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This Cause and Effect Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of cause and effect - the set of Cause and Effects Task Cards, and a Cause and Effects Slide Presentation.Both resources address these cause and effect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5
$6.25
64
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This informational text resource includes five magazine-style pages of non-fiction or informational text, each with text-based comprehension questions and an analyze and respond activity. Each article includes:Informational text page - With short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$5.75
26
Digital Download PDF (11.80 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Practicing with Problem and Solution Task Cards, students gain a real understanding of the text structure. There are thirty cards with a variety of activities for plenty of practice on this essential reading comprehension skill.NOTE: For a digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
12
Digital Download PDF (11.63 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Elections - Each of these 4 informational text articles has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction articles, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading. Here
Subjects:
Civics, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$4.75
17
Digital Download PDF (17.48 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This package of text structure task cards includes five sets - for five major text structures: cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and description. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$18.75
$15.00
15
Bundle
By Classroom in the Middle
With these Description Task Cards, students learn to really understand the descriptive text structure using a variety of activities for plenty of practice on this essential reading comprehension skill.With the task cards, students practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5
$3.75
7
Digital Download PDF (10.88 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Compare and Contrast Task Cards - students learn to really understand the text structure of compare and contrast. The cards have a variety of activities for plenty of practice on this essential reading comprehension skill.With this task card set,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
3
Digital Download PDF (11.10 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This Chronological Order Text Structure Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of chronological, or sequential, order - the set of Chronological Order Task Cards, and the Chronological Order Slide Presentation.The PowerPoint
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.25
7
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By Classroom in the Middle
Solar System - Each of the 6 articles has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction articles, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading. Here is what is
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$6.75
10
Digital Download PDF (25.38 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This big Text Structure Bundle includes ten resources - two resources each for five text structures. There are five set of task cards and five PowerPoint presentations. The five structures are: Cause and EffectChronological OrderCause and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$31.25
$23.00
5
Bundle
By Classroom in the Middle
With this set of Cause and Effect Task Cards students learn to really understand the text structure of cause and effect as they practice with a variety of cause and effect situations.The cause and effect situations included are:- One cause with one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
5
Digital Download PDF (10.33 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Problem and Solution Text Structure Package includes two resources for teaching this text structure - the set of Problem and Solution Task Cards, and the Problem and Solution Slide Presentation.The PowerPoint presentation explains the concept and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.25
3
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By Classroom in the Middle
Winter - Each of the 5 informational text articles has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction articles, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading. Here is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$5.75
5
Digital Download PDF (21.86 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This Compare and Contrast Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of comparing and contrasting - the Compare and Contrast Task Cards Set, and the Compare and Contrast Slide Presentation.The PowerPoint presentation explains the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RI.6.5, RI.6.10, RI.7.5, RI.7.10
$6.25
3
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By Classroom in the Middle
Media Literacy is a set of activity sheets and readings that teaches students to become informed consumers of the news. The set includes ten activity sheets plus three one-page readings with discussion questions and a follow-up activity for each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2
$3.75
2
Digital Download PDF (14.21 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Freedom of the Press, or Journalism - each of the 5 articles has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction articles, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading.
Subjects:
Civics, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$5.75
1
Digital Download PDF (23.87 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This Descriptive Text Structure Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of description - the set of Description Task Cards, and the Description Slide Presentation.The PowerPoint presentation explains the concept and includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$6.25
3
Digital Download ZIP (24.90 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This informational text resource includes eight magazine-style pages of non-fiction or informational text, each with text-based comprehension questions and an analyze and respond activity. Each holiday-themed page is about one special event that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$8.75
1
Digital Download PDF (18.70 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Foldable fill-in book report bookmarks for convenient reading responses to a variety of genres. This set includes twelve different book report foldables, for twelve types of fiction and non-fiction or informational books that kids in middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
Digital Download PDF (8.65 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Context Clues Task Cards - Digital Resource (with PDF version included) for Google Slides – 30 cards for practicing:· Choosing the best definition· Choosing among multiple meanings of words· Choosing and writing synonyms· Defining words· Making good
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4
$4.25
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My experience includes about twenty-eight years of teaching, mainly in middle school. For most of that time, I taught English and Reading, as well as a variety of other subjects in inclusion and self-contained classes. At TPT, I focus on creating Language Arts and Reading resources that are engaging for students and helpful for teachers. I continue to teach by volunteering in a literacy tutoring program.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is all about the middle grades, mainly grades 4 through 7. My goal is to create teaching resources that appeal to the active learning style of middle grade kids by using original written passages, colorful designs, and age-appropriate graphics.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My favorite reward from teaching is watching kids get really engaged in classroom activities. Hearing that other teachers find my resources useful and reading comments about how their kids enjoy the activities is very rewarding, too.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My bachelor's degree is in secondary education with a major in English, and my master's degree is in special education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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