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This is a complete lesson plan about teaching Theme as a literary element. It includes the goals, objectives, procedure, materials, and evaluation. Attached to the lesson plan is a Theme template/handout and an evaluation rubric. The theme lesson
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This is a list of essential vocabulary words from the novel, Esperanza Rising, pages 1 - 80. Each vocabulary words includes a brief definition. This can either be used as a source for the teacher or a vocabulary guide for the students in
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This handout can be used as a pre-assessment, review, or final assessment. It assessses the students' knowledge of basic geography and map skills. Topics include geographic terms, 5 themes of geography, longitude and latitude lines, parts of a
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This is a Smartboard activity that uses an interactive whiteboard to help the students become engaged in the lesson. The lesson focuses on the 5 themes of geography: location, place, movement, region, and human-environment interaction. This
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This rubric was designed to assess the students' ability to apply accurate and complete reading strategies to their reading. The rubric is based on a 4, 3, 2, 1 standard and can be used during individual or small group discussions, open response
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This is a PowerPoint presentation identifying important aspects of Japan's geography, climate, history, and culture. The information helps students understand important topics about Japan in a creative and organized format. Look for the "Japan
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This Esperanza Rising brainstorm is meant to activate the students' minds and introduce the different topics and elements of Esperanza Rising. The questions engage the students into the novel and prepare them for the unit ahead. The students can
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This is an activity that each student completes as an introduction to world culture. The project can also be modified to help teach a similar theme in a novel. Students are able to make connections about specific aspects of world cultures with
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This scope and sequence was created to help teachers understand which curriculum should be covered in English/language arts and in what sequence. I created this document in an outline format and curriculum topics include grammar, parts of speech,
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This template allows the students to record literary elements from the novel, Esperanza Rising. It can act as a running record throughout the novel and be assessed at the end of the unit. Identified elements include setting, characterization,
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This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of China's history, government, economics, geography, and culture. It includes written information and photographs from China. The primary source photos and essential question based on informative text
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This brainstorm activity is an effective anticipatory set to introduce the students to the region of Latin America. Students are asked to list and discuss what they know about topics in Latin America such as countries, food, history, resources, and
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This is a list of economic terms that are commonly used when learning about the economy from countries around the world. These terms include the definitions and can be used as teacher or student references. After studying these words, the students
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This template allows students to record new vocabulary words based on the context clues in the text. They identify the word, part of speech, their definition (based on context clues), and the dictionary defintion. The template is formatted into a
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This activity helps students learn and master the 5 themes of geography. The students work cooperatively in groups to create posters about each theme of geography. The students then teach their theme to the rest of the class using their poster as
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This Smartboard acitivity teaches students about the different landforms around the world. Students learn the definitions, as well as examples of many landforms. They are able to interact with the lesson on an interactive whiteboard, completing
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This test assesses the students' knowledge of general geography information. The test can be given as a pre-test or an assessment at the end of the geography unit. Topics include general information about the world's landforms, economics, culture,
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This assignment was created to use in the beginning of the school year to help students preview and understand the elements of the Geography Alive social studies textbook. The scavenger hunt consists of questions to help the students become
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This is a template that requires the students to record the different reading strategies applied with reading fiction or nonfiction text. The reading strategies include visualizing, making connections, making inferences, questioning, and
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This handout reviews and/or assesses the students' knowledge of the 5 themes of geography. It can be used as a pre-assessment, study guide, or a review during a geography unit. The students use this sheet to identify definitions, examples, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching for 11 years. Participated in several professional development classes, seminars, and workshops.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Project-based and student centered

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Wing Beneath My Wings (SpedPac Award) Several educational grants

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's Degree in Elementary Education

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Create assessment rubrics that are used throughout the district.