocopier, which always seems to be jammed? Then join the digital literacy movement with this FULLY DIGITAL product! All you need is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Multimedia, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.8, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1...
$5.00
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This product contains a total of 28 chosen quotes from three of Kate DiCamillo's bestselling novels: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane; The Tale of Despereaux; and The Magician's Elephant. Each book pennant banner comes in 2 versions: full
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$9.00
$7.20
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Students will practice and apply idioms, similes, and metaphors found in the bestselling novel, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. Answer Key included. The first activity asks students to sort idiom, simile, and metaphor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.5, L.4.4, L.4.5
$2.50
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Escape Rooms have become all the rage…and for good reason! They are highly-engaging activities that allow students to deepen their understanding of content. It’s a win-win situation for all! This ESCAPE ROOM is designed to be used after reading the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10
$6.95
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I love graphic organizers because they help students conceptualize complex literary concepts, like character analysis. This Common Core-aligned mini-book asks students to go deeper into understanding six of the characters in the novel, I Survived
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.10
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By That Book Life
Save MONEY and TIME with this BUNDLED resource!These two resources center on the novel, I SURVIVED THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD, 1888, by Lauren Tarshis. This is a perfect bundle, as you will get an INTERACTIVE MINI-BOOK to teach CHARACTER TRAITS as well
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, L.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.6...
$6.00
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This resource is designed to give students hands-on practice sorting four types of figurative language seen in the novel, I SURVIVED THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD, 1888, by Lauren Tarshis: 1) Simile; 2) Metaphor; 3) Personification; and 4) Hyperbole. How
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, L.4.5, L.5.5
$3.50
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By That Book Life
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 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. The
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Novel Study, 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, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$10.00
$8.00
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By That Book Life
This NO PREP BUNDLE contains 42 different graphic organizers that correspond to the six close reading Notice and Note Signposts, as well as a detailed roadmap for navigating the award-winning novel I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
$10.75
$8.60
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Looking for a middle-grade fiction novel that's sure to get your kids hooked? Small Spaces by Katherine Arden is just the ticket!The no-prep NOVEL STUDY approaches the spine-tingling text, Small Spaces, strictly through a text-dependent reading
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$7.00
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By That Book Life
Escape Rooms have become all the rage…and for good reason! They are highly-engaging activities that allow students to deepen their understanding of content. It’s a win-win situation for all!This ESCAPE ROOM is designed to be used after reading the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5...
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By That Book Life
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
FREE
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By That Book Life
Are you looking to engage your students in a more motivating format? Lessen your paper output? Save trips to the photocopier, which always seems to be jammed? Then join the digital literacy movement with this FULLY DIGITAL product! All you need is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10
$3.50
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Google Drive™ folder
By That Book Life
This Common Core-aligned product features 20 key vocabulary words from the novel, I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis. These words were specifically chosen because they are important to the plot. To complete these activities,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, L.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.6, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.6
$3.50
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By That Book Life
This NO PREP BUNDLE contains 42 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 GRAPHIC
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Novel Study, 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
$10.75
$8.60
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By That Book Life
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 Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. The STICKY
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$12.00
$9.60
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By That Book Life
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 book I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
$10.00
$8.00
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By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome SMALL SPACES BUNDLE!In this student-centered bundle you’ll find:♦ a SMALL SPACES NOVEL STUDY designed with only text-dependent questions for deep inquiry!♦ a super fun, SMALL SPACES ESCAPE ROOM, perfect as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$13.95
$11.16
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Save time and money with this awesome MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS BUNDLE!In this student-centered bundle you’ll find:♦ a MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS NOVEL STUDY designed with only text-dependent questions for deep inquiry!♦ a super fun, MERCI SUAREZ
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$13.95
$11.16
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By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS BUNDLE!In this student-centered bundle you’ll find:♦ a DIGITAL and PRINT Merci Suarez Changes Gears NOVEL STUDY designed with only text-dependent questions for deep inquiry!♦ a super
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$16.95
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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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