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Comprehensive Titanic Unit: A variety of differentiated learning activities for students of all ages. Students will examine the history, victims/...
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This 100+ page student packet bundle provides students with a variety of information and activities that help to introduce them to the skills nec...
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This is a fun activity to incorporate into an essay writing unit. In this activity, students go on a scavenger hunt after reviewing all of the in...
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The variety of activities included in this file allow students to analyze the major and minor characters within the novel and/or movie, The Boy i...
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This lesson plan is designed to help high school learners write effective essays. If you are a new teacher, or perhaps an experienced teacher loo...
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This bundle includes everything you need to teach your students how to write an effective essay. The various activities can be used for beginner,...
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This unit plan is designed to help beginner essay writers how to effective essays. As this is a time when students are first introduced to essays...
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This mini-book is a great addition to any English Language Arts classroom, and suitable for a variety of levels. Students no longer have an excus...
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This outline is designed to help teachers organize effective inquiry-based classroom debates. The outline gives students a step-by-step outline o...
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This mini-book is a great addition to any English Language Arts classroom, and suitable for a variety of levels. Students no longer have an excus...
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Have you ever wanted to be a part of ABC’s Shark Tank, or CBC’s Dragons' Den? Well, you now have your shot! You will participate in an invent...
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This activity is helpful when preparing students for an upcoming job and/or mock interview. a) Students watch a variety of YouTube videos as ex...
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Comprehensive unit on Paul Zindel's classic adolescent novel, "The Pigman". This file includes: -Chapter 1 and 2 (Vocabulary and Questions) -Cha...
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This 75+ page bundle includes a variety of short story activities that can be used for a short story unit. Depending on academic ability, the sto...
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This mini-book is a great addition to an essay writing unit! Are you tired of making extra copies of essay writing notes, organizers, and writing...
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This is a useful project for students in a business class, or any other subject area where simple math skills, or real-life examples are needed. ...
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Nobody said essay writing was easy, but it can be fun! Integrate these essay writing games as a engaging way for students to learn the various pa...
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This is a newspaper project that allows students to be creative in creating their own newspaper. This can be done as an individual writing unit, ...
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This bundle includes a variety of handouts, activities, and supplemental resources that can be used to create, or add to an existing unit on Amer...
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Depending on academic ability, the stories can be used for middle and high school years. - Short Story Notes (gives history of the short story ...
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Emily S. re: Career Readiness Resources (application, resume, cover letter, interview, etc.)
What is the order in which you complete this project? Thanks!
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, there! The resources can be used in whatever order (just depends on what you are looking for). I would start out using the career research project and then go from there. I usually do a lesson or two on interviews (using those YouTube videos and worksheets). Depending on the time of year, you can incorporate one of those holiday-themed projects. Maybe it will work out to complete the Easter project? I will have a closer look through the bundle and create a 'suggested use' template. I will upload this to the bundle in the next day or two. Hopefully that will help!
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Emily S. re: Classroom Creative Invention Project (explore, plan, design, create!)
What is the order in which you complete this project? Thanks!
April 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Good morning I just purchased and downloaded your pinterest character activity and I can not wait to assign it..however i was wondering how do the students create a pinterest account?
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
They don't actually create an account for this activity (although I suppose you could to make it more interactive!) The printout of the Pinterest profile is all they need to get started!
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Melinda M. re: Career Readiness Resources (application, resume, cover letter, interview, etc.)
Hi! I've been reading the great reviews and am very excited! I teach 8th grade Career Orientation in a high need district. This subject area, especially resume writting is hard for them to grasp and me to explain, since they have very little job experience except maybe lawn care and babysitting. I didn't see the age groups the commenting teachers worked with. My question is this appropriate for 8th graders?
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, there! I use this with grade 9 students, so I would say that it would be appropriate for grade 8 students. The holiday-themed activities especially, as they cater more to that level. Hope that answers your questions!
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Thought you'd like to know you are featured on the front page of TPT at this moment:-) Best, Ellen
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Presto Plans
Presto Plans  (TpT Seller)
Hey! I think I missed the boat on the TpT Secondary sale promotion on Facebook. I love the superman image you guys used!!! Just curious how you all got together on that? I don't want to miss the chance next time :)
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Brooke R. re: Pinterest Character Profile (short story, novel, play, or movie)
I see that you create interactive products. I want to use interactive notebooks in my ninth grade ELA classroom, but I am still unsure, even after all the reading I have done on this topic. Maybe you could share a bit of wisdom with one who wants to incorporate the ISN into the class. Brooke R.
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi again, Brooke! Unfortunately ISN are new to me as well. I have been pinning a lot of ideas on Pinterest. That's a great place to start to see examples interactive notebooks in action!
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Brooke R. re: September Journal Writing Prompts Booklet: Grades 5-10 (25 prompts in total)
What makes these journals INTERACTIVE?
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Brooke:

While this can just be printed out and given to students as a journal, the "interactive" part comes out as teachers can upload the document to a blog and have the students type out their responses directly in the designated section via a computer. This is especially helpful if you have the program to change PDF files into Word files.
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Essay Writing Mini-Book (foldable, printable, fun-filled resource!)
This looks good, but on the sample page I've found an error. You say to write in 3rd person point of view, but then your sample sentence right below it is written in 2nd person point of view (using the word "you."). I think that would be confusing to my students.
January 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for pointing this out! I will make the change and upload a new file shortly. It will flash in the 'my purchases' section when a new file has been added.
January 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Lisa Anderson again! I also purchased the Invention Expo Project, and again, I can't open most of the documents.

