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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, 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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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Task Cards, Fun Stuff
$5.50
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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), Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$4.00
79
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9: Graphic organizers make teaching challenging reading and writing skills a snap! (See scrolling preview for some close up views.) Wait! This set of organizers is also included in a bundle which contains 52
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$5.50
262
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
343
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By ELA Seminar Gal
*NEW* FULL-YEAR WRITING COURSE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-School-Writing-Course-FULL-YEAR-Grades-6-9-4684550 Middle School Writing Course: Semester 1 (September – December) Overviewa Sample Calendar that maps out how I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
$64.50
$43.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Middle School Writing Course: FULL YEARWhy You’ll L-O-V-E this Resource♥ Students will strengthen their writing skills with high-interest, step-by-step writing and revising lessons which were designed to dramatically improve the writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
$158.00
$79.00
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By ELA Seminar Gal
TRANSITION EVENT TICKETS and PARTNER TASK SHEETS VIDEO PREVIEW: TRANSITION TICKETS AND PARTNER TASK SHEETS View Demo on YouTube VIEW VIDEO DEMO This product is also included in the Banish Boring Writing Bundle Bundle Link:Banish Boring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Assessment
$5.50
130
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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$3.50
82
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By ELA Seminar Gal
Gab & Go Stations: Practicing the Argument Writing Format 2-MINUTE GAB & GO VIDEO: LINK: SETTING UP AND USING GAB & GO STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR This product contains 40 easy prompts which help students commit the Argument Writing
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.50
86
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By ELA Seminar Gal
ARGUMENT WRITING SUPER-SAVER PACK Each product in this pack is sold separately: Argument Writing 101 Argument Gab and Go Stations Vote from Your Seat and on Your FeetIntroduce the art of writing argument with visually-pleasing and engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Minilessons
$12.00
$8.00
41
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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
76
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By ELA Seminar Gal
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
142
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By ELA Seminar Gal
BIOGRAPHY RESEARCH FRAMES Help students realize how fascinating research can be by giving them nonthreatening paragraph frames that make research projects easy to do and enjoyable to present.“Research” has been identified by the CCSS as one of the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Library Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Research
$10.00
70
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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Assessment
$8.00
34
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By ELA Seminar Gal
SHOW DON'T TELL Get students to add interesting details to writings with “Show Don’t Tell” emoticon activities. Students will enjoy participating in gallery walks, role plays, skit writing, and group games. But more importantly, they will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.50
55
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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:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$5.00
28
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$7.00
57
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By ELA Seminar Gal
LIT CIRCLES WITHOUT TEARS Illustrated Student Instruction Sheets, Participation Guides and Cube Templates will add excitement to content-area discussions, literature circles and learning stations. Students will instantly engage in lively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Task Cards, Printables
$5.50
59
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Minilessons
$2.50
16
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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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