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My students LOVE these "old lady" activities. They love "feeding" the old lady puppets, and I love the rhyming, word identification, sequencing, and story telling that I know teaches them important early literacy skills. I also love leaving these
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Teaching my students how to find library books has been a daunting task. This year, I compared our library to a town made of different neighborhoods. With this analogy, the light bulbs clicked on -- they GOT it! (and WOW! What a difference this has
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Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson, is an adorable story, that is just perfect for including in a Thanksgiving or Friendship unit. It is a great story to build comprehension skills with your kindergarten through second grade students. I’ve provided
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Teaching students how to take care of library books is one of those foundational skills that spills over into all the areas of their lives. They learn how to be responsible when borrowing things and how to meet deadlines. With this set of resources,
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Use Too Many Tamales, by Gary Soto, to build comprehension skills with your 1st through 4th grade students. Build prior knowledge, work on sequencing and summarizing skills, reinforce vocabulary words and definitions, and review "how to" directions.
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Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman, is one of my favorite Halloween stories! It is a great story to build sequencing and retelling skills with your kindergarten through second grade students. It's a particularly good story to teaching problem and
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Use these activities for Bear Stays Up for Christmas to build comprehension skills. Use this interactive storytelling set to work on sequencing, retelling, identifying story elements, and making text-to-self connections. In the story by Karma
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I developed this set of pocket chart cards to help my kindergarten and 1st grade students understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts. Understanding the different characteristics of the two texts is an important foundational
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This is the perfect mini-unit to accompany picture book, The Little Shop of Monsters by Marc Brown and R.L Stine. Create a gallery of monsters with the Monster Glyphs, then use the book as a mentor text to inspire writing. The authors have given us
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I designed this unit to introduce young children to the library. With it, you can give them an overview of how the library “works”, teach them to pick out “just right books”, and teach them how to take care of books. I've also included printable
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Have you ever had one of those weeks when you didn’t want to teach a regular library lesson, but wanted a valuable activity that would reinforce skills and keep the students engaged? We’ve all had many weeks like that, due to irregular schedules
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Introduce or review story elements with The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown. This mini-unit focuses on "plot", specifically problem and solution, with the following resources: *storytelling set *story slider Take a look at the preview and thumbnails
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Introduce or review story elements with Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant This mini-unit focuses on "character" with the following resources: *Character Description Cards *Scarecrow Figures (color and black and write) *Graphic Organizers *Scarecrow
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Take your students on a winter holiday celebration throughout the world! Students will create a journal of the countries they "visit" during the winter holidays, discover about different cultures and traditions. The journal pages have liftable
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I love Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson, for building comprehension skills with kindergarten through second grade students because it’s such a great core book for a thematic unit on friendship or bears. I’ve provided several activities for you to
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I developed this set of pocket chart cards to help my kindergarten and 1st grade students understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts. Understanding the different characteristics of the two texts is an important foundational
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Introduce or review story elements with The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams. This mini-unit introduces story elements with the following resources: -Story Elements Poster Set -Story Telling Set
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Use these activities to build literacy skills with your kindergarten through 3rd grade students. The Mitten, by Jan Brett, is the classic tale of a young boy who loses his mitten, and the animals who find it! It is a great story to build
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My students LOVE these "old lady" activities. They love "feeding" the old lady puppets, and I love the rhyming, word identification, sequencing, and story telling that I know teaches them important early literacy skills. I also love leaving these
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My students LOVE these "old lady" activities. This set goes with the book, There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! Students love "feeding" the old lady puppets, and I love the rhyming, word identification, sequencing, and story telling that
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over 20 years, and have taught all grade levels, from infants through adults. I love teaching the little ones how to read. After teaching special education and general education Kindergarten and 1st grade for the last decade, I've embarked on a new adventure and am now our school librarian.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love all things literacy, and integrate reading and writing into everything I do.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Literacy, Reading and Language Arts (LRLA) for Early and Middle Childhood.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, a Masters in Curriculum Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Early Literacy Development. In addition, I am certified in Special Education and have Reading and Library/Media endorsements.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am Mom to 2 teen-aged boys and two dogs. My husband and I have been married for over twenty years. We live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our family loves to travel and experience other cultures.

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