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This 8 unit workbook is a complete, systematized course of study of Greek and Latin roots and affixes. It will benefit middle and high school students in vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, and effective writing, as well as address the
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My school district has bought into the Marzano model, but as with most educational spasms, no one really knows what’s going on. Part of our evaluations are dependent on employing student learning scales, but no one seems to have a clear idea
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Context clue skills are critical to effective reading. Students need to be able to employ this skill automatically and accurately, so lots of focused practice is essential. Except finding good practice exercises is difficult, or at least it has
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Ugly realities make for powerful readings. These three non-fiction selections drawn from the first half of the 20th century are sure to provoke lots of animated classroom discussion. The first reading, "What Was Jim Crow?" is an informational text
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These fifteen vocabulary tests are aligned to the Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E workbook. The workbook itself does a great job of introducing high-level, highly useable vocabulary and providing students with plenty of practice
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Outlining is a powerful tool for cutting through the chaff and getting to the essential information of a text. In these two exercises, students will read a high-quality, extended non-fiction text and then outline its main points. The texts are
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A rigorous exploration of this exciting Stevenson classic! A study guide of thoughtful, open-ended questions that help students dig deep into the meaning of the text while practicing reading comprehension strategies, an extensive vocabulary list
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These fifteen vocabulary tests are aligned to the Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D (Enriched Edition). The workbook itself does a great job of introducing high-level, highly useable vocabulary and providing students with plenty of
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Here is a great package deal of exercises to help teach and reinforce proper comma usage along with sentence structure grammar (clauses, simple, compound, complex, compound-complex). First, there is a concise, two page summary of all the major
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Another great classic! The grandfather of the detective novel, Poe gives us the first truly logical detective wrapped in wonderfully evocative and colorful language. This text and its standards-based objective assessment will challenge proficient
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Another great detective classic! Sherlock Holmes must get to the bottom of deadly events on the moors of Devonshire. This item contains a complete study guide with vocabulary and definitions, divided into 3 chapter sections for a total of five
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Voice and purpose are intricately tied together in any piece of writing, whether professional, literary, or student. This slide show leads students through an exploration of the elements of voice (diction, figurative language, syntax) and how they
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Before there was Harry and Hogwarts, there was Ged and the School of Wizards on Roke. This wonderful tale of adventure, magic, quest, and the struggle between good and evil is a classic of fantasy from acclaimed writer Ursula LeGuin. The novel is
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More readings from a tumultuous time. These stories (two non-fiction articles, an autobiographical essay, and a poem) provide a powerful and uplifting reading experience that will generate some great classroom discussions, plenty of rigorous and
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Graphic novels and Holocaust studies—a great combination that will engage students’ interest and encourage textual, visual, historical, and cultural literacy. Spiegelman’s gritty tale personalizes the Holocaust and pulls no punches. Students will
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Women, especially black women, seemed to be made of iron will and adamantine in the early part of the 20th century. Here are two reading selections that explore fascinating snippets of the lives of Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. These essays and
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These fifteen vocabulary tests are aligned to the Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E workbook. The workbook itself does a great job of introducing high-level, highly useable vocabulary and providing students with plenty of practice
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Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt is a poignant story of survival and triumph. Middle schooler Doug has been dealt a raw hand by life—abusive father, dysfunctional family, poverty, a move to a new town, trouble fitting in, loneliness. But with the help
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Text features really grab our attention—just like the Barbie graphic that National Geographic magazine used to illustrate recent trends in cosmetic surgery. But have your students mastered the Common Core standard of interpreting and utilizing text
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Finally, the mysteries of the dash and the ellipsis revealed! Advanced punctuation is a topic that is often overlooked in secondary language arts education, and yet correct punctuation is critical to clear writing and accurate reading. Here is a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have spent 22 years teaching advanced and gifted language arts at the middle school level. The instructional materials I offer here are informed by empiricism, experience, and research. I know what students need and what teachers want.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a big proponent of rigor and relevance which, unfortunately, I have found to be sorely lacking in the resources and instructional materials provided by my school district or that are commercially available. I want to employ materials that will engage students in a deeper exploration of significant literary and informational texts; I want study guides and assessments that go beyond factual recall questions and that leave students disconnected and uninspired. In short, I want to challenge my proficient, advanced, honors, and gifted students, to make them dig deep, to explore ideas, themes, and character motivations, to appreciate novel language usage, to question the author’s subtext and purpose. Frustrated at this dearth of appropriate materials, I took it as a challenge and have spent the last five years revamping many of my earlier materials that relied too heavily on lower-level, factual recall questions. By immersing myself in Florida’s state standards and now the Common Core standards, I believe that I have been able to produce instructional materials of consistently higher quality and higher cognitive expectations.

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BA in English - Florida State University MA in English - Florida Atlantic University

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