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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
Do your students struggle with citing textual evidence to support their answers?These engaging worksheets for citing textual evidence will improve your 2nd and 3rd-grade students' reading comprehension through the strategy of marking up the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, CCRA.R.1
$4.00
77
Digital Download PDF (5.83 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (4.73 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Do you use Mc-Graw Hill's WONDER's 2017 program?Mentor Sentences are short daily mini-lessons that weave instruction about grammar and conventions in the context of authentic literature. Grammar lessons in the context of writing which has been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.1b, L.2.1e, L.2.1f, L.2.2, L.2.2a, L.2.2b, L.2.2c, L.2.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$30.00
$24.00
32
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
If you’re looking for no-prep activities for your students to do when they arrive, then this second 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:
2nd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.MD.D.10, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 2.NBT.A.4, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3, 2.G.A.1...
$45.00
$30.00
108
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
If you’re looking for no-prep activities for your students to do when they arrive, then this second 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 these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 2.OA.A.1, RI.2.1, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, W.2.2, L.2.1, L.2.4d, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$5.00
106
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By The Literacy Garden
Do your students struggle with citing textual evidence to support their answers?These engaging worksheets for citing textual evidence will improve your 2nd and 3rd-grade students' reading comprehension through the strategy of marking up the text and
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.10, CCRA.R.1
$4.00
26
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Do you use Mc-Graw Hill's WONDER's 2017 program?Mentor Sentences are short daily mini-lessons that weave instruction about grammar and conventions in the context of authentic literature. Grammar lessons in the context of writing which has been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.1b, L.2.2, L.2.2a, L.2.2b, L.2.2c
$5.00
58
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By The Literacy Garden
Could your students use more practice to improve their reading comprehension strategies? Are you working on close reading and citing textual evidence? Then these reading comprehension worksheets are for you! This bundled resource provides practice
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$20.00
$15.00
14
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
32 Fact or Opinion Google Slides™ Practice identifying facts or opinions with this distance learning resource.Included are: ♥ 32 Interactive GOOGLE Slides™ ♥ Fact Anchor Chart Slide ♥ Opinion Anchor Chart Slide ♥ Separate
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$3.50
14
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
Digital Download PDF (13.97 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Are you ready to uncover the facts about wolves from the fables? Is the wolf evil and sinister or strategic and loyal ? What is it like to be part of a wolf family?This 40 page unit includes: 10 page FULL COLOR PRINTABLE STUDENT BOOK WRITING
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.10, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
66
Digital Download PDF (6.82 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Use this Citing Text Evidence resource to address this Common Core Anchor Standard for Reading.♥ These interactive Google Slides start off with an intriguing question.The students will move colored lines to show where in the passage they found the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.3.1, RI.3.10, CCRA.R.1
$5.00
15
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literacy Garden
Do you use Mc-Graw Hill's WONDER's 2017 program?Mentor Sentences are short daily mini-lessons that weave instruction about grammar and conventions in the context of authentic literature. Grammar lessons in the context of writing which has been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.1a, L.2.1b, L.2.2, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$5.00
35
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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
Digital Download PDF (5.59 MB)
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
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
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)
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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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