The Literacy Butler

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Start the year on the right track by teaching students to: Be impeccable with their words, not take anything personally, avoid making assumptions, and to always do their best. Based on the New York Times best selling book, The Four Agreements by
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Engage your students with this interactive digital product based on the Temple Grandin Story. Students will be encouraged to think about how different or similar they are to Dr. Temple Grandin after reading the story, and they will create their
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Engage your students with this interactive digital product based on the Temple Grandin Story. Students will be encouraged to use Google Sheets to collect data on their thinking styles. How similar or different are they as compared to Dr. Temple
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Teachers can use these anchor charts to introduce the elements of story structure and to define the elements by listing each of their characteristics. Teachers and students can use each of these notebook anchor charts in order to have grand
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This activity develops students ability to understand Latin and Greek number Prefixes. Many English words begin with number prefixes from Latin or Greek. In this exercise, students read riddles about Latin and Greek prefixes. They then solve the
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Teachers will find these question stems helpful when asking students to analyze text.
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Students will gain additional practice with these fun interactive A-B-C Order task cards. Students will practice alphabetizing words by the first letter and then the second letter.
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This activity is based on Michael Clay Thompson's Grammar Island. Students practice locating the adjective within a list of nouns and pronouns. Students also gain practice with reading words and identifying parts of speech.
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Engage your students with a whole group reading lesson based on the Dr. Temple Grandin story. This lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and it supports critical thinking with texts. This book is a great read for Autism awareness
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Deciding what supplementary materials to purchase for your classroom can be a quite daunting task. First you must check to make sure that the supplementary materials are aligned with your state’s standards and above all,  you must check to make sure
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More and more schools are making the shift to a one-to-one setting where each student within the school, district, or state is supplied with his or her own laptop, Chromebook, tablet computer, or other mobile-computing device. Hence, digital
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This lesson is based on the Virginia State Department of Education History and Social Studies Standards. The student will develop map skills by using digital globes and maps to locate and describe major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic
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Are you using the Readers Workshop? Are you integrating technology with your reading lessons? Then this interactive Reading Process Notebook will fit right into your reading program. Students will work on specific reading skills and document their
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"An idiom is a phrase or expression in which the entire meaning is different from the usual meanings of the individual words within it" (Diamond and Gutlohn). Learning about idioms couldn't be easier with this interactive task designed with Boom
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Students will learn how to identify complementary and gradable antonym pairs with Boom cards. They will also get an opportunity to scale the antonyms and check their answers.
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Semantic webs make word meanings and word relationships visible. With this activity, students will be able to use modern homographs as they are understanding that word meanings evolve and change over time.
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This lesson supports students ability to use adept diction and to write similes using sensory language. Students will create poems based on their target vocabulary word using the five-senses simile webs that they created.
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Students will play with words to enhance their word consciousness. Students will demonstrate their ability to use synonyms and antonyms while writing a diamante and cinquain poems. Two full lessons are included as well as the poem templates.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20 Years experience in K-12 public schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The Unconventional Teacher - I love to bring innovation and creativity into the classroom. I am constantly seeking new ways to help the students master the material, and I create engaging, exciting lessons for my students. I believe that the possibilities for unconventional lessons and activities are endless, so there is always new material with which to engage students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leaders 2013 Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations Award 2009 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Award 2008 The George Washington University Tuition Scholarship Award 1999 Target Teachers Award 1998 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Fellow Award 1996

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in Reading Education, Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters in Instructional Design for Online Learning, Bachelor's in Elementary Education

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