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By Whitney Sparks
WEBSITE: Click here to read more about this bundle on my website.Great ways to use this product - Teacher Appraisal System, Sub Plans, Lesson Plan*Nonfiction Reading passages (articles) that celebrate Black History Month icons such as Stevie
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.3.2
$3.49
$2.79
15
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By Whitney Sparks
WEBSITE: Click here to read more about this bundle on my website.UPDATED: I went back to include a lesson plan, zipped file containing the lesson plan, student printables, and your mini-lesson on PPT. Obviously, resources are included as well in
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Assessment, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.3.2
$3.49
$2.79
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By Whitney Sparks
Mini-Lessons*Included New ELA TEKSGreat ways to use this product - Teacher Appraisal System, Sub Plans, Lesson PlanI 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$4.48
$3.58
15
Bundle
By Whitney Sparks
**UPDATED** I went back through and added a lesson plan format to give you some ideas on how to use this one-pager. My lesson plan is pretty open-ended. I wanted to go through every page and show you how I used it this year and how you could use
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Research
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$1.50
7
Digital Download ZIP (2.29 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
I MADE THESE EDITABLE!!!!! **UPDATED** I went back through and added a lesson plan format to give you some ideas on how to use this one-pager. My lesson plan is pretty open-ended. I wanted to go through every page and show you how I used it this
Subjects:
Science, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Rubrics, Printables
$1.50
6
Digital Download ZIP (1.96 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
Read more about this product HERE. 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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks, Handouts
CCSS:
W.2.5, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, W.3.2a, W.3.2b
$1.98
$1.58
4
Bundle
By Whitney Sparks
Please NOTE: This set is only the lesson plan and PPT. It DOES NOT include the anticipatory sets, formative assessments, summative assessments, etc. If you would like to purchase the entire package you will need to purchase the BUNDLE.**UPDATED -
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.3.2
$2.50
6
Digital Download ZIP (42.88 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
Please NOTE: This set only includes the lesson plan and PPT. It does NOT INCLUDE the resources - formative assessments, summative assessments, anticipatory sets, etc. If you want the entire package, you will need to purchase this BUNDLE.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
6
Digital Download ZIP (47.27 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
Great ways to use this product - Teacher Appraisal System, Sub Plans, Lesson PlanMini-LessonsI 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Minilessons
$4.48
$3.58
4
Bundle
By Whitney Sparks
Just in time for Christmas!I created these ELA activities for my students following our read aloud, "The Ninjabread Man" by C.J. Leigh. I will put most of these into plastic sleeves and use them as station rotations. Here is what is
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Printables
$0.99
2
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
Read this blog post for more information on my collaborative group roles product.Looking for a great, organized way to get your students to collaborate? Then you have got to check out these graphic organizers and rubrics that will help organize
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1a, SL.K.1b, SL.1.1, SL.1.1a, SL.1.1b, SL.1.1c, SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c...
$1.50
4
Digital Download PPTX (1.53 MB)
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, or
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
SL.2.1, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, SL.6.1
$1.50
4
Digital Download PPTX (7.94 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
This is a zipped file that contains Power Points inside of various folders.Read more about this lesson on my blog. Are you tired of telling your students to read quietly while you try to pull small groups? Try out this lesson.This is my all-time
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Rubrics, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.3.4a
$3.49
$2.79
1
Bundle
By Whitney Sparks
Please note - This product only contains the lesson plan and PPT. It DOES NOT include resources (formative assessment, summative assessment, anticipatory sets, etc.) or the posters. If you would like the complete package, you will need to purchase
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$2.50
1
Digital Download ZIP (24.11 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
**UPDATED: Included a short lesson plan telling how I integrate these resources into my mini-lesson.***Nonfiction task cards and reading passage celebrating Black History icons such as Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Bessie Coleman, Phillis
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.3.2
$0.99
1
Digital Download PPTX (19.24 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
Do you have a really hard time teaching main idea and summary while reading informational texts? Good! I'm not the only one. To help teach this concept better, I started looking around for graphic organizers and found out that they are really
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.3.10, RI.4.10, RI.5.10
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Digital Download DOCX (0.06 MB)
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:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$0.99
3
Digital Download PPTX (12.64 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
**UPDATED** Just in time for back to school. I put these on my INQUIRY bulletin board. I made these 8.75" by 11.25" to help the background go as close to the border as possible when printing. I hope your students enjoy these as much as my
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
5
Digital Download PPTX (2.49 MB)
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, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$0.99
2
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Whitney Sparks
**UPDATED - I included a lesson plan telling how I used each component of this resource packet.**I created this resource packet to go with the mini-lessons I created regarding the use of text features to locate information which builds
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Rubrics, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7
$0.99
1
Digital Download PPTX (10.95 MB)
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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

Yet to be added

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 at Sam Houston State University (AND) an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.

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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