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By The Owl Spot
*Newly Revised* Students of all ages enjoy “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” (by Jon Scieszka) and will love performing it with this clever Readers’ Theater play (one of my originals). Play features the wolf, 1 pigs, and 3 news reporters.
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.3, RL.5.5, RL.5.6
$4.00
360 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
This best selling Frindle Novel Unit Resource Guide is a perfect companion for teaching reading comprehension skills using the book Frindle. This 80+ page novel unit focuses on story elements and reading strategies. Just print and go!You will
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5
$12.00
312 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a great mentor text to use to teach so many reading comprehension lessons! This best seller activity bundle gives you engaging tools to teach key reading skills, centering it around a fun readers' theater
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3...
$10.00
244 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
If you want your students activity engaged in their learning, these Aesop's Fables Readers' Theater plays and activities are exactly what you're looking for! There is so much in this bundle that you will use all throughout the year. Using Readers'
Subjects:
Character Education, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scripts, Graphic Organizers
$35.00
$18.00
104 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
Using Readers' Theater is a research-proven way to increase reading fluency, teach reading strategies, and engage students in your classroom. Combining this awesome approach with Aesop's Fables, you are now equipped to teach reading in a phenomenal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Drama
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
76 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Give your students the practice they need with identifying main ideas and supporting details with these Main Idea Task Cards. With all the high stakes testing, much of it focusing on nonfiction text, these task cards are exactly what you need.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
122 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a perfect novel for analyzing story elements, characters and theme! Even if your students have seen the movie or read the book, this novel unit plan will stretch their thinking and writing
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5...
$12.00
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By The Owl Spot
Number the Stars is a perfect novel unit to integrate reading comprehension and history. This unit plan for Number the Stars gives you detailed, daily lesson plans, complete with chapter vocabulary, questions, and activities; Before, During and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$12.00
110 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
Capture your students' interest with the novel, “The Lemonade War” This unit plan comes with detailed plans to help you teach character analysis, plot structure, and cause and effect, and reading comprehension. It's all ready to go!My novel units
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.3...
$12.00
114 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
Engage your students by reviewing this story in a Readers' Theater format. "Miss Nelson is Missing" is loved by students of all ages! Includes 8 parts for easy use in small groups. Play written by Martha Hach. For more activities to use with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$2.50
64 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
If you are teaching Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning book, The Giver, this teaching companion unit is PERFECT for your middle school classroom! These lesson plans will guide your student through rigorous characterization, summarizing and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$12.00
59 ratings
3.9
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By The Owl Spot
All of my Fairy Tale Readers' Theater plays and lesson plans are included in this amazing bundle. If your students like Fairy Tales and love Readers' Theater, this is the bundle for you. Fairy Tales Included: 1. Jack and the Beanstalk 2. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Scripts
$10.00
85 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Take attendance, record grades, keep track of who has turned in required documents with this easy to use Class Grid Sheet. With room for up to 30 names, there's plenty of room for you to keep up with "who's done what" in your class. Also works well
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
42 ratings
3.9
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By The Owl Spot
Thanks for checking out my Frindle Close Reading Lessons! Whether you are reading Frindle as a class or as a read aloud, or have already read this together this year, these lessons are sure to stretch your students' comprehension with actual texts
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Printables
$5.00
65 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Do your students enjoy the Caldecott winning book "Officer Buckle and Gloria?" Well, let them continue their story experience with this readers' theater play! Play has 10 parts - perfect for a small class, small group, or for multiple groups
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel unit plans focus on character analysis, summarizing and story elements! Whether you are reading this as a read aloud or a novel study, these plans give you more than 100 pages of reading resources!Included in
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5...
$12.00
65 ratings
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By The Owl Spot
Thanks for purchasing my “Frog and Toad Are Friends: Spring Activity Pack!” Your students are in for a real treat. If you are an Arnold Lobel fan, this packet is a must have for your unit! Included in this activity pack are… 1. A readers’ theater
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.1.10, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.9...
$4.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Thanks for checking out my “Alice in Wonderland” literature packet! Whether you are reading this classic aloud or doing a novel study, these activities are sure to cause your students to love this story even more while focusing on reading strategies
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Posters
$8.00
51 ratings
4.0
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By The Owl Spot
Thanks for checking out my Robert Frost Author Study and Poem Analysis Packet. So many students (and teachers) shy away from poetry, because they don’t know what to do with it. Well, this packet is designed to help teachers teach and students
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts, Printables
$3.75
55 ratings
3.9
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By The Owl Spot
Thanks for checking out my Plant and Animal Cells Activity Pack! This pack is not intended to stand alone as your curriculum, but as a supplement to what you already use. I have found these activities and resources very helpful when teaching this
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
38 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach 5th grade and love every minute with my students! Even though I am quite busy, I love what I do. I have taught 14 years in the elementary classroom, grades 1-5. I am a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project, and also earned my National Boards Certification in "Middle Childhood Generalist." My undergrad degree and Master's degree are both in Elementary Education (Master's had a focus on reading and writing instruction). I am currently working toward obtaining my Reading Endorsement.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using a project based/inquiry perspective of my curriculum. I love to let my students experience as much of their learning as they can so they can remember what they learned. Anytime I can bring food into the classroom to teach a concept is epic!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Boards certification, Teaching Writing certificate from Clemson University, I have presented different Reading/Writing/Technology sessions at ASCD and various state (SC) and local conferences (Greenville).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors from Bob Jones University Masters from Clemson University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've always wanted to be a teacher, ever since I was in 2nd grade. I loved learning then, and I love seeing my students light up when they understand a new concept. My goal as a teacher is to, not only teach my students what they need to know to be successful in life, but also to teach them to think and inspire them to be life long learners. You can follow my blog at http://the-owl-spot.blogspot.com/ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theowlspot.

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