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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
313 ratings
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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
59 ratings
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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
60 ratings
4.0
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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
$4.00
51 ratings
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By The Literacy Garden
Learning Through Literature is a series designed to help you and your students get the most out of a popular children’s book. Great for guided reading, small group instruction, or as a whole-group read aloud to your class. You will find plenty of
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$3.75
49 ratings
3.9
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By The Literacy Garden
Learning Through Literature is a series designed to help you and your students get the most out of the novel Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.Whether you are using this book for guided reading, literature circle, small group instruction, or
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$4.00
33 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, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By The Literacy Garden
Are you ready to dig deeper into truth about groundhogs? (pun intended) Then this is the perfect companion unit for your groundhog activities. Based upon Common Core Standards for informational reading and writing , your students will learn about
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.1
$4.50
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By The Literacy Garden
These passages start off with an intriguing question. Perhaps something you have been wondering yourself!❉ Can I Make My Parents' Hair Turn Gray?❉ Where Do Marshmallows Come From?❉ Can I Sneeze In My Sleep?❉ Did Castle Moats Have Alligators?❉ What’s
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
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
18 ratings
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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
12 ratings
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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
9 ratings
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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.This BUNDLE includes 4 resources!Check out the previews for each product for
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
$16.00
$12.80
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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
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Literacy Garden
I invite you to download for FREE one topic from my CLOSE READING UNITS. You will receive: ♥ STUDENT PAGES to CITE TEXT EVIDENCE♥ The student pages match the text of the magazine. These pages are black and white because they are meant to be
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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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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