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RESOURCE COMPONENTS:Transition Words (e.g. Granted, Arguably)Transition Phrases (e.g. Interestingly enough, For instance)Color Words (e.g. Crimson, Shocking Pink)Specific Times (e.g. 12:01, Dusk)Specific Settings (e.g. Chuckie Cheese, Foot
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
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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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.50
$4.40
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Minilessons
$8.00 $5.00
$4.00
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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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$7.75 $5.75
$4.60
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.75
$3.80
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.50
$6.80
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$4.50
$3.60
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Voting from Your Seat and Voting on Your Feet “Voting from Your Seat” and “Voting on Your Feet” are low-prep, high-energy activities that keep every student engaged both mentally and physically. They require students to reflect on a range of
Subjects:
Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
$2.40
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ROOT WORDS Visually-pleasing activities and super-easy bulletin board displays make learning and reviewing roots interesting for students. PRODUCT COMPONENTS 26 Root Presentation Slides and Display Posters (a cartoon graphic along with two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
$4.80
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Verb Playing Cards - ADDED 2016: Verb Word Sneak Vocabulary Review Activity (Word Sneak is a vocabulary activity - created by Jimmy Fallon - in which 2-6 students receive one or more verb cards. The object is for the students to work all 6
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Games
$5.00
$4.00
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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:
9th, 11th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
$2.80
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quotation Discussion Prompts Check out the WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE and get one resource free. This product contains 40 high-resolution photographs branded with discussion-worthy quotations selected for students in grades 6-12. They can be
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
$4.80
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By ELA Seminar Gal
USING PRECISE LANGUAGE BUNDLEWRITING TOOLS: 1. 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’
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$19.00 $13.30
$10.64
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PUNCTUATION CARDS AND LIVING SENTENCE LESSONS Get students actively involved in sentence variety lessons by conducting "living sentence" role play challenges. BLOG POST WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND LESSONS: INTERACTIVE PUNCTUATION What do you
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$12.25 $9.00
$7.20
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MIDDLE SCHOOL "READING TOOLS" BUNDLEWHAT DO I GET?1 CLOSE READING TOOLSThe Close Reading Annotation Toolkit can be used with any fiction or nonfiction assignment. The tools in this kit may be used by students individually, in pairs, or in
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Literature Circles, Activities
$22.00 $15.40
$12.32
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Research and Present : Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada and Arizona - Print & Go USA Travel Guide Project This quick project requires students to research Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and/or Nevada to prepare group presentations, and to create a Visitor’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Research
$9.00 $6.50
$5.20
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Games
$5.50
$4.40
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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 Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
$2.40
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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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
$2.00
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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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