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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This Power Point introduces or reinforces the concept of character traits. The slides describe what a character trait is and how students can find character traits in a text. A graphic organizer is included with the Power Point. In the end, the
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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This social studies unit includes lessons on Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, Susan B. Anthony, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Cesar Chavez. Each lesson is a 60 minute lesson
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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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