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Ms LB
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"The person who can make hard things easy is the educator" - Ralph Waldo Emerson".
 
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Poetry Boot Camp is a fun way to go over some of the basic terms you use during a Poetry Unit. It is a basic note taking session, but the teacher...
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A NEW 100 POINTS PROJECT! My students enjoy having choices in their assignments. When doing a book project I like to give them just that. The 1...
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Take your pick allows students to select which activites they complete about the book they selected. It is recommended that students work on the ...
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This mini-book project/activity asks students to use quotes and information from the novel or story to draw a character from the story. Teaching ...
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This is a project for use after a classroom works with Lois Lowry's, The Giver. Students will work together to create a quilt sharing informatio...
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Looking for a simple way to change up your book reports? Try having your students create the movie for the book. Students will still work with wr...
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For this project students rewrite a story using poetry. After students have learned about Poetry and different forms of it I discuss how many wri...
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Looking for a way to assess if students know they 8 Parts of speech and how to locate them in their own writing? Use any writing they are doing a...
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Students will create a poster about a novel they have read. This project requires stduents to create at least 9 squares that cover different par...
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As part of teaching research skills as well as a way to incorporate news events that we do not get out of our book, I created the Birthday Projec...
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During students study of biography they will create a timeline that not only show thier subjects important events but also show their own history...
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Have your students grade the book they just read. For the report card students give the author a grade on: characters, plot, setting, themes, an...
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As an assessment for the different parts of the novel including plot and conflict I have my students make a soundtrack for a movie? With the rate...
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For this book report students put the basic elements of their novels (plot, setting, static & dynamic characters, conflict etc.) on a Magic Book....
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This is a short(14 question) introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare. The answers can all be found on the websites listed on th...
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As a way to refresh my students minds about the 8 Parts of Speech I had them write down examples of each on a post-it note and place on the corre...
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Teach reading and writing? Get a sneak peak at the start of the year of your student's feelings and concerns about these two things as well as a ...
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This printable bookmark is meant to give readers some reminders and assignments about vocabulary, word choice and quotes. Activities are given fo...
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The Feelings Chart is a chart for students to record the different moments in a text when they experience emotion and than reflect on them after ...
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I bought your Poetry Boot Camp, and I love the content, but see a few typos. An example is "to" instead of "two". Do you have an updated file? I wanted to check in before I submit my final rating. Thanks!
August 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I found the two/to mistake and will correct it, but I will not be able to do so until this weekend. Thanks for the heads up. That file is the updated one and I thought I had fixed that a long long time ago. Wondering now if I have the updated file on my back up drive.
August 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello, Thank you for the quick response. My email is smpascucci@henrico.k12.va.us
Thanks again. This is in reference to the ..And the winner is..."
Sandy
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I sent the file to your email. Thanks again, LB
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: And the Winner Is..Movie Book Report/Project
Hello, I just bought the .."And the Winner is" book report. I think it is very creative, however, I noticed some spelling errors. Can you either fix the spelling errors so I can download it with no errors or email it to me in a different program so I can fix the mistakes myself? Otherwise, I will have to retype the entire project and I coud've just done that on my own to begin with. Errors: 1. There needs to be a comma after "For your project, " 2. There needs to be a comma after "After you create your movie, " 3. "For there movies" should be written- For their movies 4. "from your movie " should be written "for your movie" 5. "Draw, cup, and paste" should be written: Draw, cut and paste 6. "and include who write the book" should be written: and include who wrote the book Please let me know what you decide to do - either email it to me in a program where I could fix it or fix the changes. I really do not want to leave poor feedback. Thanks so much!
Sandy
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for letting me know. The file you downloaded was in fact the wrong file. I had no idea from my thumbnails that the correct one was not in use. The fixes you mentioned were all corrected (as well as a few things about graphic novels and animated films based on my students feedback and work) before I placed this up a few years ago and clearly the wrong file got added. I have corrected the problem and switched the font to make sure it was correct in the thumbnails. I can email the correct Pdf if you can not download it from TPT. I am not sure if you can without paying for it again and I do not want that to happen. I would just need a correct mail. Thanks again.
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. Here are a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products. A

Create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers even if that resource is only one page long. You are competing with over 32,000 sellers so you want your products to stand out. You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. (How do use this? Why? Etc.) List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product.

Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Here is how you do that. Use the insert and go to the right. You should see symbols there. Insert the copyright symbol, your name and date. It should look something like this: © V. Rauch (Scipi), 2011 Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages.

It is important that we see what others are doing; so, feel free to look at any or all of my freebies listed below to gather some ideas.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Trash-to-Treasure-FREE-Activities-Lessons-Using-Recycled-Items

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dots-Fun-for-Everyone-FREE-Activities-Game-that-Uses-Dominoes

Check out the Sellers Forum under Communication on your dashboard page. There are tons of ideas and helpful suggestions given by TPT veterans. The best of luck as you sell on TPT!
February 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 100 Points Book Project
i purchased the 100 points book project, however, i cannot open the file. It says that it needs to be repaired!
December 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Happytoshare
Happytoshare  (TpT Seller) re: 100 Points Book Project
Hi,
I purchased this resource, but it only included projects up to the 40 points. How can I access the rest of the document?
Thank you,
Altheasroom@aol.com
October 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
The project only has projects that go up to 40 points. The goal for the students is to do enough work to equal 100 points. So you got the whole thing if you has projects for 5,10, 20, 30 & 40 points. They pick a variety and earn the 100 points as a total. I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I have been without a computer and internet for over a week.
October 25, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

Happytoshare
Happytoshare  (TpT Seller) re: 100 Points Book Project
Hi,
I purchased this resource, but it only included projects up to the 40 points. How can I access the rest of the document?
Thank you,
Altheasroom@aol.com
October 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Kristie Mahar Ortiz  (TpT Seller) re: 100 Points Book Project
I love this project. I teach in an open school environment and this allows students to choose books of their choice and to earn points with valuable lesson objectives. Thanks so much!!
May 25, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much ! I like how it works with different levels
May 25, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 100 Points Book Project
I'll be starting The Lightning Thief soon with my 7th graders, and your 100 Points Project sounds like it will work great as their final assessment. Thanks for posting! Below you mentioned that you were going to try to come up with rubrics ... are these available as well?
April 11, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I created a first draft but they were not what I wanted. I do not plan on working on new ones until summer sorry
April 11, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Laura, I'm not sure if the email I sent you went through because I wasn't logged in. Anyway, I am looking for a creative teacher to make lesson plans for my book: "The Junto Racing to the Bell." I want to be able to offer teachers the option of using the book in class. You can see reviews on the book at:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0557054699/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

You can go to the website: JamilJamil.com and see information about the book, more reviews, and information about me, as well as an excerpt from the book. I can send you the book and you can then determine what you would charge me. You can reach me at my email address: roncostello@drexel.edu Thank you. / Ron Costello
November 19, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Laura, I recently wrote a book of fiction which I believe is valuable to classroom teachers, fifth grade through 12th. You can see reviews and other information about the book, "The Junto Racing to the Bell." My question: Would you be interested in giving me a price for you to do lesson plans and your 100 point lesson? Thank you. Ron Costello / JamilJamil@post.com (www.jamiljamil.com)
November 15, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
Are you asking for me to write lesson plans for your book? I might be interested in that. I have no idea what I would ask for that as I am not sure 100% what you are looking for. Please explain what you would be wanting
November 18, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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I teach at a Catholic school on the southwest side. I've spent the last few years teaching the lower grades, this is my first in 6th.

Kudos again on the creative project, my students really enjoyed it and the finished products are wonderful.

It was great to connect with you again. I'm glad you're doing well.

Jaime
April 1, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
glad you ae doing well. 6th is fun.. I love my 8th graders too...something about the personality of middle school. anyhow I am on facebook look me up if you are.
April 3, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Laura...what a small world?!?!? We were Sig Kaps together at EC. I'm also a teacher (6th grade) and tried (and loved) your 100 Points project. I actually came back on this site to see if there was a rubric and noticed that you were the author. How are you? I hope life has been treating you well :)

Jaime (Whooley) Bardachowski
April 1, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I am good. I am glad you liked the 100 point thing. I can not find the rubrics I made...but I am planning on creating new ones...All I did was develop a generic one for each level and write notes to the kids explaining why I took off points. Where are you teaching>
April 1, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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FYI: there are typos in your introduction:

Seller's Description

Students will read a biography and create a time line with 3 tiers: One with events form thier own life, one with events form thier subjects life and one with US & World Events. Students will take notes in the boo Detailed product description >
March 15, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
thanks
March 15, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

