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The Hunger Games Novel Teaching Unit Bundle with Lessons Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Digital Download (Newly Updated!) ...
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Creative activities and project ideas for any novel, story, or unit in history. Newly updated with rubrics & additional activities and handou...
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Catching Fire Teaching Unit - aligned to the Common Core State Standards This is an entire unit for teaching the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzann...
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Poetry Resources for Reading, Writing, and Understanding Poetry, Volume 1 (
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Argument Writing Common Core-Aligned for Grades 6-12 Students won't struggle writing an argument with my infographics, organizers, outline, and ...
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Instead of simply reading your rules to the students on the first day back to school, let them find the answers to their most common questions. ...
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" lessons, tests, and activities from Tracee Orman. RECENTLY UPDATED TO INCLUDE EVEN MORE MATERIALS! If you have purchase...
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Use popular boy band One Direction's songs "One Thing" and "What Makes You Beautiful" to teach and practice figurative language, sound devices, a...
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Using Humor to Teach the Importance of English Class Presentation and Handouts (Newly Updated!) Most students zone out when it comes to learning...
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63 Classroom Signs/Posters Quotes, Character Ed, Sports {B/W & Color} for a total of 126 posters! This package contains 63 different posters...
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Poetry Terms Bookmarks: Remind students of the most common poetry terms with these handy bookmarks. Terms include: alliteration, hyperbole, metap...
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Hi, I just ordered Funky Frames: Get Your Groove On and I want to make a word document. I've never used anything like this before. How do I get the text in the center? I get how to layer it on a new document, but I can't figure out how to get the text on it. Can you help me?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! I have a free download that explains it with example pictures: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-To-Use-Frames-Text-in-Microsoft-Word-165157

I hope that helps!
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I have to make a lesson plan for 9 - 12 from a chapter about naval aviation. Can you help me?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
The best way to learn is to do it yourself. :) There are plenty of great books and resources online on how to plan lessons for reading content. (Have you taken a "Content Area Reading" course? If not, you should.)
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Buyer
Hello! I just purchased the Mockingjay unit and it said there was an answer key included for the worksheets. I have went through all the documents and there is no answer sheets provided for the discussion questions, quizzes, and vocabulary. I look forward to using the material, but I purchased this so I could already have an answer key. Please advise what I need to do.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
They are in the teacher's key folder. :)
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Leslie L. re: "Hunger Games" Figurative Language Lesson Activity Worksheet
I downloaded this product with the full package, under the assumption it was NOT included. Well come to find out it IS included. I understand there is a NO refunds policy however, it states very clearly this is an add on and then bam you get it with the full download. Please advise as to what my options are.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Leslie - You can submit a ticket for a refund for duplicate purchase. I just revised the bundle and thought I listed it as just being in the student survival guide rather than a separate file. I'm sorry - my mistake! They will refund your money for it. -Tracee
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Reach High
Reach High  (TpT Seller)
Yep. It's OK as I worked it out. Thanks.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Great!
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Reach High
Reach High  (TpT Seller)
Thanks Tracee. I forgot to say that the ideal materials would be self-access rather than teacher-led as learners will be using these outside of lessons rather than me delivering sessions. Thanks for your clarification - it's much appreciated.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
No problem - not sure if my answer helps you at all, though. :)
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Reach High
Reach High  (TpT Seller) re: Argument Writing Student Guide Common Core Grades 6-12
I'm interested in your essay-writing resources but I can't figure out the difference between them all. I'm basically looking for something that takes the from total ignorance of essay structure to mastery. Can you please advise? Thanks.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Reach High - Thanks for your interest. The Argument Writing Student Guide is just a student handout with how to write an argument, starting with the claim and finding support for it. The Argument pack includes the guide, worksheets as they go through the process, a presentation, and rubrics for grading. My final argument pack (for grades 9-10) includes everything plus the PARCC alignment, which breaks down the standards for the essay-writing section of the PARCC test.

If you are looking for a general writing pack, I would suggest Secondary Solutions' Essay Architect, which may be more what you are looking for. It covers all of the different types of writing, whereas mine is focusing on just the argument.

