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By ELA Extraordinaire
This handout lists & defines the 6 most common types of evidence: factual example, expert testimony, statistic, personal/anecdotal experience, commonly held assumption/belief, and author's opinion. It also lists and defines 4 common persuasive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
12 ratings
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By ELA Extraordinaire
20 straight-forward questions for students to answer as they watch the film "Romeo and Juliet." The questions are in chronological order, in quick, short response format, and focus on important parts to help them follow along. After the film,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Movie Guides
$2.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
A single page worksheet for students to practice creating topic sentences for paragraphs. The first part of the assignment has students creating topic sentences based on a given subject, and then the second half of the assignment has students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
Color-coded, happy-face system for a brief, quick report of child's daily behavior for the school week. Includes a comment section for reporting on "Positive" and "Negative" moments. The report is easy enough for the child to understand as well so
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
The Kingdom Keepers Novel Unit consists of pre-, during-, and post-reading activities that will provide students with a fun, creative, and comprehensive learning experience. At a compact pace, this unit can be accomplished in a few weeks, whereas
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$7.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
A unit that includes a teacher guide with relevant Common Core standards; a Power Point with information about identifying fairy tales & an accompanying notes-guide for students; a checklist for students to use in identifying which stories are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Thematic Unit Plans
$5.00
15 ratings
3.8
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By ELA Extraordinaire
Teach your students about the four primary sources of Western literature: fairy tales, Greek mythology, Bible stories, and Shakespeare's works, as explained by Thomas C. Foster in his game-changing literary analysis book, "How to Read Literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By ELA Extraordinaire
An exciting mini-unit on archetypal characters. Students will never look at characters in any story the same way again. They will learn to analyze characters for attributes linking them to archetypal roles and be able to correctly assign a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
$3.50
10 ratings
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Students can watch the movie or read the book, and can use the Character Map to help them track the main characters' development throughout the story in a 1-page visual comparison with the other characters.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5
$1.00
4 ratings
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By ELA Extraordinaire
100 Questions for the students to answer as they read the novel. This question-guide will help track their comprehension of "Beastly" by Alex Flinn. Question Guide is divided by parts and chapters and is 3 pages long. Answer Key is included for an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.7, RL.7.8, RL.7.9, RL.7.10
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By ELA Extraordinaire
23-slide Power Point on the positive and negative associations of each archetypal color, accompanied by examples from film and literature. Teacher Notes are at the bottom of slides to further explain examples. This lesson was a hit in the classroom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Multimedia
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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19 pages including: - Cover Page - Character Analysis handout that explains characterization in terms of "physical traits," "personality traits," "history and background," "behavior," "relationships," "changes," and "quotes." This handout works
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
A single page guide for students to plan a narrative based on an original hero and all the plot elements. Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Extraordinaire
8 PowerPoint slides for teaching Story Plot.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$1.00
1 rating
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By ELA Extraordinaire
Detailed project guidelines and rubric for independent reading of choice classic novels. A list of 21 classic novels, accompanied by short summaries and book-cover images, is included for easy reference of choice. 2 months was assigned for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Posters
$2.00
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Students choose a historical fiction novel from a provided list of young adult books and have at least 2 months to read and analyze the story for various literary elements, such as figurative language, plot, characterization, and theme. Then, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Novel Study
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By ELA Extraordinaire
This project includes 3 documents: -The 1st is instructions and a rubric for creating a character profile based on an online social media format. -The 2nd is a generic format that can be filled in or used as a guide for turning the format into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
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By ELA Extraordinaire
Students first explore the text features of their book by answering 18 questions, before actually reading the book.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By ELA Extraordinaire
This PowerPoint has 51 slides defining and giving examples of the most common reading skills: main idea & details, author's purpose, point of view, inference, context clues, word relationships, summarizing & paraphrasing, figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Minilessons
$3.00
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Students write an adjective to describe each character's personality and identify the relationships between each other. A simple, at-a-glance graphic organizer for keeping the track of the memorable characters in the book. Sold separately are other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

13 years state certified public school teacher; private academic tutor for past 7 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

I do, we do, then you do.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified in ELA Early Adolescence

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS from University of Miami, MA from Florida International University, Certified in Gifted Education, Featured 3 times in IDEA Expo National Teacher's Conference Magazine

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mommy to a rambunctious 7 y/o and wife to a handsome hunk. I've been teaching 6th-8th grade reading and language arts for 13 years. I love middle school, but hope to eventually transition to high school. I'm a Marvel/D.C./Star Wars/Star Trek junkie; San Diego Comic Con is on my bucket list, and so are Shakespeare and Jane Austen tours in England; we should capture jihadi terrorists and have an internationally televised Hunger Games event, Super-Bowl style; I'm currently saving up to trade in my double-recalled Chevy Cobalt I-almost-died-3-times-in-it for a Buick Encore. So.... shop at my store so I can ride in style :-) ***More ELA Extraordinaire resources will be added Summer 2019!!

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