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By The Literacy Garden
TURN YOUR STUDENTS INTO SUPER SLEUTHS WITH THIS ENGAGING UNIT! INTERACTIVE MYSTERY FOLDER: This project is designed to be used in conjunction with a mystery chapter book. All students regardless of their guided reading level can complete the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks, Novel Study
$5.00
63
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By The Literacy Garden
A DIGITAL novel study for Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.Each chapter has editable text boxes for students to answer in GOOGLE Classroom.This novel study includes open-ended comprehension questions for each chapter.Reading Skills include:♥
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, CCRA.R.1...
$5.00
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Google Drive™ folder
By The Literacy Garden
It is one thing to read about the Common Core, but it can be a challenge to figure out where to begin.Organizing for the Common Core Teachers Toolkit was designed to provide educators with the structure and tools to facilitate implementing Common
Subjects:
Professional Development, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th
Types:
Professional Development, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4
$5.00
16
Digital Download ZIP (6.83 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
It is one thing to read about the Common Core, but it can be a challenge to figure out where to begin. Now, it is all together in one place!Organizing for the Common Core Teacher Toolkits are designed to provide educators with the structure and
Subjects:
Professional Development, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Professional Development, Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RI.5.1, RI.5.7, RF.5.3
$5.00
11
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By The Literacy Garden
Mix facts and fun with this scavenger hunt activity. Your students will learn a variety of information about bats while searching for the next fact card. There are 12 facts cards, scavenger hunt questions, and an answer key. This activity is great
Subjects:
Science, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
29
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By The Literacy Garden
It is one thing to read about the Common Core, but it can be a challenge to figure out where to begin.Organizing for the Common Core Teacher Toolkits are designed to provide educators with the structure and tools to facilitate implementing Common
Subjects:
Math, Professional Development, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.1, 5.OA.A.1, 5.NF.B.4, 5.G.A.1, MP1
$5.00
7
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By The Literacy Garden
This is a 60 page novel study unit for Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith.Each chapter has it's own set of questions that cover a variety of skills including:Drawing ConclusionsMultiple Meaning WordsMaking InferencesFigurative LanguagePoint of
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2...
$5.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Create a fun, on-going writing activity with these Class Journals. Print these 8 journal cover labels and glue each one to a composition book. I like to use the ones with hardcovers. I display them in our writing center. Students are invited to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By The Literacy Garden
Would you like to know which guided reading levels match which grade level? Popular book titles are organized by their guided reading grade levels according to the Fountas Pinnell leveled system. This resource is helpful for choosing books for
Subjects:
Literature, Classroom Management, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
For Parents, Guided Reading Books, Classroom Forms
$4.50
102
Digital Download PDF (12.87 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Make student writing time run smoother with a personal word wall folder. Having a portable word wall in a classroom makes writing workshop, center time, or journal writing, more productive. Whenever a child asks how to spell a word, have them grab
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Word Walls, Printables
$3.00
69
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By The Literacy Garden
How many times does a child ask you, "How do you spell....?" Here is a helpful tool that improves student daily spelling while at the same time saving your sanity. Print and glue the 2 pages of this personal word wall to a file folder. Then anytime
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
56
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By The Literacy Garden
Help your budding authors grow in their daily spelling with these personal word walls. There are 2 Assembly Options: A) Glue a set inside a file folder for each child. B) Print a second version front to back and store in a pocket folder. Also
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Word Walls
$3.00
27
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By The Literacy Garden
Proficient readers are ones who are actively engaged with the text. We want our students to become critical thinkers while reading. However, how do you do close reading annotations with books who can't write on? I have a solution! This unit
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
65
Digital Download PDF (4.68 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
This handy reading level correlation chart compares Fountas and Pinnell's Gradient Text Levels to grade levels and Reading A-Z levels. The color-code shows letters in each grade. Also, sample titles are provided which are helpful for parents.Useful
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Professional Documents, Guided Reading Books
FREE
35
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By The Literacy Garden
Make your students "HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! with No Homework Passes and Bookmarks featuring the Robertson clan. "It's a fact, Jack!" **************************************************************Sign up HERE if you would
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
38
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By The Literacy Garden
How much do your students know about pumpkins? Use this fun pumpkin trivia activity to dig a bit deeper into facts about this autumn and Halloween symbol.You might also like to have your students write an informational booklet about pumpkins with
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
FREE
22
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Here is the newest addition to my popular Personal Word Wall series.Your young writers will smell sweet success with this delightful tool.How many times does a child ask you, "How do you spell....?" Here is a helpful tool that improves student daily
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$3.00
14
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By The Literacy Garden
How many times does a child ask you, "How do you spell....?" Here is a helpful tool that improves student daily spelling while at the same time saving your sanity. Print and glue the 2 pages of this personal word wall to a file folder. Then anytime
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$2.00
9
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By The Literacy Garden
This word wall was custom designed for educators who teach how to read and write Spanish. Simply print the 2 pages and glue to a file folder or a folded sheet of 12 x 18" construction paper. Optional front cover labels are also
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

With 33+ years of experience focusing on literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide quality resources and tools for elementary students. My goal is to support you and make lesson planning easier.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to mix curiosity, discovery, and research-based best practices to create engaging educational experiences for students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

FINALIST for 2016 PA Teacher of the Year Teacher Excellence Award Finalist 2002 Commonwealth of Elementary Science Teacher Associate (CESTA) Phi Eta Sigma

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Advanced Certification in Literacy K-12 Masters in the Arts of Teaching Bachelors in Psychology

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