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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
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
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This FREE chart allows you to quickly see if a student is reading above, at, or below grade level expectations during the school year.I have it hung up in my room and refer to it constantly to make sure students are on the right track. It is also
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Balanced Literacy, Reading
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Not Grade Specific
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Handouts, Professional Documents, Guided Reading Books
FREE
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STAMINA is thought of as the amount of time that one stays on-task. In today's super-busy, ever-connected world, it has become more critical than ever that students are aware of their own personal reading STAMINA levels. This FREE chart allows
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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This FREEBIE gives students a choice for completing spelling homework for the week. Students could keep this choice board at home or glue it into their spelling notebook for quick access. Works with any word list!Comes in color &
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
3 ratings
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Here is a cute GIFT TAG for your favorite bookworms, students, teachers, administrators, and parents! This free GIFT TAG is perfect as a stand-alone or paired with a favorite read. The book tag reads, "You're #1 in My Book!" and comes in 5 colors:→
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Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, End of Year
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Fun Stuff, Printables, For Parents
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Here is a free UNICORN GIFT TAG for those magical people in your life! They are perfect as a stand-alone or paired with a special gift. The UNICORN GIFT TAG reads, “You are something magical!" and comes in six versions.Happy gifting!You can find
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Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, End of Year
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Fun Stuff, Printables, For Parents
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Save time by downloading and printing these EDITABLE HEADSET/EARBUD HOME LETTERS!If your kids are fortunate enough to utilize technological devices during the school day, it helps to have them bring in headsets/earbuds from home. Not only is it
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
FREE
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Here are 10 FREE READING GENRE POSTERS that would be perfect for your classroom library or bulletin board! Each poster has the genre, definition, and related illustration.The genres are:• Realistic Fiction• Historical Fiction• Fantasy• Science
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Classroom Community
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
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This FREE Reading Survey is a great way to assess students’ digital and print literacy habits, attitudes, and preferences at any time of the year. Teachers can use this valuable information to tailor literacy instruction, novel study choices, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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This FREE Close Reading resource includes:• "What's a Close Reader?" Poster• 10 Close Reading Question Stem CardsHope it's useful!Click here for Book Studies!Rating after downloading is appreciated.Yours in Literacy,Sheila ☺
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Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
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Not Grade Specific
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Printables, Posters
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Here's the Spelling paper I use when assessing students with the WIST (Regular and Irregular Words). I find this paper easier to use than the one that comes with the kit because there's more space for writing.
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Spelling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Printables
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This is a word search for the novel, Jake Drake, Bully Buster, by Andrew Clements. With 15 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included. The Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo:♥ “And so he was reading the story as if it were a spell and the words of it, spoken aloud, could make magic happen.”This adorable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
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I created this FREE Task Card Envelope/Holder to include with products with task cards. It includes step-by-step directions for the user.Commercial use allowed.Hope it helps you, too!Click here for Text-Dependent Question Stems!Rating after
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Classroom Management, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
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Printables, Task Cards, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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This is a FREE word search for the picture book, SWEET TOOTH by Margie Palatini. With 10 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included.The SWEET TOOTH Word Search
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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Here are two Cause and Effect activities for students to complete after reading the historical fiction novel, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis. The first activity is a graphic organizer where students fill in a cause or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
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Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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This FREE product features the following quote from the best-selling novel, Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke:♥ “Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.”This adorable bookmark could be printed on plain paper or card stock and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
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Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
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This is a free word search for the novel Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan. 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 Paint the Wind Word Search
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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This is a FREE word search for the novel, I Survived the Eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, 1980, by Lauren Tarshis. With 20 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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This is a FREE word search for the picture book, Elmore by Holly Hobbie. With 12 key words relevant to the text, it would be fun as a bell ringer, early finisher, or post-reading activity. Answer key included. The Elmore Word Search highlights
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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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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