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By Cynthia Hansen
Students read An American Plague by Jim Murphy. This is a non-fiction portrayal of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Students then read Fever: 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. This is a fictional portrayal of the yellow fever
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students look at the Biblical verses alluded to and/or quoted in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. They delve into the meanings of the verses in the context of the Bible as well as in the context of A Wrinkle in Time. CCSS: L.5 and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.8.9, L.7.5, L.8.5
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students enjoy writing skits and plays. Use this outline to guide students through the process of writing and performing a skit or play on their own or in a small group. The following are included: • Decide on a theme • Write an outline • List and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$2.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
This Copyright Basics PowerPoint covers copyright law as it applies to middle school students. Notes are included for the teacher. Pair this with the Copyright Basics Unit, found in my store, which includes a study guide, poster project, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students use this booklet to learn the eight major parts of speech. Each part of speech has an activity page for students to do: Write a definition, write a sentence, record examples and draw pictures of the part of speech. The booklet is color
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students choose one of the people alluded to in A Wrinkle in Time, research the person and analyze the author's purpose in alluding to that person. Students then create a PowerPoint about the person, and present the findings to the class. Included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students research an allusion from Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever 1793. They write the information on the provided bookmark. When the allusion is read in the book, the student becomes the expert and shares the information with the class. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students complete the study guide while viewing the PowerPoint Copyright Basics for Middle School. Students then create a poster about copyright law using Microsoft Word or Publisher. Finally, students take a quiz on copyright basics. Includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities
$5.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Copyright Basics Slide Show for Elementary Students Covers • Definition of copyright • Plagiarism • Work you create belongs to you • The basics of citing an online source and a book • Citing photos and images A good way to introduce to your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
How do you use water each day? Drinking? Cooking? Cleaning? Playing? How does water affect your life? Farming? Recreation? Storms? In this webquest, students explore how water issues affect people around the world. Students take notes on their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Geography
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Webquests
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
This PowerPoint gives hints to students for short stories. Slides include: Keep it Short; Story Line; 2-3 Characters; Voice; Direct Quotes; Literary Devices; and Theme. Each slide includes information and a follow-up practice slide. This is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students read two Cinderella stories from two different cultures. Students then write an essay comparing and contrasting the two versions of Cinderella. Common Core standards RL.1 and W.9. Includes teacher information, student directions, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.9, W.7.9, W.8.9
$4.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
This rain shadow effect activity teaches the concept of mountains creating rain shadow. Students act out the effects of rain shadow as they play the parts of ocean, coastal plains, mountains, desert, and clouds. A great activity for all ages
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
Using an online resource for Aesop’s fables, students read four different fables. For each fable, students have an activity to complete. Students are able to choose from a list of fables, giving them some control over their reading. For the first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.7, W.8.3, W.8.4...
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By Cynthia Hansen
Use research, writing, and math skills to explore a U.S. National Park! Students choose and research a United States National park, then plan a family vacation to the park. Students use documents to record information: • Research sights and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.6, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.6, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.9-10.2...
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In chapter ten of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the children and the Beavers meet Father Christmas. Follow the directions to learn how C.S. Lewis used prepositional phrases to make the passage interesting. In this lesson, students read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
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By Cynthia Hansen
Students use this guide to write a short story. Students are guided to: • Choose an event to write about • Outline a story line • Choose and build two characters • Choose a voice • Write dialogue for the story • Write literary devices to use in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
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A simple, but fun, graphic organizer for students to do prior to reading A Wrinkle in Time. Students research facts about space travel and the 1st-4th dimensions. Then students share what they have learned in small group or class discussions. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Science), Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.00
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By Cynthia Hansen
After reading chapter 5 of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, students research what a tesseract is then attempt to build a tesseract using miniature marshmallows and toothpicks. Students analyze the title of the book and L’Engle’s use of time
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects
$2.00
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Use this project after a lesson on propaganda to check students’ understanding of propaganda techniques. Assign each student a subject for their propaganda posters. I put the subject ideas in a hat and have the students draw. Suggestions for
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.6, RI.7.7, RI.7.8, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.6, RI.8.7...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school/high school for many years. I have taught math, ELA, social studies, business, and technology. This has given me the chance to integrate multiple subjects into projects my students do. I prepare geography projects with an eye to the ELA standards, and ELA projects that incorporate math concepts. Our school was a common core pilot school, so I have a lot of experience incorporating the CCSS standards into all of the subjects I teach.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classes are project based - I'm a guide in the classroom. I have developed many projects for my students. Most of these projects are independent work - students have the chance to use their own best learning style to acquire and share information.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My students win essay, short story, and poetry contests, and accelerate into higher math classes.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Educational Technology. Along the way, I've received accreditation for middle school math, algebra for credit, reading, social studies, and science, and high school business and geography as well as career and technical education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy traveling around the world and sharing with my students what I have learned. I use my contacts around the world to help create great new projects every year for my students to grow and learn.

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