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This Main Idea, Supporting Detail, and Summary Packet has reading comprehension worksheets, games, task cards, and graphic organizers to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea, using informational text. This packet of main
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Elements of Poetry, Drama and Prose is a complete set of engaging teaching materials which is filled with fun, original poems, mini-plays, and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. This set includes 74 worksheets, handouts, a Poetry Flip
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This Christmas Around the World for Older Kids (3rd - 6th grades) unit is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic during the month of December. Your students will stay
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Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose,
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Inferences Using Informational Text is a 70 page set filled with worksheets, 2 sets of task cards, posters, games, and fun activities, which will help your students practice this very important reading strategy. The inference activities are easy to
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Text Evidence Using Informational Text is a 68 page packet filled with 8 doubled sided practice passages with historical, scientific, technical and biographical passages and comprehension questions, 2 color coding passages, 32 task cards, graphic
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This Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle combines four of my very popular writing strategy sets: Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining, Topic Sentences, Transitions in Writing, and Conclusion Sentences. Everything you need is here to help your students
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This 79 page Themes in Literature Unit is complete and ready to teach! Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of formats as it includes 7 passages (front and back with many paired passages) including Aesop's Fables, Folktales from
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Cause and Effect Using Informational Text is a 59 page set of worksheets, handouts, posters, and two sets of task cards that are specifically designed to target reading strategies using nonfiction text. It reinforces the cause and effect concept
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Informational Text Structures is a 79 page complete packet filled with 10 passages, task cards, graphic organizers, worksheets, posters, writing activities, foldables, a flip book and more! This reading unit was created to teach text structures in a
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Characters, Settings, and Events is a 68 page complete unit with 8 practice passages, 32 task cards, two foldables, loads of graphic organizers, a poster, and activities to keep your students fully engaged! This resource will provide your students
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This 27 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous person. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum event, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and
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This set of 100 Brain Breaks task cards are filled with over 250 active games, exercises, and creative movement to help your kids regain focus after periods of sitting. These activities are not only fun but beneficial for learning. Studies have
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The Back to School Activities for 5th Grade is a 40 page set of worksheets, task cards, games, a writing activity, math activities and more to keep your kids busy learning and building a classroom community the first week. The goal of these
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Help your students improve their paragraph writing with this transitions in paragraph writing resource. This 15 page packet will help your students master this technique by giving them practice in a variety of ways. The Transitions Packet
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This 52 page packet is a complete opinion piece/persuasive writing set and will take your students through the opinion piece essay process from the beginning to the end! Detailed teacher notes are included to help you organize lessons.
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The Back to School Activities for 4th Grade is a 40 page set of worksheets, task cards, games, a writing activity, math activities and more to keep your kids busy learning and building a classroom community the first week. The goal of these
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This Conclusions Packet contains 31 pages of worksheets, posters, and detailed Teacher Notes to help your students craft better conclusion sentences. This writing resource will help your students target conclusion sentence writing for improved
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Teaching Topic Sentences is made much easier with this 33 page set.It includes worksheets for each of the five types of topic sentences presented, a topic sentences game as well as review sheets and more to help your students write better
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Brain Teasers for Transitions is a set of 25 pages with more than 250 higher level thinking activities that are perfect when you have an extra five to ten minutes of transitions, and you'd like an educational but very fun activity for the kids to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Jenn Larson and I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have taught all grades at least once (K - 5). Teaching is in my blood as my mother and father were both teachers and my brother works as a professor of history. My daughter is currently in college to become a third generation teacher! I look forward to going to work each day and am excited to be able to share some of the things I make for my classroom with you.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching to the whole child is important to me and while I want my students to do well on standardized tests, and work towards that end, I have never felt that tests were the most important thing that I teach. I believe in motivating kids to become life long learners, while modeling the character traits that they need to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. I love to add humor to the learning day and try to make even the most dull subject come to life. I truly care about the kids I teach and want them to have the best year possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as a mentor teacher, training student teachers. I was selected to be a school representative for the Curriculum Council and am currently on the District Common Core Committee. I was awarded the Woman of the Year for 2013 - 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Curriculum/Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two kids, a son who is married and works in San Francisco and a daughter who is still in college. I have two rescue cats too!

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