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Understanding a story’s theme is critical to deciphering the author’s message in a text. This 3-day theme unit is designed to make learning fun while helping students go beyond the surface meaning of text to truly understand the author's message
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Interactive Notebook “A Christmas Carol” - Drama Study This resource is for Interactive Notebooks or File Folders. If you would prefer more traditional resources, check out the "A Christmas Carol" Drama Study HERE. This resource is the perfect
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This extremely detailed five-day unit is a close reading of "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text. Students will determine the poem’s theme
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Lewis and Clark's Expedition Journal Entries - Close Reading: In this five-day, CCSS-aligned unit, students will examine and interpret the journal entries of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark from their American
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If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, then you’re in luck! This lesson and activity packet is filled with chapter-by-chapter plans and
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This is an extremely detailed, CCSS-aligned unit. Student read and analyze the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. It is designed to help students analyze what the poem says explicitly as well draw inferences from the text.
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If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, then you’re in luck! This resource is filled with ten different activities that will help your students
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If you’re looking for engaging and educational activities that will help your students deepen their understanding of the novel, Bridge to Terabithia, then you and your students will love this resource! This resource is filled with thirteen
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Foreshadowing and flashbacks are critical literary techniques that authors use to pull readers into the reality of the story and reveal its characters. These drama-heightening techniques are essential for students to understand as they develop
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"Lob's Girl" Literature Study Unit In this 8-day unit students will develop a deep understanding of Joan Aiken’s short story “Lob’s Girl” . Its tale of loyalty and friendship combined with mystery and suspense make it an incredibly engaging
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Don’t you just love a unit that kills two (or a ton of) instructional birds with one stone? Well, this Drama and Fable Study does just that! It’s a 7-day unit designed around Aesop’s fable “Ant and Grasshopper,” and in it students will read
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"A Christmas Carol" Drama Study This resource is for ”A Christmas Carol” Drama Study. If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the "A Christmas Carol" Interactive Notebook Resource
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This highly engaging and effective set of This or That Reading Response Prompts includes 40 reading prompt choices on 20 creative handouts. Each This or That Reading Prompt includes instruction (at the top of the worksheet) and then 2 reading
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Meet Common Core State Standards in Reading Literature, Writing, AND Speaking and Listening, with this 5-day unit for "The People Could Fly." In this unit, students creatively build background on Virginia Hamilton, slavery, and “The People Could
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What happens when a great book, creative task cards and engaging doodle notes combine? A Doodle and Do resource, of course! This Doodle and Do resource is designed for students to complete after reading the novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It
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When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to visualize characters and dive deeper into the text. This engaging
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Interactive File Folder “Thank You, M’am” Literature Study Your students will love this 5-day fun and engaging literature study of the short story “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. As you may know, “Thank You, M’am” is the story of a boy who
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Understanding the central conflict in literature is essential to grasping a work’s overriding themes. When students can identify a story’s conflict, they can accurately summarize and analyze a text. This engaging and powerful 3-Day Conflict
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Help students develop a deep understanding of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony with this fun and engaging 3-day mini-unit! This IRONY MINI-UNIT provides numerous opportunities for students to learn about the three types of irony, determine
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"The Ransom of Red Chief" ****This resource is for a literature study of O. Henry's "The Ransom of Red Chief." If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook, check out the Interactive Notebook
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 years of teaching experience at the middle school level. I’ve spent my career enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts, Reading and Writing Lab, Creative Writing, British Literature, and Social Studies. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally in Belize, England, and Africa. Leadership opportunities have allowed me to train and mentor teachers implementing programming and instruction. I’m passionate about instruction. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to originate a Step Ahead Summer Program, an elective Creating Writing course, interdisciplanary curriculum for the Regional Summer School Program, and I even proposed, created, and implemented a Reading and Writing Lab course that was adopted school-wide to address students’ academic needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching philosophy is all about creating engaging learning environments and differentiated instruction to maximize student achievement and learning. I believe in creating challenging and rigorous lesson plans that can be delivered in positive and fun ways so that middle schoolers find joy in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--- Co-authored “Assessment Motivation Program” published in the April 2012 issue of “Middle Ground” --- Presenter on 21st Century Leadership at an Educational - Partnership Principal Retreat --- Asset Award Winner --- Disney Teacher of the Year nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

--- B.S. Ed. Elementary Education with Middle School Extension in English Language Arts --- M.S. Ed. Elementary Education --- Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

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When I'm not busy dreaming up new curriculum, I love hanging out with my husband and our two fun (and pretty rowdy) boys.

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