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By Ezell Educational Consulting
In this packet, teachers will be provided a graphic organizer and text- dependent questions that can be used to do a close reading of the short story, " Seventh Grade," by Gary Soto. THis story is an excellent way to start the school year with your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6
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In this lesson, students will do a close reading and a close viewing of the song and video, " Mean" by Taylor Swift. Students will analyze the song using annotation and paraphrasing focusing on central idea, author's word choice and structure.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Video Files
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7
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During this 5 day unit on The Hundred Dresses, students will focus on character analysis of the three main characters, Wanda, Peggy and Maddie. Students will read the story together as a class, in partners and indepedently focusing on the character
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, W.4.1, W.5.1
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This rubric can be used for daily group discussions. The rubric uses the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening with a focus on Collaboration. The first rubric is a stand alone rubric, two per page, to make fewer copies. The second
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
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In this lesson, students will be analyzing the poem " Casey at the Bat" by doing a close reading focusing on different aspects of the poem during each reading. The lesson is full of text-dependent questions. It also has a media component where
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literature Circles
$6.50
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By Ezell Educational Consulting
This rubric can be used for daily gorup discussions. The rubric uses the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening with a focus on Collaboration. The first rubric is a stand alond rubric, two per page, to make fewer copies. The second
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
$1.00
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By Ezell Educational Consulting
This rubric can be used for daily gorup discussions. The rubric uses the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listeninf with a focus on Collaboration. The first rubric is a stand alone rubric, two per page, to make fewer copies. The second
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
$1.00
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By Ezell Educational Consulting
This editable template is a must for your middle school team! By using this template, teams will be able to focus on the important daily " ins and outs" of teaching on a team such as: student concerns, upcoming events, curriculum planning, parent
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an instructional facilitator for the last 8 years at the elementary and middle school level. Before being an IF, I was a classroom teacher for 8 years. My focus for the last 3 years has been on developing curriculum for English Language Arts classes using the Common Core State Standards. Much of my work is focused around close reading, text-dependent questions, project- based learning, research simulations, content area literacy and text- dependent writing. I love working with teachers to create fun, engaging lessons where students are challenged to think critically.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Project- Based Learning Student Engagement/ Kagan Strategies Relationship Oriented Literacy Strategies

