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By All-Star ELA
This is a two-part worksheet that defines the key terms, shares examples of each, and affords students the opportunity to analyze brief passages. Part one focuses on traits vs. feelings. Using ten 1 to 2 sentence passages, students underline the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$0.50
128
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By All-Star ELA
This presentation engages students with high-interest photographs that demonstrate how we make inferences every day. The definition of inference as text evidence combined with background knowledge is reinforced with animated visuals. Students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
201
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By All-Star ELA
This is a fully-animated PowerPoint presentation designed to introduce students to:-topic-main idea-topic sentence-stated main idea-implied main idea.Warm-Up activities engage student interest and lay the foundation by activating their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.6.2, RI.6.5
$3.00
126
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By All-Star ELA
This two-page worksheet defines both stated and implied main idea, providing an example of the latter. Eight engaging passages then test the students' ability to discern an implied main idea. For each passage, students are asked to identify the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
$0.50
72
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By All-Star ELA
This animated PowerPoint presentation provides an introduction to internal and external conflict and includes a description of the four most common types of conflict: character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. society, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
91
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By All-Star ELA
This 25-slide introduction to figurative language uses color, animation, a writing challenge with self-contained timers, and a teacher-tested (safe) link to a popular series of commercials to engage students in a study of similes and metaphors.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
92
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By All-Star ELA
Elaboration is one of the more difficult writing skills to teach. Repeated exposure to different examples is imperative. In this activity, students analyze twenty different examples of commentary and try to classify each as one of the six given
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
19
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By All-Star ELA
This resource was designed to help middle school students practice analyzing writing prompts to determine what style of writing is called for and to draft an appropriate thesis statement. It includes seven practice prompts – each with three source
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
16
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By All-Star ELA
This is a 15-slide animated lesson presentation that reviews the difference between literal and figurative language before defining and sharing examples of personification. Students are led through guided and group exercises, identifying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, L.6.5a, CCRA.L.5
$2.50
24
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By All-Star ELA
This project packet includes a prompt, high-interest passage set... and so much more! I use it to guide students through entire process of writing an informative / explanatory text-based essay. A complete resource, it covers everything from
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Test Prep
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
$7.00
10
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By All-Star ELA
This animated PowerPoint presentation introduces the text structure cause and effect. Warm-up exercises are designed to help students make a connection between causes and effects they encounter in everyday life and the relationships between ideas
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
22
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By All-Star ELA
This PowerPoint lesson introduces the concept of Comparing and Contrasting with a simple classification exercise. It defines each term, points out that similar points of comparison are required, and lists points of comparison commonly used to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
29
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By All-Star ELA
This is a student essay-writing packet designed to teach students how to write a text-based argumentative essay. This complete resource guides students through the essay-writing process from analyzing the prompt to revising and peer-editing. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Test Prep
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d...
$7.00
14
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By All-Star ELA
This presentation introduces the three parts of an introductory paragraph in a text-based argumentative essay: Lead, Background Information, and Thesis Statement. There are 27 fully-animated slides, including a definition for each component and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
9
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By All-Star ELA
This resource includes three separate presentations on Context Clues as a vocabulary-building strategy. The first 26-slide PowerPoint introduces students to the concept using an engaging cartoon. The process is modeled, and students have ample
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$5.00
20
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By All-Star ELA
Looking for a step-by-step tutorial to help students select and cite strong text evidence? This editable PowerPoint includes 33 fully-animated slides that cover everything from choosing the best evidence to crafting and punctuating citations. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.6.1b, W.6.2b, W.7.1b...
$3.00
6
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By All-Star ELA
This set of 24-task cards challenges students to infer the setting of each high-interest text. Designed for my 6th grade middle school students, the original passages offer authentic grade-level practice. Use them as an informal assessment, for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
10
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By All-Star ELA
Four backgrounds in one, matching original clip art that is customizable, and links to free period fonts... it's all included. If you're like me and LOVE the mid-century modern design aesthetic, you will truly enjoy these templates for PowerPoint.
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
9
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By All-Star ELA
Need to prepare your students to interact with challenging texts? Want to assess or review standards-based reading skills? Short on time? I designed these half-sheet mini-assessments for the busy teacher who wants to help students build stamina and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
11
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By All-Star ELA
As ELA teachers we’re often told to “teach vocabulary in context.” Unfortunately, textbooks usually have a limited number of word-building questions or activities, and it can be difficult to fit the kind of repeated practice with new words into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.2b, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.6
$2.00
8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten years teaching English-Language Arts, Reading, and Creative Writing at both a performing arts magnet school in Jacksonville and in the St. Johns County school district in North Florida.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning centers, collaborative learning, and gradual release

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The privilege of getting to meet and teach those who will shape our future.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

One inspiring teacher changed my life by giving me a voice writing for our school newspaper. This led me to pursue a degree in mass communication, which in turn led to a career that spanned radio, television, magazine publishing, and corporate marketing and communications. After a brush with cancer, I knew it was time to complete the circle and use my God-given talents to inspire and help others to find their voices as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Teaching is my "encore" career after 20+ years of success as a writer and communicator in news, marketing and business. Writing and strong communication skills gave me many wonderful choices and experiences in my professional life, and I wanted to pass that on to another generation.

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