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I advise a 400-page chronological yearbook, and we publish on a year-round basis. Training new staff members at the beginning of the year is important, and it must be done as quickly as possible. This is the first activity I have my new staff
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Activities
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I advise the largest chronological yearbook in my state. At 400+ pages, it's very important that we are organized, our pages are completed quickly, and my staff creates excellent spreads. I use this grading rubric the ensure that the spreads my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Rubrics, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.50
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This form is useful for both the yearbook and photography classrooms. Cameras are the lifeblood of any yearbook staff. It's imperative to have our cameras functioning and ready to go in order to ensure that our staff can cover any event at any
Subjects:
Other, Other (ELA), For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
$0.95
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As a yearbook adviser, I am often tasked with trying to edit pages, supervise a staff, encourage leadership in my editors, and to oversee the publication of a 400-page chronological yearbook. It can get overwhelming to keep all of the staff on
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Rubrics
$2.00
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In my ten years as the adviser for a 400+ page chronological book, I realized the most important part of creating the book is planning. This is the activity I have used with my editors each spring to create the next year's theme and cover. This is a
Subjects:
Other
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$2.00
$1.80
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I advise a large (400-page) chronological yearbook. I have five editors who are in charge of making sure that we cover all students, sports, clubs, and activities that happen -- on and off campus. It's a daunting task for any student, and it fosters
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Graphic Arts, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.50
$1.35
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Safeguard yourself and your yearbook staff! I have never had to defend myself or my staff against claims of falsifying a quote in a yearbook, but I am ready if it happens. This quote collection form is one of the ways we proactively protect
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
$0.95
6
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This is a fun activity that I do with my 12th graders just before they embark on their major research paper. They love it because it is all about them, and I also get the added bonus of teaching them how to use the internet to conduct research, how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Psychology, Other (Science)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Webquests, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.6, RI.11-12.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8, W.11-12.9
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What an excellent way to start your Hamlet unit! This anticipation guide will introduce your students to the themes of Hamlet and get them talking. The guide contains 14 statements directly associated with events and themes from the play. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.8, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
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Managing a yearbook staff can be a daunting task. As an adviser, we are called to do numerous tasks in a short period of time. Therefore, it is imperative that the staff members are productive and on task at all times. I use this Weekly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Rubrics, Classroom Forms
$1.00
$0.95
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If you are anything like me, you find it's utterly impossible to know what all of your staff members are working on every second of every class period. I created this grading rubric to keep my staff accountable for each day in class. Staff members
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
$0.95
1
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I like to plan my weeks out ahead of time -- thinking about the key terms and the objectives I wish to accomplish during that week. However, it is often time-consuming and tedious to create a daily lesson plan. Some time during my first few months
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson
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$1.35
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This fun activity will introduce your students to the how-to's of online research and creating a works cited page (also known as a bibliography). Students use a traditional-style Bingo form to research the answers to interesting trivia questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
W.7.7, W.7.8, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.7
$1.50
1
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I like to plan my weeks out ahead of time -- thinking about the key terms and the objectives I wish to accomplish during that week. However, it is often time-consuming and tedious to create a daily lesson plan. Some time during my first few months
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson
$1.00
$0.95
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By Common Classroom
This worksheet is comprised of 20 literary devices used in Hamlet. Students will define each literary term and provide an example from the play (with location). When I teach Hamlet in my classroom, I begin by having my students complete the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.5, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5
$1.00
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When I first started teaching persuasive writing, I grew bored of the typical persuasive writing topics. The kids hated them; I got bored grading the essays. Enter The Alien Report. This is absolutely my all-time favorite writing unit that I teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Outlines, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.10, W.8.1, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5...
$5.99
$5.50
3
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This is a wonderful beginning-of-the-year-lesson to complete with your classes. Students compose interview questions, interview one another, complete a graphic organizer, write a paragraph based on their interviews, and introduce a classmate to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Common Classroom
This presentation is a great way to introduce the novel to your students. It covers the important historical events, author information, relevant terms, settings, point of view, conflict, characters, symbolism, themes, and related videos. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$2.50
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By Common Classroom
This worksheet is comprised of 14 literary terms directly related to the play Macbeth. Students will both define the literary terms and provide examples of the terms that they find in their reading of the play. When I use this worksheet in my own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Activities
$1.00
2
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By Common Classroom
This chapter review activity is a great way to make sure your students are understanding the novel. It is also a useful tool to review with your students after a section of the novel or at the end of the novel. Prior to beginning the activity with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Activities
$1.00
3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 19th year in the classroom. I have taught Language Arts, English, and Yearbook in grades 7-12. I enjoy working with teenagers and igniting their passion for reading, writing, analyzing, and creating. I currently teach sophomore and senior English, although I have experience teaching all grades 7-12. My TPT items are lessons and forms that I use in my own classroom, and all lessons are classroom tested. Additionally, I advise a 400+ page chronological yearbook. It's quite an undertaking. My yearbook forms and rubrics were developed over the years and are used in my classroom each day.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-centered; technology; creative. If I am not having fun, I know my students aren't either.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English from Arizona State, 1999. Post-Baccalaureate certification from Arizona State, 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I also enjoy writing, photography, graphic design, technology, and spending time with my own two children.

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