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By The Teacher Next Door
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$7.00
2782 ratings
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By The Teacher Next Door
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$16.75
$12.50
1985 ratings
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Informational Text Structures unit has 79 pages with 10 passages, 32 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 variety
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Task Cards
$7.00
1495 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.8, RI.5.8
$7.00
1766 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Inferences Using Informational Text is a 70 page set filled with 6 passages (historical, scientific, and technical), 2 sets of task cards, posters, games, and fun activities, which will help your students master making inferences. The inference
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.10
$7.00
1441 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Cause and Effect Using Informational Text is a 59 page set with 6 passages (historical, scientific, and technical) graphic organizers, posters, and two sets of 32 task cards that are specifically designed to target reading strategies using
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Task Cards
$7.00
1196 ratings
4.0
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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
1083 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Cause and Effect Using Informational Text is a 59 page unit that comes with two sets of task cards as well as informational text passages (two each: Historical, Scientific, and Technical). This unit is specifically designed to target reading
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$7.00
764 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Informational Text Structures for 3rd Grade 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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Task Cards
$7.00
554 ratings
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary Packet for 3rd Grade is a 52 page set of worksheets, games, task cards and graphic organizers to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea using informational text. This unit is
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Games, Task Cards
$7.00
530 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Inferences Bundle Using Literature and Informational Text for 4th and 5th graders is a 143 page set filled with worksheets, 4 sets of task cards, posters, games, and activities to help your students practice the very important reading strategy
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1
$14.00
$10.00
521 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
California 4th graders typically do a Mission Project as part of their California social studies learning. This Mission Project is filled with everything you’ll need to help your students create a top quality report and presentation. It includes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Handouts
$4.50
337 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
The Christmas Literacy Set is a 57 page set filled with academic but engaging reading and writing activities which are perfect for 4th and 5th graders. There are 7 double sided worksheets which target main idea, inferences using informational text,
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
$7.00
475 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Main Idea Task Cards will help your students practice finding the main idea using informational text. Each task card has a high interest, short informational text passage and asks students to identify the main idea. Topics include how
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$3.50
366 ratings
4.0
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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
330 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Close Reading Using Informational Text is a 57 page unit with handouts, posters, and 8 different passages including historical, biographical, scientific, and technical texts. All of the close reading materials are designed to help your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Posters
$7.00
365 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 Text Evidence Task Cards will help your students practice finding reasons and evidence using informational text. Each text evidence task card has a short informational text passage and asks students to identify a specific piece of
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.8, RI.5.8
$3.50
367 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 64 Inference Task Cards (two sets) will help your students practice the important reading skill of making inferences. These picture inference task cards may be used for reading centers, as a whole class or for one on one student work.One set
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
$4.25
155 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Inferences Using Informational Text is a 66 page set filled with worksheets, task cards, posters, and activities to help your third grade students practice the very important skill of making inferences from informational text. The packet is loaded
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Task Cards
$7.00
257 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Nonfiction Text Features resource is packed with fun activities to help your students master text features in informational text. It includes a flip book, 32 task cards, a Bingo game, and 21 posters, plus detailed teacher notes for the busy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Posters
$6.50
239 ratings
4.0
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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 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 still in college, working to become a teacher! I have three rescue cats too!

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