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A Go Figure Debut for a Teacher from Nevada Who Is New!

Natalie Trouten
Natalie is an elementary teacher from Nevada. That's Nev-a-da, not Nev-ah-da!  (Did you know that “Nevada” is Spanish for snow covered? It is also known as the "Battle Born State" because it achieved statehood during the Civil War.) She has been teaching for 12 years, and currently teaches fifth grade. She describes her teaching style as flexible differentiation.

She is married with three incredible (that's the adjective she uses) children: two boys, ages 19 and 15, and her "baby" girl who she says is 10 but is going on 16. This is her third year as a TPT seller, and she loves the new friends she has made from the TPT site, blogs and Facebook pages! When she is not teaching (or grading papers), she is usually hiding in a corner with a good book.

Natalie has 78 different resources in her Teachers Pay Teachers store, 15 of which are free. One of those free items is a set of Reading Strategy Posters to be used before, during and after reading. It is a great elementary display to remind students of reading strategies such as words with literary and informational text. It is geared for grades 1-5. I have looked at it and feel it is a quality resource worth downloading.

One of Natalie’s paid resources is a 24 page Novel Study
that will work with any novel! (I like generic resources
Paid Resource
that can be used over and over again.) You can use these novel study pages for individual work, as part of literature circles, reader’s workshop or with whole class novels. You can utilize the entire set as a packet or pick and choose what will work best with the particular novel you are using in your classroom.
  • comprehension organizers
  • vocabulary activities
  • journal assignments
  • rubrics
  • reading goals and reflections
Natalie also has a blog called It’s Elementary. I personally checked it out and found some very interesting articles. Why not take a moment and do the same thing, and while you are there become a follower?

1 comment:

Natalie Trouten said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity!