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By The Literacy Garden
Whether you are using this title for guided reading, small group instruction, or as a whole-group read aloud to your class, you will find plenty of ideas and resources to support your literacy program.Learning Through Literature is a series
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.10, RF.2.4a, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for some handy tools to help your students identify character traits? Included is a student list of 135 traits in alphabetical order. Use these lists throughout the year as you discuss books.There are 5 short stories to provide guided
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.4, RL.2.3, RL.2.6, RL.3.3
$3.75
$3.00
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By The Literacy Garden
How can you get your students to stop copying sentences straight out of a book? For young writers, this is quite a challenge. These fun and unusual facts will engage your students in the skill of paraphrasing.Included are: 32 High Interest
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards
$3.00
$2.40
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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, Spelling, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$2.40
152 ratings
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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:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$3.00
$2.40
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By The Literacy Garden
This Common Core aligned morning work provides daily practice in math and ELA for the entire year (over 185 days worth)Each month's focus skills are practiced weekly and build in difficulty throughout the year.The Daily Common Core & More series
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, 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...
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By The Literacy Garden
How would you like a systematic way for your students to review and practice Common Core Standards in math and language arts that is easy to implement?Looking for solid grade level Morning Work? Or quick assessment checks ? Then Daily Common Core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, 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
$4.00
100 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
This resource includes hundreds of titles of books listed by their guided reading level.As a teacher, these lists can help you when choosing titles for guided reading lessons as well as identifying the levels of titles you might be considering for
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$5.00
$4.00
97 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
Help students learn daily spelling with a personal portable word wall. I like to glue the sheets into a file folder. Whenever a child asks me how to spell a word, I have them grab their personal word file for them to record and refer to. To see a
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
$1.60
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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, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.2.10, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
$4.00
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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 Organiztion Toolkit was designed to provide educators with the structure and tools to facilitate implementing Common
Subjects:
Professional Development, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.G.A.1, RL.2.1, RI.2.7, RF.2.4, W.2.5, SL.2.1, L.2.2
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$8.00
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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:
Assessment, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
$3.20
59 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
If your classroom is anything like mine, you have a wide range of abilities and skill levels. Whether you are self-contained, multi-age, inclusion model, homeschooling, or special education, this unit was designed with differentiation built in. I am
Subjects:
Science, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
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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, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
$4.00
60 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
Here is a fun systematic way for your students to review and practice Common Core State Standards in math and language arts!Use it for Morning Work, or quick assessment checks.Second grade Daily Common Core and More is for you!Each monthly unit has
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables
$5.00
$4.00
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By The Literacy Garden
Use these task cards to help your students identifying an author's purpose. Knowing an author’s purpose helps the reader to analyze information more thoughtfully. Included are: 28 Author’s Purpose Task Cards 3 Author’s Purpose Posters Student
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.2.6, CCRA.R.6
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$2.40
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By The Literacy Garden
These passages start off with an intriguing question. Perhaps something you have been wondering yourself! * How Were the First Potato Chips Invented?* What's a Perfect Game in Baseball?* Who Invented Legos?* What's the Hottest Planet?* Do People Eat
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, CCRA.R.1
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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, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
$1.60
54 ratings
4.0
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By The Literacy Garden
How would you like a systematic way for your students to review and practice Common Core Standards in math and language arts that is easy to implement? Looking for solid grade level Morning Work?Or quick assessment checks? Then Daily Common Core and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.C.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, W.2.5, L.2.1, L.2.2...
$5.00
$4.00
58 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for solid grade level Morning Work? Or quick assessment checks? Then Daily Common Core and More is for you! This is a monthly series designed especially for 2nd grade.Each monthly unit has CCSS based worksheets with questions in math and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 2.NBT.B.9, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, L.2.2, L.2.4, L.2.4b...
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$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My goal is to create quality materials that enhance learning beyond my classroom walls. By combining my 28 years of elementary experience with my passion for literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide resources for teachers and their students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

There is nothing more exciting than seeing the world through the eyes of a second grader. They are so eager to learn new things. Guiding them to new discoveries and providing opportunities to explore the world around them best describes the type of classroom I try to create.

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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