Dana Hoover's Creative Teaching Resources

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Dana Hoover's Creative Teaching Resources
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Irony tends to be a difficult concept for students to really grasp. And so much good literature has great examples of irony in it! This 38 page packet has many activities for you to do with your students that will have them understanding and
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Middle-school and high school aged students really respond to Shirley Jackson’s gothic style of writing. This teaching packet contains everything you’ll need to focus on Shirley Jackson’s classic story, The Lottery. In addition to this, you’ll
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This is a 24 page packet that will help you focus on context clues in a more creative way than completing worksheets. This activity packet will have your students working together to use context clues to determine the definitions of unfamiliar
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This writing activity is a play on Laura Numeroff's series: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, A Cat A Cupcake etc. It is simple and when done, can be quite profound. There are 18 pages in each book, and students can work on the book together. Some
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Do you need to teach your students tone and mood? If so, you know how easy it is for students to confuse the two. This packet includes overhead transparencies for you to use...made cute and simple. Additionally, you'll have a host of worksheets
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This packet contains 33 pages that you can use when teaching this important skill. I used this with my middle-schoolers and found great success with the activities. It's more than just paper-and-pencil worksheet practice, which they need, but
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This is a 7 page packet. Your students will create minions (from Despicable Me) and then complete a writing assignment why their school, or Catholic Schools in general, are one-in-a-minion. This activity packet features the directions to make the
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Teaching your students to correctly punctuate dialogue / use quotation marks? This 8 page packet has transparencies, worksheets, and a really great project to do with your students! Enjoy.
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Catholic Schools' Week is full of various fun activities. The time you're in your classroom may be limited or scattered. And while you want the kids to have fun, you still want to do some activities that have them using their brains! This is a 16
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If you are looking to teach your students about character traits, this 33 page packet may just be for you! This packet has many different activities, transparencies, and printables to help your students understand what a trait is, how to identify
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This poetry packet includes everything you’ll need to complete a mini-unit on the great American poet Robert Frost. You’ll have 28 pages of resources and upon completion of the activities, your students will have a good understanding of Frost’s
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This 46 page packet is filled with everything you need to teach your students about the art of making inferences. The activities are fun to do and will have your students actively involved. Each activity taps into the learning styles of all your
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Life happens, and there are some days when we don't expect to be absent. Nothing is worse than writing sub plans! It's harder to be absent!! Therefore, this is a 31 page packet that includes enough actvities for an entire week to leave behind for
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Are you looking for a writing activity that is faith-based? This 15 page packet includes: -An object talk to get your students motivated to write -Overhead transparencies -2 writing activities -Mini-lesson on friendly letters; writing activity;
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This is a 75-page packet that has truly been a blessing to my students and myself. It was absolutely through the Holy Spirit that I was able to create this, and I have had incredible results in my own classroom. In this packet, your students will
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This reader's theater explains how each animal was assigned to represent the zodiac. It's simple to read and there are enough parts for 21 students to read aloud. Included is a simple worksheet listing the animals and the years they represent.
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Are you trying to teach symbolism to your students? This packet will help you immensely. I featured the short story by Poe "Masque of the Red Death" as it plays nicely into symbolism. This is a 21 page packet. It includes: 1. Symbolism
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This is a terrific poem to read with your students! It's appropriate for middle-schoolers and my students absolutely love it, year after year! If this poem isn't already in your literature series, have no fear. This teaching packet includes a
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Santa's Stumpers!! The week before Christmas break is usually a crazy one! The kids, and teachers, are ready for break, so the energy level is high! You've finished most of your units and don't want to start something new. This 18-page puzzle
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If you have decided to share Emily Dickinson’s work with your students, this may be the packet you need. This is a 39 page packet and contains a great amount of resources that will help you in your endeavor to share Emily’s poetry. Included in
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I have been teaching for almost 20 years. For me, it is a calling. My dream was always to become a teacher...and now I am lucky enough to be living that dream!! I believe that teaching is an art form. My classroom is my creative space. I am excited to have the opportunity to share with teachers across the globe! Our job is so important! I love that we can work together! I'm also a Mommy of a Star-Wars obsessed little boy. I am very grateful to all the wonderful teachers in my son's life! Teachers are so very special!


I like to engage my students in all that I do. I believe students should be active participants in their learning....not spectators. I have a great passion for reading and incorporating technology in my classroom. I try to learn something new everyday! That's one of the reasons why I love TPT. Do you know the book character Mrs. Smith who, when she reads, actually reads the character alive? I aspire to be her!


Well, my son says that I make the best macaroni and cheese. Does that count? (Please don't tell him it's straight from the box!) My husband says that I make a mean salad. That's got to count, right?


I attended Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania. I will be forever grateful to the professors there. They inspired me and gave me the tools I needed in order to be succesful in my own classroom.


I am currently teaching Integrated Language Arts to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. If you are a Catholic or Christian School Educator, please visit the store below which I am working on with others. It is a collaborative effort to give back to God! All products on that site are specifically designed with the faith-based classroom in mind. The items are intended to bless you and your students. The money made from that site will go to bless people in need. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Chalkboard-Blessings

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