Teacher Talk’s Featured Author – Alison Monk

The Literacy Garden


Tell us about yourself.

I’m an elementary teacher who is passionate about supporting teachers like you with time-saving lessons that engage your students and are easy to implement. I love to share teaching tips to boost your confidence and grow learners. When I’m not creating resources I enjoy crafts, traveling, horseback riding, and training our Golden Retriever pup Shadow.

What is the name of your Teachers Pay Teachers store?

The Literacy Garden    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Literacy-Garden

What types of products do you sell at Teachers Pay Teachers?

I create ELA resources, book companions, morning work, and Common Core labels.

What is your favorite free product from your TpT store?

My favorite free resource has students apply close reading with nonfiction magazine-styled passages. You can grab a sample of it here:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Close-Reading-for-Elementary-Students-FREE-SAMPLE-2652544

What is your best-selling product from your TpT store?

One of my best-selling resources is Citing Text Evidence for Elementary Students. I combine high-interest short passages with underlining the evidence with crayons to make this task more engaging.


What is your favorite product from your TpT store?

One of my favorite products was developed out of a need I saw with my own elementary students. When we did research projects, they copied word for word from the text. They had no idea how to say it in their own words. So I created Paraphrasing Task Cards to teach them simple ways to say it in their own words. It’s available here:


What do you like best about The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and/or Teacher Talk?

Collaborating with other teachers who are also growing their online teacher business is the most valuable part of this group. It isn’t a competition ~ it’s a supportive network.

TpT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Literacy-Garden

Blog: https://theliteracygarden.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/literacygarden/

Email Address: theliteracygarden@gmail.com

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