XTRA Weekly

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XTRA Weekly
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An interactive curriculum that uses current, high-interest nonfiction articles from national newspapers to engage students in reading, writing, and critical thinking. (Weekly publication resumes January 2019)
 
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By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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By XTRA Weekly
This is a growing bundle which contains all 64 lessons (32 for grades 3-5 and 32 for grades 6-8) issued during the 2018-19 school year. Lessons are delivered on or before Monday of each week, with the exception of weeks during traditional school
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.6, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.6.6, RI.8.3, W.4.1, W.6.8, W.7.8, SL.3.4, SL.4.4, L.3.4...
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By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.47 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.45 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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Digital Download ZIP (2.46 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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Digital Download ZIP (2.45 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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Digital Download ZIP (2.45 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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Digital Download ZIP (2.48 MB)
By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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By XTRA Weekly
This Sequence of Instruction and Pacing Guide is a free, companion guide for our weekly lessons which contains detailed information on their preparation and presentation. This guide offers suggestions for adjusting lessons to be completed over the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.6, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.6.6, RI.8.3, W.6.8, W.7.8, SL.3.4, SL.4.4, L.4.3a, L.4.4a...
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By XTRA Weekly
XTRA Weekly is an interactive literacy curriculum that uses current articles from a variety of national newspapers to present topics of interest that serve as a basis for activities that engage the student and encourage development of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.6, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.6.6, RI.8.3, W.4.1, W.6.8, W.7.8, SL.3.4, SL.4.4, L.4.3a...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Founder and President of XTRA Weekly (2005-Present); Developed more than 50 curriculum guides for San Diego Unified School District and the Copley Press; Editor/curriculum developer/special projects coordinator for San Diego Unified School District (1980-1992); Community & Public Relations Director/Consultant, The San Diego Union-Tribune (1996-Present); Newspaper In Education Manager for The San Diego Union-Tribune (1992-1996); Adjunct journalism instructor at San Diego State University (1980-1982)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal in working with students is to inspire them to become lifelong learners. I engage students by encouraging them to think, write, and speak critically through the use of high-interest, relevant, current news articles from Pulitzer Prize winning newspapers. Recognizing that individuals have different learning styles, I offer a variety of learning activities that students find both challenging and fun.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

San Diego Council Literacy Luminary Award (2014); California Literacy Outstanding Service Award (2003); Phi Delta Kappa Citizen of the Year (1998-99); Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award (1988)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, Journalism, San Diego State University; MS, Mass Communications, San Diego State University; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Journalism, University of Mississippi

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

NONPROFIT BOARD/COMMITTEE SERVICE (Current): University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences Junior Achievement; Classroom of the Future Foundation; San Diego Council on Literacy; Susan G. Komen San Diego

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