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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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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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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
Movie Quotes: Gab & Go Stations and Writing Prompts*Updated January 2nd 2017Use some of the best movie lines of all time to jumpstart students' writings and discussions.Memorable movie lines require two essential ingredients: 1) They must
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$7.50
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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
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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
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$1.00
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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
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
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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
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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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
This resource is a one-day, high interest writing lesson which will remind students how lucky they are. They will list 10 things that make them feel lucky, free write for ten minutes, and submit an "I'm Lucky!" disclosure slip. Each page sports fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Inferring Details from Dialogue Quotes: 50 Gab & Go Station Writing PromptsInferring Details from Dialogue Quotes is a fun way for students to practice making inferences, to collaborate with diverse partners, and to promote lively class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quick Write Freebee Students will assume the identity of a character and use a random word as springboard for a timed writing exercise. The directions are simple: #1 Cut out a character and glue it into your Writer’s Notebook. #2 Cut out a word
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Education, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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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:
6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
FREE
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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
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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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