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By Whitney Sparks
Howdy! I created this 5-day lesson plan on Power Point to share with my ELA team for the week that we teach the kids to read independently. I thought some of you may get some use out of it as well. I based this lesson plan off the common-core
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.3.4a
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By Whitney Sparks
My kids LOVE creating one-pagers! My goal in creating these rubrics was so that I would have all of these items on hand anytime they want to create a one-pager. In other words, these rubrics are not genre-specific or entitled to only one
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
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By Whitney Sparks
In an effort to create task cards that contain reading strategies to enhance comprehension, I created these station task cards to push my students to a higher-level of learning. I require my students to complete a summary graphic organizer before
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RI.3.7, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.2...
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By Whitney Sparks
Are you looking for a way to engage students while building relationships and a positive classroom environment through collaboration? Then these cute chevron station cards are exactly what you need! These are great for small groups, partner work,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
SL.2.1, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, SL.6.1
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By Whitney Sparks
I created these posters to go with our PRIDE theme for this school year. P=Perseverance, R=Responsibility, I=Integrity, D=Determination, E=Excellence. These are great for classroom management and behavior. I plan on referring to these one-on-one
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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By Whitney Sparks
Howdy! I created this 5-day lesson plan on Power Point to share with my ELA team for the week that we teach the kids to read independently. I thought some of you may get some use out of it as well. I based this lesson plan off the new TEKS (3.4).
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.3.4a
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By Whitney Sparks
Just in time for Christmas! I created these ELA activities for my students following our read aloud, "The Gingerbread Girl" by Lisa Campbell Ernst. I will put most of these into plastic sleeves and use them as station rotations. Here is what is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.2.2, L.3.1, L.4.1
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By Whitney Sparks
I created 8 station cards to encourage higher-level thinking and creativity. These are not write-to-learn stations but more of quick writes.These stations last me all year because the students are adding to the stations and creating something new
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.2.1f, L.2.2, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
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By Whitney Sparks
I created 5 station cards using leveled questions to encourage higher-level thinking and creativity through the use of technology, inquiry, and collaboration. One thing that I realized when teaching inquiry is that is exactly what I've been
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.2.5, W.2.6, W.3.6, W.3.7, W.4.6, W.4.7, W.5.6, W.5.7, W.6.6, W.6.7
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By Whitney Sparks
I created these classroom jobs with a chalkboard background to match my theme this year. Classroom jobs are a great way to build classroom management and a way to allow your students to take ownership within their own classroom. There are a total
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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By Whitney Sparks
I created these classroom jobs with a chalkboard background to match my theme this year. Classroom jobs are a great way to build classroom management and a way to allow your students to take ownership within their own classroom. There are a total
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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By Whitney Sparks
I love these graphic organizers! It made my life so much easier this year when teaching about watermelon stories and seed stories. My kids really enjoyed them as well. Here's what you will want to do. First of all, make your set first. So I
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.2.5, W.3.2a, W.3.2b
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By Whitney Sparks
I love these graphic organizers! It made my life so much easier this year when teaching about watermelon stories and seed stories. My kids really enjoyed them as well.Watermelon Story Graphic OrganizersHere's what you will want to do. First of all,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.2.5, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, W.3.2a, W.3.2b
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By Whitney Sparks
This bundle includes a total of 16 task cards. The 16th task card is included in the bundle. I included a description of each one below.Reading Task CardsIn an effort to create task cards that contain reading strategies to enhance comprehension, I
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9...
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By Whitney Sparks
In an effort to create task cards that contain reading strategies to enhance comprehension, I created these station task cards to push my students to a higher-level of learning. I require my students to complete a summary graphic organizer before
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.2.10, RL.3.2, RL.3.10, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.4, RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a...
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By Whitney Sparks
This bundle includes a total of 16 task cards. (The 16th task card is included in the bonus.) I included a description of each one below.Reading Task CardsIn an effort to create task cards that contain reading strategies to enhance comprehension, I
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4a, RF.4.4b, RF.5.4a, RF.5.4b, W.6.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2...
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By Whitney Sparks
Just in time for Christmas! I created these ELA activities for my students following our read aloud, "The Gingerbread Man Superhero" by Dottie Enderle. I will put most of these into plastic sleeves and use them as station rotations. Here is what
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Whitney Sparks
I created this resource packet to go with the mini-lessons I created regarding the use of text features to locate information which builds comprehension. Here is the TEKS Mini-Lesson and the Common-Core Mini-Lesson. In an effort to build rigor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
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By Whitney Sparks
I created these posters to go along with the Mini-Lessons that I created for text features. I created a mini-lesson using the TEKS and one using common-core standards. I also created a resource packet as a supplemental tool.On these posters, I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
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By Whitney Sparks
Mini-Lessons*Included New ELA TEKSI based this mini-lesson off the common core standard RI3.5 and RI3.7. I have always honed in on having the students identify text features, but when I went back and reread the standard I realized that it said use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Music K-5, 3rd Grade self-contained/departmentalized, 4th grade self-contained/departmentalized. I have also been a lead teacher for my grade level while teaching 3rd grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer keeping things simple, but also rigorous. I expect all of my kids to do their very best and want nothing less. I teach great students and love seeing them grow throughout the year. I hope these small tools that I have created on here will help you to see your children do the same.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS in Integrated Studies and I'm certified for K-8 self-contained with a specialization in Math. I am currently working on my M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a mother of 2 and a wife of over 15 years. But my greatest love is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I couldn't imagine my life without Him.

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