Teachers Pay Teachers SALE!

In honor of new resources being added and even more coming soon, the Teachers Pay Teachers store for Circulating Knowledge is having a sale! Simply visit: Circulating Knowledge TPT  The sale is happening today, January 9th, through the 11th. There are a variety of resources available with many more planned to be added in the upcoming months. The latest resource I’m especially happy with is Cognate Memory. More and more schools are adopting the ReadyGen curriculum. There are plenty of great ideas in the scaffolded strategies book however too few teachers have the time and support to create the materials necessary to make these ideas come to fruition in their classrooms. The Cognate Memory resource includes 17 games that encompass the entire 1st grade ReadyGen curriculum. Not a first grade teacher? No worries. There’s a place for the game in any grade level above 1st grade as Spanish/English cognates are helpful for all of our students to learn. Plus, who doesn’t love a good game of memory? Anyhow, just for reading, you get one of the games for free! Below you’ll find a link to the cognate memory game for Unit 1 Module A. This module uses Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon […]

ReadyGen PBA Resources for Grade 4

I’ve been working with a great colleague from my last position as a school librarian / media specialist to develop materials to assist in implementing the ReadyGen curriculum in her classroom. She teaches fourth grade; therefore, the materials linked below are to be used with ReadyGen4Unit1ModuleA in connection with the first performance-based assessment. This PBA requires students to create a biographical spotlight. The reason I decided to create these materials is because the handouts and other materials directly from the curriculum are not as student-focused as I would like. As a teacher, I want to provide my students with some excitement and drive to complete projects, assignments, and other happenings. Because of this, I find it extremely important for any paper handouts and/or projected images to connect with students in some way. I find the use of fonts, icons, and the organization of the page to be essential with this. I also want every activity related to research to include the act of citing sources. This is an essential component that is all-too-often left out yet a necessary element of being a responsible citizen. ReadyGen4Unit1ModuleA Biographical Spotlight (scientist or researcher) ReadyGen4Unit1ModuleA Biographical Spotlight (on a famous person who has made a difference) ReadyGen4Unit1ModuleA Rubric and […]

ReadyGen Support Materials

I was fortunate enough to be part of the team that assessed our options for new english language arts curriculums. ReadyGen, through Pearson, was the curriculum the team (and our administrators) decided to implement. This decision meant our classroom teachers were in for a leap from what they had become accustomed to. As with anything new, there was a great deal of work to be done within training and supporting our staff. While everyone is still working hard to make the necessary changes and find areas that need a few more resources, major strides have occurred. I wanted to share a few resources that support the learning of our 1st grade students: Arbor Day Cognate Memory Arbor Day Family Tree Bingo Please contact me if you’re interested in the creation of particular materials related to your curriculum(s) and/or grade levels. I enjoy creating fun, focused materials to support student learning. Your librarian, Katelyn