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By The Teacher Next Door
This Elements of Poetry, Drama and Prose unit is a complete set of engaging teaching materials that is filled with fun, original poems, mini-plays, and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. This set includes comes in a print and a digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.4.5, RL.5.2
$7.00
3,509
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary Unit comes in two versions: print and digital (paperless) for Google Classroom™. It has reading comprehension passages, games, task cards, and graphic organizers to help your students master the
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$7.00
3,021
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Informational Text Structures for 4th and 5th grades comes in both print and digital versions (for Google Classroom™) with teaching pages, passages, 32 task cards, a flipbook, graphic organizers, posters, writing activities, foldables, and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Google Apps
$7.00
1,692
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Text Evidence Using Informational Text in print and digital for Google Classroom™ includes 10 doubled-sided practice passages with historical, scientific, technical, and biographical texts with comprehension questions, 32 task cards, and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.8, RI.5.8
$7.00
1,887
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Characters, Settings, and Events UNit comes in print and digital (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and includes 8 practice passages, 32 character task cards, two foldables, over 20 graphic organizers, a poster, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$7.00
1,438
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Themes in Literature Unit comes in print and digital (for Google Classroom) versions and has everything you need to teach students how to identify the theme of a piece of fiction. Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2
$7.00
1,709
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Inferences Using Informational Text unit comes in a print and a digital version (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and has 7 passages (historical, scientific, and technical), 3 sets of task cards, posters, games, and fun
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.10
$7.00
1,522
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths, and Traditional Literature comes in two versions: print and digital for Google Classroom™. It's a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast, theme,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.9
$6.50
1,964
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Cause and Effect Using Informational Text comes in print and digital and includes 6 passages (historical, scientific, and technical), graphic organizers, posters, and two sets of 32 task cards that are specifically designed to target reading
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.3, RI.5.3
$7.00
1,285
Digital Download PDF (5.82 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary Unit comes in two versions: print and digital (paperless) for Google Classroom™. It has reading comprehension passages, games, task cards, and graphic organizers to help your students master the
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Google Apps
$7.00
611
Digital Download PDF (8.30 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
Inferences Using Literature comes in two versions: print and digital for Google Classroom™ and has everything you need to help your students master making inferences. It includes passages (Aesop's Fables, a Greek Myth, and folktales from around the
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$7.00
603
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By The Teacher Next Door
This set of 100 Brain Breaks task cards comes in a print and a digital version for Google Slides™ and is filled with over 250 active games, exercises, and creative movement to help your kids regain focus after periods of sitting. These activities
Subjects:
Physical Education, Health, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Task Cards, Google Apps
$6.00
1,009
Digital Download PDF (1.69 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Cause and Effect Using Informational Text Unit for 3rd graders comes in both print and digital (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and includes two sets of task cards. 6 passages (two each: Historical, Scientific, and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3
$7.00
821
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By The Teacher Next Door
Brain Teasers for Transitions is a set of 40 pages with more than 400 higher level thinking activities that are perfect when you have an extra five to ten minutes, and you'd like an educational but very fun activity for the kids to do. These are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
701
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Informational Text Structures unit for 3rd Grade comes in both print and digital versions (for Google Classroom™) with passages, task cards, graphic organizers, posters, writing activities, foldables, a flip book, and more! This reading unit
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Google Apps
$7.00
666
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Back to School Activities Unit for 3rd - 5th Grades has lots of meaningful activities including printables, two sets of task cards, a writing activity, math activities, and more to keep your kids busy learning and building a classroom community
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
$6.00
814
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By The Teacher Next Door
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
Digital Download PDF (4.96 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (15.57 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (2.54 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Figurative Language Unit in print and DIGITAL (for Google Classroom™ and other top educational platforms) has everything you need to teach seven types of figurative language including idioms, metaphors, similes, hyperbole, alliteration,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.4
$7.00
405
Digital Download PDF (3.92 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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