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By The Literacy Garden
Do your students know how to paraphrase? Do your students tend to copy sentences straight out of a book? Could you use a paraphrasing tool to guide your students into restating it in their own words?These simple paraphrasing task cards will engage
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards
$3.95
180
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By The Literacy Garden
Are you reading Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross? If so, use this book companion resource is just what you need for guided reading groups, book clubs, or literature groups.Your students will love these activities and you can focus your time on
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RF.2.4a, CCRA.R.1...
$5.00
272
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By The Literacy Garden
This novel study for Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo has over 50 pages to practice reading comprehension, drawing conclusions, character traits, vocabulary development, and other reader response activities.Use this book companion for guided
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
48
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By The Literacy Garden
A novel study for The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. Use these book companion worksheets for guided reading groups, literature circles, or book clubs.This BOOK COMPANION Unit INCLUDES:* READER RESPONSE Questions for every chapter*
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3...
$4.00
57
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By The Literacy Garden
The Common Core Organizing Toolkit was designed to provide educators with the structure and tools to facilitate implementing Common Core Standards (CCSS) in their classroom.This is a BUNDLED TOOLKIT that includes:292 printable labels for file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.OA.C.5, 4.NF.B.3, 4.G.A.2, RL.4.1, RF.4.4, W.4.6, SL.4.1, L.4.2
$10.00
64
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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
Digital Download PDF (7.12 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Donavan's Word Jar DIGITAL NOVEL STUDY is perfect for distance learning. Assign slides through Google Classroom™.* Comprehension questions for each chapter* VOCABULARY & WORD WORK * Separate ANSWER KEYMy BEST SELLING Donavan's Word Jar Book
Subjects:
Close Reading, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, L.3.4, L.3.5b, CCRA.R.3
$5.00
8
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
9
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
4 different comprehension strategies for reading are included in this bundle.Assign in Google Classroom™ for digital learning. These interactive Google Slides™ are made to use on digital devices.Author's PurposeContext CluesFact or
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$14.50
$12.00
10
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
Context Clues practice on interactive Google slides are made to use on digital devices. Perfect for distance learning.There are 2 levels of vocabulary words Level 1 is for 3rd grade vocabularyLevel 2 is geared for 4th grade vocabularyA separate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.3.4c, RF.4.4c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$3.50
8
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
292 file folder labels for 4th 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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables
CCSS:
4.OA.A.3, 4.NF.B.3, RL.4.4, RF.4.3, W.4.2, L.4.1, MP1
$4.00
23
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for a complete resource for teaching character traits? Are your students unsure of what a trait means? Could they use some practice identifying character traits BEFORE starting a novel study? Then this bundle is for you!What's Included:5
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Word Walls, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.3, CCRA.R.3
$8.00
$6.00
4
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
Comprehending nonfiction requires additional skills and strategies. In order for our students to become proficient readers, they need to understand the different text features commonly found in informational text. This unit will provide you the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Interactive Notebooks, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$3.00
135
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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
Digital Download ZIP (4.38 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:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Word Walls, Classroom Forms
$3.00
158
Digital Download PDF (2.17 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (1.58 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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