Hope that helps!
-Tracee

Links to the other two argument packs:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Argument-Writing-Common-Core-Grades-6-12-803863

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Argument-Writing-Rubrics-Common-CorePARCC-Grades-9-10-804006
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Awesome Fifth Graders
Awesome Fifth Graders  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee,

Yes, that helps a lot. Thank you for the information!

Inez
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
You are very welcome! :)
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Edward G.
How do I open the answer key?

Thanks,
Coach Garcia
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Coach Garcia - I'm not sure which product you are referring to (it does not show up). I don't have any locked files, so perhaps it did not download all the way? Wish I could be more help. -Tracee
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Awesome Fifth Graders
Awesome Fifth Graders  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee,

I have a question about creating novel units, or any product that involves using a particular novel. Do you have to get permission from the author before creating products around their book?

Thank you,
Inez
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Inez - You do not have to get permission for creating teaching materials for a book because it is a transformative product. Although, you should always credit/cite the author and publisher within your unit. You cannot use any images from the book without permission, however. And you can only quote a small percentage of the book (the exact percentage is disputed, but to be safe, I would keep it under 5%). I hope that helps! -Tracee
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Mr Clark
Mr Clark  (TpT Seller)
Tracee,
I came across this new site geared towards coaching, fitness and workouts and wanted to share. Looks like it will have a lot of opportunities for PE teachers, Coaches, Personal Trainers, Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts when it launches. Take a look when you get a chance and feel free to share with whoever you want. www.buyandsellworkouts.com
Thanks,
Adam
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks.
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REBECCA W.
Hi Tracee,

I bought your TKONLG lessons. Normally I upload the handouts/lessons I use in class on my school website. I was wondering if I could upload the handouts you created. I would not upload everything, just the few handouts that I plan on using.

My school website is: http://chs-aps-nm.schoolloop.com/MrsWallace


Thanks for considering my request.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Rebecca - Thanks so much for your purchase. Unfortunately, the files themselves cannot be posted online. Numerous PDF sharing sites pick up these files in a heartbeat then sell them on their own sites. I wish that wasn't the case, but it is. In order to maintain the integrity of the file and copyright, I can't grant permission. I hope you understand. -Tracee
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I just purchased your common core ELA 7th grade checklist package. I can not find the basic checklist pages in the package. It's shown in the thumbnails of the preview.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi - thanks so much for your purchase. I'm not sure which one you are referring to but I think you mean the list format. That group of checklists begins on page 30. The other group of checklists begins on page 37. I hope that helps! -Tracee
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Lindsay W.
Do you have a unit for Insurgent? I loved your Divergent unit and am going to use Insurgent next with my RtI Reading Lab students.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lindsay - I don't. Sorry! Thanks for your interest. -Tracee
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H FUCHIGAMI DAY K.
Hi Tracee,

I'd like to order the HG, Catching Fire, and MockingJay bundle. The cds were available a minute ago but are now listed as sold out. I don't want to have to search for pieces. I'd like to just buy everything you have for these three books in one swoop...advice?

Thanks!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your interest. Unfortunately, I have discontinued my CD sales. The CDs were able to fit all the large files that do not fit in the digital downloads. For example, my Hunger Games and Catching Fire units do not include the presentations because those files alone are close to 100MB. Each of the digital units has a list of what it includes and what is sold separately. Thanks so much for your interest! (P.S. I recommend only purchasing the digital and just adding the presentations and book vs. movie files. I think you'll find the digital download contains plenty and you won't need any other add-ons.) -Tracee
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Crissy M.
Hi Tracee,
Love your products! I have a quick question. I just bought Poetry Bundles 1 & 2. I was looking at the preview and it mentioned that other resources are on the cd. I can't find the cd version. Am I missing something by only having the digital downloads?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Crissy - Sorry for the confusion! I discontinued selling CDs. Everything from the CDs is currently available as digital downloads now. If you have vol. 1 & 2, then the only products you don't have that were on the CD are the two that are too large to bundle:
Write Like Poets presentation and The War Poets presentation

Both are very large and wouldn't fit in either bundle. The links are below (sorry they aren't live!).

