I have taught for over twenty-five years, mainly in middle school. For most of that time, I taught English and/or Reading,as well as a variety of other subjects in inclusion and self-contained classrooms. I have also taught in alternative school settings.
My teaching style is individualized and inclusive. My style for creating teaching materials includes original written passages, and a colorful design with graphics that appeal to kids in the middle grades.
My favorite rewards from teaching are pictures from kids, positive notes from parents, and photos of kids engaged in activities in my classroom. Seeing that other teachers find my resources useful and reading comments about their kids enjoying the activities is also very rewarding.
I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education with a major in English, and a master's degree in special education.
In addition to creating teaching materials for TPT, I enjoy spending time with my family, writing, drawing, doing crafts, taking pictures, and learning about graphic design. See more teaching ideas at my website, Classroom in the Middle.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Special Education, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Close Reading