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This handy chart compares Fountas and Pinnell's Gradient Text Levels to grade levels and Reading A-Z levels. The color-code shows letters in each grade. I use these colors to code my classroom library. Useful for guided reading and finding good-fit
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Professional Documents, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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Launch your thematic study on apples in a fun, innovative way. Try a trivia scavenger hunt! Your students will love searching and learning factual information about apples. Trivia Hunts aka SCOOTS are more motivating than traditional book research.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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Make your students' birthdays extra special with this Birthday Bonanza Pak. Included is: Happy Birthday from your Teacher POSTCARDS Birthday HOMEWORK PASSES in 4 different cupcake designs BOOKMARKS SPECIAL REWARDS coupon that your customize with
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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Pumpkins are a traditional symbol for fall holidays. Whether they are used as decorations or for food, most American children will be touching and/or tasting pumpkins. Although students readily recognize a pumpkin, how much do they really know about
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
FREE
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Looking for some thematic writing papers? Look no more. Included in this set are 5 colorful designs each in 2 line styles. Perfect for writers young and older.
Subjects:
Writing, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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Create a fun, on-going writing activity with these Class Journals. Print these 8 journal cover labels and glue each one to a composition book. I like to use the ones with hardcovers. I display them in our writing center. Students are invited to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
FREE
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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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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
FREE
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Organize mounds of papers with these adorable labels for binder clips. These labels fit 1.25 in (32mm) medium binder clips. Simply print, cut, and adhere! 60 labels in all! * 2 B Graded * Copy * No Names * ASAP * Today * Unfinished * Reteach *
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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Try my morning work for FREE with this sampler for 2nd grade. Each day your students will practice and review math and ELA skill on a 5 day rotation. Available for each month to provide 180 days of practice. Common Core standards are also listed on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Printables
FREE
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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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Treat your students to these sweet Valentine themed homework passes. There are 8 different designs. This is one page from my entire Homework Pass collection. You can treat your students all year long with 75 unique designs for each holiday and
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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This FREEBIE is includes two fun ways to practice shades of meaning in your 2nd or 3rd grade classrooms. Think of shades of meaning as synonyms with a twist. Students are not only expected to identify similar meaning words, but also identify which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.2.5, L.3.5
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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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