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Like-Poets-Teach-Your-Students-to-Write-Presentation-PPT-124711

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-War-Poems-and-Poets-Presentation-Handouts-450077

In addition, I am compiling a vol. 3 (I love poetry!). So some of my most recent poetry activities will be included in that bundle. Here is a link to all my poetry resources, sorted by most recent:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman/Category/Poetry/Order:Most-Recently-Posted

Thanks so much for your interest! You can find additional ideas/articles on both my blogs: www.traceeorman.com and www.hungergameslessons.com
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Victoria S.
Mrs. Oraman,

I absolutely LOVE the argument bundle I bought from you. I was wondering if you were going to make any other bundles like that for the different writing styles?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much, Victoria! Yes, I am definitely working on them. They aren't complete or where I am ready to post them, but they are a spring break priority! :) -Tracee
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Sarah T.
Hi Tracee!
I just purchased the Hunger Games unit and LOVE it! I'm hoping to go through it soon and pick out the best activities for my class. I was going to send it off to the print shop because I have 160 students and I wanted to make a packet for them. Unfortunately the print shop will not take any orders that are copyrighted. At the bottom of multiple pages it says copyrighted by you. In order to get this printed I need written permission from you. Is that something you could help me with? I appreciate it!
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sarah - I can email you a letter to your print shop giving you permission. I just need your email address. Drop me a line at hungergameslessons@gmail.com and I will mail that right away. Thanks! -Tracee
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Ann Klein  (TpT Seller)
Hi!
I purchased your Circus literacy center pack and your abc order, lowercase letters are missing p, q, r, s, t, u, v.
Would you be able to update or send the missing pieces?
Thank you,
Ann Klein
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ann - I do not have a Circus literacy center pack or abc order. I think you have the wrong seller. Sorry! I hope you find the help you need, though. -Tracee
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Lisa K.
I just purchased this unit, and it will not open. It says the file is damaged. It doesn't matter which file I try to open, I have the same message. Please advise.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa - I have no idea which unit (does not indicate to me here) you are referring to. I think redownloading and making sure it downloads all the way before trying to unzip will help, perhaps. If not, you can take out a ticket with TpT and they are very quick to respond and help. Sorry you are having problems! -Tracee
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What YA novels in addition to the Hunger Games trilogy and Divergent do you have available? I did a search but only Divergent came up?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your interest! On the left side of the page (in "My Products" tab) is a list of categories. Here's a link to my Misc. Novels: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman/Category/Misc-Novels/Page:1 I have a novel unit for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and materials for Jude, A Separate Peace, Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights, The Chocolate War and Beyond the Chocolate War. I'll be uploading materials this spring in summer for more novels. I hope that helps! -Tracee
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Tracee Orman,
I purchased the Hunger Games Mockingjay Packet and want to know what works best for the parachute activity. You have suggested several different types of material. I am working with high school sophomores, but would still like to know how napkins, tin foil, etc. works if you have done different materials with different classes to see what floats best?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your purchase! We thought napkins would work the best, but it turns out that paper was better because it seemed to slow the parachute down more (the pearl was just too heavy for the napkin to float; though we had pretty flimsy napkins). The students who folded the paper kind of like a roof of a house or building had the best luck. (The tin foil was also heavy and did not float at all. Could be how they used it, though, too.) I liked giving them a wide variety of materials and seeing what they came up with. It's fun to see them problem-solving the different materials and designs and figuring it out themselves. Good luck & have fun! -Tracee
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Darlene Dodge Lipczynski  (TpT Seller)
Tracy,

Thanks so much for your help! It's perfect!

Darlene
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Great! :)
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3 Curly Girls
3 Curly Girls  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Tracy! I teach fifth grade and I'm wondering if your Shakespeare PowerPoint would be useful for me or too far above their heads. What do you think? Thanks!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi 3 Curly Girls - It's hard for me to say because I don't see it as being all that difficult, but I also work with older students. Some of the questions may be harder, but, overall, I think most of the information they could easily comprehend. I hope that helps! -Tracee
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Does your Catching Fire Unit include the Presentation and Prompts or are these only sold separately? Thanks so much - I love your stuff!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your interest! The presentation is separate because of size restrictions. I updated the description with live links so you can see which files are included and which are separate. Thanks, again! -Tracee
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Sheila B. re: Poetry Resources Bundle for Writing, Reading, & Understanding Poetry
Hello,
Since the CD is currently out of stock, is everything included on Volume 1 and 2? I would like to use everything possible.
Thanks,
Sheila
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shelia - Thanks so much for your interest! Two of the big items that are not in either volume but were included on the CD are:
"Write Like Poets" and "The War Poems." Both of those are extremely large zipped files that include Powerpoints and handouts with many visual aids.

