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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
347
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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:
For All Subject Areas, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
34
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
$3.50
85
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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:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$5.00
30
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$2.50
19
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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
57
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By ELA Seminar Gal
USING PRECISE LANGUAGE BUNDLEWRITING TOOLS: 1. 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’
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$19.00
$13.30
1
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Getting to Know You Middle School Activities 1. Personal Narrative Unit: Things You Don't Know About MeProduct Components 1. Lesson Plans: Video and Text Directions 2. Things You Don’t Know About Me: Pre-Writing/Ice Breaker List 3. Personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$7.75
$5.75
1
Bundle
By ELA Seminar Gal
MIDDLE SCHOOL "READING TOOLS" BUNDLEWHAT DO I GET?1 CLOSE READING TOOLSThe 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
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Literature Circles, Activities
$22.00
$15.40
1
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
$4.75
2
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
29
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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:
Drama, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Lesson
$4.00
20
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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:
Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$13.50
11
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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, Centers
$6.00
18
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Games
$5.50
7
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$22.50
$14.00
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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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
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
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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
10
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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:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Research, Printables
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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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