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Looking for a way to introduce or reinforce the 6 + 1 Writing Traits in your upper elementary classroom? This package contains: 8 mini posters of the writing traits PowerPoint presentation of each of the writing traits Smart Notebook
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Teach your students to write powerful paragraphs with this resource. We are excited to introduce the SEE approach to organizing body paragraphs as we believe it holds the key to writing paragraphs that are both organized and detailed. Our goal is
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This middle school resource illuminates the behind-the-scenes story of the presidential inauguration. Full of interesting facts and differentiated articles, this will captivate your students. How many people come to view the inauguration? How does
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In this lesson, students make an interactive lapbook or an interactive notebook page about characterization techniques. They will use this lapbook to record important moments of characterization from two storybooks, Dex: The Heart of a Hero and
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So you want to be an astronaut? This activity is a motivating way to encourage students to write an opinion piece. They read articles about astronaut selection and training and then apply to NASA to become one of the newest astronaut candidates.This
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In this lesson students will develop both their descriptive writing and critical reading skills. Students will also deepen their understanding of descriptive writing techniques by creating an interactive lapbook or interactive notebook page. This
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Using the book "I Love You as Big as the World," students create a lapbook of interactive foldables to not only become familiar with similes, but also to practice creating their own. The lesson concludes with each student writing a poem comprised
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In What Mess? by Tom Lichtenheld, a young boy’s room is described from two perspectives: his parents’ and his own. As such, it is an ideal piece to discuss point of view and how a piece changes when the point of view shifts from one person to
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This PowerPoint lesson sends children home with something to tell their parents about what they learned on the very first day of school. The lesson includes 6 unique vocabulary words students can use to impress and amaze their family and friends.
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Increase students' awareness of a great African-American and improve analytical writing skills simultaneously with this resource. This analytical writing lesson uses an excerpt from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to develop
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Have your students ever wondered what happens the morning a newly-elected president wakes up in his bed in the White House on his very first day in office? How does the president order breakfast? How does he find out what is going on around the
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Get your students excited about Valentine's Day and writing with our thematic writing pack! This product includes a craftivity and three classroom tested writing lessons that focus on a different genre of writing: narrative, informational, and
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This analytical writing lesson uses Langston Hughes's short poem "Dreams" to develop students' understanding of literary analysis in a short period of time. As the language of poetry is filled with figurative language, one poem can provide multiple
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This worksheet is a fun and different way for your students to tell you about themselves on the first day back to school. Using a Top Ten List format, they write the top ten things you would NEVER hear them say. This resource contains a color
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Do your students dread completing their silent reading homework? Do their eyes roll when you pass out the recording sheets? Lead students to discover the answer to the age old question: "Why do I have to do silent sustained reading?" Here is a math
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In this lesson, students make an interactive notebook page or a lapbook about characterization techniques that they will use to record important moments of characterization from different stories they read. The lesson culminates with students using
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This informational text describes how the outgoing president moves out of the White House and the president-elect moves in...all within six hours on Inauguration Day! What is included: Three separate articles at three different Lexile
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Provide your students with a quick reference guide to Close Reading Strategies. Students will assemble a tabbed book which includes strategies for each of the three reads, plus a page of symbols used for annotating any article. Its compact size will
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We all know that opposites attract. Give your students an opportunity to explore unlikely relationships by writing a narrative about an unusual love story. This activity fosters creativity, character development, and voice. Students will complete
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Increase students' awareness of a great African-American and improve analytical writing skills simultaneously with this resource. This analytical writing lesson uses short quotations from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to develop
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over thirty years of teaching experience including Special Education classrooms grades pre-K through 6th grade and Elementary Education classrooms grades 2 and 5. I am currently teaching 5th grade and loving every minute!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, experience-based teaching with lots of reflection and application.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1988 Golden Apple Recipient, El Rodeo Elementary School, Beverly Hills, California; 1987 District Teacher of the Year, Beverly Hills Unified School District; 1986 Teacher Service Award, El Rodeo Elementary School, Beverly Hills, California; 1988 nominated for Teacher in Space program; 2007 CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) workshop presenter

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles); Master's Degree in Special Education from University of Southern California; Elementary Teaching Credential grades K-8; Learning Handicapped Credential Grades K-8; Speech and Language Handicapped Credential grades K-8.

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