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By The Apple Tree Room
Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect story for a thematic plant unit! This unit offers 18 activities to integrate reading, writing, math, and science. The following activities included in this unit:Literature and Non-Fiction Text Connections,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Geometry, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.K.9, RL.K.10, RL.1.1, RL.1.2...
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By The Apple Tree Room
Do your students struggle with writing across the content areas? Are you pulling your hair out trying to teach main idea and details to your first graders? Get them “hooked” on informative writing with this CCSS-aligned writing unit. Take students
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
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By The Apple Tree Room
This unit is packed with activities to build early reading and writing skills. There are resources to use with small and whole groups, as well as those to give to independent learners. Take a moment to preview the unit to see all the unit has to
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.K.9, RL.K.10, RL.1.1, RL.1.2...
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By The Apple Tree Room
Introduce your students to the diversity of habitats in Africa! In this unit, students study and write about African animals and their habitats. The emphasis is on the process of researching and writing about animals. Guide less experienced
Subjects:
Science, Geography, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$8.50
$6.80
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By The Apple Tree Room
My first graders get befuddled by all the terminology we use! This set of posters has helped them to get a handle on the words we use when discussing story elements and author/illustrator. The set contains 14 posters. It includes Characters —
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
153
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By The Apple Tree Room
Do your students struggle with writing across the content areas? Are you pulling your hair out trying to teach main idea and details to your first and second graders? They will quickly get into the swing of informative writing with this writing
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$9.50
$7.60
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By The Apple Tree Room
Use “The Three Little Pigs” to teach writing (narrative, opinion and informative), reading( comparing story elements, retelling stories), fluency (read aloud booklets), and more! I’ve also included math worksheets that tie the theme into math.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, 1.G.A.2, RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7...
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By The Apple Tree Room
This integrated, thematic unit focuses on apples to engage students as they read great children’s literature and informational text. Thematic activities, based on the books, build skills and knowledge in math, science, social studies, reading,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2b, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.10, RI.1.1...
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By The Apple Tree Room
Head down to the farm to learn all about farms and farm animals! Guide K-3 students through the writing process. Teach them to research facts, take notes, and write informational paragraphs. Have students create adorable craft projects to display
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, W.K.2, W.K.5, W.K.7, W.1.2, W.1.5...
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By The Apple Tree Room
Use “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to teach writing, comprehension skills, fluency, and more! Study the different types of bears with resources for informational writing about bears (brainstorming/research pages, rough draft pages, editing
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.7, RL.K.9, RL.K.10, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9...
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By The Apple Tree Room
Explore our place in space with this exciting writing unit! This unit is packed with activities to get our students interested in learning about our solar system's planets though research and writing. The following is included:1) Word Bank -
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
$6.00
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By The Apple Tree Room
The Calendar Journal is a great way to give students daily practice with numbers. The number of the day activities are designed to help your students construct and deconstruct numbers in a variety of ways. You will be able to gauge student
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3
$5.00
$4.00
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By The Apple Tree Room
Years ago, while searching for a new behavior plan, I stumbled across Behavior Clip Charts. I’ve always found that if I focus on positive behavior, my kids work really hard to be in a good learning “mode.” Some kids need a little more structure and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
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By The Apple Tree Room
My first graders get befuddled by all the terminology we use! This set of posters has helped them to get a handle on the words we use when discussing non-fiction text features. The set contains 20 posters. It includes Non-Fiction — tells about
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
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By The Apple Tree Room
Use this editable monthly calendar for all your monthly classroom scheduling needs: *homework *snack schedule *volunteers *show and tell Just imagine what you can use it for! I’ve included a blank set of monthly templates in the pdf file, so you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Classroom Forms
$5.00
$4.00
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By The Apple Tree Room
If your students freeze up when it's time to write, get them warmed up to the idea with this unit. Guide students through the writing process by teaching them how to research, brainstorm, write and edit rough drafts, and finalize their writing.
Subjects:
Writing, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.7, W.1.8
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By The Apple Tree Room
Those of us who teach young children how to write know how difficult it can be. That's why I am so excited to share these monthly writing prompts with you. I've used these scaffolded templates for years (with great success!) to teach young writers
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3
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$8.00
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By The Apple Tree Room
We're going to the zoo to learn all about zoos and zoo animals! Guide K-3 students through the writing process. Teach them to research facts, take notes, and write informational paragraphs. Have students create adorable craft projects to display
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
$6.80
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By The Apple Tree Room
My students often forget what they need to do, especially if I give multi-step directions. These cards have saved my sanity! Display these labeled picture cards when you give your students directions of they need to do to complete tasks. Put them
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.00
$2.40
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By The Apple Tree Room
The Daily Digit is a comprehensive calendar math program containing everything you need to reinforce math and writing via daily routines. It provides your students with independent math and writing work while you teach small groups. Set up
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.D.8, RF.1.3, W.1.1...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a teacher librarian in a K-5 school. It's the perfect job for me because I get to apply everything I've learned in the past 22 years. I've been a special education teacher, a general education teacher and literacy specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Being a librarian is all about teaching kids how to find answers. My units are designed to help kids organize their thoughts so they know what questions they have! My job is to guide them to resources that will support their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have achieved National Board Certification in the area of Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Reading and Language Development, and dual certification in elementary education and special education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Teaching children how to read and write has always been my passion, and I’m especially interested in early literacy curriculum development. I was very fortunate to be able to stay home with my boys when they were young. During that time, I wrote curriculum for an educational publisher and learned a lot about early childhood. When I was ready to go back to work in the classroom, I knew I wanted to focus on early childhood education.

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