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The 6 Word Memoir Back To School Lesson for Junior High is a lesson plan that could be used for 5-12th grade. It includes 2 days of lessons where students create and present their 6 word memoirs as a beginning class activity. The lesson also comes
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The close reading activity utilizes the following standards CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.E, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4, and can be used for 8-12th grade. It includes a lesson plan, teacher completed
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The Evidence Paragraph Notes and activity includes notes that can be used in a interactive notebook, a lesson plan, reading passage, graphic organizer for the paragraph, rubric, and teacher model example. An excerpt of Walt Whitman's "Says" from
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Included materials in this group are notes about an evidence paragraph (necessary to writing arguments and expository essays). These notes can be used for an Interactive Notebook. A paragraph graphic organizer and rubric are provided to assist
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The power point includes a lesson plan, graphic organizer, and read aloud strategy that supports students in finding evidence and creating warrants to support the evidence based on the prompt: What is being a good community member? The power point
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The power point is a close read designed to go with Old Major's speech. It highlights several aspects of rhetoric and figurative language and provides an activity for students to find the rhetoric in the speech. Ideally copies of the speech would be
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The piece is a two page text with a graphic organizer that extends up the blooms taxonomy scale. It incorporates CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.D. It is a great activity for a substitute as well as to get students practicing
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The little freebie includes about a page and a half of text with a graphic organizer to check for understanding of the reading. It could work for anyone using one of George Orwell's works, introducing argumentative writing or as a substitute lesson.
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Google Classroom: Tips and Tricks is a powerpoint compiled of images and arrows illustrating all the different options Google Classroom provides educators. Embedded within the powerpoint are several different tasks geared toward having educators
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been in the classroom for 12 years. Teaching various grades and areas in the English Language Arts. I have also worked as an instructional facilitator for 5 years. I have my coordinator's liscense and have been to multiple trainings over teacher support, AVID, Project Based Learning and many more.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a best practices teacher working with the Common core, project based learning and authenticity in content and skills acquisition. I am trained as a NIET building facilitator in the Teacher Advancement Program.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was accepted into the Apple Academy in 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

July 2013 – Present: 8th Grade Integrated English/ Social Studies Block – Ramay Jr. High • Combined English and Social Studies standards and content • Created strategies for rigorous common core writing • ACSIP, Leadership team, provided district professional development July 2012 – 2013: TAP Master Teacher – Lincoln High School • Instructional facilitator for the building • Researched, created and implemented school-wide strategies, teacher evaluations, classroom support for teachers, familiar and utilized Common Core standards and PARCC assessment components Feb. 2011 – 2013: New Tech Director – Lincoln High School • Running New Tech program: PBL, Professional Culture, STEM • Assisting with Building level administration duties Sept. 2007-2011: Mentor Teacher and Leadership Team Member Teacher Advancement Program Lincoln High School, Lincoln AR • member of high school and district leadership team • assess school wide teaching practices and develop improvement plans • leader of the English, Social Studies, and Vocational teams, emphasizing strategies to improve student performance on the AR Literacy End of Course Exam Jan. 2004 – 2013: High School English and Speech Lincoln High School, Lincoln AR • frequently incorporate technology and 21st century skills into curriculum Sept. 2000-June 2002: Peace Corps Volunteer Romania, TEFL • Taught high school literature, U.S./British history, current affairs and public speaking, conducted two workshops for country teachers concerning teaching skills Peace Corps Description of Service provided upon request

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been in Peace Corps, Romania from 2000-2002.

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