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By The Literacy Garden
Are you looking for an activity to celebrate Martin Luther King Day? Would you like a great Black History Month bulletin board ?This print and use craft project is based upon the "I Have a Dream" speech. Your class can honor the spirit and legacy of
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.75
24
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By The Literacy Garden
Do your students struggle with writing complete sentences? Do they write sentences with fragments ? Could they use extra practice with mechanics and punctuation? Would you like kid-friendly writing sentences for 1st grade?These FUN writing sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.3, L.K.2, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.1.1, L.2.1, L.2.2
$4.75
65
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By The Literacy Garden
If you’re looking for no-prep activities for your students to do when they arrive, then this first grade morning work is perfect! You will love the daily spiral review of Common Core Standards for math and ELA concepts. Your students will love
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.OA.A.1, 1.G.A.1, RI.1.1, RF.1.1, RF.1.2, L.1.1, L.1.2
$45.00
$30.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Frogs and toads are compared and contrasted in this 48 page unit.Differentiate using 3 levels of informational text and writing activities on frogs and toads.Level 3 is targeted for 3rd grade Common Core Standards. If you teach a lower grade, this
Subjects:
Science, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
67
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By The Literacy Garden
1st Grade Morning Work. Keep their skills fresh with the built-in spiral review of first-grade math, reading, and writing skills. The Common Core State Standards are listed on each page.It also meets many TEKS and Virginia SOL standards. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6, 1.G.A.1, RF.1.2, W.1.2, W.1.5, L.1.2
$5.00
77
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By The Literacy Garden
Are you doing an animal studies unit? Want to know more about groundhogs? Would you like a fun game with food chain examples? Do your students need to practice the skill of compare and contrast?This nonfiction unit not only includes differentiated
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RI.3.7, RI.3.9...
$4.00
26
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By The Literacy Garden
If you are looking for Chinese New Year activities, this resource is a great way to learn about the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals and their personality traits. Also included in SpanishYour students will love this project because they can personalize it
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
2
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By The Literacy Garden
190 labels for 1st Grade Common Core Standards covering the areas of reading, math, language, writing, and speaking/listening that can be printed on Avery 5160 labels.Add to file folders or lesson plans for easy reference. Each standard has a topic
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Classroom Forms
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.OA.A.1, 1.G.A.1, RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RF.1.1, W.1.1, L.1.1, MP1
$4.00
48
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By The Literacy Garden
Beginning readers will have fun with the variety of games and activities included in this resource. Perfect for RTI interventions, literacy centers, home schooling, and tutoring.Here's what you get:* 36 Sound Sorting Cards* 36 Picture Sound Clip-it
Subjects:
Early Intervention, Phonics, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.00
32
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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:
Creative Writing, Back to School, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$3.00
32
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By The Literacy Garden
Your class will be ready to lasso diphthongs with this NO PREP resource to practice the OI sound and OY sound! Included are:★ 15 differentiated worksheets, ★ 54 word cards and ★ 12 activities to use the cardsEverything you need to just print and go
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.00
15
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for a way to organize your 1st grade worksheets for Common Core math? Do you wonder if you are meeting all the first grade Common Core standards for reading? Need to post Common Core I Can Statements? This 1st grade Common Core Toolkit will
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.G.A.3, RL.1.1, RL.1.7, RI.1.4, RF.1.3, W.1.6, SL.1.1, L.1.1...
$10.00
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By The Literacy Garden
This resource will help your students create an assortment of poetry styles that celebrate spring. The lessons are great for beginning and emergent writers who are new to writing prose.INCLUDED:★ Brainstorming Activity★ Spring Sensory Poem★
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.2.3
$3.00
16
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By The Literacy Garden
Daily Morning Work with built in spiral review of math, reading, and writing skills. Google Slides version lists the Common Core State Standards on the page. It also meets many TEKS and Virginia SOL standards. Students enjoy the variety of questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$5.00
42
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By The Literacy Garden
Are you learning about the First Thanksgiving? Would you like a more comprehensive understanding of the Wampanoag tribe? This easy to use multimedia unit explains the traditions and culture of the Wampanoag during the time of the Pilgrims in
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Multimedia, Interactive Whiteboard, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
25
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By The Literacy Garden
Daily Morning Work with built in spiral review of math, reading, and writing skills. Google Slides version lists the Common Core State Standards on the page. It also meets many TEKS and Virginia SOL standards. Students enjoy the variety of questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.1.4, L.1.5
$5.00
24
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for some handy tools to help your class identify character traits? Are your students at a loss for words to describe a character? Would having a few short stories on worksheets support your character traits lessons?This resource includes a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.4, RL.2.3, RL.2.6, RL.3.3
$4.00
329
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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
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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
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:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Word Walls, Classroom Forms
$3.00
158
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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.

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

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

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

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