Mrs Barney Reads
Mrs Barney Reads  (TpT Seller) re: 100 Points Book Project
I think this is a great idea. Do you ever let students attempt more than 100 points total? I was not thinking of bonus points necessarily, but more like insurance if they didn't earn full points on a particular task.
February 24, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I do allow bonus point work. I divide the bouns points they earn by 5 (it has been awhile but that sounds right) and add it into therei grade. Several students use this at the end of the trimester to boost thiere grades.
February 24, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Do you have a list of the books that were used in the project?
January 31, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I allowed my stduents to use almost any biography tey choose, but I did try to steer them to books that were at the correct reading level.
January 31, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Laura Klein  (TpT Seller)
I had a question about your 100 point project, which I love. Did you create rubrics for each task or did you do an overall grade? Thanks for your help.
December 5, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I did create seperate rubrics for each seperate item...I need to recreate them because they got erased form my school computer before I saved them to my files. I found that my students liked seeing why I picked the grade I gave..also I saved them and cut and pasted them so each student had an individualized grade sheet in the end...Hopefully I will get around to recreating the rubrics. I have not sued the project in the last 2 years because of others things I tried out.
December 6, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
How exciting... a little girl! Congratulations. Glad you're happy and found your calling. It sure makes working a lot easier when you love what you do. Good luck to you!
September 15, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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I was in Califormia for awhile but missed the midwest. I am now the gifted facilitator for District 33 in West Chicago. I do have a son and he is making me a grandma in November! Yikes...

I love your 100 Point Project and am planning on using it with my sixth grade gifted readers. I'll bet you are an awesome teacher!
September 13, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I made my parents grandparents 2 years ago My daughter Sophie is the light of my life. I currently live in Batavia quite near West Chicago. I love teaching and I wrote a play for this school year.
September 13, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi Laura!
Are you the same Laura that went to DuJardin? I think I was your fifth grade teacher there. I am not surprised you are teaching Language Arts. I remember you being a gifted writer and reader.
Jan Ciampi
September 10, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
Ms LB
Ms LB  (TpT Seller)
I am the same Laura. WOW!! The last I had heard you had moved away from Illinois. I hope you and your family are well. (I am pretty sure you had a son!) Laura Budde
September 13, 2008 Report inappropriate comment

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Jean Potter  (TpT Seller)
I am working on a curriculum project and need some help. It is quite long and involved and I am wondering if you may be able to help. My email address is Potterf@aol.com
Hpe to hear from you.

Jean Potter
August 6, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach in a Middle School in Glendale Heights, Illinois. I have worked with students from all ability levels and ethnic backgrounds. For the last 4 years I have been working with 8th graders only teaching English and Social Studies. I created and taught an Introduction to Speech and Drama class as well. During my teaching I have worked with many different styles of teaching and had my schedule for teaching change often. Currently I teach 2 sections of ELA (English and Social Studies content combined) 2 hour long classes and 2 half hour classes (one a study hall and one a book club for reading) I also direct the school plays and musicals having put up successful productions of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Krazy Kamp and This is a Test. I also lead the Drama Club in fun Improv games and drama exercises each week. Recently the students performed a play I wrote for them, Caffeine Chaos.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Carefree and fun. I like to offer my students options whenever possible for projects. While I find quality tools in my textbooks I tend to veer away from the book often. I am working on having a much more student-center classroom. My students make a lot of the choices about what they learn. This year my English classes are using workshop time daily. I have an openng activity, a mini-lesson and than workshop time. Students are learning alot about time management during this time. I am getting a lot of time to work with small groups and re-teaching loops.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Having my students put so much work into the play I wrote for them was the best honor I could have recieved. The Chocolate Moon Goddess Cafe is my shining star teacher moment. Each year I run the cafe for one day and one day only..it is a special poetry reading day that I have got nothing, but amazing feedback on form students and staff.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Elementary Education from Elmhurst College (2000), with endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science and Middle School. I have a Master's in English Studies also from Elmhurst College (2004). I take part in at least one workshop each year outside of my district in order to experience what is new in the world of education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love creating new ideas and plans for my students. I think the best thing I can do is learn from them so I often am asking them about how they learn and what they would like to do before creating lessons.