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Point of View definitions are included for FIRST PERSON, THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT, and THIRD PERSON LIMITED. Students use these definitions to cr...
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This one-page "Narrative Writing Outline" helps students brainstorm and organize their ideas before writing their own fictional or personal narra...
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This 2-page Point of View Quiz (includes Answer Key) assesses students' knowledge of the three types of point of view (POV): first person, omnis...
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Students will enjoy learning about the U.S. Constitution when completing this creative and illustrative project (check out Preview). This 12-pag...
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This is a creative unit/student project (30 pages attached) to teach with the novel Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, which emphasizes character anal...
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This Student Application is designed for the first day of school to get to know your students (I also sell a "First Day - Writing a Resume" activ...
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This 26-page Civil War Packet is designed to help students learn about the American Civil War through class work and homework assignments. (I als...
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On this one-page worksheet (sample KEY provided), students match 12 themes given (in first column) to a character(s) in a STORY, NOVEL, OR MOVIE....
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Students revise a partner's narrative or their own narrative using this "Narrative Writing Revision Worksheet." Students are asked to do locate ...
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Students work in groups to create a newspaper of multiple different articles about the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incans. For example, a Mayan newspape...
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This two-sided worksheet (answer key provided) challenges students to identify important Renaissance figures and their accomplishments, including...
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Use this 2-page worksheet to teach the main rules of writing dialogue in a story. Each rule has examples and practice correcting dialogue. Then...
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This was one of the most SUCCESSFUL activities I've ever done! I had students work in groups of 3-5 and gave them the worksheet attached with 33...
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This 15-question "World Geography Scavenger Hunt" can be used as an introduction to world geography or as a filler activity. Students may use th...
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In this 30-page attachment, you will receive a student class work and homework packet on Europe 1300-1600 (World Geography), which includes note ...
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Students will enjoy reading the novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman. Here you will find a chapter-by-chapter standards-based notes packet that g...
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Use the attached "Constitution" study guide, quiz, and test (with ANSWER KEYS) to assess your students' knowledgy of the United States Constituti...
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Introduce the Great Awakening to your students using this card sort activity and worksheet (with answer key provided). Students learn the cause ...
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Students research and take notes on the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incans. Students may use this chart or fold a lar...
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Students research, take notes on, map, and draw details from Lewis and Clark's Expedition. Then, as Lewis or Clark, students write a first perso...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching grades 7 and 8 Language Arts and Social Studies at De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts in Ventura, California since 2001. I have also briefly taught high school ESL (grades 9-12), and I spent one month teaching English in Moscow, Russia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My class mission statement is: To build a community of students who embrace the process of learning…who are eager to learn, enjoy the act of learning, and feel success for what they have learned. I try to make learning fun through cooperative group work, hands-on projects, and creative writing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

On September 7, 2011, I received the honor of "Teacher of the Month" (nominated by my principal through the Ventura Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation). I was given certificates from the senator, house of representatives, and county representatives along with several generous gifts from community organizations. I have also been serving as the department chair and English Language Arts District Liaison since 2003. I have also served as a Mentor to first and second year teachers. I have also had the responsibility as Technology Peer Coach and GATE Liaison.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with a BA in English and Art supplementary authorization. I received my teaching credential there as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my students, I love teaching, and my goal is to make learning fun for all!