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Need differentiated Chapter Questions for The Giver? Make The Giver come to life for your students with this attractive and compelling PowerPoint that features questions to grow their critical thinking skills. This teaching resource contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6
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Inside Out & Back Again WEBQUEST allows students to gather background knowledge about Vietnam in an interesting way. This quest, in preparation for reading the novel by Thanhha Lai, gives students appropriate web resources (videos and websites)
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Webquests
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Do you need differentiated chapter questions for Inside Out and Back Again? Enrich your students' experience with visual appeal and thought-provoking inquiry. This comprehensive, colorful PowerPoint is composed of more than 65 superbly-organized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Printables
$9.99
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This A Long Walk to Water WEBQUEST takes students on a brief sojourn through the geography, history, culture, and language as related to the characters and setting of the novel by Sue Park. This engaging resource enables students to learn important
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Novel Study, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.10, CCRA.L.4, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
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So, are you ready to read Night by Elie Wiesel, but your students seem fuzzy about the Jewish people and the Holocaust? Instead of lecturing, use this WEBQUEST as an engaging introduction to this haunting novel.Your students will gather background
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Webquests
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, CCRA.R.1
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Engage your students with critical thinking as it relates to The Giver text and the world! Explore persuasion, a needs-based definition of technology, and how human rights are violated in the world today. This comprehensive Giver Unit bundle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
$24.99
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Have you ever wondered what clues the author gives toward meaning in The Giver? Analysis has never been so easy! Use the never-fail Notice and Note Fiction Signposts tools by Beers and Probst to get to the important thematic points of this great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2
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This attractive resource for the book Inside Out & Back Again is a complete set of critical thinking questions for the novel, organized by book part (I, II, III, IV), for comprehension of plot and themes.This product is an abridged version (15
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.6, RL.8.10
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Get the most out of your Giver discussions, leaving no student behind! This Powerpoint bundle includes everything you need for chapter by chapter, in-depth Socratic Seminar Discussions. Simply pop on the Smartboard to let students grapple, or reveal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, SL.6.1, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.1c, SL.6.1d, SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.7.1b...
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Loose worksheets be gone! This handy student packet on The Giver enables students to keep all their materials for classwork in one place. Scaffold text comprehension with guiding questions, activities, short answers, digital resources, and practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Novel Study
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Help your students learn affixes with this set of more than 120 common affixes defined on 28 tidy and attractive posters. Post around the room or on a visible wall foran introduction activity to Greek and Latin word rootsreviewa reference throughout
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Posters
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
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Use these critical thinking questions for My Brother Sam is Dead discussions, essays, and more! This attractive 16-page .pdf allows you to use questions for analytical bell ringers or Socratic Seminars. Or, you can use them to spark thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
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Welcome to the WEBQUEST for the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton! This resource is organized by the geography, history, culture, and language of the novel and setting. It is just what your students need before embarking on this journey into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Webquests
CCSS:
RI.7.1, CCRA.R.10
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Need differentiated chapter questions for to Kill a Mockingbird? This handsome PowerPoint bolsters critical thinking for each and every chapter. Leveled discussion questions prompt students to recall, analyze, explain, and evaluate. There are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.6
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Assess student understanding of the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, with these meaningful multiple choice and short-answer questions.In this 25-page bundle you get the following:*3 Quizzes (multiple choice and short answer) for chapters 1-4,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
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Night Discussion Questions that Grow Critical Thinking will help your students analyze this riveting first-person account of the Holocaust by Elie Wiesel. Every slide in this attractive 22-slide PowerPoint offers questions that both meet students at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6
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Need differentiated chapter questions for A Long Walk To Water? Make this story by Sue Park come to life with this attractive and thought-provoking PowerPoint. This teaching resource features leveled questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, CCRA.R.6
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A Webquest: What better way to introduce the time, place, and people of My Brother Sam is Dead? This Webquest takes students on an investigative journey into the geography, history, culture, and language of 1770s colonial New England. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.7.1, SL.7.2, CCRA.R.10, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.8
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Explain better! Middle school students have a rough time explaining how details support their claim. With this handy handout and complementary poster, they can learn tips for how to get started or to improve their short answer explanations. With
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Posters
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Help your students understand what "explain" truly means with this handy worksheet. Students will add synonyms and instructional words in a link graphic and define them to comprehend how linking proof to their claim is essential to cohesive writing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.6.1c, W.7.2, W.8.1c
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have many years of experience teaching ELA as well as practicing my craft, including: * Seven years teaching in middle schools * long-term assignments in high schools * instructing in college as an adjunct * authoring a book * writing award-winning pieces as a journalist * creating content for 40 + websites

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style includes anything that will engage students, moving them forward as critical thinkers and global citizens. I aim to connect their learning to other disciplines and to the larger world. The formats I use include * Socratic Seminar - Popcorn and Fishbowl models, student-led and anchored with leveled questions; * Inquiry-based learning; * Stations, including technology (Kahoot!, Schoology, Videos), discussions, manipulatives, acting, drawing and diagramming, writing, charades; * Interactive Notebooks; * Minilesson and Writing Workshop formats based on Lucy Calkins Units of Study; * Fiction and Nonfiction Signposts (from Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene De Beers and Robert Probst); * Anchor Charts; * Jigsaws; * Graphic Organizers; * Writing Portfolios; * Think-Pair-Share and small group discussions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2017 - Best test scores in district, grades 3-8; 2001 - National Hearst Features Article of the Year, 2000

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* B.A. in English-rhetoric from Binghamton University, NY, 1999 * M.A.T. in English education from Binghamton University, NY, 2005

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I am an artist; writer; singer; lover of birds, beauty, and excellence; and a mother of four: my beloved daughter, husband, and two pitbulls. Check out my website at https://elacontentcanary.weebly.com!

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