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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
My School Year in Symbols: End of the Year Activity for Middle and High School StudentsNeed something quick and engaging to at the end of the school year? Help students reflect on their school year with this activity! Students review the concept of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
7 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
SBAC ELA Grades 6-8 and 11 Performance Task Cheat SheetSecondary ELA students feeling overwhelmed by the SBAC online layout for the performance task? There’s so much text in different places: it can be difficult to know where to start!Cut down on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Printables
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
Best Nine of the School Year: End of the Year Activity for Middle and High School Students Need something quick and engaging to at the end of the school year? Help students reflect on their school year with this activity! Students use an Instagram
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By Exceptional ELA
New Year, New Student Bingo ChallengeGet your students motivated to change old habits for the new year in a week-long challenge!Students choose 5 challenges from the bingo game board horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Optionally, you can have
Subjects:
Life Skills, Study Skills, The New Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.07 MB)
By Exceptional ELA
SBAC ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) Heavy Hitters Study SheetSecondary ELA students feeling overwhelmed by the SBAC? Having trouble knowing where to focus your test review!Help your students knock it out of the park! Use this study sheet with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
SBAC Secondary ELA BundleSecondary ELA students feeling overwhelmed by the SBAC? Having trouble knowing where to focus your test review? Save some money and purchase these FOUR awesome resources together to help students tackle the test!What’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$5.50
6 ratings
3.9
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By Exceptional ELA
Editable Black and White Class Coupons Incentivize 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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
Christmas Poetry Stations for Secondary ELAGet into this year’s festive season by having your secondary ELA students write 7 different types of Christmas-themed poetry!Students rotate through 7 stations and experiment with these types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
16 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
Budgeting Board Game Teach 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:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
Identifying Writing Types: Narrative, Explanatory, Argumentative Use this resource as an introduction or review for secondary ELA students! Includes different ways for students to practice identifying the 3 different CCSS aligned writing types to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.L.3
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
Secondary Students End of the Year Activity BundleNeed quick and engaging activities at the end of the school year that require no prep? Wanna save some money in the process? This bundle is for you! This bundle includes:★End of the Year Playlist:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (5.70 MB)
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Exceptional ELA
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3
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By Exceptional ELA
The Odyssey Theme Park: Paper and Digital Resources Use 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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Cooperative Learning
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
2 ratings
3.8
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By Exceptional ELA
January 2019-July 2020 Weekly + Monthly Digital Teacher Planner w/Google SheetsThis Weekly + Monthly Digital Teacher Planner is:★Fully editable★Easy to use and share with your substitute★Accessible wherever you have Google: download the app or open
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Professional Development
$4.00
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.41 MB)
By Exceptional ELA
Figurative Language in Pop Songs Treasure HuntHave students refresh their memories of figurative language in a fun and engaging way with a pop song twist!Students fill out their answer sheets by reading the question cards (18 in total) and finding
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.95 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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