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By The Engaged Classroom
This engaging Power Point introduces students to nonfiction text structures. Description, sequence, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and cause and effect are introduced. Explanations, signal words, and an example passage are included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.3.8, RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$2.00
63 ratings
4.0
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This product includes two worksheets asking students to use context clues to define words. The first worksheet is multiple choice. The second worksheet asks students to define the underline word using context clues. An answer key is included at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.4a, L.4.4a, L.5.4a
$1.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
In this Power Point, students will learn how to summarize using main ideas, key details, and repeated words and phrases. The Power Point includes written instruction as well as a video example. In the end the students will read an article,
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
48 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
In order to practice Common Core Literature Standard 1 students must learn to ask and answer questions. This Power Point introduces students to the 5 W's and an H strategy. Then it gives students a chance to practice by showing famous works of art
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.3.1
$2.00
47 ratings
3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This unit includes 22 lessons spelled out from beginning to end focusing on the genres of folktales, fairy tales, and myths. The lessons focus on the Common Core standards from reading foundational skills, literature, language, and speaking and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
45 ratings
3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This power point can introduce or reinforce the concept of summarizing. In this power point students will learn the key parts of a summary. The power point contains two videos. The first is a short introduction to summarizing, the other is the
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$2.00
33 ratings
3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This power point explains what comparing and contrasting is and why we compare and contrast. It also explains what a Venn diagram is and how to use one. The students are able to practice by watching a short video, then comparing and contrasting a
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.9, RI.3.9, RI.4.9
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This cause and effect power point could be used for both fiction and nonfiction texts. This power point answers the questions: What is cause and effect? Why do I need to know cause and effect? and How do I find cause and effect? It takes
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.3, RI.3.3, RI.4.3
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
In this power point, students will learn that point of view can come from a narrator, a character, and themself. It will lead them through the definition of point of view and how they can compare their point of view to that of a character or
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.6, RL.3.6, RL.4.6
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This Common Core aligned unit is a social studies and ELA integrated unit. Using literature and informational texts, students explore topics such as slavery, the Underground Railroad, Jim Crow Laws, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, the Greensboro Sit-Ins,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.5
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4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This 15 lesson unit teaches students how to find main ideas and key details, summarize nonfiction, identify text features, identify cause and effect, and to compare and contrast through the highly motivating subject of the Titanic. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RI.3.9, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.9
$4.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This power point explains text features including glossaries, headings, indexes, table of contents, diagrams, maps, captions, and sidebars. Each text feature has an example slide and questions for the students to discuss. The power point ends with
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.3.5
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This products is designed for small group or whole group instruction with the novel Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe. The unit includes vocabulary words for each chapter, comprehension questions, a Common Core strategy page for each chapter,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By The Engaged Classroom
This 76 page packet from "The Engaged Classroom" includes practice for over 30 of the most common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Each affix has two pages of practice plus a word list that could be used as vocabulary, spelling, or practice lists. A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Workbooks, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.4.4, RF.3.3, RF.4.3, L.3.4, L.4.4
$4.00
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By The Engaged Classroom
This products is designed for small group or whole group instruction with the novel Frindle by Andrew Clements. The unit includes vocabulary words for each chapter, comprehension questions, a Common Core strategy page for each chapter, and group
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2
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3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
In this PowerPoint by The Engaged Classroom, students will learn to use six different kinds of context clues to improve their vocabulary. Synonyms, antonyms, definitions, explanations, inferences, and examples are all used to decipher unknown
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a
$2.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This unit includes 16 lessons that are spelled out from beginning to end including objectives, common core standards, procedures, and assessments. The unit focuses on using the mystery genre to teach questioning, summarizing, and analyzing
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
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By The Engaged Classroom
This Power Point introduces students to the concept of identifying theme. Theme is introduced with definitions, a list of common themes, and a video explanation. After the introduction to theme, students are given the opportunity to practice with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2
$2.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This checklist lists 14 activities that students can do with books they are reading for seatwork. They are intended to be done in a reading journal that is occasionally checked by the teacher for comprehension and on task time during seatwork. The
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles, Task Cards
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3.9
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By The Engaged Classroom
This document contains ten printable fun and academic activities that students can do when they are finished with their assignments. The activities include search and finds, story starters, webquests, following direction activities, sketches,
Subjects:
Art History, Computer Science - Technology, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently a third grade teacher in my 8th year of teaching. I also have a year of experience in first grade and two years teaching second grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to used unit based studies in my classroom. In my units, the students are taught to use tools that will help them to become independent and life-long learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Graduate Student for the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Southern Illinois University (2013). Outstanding Teacher Leader from the Illinois Education Association (2014). I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Saint Mary's University in Notre Dame, Indiana. I recently completed my Master's degree in Literacy Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children (2 and 3) who keep me on my toes.

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