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This 50+ page Out of the Dust resource packet combines study guide and discussion questions, graphic organizers, vocabulary, projects, writing as...
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Give your students an opportunity for critical thinking, reading, and writing. Offer "point-counterpoint" style debate articles for their consid...
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Thanks for checking out my best selling literature unit!!!!! Science Fiction is one of my favorite units to teach. It gives each of us a chance...
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“Baseball Literacy” is a resource binder – a reference source of baseball-related activities, lesson plans, links, and more. It includes ...
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American history is filled with momentous events that bring us both pride and guilt. America's westward expansion is one such example that often ...
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This packet contains 4 quizzes and a test about Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. All of them have answer keys. At the end of the ...
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Whirligig is a challenging young-adult novel by Newbery Award-winning author, Paul Fleischman. It provides material for great conversations with...
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160 + pages of grammar, usage, proofreading, word study, and more... That includes prefixes and suffixes, spelling, crossword puzzles, and quite...
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The collection of World History word searches covers a variety of people, places, ideas, and events throughout history. There are word searches ...
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Are you planning a read-aloud, literature circle, author study, or other class unit based on Betty G. Birney's Humphrey series? If so, these res...
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As the culmination of a prefix unit, students become experts on a particular prefix and create their own "prefix poems." While this assignment h...
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The Folktale Genre Study is a combination of many different teaching resources. It includes unit objectives, classic folktales (mostly Asian), or...
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The materials in this packet were developed to help students read their text more closely. This contains several sets of parallel or opposing pa...
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Earth Day Wordplay Fun and Resources provides some fun printable word activities and an extensive and organized resource list. There are more th...
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This is an eclectic compilation of my best poetry materials for use during National Poetry Month or any other time of year. It is not a unit p...
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The Ancient Greece packet contains a variety of materials. Although not a stand-alone unit, it is intended to supplement and complement the reso...
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Today's "plugged in" students learn differently than those of years ago. This unit provides the information and structure to help them underst...
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The Ancient Egypt resource packet has a little bit of everything. There are notes and vocabulary, skill worksheets and quizzes,readings, word pl...
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A genre study of movie reviews is a versatile and exciting unit. It works well on its own or as part of a larger unit on nonfiction or persuasive...
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As the school year winds down, students become restless. Summer is so close that they're thinking about it, but they need to be productive in sc...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fifteen years of teaching experience: Middle School: --5th grade Humanities (English/History combination) --6th grade English --7th-8th grade Creative Writing --8th grade Language Arts (held this position for 8 years) High School: --9th grade World History --10th grade American History --11th-12th grade: Sociology and Minorities --9th grade English --10th grade English I have worked with homogeneous and heterogeneous groupings, which gave me experience with a wide range of student abilities. I have also worked in public and independent schools, in both co-ed and single gender classrooms. I also do contract work as a scorer of standardized tests.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I tend to be structured and challenging, but very caring and real. I adapt my pedagogy and curriculum to meet the changing needs of my students from year to year. I do my best to keep a sense of humor and create a fun learning community.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I served as a curriculum mapping leader in middle school Language Arts. I was on building cabinet. I took part in a two year literacy partnership with the Center for English Learning and Achievement at SUNY Albany. I have had the privilege of taking part in some great summer professional development programs. Some of these were: the Favorite Poems Project at Boston University, National Endowment for the Humanities Socratic Ethics Seminar at Williams College, Hudson Valley Writing Project at SUNY New Paltz, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities American Constitutional Law Seminar at Monmouth College. I have had personal essays published and have read some on the radio.I also published a feature article in a teaching publication and an academic article in an English journal.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, University of Pennsylvania (English/History) MA, University of Michigan (Education/Curriculum Development)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an avid reader and do my best to keep up-to-date on changes in educational policy and best teaching practices. I consider myself a "work in progress" and genuinely appreciate the feedback and encouragement that other educators have offered me on this site.