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By Creativity in the Middle
If you're anything like me, you want your students to feel as if they hand their hand in creating the rules and expectations in the classroom. This one-page organizer helps you do just that. Lead the discussion of what expectations are and let the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
Beers and Probst's signposts for fiction for "Flowers for Algernon" broken down into three 20-minute (ish) readings for students. All three readings include signpost notes, but the reading comprehension questions that go along with them change per
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
$3.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
Students can use this resource to accompany their reading, noticing and noting the Signposts for Fiction, while focusing on S.E. Hinton’s character development in the first chapter of her novel. Definitions of characterization, direct
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
A reading comprehension companion to Takayuki Ishii's 1000 Paper Cranes. Short response writing prompts, graphic organizers and an essay.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets
$2.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
End-of-Novel Reading Comprehension Test for "Flowers for Algernon" Passages from novel on test, much like a reading comprehension portion of a state-wide assessment
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$2.50
1
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By Creativity in the Middle
Students read and interpret sonnet to paint a picture with drawings and words of the mysterious mistress.
Subjects:
Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
Students use Notice and Note Signposts for Fiction to read and annotate "Flowers for Algernon." Use with all sections of reading. Short writing assignment upon each section's completion. Use with each section of the reading.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This activity can be used with any play in any act. Students find the stage directions and a piece of dialogue that makes a revelation in the scene. They must then decide through a short response (with a thesis sentence-starter) which was more
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By Creativity in the Middle
Beers and Probst’s Signposts have truly helped my students recognize what kind of notes they should be taking while reading fiction. Throughout the year, their Signposts help them support their inferences with evidence and the Signposts help the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This prereading vocabulary activity helps students make predictions about the content of the novel through learning the pertinent vocabulary they will encounter in the first part of the book. Students are given the definitions to several words then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3
$5.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This lesson could take up to three days, depending upon how you want to organize it with your class. This resource includes the student work pages. The instructions to students explain that you will split your class into groups after they have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
A one-page anticipation guide to lead discussion for your introduction of Shakespeare's sonnets. A notes catcher
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This comprehension sheet includes the sonnet, as well as an activity that asks the students to come up with what both the speaker and his mistress are saying and thinking to one another. It can be used as a quick quiz to show comprehension or as a
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
The final piece to the puzzle with using Beers and Probst's signposts to read "Flowers for Algernon." Includes notes catcher, as well as reading comprehension questions that focus on character and motivation in order for students to work towards
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
$2.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
Getting tired of the same, old essays and projects for novels you read, year after year?Same.This is not the same old. Four creative writing prompts with mini-projects to respond to Robert Lipsyte's The Contender.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Assessment
$3.00
1
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By Creativity in the Middle
Students are responsible for a modern interpretation of the sonnet. They are asked to write it as an email.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
Classroom poster
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters
$1.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
If you're looking for a way to engage middle school English classes in reading nonfiction, biographies are the way to start. This project is a great October activity. There are check-ins along the way for you to utilize Google Classroom to teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$6.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This partnered assignment will help students visualize and work with the vocabulary they have acquired through your various lessons and activities. They will need to have magazines, newspapers, access to a computer (to print graphics and make the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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By Creativity in the Middle
This assignment asks students to choose a word or words to represent a message or theme from The Alchemist. They will make a stress ball (flour, balloons, water bottles and funnels - you can make them out of paper) that bears the word they have
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

7-12 English Language Arts Teacher with 13 years of experience...creativity and innovation along with experience help make lessons more powerful.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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BA, MSEd.

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I enjoy finding creative ways to reach all of my students. Take from my ideas to help build onto yours. That's how I have survived after 13 years. Enjoy the kids!

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