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"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean. - Robert Louis Stevenson".
 
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of FAHRENHEIT 451, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). I was not striving
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of FAHRENHEIT 451, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). I was not striving
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This product is a single-page handout to give students while training them on the short answer response portion of the STAAR Reading Test. I created it to assist my students with transition statements that invite insightful responses...and to
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This item utilizes a non-fiction article published by The New York Times ("The Man Who Stayed Behind") about Ryan Boyette, the American who could have left Sudan when all other foreigners were told to leave...but chose to stay and act as the voice
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of THE HUNGER GAMES, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). Thus, I made
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of THE HUNGER GAMES, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). Thus, I made
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of DIVERGENT, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). Thus, I made my own.
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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I searched high and low for a basic, close reading test that would simply show me whether students did their outside-of-class reading of DIVERGENT, and I found that none existed that met my needs (detailed + easy to grade). Thus, I made my own.
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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If you need a simplified, printable, ONE-page, daily lesson plan template that has all the right boxes to satisfy a walk-through or observation, this one fits the bill. I spent 13 years perfecting it until I got it just where I wanted it, and now I
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**NOTE: Be advised that this is a writing sample. The reading selections are not provided, as it would be unrealistic for me to purchase the copyrights. They are, however, common literary pieces available in many textbooks: "The Race to Save Apollo
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**NOTE: Be advised that this is a writing sample. The reading selections are not provided, as it would be unrealistic for me to purchase the copyrights. They are, however, common literary pieces available in many textbooks: "There Will Come Soft
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I hate boring hall passes. I just do. I also don't care for passes that travel to the bathroom and back to the classroom to be used by the next poor victim; ick! This is a very simple hall pass that I keep in a container on my desk for students
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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This sample essay was born from the necessity to provide my students with "4" (score) writing samples in the new STAAR, 26-line format. As Texas schools transition from the TAKS test to the new STAAR test, we're plagued with an utter lack of sample
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This is an excellent graphic organizer for the short answer questions that commonly appear on standardized tests. Shaped like a cross, this organizer utilizes an AQUI prompt to help students recall the 4 major elements to include in their answers.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As of 2016, I have 22 years in public education. I spent 20 years in a secondary English classroom. I transitioned out of the classroom in 2014-2015 to the position of Instructional Specialist, and in the 2015-2016 school year, I moved to the position of Curriculum Coordinator for my school district. I am currently the coordinator over K-12 Science, Secondary ELA, At-Risk, and Foreign Language. I love my new role of serving teachers, and I absolutely believe that teaching is one of the toughest jobs in the universe!

MY TEACHING STYLE

When I was in the classroom, my teaching style was a large dose of love combined with high standards and expectations for my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year, 1998-1999; Teacher of the Year, 2010-2011; Tarleton State University Instructional Leadership Award, 2011; First Annual "Favorite Teacher" Joe's Italian Restaurant, 2012

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