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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide is meant to allow students to discuss pertinent issues that come up in Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel by Lois
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A sophisticated note taking organizer that can be used to help kids figure out the main idea/supporting information of an informational passage. There is also a space provided to allow kids to grow ideas about the same text. (I created this
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Looking for a great mentor text to use with your students so you can lift the level of their narrative writing? If so, then all you need is this craft table and a copy of Meredith Boelts' Book THOSE SHOES, and you're ready to have over ten
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Track the amount of time your students are reading (and what they're reading) on a daily basis using this reading log.
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A two-page graphic organizer to help students create a thesis statement for a literary essay. Excellent for use an upper grade Writing Workshop (i.e., grades 3-6). Please rate these sheets after you've used them with your students. This work
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I created my own rubric for assessing readers during conferences and turn & talks. I think it’s necessary for students to receive feedback on how they are doing with regard to their ability to analyze information about the reading they are doing
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This is a scripted minilesson that will help your students add internal thinking to their stories. This lesson demonstrates that writers alternate between internal thinking and action when they write personal narratives. One way writers get
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Create a system of rewards in your classroom without ever handing out candy! In lieu of demerits, consider an individual point system that promotes positive behavior and self-management of learning. This plan will give you lots of ways to reward
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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. These guides were created for two of Sharon Creech's books: Love That Dog and Heartbeat. Students answer these questions and then share
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This is essentially a FICTION CONFERRING MENU. 24 teaching points, based off of the comprehension skills, for your reading conferences. You can carry this single sheet around with you when you confer with your students. Based on the research you
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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide was created for Barbara Park's book The Graduation of Jake Moon. Students first answer these questions and then share their
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Tired of writing progress reports by hand? Well, I was too! That's why I created this template. Now I just type in my thoughts/comments for the progress reports I send to parents. Added Bonus: Parents think this looks
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Get kids talking about relevant issues before you read a book aloud to them by using an anticipation guide. This guide was created for Judy Blume's Book Blubber. Students answer these questions and then share their responses with a partner. You
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Help your students to think more about the main characters in their novels by using these FIVE minilessons to help launch a character study in your classroom. (These minilessons are suitable for grades 3-6.) If you use balanced literacy in your
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How do you assess your students when they write poetry? It's hard, right? It's like grading artwork... not easy! Well, here's a guide to help you assess their own original work and their thinking about published poems. These Guidelines are for
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One of the most important skills a reader can have is the ability to infer. This lesson is completely written out for you and can be used early on in a unit of study on inferencing. In this lesson students will figure out how to unpack a text/the
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Help your students to explore the genre of realistic fiction with these FOUR minilessons (three in reading and one in writing) to help launch a realistic fiction genre study in your classroom. (These minilessons are 'scripts' that are suitable for
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Are you trying to figure out how to partner-up your students for Writing Workshop? Well, look no farther than this short questionnaire. Students are asked who they want to work with and who they don't want to work with (AND WHY). Creating
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Clearly communicate your expectations for any and every student teacher who walks into your classroom. Here you'll find responsibilities and expectations for student teachers. Take a peek at the preview and I think you'll agree that I've covered
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Get basic data about your students as soon as they walk through the door! Use this data information sheet to learn about students likes/dislikes, preferred name, who they live with, where they want to go on field trips and much more! Please take
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a former fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher who is now a part-time literacy consultant. I have two master's degrees: one in elementary education from Hunter College and one in literacy from Teachers College (Columbia University).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I utilize the workshop model of teaching reading and writing. I give ten minutes of explicit instruction, then students work with partners or in small groups to grow their thinking about the information that was presented in my minilesson. Further, I use strategy lessons (i.e., small group teaching) and one-to-one conferences to convey additional, relevant information. I stimulate students� critical thinking skills by asking them higher-level questions during all the lessons, and I incorporate think-alouds into all lessons/subject areas I teach. I develop and implement creative lesson plans, manage classroom activities, use a variety of teaching methods, and strive to make a positive contribution to my students� success.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

SHINING MOMENT: I have obtained over $32,000 in grants in my first few years in the classroom. Through my grant-writing, my students have received numerous free field trips, yoga classes, drama workshops and much more! My shining moments have been watching my students have access to these projects and trips thanks to the kindness of anonymous donors. HONORS: Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education; Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts in Literacy, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York, NY (2007) Master of Science in Education (Childhood Education: Grades 1 - 6), Hunter College, New York, NY (2004) Bachelor of Arts in Communication, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (2000) Professional Development: -Responsive Classroom Approach Specific Classroom Management & Instructional Methods in Grades Kindergarten to Six Focus on: Morning Meeting, Rules & Logical Consequences, Guided Discovery, Academic Choice -Balanced Literacy Workshop Topics: --Reading: Non-Fiction Reading, Book Clubs, Multicultural Literature, Independent Reading Projects --Writing: Conferences and Strategy Lessons, Personal Essays, Literary Essays, Mentor & Touchstone Tests to Enhance Writer�s Craft, Edge of the Seat Fiction

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