Wow! How ’bout them apples? We continue to welcome milestone-achieving Teacher-Authors at a record pace. This post features eight bright and dedicated Teacher-Authors offering a full gamut of ELA resources covering spelling, reading strategies, literature, and much more. You’ll also enjoy meeting the outstanding milestone achievers featured in October Milestone Marvels: Part 1. Congratulations, Teacher-Authors — you continue to amaze us!

8 Marvelous Milestone Achievers



1. Just fabulous, Jennie Johnson in Ohio — she’s JD’s Rockin’ Readers

Try her: 1st Grade Spelling Through the Year

Her tip: “1st Grade Spelling Through the Year is a great way to differentiate your spelling tests. There are two different tests per week based on the spelling pattern students are learning. Also incorporated are sight words and dictation sentences. A must-have for the 1st grade classroom!”



2. Britnee Lesser is Miss Britnee from Oklahoma City, OK

Try her: Theme Unit for Upper Grades – Common Core Aligned

Her tip: “Theme can be a very difficult concept for students to understand. This engaging 17-page packet includes everything you need to teach theme to your upper elementary students in a fun and meaningful way.”



3. Welcome, Amanda Woollacott from Fort Wayne, Indiana — she’s A W Creations

Try her: RAPP Constructed Response Strategy Poster

Her tip: “This poster shows the steps of how to solve a constructed response question. It reminds students to RAPP by asking them to: Restate the question. Answer the question. Prove it with text. Proofread and edit.”



4. Applause for Lindsay Keegan of Pennsylvania

Try her: Main Idea and Details

Her tip: “Main idea and details can be tough for little learners. I love this pack because it’s filled with activities that will meet the needs of all your students. The catchy main idea song is really memorable for students; they’ll be singing it all year long. The fun, interactive foldable will have your students excited about finding the main idea in their favorite books and classroom texts.”



5. Bravo to Bonnie Kathryn – Kinders and Beyond

Try her: Word Work ~ CVC Bundle {Interactive Books}

Her tip: “Ways to be a fabulous teacher: 1) Stock up on chocolate. 2) Drink lots of coffee. 3) Pray. 4) Find GREAT Resources on TpT. 5) Check out my new Word Work Interactive CVC Bundle. Your kiddos will be Happy! Happy! Happy! And YOU will find a happy place.”



6. From Middletown, Rhode Island, it’s Hey Teacher – Lori Call

Try her: Kindergarten Sub Plans, A Bag of Tricks for When You Are Sick!

Her tip: “There’s nothing worse than trying to prepare lessons when you have a last-minute emergency. This sub pack will let you rest easy. Just print out the activities ahead of time, make copies, and add them to your daily routines and general substitute information folder. Many of the pages can be copied and used multiple times. This is such a time-saver for busy teachers!”



7. Sensational job, Stefanie Bruski

Try her: Quotation Mark Activities and Worksheets

Her tip: “Every child is a gift that has been entrusted into our care. We have the power to change the world one child at a time.”



8. Make way for Michelle Hudgeons from Texas

Try her: The Recess Queen {10 graphic organizers & 2 craftivities}

Her tip: “The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill is such a fun and wonderful book and is perfect for back-to-school to have discussions around recess rules, kindness/unkindness, and bullying. It’s also a great book to pull out after a long break from school for a fun reminder about how we need to treat each other. I just LOVE this book! My product includes 10 graphic organizers that are perfect for whole group or independent work, as well as two different craftivities.”


Don’t forget to check out this week’s additional milestone achievers in October Milestone Marvels: Part 1. And if you’re dealing with classroom management issues, check out our post on Classroom Challenges packed with great ideas and resources to get things running smoothly!