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NEW AND IMPROVED--easier to read, better pictures, and better format! This is a set of CSI case files built around fairy tales. There are six d...
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This kit contains: â�¢ 70 short passages which allow students to practice figuring out tone and mood words using context clues. â...
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This center includes three activites that help students sort and learn tone and mood words. It is perfect for middle school reading EOG review.
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Find the Main Idea Directions: Cut each paragraph apart. Have students find what they think is the main idea. As an extension activity, after...
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This is a super fun interactive unit where students are using critical thinking skills to see if they might survive the zombies just knocking at ...
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This contains a main idea bingo game. You read the hillarious and hair raising passages about zombies and the students pick the square that show ...
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Use gross clues to guess gross things while practicing your inferencing skills. This can be played as a board game, with partners, the cards can ...
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Students will use this activity to find the main idea, the details and pick out the one sentence that does not belong. This includes 28 short pa...
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This is a collection of graphic organizers which focus on the skill of summarizing. They are designed to work with fiction and non fiction and a...
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Following the bookmark checklist, students will sort sentences based on whether they are fact or opinion. Great EOG test prep and small group wo...
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If frustrated students just longing to be able to cite sources correctly are constantly begging you for help, this might just be the resource for...
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Fluency is the ability to read words with "automaticity". This is a big word which really means, I can read the words without stopping and sound...
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Fluency is often forgotten but essential component to overall reading comprehension—even in middle school. The problem is there are only a han...
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This contains flip cards which explain the three types of author's purpose. It also has 20 examples where students can read and decide which was...
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This set of 60 mood and tone words can be used as a word wall and a small group activity. These are good words for EOG/EOC prep for 8th-11th gra...
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This flexible activity can be used for small group work or centers. It includes figurative languate terms, defintions and examples. Great EOG r...
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Here it is.... the long awaited sequel to my popular CSI case files. Students can practice their inferencing skills as they unwrap the who done i...
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This is a great activity to introduce the various fiction genres. Have students sort words and pictures into their respective genres and then di...
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This packet includes a student and teacher booklet, with step by step instructions. Fully aligned with the common core it includes USING EVIDENCE...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching various students, various subjects, at various levels (preschool to college) for the last ten years. During those ten years, I have completed two masters programs, American Studies and Reading Education, my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Urban Literacy, and have received the honor of becoming National Board Certified. I am currently certified in Reading K-12, language arts 6-8, social studies 6-8 and even family and consumer studies. Currently I am a professor, helping pre-service teachers learn to love teaching, just as I have. I may not always know what I am talking about but I try to find people who do. All the ideas I put on this site are research based and work to help your students become authentically motivated to succeed. Any corrections are always appreciated, ideas are solicited, and compliments are greatly rewarded.

MY TEACHING STYLE

“Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.” ― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Presented at the Ireland International Conference on Education, Spring 2013 *Participated in the Reading and Writing *Institutes at Columbia University two years *National Board Certified in language arts * Presented at the State Reading Conference, March 2010 * Presented at the Spring Literacy Meeting, hosted by Dr. Medina and Dr. Taylor. * Presented at the NCETA Drive-In Conference, October 2009 * I also grade California writing tests for The Educational * Participated in the MET school assessment program * Presented at ALER

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergrad- Business, University of North Texas Masters- American Studies, Penn State Second masters-- Reading and literacy instruction, University of North Carolina PhD Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

* Created a mentor program at which paired volunteers and struggling readers to read together. * Created the T-shirt Scholarship fund which was used to allow all students to attend the 8th grade trip. * Initiated the Scholars Breakfast which provided free breakfast and literacy tutoring to deserving students. * Tutored children with ADHD to help with their organizational and test taking skills. * Tutored struggling readers and writers at the elementary level. *Worked as a literacy facilitator for Freedom School