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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
66
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
Use this unit to extend a single story, “A Lost Button”, from Frog and Toad Are Friends, into a unit full of literacy building activities. Books and stories from the Frog and Toad series are perfect to support young readers with transitioning from
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$8.00
$6.40
17
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Literature, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
30
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
6
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
12
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
28
Digital Download PDF (6.32 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
27
Digital Download PDF (10.70 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$5.00
$4.00
37
Digital Download ZIP (34.38 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
4
Digital Download PDF (3.87 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Geography, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$8.50
$6.80
17
Digital Download PDF (12.21 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
33
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
$4.00
26
Digital Download PDF (5.28 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
14
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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,
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$5.00
$4.00
24
Digital Download PDF (7.36 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
My students LOVE these "old lady" activties. 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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
11
Digital Download PDF (5.26 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Posters
$7.50
$6.00
19
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By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
19
Digital Download ZIP (7.14 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
6
Digital Download PDF (6.67 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
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
Subjects:
Literature, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
15
Digital Download PDF (4.67 MB)
By The Librarian's Literature Links
Reading Chicka Chicka Book Boom, followed by the lessons in this unit, is the perfect literature link to teach alphabet and name recognition skills. We know that children’s knowledge of the alphabet (letter names and their shapes) is a strong
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
14
Digital Download PDF (4.67 MB)
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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 college aged sons. 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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