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The Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes is a wonderful novel about a young girl, Lanesha, who uses mental strength and fortitude to survive Hurricane Katrina. I love teaching this novel and use it as an anchor text. This unit plan contains the
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Teaching students to understand that author's word choice impacts both meaning and tone can be tricky. These worksheets can be used in guided reading groups or as a whole class presentation. I first model the strategy with a fiction excerpt and
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Maggie Stiefvater's novel The Scorpio Race is a beautifully crafted fantasy story about horse races, determination, and courage. This unit plan, written by Amy Vatne Bintliff, contains lessons on researching mythology and folklore, mood, six
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Do you need essays and poems to use with your students to practice the Common Core Standards close reading? If so, this is a great lesson for you! The file includes the poem Concord Hymn by Emerson, student worksheets, teacher's notes and a real
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If you are one of the over 2,000 teachers who use and appreciated the Making Inferences exam that I posted for free, you will love this! This exam tests students on the reading strategy Making Inferences. It utilizes quotes from young adult
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Are you wondering what materials to use to teach the new Close Reading required by the Common Core? This is a great close reading activity to use with grades 7-9 Language Arts or Reading classes. The lesson includes teaching tips, student handouts
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This is a vocabulary tracking sheet. I recently began using the terms "brick" and "mortar" words when presenting vocabulary. This strategy is based on the research of Dutro and Moran (2003) and Zwiers (2007). Brick words are content vocabulary
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This exam tests students on the reading strategy Making Inferences. It utilizes photographs, quotes from young adult literature and newspapers. It has one page of additional questions that can be used as Level 4 or bonus questions. Students answer
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A free chart students can complete featuring 25 vocabulary words found in the book Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Students use the chart to complete the part of speech and definition. There's an additional spot for students to draw a picture
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Language Arts grades 8-11 in both traditional and alternative schools in the Midwest. I am currently teaching reading strategies in 7th and 8th grade. I am a teacher researcher, human rights educator, and restorative justice Circle Keeper. I love involving my students in literature, hands on learning and social justice education. I am the author of "Re-engaging Disconnected Youth: Transformative Learning Through Restorative and Social Justice Education" (Peter Lang, 2011). I am grounded in a multicultural education and social justice foundation.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I utilize Kagan cooperative learning strategies and lead a student centered classroom. I am a teacher researcher who constantly uses qualitative and quantitative data to adjust my practice.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching Author-Peter Lang Publishing Anoka-Hennepin "Top Teacher" Award-2005 Oregon School District "Make a Difference" Award-2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I studied English and Theatre Arts at the University of North Dakota. I studied education at Augsburg University and received my MAed from Hamline University.

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I love kayaking, reading, writing and spending time with my family.

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