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By ELA Seminar Gal
TRANSITION EVENT TICKETS and PARTNER TASK SHEETS VIDEO PREVIEW: TRANSITION TICKETS AND PARTNER TASK SHEETS View Demo on YouTube VIEW VIDEO DEMO This product is also included in the Banish Boring Writing Bundle Bundle Link:Banish Boring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Task Cards
$5.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
QUOTATION QUICK WRITES Check out the WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE and get one resource free. Using direct quotes to support claims and opinions is a typical requirement for writing research papers or for analyzing literature and informational
Subjects:
Grammar, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
74
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By ELA Seminar Gal
COMPLEX SENTENCES SIMPLIFIED: 20 MINI-LESSONS This classroom-ready, high-interest, no-prep-required PowerPoint includes: 20 Lessons including: Narrative Story Starters, Point of View Writing, and Opinion/Argument Free Writes Clear
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
56
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By ELA Seminar Gal
BIOGRAPHY RESEARCH FRAMES Help students realize how fascinating research can be by giving them nonthreatening paragraph frames that make research projects easy to do and enjoyable to present.“Research” has been identified by the CCSS as one of the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Library Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Research, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
70
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By ELA Seminar Gal
SHOW DON'T TELL Get students to add interesting details to writings with “Show Don’t Tell” emoticon activities. Students will enjoy participating in gallery walks, role plays, skit writing, and group games. But more importantly, they will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.50
54
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By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Writing from Lists, Free Writing, and Targeted Skill Practice The 40 lessons on this Writers Notebook CD (digital version) were designed to support 10 of the 18 Progressive Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Software, Printables
$7.00
35
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By ELA Seminar Gal
SHADES OF MEANING: Illustrated Shades of Meaning templates get kids excited about using precise language in their own writings and help them pay attention to how the pros use words to stir readers’ emotions. ***Differentiated for three
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
32
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By ELA Seminar Gal
POPCORN WRITING: Narrative Writing Center 1) Copy random pictures on white paper. 2) Copy parts of speech on yellow paper. 3) Cut out words and pics. 4) Toss them into a bowl or popcorn container. You have just created an
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
29
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By ELA Seminar Gal
This classroom-ready, high-interest, no-prep-required PowerPoint includes the following 10 lessons: • Changing Broad Adjectives to Verb Phrases (includes one teaching slide and three lesson slides) • Using Hyphenated Adjectives (includes two
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 9th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$3.50
16
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By ELA Seminar Gal
CHARACTER MEETUPS: Boring Characters Be Gone! VIEW VIDEO DEMO HERECharacter Meetups is also part of this bundle.During my 5 years as a literacy coach, I have used the 130 names included in this activity pack to get students in grades 5-10 to
Subjects:
Drama, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$4.00
20
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By ELA Seminar Gal
VISUAL WRITER'S NOTEBOOK Help your students create Writers’ Notebooks that they will want to share with classmates, friends, teachers, and family members. This product includes: 60 Cartoon Character Headshots (30 in Set #1 and 30 in Set #2) 60
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$8.00
$5.00
14
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Great writings start with great lists! See scrolling page samples in the preview to see list-making pages that make planning, drafting, revising and editing easy for students. TOP 10 Bell Ringers and Prewriting Collections for Writers'
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
16
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By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER'S NOTEBOOK SNAPSHOT CARDS Target skills: Adjectives and Proper Nouns Card Set Contains: 1. Two sets of 16 Character Names, Times and Colors 2. List of Common Core State Standards 3. Student Directions for Three Writing Sessions 4.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$1.00
11
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By ELA Seminar Gal
CHARACTER SNAPSHOTS When writers want to give their readers a sneak peek into a character’s real or fictional world, they use snapshots. What are Snapshots? Snapshots are vivid descriptions used to help readers create pictures in their
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.50
5
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Character Trait Swap Character Trait Swap is a game played with the entire class. Students line up facing one another and use their trait cards to talk about themselves, their opinions, an historic figure, or a literary character. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Games
$5.50
6
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Close Reading Reflections: A Journaling, Annotating and and Text Analysis Unit Reflection Journaling is a low-risk, high-interest annotation strategy. It’s easy for teachers and fun for students. When students are simply asked to reflect on a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quotation Interpretation: Words to the Wise Journaling and Drafting PagesCheck out the WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE and get one resource free.Words to the Wise journaling pages invite students to collect, discuss, and write about famous quotations or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$3.25
2
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Check Out the Idiom Kit - On Sale Now! View the bundled kit here: Idiom Kit Bundle Idiom Writing Challenge What Do You Get? Idiom Slides to Use as a Whole-Class Writing Challenge or at Writing Centers – 13 exercises featuring 26
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
2
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quick Write Freebee Students will assume the identity of a character and use a random word as springboard for a timed writing exercise. The directions are simple: #1 Cut out a character and glue it into your Writer’s Notebook. #2 Cut out a word
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Education, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Use character cards… …to generate lists that will be used for future writing assignments. …to run free write sessions. …to create visual reference pages.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
FREE
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a professor at a state college in New Jersey. I'm the owner of ELA Seminars and love making educational products, creating custom seminars, and providing job-embedded professional development for English Language Arts teachers. I have taught at the upper-elementary, middle, secondary and college levels. From 2007-2011 I served as a Teaching Learning Facilitator/Literacy Coach.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Governor's Teacher Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's Degree + 30

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I enjoy motivating students and helping them conceptualize and apply sophisticated literacy skills. I especially like providing teachers with lessons that are easy to execute and engaging for multi-level learners. Secrets of Teaching, LLC ELA Seminars, LLC

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