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UPDATED ON JANUARY 21, 2017!! SECOND INFORMATIONAL TEXT. Informational text, word puzzles and other fun activities for Inauguration Day or any unit involving the election process in the US. Observe January 20 with these fun and educational
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This resource includes an assortment of math, reading, writing and critical thinking activities, all involving different aspects of the 51st Super Bowl on February 5. It's perfect for upper elementary and middle school students who need activities
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Be ready for Friday the Thirteenth or any day with this bundle of thirteen reading, math, science and history activities. This package contains thirteen different activities from all four core classes for you to use for centers, early finishers,
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Students need to understand the difference between fact, opinion and commonplace assertion, so they don't fall into the trap of believing everything they read on the Internet, or hear on television or radio or podcasts. This product was designed to
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Are you trying to get your students to connect with what they read? This informational text about Friday the 13th will capture student attention and engage critical thinking. High-level comprehension questions at the end of the reading will help
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Challenge your students with this 1000 L informational text about superstitions, then keep them engaged with vocabulary building activities. The packet also includes an expository writing prompt styled after those on the STAAR test for grade 7.
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This Benjamin Franklin - inspired twist on the more traditional observation of the 100th day of school, gives your middle school students a little education with their fun. (Or, maybe, a little fun with their education!). The no-prep activities in
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Just in time for cold and flu season, with its accompanying need for emergency sub plans, it's a bundle of my most popular informational texts. Each of these eight texts comes with a set of comprehension questions, along with a no-prep activity.
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This product was designed to help 7th grade students review for their STAAR Writing test, but would also be great throughout the year. Use it any time you need a no-prep activity for a sub or want to give your students a little extra writing
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Every US History student is expected to know the names of prominent Federalists and Anti-Federalists, weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and why we have a Bill of Rights, This fun, 20-minute reader's theater script allow students to
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As winter break approaches, students get less focused on learning, and more focused on what they will do during their holiday vacation. Word searches can be the perfect antidote for those days when student attention levels are low. Word searches
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Teachers of Beginning and Intermediate level language learners will be able to help their students make connections between words in math problems and the arithmetic operations needed to solve those problems. The activities in this packet also
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Groundhog Day 2017 is on February 2. Treat your students to some quick and educational activities to celebrate the day. From an informational text telling about the ancient origins of Groundhog Day to a maze requiring the students to use all four
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Use the activities in this packet for a themed reading lesson, or to celebrate Dental Health Month. Activities include: Ratón Perez, Collector of Teeth: In Spanish-Speaking countries, Ratón Perez is the equivalent of the Tooth Fairy. This
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Celebrate Pi Day with these fun, no-prep activities that focus on the number (and its homophone) in a variety of ways that will engage and educate your elementary, middle, and even high school students. Activities in this resource:Activities in
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It's the plaintive cry of history students everywhere, "How can I memorize all these names and dates and facts?" History is filled with amazing stories, world-changing events, and decisions that affect everyone living today. Students get so caught
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you're a teacher with one day left before vacation and you need to keep your students focused and entertained. Word searches are the perfect solution for those difficult days when clock watching and
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Everything you need for a two week reading and writing unit that includes fiction, drama, and informative text. Introduce your students to Baldur and Loki as they really were in myth, before they became Marvel characters. This product contains
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This Women's History Month resource contains activities related to Amelia Earhart and her last attempt to circumnavigate the globe. It also addresses the mystery surrounding her disappearance. The activities can be used individually, or as part of
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Final Four, Sweet Sixteenm March Madness, the Big Dance. Every March, these terms pepper our conversation as focus shifts to the NCAA basketball tournament. Use the excitement surrounding this popular sporting event to engage students in
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught math at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Currently, I teach all four core subjects to Newcomer ESL students in the 7th and 8th grades, and tutor college-level students in College Algebra, Composition, Psychology, Environmental Science, and Elementary Educaiton.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is somewhere between Demonstrator and Facilitator, depending on the situation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduate Teaching Award finalist -- Kansas University Work-in-Progress Honorable Mention -- SCBWI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Texas Christian University ( BS in Medical Technology, minor in Math) Graduate Kansas University (MA in Mathematics)

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