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This 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 stand
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Research
$4.50
1,189
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This print and digital state report unit is an organized way to help you guide your students to create meaningful, well-researched reports. The unit includes a student written example, editable student directions, research pages, writing pages, and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing-Expository, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Research
$4.50
405
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This Native American Report allows students to use higher level thinking skills to locate important information and create a research report highlighting their new knowledge. This unit includes everything you need to organize the project, including
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository, Native Americans
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Research
$4.25
277
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This 23 page Explorers Report Project will help you guide your students to create meaningful, well-researched explorer reports. The Explorers Report research process will help your students practice researching, note taking, organizing, and writing
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Research
$4.00
351
Digital Download ZIP (2.04 MB)
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California fourth Graders have traditionally done a California State Report each year. The California Travel Journal is a similar project with a unique spin. Students learn about the state by planning an imaginary trip and creating a travel journal
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Rubrics, Handouts, Research
$4.50
209
Digital Download ZIP (2.94 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Cause and Effect: Famous Americans Task Cards will help your students determine the cause and effect while integrating social studies by learning about some famous Americans. Kids will read a piece of information about a famous American on
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.5.3
$3.50
145
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 96 Famous Americans Task Cards Bundle will help your students practice important reading skills, such as inference, character traits, and cause and effect, while integrating social studies topics. Kids will read a passage about a famous
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
$10.50
$7.35
91
Bundle
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Inferences: Famous Americans Task Cards will help your students practice making inferences while reading a passage about a famous American. The task cards make a great reading center and allow you to incorporate social studies information
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
$3.50
42
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
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These 32 St. Patrick's Day Task Cards will help your students practice identifying different types of figurative language. Kids will read the St. Patrick's Day themed phrase on each card and determine whether it is a simile, idiom, metaphor,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Games
$3.25
32
Digital Download PDF (1.78 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Character Traits: Famous Americans Task Cards will help your students practice identifying different types of character traits, while integrating social studies! Kids will read the short story on each card and make an inference to determine
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$3.50
36
Digital Download PDF (1.30 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 St. Patrick's Day Task Cards will help your students practice identifying the five types of informational text structures during March. Students will read a short description of an informational text passage with a fun St. Patrick's Day
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Games
$3.25
19
Digital Download PDF (1.70 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This St. Patrick's Day Task Card Bundle has 96 Task Cards which include fact and opinion, figurative language, and informational text structures. Each task card has a fun or interesting St. Patrick's Day theme and gives your students some great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Games
$9.75
$6.50
29
Bundle
By The Teacher Next Door
This Women's History Month freebie includes a print and digital format to guide your students through a mini-research process (either on the internet or through biographies) and learn about an important woman in history and her life story. Once the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Women's History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, Research
FREE
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Task Cards for St. Patrick's Day focus on fact and opinion and will help your students practice this important reading skill during March. Kids will read the St. Patrick's Day themed sentence on each card and determine whether it is a a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards, Games
$3.25
11
Digital Download PDF (2.20 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Jenn Larson and I have been an elementary teacher for over 20 years and have taught all grades at least once (K - 5), but upper elementary grades are my favorites! Teaching is in my blood as my mother and father were both teachers and one of my brothers works as a professor of history. My daughter is currently in college to become a third-generation teacher! Besides teaching, I am a published author! My first book is called "Perfectly Logical! Challenging Fun Logic Puzzles and Brain Teasers for Smart Kids. My second book is called What it Means to Be a Teacher!

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 Diego and a daughter who is a student teacher. I have three rescue cats too!

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