Lisa Anderson
January 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Lisa! Got your other message. Email me at theclassroomsparrow@hotmail.com
January 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello,

I just purchased your career job application packet, and I can only open a few of the documents. Is there anyway you can email me the packet?
Lisa Anderson
January 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Yes for sure! Do you have Adobe? I am wondering if that's the issue? Email me at theclassroomsparrow@hotmail.com.
January 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

One Teacher's Adventures
One Teacher's Adventures  (TpT Seller) re: Comprehensive Short Story Unit
Hi,

Did you intend to include copies of each story in this package? I also purchased you other short story unit, and the text is included for that one. The text is not included in this. I assumed the stories themselves would be part of the unit. Your activities are great, where can I access the text?
December 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Diane! Including these texts in the second product has been something I have been meaning to do. I am heading to the school tomorrow, so I will scan them in and update the file.

If you send me an email at theclassroomsparrow@hotmail.com, I can let you know when I have added them in!
December 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Silvia Garay Sanchez  (TpT Seller) re: Essay Writing Mini-Book (foldable, printable, fun-filled resource!)
This looks great. Is it suppose to be free? The title and cover say free, but there is a price of $3.75.
December 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
I was in the middle of making some changes, and forgot to change a few things in the title! Sorry about that!
December 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Shannon Roy  (TpT Seller) re: Comprehensive Short Story Unit
Curious...How are the two units different? Can they be used together or are they for different grades?
October 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, there! They could easily be used for the same grade. A few of the intro activities are the same, but the stories are different in each unit.

This one would be applicable for grades 7-9:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehensive-Short-Story-Unit-upper-middle-and-high-school-years-438282

This one would be applicable for grades 9-10:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehensive-Short-Story-Unit-331594

Hope this helps!!
October 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Open Classroom
Open Classroom  (TpT Seller)
Ok, so now Pinterest has guidelines for the new board--no paid product pins just freebies and blog posts, resources, tips, websites, etc. I would even pin the freebies in moderation (1 to 5). Sorry for the confusion--they said nothing of this in their original email. Still a great opportunity...

Amanda
September 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Amanda! :)

I will check out that board, and add some freebies!
September 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Open Classroom
Open Classroom  (TpT Seller)
Hi there!

As you may know, Pinterest has recently started a board called Teachers on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/teachers/). Once limited to the primary grades, Pinterest added a board dedicated to High School English and they have been kind enough to let me invite others to this board. Would you like to pin to this board? If so, follow me on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/openclass/) and I’ll add you to the board. Pinterest didn’t offer any pinning guidelines, except for detailed descriptions but I think a good rule of thumb for the board is to pin one paid product to one (or more!) helpful or free products.

This is a great opportunity for the high school sellers!

Amanda (Open Classroom)
September 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Essay Writing Scavenger Hunt (Learn how to write an essay!)
Hi, when I clicked on "download preview," I noticed that the title of the scavenger hunt said "Resume Scavenger Hunt". I thought this was and Essay Scavenger Hunt...if so, I'd really like to buy it.

Please advise so I know if I want to purchase or not.
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Oh shoot...my error! It should read "essay scavenger hunt". I will change that. Thank you for letting me know!
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Innovative Teacher
Innovative Teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hello Classroom Sparrow,
I started a thread where you can offer a sneak peek of the products that you are putting up for sale. Click on the link to add your sneak peek! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25116
August 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Innovative Teacher
Innovative Teacher  (TpT Seller)
Hello Classroom Sparrow,
I started a thread where you can offer a sneak peek of the products that you are putting up for sale. Click on the link to add your sneak peek! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25116
August 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Danielle Knight
Danielle Knight   (TpT Seller)
Looks great!!!!!!
July 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
It does !! :) Are you okay if I mention on Facebook that you created it for me?
July 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sarah H.
Hi! I purchased the short stories comprehension unit which is awesome! However, the Charles story by Shirley Jackson is missing a page. I believe it's missing page 3... the story does not make sense after page 2 and I cannot find the second STOP part
July 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, there! My apologies. I am wondering if I skipped a page? I uploaded a new copy of the story, and located the 3rd "stop" according to the outline, so I am hoping it's good to go now! Download the new version under your purchases! Thanks for letting me know - if you experience any other problems send me an email at theclassroomsparrow@hotmail.com.
July 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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serafina chinappi  (TpT Seller) re: Monthly Budget Project: Personal Finance, Budgeting, and Planning!
What resources would the student need? Is this project doable for the student without internet access? I work in a secure facility with limited resources. I am able to look up some information for the students, but can't spend too much time doing this for all students.
June 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Serafina! I just had a quick look through the assignment. All of the information is provided for the students except for the rental option section as well as the loan furnishing section. When I do this with my students, I print out 3 separate rental options and give them flyers to look for the prices of the loan furnishings. You could also give them a set cost for each of those sections, and have them work out the rest. Hope that answers your question!
July 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Janette Wilcken  (TpT Seller)
Hi. I am a follower of yours, and I just have a couple of questions about a few of your products. If you have a minute, would you please email me? Then I will email you back with my questions.

janettewilcken@gmail.com

Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.
Janette :)
June 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Sent you an email! :)
June 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
A collaboration sounds great . . . My wife is developing our "blog" this summer, and, perhaps, we can link and drive traffic to each other's pages. Stay in touch.

