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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Close Reading at a Glance Reference Card This handy reference card was designed to be used by teachers and students. I copy the reference cards (two per page) on bright card stock since I refer to them and have students refer to them regularly
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Study Guides
FREE
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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
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By ELA Seminar Gal
NUMBER CARDS: Download these number cards to use with peer editors, as game pieces, to set up literacy stations, or to organize your paperwork. 4 illustrated ideas are included with these cards.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
TOP TEN LISTS: Use these 3 Bell Ringers to build community and to gather ideas for information, opinion/argument, and narrative pieces. What’s included? Lesson 1: Ten Things You May Not Know About Me (for information pieces and personal
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects
FREE
2 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PRINT & GO READING RESPONSE SHEET This graphic organizer guides students through the process of making a claim, proving a claim, and crafting a full-circle ending. It is part of my It’s All About Evidence graphic organizer resource. Related
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
FREE
4 ratings
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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
13 ratings
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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
Alaska Research Frames: Presentations Made Easy I'll recreate this research project for any state. Just drop me a note by clicking the "Ask a Question" tab to request a state. (Currently in queue: New Jersey and Nevada) This quick project
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cooperative Learning
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By ELA Seminar Gal
The 10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME writing strategy helps students to 1) learn new things about their classmates, 2) get friends and family members involved in class assignments, and 3) learn to add concrete details to their writings.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Professional Development
FREE
28 ratings
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Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:59
By ELA Seminar Gal
LIVE WORKSHOP DEMO The SLIDE AND STOP WRITING STRATEGY helps students to 1) develop strong characters, 2) critique one another's' work in a non-threatening manner, and 3) learn to add concrete details to their writings. MATERIALS USED IN THE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Professional Development
FREE
10 ratings
4.0
Video
Duration: 20:31
By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Professional Development
FREE
19 ratings
4.0
Video
Duration: 03:17
By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITER’S NOTEBOOK SECTIONS: COLLECTIONS Fill the Collections Section with lots and lots of lists. Why? Because they make awesome reference pages and prewriting tools that can be used over and over again throughout the year. Here are a few
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides
FREE
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By ELA Seminar Gal
TRANSITION EVENT TICKETS and PARTNER TASK SHEETS See Tickets: Transition Tickets and Partner Task Sheets View on YouTube in Action VIEW VIDEO DEMO Students use the tickets to: Summarize chapters Preview units Review lectures Evaluate
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
FREE
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Duration: 01:02
By ELA Seminar Gal
View Resource: Go to Essay Writing Made Easy: Annoying Personality Traits Middle/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
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Minilessons
FREE
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Video
Duration: 01:02
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
1 rating
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Video
Duration: 00:53
By ELA Seminar Gal
Why Do You Need This Resource? Make biographical research projects fun for your students with print and go templates that can be completed in a single class period. Students complete high-interest pre-writing maps which help them prepare an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research
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More Posters Links: More Growth Mindset Posters Idiom Posters Growth Mindset Posters These TWO 8 1/2” x 11” growth mindset posters are the perfect addition to any middle school classroom. Each poster sports a positive and motivational message
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Posters
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an alternate route instructor 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 2006-2010 I served as a Teaching Learning Facilitator/Literacy Coach.

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Interactive

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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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