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Gigantic Holiday Giveaway!!!

It’s the Holiday Season!  Enter to win a $500 Cash prize (to be paid out through PayPal) plus a bonus $100 TPT gift card!  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Click on the Rafflecopter link up in the profile to enter up to 60+ times! 🤩 The contest runs from November 30th through December 8th, 2019. The winner will be announced on December 10th! Please read all of the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter.

Best of luck!

Denise, There’s NO Crying in Teaching

TpT Sale: February 26 & 27

Visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store to receive 20% off plus use the code:  TICKTOCK at check-out for an extra 5% — totalling 25% off all products in my store There’s No Crying in Teaching.

I have created a variety of K-5 literacy products and recently started a new line of ELL – Picture Card products for your second language learners, all on sale starting Tuesday, February 26th.  Happy Shopping, Denise



TpT is Having a Sale!

Taco bout a Cinco de Mayo celebration! (1)

There’s NO Crying in Teaching is taking part in Teacher’s Pay Teachers Back to School Sale.  During the sale on August 1st and 2nd, all my products will be 20% off.  Use TpT code FRESHSTARTBTS for an additional 5%.  Can’t beat that!

You will find plenty of BTS necessities including:

Cactus Back to School Postcards

Class Schedule Cards

Top 10 BTS Edition

BTS Community Building Activity

and so much more!!!

While you are there, download my latest freebie:  Capitalization and Punctuation Posters!

Don’t forget to leave feedback on paid products to earn TpT credits toward future purchases!! 🙂 Denise

Early Reader Books for Older Students

Preview for In the Ocean Early Reader

When I started teaching, I had big dreams of having deep conversations about chapter books like Shiloh, Tuck Everlasting, and The Island of the Blue Dolphin.  I’m lucky enough to have some book clubs and those dreamed of conversations.  My favorite book being Number the Stars, btw.

What I didn’t dream about and wasn’t prepared for was the number of students who could not read at grade level.  They didn’t talk about that in undergrad classes!

This year, I had 4 students who couldn’t pass BAS Level A in August. That’s the most ever in one class. I struggled to find books that were low level but not insulting to the age of my students.

Finally, I decided on rainy days this summer, I would create my own series of nonfiction early readers with real photographs that would be interesting and more importantly, not insulting, to the nine and ten year old who struggle to read even the most basic sight words.

I finished the first 5 early readers ($1.25 each) and they are available on my TpT page.  For a limited time, you can get all 5 books here for just $4.50 — I would love some feedback, too.

🙂 Denise