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By That Book Life
I don't know about you, but those PARCC rubrics can be so dang confusing!Luckily, here are student and teacher-tested, STUDENT-FRIENDLY PARCC RUBRICS: one for the Narrative Writing Task and one for the Research-Simulation and Literary Analysis
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3
$2.75
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This no-prep Book Study has 53 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds.Nerdy Birdy Tweets is a timely tale of two friends whose bond is tested by technology. This is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$4.75
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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
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By That Book Life
Save time by downloading and printing these 81 kid-friendly 3rd GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS!These 3rd GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS align perfectly with all of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the 2nd Edition (2017) Inspire
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By That Book Life
Save time by downloading and printing these 117 kid-friendly 5TH GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS!These 5TH GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS align perfectly with the all of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the 2nd Edition (2017) Inspire
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
12 ratings
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By That Book Life
♦ SEE PREVIEW FOR SAMPLES ♦ 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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
4 ratings
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By That Book Life
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Everyone knows the story of Chicken Little, right?! Well this version, retold by Steven Kellogg, is quite
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4b, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.3.4b
$3.00
7 ratings
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
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...
$8.00
10 ratings
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By That Book Life
I don't know about you, but those PARCC rubrics can be so dang confusing!Luckily, here are student and teacher-tested, STUDENT-FRIENDLY PARCC RUBRICS: one for the Narrative Writing Task and one for the Research-Simulation and Literary Analysis
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3
$2.75
7 ratings
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By That Book Life
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! Miss Nelson is Missing is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor. Written with 10 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted for a group of
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Speech Therapy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4b, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.3.4b
$3.00
6 ratings
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By That Book Life
♦ CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE ♦Common Core Aligned!I am SO excited about this product because it combines two fabulous things: book quotes and readers’ responses!FULL-YEAR LONG PRODUCT!Here are 40 age-appropriate, well-loved (and recently
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.7.1, SL.7.2, SL.8.1, SL.8.2, SL.9-10.1...
$6.50
10 ratings
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By That Book Life
Save time by downloading and printing these 115 kid-friendly 4TH GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS!These 4TH GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS align perfectly with all of the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the 2nd Edition (2017) Inspire
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
10 ratings
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By That Book Life
(*REVISED on 7/2018; BIGGER cards with rectangular frames and cutting guidelines.)Save time by downloading and printing these 69 kid-friendly KINDERGARTEN SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS!These KINDERGARTEN SCIENCE VOCABULARY CARDS align perfectly with all
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
4 ratings
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By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE BUNDLE!In this student-centered bundle you’ll find:♦ a Because of Winn-Dixie NOTICE & NOTE SIGNPOST NOVEL STUDY GUIDE designed for readers to closely examine the text through a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$11.95
$9.56
8 ratings
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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
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
$7.50
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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.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10
$6.95
11 ratings
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By That Book Life
This no-prep Book Study has 42 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach.The Very Impatient Caterpillar is a hilarious story about a verrrrrrrrrrry impatient insect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.10
$4.50
4 ratings
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By That Book Life
This product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “It was a singular sensation to be held so gently and yet so fiercely, to be stared down at with so much love.”I LOVE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
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:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.95
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.83 MB)
By That Book Life
This product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a great sense of humor.”I LOVE this quote because it speaks to the power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.03 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello, everyone! I am a Reading Specialist in a K-5 school and am in my 21st 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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