Classroom in the Middle

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This set of thirty task cards helps students to really understand the meaning of characterization and use close reading to identify character traits. The activities include: Choosing character traits from a word bankChoosing character traits –
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1...
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
Task card set for practicing capitalization and punctuation - addresses basic rules plus punctuating quotes and capitalization when writing a letter. Also included - capitalization and punctuation posters.NOTE: For a digital version with one task
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.2, L.5.2, L.6.2, L.7.2
$3.75
50
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By Classroom in the Middle
This set of 30 task cards is all about solving and understanding analogies. The tasks include completing a group of analogies, choosing the correct type of analogy from multiple-choice answers, identifying the correct type of analogy without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$3.75
66
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By Classroom in the Middle
This set of 30 half-page proofreading, or editing, task cards gives students practice correcting common types of errors. The topics include:punctuationcapitalizationgrammarrun-on sentenceshomophonesand spellingNOTE: For a digital version with one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
63
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By Classroom in the Middle
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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Spring Reading Comprehension Task Cards - Each card includes an original, non-fiction reading passage on a topic related to spring, Easter, or various springtime activities. There are 30 cards in the set - six each on the following reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$3.75
45
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By Classroom in the Middle
The thirty half-page task cards include three cards each about nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and conjunctions, and one card about interjections. In addition, there are eight cards that are each about several or all of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$3.75
35
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By Classroom in the Middle
This story elements activity is a whole class game for reviewing story elements.The terms in this card game include: characters, setting, plot, theme, conflict, character traits, exposition, rising action, climax, static character, dynamic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
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This package of story elements task cards includes four sets - for the four major story elements: characterization, setting, plot and conflict, and theme. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$15.00
$12.00
26
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By Classroom in the Middle
Fictional and informational passages on 30 large task cards with topics including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Chinese New Year, and winter. The reading skills include: making inferencesidentifying settingsidentifying cause and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$3.75
42
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By Classroom in the Middle
This is a set of thirty task cards for practicing the story element of setting. Students use close reading and look for text based evidence to determine details of a story's setting. A good variety of activities makes these cards appealing to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
With these Chronological Order Task Cards, students learn to really understand the text structure of chronological order. The cards include a variety of activities for plenty of practice on this essential reading comprehension skill.NOTE: For a
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
14
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By Classroom in the Middle
Figurative Language and Imagery - task cards with content perfect for middle school or upper elementary. The topics include similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole, and imagery of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.NOTE: For a digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4
$3.75
16
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By Classroom in the Middle
Autumn Reading Comprehension Task Cards is a set of 30 half-page task cards. Each card includes an original reading passage on a topic related to autumn, fall holidays, or fall activities. There are six cards each on the following reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
22
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By Classroom in the Middle
Connotations Task Cards is a set of thirty task cards that provide students with a variety of practice exercises for the difficult concept of word connotations. Students practice recognizing the different nuances of word meanings and choosing words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
Making Inferences - this set of 30 task cards provides students with practice using close reading skills to make inferences in a variety of situations. Students make inferences from paragraphs, quotes, clichés, signs, pictures, and more. They will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$3.75
26
Digital Download PDF (10.29 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
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By Classroom in the Middle
Thirty task cards for practicing the story elements of plot and conflict. Students learn plot and conflict terms and practice outlining the plot of a story in several ways. NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
Context Clues Task Cards - for practicing:Choose the best definitionChoose among multiple meanings of wordsChoose and write synonymsDefine wordsMake good word choicesWrite sentencesSolve riddlesDraw detailed illustrationsThis set of 30 task cards on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4
$3.75
24
Digital Download PDF (10.76 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
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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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