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♦ CLICK ON PREVIEW FOR SAMPLES! ♦ Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This product contains 8 different INTERACTIVE MINI-BOOKS with graphic organizers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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.7.1, RL.7.2...
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By That Book Life
My students (and teachers!) LOVE using sticky notes in the classroom! There’s something about the little bite-size nuggets of knowledge that can be expressed on a sticky note. Sticky notes allow students to demonstrate what they know in a motivating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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...
$5.00
38 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (12.09 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
29 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.38 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:
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
$7.50
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (24.63 MB)
By That Book Life
This is a word search for the award-winning novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The Because of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.31 MB)
By That Book Life
Common Core Aligned!Strengthen reading fluency and expression with a fun READERS' THEATER activity! The Three Ninja Pigs is a perfect choice, thanks to its side-splitting humor.Written with 8 speaking parts in all. (May be adapted for a group of 5-7
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
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.21 MB)
By That Book Life
♦ CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE! ♦Are you looking for a full year’s worth of carefully-created SPELLING LISTS & WORD WORK ACTIVITIES to supplement, enhance, or complement your 1st Grade FUNDATIONS® Level 1 program (2nd ed.)?This extensive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3e, RF.1.3f, RF.1.3g
$13.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome HELLO, UNIVERSE BUNDLE! In this student-centered bundle you’ll find: ♦ a Hello, Universe NOVEL STUDY designed with only text-dependent questions for deep inquiry! ♦ a super fun, Hello, Universe ESCAPE ROOM,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$14.50
$11.60
18 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.01 MB)
By That Book Life
Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This NO PREP product contains 42 different graphic organizers that correspond to the close reading Notice and Note
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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...
$5.75
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.50 MB)
By That Book Life
♦ CLICK HERE FOR A FREE SAMPLE! ♦Are you looking for a full year’s worth of carefully-created SPELLING LISTS & WORD WORK ACTIVITIES to supplement, enhance, or complement your 2nd Grade FUNDATIONS® Level 2 program (2nd ed.)?This extensive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c, RF.2.3d, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f
$15.00
20 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (115.93 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
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.94 MB)
By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome NOTICE AND NOTE SIGNPOST GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS BUNDLE!Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book by Kylene Beers and Robert
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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...
$10.75
$8.60
18 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By That Book Life
This no-prep Book Study has 48 engaging Common Core-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton.A Tale of Two Beasts is an entertaining story about a girl who comes across a “Strange Beast” in
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.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4...
$4.50
10 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (18.17 MB)
By That Book Life
Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book!This NO PREP product contains 79 different graphic organizers that correspond to the close reading Notice and Note
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
$7.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (47.85 MB)
By That Book Life
It goes without saying that teachers want their students to be attentive and analytical readers of text. But how does one actually go about teaching students the process of getting there?Enter Notice and Note. Notice & Note has quickly become a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Outlines, Novel Study
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (25.04 MB)
By That Book Life
Save time and money with this awesome NOTICE AND NOTE SIGNPOST GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS MEGA BUNDLE!Notice & Note has quickly become a teacher favorite, thanks to the super effective close reading signposts outlined in the book by Kylene Beers and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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.7.1, RL.7.2...
$15.75
$12.60
11 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.10
$7.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.23 MB)
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
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By That Book Life
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
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.16 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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