When We Teach

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When We Teach
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"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
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Great visual to help new readers understand dialogue! Dialogue can be tricky to notice and understand. This helpful poster helps break down the process readers will undergo when they see dialogue in their texts. Great for a Reading Workshop or
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters
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This poster has great pictures and simple explanation for the various non fiction text features young readers will encounter! This works well for day 1 of a non fiction reading unit or as a helpful guide during guided reading. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters
CCSS:
RI.1.5, RI.1.6
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Week's worth of F&P aligned guided reading lessons teaching students the non fiction text features in level H books. Also included are written activities that align to the plans! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.10
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Great & simple poster to guide young readers through the process of reading a story. It works well when teaching summarizing or when focusing on one element (setting, problem, etc). I hang mine in my Reading Workshop area and put a laminated
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.1.3
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This letter is a great way to clearly explain student book baggies they bring home each night. I usually send this home at the beginning of the year and again in January after the holiday break to re-set and clarify expectations for books brought
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts
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These handy diphthong and digraph flashcards are essential for fluent reading in K-2! This works great as a Daily 5 Center students can play with themselves or each other, as a whole group warm up before Reading Workshop, or as individual sets for
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3e, RF.1.4b
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A week's worth of Common Core aligned, guided reading plans for level J that focus on answering various inference question types. Plans are focus on cause & effect, compare & contrast, application, and explaining a process question stems.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.5, RI.1.10
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This guided reading conferring and note taking tool allows you to track & code student errors (M,S,V), take running records, note the text & level, record a compliment, and note next steps to guide students toward their next reading
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Professional Development
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By When We Teach
A week's worth of Common Core aligned, level H guided reading plans that target the features of non fiction books and the information they provide the reader! Also included are worksheet activities that align to the lessons :) This work is licensed
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.10
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A simple visual organizer for a complex topic! Main idea was always so tricky for my 1st graders so I created this umbrella visual to help them grasp the concept. The small details found in the book are recorded under the umbrella, then students
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.8
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This poster is a great visual aid to help students develop the habit of reading the pictures and words as the building blocks to inferring. My 1st graders LOVE Mo Willems and his great illustrations make it the perfect anchor chart for your
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study, Minilessons, Posters
CCSS:
RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7
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Kindergarten Guided Reading Unit for Pre-reading/Level Aa plus Word Work! 6 weeks of Guided Reading plans. Objectives: 1) Readers understand the story by looking for clues in the pictures that match the words 2) Readers understand the story by
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Guided Reading Books
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Kindergarten Guided Reading Unit - Level C and Word Work! 6 weeks of weekly lesson plans. Objectives: 1) Readers infer by reading the words and asking “what does the book tell me and what schema can I add?” 2) Readers understand WHY characters say
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
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Great poster to have up at your Guided Reading table or laminated in students' folder or on the U-table! It reminds students of all the basic story elements great readers think about every time they read. I have mine taped down on the U table for a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Posters, Literature Circles
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These questions are perfect to ask during your Guided Reading conferring groups. They are designed to hit STEP 1-7 (Fountas & Pinnell levels A-K) bottomlines and are categorized by fiction and non fiction question types. I keep mine tucked into
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7
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Perfect guided reading visual anchor to help guide students through the process of using events to infer why characters say and do certain things in the text. This anchor will serve as the backbone to your mini-lesson think aloud! Hang in your
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
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CCSS RL has students using proper fluency while reading complex texts. And we all know that fluency is the bridge from decoding to comprehension so we can't ignore it! This chart clearly outlines the different inflections students make with
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Phonics, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
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Do you have small group instruction in your classroom? Are you in the process of planning how it will run? Or have you implemented it and need some troubleshooting ideas? This guide will help you set, structure, and iterate the small group rotation
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Outlines, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
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Kindergarten Guided Reading Unit - Level D and Word Work! Unit focus on inferential and critical thinking. Lessons for 7 weeks. Objectives: 1) Readers infer about characters by noticing the words/pictures and adding their own schema 2) Readers will
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
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The perfect process poster to use for your character perspective mini-lesson! Sentence starters help students to articulate their thinking. Great poster to put in your guided reading area!
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Literature Circles
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for 8 years and I love it! I've taught 6 years of CTT 1st grade and 2 years in Kindergarten. Spring 2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Performance Honor Roll member. I'm a trained Common Core curriculum author and all posted material is aligned to new, rigorous CCSS!

MY TEACHING STYLE

CTT, RTI, Common Core Curriculum Author

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Teaching, Honor Roll - Spring 2014

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B.A. Wake Forest University M.S. Long Island University

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I love to teach, learn, run, explore, and have fun! My previous elementary school was named one of NYC's top 5 elementary schools and my current school was also given an "A" rating by NYC schools department!

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