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Start the year with a fun mask-decorating activity that hints at an important literary element -- symbolism! Students are given a list of colors and their meanings, along with several traditional literary symbols. They then decorate a face mask to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Distinguished English
Many of our students struggle with stress and anxiety, but only a portion of them will seek professional help for their mental health. As classroom teachers, we can help students connect and work through their emotions by blending content learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
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By Distinguished English
These fun activities make figurative language memorable for middle school students. Whether you are about to embark on a poetry unit or you just want to push your students to add more creativity to their writing, these activities can help students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.7.4, RL.8.4
$11.50
$9.20
1
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By Distinguished English
Many of our students struggle with stress, anxiety, and depression, but most will never seek counseling from a licensed therapist. As teachers, we MUST give our students the opportunity to connect with their emotions and practice mindfulness in our
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
$6.00
$4.80
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By Distinguished English
When our students struggle with stress and anxiety, we can help students connect and work through their emotions by blending content learning and therapy activities. This plot suspense activity encourages students to practice mindfulness as they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1
$1.50
1
Digital Download PDF (4.24 MB)
By Distinguished English
Give students the opportunity to reflect on their pasts and make plans for the future while enforcing important literature skills. In this Character Growth Art Therapy Activity, students first illustrate things from their pasts that they want to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (5.00 MB)
By Distinguished English
Encourage self-awareness while tackling important literature skills with this Character Identity Art Therapy Activity. Students first illustrate people, experiences, and things in their lives, giving great care to categorize them according to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (4.21 MB)
By Distinguished English
Many of our students struggle with stress and anxiety, but only a portion of them will seek professional help for their mental health. As classroom teachers, we can help students connect and work through their emotions by blending content learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
3
Digital Download PDF (4.60 MB)
By Distinguished English
Students are bombarded with information every day, but many do not know how to sift through these messages to find true, evidence-based information that they can trust. This matching game gives students the opportunity to review the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RI.7.8, RI.8.8, RI.9-10.8
$1.50
2
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By Distinguished English
Encourage students to read a wider variety of books with these fun, monthly challenges. Each month, students are challenged to read books from four categories and record their choices. Take a look at the thumbnails for several examples!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (3.86 MB)
By Distinguished English
Inspire your students to read a greater variety of books with these fun, monthly book challenges! Each month features four categories for students to explore. Some categories are as random as "a book with an orange cover" or "a book published in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$10.00
$8.00
2
Bundle
By Distinguished English
Challenge students to diversify their independent reading with these 12 monthly bookmarks. Each bookmark has 4 featured book categories, such as "a book with a protagonist who has special needs" or "a book with an image of a tree on the cover." If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (12.01 MB)
By Distinguished English
Inspire students to read a variety of books with these 12 monthly challenge posters. Each poster challenges students to read 4 featured books (for example, a book with with no graphics on the cover or a book with the word game in the title). This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Posters
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (35.20 MB)
By Distinguished English
Make symbolism fun, meaningful, and memorable with these games, art, and posters!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Posters
$7.50
$6.00
6
Bundle
By Distinguished English
Students will understand literature more fully if they can recognize traditional symbols and their meanings, but symbolism is a daunting concept for many students. These visually appealing 8 1/2" x 11" posters remind students of 15 conventional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Posters
$2.00
3
Digital Download PDF (8.12 MB)
By Distinguished English
Symbols have appeared throughout literature for thousands of years. Students will understand classic literature (and modern texts) much more fully if they can recognize traditional symbols and their meanings. Understanding these conventional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.50
10
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
By Distinguished English
Students need to learn the important skill of analyzing texts to determine the author's tone, but terms like author's tone can sound intimidating to students at first. This fun game gives them the opportunity to act out a variety of literary tones
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4
$3.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (0.74 MB)
By Distinguished English
These fun 8 1/2" x 11" posters remind students of various ELA skills and terms, and they look great posted in the classroom! Click on the individual sets to get a better look!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
$18.00
$14.40
1
Bundle
By Distinguished English
Character analysis is taken to the next level when students recognize and understand common character archetypes in the literature they read. This game gives students a fun, interactive opportunity to review thirty of these archetypes with their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.9
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By Distinguished English
Alleviate students' intimidation of abstract concepts by allowing them to illustrate the symbols in the books they read and display them in the classroom. This is a fun way to get students thinking about the concrete and abstract connections in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
Digital Download ZIP (232.70 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Reading, Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Greek & Latin Etymology to students in grades 7-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love bringing learning to life with games!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My first devotional book, That Was Random, was published by Pacific Press in 2015.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with teaching certification for grades 7-12.

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