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*UPDATED!* Why teach the six syllable types to older students? Many 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th graders struggle to read grade level texts. One reason can be a lack of phonics knowledge. Teaching the syllable types to older children can help them
Subjects:
Spelling, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c, RF.2.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, RF.3.4, RF.4.3, RF.4.3a, RF.4.4, RF.4.4b
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By The Swamped Teacher
Are your students struggling to understand two-step word problems? Whether it is a reading issue or a math issue getting in the way, the word problems in this resource are uniquely designed provide a high level of support for students who need it.
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
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By The Swamped Teacher
Use Hamilton the Musical to enhance your unit on The American Revolution! Hamilton fever is strong in my house. My sixteen year old daughter caught it first - singing the songs, proudly wearing her “Young Scrappy and Hungry” t-shirt. I thought
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Songs, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.6.6, RI.4.9, RI.5.6, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.6, RI.6.8, L.4.4...
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By The Swamped Teacher
This resource is a Close Reading and Vocabulary Pack for the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein What’s included in this 24 page pack: 1. Suggested sequence for teaching. 2. PAGE BY PAGE TEACHING PROMPTS to support close
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study, Printables
$4.50
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By The Swamped Teacher
End of the School Year 3rd Grade Math Review Clip Cards - Your students will enjoy math review with these 48 summer themed clip cards! These cards include review of: Place Value, Rounding, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Area,
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Computation, Math Centers, Task Cards
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By The Swamped Teacher
This resource supports the Engage NY Module 4, but can definitely be used on it's own. This pack uses the text One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss. It Includes: 1. An explanation of how to teach students to "Get the Gist" or
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4
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By The Swamped Teacher
Two Step Word Problems Chopped in Two Parts for Strugglers BUNDLE - Forty word problems included! ***This product COMBINES both - Chop It! Extra Support for Strugglers and Chop It 2! More Support for Strugglers and Beginners.*** If you purchase
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8
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By The Swamped Teacher
This resource is a Close Reading and Vocabulary Pack for the book The Wall by Eve Bunting. This is a great text to read for Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. What’s included in this 26 page pack: 1. Suggested sequence for teaching. 2. A page by page
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Holidays/Seasonal, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7
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By The Swamped Teacher
Writing Workshop - Mother's Day and Father's Day Poems. This resource provides your students the tools to make a very special gift for their mother, father, or other special person in their life - an original poem! I have done this with my class
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4
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By The Swamped Teacher
BUNDLE PLUS! This is a bundle of books from the Engage NY Module 1 Grade 3 What’s included in this bundle: 1. A page by page guide to close reading of the text Rain School by James Rumford, The Librarian of Basra and Nasreen’s Secret School - both
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2...
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By The Swamped Teacher
This resource is a Close Reading and Vocabulary Pack for the Engage NY Module 1 book - Rain School by James Rumford. What’s included in this 18 page pack: 1. A page by page guide to close reading of the text. This includes before, during, and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2
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By The Swamped Teacher
NYS Math Test Prep for Grade 3 - This No Prep Test Prep is a great tool for students to prepare for math standardized tests. These four tests are based off the released questions from previous years tests. With these four practice tests, students
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2, 3.MD.B.3, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 3.NBT.A.1, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.D.8, 3.OA.D.9...
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By The Swamped Teacher
This resource supports the Engage New York Grade 3 ELA Module 1. It also works well as a stand alone resource. What’s included in this pack: 1. A page by page guide to close reading of the text That Book Woman by Heather Henson. This includes
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, SL.3.1, SL.3.1d, L.3.4a
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By The Swamped Teacher
Are your students struggling to understand two step word problems? This may be because many students read below grade level. If they can’t read the problem, how are they going to think logically about it? Many also struggle with basic math
Subjects:
Special Education, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2
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By The Swamped Teacher
If You Lived With The Iroquois Task Cards This resource includes 20 Task Cards to support comprehension of this classic text by Ellen Levine. Each card references the page that students should read to find the answer to the question. Student
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.10
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By The Swamped Teacher
What’s included in this pack: 1. A page by page guide to close reading of the Engage NY Module 1 text- Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter. This includes before, during, and after reading discussions. 2. A student sheet for writing in
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2
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By The Swamped Teacher
This Valentine's Day Math Activity is perfect for 2nd and 3rd graders to complete in February! Activities Include: 1. Creating arrays with Conversation Hearts. 2. Creating shapes with different areas with Conversation Hearts. 3. Counting
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.C.7
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By The Swamped Teacher
Why teach Greek and Latin Word Parts to Younger Students?We want young readers to start to look at words as chunks of meaning as soon as possible. Learning the meaning of Greek and Latin word parts supports children in seeing the meaning of words
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Video Files, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.1.4c, L.2.4c, L.3.4c
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Spring themed two step math problems! Students practice all four operations with these twenty-four spring themed task cards. Each math word problem requires two steps to solve. These task cards are written for 3rd and 4th grade students who are
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4
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By The Swamped Teacher
These fun to use task cards teach the foundational skills of multiplication and division. They reinforce the commutative property and the concept of equal groups and fair sharing. There are 52 task cards in the set. They include -equal
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.B.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

*15 years as an elementary classroom teacher *6 years as a Literacy Coach

MY TEACHING STYLE

Thoughtful, engaged, and often last minute!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Elementary Education M.A. in Reading

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I often feel "swamped" in this job! I think many of us do :)

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