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By Erin Smith ELA
Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the country, this classroom version prompts students to work together as a class to solve puzzles, connect the clues, and crack the code! This is a great activity for the first week of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$12.00
152 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
My students loved my original Class Escape, so I created the HALLOWEEN EDITION when they begged me to make another! Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the country, this classroom version prompts students to work together
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Simulations
$12.00
69 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Wondering what to do for grammar this year? How to make grammar instruction less painful and more effective? This YA Lit Mentor Sentence Grammar Bundle will answer both of those questions! You will receive 20 weeks worth of ready-to-go grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$20.00
37 ratings
3.9
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By Erin Smith ELA
Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is the perfect basis for a Socratic Seminar discussion on the concept of truth and fiction. These are classroom-tested activities which are fully editable for use in your own classroom. This seminar is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Wondering what to do for grammar this year? How to make grammar instruction less painful and more effective? This Middle School Favorites Mentor Sentence Grammar Bundle (the new intermediate / middle school version of my popular "YA Lit Mentor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$20.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
I use these handouts at the end of (or throughout) a unit on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with both 8th and 9th graders. These film studies are especially great for those last days of school when the students (and teachers!) are a little burned
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
The day before winter break is the perfect time to play CLASS ESCAPE! Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the country, this classroom version prompts students to work together as a class to solve puzzles, connect the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Winter
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$12.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Alan Gratz's recently-published novel Refugee is both timely and incredibly engaging! The stories of three young refugees -- a German Jew aboard the MS St. Louis in 1938, a Cuban girl on a homemade boat to Miami, and a Syrian boy running from the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$20.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Looking for a true story that will keep your students reading and talking? Lion by Saroo Brierley is the memoir you need to teach this year! It's a captivating story of a young boy who accidentally falls asleep alone on a train and travels
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Novel Study
$20.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
O'Brien's unique narrative style in The Things They Carried provides a great model for students to practice narrative writing (a big part of the Common Core Writing standards!) This assignment is integrated throughout students' reading of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Novel Study
$4.00
3 ratings
3.3
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By Erin Smith ELA
Discussing The Lord of the Flies by William Golding in a Socratic Seminar format allows students to review the novel's themes and apply them to their own lives. These are classroom-tested activities which are fully editable for use in your own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Rubrics
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Saroo Brierley's memoir Lion (previously published as A Long Way Home: A Memoir) is a captivating true story your students will love! This bundle gives you 8 different hands-on lessons to teach with the book, and each lesson is added to an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$12.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Erin Smith ELA
This Activity Pack contains 3+ days of team building exercises designed to get your students thoughtfully working together all year long. It's perfect for back-to-school time, and the activities (except for the essay) can be used in any subject
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Classroom Management
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Erin Smith ELA
My students loved my original Class Escape, so I created the Shakespeare Edition to introduce our Shakespeare unit! Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the country, this classroom version prompts students to work together
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$12.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
This edition of Class Escape is perfect for those first few weeks of school, summer school classes, camps, clubs, advisory groups, ice-breakers, and professional development! Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Games
$12.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Wondering what to do for grammar this year? How to make grammar instruction less painful and more effective? This Classic First Sentences Mentor Sentence Grammar Bundle will answer both of those questions! You will receive 20 weeks worth of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$20.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Erin Smith ELA
Help your students tune in to grammar with mini-lessons for these 10 important grammatical foundation concepts! Each 15-minute mini-lesson uses a different notes foldable to keep students engaged and provide a fun hands-on experience. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$20.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
Take the mystery and mess out of whole-class discussion with this structured approach to Socratic Seminar. This pack includes everything you need to implement my time-tested approach. In the Teacher Instructions document, I detail the reasons why
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
$10.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
This bundle has everything you need to teach your students how to write a literary analysis essay as you finish up Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet! The assignments are broken down into 6 easy steps that follow the writing process, with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Erin Smith ELA
This colorful, seaside-themed library set will help you get your classroom library organized and looking great in no time! The library set includes labels in 9 genres, each with its own pattern to color-code your library. There's even a blank one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught high school language arts for 11 years in Georgia, and I currently teach 8th grade language arts and AP Literature (12th grade) in Florida.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to have FUN when teaching, using active, creative lessons that kids can really get involved in! I am constantly coming up with new ideas and trying them out in my own classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Finalist, Language Arts Department Chair, Gifted Program Coordinator, Gifted and AP Certified

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BSEd, Miami University of Ohio (2003) MAT, Piedmont College (2005) EDS, Piedmont College (2008)

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