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By The Literacy Library
These summer-themed color by code printables are the PERFECT way for your students to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words! Summer Topics Included:History of PopsiclesAll About SandcastlesAll About SeashellsHistory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Summer
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
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By The Literacy Library
This letter writing project is a great way to promote kindness in your classrooms & build classroom community. Having students write letters of gratitude to one another is the PERFECT social emotional learning activity for any time of year. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.2.2, L.2.2b
$2.00
1
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By The Literacy Library
This guided biography research project is PERFECT for anytime of year, especially Hispanic Heritage Month!Support students as they learn how to research information in order to present on a notable Hispanic American in history. Use the research
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Hispanic Heritage Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Projects, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9
$3.00
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By The Literacy Library
This book companion is NO PREP, very flexible, and pairs nicely with the mystery book Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Use these printable and digital templates to supplement book clubs or a novel study for grades 3-5. I use these graphic
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.00
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By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible and pairs nicely with the picture book Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco. This book companion includes great reading and writing activities for students in grades 3-5. I use this with my students when modeling
Subjects:
Reading, Easter, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$1.50
2
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By The Literacy Library
These June-themed writing prompts are a perfect writing center! These creative writing menus are a fun way to encourage students to write about what interests them all month long! Just post the writing choice board onto Google Classroom™ &
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$2.50
1
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible and pairs nicely with the picture book Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman. This book companion includes great reading and writing activities for students in grades 2-5. I use this with my students when modeling how
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$1.50
2
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By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible and perfect for Women's History Month! Pairs nicely with the picture book The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeannette Winter. And includes great reading and writing activities for students in
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Women's History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$1.50
2
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By The Literacy Library
This FREE book companion is very flexible! Pairs nicely with the picture book Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli. These are great reading and writing activities for students in grades 1-4. I use these graphic organizers with my
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
FREE
3
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By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible! Pairs nicely with the picture book Kamala & Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris. These are great reading and writing activities for students in grades 2-4. I use these graphic organizers with my students when
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$1.50
5
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By The Literacy Library
These May-themed writing prompts are a perfect writing center! These creative writing menus are a fun way to encourage students to write about what interests them all month long! Just post the writing choice board onto Google Classroom™ &
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$2.50
13
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By The Literacy Library
Help your students understand the history of Valentine's Day with this reading passage!The resource includes a DIGITAL & PRINT nonfiction passage about the History of St. Valentine's Day, a 5-question comprehension check, an answer key, and a
Subjects:
Reading, Valentine's Day, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.5, RI.5.8, CCRA.R.5
$2.00
5
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By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible! Pairs nicely with the picture book The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. These are great reading and writing activities for students in grades 2-5. I use this with my class when modeling how to make connections,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.2.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By The Literacy Library
This book companion is very flexible! Pairs nicely with the picture book The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino & Jon Nelson, Phd. These are great reading and writing activities for the winter. I use this with my
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$1.50
12
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By The Literacy Library
Teaching about the fantasy genre? Looking for graphic organizers to help students pay attention to the story elements of a fantasy novel? These reading graphic organizers are very flexible & pair nicely with any fantasy genre study! Choose to
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$3.00
1
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By The Literacy Library
Teaching about the mystery genre? Looking for graphic organizers to help students pay attention to story elements of mysteries? These reading graphic organizers are very flexible & pair nicely with any mystery unit! Choose to use the PRINTABLE
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$3.00
1
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By The Literacy Library
These spring-themed color by code printables are the PERFECT way for your students to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words! Spring Topics Included:ButterfliesFlowersRainbowsTornadoesRainfallThe coloring sheets AND
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.5.4, L.5.4a, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
3
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By The Literacy Library
This holiday picture book companion is very flexible! Pairs nicely with the picture book The Elves' Night Before Christmas by Holly Kowitt & David Manis. I use this with my students when modeling how to summarize & identify cause and effect
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.2.5, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, CCRA.R.2
$1.50
9
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By The Literacy Library
These April writing prompts are a perfect writing center! These creative writing menus are a fun way to encourage students to write about what interests them all month long! Just post the writing choice board onto Google Classroom™ & students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$2.50
22
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By The Literacy Library
These Christmas-themed color by code printables are the PERFECT way for your students to practice identifying and explaining the meaning of figurative language!Includes 4 Color-by-Code Activities:Simile, Metaphor or Hyperbole?Metaphor, Alliteration
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, CCRA.L.5
$2.50
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently a literacy coach in Chicago schools & a professor at Loyola University. However, I have spent majority of my career teaching 4th & 5th grade in Australia, Panama & Chicago.

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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.--Albert Einstein

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B.S. Elmhurst College 2009 M.A. Saint Xaiver University 2017

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