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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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
69
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By Classroom in the Middle
This Summer Practice Packet includes six reading review lessons, a novel response packet for any novel, and ten writing review lessons.Reading ReviewEach of the six one-page lessons begins with a vocabulary warm-up. For the lessons, students use a
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$3.75
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Digital Download PDF (11.79 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This Writing Process resource contains three PowerPoint presentations, one for each of the three steps of the writing process that seem to require the most instruction in the middle grades - Prewriting, Revising, and Proofreading (or Editing).The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.7.4, W.7.5, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$7.75
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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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
L.4.2, L.5.2, L.6.2, L.7.2
$3.75
54
Digital Download PDF (12.27 MB)
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, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$3.75
38
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By Classroom in the Middle
This Writing Process and Grammar Task Card Bundle includes five sets of cards for practicing revising and proofreading - two steps of the writing process that need lots of practice. The sets are: Revising Task Cards, Proofreading Task Cards,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1...
$18.75
$15.00
11
Bundle
By Classroom in the Middle
Four Seasons Revise and Edit provides practice with a large number of specific revising and editing (or proofreading) skills. There are eleven student activity sheets and four group activities. The theme of the content is fun activities for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
26
Digital Download PDF (18.12 MB)
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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2
$3.75
5
Digital Download PDF (14.24 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Proofreading Task Cards - Digital Resource for Google Slides - thirty digital task cards, or slides - all about proofreading, or editing. This resource gives students practice correcting common types of writing errors
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
5
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Classroom in the Middle
These task cards provide students with practice revising - an important part of the writing process - by working on specific revisions one at a time. The specific revisions include:Removing unnecessary wordsAdding detailsReplacing common wordsUsing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
This writing prompts PowerPoint includes a total of 100 prompts with 25 narrative prompts, 25 informative/explanatory, and 25 opinion/argument, plus 25 picture prompts which are also identified as either narrative, explanatory, or opinion. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2...
$5.75
4
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By Classroom in the Middle
Writing and Revising Sentences includes both a set of Sentence Construction and Renovation activity sheets, and a PowerPoint presentation, Revising and Expanding Sentences.Sentence Construction and Renovation includes 24 activities plus two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$6.75
5
Digital Download ZIP (39.49 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Poetry Task Cards - Digital Resource for Google Slides – are all about types of poems and poetry terms. Students identify specific types of poems, write their own original poems, and work with poetry terms. Both the digital resource and a PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.4.10, W.5.3d, W.5.10, W.6.3d, W.6.10, W.7.3d, W.7.10, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10, W.4.3d
$3.75
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Classroom in the Middle
Revising Task Cards - Digital Resource for Google Slides provide students with practice revising - an important part of the writing process - by working on specific revisions one at a time. Both the digital resource and a PDF version are included in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.4.5, W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5
$3.75
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Classroom in the Middle
Activity Sheets to practice various ways to start an essay - this resource includes activities for ten different essay beginnings with three types of essays. Each worksheet addresses one specific type of opening or one specific type of essay. Here
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.1a, W.5.2a, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.6.1a, W.6.2a, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.7.1a...
$3.25
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By Classroom in the Middle
Subject-Verb Agreement Task Cards - Digital Resource for Google Slides – these task cards provide students in middle school and upper elementary grades with lots of practice using the rules of subject-verb agreement. Both the digital resource and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, CCRA.L.1
$3.75
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Classroom in the Middle
Summer Practice Task Cards - Digital Resource for Google Slides – with these end of the school year task cards, students review reading, writing, and vocabulary skills during the last weeks of school or as a summer project. Both the digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.75
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Classroom in the Middle
Subject-Verb Agreement task cards provide students in middle school and upper elementary grades with lots of practice using the rules of subject-verb agreement.NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for students use with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, CCRA.L.1
$3.75
1
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By Classroom in the Middle
Poems to Write addresses elements of poetry through students' own writing. Many poetry forms are included along with poetry elements including imagery, figurative language, rhyme, rhythm, and format. Included are both the activity sheet set and an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.4.5, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, W.4.10, W.5.3d, W.5.10, W.6.3d, W.6.10, W.7.3d...
$4.75
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By Classroom in the Middle
Media Literacy is a set of free activity sheets that teach students to become informed consumers of the news. The set includes three ready-to-use activity sheets.For each activity, students read a short passage and identify the point of view, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.1
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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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