My newest poetry products ("Syntax Song Lyric..." and "Wake Me Up") are also not part of any bundles, but will soon be added to a volume 3 once I get a few more resources uploaded to join them.

I hope that helps! I will copy the links below.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Syntax-Song-Lyric-and-Poetry-Analysis-Activities-1106229

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Like-Poets-Teach-Your-Students-to-Write-Presentation-PPT-124711

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wake-Me-Up-By-Avicii-Aloe-Blacc-Figurative-Language-Activities-1130650

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-War-Poems-and-Poets-Presentation-Handouts-450077
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Julie Faulkner
Julie Faulkner  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Tracee! Lauralee Moss from The Language Arts Room and I are hosting a Test-Prep giveaway to go live for followers April 1st! I have included the link to her forum post below. We would love for you to be involved and help us promote it!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36727
- Julie Faulkner
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Julie-Faulkner
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Julie! I will look at it this week - we are still in school but I can check it out toward the end of the week when it slows down. :) Thanks for thinking of me! -Tracee
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Teresa Tyra  (TpT Seller)
Good afternoon! May I have your permission to use your Terms of Use statement for TpT units I've created and want to post?

Teresa Tyra
TyraTeaching
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teresa-Tyra
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Teresa - Sure! :) Good luck & welcome to TpT! -Tracee
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Rhonda Hughey  (TpT Seller)
I was looking at your lessons, activities, and units list and saw English II Entire Year Course Mapping, but I couldn't find it on teacherspayteachers.com. Is it still available? Do you possibly have one for other English classes?

Thank you,

Rhonda
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Rhonda - I took it down because it is not aligned to the Common Core and is specific to an older curriculum. I have not put my new one up because I created that one at school. However, you can probably find free ones in a Google search. I will see if our department head posted ours online and give you the link. Thanks for your interest! -Tracee
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Hi. I am currently doing the song lyric project. I bought the poetry pack, but I couldn't buy the cd with examples because it is sold out. Is there anyway you can direct me to a couple of examples to share with my class? I am also interested in the poetry book project if you get it listed. I absolutely LOVE your products! Thanks so much!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your kind words! Within the "Poetry Terms Presentation" folder there is a file called "Replay" that is actually a student example. I will be adding the poetry book file soon. Hope that helps! -Tracee
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Maritane Boone  (TpT Seller) re: Poetry Resources Bundle Volume 2
Are these items from Vol 1 in Vol 2: How to dissect a poem (identifying parts of a poem),
Practice handouts for finding/identifying poetic devices, and notes? I am leaning towards Vol 2 because it is Common Core aligned, but do not want to abandon the aformentioned.
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Maritane - Thanks so much for your interest! The "Dissect a Poem" is in vol. 1 bundle, but also available for separate purchase. It can actually be shared electronically with students for a paperless activity, if desired. The same practice handout pages are not included in vol. 2, but there are newer exercises using song lyrics that are included in vol. 2, so they are still getting those exercises. But I would say if you are looking at more introductory activities, go with vol. 1 rather than 2. I hope that helps! Thanks, Maritane! -Tracee
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Hi Tracee,

I have bought the power point presentation and the Poetry 911. Should I also get Poetry Resources Bundle for Writing, Reading, & Understanding Poetry? I'm not sure if there are more lesson plans in the addition package. Thanks!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi - It depends on what your needs are. There are additional activities in both vol. 1 and vol. 2 (The Poetry 911 and ppt is included in vol. 1; vol. 2 has additional resources that you may like to use). There really aren't "lesson plans" in either, just ready to print & teach resources to use in your poetry unit. I hope that helps. -Tracee
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Alicia M.
Tracee, I have been following you on Pinterest for a while, and I am completely impressed with your energy. Our yearbook was published last week, and now I want to give my 8th/9th graders an introduction to newspaper. However, I am extremely new to that as well. I have a few of your items in my wish list and wanted to know what the best would be for a 6-8 week introduction. I was looking at "Intro to Journalism" bundle and the "News Writing" activity. Then I saw your "Journalism Writing Bundle" and wanted to know if that included the other two items.

