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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.

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Full time teacher since 2003. I specialize in fun readings and worksheets.
English Pronouns Flashcards: Subject, Object and Possessive 32 Cards
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English Pronouns Flashcards: Subject, Object and Possessive 32 Cards

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This 8-Page File includes: ~ 32 Flash cards for the English subject, object and possessive pronouns. Each pronoun is featured in a different color for clarification. ~Also includes the plural you (you all) variants as well as a gender neutral option of ‘they/them’ Activity ideas: Students can put these flashcards facedown and pick one up and make a sentence with it. Also great for visual display!
Greta Thunberg Biography of Climate Activist
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Greta Thunberg Biography of Climate Activist

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A biography of Greta Thunberg, the teenage Climate Activist from Sweden. It talks about her early life, activism and travels. Includes a lot of environmental vocabulary. Includes six comprehension questions based on the biography. Answer key included. Ideal for Earth Day and Women’s history month!
Passive Voice Worksheet in English: ELA / ESL / EFL
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Passive Voice Worksheet in English: ELA / ESL / EFL

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This worksheet includes 15 in the blank sentences for students to practice the passive voice. Includes both regular and irregular past participles. Example sentences: Anna … … by Ricardo. (greet) The eggs … … by them for breakfast. (eat) Level: Intermediate Editable Word file. Answer key included.
English Past Tense Reading: What did you do yesterday? (ESL/ELL/EFL)
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English Past Tense Reading: What did you do yesterday? (ESL/ELL/EFL)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A fun reading where four young people discuss what they did yesterday using the simple past tense. Includes lots of vocabulary for: family, hobbies, school subjects etc. ~A worksheet based on the reading with short answer questions, an info gap section and a short writing assignment. ~Answer key. Great to review regular and irregular simple past tense forms. Activity idea: have students circle all the simple past tense verb forms they find in the reading. Have students read this together and then tell each other what they did yesterday.
Day of the Dead Cultural Reading - Día de los Muertos (In English)
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Day of the Dead Cultural Reading - Día de los Muertos (In English)

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This 3-page file includes: ~An English language cultural reading that explains the significance and meaning of the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. It includes a short glossary of specialized Spanish vocabulary. ~A worksheet with 8 reading comprehension questions. ~Answer key. Vocabulary includes: copal ofrendas cempasúchil calaveritas Great for hispanic heritage!
Martin Luther King Jr. Biography: MLK Day / Black History Month
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Martin Luther King Jr. Biography: MLK Day / Black History Month

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This 3-page file includes: ~A short biography on the life and times of the famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. It discusses his early life, marriage, university studies, civil rights activism as well as his death and legacy. ~The second page includes 9 reading comprehension questions in Spanish based on the reading. ~Answer Key. Ideal for Black History month, and MLK Day! Editable word file.
Gauchos and Yerba Mate Cultural Reading (In English)
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Gauchos and Yerba Mate Cultural Reading (In English)

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This English language reading is about the south American traditions of gauchos and the taking of yerba mate. Spanish vocabulary is introduced at the top with English translations. The reading is followed by a true false reading comprehension section.
TOP 15 English Beginner Readings at 50% off! (ESL/EFL)
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TOP 15 English Beginner Readings at 50% off! (ESL/EFL)

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This BIG Reading Bundle includes my TOP 15 English readings at 50% off! Includes the following readings: My pets My family My favorite subjects My favorite sports My hobbies Chores around the House The weather in my city My favorite foods My new neighbour (question words) Daily Routines Who should Maria date? (Hobbies/Activities) My best friend Celine In the City Describing People My school subjects + Worksheet Readings ALL in present tense. Each reading includes comprehension questions and an answer key. Level: Beginner
My Typical Day Beginner Reading/Telling Time/Hobbies: ESL / EFL / ELL (SUB PLAN)
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My Typical Day Beginner Reading/Telling Time/Hobbies: ESL / EFL / ELL (SUB PLAN)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A beginner level reading in which a 15-year-old high school student describes his daily routine with exact times including all of his extracurricular activities. The reading includes six comprehension questions. ~Answer key ~A worksheet for students to complete about their own schedule to finish in class or for homework. Editable word file.
La Catrina: Cultural Reading on Famous Mexican Skeleton (English Version)
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La Catrina: Cultural Reading on Famous Mexican Skeleton (English Version)

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This 3-page file includes: ~A 1.5 page cultural reading is on the history of La Catrina, the famous Mexican image of a female skeleton often associated with Day of the Dead celebrated on November 1 and 2 every year. This reading discusses the history behind this image including its Aztec origins, as well as its popular incarnations by the artists José Guadalupe Posada (1910) and Diego Rivera (1947). ~6 reading comprehension questions based on the reading. ~Answer key. Ideal for Hispanic heritage or beginner Spanish students for a cultural component to class! NOTE: This reading is in English, I also offer a similar reading in Spanish in my store.
Día de los Reyes: Three Kings Day (English Version) SUB PLAN
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Día de los Reyes: Three Kings Day (English Version) SUB PLAN

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This cultural reading is on Three Kings Day or Día de los Reyes. It discusses its history and origins, how it is celebrated in Mexico with gift giving and the special food which are prepared for this day including Rosca de Reyes. The reading includes 8 true/false reading comprehension questions. Answer key included.
History of the Christmas Tree Reading
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History of the Christmas Tree Reading

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A cultural reading on the history of the Christmas tree from its roots as a German tradition in the 16th century to today. Also discussed is how it was popularized in the Victorian Era in the UK and finally brought to the US in the 19th century. Includes 8 short answer reading comprehension questions. Answer key Included
Visiting Stores Around Town Reading: ESL / EFL / ELL
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Visiting Stores Around Town Reading: ESL / EFL / ELL

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In this reading three people visit various stores around the city to run errands: bank, park, bakery, butcher, restaurant, hospital, pharmacy etc. Includes 8 true/false reading comprehension questions. Level: Beginner Answer key included.
Passive Voice Reading in English : ESL / EFL / ELL / ELA (SUB PLAN)
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Passive Voice Reading in English : ESL / EFL / ELL / ELA (SUB PLAN)

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This English language reading shows students the passive voice in context! It includes three news articles from a fictitious newspaper. Each article features examples of the passive voice. The reading includes 7 reading comprehension questions. Example sentences: ~A famous painting by Picasso was stolen last night… ~An old church in England was destroyed… ~ Some men were detained yesterday at JFK airport … Activity idea: after reading, have students underline all the passive construction they find and then create their own short news article using the passive voice! Level: Intermediate Editable word file. Answer key included.