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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:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.25
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Spill the Beans!Back-to-School Task and Speech Cards for Middle School Students Use these interactive cards to help your students…… get to know one another quickly.…make public speaking easy and fun.…create a positive classroom culture.Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$3.00
$2.40
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Games
$6.50
$5.20
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By ELA Seminar Gal
HOOK YOUR READER: 10 Story Starters/Mini Posters for ELA Teachers Types of Story Starters/Poster Anchors include: 1. Active Verb Opening 2. Emphatic Word Opening 3. Emphatic Phrase Opening 4. Mystery Opening 5. Parallel Structure Opening 6.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
FREE
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Design great bulletin boards, create custom lessons, and set up colorful learning stations on a budget. How? By printing letters, numbers, mini-lessons, pictures, and labels on Post Its. That’s right. You can run them through your own computer.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
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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:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Research, Printables
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Black History Information Swap: 21 African-American Mini-Biographies and Posters Get your students moving, sharing, and presenting information about 21 African-American icons. Students will receive a photo-card along with three facts about authors,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, African History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Independent reading time provides Middle/Secondary students with opportunities to practice grade-appropriate skills designed to increase reading comprehension. The most effective way to get to know your students as readers and to help them improve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Novel Study, Classroom Forms
$5.50
$4.40
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Minilessons, Research
$3.25
$2.60
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
$5.60
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By ELA Seminar Gal
This Flash Fiction Super-Saver Pack includes:FLASH FICTION 101FLASH FICTION FRIDAY-<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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Mini-Course, PowerPoint Presentations
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
$2.40
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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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
$3.25
$2.60
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HOW TO HOST A BOOK TASTING EVENT To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students will... ... hunt for author’s craft techniques (e.g. word
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development, Activities
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Check Out the Complete Idiom Kit - On Sale Now! View the bundled kit here: IDIOM KIT BUNDLE IDIOM POSTERS What Do You Get? Idiom Posters - 26 commonly used idioms are illustrated and defined in this 8 1/2 x 11, full color, bulletin board
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
$3.00
$2.40
1
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$1.00
$0.80
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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:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
$3.00
$2.40
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Design great bulletin boards, create custom lessons, and set up colorful learning stations on a budget. How? By printing letters, numbers, mini-lessons, pictures, and labels on Post Its. That’s right. You can run them through your own computer.
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Guarantee lively peer-editing sessions, whole-class critiques, and traditional writing conferences that will provide valuable, formative feedback before asking students to submit final drafts. After the teacher conducts grade-appropriate
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons
FREE
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Word Walls
$2.00
$1.60
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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

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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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