Adventures with Mrs Anderson

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Use this fun activity to reinforce inference skills with your students! Students are placed into six groups and are given a receipt. They must infer the age, occupation, lifestyle, and personality of the consumer based on the receipt. Each group
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Teach students to annotate as they read using three different methods - symbols, highlighters, and sticky notes! In this presentation, your students will learn why annotation is important, what symbols to use when, what to write down to connect
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This PowerPoint teaches students about evidence-based writing, using inference skills, and constructing short responses based on textual evidence. I call it the "Sherlock Holmes Method of Writing." This includes a short video of a scene in Guy
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“I tried this with Google Classroom and my kids LOVED it! Not only is the story rich with imagery, but students learn how to annotate text! This is great for helping guide students through the story in digestible chunks. The well-crafted questions
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This PowerPoint is all about adding voice (based on the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing) to students' writing. I start off with talking about tone and how voice and tone are "married." I then hand out a tone words list (available in my store) for students
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This activity accompanies my 6 Traits of Writing: Voice PowerPoint presentation and my tone words handout (the handout is available for free in my store!). You can purchase the PowerPoint presentation here:
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This is a helpful graphic organizer with which to teach students the parts of a persuasive essay conclusion. It helps students see the writing process as a sentence by sentence construction instead of an overwhelming paragraph.
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I created this poster to help my students with using textual evidence for short response, persuasive, argumentative, expository, and literary analysis essays. Thank you for supporting this teaching momma! This listing is for a digital high
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Yep. It's gross, but students remember it! This is a step by step guide for writing a conclusion paragraph for a persuasive/argumentative essay. It also has a practice prompt for students!
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Help your students vary their sentence structure and length using this handy presentation! This 27 slide presentation includes the following topics: Ways to begin a sentence Types of sentences: simple, compound, complex Elements of a complete
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I have collected and written over 200 journal prompts that can be used at any time during the school year. Prompt categories are: reflective, cause and effect, persuasive, expository/comparative, descriptive, narrative, quote-based, freewriting, and
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This handy graphic organizer helps students understand the parts of a persuasive/argumentative/expository introduction paragraph. Hook, Introduce Topic, Thesis!
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This worksheet helps students review parts of speech, independent/dependent clauses, and how to vary sentence lengths and structure. I created my examples about bacon. It certainly gets those hungry 8th graders' attention!
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Use this handy PowerPoint to teach your students how to write a conclusion for a persuasive essay. It includes what to do for each part, and gives examples based on a given thesis statement.
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Teach your students to be better writers by avoiding overused words. Included in this bundle is a "plague words" handout for students that lists which words to avoid (plus some general writing tips), and two bell work activities in which students
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What a bundle! This 4-5 week unit has everything you need to teach about The Hero's Journey featuring Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. This unit includes week-by-week instructions, engaging real-world scenarios, activities students will want to
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Need to quickly review vocabulary words? This is a fun, versatile Smartboard game to get students out of their chairs and using technology in the classroom. This game can be played multiple ways. For a quick review, the teacher can click the spinner
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Teach students to PEEE on their bodies! Their body paragraphs that is. This step by step student guide focuses on body paragraph construction with a special emphasis on textual evidence and attribution tag writing.
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Johnny Cade is being charged with manslaughter after killing Bob the Soc. Was it self-defense, or will Johnny be Gone With the Wind? This listing is for the student handouts for each role in The Outsiders trial. Roles include witness, direct
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A perfect project after reading Edgar Allan Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart", this informational PowerPoint overviews the basics of a trial, including the Defense's job, the Prosecution's job, and the types of roles (witness, direct attorney, cross
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Mrs. Anderson, and I have been teaching for 8 years. I am currently a 9th grade Pre-AP Language Arts teacher at Stillwater Jr. High. I also teach a Methods in Teaching English class for undergraduates at Oklahoma State University. I have previously taught 11th and 12th grade English, Journalism, Computer Applications I and II, and Speech and Debate.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a quirky, creative, structured, and “3 Dimensional” teacher whose passion is sharing my love of literature and writing with my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Stillwater Jr. High Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 Top 3 Finalist for Stillwater District Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 Eskimo Joes Teacher of the Year 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars District 8 Teacher of the Year 2018

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Education from Oklahoma City University and a masters in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership: Curriculum Studies from Oklahoma State University. I am certified to teach US History, Oklahoma History, US Government, English Language Arts (6-12), and Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

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