The Transformative Teacher

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The Transformative Teacher
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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
 
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By The Transformative Teacher
Using Google Drive for the first time in your classroom? This scavenger hunt will lead students through the features and having them creating documents in no time. Scavenger hunt requires students to copy/paste, insert images/links, type text,
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$1.50
28 ratings
3.8
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension guide goes along with the book, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, by Mark Teague. The comprehension guide follows the DRA2 model. Make sure the student (or you) reads aloud the first few pages of the book before doing the first
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
Halloween is just around the corner! I have found that reading The Widow's Broom to my student's is one of their all-time favorites during the month of October. This comprehension guide will help to guide your instruction of the following
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By The Transformative Teacher
Get your students to write a great persuasive writing piece for the holiday season. Students brainstorm ideas that would make for a great new reindeer for Santa. Then they write their persuasive newspaper ad. After that, students color their
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
Included with this packet is a short description of Genius Hour, a QR code to scan to access the Google Slide presentation to show your students before beginning, brainstorming map, project proposal sheet, flow chart for students to reference, and
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
16 ratings
3.9
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By The Transformative Teacher
This iPad scavenger hunt is a way for your students to become acclimated with the device without having to use any additional apps. Students will learn how to: Add a website to the home screen Use the timer and world clock Change the settings Take
Subjects:
Reading, Instructional Technology
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables
$1.50
5 ratings
3.9
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By The Transformative Teacher
This is a comprehension guide to go along with the book, The Polar Express. This can be done as a whole group or individually. It works well with the movie too!! Graphics: www.mycutegraphics.com Enjoy!!!
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
3 ratings
3.7
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By The Transformative Teacher
What teacher will need: 1 copy of the book - The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie DePaola. Copies of the comprehension guide for every student. Directions: Make sure to read the first 3 to 4 pages of the book with the students before beginning to
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension guide follows the guidelines of a level 40 DRA2. I like to use this in my small reading groups and complete it together. It can be done independently though! Make sure your students have read at least the first two chapters of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$1.50
5 ratings
3.7
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By The Transformative Teacher
This is to be used along with the book, Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett. The guide is similar to the DRA2 retelling guide to give students practice on these written retelling skills.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension book goes along with the book: A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. by David A. Adler. Students can do this on their own or as a whole group. Make sure to read 3 to 4 pages of the book before beginning the first page of the
Subjects:
Writing, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cultural Activities
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
Word searches help students to scan and search for hidden words, learn new vocabulary, and exercise their brain muscles! These word searches contain seasonal words, math vocabulary, tier two words, and other vocabulary to go along with first,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension guide goes along with the book, The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett. The comprehension guide follows the DRA2 model. Make sure the student (or you) reads aloud the first few pages of the book before doing the first page. This can be
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
To go along with the book, The Gingerbread Baby, this comprehension guide is similar to the DRA2 level 28 and helps the students retell the story in writing. Graphics by: www.mycutegraphics.com
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
These math worksheets follow a general pacing guide for 2nd grade, but could be used for lower level learners in intermediate grades or used as enrichment for younger primary students. You can also display them on the SmartBoard if you don’t want
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension guide follows the guidelines of a level 40 DRA2. I like to use this in my small reading groups and complete it together. It can be done independently though! Make sure your students have read at least the first two chapters
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This comprehension guide goes along with the book, The Umbrella, by Jan Brett. The comprehension guide follows the DRA2 model. Make sure the student (or you) reads aloud the first few pages of the book before doing the first page. This can be done
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
A short research activity for those last few days before break! 7 research questions about the history of Thanksgiving along with areas for citations of resources. Answer key included. Enjoy!
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.25
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By The Transformative Teacher
Great for President's Day or the upcoming election! Have students choose a president to research, fill in the questions from the research that they have done. The second page they can draw the president or print a picture and paste it. Great for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Transformative Teacher
This is a story frame that organizes the student's knowledge from a non-fiction or fiction book selection.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 8th year teaching. For the past 7 years I have been teaching in the elementary classroom (multiple different grade levels - mostly primary). This year I have taken a position in my district as an instructional technology specialist. Literacy is still a huge passion of mine, but I see my products/store shifting into a technology driven-mindset. So, if you like engaging (and cute) products, then this is the store for you!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have used the PBS model, but am currently learning more about WBT. My literacy block incorporates the Daily Five model and the 6+1 writing process.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. I then continued my higher education in Curriculum and Instruction. I received my Masters degree in May of 2011 from the University of Missouri - Columbia. This past December I completed my Ed.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis - my hope for the future is to become and elementary principal or curriculum coordinator.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my free time I love to run. This spring I plan to run three half marathons to reach my goal of 10 total before my 30th birthday!

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