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By Always a Teacher
Composing creative dialogue strengthens narrative responses. Students need practice with this skill to ensure that they utilize proper format and correct punctuation. These prompts can be used year round to keep the skill fresh.These prompts are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.3b, W.7.3b, W.8.3b
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
The 100th day of school is a fun day to celebrate because it marks a milestone in the school year. With this fun pack students can play a word game, complete a word search, and answer clues for a crossword puzzle, all centered on the word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
Happy April Fools' Day! This product has April Fools' Day themed activities, as well as a April Fools' Day treat for your students.This product includes:- Four riddles (with an answer key)- Jumbled April Fools’ Day vocabulary (with an answer key)-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By Always a Teacher
Idioms are fun to include in writing and everyday conversation. Developing the skill to understand, translate, and utilize idioms will make our students better writers and speakers. These task cards have one idiom per letter of the alphabet, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5b, L.5.5b
$2.50
6 ratings
3.7
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By Always a Teacher
Identifying and composing figurative language is an important skill for students to develop. Connecting this skill to the seasons (this time spring) helps make it a fun lesson. These tasks cards review eight different types of figurative language:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.6.5a, L.7.5a, L.8.5a
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
Narrative writing is an important skill to develop, but it’s not always easy to come up with multiple prompts. Always a Teacher is here to the rescue! This product has December themed prompts (winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa). Students will
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
3 ratings
3.8
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By Always a Teacher
Happy Easter! This product has Easter themed activities, as well as an Easter treat for your students.This product includes:- A page to compose Easter Figurative Language- A page to compose an acrostic poem about Easter- Four writing prompts - A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Easter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
Would you rather: struggle to have students respond to prompts or have students excited to respond to Halloween themed prompts? These 28 Halloween themed prompts can be used in multiple ways!! Use them for writing prompts, a quick class survey, ice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
1 rating
3.8
Digital Download PDF (31.04 MB)
By Always a Teacher
Would you rather: struggle to have students respond to prompts or have students excited to respond to Christmas themed prompts? These 28 Christmas themed prompts can be used in multiple ways!! Use them for writing prompts, a quick class survey, ice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.08 MB)
By Always a Teacher
Would you rather: struggle to have students respond to prompts or have students excited to respond to summer themed prompts?These 28 summer themed prompts can be used in multiple ways!! Use them for writing prompts, a quick class survey, ice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Always a Teacher
Welcome Back-to-School! This activity pack is a great way to help students transition back to school.This product includes:-Two reflection prompts-A Classmate Questionnaire -A brainteaser to create new words from a given word-A word search (with an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
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By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
Would you rather: struggle to have students respond to prompts or have students excited to respond to Thanksgiving themed prompts? These 28 Thanksgiving themed prompts can be used in multiple ways!! Use them for writing prompts, a quick class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
Would you rather: struggle to have students respond to prompts or have students excited to respond to winter themed prompts?These 28 winter themed prompts can be used in multiple ways!! Use them for writing prompts, a quick class survey, ice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.66 MB)
By Always a Teacher
These writing prompts help students practice narrative writing, persuasive/argumentative writing, and informative/explanatory writing, as well as other types of writing. These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3
$2.50
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By Always a Teacher
The 100th day of school is a great day to reflect on everything your students have learned this school year. With this product students will practice multiple ELA, Common Core Aligned skills.This product can be used as whole class practice,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$3.50
$2.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in Catholic schools and in a charter school. I began my career as a Pre-K teacher, and taught this wonderful grade level for five years. I then taught Spanish for grades Pre-K – 8th for one year. After that I became a self-contained teacher (even teaching art and religion) for 7th grade, then 8th, and then 6th. Finally, I found the charter school where I currently am, and became an ELA teacher. I had the privilege to loop with the same group of sixty students from 6th grade through 9th grade. Having taught different grades and subjects has given me the opportunity to create cross-curricular lessons that help students strengthen their understanding. This year I am the Curriculum Supervisor for the middle school campus of our charter school. The grades in our building are 4th-8th. I am enjoying working with the children and teachers in this new role.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a big fan of technology, but I also believe in creating foundational skills. Even in the upper grades I use stations a lot, as this allows students to practice different skills within a lesson, and also move around, which helps them stay focused.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

BASCS - Middle/High Teacher of the Year (2012-2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA - English ; Master's - Teaching with a concentration in English ; Doctorate - Educational Leadership (in process)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am trilingual (English, Spanish, and French), and am interested in learning another language. I love travelling, though I don’t do it often enough, but I’ve been to four of the seven continents and hope to visit at least two more (Antarctica is too cold!!).

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