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

EDUCATION Master of Arts in Teaching May 1998 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Bachelor of Science in Education May 1997 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville CERTIFICATIONS • Elementary, K-6 • Middle School Social Studies Endorsement, 5-8 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Association for Middle Level Education UNIVERSITY WORK University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, AR Adjunct Professor- College of Education Course: CIED 4123 Literacy Assessment and Interventions Fall 2012, Spring 2013 DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLISHED CURRICULUM Successful Practices Network- Rexford, NY Contributing Curriculum Writer- Penn Foster Online High School Project Created English Language Arts Curriculum Modules for online high school courses for the Penn Foster Project Winter 2012-2013, Spring 2013 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Fayetteville Public Schools – Fayetteville, AR Instructional Facilitator, Holt Middle School 2011- Present Instructional Facilitator, Holt Middle School, McNair Middle School and Owl Creek School 2010-2011 K-5 Literacy Coach/Pathwise Mentor , Leverett Elementary School 2007-2010 Leap Ahead Summer School Coach/Afternoon Coordinator Summer 2010, 2011 Leap Ahead Summer School Coach Summer 2009 Lincoln Elementary School- Lincoln, AR Reading First Literacy Coach, 2nd-5th grade 2006-2007 Reading First Summer Camp Coach and Co-coordinator Summer 2007 Fayetteville Public Schools – Fayetteville, AR Happy Hollow Elementary School 3rd grade Reading First Model Classroom Teacher, Mentor for University of Arkansas Interns 2004-2006 The New School- Fayetteville, AR 2003-2004 3rd Grade Teacher 2002-2003 Pathwise Mentor for 3 teachers 2001-2002 1st Grade Teacher 1999 Summer Program Director 1998-2000 2nd Grade Teacher COMMITTEES and GRANTS • Led Curriculum Writing and Assessment Teams for English Language Arts 2011-Present • Fayetteville Public Schools Curriculum Writing and Assessment Committees for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and CTE Grades 6-12, 2011-Present • Fayetteville Public Schools Curriculum Coordinating Council 2010- Present • Fayetteville Public Schools District PD Steering Committee 2005-2006, 2007-2010 • Fayetteville Public Schools District Calendar Committee 2008-2009 • Coordinated a Summer Reading Program at Owl Creek School and Boys and Girls Club for Leverett students funded by a Fayetteville Education Foundation Grant Summer 2008 • Fayetteville Education Foundation Grant for Reading Interventions for Happy Hollow School Spring 2006 • Fayetteville Public Schools Quarterly Assessment Development Team 2005-2006 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SPECIAL TRAININGS • TESS Training 2013 • Classroom Walk-through Training 2012 • Curriculum and Literacy Training with International Center for Leadership • in Education 2010-Present • Plain Talk about Reading Conference, New Orleans Spring 2011, 2012,2013 • Model Schools Conference, International Center for Leadership in Education Summer 2010, 2011 • Curriculum Management and Development Training December 2009 • Dyslexia-Reading Disorders, Identification and Interventions February 2009 • Changes in Literacy and the Research Behind It March 2009 • Continuous Arkansas Reading First Coaches Training 2006-2009 • Planning for Success for Building SST teams May 2008 • Benchmark Training from the State Department 2008, 2011 • Arkansas Reading First Summer Institute August 2007,2008 • Data Leadership Team Training October 2008 • Classroom Walk-through Training September 2008, 2011 • Pathwise Mentor Teacher 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 • Arkansas Literacy Symposium June 2008 • DIBELS Palm Pilot Training by MClass May 2006 • Step Up to Writing 2005 • Understanding Poverty August 2004 • Effective Literacy training 2003-2004 PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE • Professional Development for Fayetteville Public Schools _ What will be the impact of the PARCC assessment?, Spring 2013 _ English Language Arts Curriculum Development with Common Core, Grades 4-7, 2012-Present _ Social Studies Curriculum Development with Common Core, Grades 5-12, 2012-Present _ CTE Curriculum Development with Common Core, Grades 6-12, 2012 _ Common Core + Arkansas History Grades 5-8, 2012 _ What does the Common Core Mean for CTE classes?, 2012 _ Common Core State Standards Curriculum Development, 2012 _ English Language Arts Curriculum Writing Grades 5, 6, 8 2011-2012 _ Reading and Writing Strategy Based Mini Lessons Grades 4/5, 2011 _ Literacy Strategies to Enhance Content Areas in Middle School, 2011 _ Enhancing Career Tech classes with Literacy Strategies, 2011 _ Test Taking Strategies / Teaching Test Taking as a Genre, 2010-2012 _ How to Use Tier II interventions in the classroom, 2010 _ How to Teach in a Writing Workshop Classroom, 2009 _ Guided Reading in K-1 Classrooms, 2009 _ Literature Discussion Groups in 2nd-5th Classrooms, 2009 _ Palm Pilot Training for DIBELS, 2008 • Professional Development for Holt Middle School - Enhancing Professional Practice- A Framework for Teaching- Charlotte Danielson, Spring 2013 _ Planning for Checks for Understandings as a Formative Assessment, 2012 _ Quick Writes vs. Short Constructed Responses, Writing in Content Areas 2012 _ Using Student Work to Drive Instruction, 2012 _ Common Core State Standards, What does this mean for content classes, 2011 _ Assessment Data Meetings, What does our data show? 2011, 2012 _ Facilitate Bi-monthly team meetings with a focus on data using Google docs Intervention data and planning units of study for literacy, social studies, and science, 2010- present Provide one-on-one professional development with individual teachers and lesson planning, use walk- through observation forms to help teachers reflect on the implementation of literacy strategies in all content classes, 2010- present • Professional Development for Leverett Elementary School - Collaborative PD hour focus: Collaboration and Comprehension in the Classroom and Vertical and Horizontal Alignment of Literacy and Social Studies, 2009-2010 - Co-coordinated literacy and science integration into K-5 classrooms with the Director of 21st Century Learning, 2009-2010 - Year-long PD focus on Adding Comprehension Strategies into grades K-5, 2008-2009 - Adding Comprehension into Shared Reading Lesson K-1, 2008-2009 - School Wide Data Meetings 3 times a year, 2007-2010 - Facilitated Bi-monthly grade level meetings with focus on data using data walls, student progress, interventions, and planning units of study for literacy and social studies, 2007-2010 Provided one-on-one professional development with individual teachers and grade levels in all components of the literacy block based on needs after observations using the protocol, 2007-2011

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