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ARGUMENT WRITING:Introduce the art of writing argument with a visually-pleasing and engaging PowerPoint. Next, distribute a classroom set of the Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets to help students understand the fundamentals of
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Scary Story Writing 101Scary Story Writing 101 is an entertaining and effective way to review narrative story elements. Students use photos - embedded with single-line prompts - to write creepy stories they’ll want to share. This is, without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$5.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
OPINION WRITING INTRO: Have your students follow NINE simple steps to write an interactive opinion piece. Students will have fun while learning or reviewing the key components of the opinion writing genre. This lesson includes step by step
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Video Files
$3.50
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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
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By ELA Seminar Gal
MAKE YOUR CHARACTERS JUMP OFF THE PAGE * FULL LESSON DEMO: Slide and Stop Character Descriptions (The video is also included with your product purchase.) **A Unit of Study on Sentence Variety, Characterization, and Authentic Dialogue What do you
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
18
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By ELA Seminar Gal
VIDEO PREVIEW:PERSONAL NARRATIVE UNIT: THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MEVIDEO DEMOVIEW VIDEO DEMO***************************************************************************♥ Why you’ll L-O-V-E this Icebreaker and Personal Narrative Lessons Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Minilessons
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
VIDEO PREVIEW: WATCH VIDEO PREVIEWMiddle/secondary students love sharing stories about things that drive them crazy. This two-week essay lesson taps into that type of edgy story-telling by encouraging students to complain their little hearts out by
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Have students master 1) the elements of fiction, 2) character development and 3) universal themes by writing flash fiction pieces they will love to share. This introduction to flash fiction provides students with a choice of two-story starters that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
This peer feedback resource will improve student writing proficiencies in record time. Most of the college students in my education classes have reported exceptional spikes in their students’ writing skills during their student teaching placements
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
$4.75
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Flash Fiction (aka sudden fiction and micro-fiction) is a generic term for complete stories written with 750 words or less. Why Write Flash Fiction?Composing an entire narrative in a limited number of words requires laser focus on plot details, word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Emoji Writing Partner Cards Use emoji/cartoon cards to assign writing partners or peer editors. They may also be used for assignments - in any subject area - to quickly and randomly get students working together. Select your favorite emoji/cartoon
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Writing with Sound: Interjections, Exclamations and Onomatopoeia WordsWhen you read a piece of writing aloud, it should sound like the author is speaking directly to you. One of the ways you can help students do that (i.e. find their writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.25
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Getting to Know You Middle School Activities 1. Personal Narrative Unit: Things You Don't Know About MeProduct Components 1. Lesson Plans: Video and Text Directions 2. Things You Don’t Know About Me: Pre-Writing/Ice Breaker List 3. Personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$7.75
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By ELA Seminar Gal
What the Pros Know is a PowerPoint demo containing lessons from the following three English Language Arts presentations: • Adjectives: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly • Simplifying Complex Sentences: Sharpening the Saw • Narcissistic Nouns:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Emergency ELA Substitute Plans Formula for Successful Sub Plans: • The instructions must be simple (so they’re understood by students and substitutes). • The tasks must be relevant (so students know that their work will be revisited or
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities, Printables
FREE
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How to Create Unforgettable Characters I used to ask students to describe their characters (real ones and imaginary ones) so that I could clearly picture them in my mind. Sometimes I would even add, “I want to feel as if I’m watching a movie
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
EBooks, Minilessons
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PRODUCT LINK: Personal Narrative Unit: Things You Don’t Know About Me Students use the Things You Don’t Know About Me templates to: ♥ Learn Fun Facts About Classmates ♥ Write Personal Narratives ♥ Analyze Professional Writing Samples ♥ Create
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Minilessons
FREE
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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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