I have taught for over twenty-five years. 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 middle grade kids.
My favorite rewards from teaching are pictures from kids and positive notes from parents. Seeing other teachers use my resources and receiving comments that their kids enjoy them 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