Encouraging Excellence

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Encouraging Excellence
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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
 
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Want to inspire an ENTREPRENEUR? Looking for a way for students to practice researching, reading, writing, and speaking skills in an AUTHENTIC way that may apply to their future careers? Buy this Business Plan Unit, a Research, Writing, and
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Business, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
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Great for students to: - track dynamic character growth - analyze theme development - gather text evidence while reading - apply text evidence to a well-developed paragraph - utilize tools to smoothly incorporate quotes Great for teachers: -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1...
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Students need practice on real-world writing skills. Resume-writing is the perfect way to practice. The earlier and more often students can practice these writing and formatting skills, the better they will be when they start applying for jobs
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Internet Activities
$2.50
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PRINTER READY Need a fun, creative, quick-to-use way for students to think about literary characters? This utilizes multiple Bloom's Taxonomy levels 1. Students will REMEMBER what they read. 2. Students will UNDERSTAND complex characters. 3.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
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By Encouraging Excellence
10 Ready-to-use Stations (with 1 bonus, customizable station). I use these for the first TWO days, and it gives me plenty to do. Includes: - syllabus scavenger and team discussion - reverse pictionary - room tour - writing sample - choices
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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PRINTER READY Need a fun, creative, quick-to-use way for students to think about people from history? This inspires students to see multiple dimensions of a person from their history textbook or history research. Fun to use at the end of a
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.10, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.10
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Printer Ready! Use for ANY story or novel. Three options: 1: PAGE 1 ONLY Print page 1 double-sided for a focus on gathering text evidence. - track dynamic character growth by assigning one at the beginning, middle, and end of a novel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In the last decade I have taught 6th-11th grade. My specialty is 8th ELA, but I have taught Writing, Media Skills, Pre-Algebra, US History, and Reading and Math Intervention. The cross-curricular nature of my experience lends itself well to creating more well-rounded materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

- Minimal Lecturing - Interactive - Teacher-led Exploration - Hands-on Learning - Project-based Learning - Using Text Evidence - Encouraging Higher-order Thinking - Growth Mindset

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been nominated to two committees that are in charge of developing and implementing CCSS in our district. I have also served on two curriculum selection committtees.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- Undergraduate in English Education - Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my job! I love middle school kids, especially when finding successful strategies to get them engaged in learning.

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