Formative Instructional Designs

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Formative Instructional Designs
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Feedback should cause thinking. It should be focused; it should relate to the learning goals . . Indeed, the whole purpose of feedback should be to increase the extent to which students are owners of their own learning. - Dylan William
 
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This is the complete, 3 episode unit plan for an excellent podcast series that explores the nature of perception and the intersection between language, psychology, and learning. This is a high level, high interest text that will challenge your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.L.4
$10.00
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3.2
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Give your students quick and helpful individualized feedback with with this set of 17 "Feedback Stickynotes" with links to grammar and writing assignments. Easily run off your own Stickynotes on your printer or copier and have them ready when your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homework, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Get you students engaged with grammar practice with this new take on an old classic lesson - Grammar Corrections. Grammar corrections are nothing new; however, this SKILLS FOCUSED approach adds the twist of formative instructional practices, so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Give your students quick and helpful individualized feedback with with this useful PDF full of "Copy and Paste Feedback" with links to grammar and writing assignments. Easily copy and paste feedback into your the comments section of your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Homework, Webquests
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This is Part 1 of 3 of the lessons for the Radiolab Series "Colors," an excellent series that explores the nature of perception and the intersection between language, psychology, and learning. This is a high level, high interest text that will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.9-10.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3
$4.00
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This is Part 3 of 3 of the lessons for the Radiolab Series "Colors." An excellent series that explores the nature of perception and the intersection between language, psychology, and learning. This is a high level, high interest text that will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Start a discussion about education, power, poverty and privelege with your students with this excellent podcast from This American Life. Students will be shocked to learn that success is not always determined by work ethic and grades. Get your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
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By Formative Instructional Designs
What is going on beneath our feet under the forest floor? The answer WILL shock you and your students will be blown away by too. Use these 5 assignment nto explore the excellent Radiolab program "From Tree to Shining Tree" to target all 5 strands of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This is Part 2 of 3 of lessons for the Radiolab Series "Colors." The entire package is available at my store for $10 and includes a bonus extension project assignment. One genre of teachable text that has been gaining popularity in recent years is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.00
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This resource includes 20 pages of vocabulary worksheets for Fitzgerald's masterpiece "The Great Gatsby." 10 total assignments included - 1 for each chapter, including a bonus assignment for the challenging opening page. Each assignment includes 6
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4c
$6.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This is the first of my upcoming series of CCSS ELA lessons for Lin Manuel Miranda’s epic broadway musical “Hamilton” It doesn’t get any more engaging than this and with this resource you will have everything you need to bring history to life for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, L.9-10.4c
$3.00
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This free sample Feedback Stickynote targets a common grammar mistake, the comma splice. This is one out of a set of 17 which are available for purchase at this store. This unique form of quick and easy feedback links students to individualized,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2
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4.0
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Get you students engaged with grammar practice with this new take on an old classic lesson - Grammar Corrections. Grammar corrections are nothing new; however, this SKILLS FOCUSED approach adds the twist of formative instructional practices, so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By Formative Instructional Designs
Unit Two Get you students engaged with grammar practice with this new take on an old classic lesson - Grammar Corrections. Grammar corrections are nothing new; however, this SKILLS FOCUSED approach adds the twist of formative instructional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.2
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This resource is is a free 2 page worksheet for Poe’s masterpiece “The Cask of Amontillado” The assignment includes 5 QR codes with links to online dictionaries, including Webster’s 1828 dictionary, which Poe likely used himself when writing!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homework
FREE
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By Formative Instructional Designs
This is the second of my upcoming series of CCSS ELA lessons for Lin Manuel Miranda’s epic broadway musical “Hamilton” It doesn’t get any more engaging than this and with this resource you will have everything you need to bring history to life for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently in my 7th year of teaching 10-12 grade ELA at a small school in north eastern Ohio. As one of only two English teachers in my school, a lot falls on my shoulders, but I have a great team of teachers to work with, and a terrific community of students to teach. Over the years I have learned the value of focused goal setting for the rigorous curriculum that I have developed as well as for finding ways for my students to become owners of their own learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching is messy. If you take a look into my classroom, you will see lots of student work on display: art projects, award winning essays, black-out poetry, posters of Huck and Jim on the Mississippi; there are worn-out novels, balls of wadded up paper, broken pencils, capless pens and dried-out highlighters strewn amongst the marked-up, photocopied passages which litter the countertops and tables at the back of my room. I can tell when some of my colleagues enter my room, they are taken aback by what might seem disorganized, but my English classroom is an artist’s studio where my students get their hands dirty while honing their talents and skills, and I am proud of the mess. I believe in providing my students with a goal oriented, student centered and diversified curriculum which is designed, from the beginning, with ALL students in mind. I do everything I can to engage every student in the room, and if this means that I am dancing on desktops and singing at the top of my lungs to keep their attention, I will do it. Developing relationships and communicating specifically with my students about their skill mastery is key to my students’ success, so I do everything I can to provide them with opportunities to communicate their questions and needs, a quality that you will see at work in many of my products, most of which are designed with clear goal setting and self-assessment elements embedded in the resources themselves. Some might see a mess, but my students grow; even the state’s test scores confirm this, and we have fun every day.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have two measures of my success as a teacher. I frequently hear that my class is “really hard” and I watch all year as students stress out about the rigor, the entire time worrying that they resent me for the work load. I like knowing that my class is hard, but I like even more to know that my students enjoy it. Some years, I am honored with the Seniors’ “Favorite Teacher” accolade in the year book, and when that happens I know it was all worth it. If I can maintain “hardest class” and still be one of the “favorite” teachers, that is all the award I need.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English M.S. Curricum and Instruction - The University of Akron Akron, OH

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