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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
Middle School Writing Course: FULL YEARWhy You’ll L-O-V-E this Resource♥ Students will strengthen their writing skills with high-interest, step-by-step writing and revising lessons which were designed to dramatically improve the writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
$158.00
$79.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
GRATITUDE NOTES Students have fun… … exchanging positive Shout Outs, … writing Thank You Notes, …drafting Gratitude Free-Writes and … keeping Gratitude Journals. What do you get? strong> 6 “Shout Out” Variants 1 “I’m Thankful For”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
5
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PARCC ESSAY VERBS: WORD WALL The 30 verbs identified in top-scoring PARCC essays from grades 6-12 are featured in this word wall product. Product Components 30 Blue Chevron Classroom Word Wall Cards (8 ½ x 3 ½) A Personal Word Wall Verb
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls
$2.00
8
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By ELA Seminar Gal
The BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK activity matches students with wrapped books that are tagged with hints to help readers select potential “dates.” Readers take the book on a blind date by reading it for 30-40 minutes - just enough time to give it a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
7
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By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER’S NOTEBOOK MEGA-PACK: Digital Version Save 40% on four of the files I use in my Writer's Notebook seminars when you buy them together. Product Components: Writer’s Notebook CD (color pages with forward function
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Literacy Center Ideas
$13.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Gab & Go Quotation Stations and Quick Write Bundle 2-MINUTE GAB & GO VIDEO: SETTING UP AND USING GAB & GO STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR This bundle contains these 3 products (Click the links to see full descriptions and previews.):LINK
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$20.00
$14.00
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Bundle
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
HYPHENATED ADJECTIVES AND VERB DECKS Watch a YouTube Playing Card Demo HERE: HYPHENATED ADJECTIVES AND VERBS SHRINK-WRAPPED, HIGH-QUALITY DECKS (shipped goods) ARE AVAILABLE, too: VIEW DECKS Product Components: Deck of Active, Past
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.50
8
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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
WRITING BUNDLE: ACTIVE LEARNING Get ’em moving. Then get ’em writing! This bundle is jam-packed with opening activities that will get students excited about the writing assignments which follow them.The products in this bundle are also sold
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$22.50
$14.00
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Bundle
By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE The Writing from Quotes Bundle includes Quotation Quick Writes, Quotation Station Discussion Prompts, and Words to the Wise Each quotation resource is sold separately here: QUOTATION QUICK WRITES QUOTATION STATION
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$12.25
$9.00
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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
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
1
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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
2
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By ELA Seminar Gal
INTERACTIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LESSONS Use the 18 poster cards to host: Gallery Walks, Author’s Craft Reports, Group Discussions, Learning Station Activities, Scavenger Hunts, Book Passes and more. Included in product: Author’s Craft Report
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$3.00
7
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By ELA Seminar Gal
This is one of the most popular lessons I have done in my active engagement workshops. The video and follow-up 15 second speech exercise will help your students learn to be comfortable speaking in front of an audience - and it will teach them a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Task Cards
$3.25
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
2 Fun PowerPoint Presentations Designed to Simplify the Writing Process (includes 5 graphic organizers) I hate formulas. But I love the way some of them help young authors become more confident writers. The problem for me is that there are too
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
ADDING DETAILS Elaboration Strategies That Work: Character Set includes: (1) 30 Characters Cards, (2) Instructions for Use, (3) Sample Notebook Pages, (4) A Preposition Reference Sheet and (5) Common Core State Standards The 30 Characters Cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2
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By ELA Seminar Gal
*NEW* FULL-YEAR WRITING COURSE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-School-Writing-Course-FULL-YEAR-Grades-6-9-4684550 Middle School Writing Course: Semester 21. Why You’ll L-O-V-E this Resource♥ Students will strengthen their writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Mini-Course
$108.00
$54.00
3
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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.

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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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