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By Chaffy
This simple, one page question page invites students to compare the book, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton to the classic film version of the story.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.6.7, RL.7.7, RL.8.7
$1.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By Chaffy
This file includes ten narratives with pieces missing! Students are challenged to use creativity and inference skills to fill in the missing pieces and then revise for a specific Common Core narrative skill (using transitions, creating and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Chaffy
This is the clearest way I've learned to teach students how to write introductory paragraphs. This activity page breaks down the three parts of an introductory paragraph. It includes four items. The first three items ask students to complete just
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This is a short, 10-question multiple-choice quiz requiring students to show understanding of the difference between a phrase and a clause and the difference between an adjective and an adverb. This quiz can be used as a pre-test or a formative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$1.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
Are you a science teacher wondering where to start when it comes to teaching literacy? Want a critical thinking, research-based strategy? Here's something that might help you address those literacy standards while helping train your students to
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This board game is easy to print, glue onto manila folders, and laminate. It includes a bank of pretend money, property cards, and a short pre-quiz and post-quiz related to 3rd grade social studies economic standards (goods & services).
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Economics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Simulations
$7.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
Are you a European History teacher looking for ways to integrate literature? Are you a Language Arts teacher searching for an interdisciplinary connection? Want a great text to use for a class discussion or Socratic Seminar? Wondering how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, European History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This product includes a one-page lesson plan and a media analysis chart that students complete as they view different news examples. I could not include actual news examples with the lesson, so there is a little preparation necessary to use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
SL.7.2, SL.8.2, SL.9-10.2
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Chaffy
Take a break from writing essays, and invite your students on an investigative journey analyzing poetry and song lyrics. Is it possible that the authors of "Hotel California" were inspired by Poe's "Haunted Palace?" This file includes a plan and
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Chaffy
Are you a science teacher wondering where to start when it comes to teaching literacy? Want a critical thinking, research-based strategy? Here's something that might help you address those literacy standards while helping train your students to
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This anticipation guide is a great way to introduce Angela Johnson's Heaven. The handout asks students to rank how they feel about eight statements. Then, students make a guided prediction about what they think the novel will be about.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Chaffy
This monologue or soliloquy project invites students to take on the role of one of the characters from Harper Lee's classic *To Kill a Mockingbird*. This project file includes: *An adaptable role chart that you can add student names to. * A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Chaffy
This activity is designed to serve as an activity for students who are finished with their work more quickly than the others. The pieces can be arranged in a regular file folder and stored in a designated "extension" or "sponge" activity area.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Chaffy
This presentation, told from the point-of-view of Socrates himself is an introduction to the Socratic Seminar discussion format. I use it in an 8th grade language arts classroom to give kids the rules of the discussion format that we use throughout
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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18 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This file is all text, but don't be fooled! This is one of my favorite games, and it will woo your really active kids and really help every kid in your classroom memorize information. You have to know the information before you can apply it or
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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By Chaffy
This close reading anchor chart, poster, or handout is a simple step-by-step reminder for students and me as we walk through a close-reading activity.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Posters
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1
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3 ratings
4.0
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By Chaffy
This file is a simple table that invites students to track each canto, circle, level, and synopsis of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, the first book of his narrative poem, The Divine Comedy. The key is not included. The first few are completed as an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach high school English in Georgia. My favorite focuses right now are critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary connections, and media and technology integration.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My kids sometimes say, "You're one of those freedom teachers." I don't mind noise in the room as long as it's productive, and if a kid needs to stand while he writes his story, so be it! If someone made me sit in a desk for 6-hours, I'd be crazy. I try to have fun, and I think the most productive class periods are the ones when I don't have to talk much at all. The kids know what to do, and they're busy doing it! I do have rules and guidelines, of course, and I really make sure to teach procedures/protocols--which is something elementary teachers are great at, but sometimes middle school teachers lose.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS and M.Ed. in English Education. My research for my M.Ed. was on teachers' perceptions of the purpose of the statewide writing assessment: its reliability and uses. I had some awesome professors during my time at each university--my favorites taught me about caring about kids first, so you can connect them to the content you love in a more meaningful way.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've lived overseas a few times in my life, and I still wonder if life might lead me into TESL/TEFL/TESOL or teaching abroad.

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