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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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
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
This resource includes both a Story Elements Activity Sheets Set and the Story Elements PowerPoint Presentation. The Story Elements Activity Sheet Set is a collection of 15 activity sheets for working with any story. The topics include characters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$5.75
55
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By Classroom in the Middle
This vocabulary resource about word relationships includes both the Activity Sheet Set and the PowerPoint Presentation about connotations, denotations, synonyms, and antonyms.Both focus on the vocabulary skills of identifying connotative meanings,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
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
$5.75
110
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This resource includes both an Analogy Worksheet Set and the Analogies PowerPoint to introduce analogies and provide examples and practice with sixteen specific types of these word relationships. These sixteen types of analogies are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$5.75
32
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By Classroom in the Middle
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:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
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
27
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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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5
$6.25
66
Digital Download ZIP (21.90 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This novel study for The Cay includes questions for each chapter, a before reading activity, two characterization activities, two context clues activities, two inferencing activities, and a review card game. Questions are text dependent and written
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$6.75
45
Digital Download PDF (20.47 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Includes questions for each chapter, a before reading activity, two characterization activities, two context clues activities, two inferencing activities, and a review card game. Questions are text dependent and written specifically for this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$6.75
38
Digital Download PDF (19.56 MB)
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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
17
Digital Download PDF (11.49 MB)
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, 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
68
Digital Download PDF (9.96 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
Latin and Greek Roots Activities with Slide Presentation - this resource includes a big PowerPoint presentation that introduces each root and includes student activities plus a set of 21 printable activities.The slide presentation includes lots of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4
$6.75
32
Digital Download ZIP (49.67 MB)
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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
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
19
Digital Download PDF (11.10 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This bundle includes:Prefixes Activity SheetsPrefixes Slide PresentationSuffixes Activity SheetsSuffixes Slide PresentationLatin and Greek Roots Activity SheetsLatin and Greek Roots Slide PresentationPrefixesThe prefix resources include a big
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4, CCRA.L.4
$20.25
$16.20
12
Bundle
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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$3.75
17
Digital Download PDF (11.63 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This novel study for Because of Winn-Dixie includes chapter questions, a before reading activity, main idea and details activities, context clue activities, inferencing activities, a follow-up activity, and a review card game. Questions are text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$6.75
20
Digital Download PDF (24.97 MB)
By Classroom in the Middle
This novel study for CRASH includes chapter questions, a before reading activity, two characterization activities, two context clues activities, two inferencing activities, and a review card game. Questions are text dependent and written
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$6.75
33
Digital Download PDF (19.41 MB)
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:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5
$3.75
68
Digital Download PDF (8.19 MB)
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
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:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4
$3.75
18
Digital Download PDF (11.57 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
46
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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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