A Novel Idea

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A Novel Idea
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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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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.00
103 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.00
89 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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 my
Subjects:
English, Film, Basic Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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 my
Subjects:
English, Film, Basic Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Other, Handouts, Mnemonics
$2.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
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Other
$2.00
20 ratings
3.9
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Printables
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By A Novel Idea
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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
18 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Printables
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Other, Assessment
$2.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By A Novel Idea
**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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
3.6
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By A Novel Idea
**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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By A Novel Idea
It is so hard to find a basic, close reading test that simply shows whether students did their outside-of-class reading! There seems to be an abundance of Accelerated-Reader (type) tests available for the lower grades...but not for the secondary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
6 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOCX (0.11 MB)
By A Novel Idea
It is so hard to find a basic, close reading test that simply shows whether students did their outside-of-class reading! There seems to be an abundance of Accelerated-Reader (type) tests available for the lower grades...but not for the secondary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.04 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By A Novel Idea
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
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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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