We’re thrilled to have 18 amazing milestone achievers this week! Hats off to the group of nine exceptional Teacher-Authors right here who have worked hard to reach these milestones. They have wonderful resources to share that will help students explore poetry, literature, math skills, and more. Additionally, head over to Out of This World October Milestones: Part 1 to learn about more incredible milestone achievers. Spectacular, everyone!

9 Out of This World Milestone Achievers 


Leslie Ann

1. Hello, Alabama’s Leslie Ann Rowland — Leslie Ann

Try her: Character Comprehension-Passages for Teaching Character Traits

Her tip: “Pay attention to the little details! Sometimes adding a shadow feature or finding the *perfect* font makes a product pop!”



2. Kudos to Cassie in Utah — she runs Create-Abilities

Try her: Text Dependent Question Stems! Close Reading, Literature Circles and More! CCSS!

Her tip: “Getting students back into the text can be challenging! Use these text-dependent question stems to help you form questions that require your students to dive into the text to find the answers! The stems are broken up by standard so you can make sure you’re hitting everything your students need to know!”



3. First Grade is Fantabulous — thanks, Tanya Holk from Poughkeepsie, NY 

Try her: November Busy Work Pack for First Graders

Her tip: “Busy Work Packs are perfect for busy 1st grade teachers and their students. When you have to assess students one at a time for benchmarks, report cards, or progress monitoring, Busy Work Packs will keep the rest of your kiddos engaged in independent work. November will be here before you know it, so pick it up now!”



4. Way to go, Rachel Brindle in Chatsworth, GA — she’s Tucker’s Mama

Try her: Rounding Math Centers 3rd Grade Common Core

Her tip: “Rounding with visuals… Great for all learners.”



5. Applause for Shelly Rees in Pennsylvania

Try her: Figurative Language Unit: Simile, Alliteration, Personification, More!

Her tip: “Figurative language can be a difficult concept. From foldables to posters to center games, this large packet has everything you need to teach figurative language in a fun and meaningful way for your students. Even better, it’s aligned to the Common Core Standards and includes Common Core and I Can Posters!”



6. Just fantastic, Jane Feener of Canada

Try her: Interactive Math Journal for Operations

Her tip: “I love creating interactive journals, lap books, and note takers for my students to use. They make learning engaging and fun and act as a reference tool that students can refer to all year long. Try it — you will love it!”



7. Excellent work, Erin Lane from California

Try her: Poetry Unit: Writer’s Workshop Bundle!

Her tip: “Teaching poetry can be FUN and EASY when you use interactive graphic organizers and provide students with concrete examples!”



8. Bravo to Jill Bell from Canada’s Northwest Territories

Try her: Sight Words Interactive Notebook: Dolch Pre-Primer List

Her tip: “I created this product to keep my students’ sight word activities all together in one place. Instead of piles of loose papers, they would have a handy reference notebook with all their words. My favorite part of this product is the ‘Read it!’ section. I feel it’s important to teach sight words in context. Having students read and then write sentences with their words helps makes their learning more relevant.”



9. Let’s hear it for the Flubber Gals — they run It All Started With Flubber

Try their: Literature Circles – Complete Plans for Pick of the Litter

Their tip: “Promote a greater ‘depth of knowledge’ (DOK) in your comprehension lessons by going beyond simple recall questions. Our comprehension resources can help your students learn to cite text evidence and delve deeper into their thinking! Our store specializes in many resources to support your Journeys 2014 program — plus, we offer many other materials to engage your students and enhance learning in your classroom! Come by and visit us soon!”


Incredible job by these nine out of this world milestone achievers. Don’t forget to take a look at nine more milestone achievers in the sister post: Out of This World October Milestones: Part 1.