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This FREE mini book study goes with First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. You get interactive read aloud questions, vocabulary posters, student bookmarks and a craft activity! I'll even teach you how to print onto sticky notes!This 23 page companion
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6
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By The Literacy Garden
This book study goes with First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. Lesson plans, interactive read aloud questions and vocabulary building activities help teachers build comprehension concepts. Story Elements and writing activities expand the unit and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.4...
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Set your students up for success with this coloring book style informational book. Your students do the research and write the text. The images on the pages support the young writer.Pages include text features such as diagrams, labels, and the life
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Autumn, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
5
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By The Literacy Garden
Cite TEXT EVIDENCE provides students with opportunities to analyze and annotate different engaging informational texts through guided practice and text-based questions.♥ FULL COLOR INFORMATIONAL MAGAZINES♥Each topic contains a full color 4 page
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$4.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Close Reading to Improve Comprehension provides students with opportunities to analyze and annotate different engaging informational texts through guided practice and text-based questions.♥ FULL COLOR INFORMATIONAL MAGAZINES♥ Each topic contains a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$4.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Your class will be ready explore the galaxy of diphthongs with this NO PREP resource to practice the OU sound and OW sound!Included are:★ 15 differentiated worksheets,★ 54 word cards and★ 12 activities to use the cardsEverything you need to just
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Independent Work Packet
$3.00
5
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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:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
14
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By The Literacy Garden
Your students can create their own informational book about ants!This is resource is designed to help your students write expository texts.The black and white pages include some with line art, diagrams, and life cycle graphics ready for the students
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.7, W.2.2, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.2a, W.3.2b, W.3.2c
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By The Literacy Garden
The easy PRINT & PLAY design of these games make them a favorite with busy teachers. Simply print onto card stock and slip inside a heavy ply sheet protector! NO CUTTING! NO LAMINATING! Not only does the plastic sheet make them more durable,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$5.00
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By The Literacy Garden
This craftivity combines writing about their dream for a better world with graphics honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.Students can create individual quilts or you can combine several to make a class quilt.This resource includes 16
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
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By The Literacy Garden
Your students can create their own informational book about ladybugs!This is resource is designed to help your students write expository texts.The black and white pages include some with line art, diagrams, and life cycle graphics ready for the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.7, W.2.2, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.3.2a, W.3.2b, W.3.2c, W.4.2a
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By The Literacy Garden
Did you know that children who do not master the 100 most common high frequency words until 3rd grade usually continue to struggle as readers throughout their lives? (Center for the Improvement of early Reading Achievement). While saying words from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Flash Cards
$3.00
2
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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:
Special Education, Early Intervention, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Summer Review Going into Grade 2 is perfect for families who want to provide effective yet easy skill practice and review during the summer. The pages have math and ELA practice each day. Also, an answer key is included.Print a set for your entire
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, For Parents
$4.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Combine your students' imagination with these poetry pages to create a golden pot of creative writing.Based upon the style of Margaret Wise Brown, the students complete a writing template for how to catch a leprechaun.There are two styles of
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
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By The Literacy Garden
Want a taste of the quality resources available from The Literacy Garden? This download gives you full size actual pages from some of my popular items. * Common Core Organizer * Character Traits *
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
FREE
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By The Literacy Garden
32 Fact or Opinion Task CardsThese task cards will provide practice in identifying facts or opinions as well as an opportunity to write their own fact statements and opinion sentences.Included are: 32 Task Cards Fact Poster Opinion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.2.6, CCRA.R.1
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By The Literacy Garden
You can provide your primary grade students with their own informational booklet to use with guided reading groups, for close reads, or basic research projects. The easy to copy and cut design of this resource saves you time and paper.The black and
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
3
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By The Literacy Garden
Your students will love learning about the Wampanoag people through this is multimedia unit.The 4 resources include:A full color Powerpoint with animation and sound clips. A matching student information booklet that is black and white for easy
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$6.00
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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, MP1, RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RF.1.1, W.1.1, L.1.1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

With 30+ years of elementary experience combined with my passion for literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide quality resources and tools for elementary grades so that your students grow in ELA proficiency and become successful learners.

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am happily married to my greatest supporter and encourager. Together we have 4 wonderfully talented children and a loveable bundle of fur named Charley. I reside in Pennsylvania still teaching 2nd graders.

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