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Flexible lesson plan is a great intro to bullying prevention for grades K-12. Plenty of opportunity to modify for your teaching style and your class. Agreement circle activity gets kids up and moving. Common Core aligned and student-focused. Visit
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This two-page handout is geared for parents of middle-school students. The free about.com class mentioned in the flyer is one that we have tested out and found to be exceptional. Shows you mean business and won't tolerate bullying. Print in color
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My students have found the language of Romeo and Juliet more accessible after this handy preview. First page has master list and instructions. Each wall doc identifies one literary element and one famous quote that demonstrates it. Students may
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My students have found the language of Julius Caesar more accessible after this handy preview. Each wall doc identifies one literary element and one famous quote that demonstrates it. Students may notice that some quotes have other literary elements
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Newly updated! My students have found the language of Macbeth more accessible after this handy preview. Each wall doc identifies one or more literary elements and one famous quote that demonstrates it. Students may notice that some quotes have other
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One-page handout offers students a quick refresher on the basics of writing a thank-you note, a skill that's still needed in our changing world. Use as an in-class activity for Thanksgiving or anytime. Great real-world character ed piece for the
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This single-page document is a great conversation starter for small groups discussing a novel or other book. Students are asked to find meaningful quotes, discuss them, and write their comments. Lines up well with Common Core standards on analyzing
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Two-sided handout walks students through the process of writing a catalog poem. Great for high school students studying Walt Whitman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, or other poets. Mentor texts help students see how a finished catalog poem looks, and a
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Simple lists for your classroom walls show the four types and three roles of bullying. Quick reminder for students and springboard for discussion. Works for K-12; lets everyone know you mean won't stand for bullying. Print in color (teal) and use
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Handy place for students in any grade to jot down new words they encounter while reading. Print on colored paper and you're good to go.
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When students miss assignments, they sometimes need encouragement (and reminding) to stop in and make them up. These handy slips are just the ticket. Just write the student's name at the top and sign your name or initials at the bottom. Page one
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Half a sheet gives students six concise tips for writing a killer thesis statement for their literary analysis paper. As a bonus, the paisley graphic is fun to color (my high school students can confirm that). Visit Brevity on TPT for more teacher
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Half-sheet handout clarifies expectations for an MLA-style literary analysis paragraph. Assigning end-of-chapter questions as homework or in-class writing? Here's your rubric. This rubric is classroom tested and effective. My favorite thing about
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Some days you're the cat; some days you're the goldfish. We all need encouragement sometimes, so pass this free eCard .jpeg image along to a teacher in your life. Cute kitties and a Bible verse from Ephesians will brighten someone's day. Great for
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Handy printable sheet contains 10 Bible verses to encourage teachers. Visit Brevity on TPT for more freebies and helpful resources.
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One sheet contains eight quotes from people who are experts or who've simply been bullied. Get the conversation started, use as writing prompts--open-ended for flexibility. Visit Brevity on TPT for more bullying resources.
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This unit has been extensively researched and planned during the course of a year-long Core training class. Designed for 10th grade Social Studies or ELA classes, the plan itself is ten pages with links to some 30 additional pages of materials.
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Send an eCard to thank a coworker or friend for brightening your day. Square shape makes this card easy to share on social media. Visit Brevity on TPT for more free eCards and helpful resources.
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Digital greeting cards will brighten a teacher's inbox with Bible verses and quirky sayings. Great for Christian school, home school, or encouraging a Christian teacher in the public school. These cards have been downloaded and loved
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Brief slide show explains how students should group themselves and complete the triple-entry journal (included by links within the presentation) for each of four major characters in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Students will cite text, ask
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for two years at a small Christian school, taught Kindergarten at a public school, taught 7th-12th grade English at a charter school, and now reenter traditional public school teaching 9th-12th English, Creative Writing, Literature, Speech, and Drama. I'm a freelance writer with publication credits in poetry, newspaper articles, and magazine articles.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Kids shouldn't be bored or distracted, so it's up to me to craft lessons and assignments that work, meaning they're engaging. I hate fluff and busywork as much as my students do. Give me poetry that chills, Shakespeare on the stage whenever possible, and lots of encouragement to read and write for pleasure!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My brave mother homeschooled me K-12 and I attended a Christian university, where I studied Creative Writing with a minor in English. I received my BA in Dec. 2000. Since then, I've earned two teaching certificates through the ABCTE alternative route to certification. I continue to pursue my education, most recently by attending a Summer Spanish Institute and joining the Idaho CORE Coach Network training program.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Please visit my blog, http://christianteacherpublicschool.blogspot.com/ for additional reading and resources, including some for free! I'm a mom of three who loves to sew and quilt in addition to reading and writing for fun. I help my husband with his used book business, which allows me to commandeer hundreds of books for my own enjoyment. "So many books, so little time" was never truer!

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