Saturday, July 15, 2017

Small-Group Reading

Link to download resource:

Link to download reading conference form:

I created this resource today. DRAFT is lightly stamped on several pages. I still need to proofread it for mistakes a couple of times and add in a couple of forms. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. I hope you made it home safely. I had to take a detour on my way home and spend a couple hours with my grand baby. I'm pretty sure he missed me. :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thank You!

I believe that I have uploaded everything as promised. Please let me know if I have forgotten something or if you can't find something. Tomorrow is an all-day session, so there will be more information coming soon. Also, thank you for taking the time to fill out the evaluations. I always anxiously await the data from SDE. I hope to see you next year! It's always such an inspiring week. See you tomorrow or see you soon! Stay in touch. :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sample Schedule

Parts of Speech -- Question/Answer PowerPoints

Link to download parts of speech lessons:
Link to download writing PowerPoints:

Science and Social Studies are Reading Too

I am reposting this to make it easier to find. For some reason, the link didn't seem to be working. Let me know if you have questions. 

Directions for Guess the Covered Word

Link to Engineering Draft:

Mini-Lesson Ideas:

Social Studies Trade Books:

Science Picture Books:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Las Vegas Conference

Thank you for coming to one or  more of my sessions today. I hope you were able to get some ideas to use in your classroom that are high impact yet require little preparation.

I believe I have everything posted, but I don't want you spending tons of time trying to find something. Time is a limited resource and you are in VEGAS! I hope you are finding some time for fun. Simply e-mail me what you're looking for, and I'll send the direct link to you. My email is:

Some of my favorite places in Vegas are:  M & M Store, Coca-Cola Store, and the Cheesecake Factory. If I have time, I love to eat at In-and-Out Burger too, but it requires a taxi. :) Enjoy yourself while you're here, and thanks again for coming! :)

Download Common Core Checklists for FREE :)

Making 10s Card Trick with 10 Frame Cards

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Plan Lessons and Collect Data

Easily collect data with this quick-check form. As for the planning template, I don't fill it out for my lessons anymore. However, it IS the process I go through while teaching. So many assessment strategies work for any lesson such as fist-to-five, four corners, and entrance/exit slips. We are constantly adjusting instruction based on how well students are learning. You can highlight groups on the appropriate quick-check form.
This is the format I use to teach, but if you check my lesson plans, you won't see it all written out. There is just not enough time in the day. 
I wrote on online class that explains the planning template in detail. It will be available for one college credit beginning in September. You can take it now for PD hours. Here's the link if you want to know more about that class:…/differentiated-assessment-strategie….
Link to FREE download of the Word document so you can revise it:

Writing Lessons:

Writing Mini-Lessons: Parts of Speech Power Points:  ...