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Students showcase their knowledge about author's purpose, essential questions, and other literary elements pertaining to any theme in ELA. This project works for fiction or non-fiction themes.Have your students read and analyzed at least 3 literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Art, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Roll of Dice Poetry lets students roll the dice to write lines of poetry. Great for literacy stations and learning stations. If you're like me, you're wondering how to make English class more hands-on. Roll of Dice Poetry lets you do just that.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
I have created these learning station task cards that ask students to build or sculpt their understanding of the 16 Habits of Mind. As students sculpt and build, they will deepen their understanding of the Habits of Mind, and hopefully they will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
4
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
These 10 emergency sub plans* will reduce your worry and stress from having to be away from your students. It's not always easy or possible for a substitute teacher to carry on with the regular curriculum, but with these emergency plans, all the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Classroom Management
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, For Principals & Administrators
$10.00
$7.50
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Jenga Icebreaker Activity is great for back to school. No need to glue or tape words to your Jenga blocks, just number them. Students use the numbered Jenga blocks, a Jenga Icebreaker Activity Tracker Sheet, and a Jenga Icebreaker Activity
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
2
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Jenga Poetry is an engaging and fun game. Students use the numbered Jenga blocks and a Jenga Poetry Tracker Sheet to write a poem.Students play Jenga as usual, but as they play, they keep track of the numbered Jenga blocks they remove. Each numbered
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
This one-page graphic organizer is a great way to give your students the opportunity to creatively analyze any novel or short story. It can be used as a way to check understanding as you’re reading the selection, or as a culminating activity or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
1
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Students create their own character by rolling the dice! With the roll of the dice, students will create 5 elements such as the character's mindset, name, and more. Students are given many different choices along the way. Once their characters are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$3.00
1
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
How would you like a graphic organizer that will allow your students to creatively respond to any news article--all on one page? This graphic organizer is a great way to have students think analytically and creatively. And, once completed, these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Students write poetry inspired by paint chips! Perfect for your literacy centers, National Poetry Day, and National Poetry Month!I love teaching poetry! Poetry writing represents an opportunity for your students to truly exercise their minds. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
2
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Students complete task cards that ask them to build, sculpt, or sketch a response to ANY poem. Perfect for literacy centers and early finishers. Have you ever wondered how to make the study of poetry more hands-on? Look no further than these poetry
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (22.57 MB)
By Captivate Motivate Educate
Students often struggle with analyzing writer’s style. They usually can identify elements of style like tone, diction, detail, but where they have trouble is thinking about the effects of those stylistic choices. I’ve written a simple passage about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
This is a fun, engaging activity which results in surprisingly effective writing. Students will collaborate with peers to write a group poem about Earth Day, which is on April 22. What a great way to add a S.T.E.A.M. to your ELA lessons! Perfect for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Earth Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
It's Back to School time! A great way to ease those first day jitters is to let students use LEGOS and clay to introduce themselves. Each student gets one or more task cards. Students can either use LEGOS (or other building blocks) or modeling clay
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Arts), Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
This is a bundle of 2 poetry activities! Use these as part of your literacy stations or as stand-alone poetry writing activities. These are great for National Poetry Month in April!Here's what you get:United Colors of PoetryPoetry Quilt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
$7.23
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
Students use pattern blocks to create a personal mandala. Perfect icebreaker for back to school!What is a mandala? The word “mandala” is Sanskrit for circle. It means, “a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
1
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
The vocabulary review game where students work in teams to earn points. Players get 1 minute to DRAW IT OUT! ACT IT OUT! OR MASHUP! (a combo of acting and drawing.)It's like a combination of Charades and Pictionary!If you’re like me, you’re always
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.50
2
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
After reading Dickens' A Christmas Carol, your students will love these maker station/ literacy station tasks cards. Students will build, sculpt, and draw their understanding of key elements of the Dickens' tale. Build It! Sculpt It!--students use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
2
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By Captivate Motivate Educate
One-page graphic organizers are a great way to have your students creatively respond to what they're reading. There's very little preparation involved. Just print the templates, and let the creativity begin! Once completed, these graphic organizers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$8.00
$6.00
1
Bundle
By Captivate Motivate Educate
This is a huge bundle of 6 poetry activities! Use these as part of your literacy stations or as stand-alone activities. These are great for National Poetry Month in April!Here's what you get:Poetry With Friends--Earth Day EditionPoetry With
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$13.00
$9.10
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 25 years. I've taught at the elementary level, including 3 years as a French Immersion teacher, but the bulk of my career has been spent teaching high school English. I also teach AP Language and Composition, and Creative Writing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to infuse my teaching with the visual arts and music whenever possible. I'm always looking for ways to get the students up and out of their seats, and engaged with each other. While assessment has its place, I don’t believe every activity or lesson plan needs to have a rubric. Students need the space to learn and create without always having a “grade” hanging over their heads. I'm currently learning how to turn my high school ELA classroom into a makerspace! Another goal is to incorporate Genius Hour or Passion Projects for the next school year. I don't view myself as a "sage on the stage," but rather I prefer to think of myself as a "guide on the side." Discussion and participation are so important in the classroom, so I rely on Socratic techniques quite often. I like to view my classroom as a creative tapestry full of captivating, motivating, and educational experiences.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding English Graduate, 1990 McMurry University Alpha Chi. Magna Cum Laude, 3.97 GPA McMurry University. Summa Cum Laude, University of New England. Poetry published in Echoes Magazine and Potato Chips Chapbook. Artwork published in Somerset Studios, Somerset Home, Art Doll Quarterly, Altered Art Magazine, Somerset Gallery, Altered Couture, Haute Handbags, California English

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Elementary Education, specialization in English, McMurry University 1990. M.S. Education University of New England 2009. Elementary Endorsement--Maine. English Endorsement--Maine. GT Certification--Maine.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a self-taught artist who enjoys mixed-media and watercolor painting.

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