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My name is Kimberly and I live in sunny San Diego, California. I previously lived in New York City where I taught ESL, first, and fifth grade. When I moved to San Diego, I taught fifth grade again, but now I am a literacy coach at a fabulous K-8th grade school. I love making interactive resources for my students! Everything in my store has been tested by them. There are worksheets, thematic units, and projects. I hope you find my resources helpful and your students enjoy them!

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My name is Kimberly and I live in sunny San Diego, California. I previously lived in New York City where I taught ESL, first, and fifth grade. When I moved to San Diego, I taught fifth grade again, but now I am a literacy coach at a fabulous K-8th grade school. I love making interactive resources for my students! Everything in my store has been tested by them. There are worksheets, thematic units, and projects. I hope you find my resources helpful and your students enjoy them!
Persuasive Writing Unit

Persuasive Writing Unit

Here is everything you need to teach persuasive writing in a fun student driven differentiated way! There is very little direct teaching involved yet students are able to produce remarkable results. The teacher acts as the facilitator and guides students’ thinking appropriately. The unit is interactive and tied to the real world. Students’ final product is a 5 paragraph essay. All files are editable! When you purchase this you will get: 1- Detailed teaching method from start to end 2- Persuasion technique practice cards 3- A sample teacher written persuasive essay 4- Persuasive techniques in the real world worksheet 5- Persuasive technique poster 6- Detailed sentence frame to help students with their writing
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Inference Task Cards

Inference Task Cards

These are 12 inference task cards with varying levels of complexity. Suggested answers are included as well to help you! Here is a breakdown of the activities: 1- 6 photographs with prompts 2- 3 very brief two - three line stories with prompts 3- Slightly more advanced text excerpts with prompts For each exercise, students must be able to point to and discuss the evidence they used.
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Transition Words Poster and Student Reference Sheet

Transition Words Poster and Student Reference Sheet

This resource includes two transition words room visuals. The first is a poster explaining what transition words are. The second includes different examples of transition words separated into categories. These can be hung on the wall or printed for students to keep in their notebooks as reference.
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1-2 Day Opinion Paragraph Writing Lesson (Great for ESL!)

1-2 Day Opinion Paragraph Writing Lesson (Great for ESL!)

This lesson was originally done with a group of high beginner-low intermediate ESL students to reinforce the opinion writing they were doing in their regular English classes. This activity can take 1-2 days depending on how much time you have with the students and if you would like to add an extension at the end where the students edit their work. The lesson (following PowerPoint) 1- Review opinion writing/hand out tips sheet 2- Show the sample opinion piece/discuss 3- Try it together (have a news article ready) 4- Students go to one of two websites (or provide news articles), choose an article, and write their piece 5- Gallery walk, peer critique, and share An extension would be to have students edit based on critique they received. Included: 1- PowerPoint 2- Opinion tips handout sheet 3- My sample opinion piece PLEASE NOTE: Having access to computers would be best!
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Subject Pronoun Worksheet Bundle of Three

Subject Pronoun Worksheet Bundle of Three

These are worksheets for beginning ESL students to practice using subject pronouns. There are three worksheets included in this pack. The first asks students to circle each pronoun in a paragraph, the second asks students to fill in sentences with the correct pronoun, and the third asks students to rewrite sentences using the best pronoun. If you want additional resources on this topic and a lesson plan, see my resource entitled "Subject Pronoun Lesson Plan and Lesson Resources".
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First Grade Help Sheet

First Grade Help Sheet

Laminate the front and back of this help sheet and have your students keep it in their notebooks or by their desks. I included a first page for students to write their names in case you want to turn it into a packet or in case you have students who tend to lose things. You can also have students write their names on them before laminating. The help sheet includes blends, digraphs, vowels, colors, months, days, and a writing checklist. This should be the first thing student reference before asking you. I hope this helps your students!
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Student Reading Levels Progress Charts (Grades 2-8)

Student Reading Levels Progress Charts (Grades 2-8)

Students love to track their own reading progress throughout the year! These graphs include beginning of the year and end of the year reading benchmarks for each grade. Specific grades are not written on the graphs, but there is a table of contents on the first page which will help you to know which graph belongs to which grade. The levels are in accordance with the newly CCSS aligned F&P levels.
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Reading Level Progress Charts

Reading Level Progress Charts

Included here are 7 different charts for students to track their growth in reading. There is a chart for each of the following grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7/8 The levels where students should start and end are highlighted and are aligned in accordance with the new Fountas and Pinnell reading goals based on the CCSS. Each graph has 12 "date" blanks for students to fill in the date.
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Grammar Task Cards

Grammar Task Cards

Included in this pack are: 1- Directions page 2- Grammar help sheets for student referral Then/Than Two/Too/To Apostrophes Capitalization They're/There/Their You're/Your It's/Its 3- 10 task cards + 2 create your own 4- 4 extension task cards where students read excerpts from books and must identify and explain the grammar rules being used. 5- Student answer sheet for regular task cards 6- Student answer sheet for extension cards 5- Teacher answer keys for both regular and extension cards These are a perfect addition to literacy stations or for "I'm done!" work. These can be laminated and used year after year. Students can either write answers in their literacy notebooks, "I'm done" notebooks, or can write the answers on the answer sheets to hand in to you.
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Accountable Talk Guide Sheet

Accountable Talk Guide Sheet

Teach students to use accountable talk in their discussions! This sheet is perfect to hang on the wall as a reminder or to keep at the front of students' binders, which is where I had my students keep theirs. I expected my ESL class to refer to use accountable talk all of the time.
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Fluency Graphs

Fluency Graphs

Here is a packet of grade specific fluency graphs. Students will have a chance to track their fluency across a span of 12 weeks. Students love to see their growth and the grade specific goals at the top of each graph help them to make sure they are on track! The last page in the document includes an ideas list.
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Student Awards

Student Awards

I hesitate to call these awards. Yes, they're awarding behavior that I've noticed, but they're not given out to fanfare. I usually put them discreetly in students' mailboxes to allow them to share as they see fit and so they know that I care and am paying attention to them personally. Each award has a box to write the specific incident(s) for which they're receiving the award. There is a blank template included in this pack as well. The awards coincide well with the Classroom Management materials that I have posted in my store. Management for me is relationship building. These awards help to do just that. There are 11 different awards included plus one blank template. 1- creativity 2- generosity 3- care 4- kind 5- helpful 6- attentive 7- always being yourself 8- perseverance 9- trying your best 10- dependable 11- going the extra mile 12- template
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Vocabulary Skills Unit Test

Vocabulary Skills Unit Test

This is a unit test that tests students on compound words, prefixes, suffixes, context clues, multiple meaning words, and homophones. I used this test for my high beginner-intermediate level ESL class, but it can be used in any classroom. A whole unit can be built around the skills tested here.
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Array City Project (allot at least 2 days)

Array City Project (allot at least 2 days)

Most of the resources that I create for the teachers I coach and for my own students are literacy based. This is what I love to teach, but here's a little math goody that students will love, especially if you have been studying arrays. My students LOVED the creativity involved and forgot they were doing math! This lesson takes at least 2 days bare minimum, maybe more if you give in class time for the project itself, which is encouraged. It starts with a read aloud, moves on to partner work, followed by the project. Teacher directions are included! PLEASE NOTE: The documents are offered in both PDF (to keep the fun fonts and formatting since I work from a Chromebook) and also Word docs. If purchased, you can download all or only the format you want.
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