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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.10
$5.00
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By Valerie Miller
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,
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.1.7, RI.1.10, W.1.2
$6.00
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
213
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$6.00
297
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3
$4.00
204
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.3.6, RI.3.9, W.1.1, W.2.1, W.3.1
$4.00
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$4.00
81
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By Valerie Miller
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 -
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
110
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By Valerie Miller
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:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.10, W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.6...
$6.00
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.1.10, W.1.1, W.1.2
$7.00
52
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By Valerie Miller
The Tiny Seed 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 writing, and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
33
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
46
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By Valerie Miller
This Martin Luther King Jr. unit focuses on close reading, comprehension, learning text features and informational and opinion writing projects. The unit includes: *Six Page Student book that highlights: table of contents, bolded words, italics,
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, W.1.1, W.1.2
$4.00
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By Valerie Miller
Spring Informative/Explanatory Writing unit: This common core writing unit teaches kids to begin to use mentor (paired) texts and gives you the option to teach them to cite an article when writing an informative piece. There are 4 prompts and week
Subjects:
Writing, Valentine's Day, Black History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.2.2
$4.00
29
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By Valerie Miller
Opinion Writing unit: This common core opinion writing teaches kids to begin to use mentor texts and gives you the option to teach them to cite an article when writing an opinion piece. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each
Subjects:
Writing, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.2.1
$4.00
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By Valerie Miller
Informative (expository) reading and writing using mentor texts: This common core informative writing teaches kids to begin to cite textual evidence by using 4 "mentor" text articles. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$4.00
25
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By Valerie Miller
Informative (expository) compare and contrast writing using mentor texts: This common core informative writing teaches kids to begin to compare and contrast There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each prompt. I use this with my
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.5, RI.2.9, RI.3.9, W.2.2, W.3.2
$4.00
37
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By Valerie Miller
Opinion Writing unit: This common core opinion writing teaches kids to begin to use mentor texts and gives you the option to teach them to cite an article when writing an opinion piece. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each
Subjects:
Writing, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Homework, Printables
$4.00
36
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, L.1.1f
$12.00
47
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By Valerie Miller
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
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters
$4.00
60
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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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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

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