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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? These simple paraphrasing task cards will engage your students with their high-interest topics and unusual facts. This resource is perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards
$3.95
174
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By The Literacy Garden
This is my best-selling novel study unit for Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross. Use this book companion resource for guided reading groups, book clubs, or literature groups.THIS PRINTABLE UNIT INCLUDES:* A READER'S NOTEBOOK with comprehension
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
270
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By The Literacy Garden
Looking for some handy tools to help your students identify character traits? Searching for worksheet examples for character traits?This resource includes a list of 135 Character traits in alphabetical order. There are character traits that are
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
$3.75
323
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By The Literacy Garden
Do your students struggle with citing textual evidence to support their answers?2nd and 3rd-grade students will improve their reading comprehension strategies by learning how to cite text evidence and marking up the text.This print and use resource
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
67
Digital Download PDF (5.83 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Would you like to know which guided reading levels match which grade level?Book titles are organized by guided reading grade levels according to the Fountas and Pinnell system for guided reading. This resource is helpful for choosing guided reading
Subjects:
Literature, Classroom Management, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
For Parents, Guided Reading Books, Classroom Forms
$4.50
101
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By The Literacy Garden
Do you use Mc-Graw Hill's WONDER's 2017 3rd grade 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$30.00
$24.00
45
Bundle
By The Literacy Garden
2nd Grade Morning Work with built-in spiral review of math, reading, and writing skills. It also meets many TEKS and Virginia SOL standards.These standards-based questions are great for quick assessment checks too.Each month's focus skills are
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
$27.00
107
Bundle
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
31
Bundle
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
57
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By The Literacy Garden
Do you use Mc-Graw Hill's WONDER's 2017 3rd grade 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1b, L.3.1c, L.3.1d, L.3.1e, L.3.1g, L.3.1i, L.3.2, L.3.3a, L.3.3b...
$5.00
46
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By The Literacy Garden
2nd Grade Morning Work with built in spiral review of math, reading, and writing skills. Common Core Standards aligned and listed on each worksheet.It also meets many TEKS and Virginia SOL standards. These standards-based questions are great for
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
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
65
Digital Download PDF (6.82 MB)
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, and other reader response activities.This resource is ideal for guided reading groups,
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
47
Digital Download PDF (7.49 MB)
By The Literacy Garden
Do your students struggle with citing textual evidence to support their answers?2nd and 3rd-grade students will practice how to cite text evidence while improving their reading comprehension.This print and use resource includes 10 high-interest
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
25
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.2.1a, L.2.1b, L.2.2, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$5.00
35
Digital Download PDF (5.24 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
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
56
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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
12
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
14
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literacy Garden
Are you searching for a book companion unit for The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff? Would you like comprehension questions for each chapter?This Candy Corn Contest Novel Study Includes:* comprehension questions for each chapter*
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$4.00
60
Digital Download PDF (6.26 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

With 30+ years of elementary experience combined with my passion for literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide quality resources and tools for elementary grades so that your students grow in ELA proficiency and become successful learners.

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am happily married to my greatest supporter and encourager. We reside in Pennsylvania where I am still teaching 2nd graders. Currently I am 100% virtually teaching.

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