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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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Are you ready to try a Socratic Seminar? Great! This handy resource has what you need to get your students started thinking about the format, procedures, and purposes for an effective Socratic questioning discussion. It features: * A written
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.3, SL.6.4, SL.7.1, SL.7.3, SL.7.4, SL.8.1, SL.8.3, SL.8.4
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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
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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Introduce your students to the way in which this novel was written in a hands-on way -- with a fun Poem Scramble! Students will use their background knowledge of poetic elements to collaborate and come up with the best way to organize the poem.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
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Need differentiated Chapter Questions for to Kill a Mockingbird? Make this novel by Harper Lee come to life with this pretty PowerPoint that helps students grow their skill of critical thinking. This teaching resource includes leveled questions
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); *1 Final Exam
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
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Do you want students to analyze character motivations in To Kill a Mockingbird? This handy resource uses Kohlberg's Stages of Morality to analyze both static and dynamic characters in the text. They may even learn to apply the stages to themselves
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
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Use these questions to get kids thinking about the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird before a big discussion, Socratic Seminar or otherwise. Students get to choose from a list of questions and respond with a claim for each. Feel free to modify the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
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Use this handy graphic organizer to catch quotes for each couple of chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird. Use to discuss the most important ideas and themes and / or as a pre-planning activity for an essay.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
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Use this worksheet to get kids thinking about what their claim / thesis will be for an essay on To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as how they will organize it. I used this to prepare my students for a 5-paragraph in-class essay about what they found
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study
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Use these guiding questions to help your students through often misunderstood conversations and events in chapters 24 and 25 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Use as guiding questions as they read in class, homework, or discussion questions. Comes with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
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"Three Skeleton Key," by George Toudouze, has a particular setting and mood that students can grasp beforehand with this Webquest. Questions and tasks reveal a foreboding mood through the dark history and unique geography of French Guiana.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Webquests
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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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