Brainy Apples

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Question Stems for Close Reads of Literature and Informational Texts Need some ideas when it comes to asking your students questions or planning Close Reads? This product contains over 120 different comprehension question stems that can be used
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Causes of World War 2 No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the causes of World War II that includes 3-5 days of materials. Looking for something more comprehensive?
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Starting your expository writing unit? Add this Interactive Notebook to your instruction to ensure students have the background knowledge needed BEFORE they begin to write expository text. Before I have my students write expository text, I teach
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World War II No Prep Unit Bundle: PowerPoints, Passages, Activities, Quizzes This resource pack is a no prep complete UNIT about World War II that includes 4-5 weeks of materials. There are 7 complete lessons included in this bundle. You will save
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Teaching Greek roots/stems this year? Need a word wall that is appropriate for upper grades? This resource is made for you! I have to teach Greek roots/stems this year to my upper grades students, but I found that it was very difficult for them to
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World War I No Prep Unit Bundle: PowerPoints, Passages, Activities, Quizzes This resource pack is a no prep complete UNIT about World War 1 that includes 3-4 weeks of materials. There are 5 complete lessons included in this bundle. You will save
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Major European Battles of World War II No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about 5 of the major battles that took place in Europe during World War II that includes 3-5 days
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Treaty of Versailles No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the Treaty of Versailles that includes 3-5 days of materials. Looking for something more comprehensive? Check out my
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Major Pacific Battles of World War II No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about 8 of the major battles that took place in the Pacific during World War II that includes 3-5
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This product is created to teach about the geography of 9 countries and 12 major physical features in Europe. It covers European geography social studies standards. Looking for a Google Drive version? --> *European Geography: Google Drive
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Technologies/Weapons of World War I No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the new technologies and weapons of World War 1 that includes 3-5 days of materials. Looking for
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Looking for unique awards to give your students? Why not award your students based on the character traits they possess? Looking for my animal awards? --> End of the Year Awards- Animal Character Trait Awards UPDATED FOR 2017--> I added 3
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This product is created to teach about the environmental issues in Europe. It covers European geography social studies standards. Looking for a Google Drive version? --> *European Geography: Google Drive Version Also check out my Social
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Geo Journeys is a line of interactive notebook products that focuses on integrating Close Reads, culture, geography, writing, and science/social studies content in an engaging way! Each Geo Journey includes a mini-booklet introducing the topic,
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Russian Revolution No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the Russian Revolution that includes 3-5 days of materials. Looking for something more comprehensive? Check out
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Teaching figurative language? I love using "I Have...Who Has…" task cards to teach figurative language. Students are engaged, and they have to think quick on their feet. This game can be used as a review or as a way to have an engaging class
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This product contains 24 interactive notebook activities to teach your students about European history. Each interactive notebook activity is differentiated at 2 levels for your students, so all of your students can be successful. Aligns with
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This item is a comprehensive CURRICULAR UNIT about World War II that integrates reading and literacy. There are 7 complete lessons included in this bundle PLUS supplemental activities. This unit includes 5-8 weeks of materials, depending on if you
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Causes of World War I No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the causes of World War 1 that includes 3-5 days of materials. Looking for something more comprehensive?
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History can be difficult for students to understand and experience. Simulations help students put themselves in the past, learning about history in an authentically engaging way. Students love simulations because they don't know what the final
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 17 years of educational experience. I have taught secondary social studies and grades K-5 either as a homeroom teacher, Title I/EIP teacher, Extended Day teacher, and instructional coach. My goal is to create interactive lessons and units that bring social studies alive for my students and help them make personal connections to the content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating tasks that are standards-based and cross-curricular, but also fun and engaging for my students. Tying each task with a real world scenario ensures students see a relevance for the activity, and they feel a connection to how it can apply to their life. Making sure each task is accessible by all students is also very important. That is why I design tasks that are differentiated so every child in the classroom is successful and pushed to his/her fullest potential whether it is done through remediation or enrichment. Teaching students to become real-world problem solvers and applying skills and knowledge to a new situation can be a daunting task. Let me bring my passion, knowledge, and expertise into your classroom! Performance tasks are essential in my classroom. I have seen the most unwilling student complete a task with a smile and remark later about how much fun it was! My students always get excited when they are given a new task because they never know what role they will take on next. Integrating multiple subject areas in a task show students how our world is intertwined with content areas, and it helps them see why what they learn in school really is important. Sure it is difficult for students to complete these tasks at first. Chances are they haven't been required to think in that way, but after modeling, showing exemplars, and having them work collaboratively with others, they soon learn how to become independent real-world problem solvers. I am always amazed at the solutions my students come up with and the projects they create. When you give them the freedom to exercise their creativity in a risk-free environment, the results are beyond expectations! Close Reads are my newest love, and they are simply amazing at being able to easily integrate your content areas with reading. As a middle school social studies teacher, I am constantly integrating literacy standards with my social studies standards to strengthen my students' reading and writing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I want my students to see the importance in being lifelong learners, so what better way to show them than by example. I have received advanced degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as well as Teacher Leadership. I also have my Gifted Endorsement, On-Line Teaching Endorsement, and certification for Administrative Leadership. I am state certified in Georgia to teach grades P-5 and middle grades social studies, ELA, and science.

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