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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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Task Cards
$6.00
785
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same themed topic. This packet is loaded with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.9, RI.5.7
$8.00
409
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Morning Work resource for sixth graders is a comprehensive, unique type of morning work, because it has a full page per day (not a 1/4th of a page, not a 1/2 sheet) and includes three versions: PowerPoint (EDITABLE), print, and digital (Google
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Google Apps
$29.00
$25.00
216
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By The Teacher Next Door
This 49 page state report unit is an organized way to help you guide your students to create meaningful, well researched reports. The unit includes editable students directions, writing pages, an editable rubric, a student example, and more!Included
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Rubrics
$4.25
370
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Winter Paired Texts unit in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) targets reading comprehension using two different paired passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same winter-themed (but
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.9, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7
$8.00
144
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By The Teacher Next Door
This 311 page Latin Greek Vocabulary Unit has enough materials to take your class through the year, doing a unit a week. Each of the 30 units has two practice pages and a test, along with keys for each.Specifically, this packet contains:1 Master
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Flash Cards
$14.00
188
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Holidays Around the World for Older Kids (3rd - 6th grades) in PRINT and DIGITAL for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms) is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts while learning about other countries and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.5.3, RI.5.9
$19.00
$13.00
2,965
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By The Teacher Next Door
Help your students improve their paragraph writing with this Transitions in Paragraph Writing resource that comes in two versions: print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms). This packet will help your students master transitions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Posters, Google Apps
$4.50
818
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Conclusions Packet in a print and a digital version for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms) contains worksheets, posters, and detailed Teacher Notes to help your students craft better conclusion sentences. This writing resource will help
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6
$4.00
758
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining Packet in print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms) will help your students understand the organization of a paragraph and help them create better outlines. This paperless and print
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Posters, Google Apps
$4.00
453
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By The Teacher Next Door
Teaching Topic Sentences is made much easier with this ready to teach unit in two versions: print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other platforms). It includes practice for each of the five types of topic sentences presented, a topic sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Posters, Google Apps
$4.25
573
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By The Teacher Next Door
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:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.50
1,137
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Solar System Play is an original script I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students but it may also be used as a space review! It's filled with good scientific information about the sun, moons, planets, and
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.00
464
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By The Teacher Next Door
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:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Unit Plans
$4.00
342
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By The Teacher Next Door
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:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans
$4.25
269
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By The Teacher Next Door
This "I Wanna Be a Rock Star" play is an original one I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students but it is also a great activity during a rocks and minerals science unit. The play is filled with excellent
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.00
307
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Respect resource includes a print and digital format for Google Classroom (and other platforms) and is a month long unit taken from my Entire Year: Character Education Kit. I love using these materials because it allows you to directly teach
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
$4.00
154
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Time Capsule Project comes in a print and digital version for Google Classroom™ and includes everything you need to lead your class through this end of the year activity, including detailed teacher notes. Students create a print or digital Time
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$4.00
212
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle in both print and digital for Google Classroom™ combines four of my very popular writing strategy sets: Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining, Topic Sentences, Transitions in Writing, and Conclusion Sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.2b, W.5.2c, W.5.2e, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2f...
$16.75
$12.95
2,533
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By The Teacher Next Door
There are 52 different End of the Year Award Certificates in this set, so you’ll be able to find one that is just right for each of your students! The awards come in color and black and white, in two different versions: editable files, so you may
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$5.00
296
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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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