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My Turn! {Special Education Blog Hop FINAL Day!}

Welp, here we are! The last day of February and my turn to spread a little Special Education love in the form of *FREEBIES!*

Today only, I am sharing not one, not two, but three fantastical freebies from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

1) Because telling time is an essential life skill!

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2) Because teaching social skills and replacement behaviors is

Just. So. Hard.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand…

3) Because spring is right around the corner!  {Praise the Lord!}

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If you download, please show me some LOVE in the form of feedback and follows.

I hope you have all had a great month and enjoyed the blog hop! So many talented teacher authors and bloggers coming together. How awesome! I have definitely gained some great ideas and resources!

Don’t forget to show love all year round.

“A friend loves at ALL times…”

(Proverbs 17:17)

Love Always,

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Teachers Pay Teachers Sale Extension!

Teachers Pay Teachers has extended the sale for one more day!  You can STILL get 28% off your purchases using the promo code HEROES.

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I hope you find something you SUPER!

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

(Luke 16:10)

Love,

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A Sitewide Sale & A New Product!

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sitewide sale called “Teachers Are Heroes!” Love it. The sale is this Wednesday, February 25. Use the promo code HEROES to receive 28% off your purchases!

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I recently added a product which I am super excited about. It’s a fluency and comprehension pack of 8 passages on a sixth grade reading level. The theme? Social Media. What could be more relevant?! It is regularly priced $5.00 but will be marked down to $4.00 during the sale, plus you can get it for an additional 8% off using the code!

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This packet contains 8 fluency passages with accompanying comprehension activities. The fluency passages range from 6.1 – 6.9 Flesch Kincaid readability levels. They are all on a sixth grade reading level. Each passage describes a different social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. They are all nonfiction informational text.

Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 8 weeks. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activities (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Sixth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I try to make my fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used and who doesn’t love social media? I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

***Make sure you teach your students about safe Internet use rules, social media etiquette and guidelines. For the majority of these sites, you need to be at least 13 years of age. You may want to get parent permission before using these materials with your students.***

Feel free to use the Q&A link on TPT for any questions you might have!

#Ireallyappreciateyourfeedbackandfollows
#Iamsohappytosharethiswithyou

“But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”

(1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22)

Love,

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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons Kindergarten Level

Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Kindergarten Level

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level is 0.0 for all passages in this packet.

This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 3 comprehension extension activities to accompany each one. The fluency passages are jam packed with sight words and also contain Kindergarten word families. All the fluency passages rhyme as well. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year. For each passage there is a color copy that you can print in color and reuse for students to read. There is also a teacher black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. It has sections to record fluency scores, rhyming identification and other notes. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

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This packet is different from the other fluency packets in several ways:

1) All the passages are on a 0.0 grade level using the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Calculator. They are not in chronological order, as with the other packets. Anything higher didn’t seem appropriate for kindergarten and first grade emergent readers. The passages do increase in the number of words throughout the packet, ranging from 29-77.

2) There are 3 correlating activities for each passage, but they follow a different format than the other packets. There is a low level page of comprehension questions, a sight word find coloring page to practice sight word identification, and a page with a higher-level thinking writing activity for day 3. The low level comprehension questions and the sight word find can be used either on day one or day two, depending on your students’ needs and your preference.

3) I’ve included the fluency file labels and progress monitoring graph for you to use if appropriate for your group of students. There is not a table of creation activity ideas, as the higher-level writing activity page is included for each passage for day 3. ***Please understand that because of the nature of kindergarten and their varying reading levels, you may need to tweak and be flexible with your utilization of these materials. You can email me at ckeimer@hotmail.com if you have questions!

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Kindergarten Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

I wanted to make this a great value for you. One fluency passage and comprehension questions is $2.00 in my store and in this bundle each passage and accompanying activities are less than $0.50 each.
If you like this, please rate me or follow me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

If you have a chance, please check out my

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for more support, ideas and *freebies*.

“Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

(Proverbs 22:6)

Take care and God bless!

Thank you!!!

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Valentine Fluency Passage, Comprehension Questions, Color by Sight Word *Giveaway!*

I recently started working on a Kindergarten fluency and comprehension reading intervention packet and here is a little snapshot.

Valentine 3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

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This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension activities and a color by sight word coloring page to accompany the text. This package includes a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. It also includes a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 0.0

*How to Use*
This was designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. It would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, color by sight word coloring page (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, first page of comprehension questions (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, second comprehension extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

You can use my fluency progress monitoring graph available for free in my store to track students’ fluency progress with this passage if appropriate for your group.

If you’ll like my Facebook Page, there is a Valentine giveaway going on now!  Check it out,  Offer ends 2/14/14 at 10pm.

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With teacher love,

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100 Facebook Followers Sale!

I started a Some Divine Intervention Facebook page a couple months ago and just recently reached 100 followers!  So I felt like that warranted a sale!  The sale runs February 8-9.  Everything in my store will be 20% off to celebrate.  Click on the banner below for the link to my store!

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And be sure to check out my Facebook page and like it so you can follow me for more freebies, giveaways, and exclusive offers!

Click on the pic below for the link to my page.

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In other (more important) news, I’ve been really trying to draw closer to God. Actually I am always trying to be closer to God, but right now I am actively seeking Him.  I love the New Living Translation of this verse:

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”

(James 4:8)

Also, this.

 “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

(1 Corinthians 10:31)

Love,

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Ckfonts {Set 4} 20 New Sweet Fonts for Teachers

Love new fonts?  I got you!  This zip file contains 20 new fonts that I made. You can use these fonts for any personal use and for resources in the classroom. You can also use these fonts in products posted for free on TPT. Please make sure the file is secured and add a link to my store:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Courtney-Keimer

Or to my blog:

http://www.somedivineintervention.wordpress.com

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And if you’d like to use them commercially in products on TPT, click on the pic for the link!

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You can use these fonts for resources in the classroom and for commercial use in products posted on TPT. Please just add a link to my store:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Courtney-Keimer

Or to my blog:

http://www.somedivineintervention.wordpress.com

And these fonts are some of my favorites.

I hope you love them!

And here is another one of my favorites.

“I see the work of Your Hands

Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God

All that You are is so overwhelming

I hear the sound of Your Voice

All at once its a gentle and thundering noise oh God

All that You are is so overwhelming

I delight myself in You

Captivated by Your beauty

I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

God, I run into Your arms

Unashamed because of mercy

I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You”

-Big Daddy Weave

Blessings,
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