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The attached activities are geared to walk students through the process of “adding details” or “elaboration” to their writing. As teachers, we often tell children to add more details, but we fail to give them the tools needed to be successful at
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This resource takes the confusion out of differentiating writing! After teaching writing for a while, students should be consistently writing to the expectations defined in the standards. Students that are not writing to the standards with 80%
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This activity was developed to engage your students in writing that will focus their efforts – giving you time to provide differentiation to groups of students. “Writing, How to Add Elaboration…Purposeful Engagement for Students” will keep students
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The attached activities are intended to be a second step to the “Writing, Student Practice for Adding Meaningful Elaboration” packet. After the students have practiced adding sensory details with “Writing, Student Practice for Adding Meaningful
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This activity is a must have for teachers struggling with adding maturity to students’ writing. Lead your students through an interactive art activity that turns into a strong, focused learning experience for both the teacher and the student. By
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This product was created to do quick-paced reviews of simple writing strategies. Consistent practice of these skills makes for perfect application. Six weeks of mini-reviews implemented in 5-10 minutes a day not only reviews writing skills, but
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This elementary writing lesson will teach your students how to add description and elaboration to their stories. It was developed by a team of teachers that have lead their 88 fourth graders to the highest ranking writers in the state of Florida
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Included in this package are four paragraphs that are excellent examples of elaboration and a perfect companion set for “Stopping Time”, also found on Teachers Pay Teachers. They are perfect for generating class discussion about including sensory
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Holly is a teaching veteran, with 22 years of teaching experience. She has spent the last 12 years teaching in a diverse school in Central Florida, with the task of completely revising, frame working and developing a differentiated, innovative curriculum. During this time, she developed a unique approach to teaching children how to become true writers and leading them to become top writing performers in the state (the top performing writing school in Florida in 2014). Holly's teaching experience spans the K-12 spectrum and includes experience in working with special education and English Language Learner students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Differentiated teaching with scaffolded opportunities for practice. All activities are based on researched-based practices yielding the highest student achievement results. Activities are often integrated across curriculum areas to maximize instructional time and help students transfer knowledge. These units include authentic performance tasks to increase motivation and reach diverse learners. Holly creates dynamic classrooms where students are engaged in differentiated activities and provided multiple pathways to achieve success.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2006 Florida Milken Educator of the Year, 1999 and 2001Disney Teacherrific Awards, NASA NEWEST Recipient, NSTA National Conference Presenter, NSTA STEM National Convention Presenter

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Holly's background includes a BS in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and she holds a National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist. Certification areas include 1-6 grade general education, Kindergarden certification and ESOL Endorsement.

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