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By ELA Seminar Gal
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Close Reading Annotation Toolkit can be used with any fiction or nonfiction assignment. The tools in this kit may be used by students individually, in pairs, or in groups when: …reading short, challenging passages.
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Task Cards
$7.00
54 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
PREFIX PRACTICE FOR UPPER GRADES Visually-pleasing activities and super-easy bulletin board displays make learning and reviewing prefixes interesting for students. WATCH THE PREFIX VIDEO HERE NOTE: This product is part of the PREFIXES, ROOTS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b, L.7.4b, L.8.4b, L.9-10.4b, L.11-12.4b
$6.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
SUFFIX KIT Engage students with visually-pleasing suffix games, practice cards, posters and bulletin boards. Then watch their spelling and vocabulary skills improve. NOTE: This product is part of the PREFIXES, ROOTS and SUFFIXES BUNDLE Link to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
29 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
SHADES OF MEANING: Illustrated Shades of Meaning templates get kids excited about using precise language in their own writings and help them pay attention to how the pros use words to stir readers’ emotions. ***Differentiated for three
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
27 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
HINK PINK COMBO PACK Use the Hink Pink activity cards to host several vocabulary warm-up games in which students call out single syllable rhyming answers. Example from Hink Pink 1: When the teacher announces the clue set, “ARTIFICIAL REPTILE,”
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$5.00
26 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Quotation Discussion Prompts Check out the WRITING FROM QUOTES BUNDLE and get one resource free. This product contains 40 high-resolution photographs branded with discussion-worthy quotations selected for students in grades 6-12. They can be
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
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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
Subjects:
Drama, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$4.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
BOOK AND TEMPLATE COMBO PACK These Common Core aligned graphic organizers offer students an easy way to organize their thinking about what they’re reading and writing. They train students to read with laser-sharp focus and to write with
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$7.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
ROOT WORDS Visually-pleasing activities and super-easy bulletin board displays make learning and reviewing roots interesting for students. PRODUCT COMPONENTS 26 Root Presentation Slides and Display Posters (a cartoon graphic along with two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
10 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
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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
WRITER’S NOTEBOOK MEGA-PACK: Digital Version Save 40% on four of the files I use in my Writer's Notebook seminars when you buy them together. Product Components: Writer’s Notebook CD (color pages with forward function
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Literacy Center Ideas
$13.50
11 ratings
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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
7 ratings
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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
11 ratings
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By ELA Seminar Gal
WRITING BUNDLE: ACTIVE LEARNING Get ’em moving. Then get ’em writing! This bundle is jam-packed with opening activities that will get students excited about the writing assignments which follow them. The products in this bundle are also sold
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$18.75
$14.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Character Trait Swap Character Trait Swap is a game played with the entire class. Students line up facing one another and use their trait cards to talk about themselves, their opinions, an historic figure, or a literary character. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Games
$5.50
6 ratings
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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

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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