Thanks for clearing this up for me.
Alicia
email: merrifield@thevillageschool.com
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your interest! Yes, both (and all my journalism resources) are included in the bundle. I'm not sure if you will find enough to last for a 6-8 week unit, but I would recommend wither the bundle of resources or these three things:
-Journalism handbook: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Journalism-Handbook-and-Stylebook-Editable-1092391
-Pre-writing activity: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/News-Writing-Story-Planning-Handout-Pre-Interview-62082
-Newswriting How-to: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Expository-News-Writing-Tutorial-Activities-366965

Those three will probably be most beneficial. You could add my "Fact vs. Opinion" file. All of these are included in the bundle, found here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Journalism-Writing-and-Publications-Planning-Bundle-1092821

If you look at the preview file for the bundle, it should have active links for those files (sorry they aren't automatically active in the comments here!).

Thanks, again, and good luck! -Tracee
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Darlene Dodge Lipczynski  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much Tracee! Boy now I hope it's not right in front of me and I missed it! I went through it several times though, because I thought I had remembered seeing it when I first purchased it.

Thanks again!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Darlene - Please download the bundle in your "My Purchases" page. You should find detailed counterclaim examples and I also added some new simplified rubrics. Hope that helps! -Tracee
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Darlene Dodge Lipczynski  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee, I absolutely LOVE this!!! I'm currently using it with my 7th graders now. I just had one question/observation. The example essay on cell phones in the classroom is awesome. It would be great if you included an example of a counterclaim and rebuttal within the body paragraph. That's what my kids are struggling with the most.

Thanks so much!
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Darlene - I have one and could have sworn i included it, but I must have left it off when I updated the product. I will definitely do it this afternoon or tomorrow. Thanks! -Tracee
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SUSAN W.
another request from me... The new song Hey bully by Morgan Frazier is amazing...Can you work soming up for that also!!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan! Thanks for your request - I will check it out! I have to see what the copyrights are on the lyrics and get permissions, which can sometimes take a long time (or never). Hopefully I can. -Tracee
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Buyer
I would like to have the Hunger Games Badges and Buttons printed by Staples or something similar. However, I only want/need the larger buttons and information but I can't seem to only print certain pages. It only allows me to upload a file and I have to print the entire file. Is there a way to get this file without the security that prevents me from extracting certain pages? I really don't want to have to pay for all the pages and them go to waste. Thank you for your time!
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Please email me at hungergameslessons@gmail.com with your user name and date of purchase (for verification) and I can email you the single page. Thanks!
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Buyer
I thought I could print your material but I can't. Any suggestions?
Nancy
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy - All of my priced and free downloads can be printed. However, many if the preview files are not printable because they are just previews. Which product are you referring to? If you are having problems printing it, I can better assist you if I know which file it is. Thanks! -Tracee
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M M.
Hi, Tracee.

Do you have any resources for the novel, The City of Ember, or would you consider creating (to be used 2014-2015 school year?

Thank you!
March 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi M M! Thanks for your inquiry. I have not read the book and I don't think I'll be able to put something together this summer with the other projects I have scheduled. But I have heard it is good. It's definitely one I want to read. -Tracee
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PreziGirl
PreziGirl  (TpT Seller)
HI Tracee-- I love all of your products---you have inspired me as a seller as well! Do you have any products that are helpful in teaching high school students to write a Thesis Statement? It's a tough one for me to explain...Thanks in advance for your ideas/suggestions! Cheers, PreziGirl
March 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi PreziGirl - Thank you for your kind words! I don't really have any that focus on the thesis. I think Secondary Solutions has something, though! Sorry I can't be more help! -Tracee
March 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Showandtell
Showandtell  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee,

I'm just wondering how you handle negative comments from customers? Someone posted a one word negative comment on one of my products but did not give any reasons for it. I asked if I could fix something but got no response. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Sheri
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sheri - I'm sorry this happened to you, but just know that you are not alone. I think the way you handled it is perfect. I normally don't get responses, either, but at least others will see that you responded professionally and asked how you could improve the product. That is the best we can do. Hang in there! -Tracee
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Open Classroom
Open Classroom  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee! I would love to be added to your High School English collaborative board when you have a chance!

http://www.pinterest.com/openclass/

Thanks for your consideration!

