Christie Miller

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This powerpoint is a collection of ironic images and situations to help students better understand this complex concept. The definitions of both "irony" and "ironic" are included, as well as a slide for transferring the concepts into literature.
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This is a really helpful tool for encouraging students to use strong character traits. I copy a front to back and black and white copy for each student's binder, and have several color copies printed on cardstock and laminated for classroom
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After teaching the students about author's tone in poetry, I used this worksheet to assess their understanding. On the front of the sheet, they underlined key words that reflected the tone. Students then used this evidence on the back to select
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This is a great assessment tool for teachers and students to track progress in fluency. I have used it most often by recording students reading aloud and having them listen to the play back and self-score. They can track their own progress, by
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This is a great assessment tool for the end of a unit on poetry. Students use the word bank to match definitions to vocabulary terms, then complete a brief writing piece to compare the elements in two poems.
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Give each student either a description or a sound. Have them move around the room to find their matching slip. This is a fun activator to begin a lesson on onomatopoeia.
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This is a helpful worksheet for kids to first practice the format and style of a limerick before using the frames to create their own. I had them illustrate one on the back when they finished.
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This PowerPoint is a great way to end a unit on poetry. It highlights both sound and meaning tools with examples of each. It is meant to be used as a whole-class activity, and animation allows teachers to call on students to share answers before
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I designed this activity to introduce students to the different ways to organize text. I have them work in small groups to read through each passage and vote on which format it follows. As a class, we tally the votes, and discuss the reasoning for
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Card game designed for two or more players to practice Place Value skills and concepts. I printed each page on a separate color of card stock, laminated, and cut them out. You will also need something to use as "tokens." I used poker chips.
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This PowerPoint is a great way to end a unit on poetry. It highlights both sound and meaning tools with examples of each. It is meant to be used as a whole-class activity, and animation allows teachers to call on students to share answers before
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I put this up at the front of the room after teaching a lesson on the types of conflict in literature. It's a good way to look at conflict as a general word to describe many different situations, and it provides a helpful resource for the students
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Great literacy center/anchor activity! This worksheet is designed to be used with the Versatiles game. Students apply context clues to identify which of the words makes sense in the given sentence. An example is given to be used for modeling
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I created this homework contract to give my students practice in each of the foundations of the word study program before their dictation on Friday. The kids use a "Word Study Notebook" (lined spiral notebook) to take notes in small group
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I made these to help students remember how to take notes as they read to show they are actively engaged. I have them jot down their thoughts as they think of them, and label each with the initial letter of the strategy it represents. I have found
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This is a quick sorting tool to help students learn the meaning of the roots derm, hydro/a, graph, and micro.
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This is a great review of the difficult words in the first ten chapters of Roald Dahl's novel. The kids create a Bingo board (slide 18) and fill in the vocabulary terms. Then, you run the slideshow and they cover their answers based on the
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I use this form every month when the kids pick new classroom jobs. You can edit the jobs to fit your classroom and change the team to reflect where you live. I have gotten parent comments about the importance of their children feeling like they
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This activity is designed for kids to work in partners, brainstorming words for each of the roots listed at the bottom of the trees. An example is given, which can be used as a model to open the lesson.
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This unit was designed to be paired with the first unit in the new BCPS LA curriculum for fifth grade, launched in Fall 2013. It directly aligns with the Common Core and curriculum goals, and incorporates a great deal of differentiated instruction,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began teaching 2nd grade in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. After 4 wonderful years, I moved to Baltimore County and married my husband. This will be my fifth year teaching 5th grade for BCPS. I recently earned my Masters Degree in Reading Education and look forward to pursuing more literacy opportunities in the future!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a very student-centered classroom. I believe in teaching students to take initiative, use their resources, and constantly work towards independent and critical thinking. I am a huge proponent of small group discussions and project based learning. I incorporate technology whenever possible, and I am interested in learning more about how to do this with limited resources.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Gifted and Talented Liaison, Presenter at the 2012 SoMIRAC Reading Conference, Presenter at Loyola University's Emerging Scholars Seminar

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergrad at Penn State University, Masters at Loyola University, MD

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