Classics on Caffeine

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Classics on Caffeine
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In this 3-day mini unit, students will be asked to condense a pinnacle life moment into just six words. What makes this package different is the addition of MENTOR MEMOIRS. Students will analyze Six Word Memoirs for their WORD PATTERNS, then mimic
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LEADERS + LITERACY = POWER. Are you looking for a "Back to School" activity that gets students thinking about the power of literature? Do you want to set the stage for a year of reading? Then give this activity a try! Students will begin by
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"Minimize all noise. At the time of your husband's arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet" This was just one of many expectations for women found in the GOOD WIVES GUIDE, 1930.
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PERFECT FOR AN ENGAGING HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13th ACTIVITY!! This mini-lesson uses the song "Nightmare on my Street" by Fresh Prince to teach the following ELA Reading Literary Text Standard: ANALYZE HOW THE AUTHORS DEVELOPMENT OF PERSPECTIVES
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WAIT! You can purchase this product as part of my READING BUNDLE #1 for a discounted price! Check it out: Reading Bundle #1 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This mini-lesson uses the song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega to teach the following ELA
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Imagine greeting your students with a song as they walk into your classroom! Music is an engaging way to introduce Reading Standards and encourage students to critically work through a text. This is the first bundle of SEVEN song-inspired
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50 DIFFERENT SENTENCE STEMS AND QUESTIONS WILL KEEP YOUR STUDENTS TALKING AND ENGAGED!! These Cafe Conversation Cards were created to help students learn how to ask thought-provoking questions and engage with classmates for an academic purpose.
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Students will be engaged as they transform a Greek god/goddess from "Ancient Bore" to "Modern Knockout". This is a new spin on traditional Greek god research. Students analyze the character traits of a Greek god and work to incorporate modern
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LOVE and MUSIC--- is there anything else that teenagers value more? Why not use this natural fascination with love as a tool to dig deeper into ANY novel study? This packet includes a student-friendly handout that defines SEVEN different forms of
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Students will be proclaiming "PREACH IT!", "AMEN", and "I HEAR YOU!" as they experience the thrill of visiting Calpurnia's church! In this packet, students will become Jem, Scout, Calpurnia and the members of First Purchase Church as they ACT OUT
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"Judgement" is the underlying theme of To Kill a Mockingbird's Chapter 23. Judgement by jury and Judgement by society are both explored within the touching dialogue between Atticus, Jem and Scout. Students can wrestle with these issues right along
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Gender-based achievement gaps (especially in math and science) suggest the existence of gender bias in the classroom. Although most people would like to believe gender bias in the classroom is no longer a problem, evidence points to a persistent
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"And now I pondered how to hurt him worst, if but Athena granted what I prayed for. Here are the means I thought would serve my turn" (The Odyssey). Odysseus (and crew) are being held captive by a man-eating Cyclops. They only have a few items to
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"Should old acquaintance be forgot and.....blah, blah, blah, blah, blah". We all love the song! We all hear the song at New Year parties! However-- do we actually KNOW the lyrics? This fun activity will engage students in three activities all
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Set the table, warm up the tea, bake up the finest pastries and invite your students to participate in Aunt Alexandra's formal tea party! In Chapter 24 from To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee introduces readers to a select group of gossipy women
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On the count of three, you will BECOME your character! 1....2.....3! Students will experience what it means to use "indirect characterization" as a way to bring life to a fictional character by completing FOUR writing activities: a character
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WAIT! You can purchase this product as part of my READING BUNDLE #1 for a discounted price! Check it out: Reading Bundle #1 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This mini-lesson uses the song "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin to teach the following
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What do roller coasters and suspense stories have in common? EVERYTHING! If you are looking for an engaging way to teach fiction story elements--this resource is for you! Students will not mind taking notes about exposition, inciting incident,
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Nothing is better than curling up with a good book, sipping a cup of cocoa, and warming up by the fire. Now students can take advantage of an unplanned snow day or a long winter break to experience a variety of "COZY reading COMFORTS" For this FUN
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This single sheet poetry response is ready for you to print and use! This handout is designed to compliment my other Maya Angelou resources or to stand alone as a poetry analysis activity. Within minutes, students will be able to dive into
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

19 years teaching 8th grade English 8, English I, English 9 and Gifted/Talented Extensive experience serving on curriculum writing teams

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy the challenge of creating units that 100% engaged students! Through my song connections, articles of the week, movie analysis, writing challenges, and heated debates, students are surprised to discover the RELEVANCE in what is being studied. My classroom is one of constant variety and ever-changing experiences all tied directly to state standards and assessments.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016 School District Teacher of the Year 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year National Board Certification: Adolescent Literature National Board Certification Renewal: Adolescent Literature

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree: English/Secondary Education (7-12) and Journalism Masters Degree: Adolescent Literature

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