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This is a quick fil-in-the-blank worksheet that allows the teacher to assess students knowledge of basic literary elements. It's particularly beneficial to use during the first week or so of school so that teachers can determine what terms to cover
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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As my students begin to study the three rhetorical appeals of logos, ethos and pathos, we start by examining "advertisements" written about a dryer on "sale" at Sears. The students have to identify the primary appeal used in each of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
3 ratings
3.5
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After a brief introduction to the Puritans and their basic belief system, students read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. This is a quick "short answer" or "open ended response" handout that asks the students to provide textual evidence showing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By bandnerdtx
In this activity, students write a quick creative piece using words from Old Norse, Old French, Latin, Greek, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian. This is a great "filler" activity when you have an extra 15 mintues or so, or it can be turned in to a larger
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$1.50
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This activity uses a strategy I first saw in a book on teaching Shakespeare called "Tossing Lines". Students practice reading various lines from the play aloud before they begin instruction to help them prepare for the characters, themes and plot
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
1 rating
3.5
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By bandnerdtx
Designed to be printed on 11X17 paper for teachers as a quick guide to handling emergency situations like fires, bomb threats, intruder alerts and accidents.
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators
$3.00
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Get to know you activity for TEACHERS to use during a staff development session to break the ice with each other. Five fully editable cards allow you to customize for your staff.
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$5.00
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For instances when a parent is unable to be reached by phone but needs to be informed of the student being temporarily removed from the class, the form can be mailed to the parent.
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, Classroom Management, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators
$1.00
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Here's a quick extra credit activity that I assign my students over a long break (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring). It's a list of some of the top most important movies in American Cinema. They are required to watch the film and then write a review
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Multimedia
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By bandnerdtx
This is a quick activity that can be used to introduce your students to a range of new vocabulary words and get them excited about using them in a fun format!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Word Walls
$2.00
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By bandnerdtx
School behavioral chart to explain expected behaviors in all areas, the classroom, the lunchroom and the hall way. Based on PBIS ideas, this fully editable document allows admin, teachers and students to easily understand school wide behavior
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators
$3.00
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Help students learn to write a sincere, meaningful letter of apology to a teacher that addresses the behavior concern and the way to correct it.
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently a middle school administrator focused on helping students and teachers reach their full potential. I taught English for 23 years, mostly with at-risk students. I've taught English/Language arts in grades 6-12, high school reading, journalism and history.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Finding ways to use technology and hands-on activities to increase student engagement and understanding.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Anti-Defamation League Teacher Excellence Award 2003, Campus Teacher of the Year 2007

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts: History, Master of Education: Administration

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Wife, mother, daughter, educator, cat-juggler, dog handler... that's my life.

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