The Literature Circle

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By The Literature Circle
I created a book list for guided reading levels C through P. This handout will come in handy at open houses, parent teacher conferences, and for your classroom. Parents often don't know what types of books to get for their child. This list gives
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a list of second grade sight words. These sight words align with Journeys. This a list that is ready to send home to parents. I have always used this as a hand out at the beginning of the school year.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Flash Cards, For Parents
$1.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a list of first grade sight words. These sight words align with Journeys. This a list that is ready to send home to parents. I have always used this as a hand out at the beginning of the school year.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Word Walls, Games
$1.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
I created a book list for guided reading levels Q through Z. This handout will come in handy at open houses, parent teacher conferences, and for your students. Parents often don't know what types of books to get for their child. This list gives a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Study Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$5.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a list of kindergarten sight words. These sight words align with Journeys. This list is ready to send home to parents!
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Handouts, Flash Cards, For Parents
$1.00
7 ratings
3.7
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By The Literature Circle
This sort includes singular and plural nouns. Your students can cut, sort and glue the two different kinds of nouns into two different columns. There are opportunities to differentiate for your students with pictures. This upload includes two
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
Want your first graders to be ready for second grade? Download this summer reading log. It includes a parent letter, suggested books (first graders going into second grade), and a reading log; long enough for 50 books! Please check out my other
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
1st
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This product is an adjective, noun and verb word sort. Students cut out the words and glue them to the sorting mat. I use this with my students as an independent activity or for centers. There are two different versions allowing for
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Homework
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This list has BOTH kindergarten and 1st grade sight words. I would always send both home with my students to differentiate. These sight words align with the Journey's curriculum.
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, For Parents
$1.75
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
Want your second graders to be ready for third grade? Download this summer reading log. It includes a parent letter, suggested books (second graders going into third grade), and a reading log; long enough for 50 books! Please check out my other
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
I created a kindergarten book list for guided reading levels A through D. This handout will come in handy at open houses, parent teacher conferences, and for your classroom. Parents often don't know what types of books to get for their child. This
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, For Parents
$2.50
3 ratings
3.8
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By The Literature Circle
This product has all fifty states and their capitols. Students can play memory, go fish or simply match the states to their correct capitol. There is also a blank map and a labeled map for students to reference. A great activity during stations,
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a book list to support all the Learner Profile Attributes. There is one learner profile attribute with supporting children's literature on each page (10 pages). I will continue to add new books to this list as I find them. You
Subjects:
Reading, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, For Parents, Literature Circles
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
Want your third graders to be ready for fourth grade? Download this summer reading log. It includes a parent letter, suggested books (first graders going into second grade), and a reading log; long enough for 50 books! Please check out my other
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This is a SMARTnotebook file allows kindergarten students to read, build, and write their sight words. There are 66 total slides of kindergarten sight words. Your students can touch the word and a sound will play revealing the name of each sight
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
This is an All About Me poster you can do with your second grade students the first week of school. Your second graders can use adjectives to describe themselves! It also gives you the opportunity to teach a review lesson about adjectives.
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Posters
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Literature Circle
How Many More? How Many Less? is a number sense game for first graders. This game helps students establish fluency for addition and subtraction. My students play this game during small group, whole group, and with partners.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$1.00
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By The Literature Circle
Candy Bar Graphs include four different graphs and recording sheets for your students to use when counting a small bag of candy. All you need to do is print the graph and recording sheet and buy a bag of candy for your students. I do this every
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$1.50
1 rating
3.5
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a simple reflection sheet for students to compare book characters to the learner profile attributes. My students use these during our scheduled library time and during reading stations. A great way for students to make
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By The Literature Circle
This product is a list of Fry's first grade sight words. This product can be used as flash cards or word wall words.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been in education for six years, primarily at an IB school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching at an international baccalaureate school, I have the opportunity to implement a variety of instructional approaches in my classroom. I integrate all content areas; including art and music. All of the comprehension activities I teach align with our current unit.   I choose appropriate texts that not only support the Iowa standards but create an opportunity for my class to be curious and inquire. My students also have the chance each year to create and perform a musical aligning with an international baccalaureate unit. They play a big role in this process- helping write and create it. I also use the downtown Des Moines community to help further my students learning. My students participate in many community events to help them become more knowledgeable. During whole group instruction, I often have my students TTYP (talk to your partner) to keep them engaged.  I also apply numerous writing to learn strategies including: quick writes, non-fiction writing, admit and exit slips, and writing frames.  I regularly teach my students chants and songs to help them learn new skills for math and reading.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Office Max Teacher Appreciation Award, 2009 Nominee for Rotary Teacher of the Year, 2012

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Minor in Literacy University of Northern Iowa Masters in Educational Policies and Leadership University of Iowa

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I began my career was an educator I never imagined it would be so rewarding.  I sincerely enjoy waking up and going to school every day.  Thus far, my experience has been with first graders.  After my three years of full time teaching I am proud to say that I have taught my students how to read. I thoroughly love beginning each school year with a group of young six year olds who are eager to learn more. Every student is a challenge for me.  No child leaves my classroom without knowing how to read to the best of their ability. If a student is low, I find as many resources and interventions that I can to support them.  I am so proud that I get to be part of this important milestone in a child's life; learning how to read.  I hope my resources can help support you and your students, succeed in your classroom.

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