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The Tell-tale Heart Mock TrialGet your students into the characters and events of "The Tell-tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe with this comprehensive Mock Trial resource! Your students will love playing their roles when you transform your classroom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Novel Study
$5.00
37
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The Monkey's Paw Owner's ManualGet your students to reread the text as a fun way to end your study on “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs! It’s a great way to check student’s understanding of the story, and also helps flex their creative writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
45
Digital Download PDF (5.09 MB)
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Roll an Icebreaker Question: A Getting to Know You Game with Dice!Take the pressure off you and your students with this fun getting to know you game! Included are 8 different mats with over 250 different fun icebreaker questions! All you need to do
Subjects:
Oral Communication, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff, 4th, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
41
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Editable Classroom Procedures Scavenger Hunt - Great for back to school!Get your students up and moving to learn your classroom procedures in a new and engaging way! Place classroom procedure cards around the room. Students race to fill out their
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Printables
$2.25
53
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By Exceptional ELA
Career Research Project + Mock Career Fair: A Project for Secondary StudentsGet your secondary students thinking about the future with this amazing resource and project! Everything you need to get started is included! Works best in a 1-to-1
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Instructional Technology, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Webquests, Research
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$5.50
39
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Budgeting Board GameTeach students how financial decisions can affect their lifestyle choices! This resource helps pre-teens and teens understand what budgeting looks like when you become an adult. Students will have to make a series of decisions
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Activities, Games
$4.50
26
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By Exceptional ELA
Email Etiquette Lesson + Activities w/ Google slidesNever receive another poorly-worded email again! This resource comes with both a teacher slideshow to project and an interactive student slideshow! 7 interactive activities are included + short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Multimedia, Internet Activities
$4.00
76
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Exceptional ELA
Crime Scene Reports For Any Text (Police/Incident Report, Evidence Log, Autopsy)Give your students the chance for real world application with Crime Scene Reports! Comes with three different templates and can be used with any text and/or character!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$2.25
35
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The House on Mango Street Narrative Vignettes Book: Creative Writing AssessmentGet students to write a series of 10 narrative vignettes in a unique and creative way, based on the writing of Sandra Cisneros’ book, The House on Mango Street! Can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Printables
$4.00
21
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By Exceptional ELA
The Odyssey Theme Park: Paper and Digital ResourcesUse this project as the perfect end on your study of “The Odyssey”! In groups, students create and market a theme park using the events and characters of the epic poem. Students can create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.2, SL.8.4, SL.8.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$5.00
30
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By Exceptional ELA
Reasons to Read Bulletin Board Kit - Great for classroom libraries!This bulletin board kit is a great addition to the ELA classroom or classroom library. It’s a visual reminder of the skills that students can take away from reading!Print on colored
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
27
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By Exceptional ELA
Figurative Language in Christmas Songs Treasure HuntHave students refresh their memories of figurative language in a fun and engaging way with a Christmas twist!Students fill out their answer sheets by reading the question cards (18 in total) and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
32
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By Exceptional ELA
Editable Black and White Class CouponsIncentivize your students by using class coupons! These coupons have black and white backgrounds so they print easily on white or colored paper!Also comes with…★Teacher guide explaining how you can use class
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
39
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By Exceptional ELA
Editable Character Trading Cards - Use with any story!Have your students keep track of the characters from any story in a fun way with these editable character trading cards! There are 4 styles of premade trading cards to choose from, ready to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
55
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Exceptional ELA
End-of-the-Year Playlist!Need something quick and engaging at the end of the school year for your secondary students? Music is the answer! Students will love sharing music with you and with each other!Students choose 5 songs to represent their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Printables
$2.00
21
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By Exceptional ELA
Halloween Poetry Stations for Secondary ELAGet into this year’s spooky season by having your secondary ELA students write 7 different types of Halloween-themed poetry!Students rotate through 7 stations and experiment with these types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
10
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Bring your classroom discussion into the 21st century!A hybrid Socratic seminar has the same setup as traditional Socratic seminar, but students in the outer circle are having their own separate discussion online (instead of simply observing). It’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3
$3.50
29
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By Exceptional ELA
Ugly Sweater Pitch using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos (Rhetorical Appeals)Have students learn or review the three rhetorical appeals with a festive twist!Rhetorical Appeals Review Sheet is included for a quick reminder, as well as two types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.25
46
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By Exceptional ELA
Argumentative Essay Structure Sorting + Drafting Activities: Perfect for your writing unit!Help students get hands-on with the basic structure of an argumentative essay! Students sort the pieces of the essay in the right order! Comes with general
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
18
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By Exceptional ELA
”Flowers for Algernon” Metaphorical Maze ProjectSpice up your unit on “Flowers for Algernon” by having students create a 2D or a 3D maze to represent Charlie’s life path throughout the story! Everything you need to get started is included, complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4
$3.00
25
Digital Download PDF (3.51 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently an 8th grade ELA Teacher and have been teaching secondary ELA since 2012 in Southern California. I have taught both middle and high school grades. Before settling into public school, I taught ESL in America and Japan!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating lesson and activities that engage and challenge students! In my project-based classroom, you'll see a lot of movement and student collaboration. Student voice is essential: they write their hearts out and learn how to share their opinions respectfully while learning about others' perspectives. In addition, I integrate technology in novel ways. With the right guidance, 1-to-1 technology can transform a classroom to meet the needs of the 21st century! Flipgrid and Newsela are some of our most used apps in the classroom. I also emphasize organizational and study skills. One of the cornerstones of my classroom routines and procedures is that students all keep an updated ELA binder so they can easily access their work in one place. These skills become more valuable in the future when keeping up with the rigors of high school, college, and their future careers. Lastly, my students read voraciously. Our classroom library is forever growing! I constantly do my best to add the latest relevant and diverse texts and titles so my students can keep up with the world around them and find something that is sure to meet their interests!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English from. UCLA M.A. Education from Claremont Graduate University Single subject clear credential in English

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