Dave
June 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
Shey,

You rock . . . And not just because you're Canadian!!!

Have a great summer, and to quote John Green, "Don't forget to be awesome!"

Dave
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Have a great summer as well! :) Perhaps we can collaborate in the fall sometime (I do not currently have a blog, but maybe I will get organized and get one up and running for Aug/Sept!)
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sparrow,

What did I do to deserve your thanks?

Dave
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
I just thought it was nice to give those who you feel helped you a shout out on the forum! I still feel like I am new here (even though it's been 3 years), so I was glad I was able to help you out!

Shey
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
Congrats to YOU!!!! Well earned success. Have a great week.

Peace,

Dave
June 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
You too, Dave! Thanks!
June 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
Congrats on making the TpT Newsletter!!! Did you see any noticeable increase in traffic and/or purchases?
June 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Thank-you! It was a GREAT surprise this morning! So far, I've gained about 20 new followers. My sales doubled (maybe even tripled) for a typical Sunday - I'd say that's pretty good considering many teachers are out. Good luck on your sales!
June 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Common Core Cooperative
Common Core Cooperative  (TpT Seller)
Hi TCS,

May I use your feedback "testimonial" on my website? It'll highlight your rating/comment on the Of Mice and Men Character Analysis template and include an active link to your TpT store.

Dave

Dave
May 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Sounds great, Dave! :)
May 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Comprehensive Short Story Unit (upper middle and high school years)
could you use this in a 40 minute period? one short story and have students do a written response? thanks
May 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Laurie! Yes, definitely!
May 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Tiffany Teaches
Tiffany Teaches  (TpT Seller) re: Student Reading Passport
Excited to use this next year! Thanks, I am your newest follower :)
May 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Excellent! Thanks for the feedback, Tiffany! Off to check out your store :)
May 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Juggling ELA
Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller)
Wow thank you for catching my mistake. It's now corrected.
May 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
No problem :)
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Comprehensive Short Story Unit (upper middle and high school years)
I purchased this also and do not have the short stories either! thanks
April 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Kristi:

I just scanned in all of the short stories. If you go to the "MY TPT" tab, then click on 'my purchases' you should see a flashing icon under the short story unit. Click on there to see the revised file!
April 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Rachel Lynette  (TpT Seller) re: Student Reading Passport
I came across your reading passport and was going to pin it for my followers, but then I noticed the grade range. I really don't think this is appropriate for primary and you have it down to kindergarten. I realize it is editable, but you'd have totally redo it for the younger grades. JMO, of course.
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Rachel. I will change that!
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Comprehensive Short Story Unit (upper middle and high school years)
I just purchased your unit, but where are the short stories. Thank you.
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Hi there, the unit only includes questions for the stories. I can however scan and email them to you. Send me your email address and I will get those scanned for you tomorrow. I will have a look and see if I can find them online as well.
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Pigman Unit & Lesson Plan Activities
Does this packet include answer sheets for easy grading?
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, I did not make an answer sheet for this unit.
March 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Natasha Dines  (TpT Seller) re: Essay Writing: Expository Assignment
Hi, When I try to view the preview I receive a message stating that the file is corrupted. I would love to see the preview so is there anything you can check / suggest I do?

Kind regards,

Natasha
March 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know, Natasha. I will looking to that right now! I uploaded a new preview...hope that works!!
March 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
Love your material. One more follower here :-)
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
Awe, thank-you!! :)
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Julie Beyer  (TpT Seller) re: Facebook Character Activity (NEW Timeline Version)
Is your Timeline facebook template editable in the document, or is it meant for people to fill in by hand?
November 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
It is meant to be filled in by hand.
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Amy C. re: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (character analysis & movie questions)
Do you have the answers to the movie questions for the Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
November 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Classroom Sparrow
The Classroom Sparrow  (TpT Seller)
No, sorry I do not.
November 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Thank you for visiting my store on Teachers Pay Teachers! Most of my products are focused around middle and high school years, but you will find a few products for elementary years as well. The majority of my products are centered around English Language Arts, but I also have a variety of lesson activities focused around other subjects as well. I also have a lot of FREE items that I hope you would find useful in your classroom! I first became a buyer on TPT, and have been a seller for over 3 years now.

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I am currently enrolled in a graduate program with the intention of graduating with a Master's in guidance and counselling by 2015. I will be starting my 6th year of teaching in the fall of 2013.

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My favorite things to teach are English and History!