English-Language Arts Focus

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This informational text mini-unit uses a crime scene scenario to review summarizing, inference and prediction, and sequence of events. Included is a brief presentation powerpoint to introduce the daily clues, role cards for cooperative learning,
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Update: The error naming Johnny instead of Ponyboy has been corrected. This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the
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This common-core aligned activity for The Outsiders uses excerpts of text from ch.1-3 to engage students in a close reading to analyze character traits using dialogue. Students will use annotation as they read through short excerpts of text. They
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This unit uses Bob's murder in The Outsiders to practice citing textual evidence to solve the case. Students will read, analyze, infer, identify and develop character traits, cite, research, write, state a position and support it.
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Everything you need to teach the informational text Freedom Walkers. This unit includes pre-reading activities including a webquest, four corners game, original articles about the genre of non-fiction and the Jim Crow Law, chapter activities with
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This is a phenomenal deal! Included in this package is everything you need to teach a great mini-unit incorporating vocabulary building skills, writing, and foreign words and phrases. This package includes a 30 slide Prezi presentation with
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This informational text graphic organizer incorporates the common core standards for reading info texts. The standards are presented in student-friendly language and accompanied by illustrations that appeal to students while making the standard
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This package includes three weeks of entrance and exit cards to begin and end your novel study about The Outsiders. The entrance card asks a question that will require students to relate the themes of identity and acceptance to their own lives.
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Quarterly independent reading projects for an entire year of Honors English. This on-going project is based on 8th grade common-core standards for reading literature and informative texts, research, writing, and speaking & listening. The
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This summative assessment for Freedom Walkers, the informational text, is best used after teaching Freedom Walkers with the rest of the items from my Freedom Walkers bundle. This CCSS-aligned assessment focuses on citing textual evidence, writing
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This activity is intended to be used as a close reading for an excerpt from ch.10 of The Outsiders. Students will read and annotate an excerpt of text. They will write a brief reflection to set the context of the excerpt. Next, they will look for
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This close reading approach to analyzing theme looks at the role of characterization, conflict, and figurative language in developing themes throughout the text. Students will use critical thinking skills to find themes. Using graphic organizers,
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.4-5 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for
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This is a close reading activity that asks readers to make inferences based on textual evidence to show the development of the character Rachel in "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Readers are provided with key passages from the text. They are asked to
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This is a complete differentiated instruction project menu for practice using coordinate adjectives following your own introductory lesson. Students will use a cafe menu to complete multiple, tiered assignments to master the use of coordinate
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This lesson plan uses a Chuck Palahniuk quote to introduce the idea of originality. Students will mind-map ideas about originality, study the connotative meaning of the word original using dialectical journals and accountable talk. They will write a
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.9-12 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for
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If you are teaching the informational text, Freedom Walkers, you need this chapter activities and questions packet. All questions are CCSS-aligned, in-depth, critical thinking questions that require textual evidence, higher order thinking skills,
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These task cards ask students to create an absurd simile to explain a learned English-Language Arts concept. This pack of simile cards covers Informational Text, Parts of Speech, Research, the Writing Process, and the 6+1 Traits of Writing for a
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UPDATE: Johnny has been corrected to Ponyboy This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.6-8 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eight years experience teaching Middle School English-Language Arts and Read180. Two years experience teaching 10th-12th English, Intervention English, ACT Prep, and Debate.

MY TEACHING STYLE

high-energy, in-depth, hands-on, discovery learning, project-based learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2008-2009 Green Apple Award 2009-2010 Green Apple Award 2011-2012 CMCEA Spotlight Teaching Award 2012-2013 Distinguished Educator of the Year 2014-2015 Artisan Teacher Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated Austin Peay State University 2007 with a degree in English and my minor in Education.

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I am passionate about teaching and learning, and I am devoted to seeing my students grow and succeed. I pour my passion into my units and materials, and I only share what I feel are the best materials I create.

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