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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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WRITING REFERENCE PAGES These handy pages are designed to be used throughout the year as reference sheets for persuasive, argumentative and narrative writings. Here are a few specific ways I use the reference pages: 1) My college students use
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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
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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
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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
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ZAP and GUESS WHO REVIEW GAMES: ZAP Have you played ZAP yet? It’s an incredibly easy game that can earn you one, two or three points for correctly answering questions. That is, of course, unless you get ZAPPED! ZAPPED contestants lose all of
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CHARACTER MEETUPS: Boring Characters Be Gone! VIEW VIDEO DEMO HERE Character 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
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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
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VIDEO PREVIEW: WATCH VIDEO PREVIEW 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 students to complain their little hearts
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VIDEO PREVIEW: PERSONAL NARRATIVE UNIT: THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME VIDEO DEMO VIEW VIDEO DEMO *************************************************************************** ♥ Why you’ll L-O-V-E this Icebreaker and Personal Narrative Lessons
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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
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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
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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.
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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”
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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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