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VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Host a Book Tasting Event BLOG POST: How to Host a Book Tasting Event Book-Tasting and Text-Tasting Activities are fun and they help students make reading/writing connections.To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
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THE CHASER by John Collier (a riveting and thought-provoking short story) Manipulation. Mystery. Magic.If you like story lines filled with mystery, manipulation, and magic, you’ll love The Chaser by John Collier.This disturbing love story stirs up
Subjects:
Short Stories, Valentine's Day, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Task Cards
$4.00
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ARGUMENT WRITING:Introduce the art of writing argument with a visually-pleasing and engaging PowerPoint. Next, distribute a classroom set of the Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets to help students understand the fundamentals of
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
347
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QUOTATION QUICK WRITES Check out the WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE and get one resource free. Using direct quotes to support claims and opinions is a typical requirement for writing research papers or for analyzing literature and informational
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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BIG BOGGLE: PREFIX, ROOT and SUFFIX REVIEW ACTIVITY Give students an interesting way to review their prefixes, roots and suffixes as they play the classroom version of Big Boggle. NOTE: This product is part of the PREFIXES, ROOTS and SUFFIXES
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$3.50
85
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HOT SEAT: Interactive Reading Strategy and Quick-Demo Mini-Lesson When I want students to explore and connect with characters in a short story or novel, my favorite strategy - hands down - is Hot Seat. The activity is called Hot Seat (after
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$2.50
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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:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
143
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COMPLEX SENTENCES SIMPLIFIED: 20 MINI-LESSONS This classroom-ready, high-interest, no-prep-required PowerPoint includes: 20 Lessons including: Narrative Story Starters, Point of View Writing, and Opinion/Argument Free Writes Clear
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
57
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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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.50
11
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.75
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VIDEO PREVIEW:PERSONAL NARRATIVE UNIT: THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MEVIDEO DEMOVIEW VIDEO DEMO***************************************************************************♥ Why you’ll L-O-V-E this Icebreaker and Personal Narrative Lessons Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Minilessons
$3.50
10
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CHARACTER MEETUPS: Boring Characters Be Gone! VIEW VIDEO DEMO HERECharacter Meetups is also part of this bundle.During my 5 years as a literacy coach, I have used the 130 names included in this activity pack to get students in grades 5-10 to
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$4.00
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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
$2.50
50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
29
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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
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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
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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
7
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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:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
6
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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
1
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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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