Amanda
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Just added you, Amanda! :)
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Buyer
Hi. I am looking for your poetry book assignment and rubric that is mentioned on a preview. Is it available in a bundle or separately? Thank you!
March 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your inquiry! It was part of my Poetry Bundle on CD and I thought perhaps it was in my volume 1 Poetry bundle, but I don't think it is. I will try to upload it this weekend.
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Leanna W.
I purchased your big bundle for Hunger Games, but do you have a calendar where you planned out timing of your unit?
March 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Leanna - Thanks so much for your purchase! It is in the Teacher file and called "HGorderoflessons." Hope that helps! -Tracee
March 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

The Blissful Teacher LLC
The Blissful Teacher LLC  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee love this!
Can you please like and share our fb page THE BLISSFUL TEACHER
Thanks a bunch, trying to heal all educators!
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Thanks!
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Lisa A.
I just bought your Hunger Games and Mockingjay unit plans. I also saw that you had a Mockingjay Jeopardy Review Game and didn't purchase it because I figured it would be in your complete Mockingjay Unit Plan. I am not able to find it. Is it not included or am I missing it somewhere? Thanks! The units look great.
March 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa - When I posted my Mockingjay unit in 2010 the size limitations would not allow me to include the review. I will check to see if it will fit in this weekend and adjust the price. Sorry about that! -Tracee
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Buyer
I purchased your "Syntax Song Lyric and Poetry Analysis Activities," but I had trouble getting it to download. I have bought several of your items in the past, and I've had no trouble getting them to download. So, I'm not sure what the issue is with this item. I didn't rate the item because I wanted to contact you first. Any suggestions?
Janet @ Jgteach2reach@yahoo.com
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Janet - So sorry you are having problems! It's been a busy day, so it could be the servers are slow. I would try again (it could take a minute or more to download). If you still have problems, contact tech support (see link at bottom via "Contact Us"). They are much more tech savvy than I! -Tracee
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Lisa Garcia  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I just purchased the Ultimate Common Core Bundle for Bell Ringers and Exit Slips Volume I. I cannot print it. I have purchased products from you before, and they have printed without a problem. I have also run the necessary updates on my laptop to make sure it is not on my end. Any other suggestions for printing? Thanks, Lisa
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa - So sorry you are having problems! My guess is that there was a glitch with the download. With the big sale going on and heavy traffic, there could have been interruptions during the download process. I would try re-downloading. I've printed them several times from different printers and even straight to our school's copy machine. Thanks for your purchase and please contact tech/customer services if you continue to have difficulties; they are more tech saavy and better equipped to help you than I can. -Tracee
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Diane Roberts  (TpT Seller)
Love your Hunger Games material, so this is a natural!
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Oh, thank you! It's definitely older and not quite as refined, but I will be updating it this weekend. I have an extra test and discussion questions to add to it. :)
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Diane Roberts  (TpT Seller) re: To Kill a Mockingbird Trial Organizer Activity Ch. 17-19
Is this activity in the big Unit package?
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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it is! Thanks for your interest, Diane!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching at my current public high school for twelve years, and have a total of 16 years experience. Most of my experience is teaching high school English and journalism classes; however, for several years I taught an art history class. I teach all levels--from honors students to special education students; therefore, I'm constantly modifying my assignments to fit my students' needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I will never stop trying to foster creativity and critical thinking in my classroom no matter how many practice standardized tests I must give. In my opinion, it is just as (if not more) important to graduate students who can think independently and creatively as it is to graduate students who can score well on a two-day test in three subject areas.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1994, double-majoring in English and Mass Communications & Journalism. After teaching in a small school in a special education classroom, I decided to go back to school to earn my teaching endorsement. My roles in education have included being a librarian, middle school English & reading, middle school special ed., and for the past twelve years as a high school English and journalism teacher with about six years of art history thrown in there, as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Learning can not be assessed by a single test; it is determined by an individual's ability to think critically, creatively, and solve problems. Teaching to the test will produce great test-takers. Which is fine, if that's all they'll do the rest of their lives. Teach them how to question, force them to look at things differently, and foster their creativity; these are the skills we should be practicing to produce great thinkers.