Carolyn Brown

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By Carolyn Brown
This short packets helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L6.1d: Recognize and correct vague pronouns. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided practice activity, an independent practice activity, an extra
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4
$1.99
19 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This PowerPoint is half of a 40 minute lesson on test taking strategies for standardized tests. A suggested script is the notes section, making it suitable for use by a substitute who can follow basic directions and read. I use this PowerPoint and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$1.99
13 ratings
3.7
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packets helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L6.2a: Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4c
$1.99
23 ratings
3.9
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By Carolyn Brown
This "test"is designed to accompany my PowerPoint called "Middle School Test Taking Strategies." In this activity, students will use their test taking strategies to pass a test about a topic they may not know anything about, namely Vermeer's
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep
$1.99
9 ratings
3.9
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L8.2b: Use an ellipsis to indicate omission. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided practice activity, an independent practice activity, an extra
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$1.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L6.1c: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided practice activity, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3
$1.99
10 ratings
3.9
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L7.2a: Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided practice activity, an independent practice activity, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4a
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L8.1d: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb mood and voice.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$1.99
5 ratings
3.2
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By Carolyn Brown
This 3-page intervention assignment guides students through understanding what profanity is and why it isn't appropriate at school. The final page is for use exclusively with students who claim the words they used aren't profanity and include
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This is the PowerPoint that accompanies the Middle School Effective Collaboration Lesson. These are the single-panel comics that depict different groups working together.
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This 6-page packet introduces students to Kohlberg's stages of moral reasoning, Heinz's Dilemma, and the simple concept of thinking about why they make the choices they do. This packet is designed as a behavior intervention activity for students
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Psychology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L6.1b: Use intensive pronouns. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided practice activity, an independent practice activity, an extra help page (for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$1.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This 54-page packet teaches students the grammar standards of the Common Core, namely phrases & clauses, sentence structures, correcting dangling modifiers, and commas with coordinate adjectives. Examples are drawn from AESOP'S FABLES, as well
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4a
$10.99
7 ratings
3.9
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packet helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L7.1c: Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers. This packet focuses on placing phrases and clauses.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
In this 6-lesson unit, 8th graders taste new foods and write one-paragraph reviews about them, including giving a recommendation based on vivid descriptions rather than simply stating a preference. Graphic organizers for learning about descriptive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This short packets helps students learn and practice Common Core Standard L8.1c: Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive moods. Packet consists of an instructional page with examples, a guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$1.99
6 ratings
3.7
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By Carolyn Brown
This PowerPoint is half of a 40 minute lesson on test taking strategies for standardized tests. I use this to prep my 8th graders for end-of-year tests, and each year students, parents, and other teachers have thanked me for helping all our
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Carolyn Brown
This activity helps students who don't understand why we have rules or why they have to obey them learn about the social contract. The activity explains the social contract and several of the philosophers and political theorists who have shaped
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$2.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Carolyn Brown
This 59-page packet teaches students the grammar standards of the Common Core, namely verbals, voice, grammatical mood, and the use of commas, dashes, & ellipses. Examples are drawn from AESOP'S FABLES, as well as being original material. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$10.00
4 ratings
3.6
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By Carolyn Brown
Why should high schoolers have all the fun? Introduce your 8th graders to the Hero's Journey with "Star Wars" and "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett. This unit focuses on understanding characterization and building vocabulary through natural
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
8th
Types:
Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, L.8.5
$15.00
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in both California and Utah in both public and private schools. I have served on the Curriculum and Common Core Implementation Committees of two districts. I currently teach reading intervention in a Special Education co-taught class and 8th grade English/Language Arts at a Title I school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use every second in class to push students to excel. There is no wasted time, so there is no busy work. I stick closely to the Common Core standards and make sure my students know what the day's objectives are. I like using graphic organizers, manipulatives, and kinesthetic activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I once received a standing ovation from my colleagues and a black mark in my file for asking the district to give us time to write lesson plans for the new Core without wasting our time with fake "training."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a BA in Art History from BYU in 2005, but then discovered I didn't want to work in a museum. I found myself substitute teaching in California and then went back to school at Utah Valley University to earn a BS in English Teaching. Both degrees were awarded Cum Laude.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach in Perris, California, the armpit of Southern California; it's hot, smelly, not very scenic, but close to the heart. I enjoy going to zoos and museums with my husband and two preschool-age children, one neurotypical daughter and a beautifully autistic son.

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