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Waves: Light and Sound is a Next Generation Science standards unit that blends reading, writing, and hands on experiments so that the students can learn the following standards: 1-PS4-1. Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that
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This Next Generation Science unit combines Common Core Reading Informational Text and Writing standards with the Earth's Place in the Universe Next Generation Science Standards. Students will learn information on the sun, moon, earth, and stars,
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This complete integrated first grade science and literacy unit is based on the Next Generation Science Standard for Structure, Function, and Information Processing (specifically dealing with plants). It covers the following: Big
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A common core close reading unit that targets reading and writing standards around the social studies concepts of citizenship: rules, rights, laws, and responsibilities. I open my year with this unit because it addresses all three text types:
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This Common Core mentor text writing unit teaches student 6 different ways to write conclusions and end their writing with variety. Each way is detailed out in a week long sequence that has students connect topic/story to concluding sentence and
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This Common Core mentor text writing unit teaches student 8 different ways to write introductions and start their stories with voice. Each way is detailed out in a week long sequence that has students connect topic/story to introduction sentence
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Opinion Writing unit: This common core opinion writing teaches kids to begin to cite an article when writing an opinion piece. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each prompt. I use this with my second graders and advanced
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This Next Generation Science Unit focusing on Structure, Function, and Information Processing also addresses Common Core reading and writing skills for informative/explanatory reading and writing. The unit covers the following NGSS standards: 1 -
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First grade map skills unit (great for second grade too) that also practices common core reading and writing skills. This unit also has projects that include art and map making. The unit is organized around a shared reading wall story (narrative
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This life long ago close reading unit based on common core reading informational text and informational and opinion writing is based on the social studies concepts of how people lived in the past. This is a unit that combines reading informational
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Opinion Writing unit: This common core opinion writing teaches kids to read articles (written as mentor texts) and then form an opinion. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each prompt. I use this with my first graders and
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This first grade math vocabulary poster set focuses on math tools and vocabulary words used in common core. If you use Engage New York (or Eureka) you will love this set. Also included are small student cards. The set contains vocabulary on the
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This is a differentiated phonics unit that contains 9 differentiated oo stories for kids to highlight/circle spelling patterns, 5 sorts, fill in sentences, trace, write, read, test, a pre/post test, 3 differentiated mini-books, word cards, and a
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This is an American Symbols, Landmarks, and Heroes close reading common core informational text unit focusing on first grade social studies themes. American symbols, Presidents, and The White House are all presented in article form. Each topic has
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Common Core writing made easy with this interactive writing notebook that covers all three text types opinion writing, informative writing, and narrative writing. The notebook breaks down each text type into simple, understandable pieces. Students
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Differentiated phonics practice for long vowel words with magic e. This unit includes 12 passages - 2 for each vowel. I use these during Daily 5 word work, small group for differentiation, and whole class to build fluency. They can also be used as
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This Duck For President common core reading literature unit includes vocabulary, fluency, comprehension (inferential and text-based) questions, mentor text sentences CCSS language standards, retell frames, summarizing, opinion writing, narrative
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This unit includes vocabulary, fluency, comprehension (inferential and text-based) questions, mentor text sentences CCSS language standards, retell frames, summarizing, opinion writing, narrative writing, and a rubric. It supports Common Core
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This pig unit features original annotated articles on pigs, a pre/post assessment on information, a glossary, comprehension questions, grammar taught through mentor sentences, common core writing built in that includes informative and opinion
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Over 90 different CCSS 1.OA problems that cover the K-2 common core problem types, result unknown, change unknown, start unknown, and comparison problems. This unit covers addition and subtraction up to 20. Each problem type is labeled to make it
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 20 years. I am Nationally Board Certified teacher, certified in 2001 and renewed in 2011. I currently teach first grade and have been doing so for 17 years. I love teaching and sharing!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a collaborative, student-centered approach, with a strong emphasis on differentiation. I believe that excitement for learning is contagious!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am Nationally Board Certified 2001 and 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a BCLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

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I am a mom, wife, avid runner, and novice surfer:). Visit my blog http://commoncorecollaboration.blogspot.com/

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