Gems From My Classroom
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Seriously? A product that includes one foldable? Yes. I love all the ideas that notebook foldable templates give me, but some of the two-sided ones can be difficult to prepare for my ELL's because I have trouble figuring out how to organize
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This is the first in a 5-lesson Fake News unit it am developing for my junior high ELL's. The files include both .pdf and .docx / .pptx files for the lesson plans, slideshow, and quickwrite sheet. The sequence of teaching for the unit will
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I designed this as a warm-up to some other more developed writing assignments themed around winter break, the new year, Christmas vacation, etc. Directions are not included in the download but here is how it works in my classroom: Students must
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This is a follow up to my Fake News Lesson 1. It is part of a 5 lesson sequence I am developing. The Unit sequence will be (when complete): Lesson 1: Is the truth important? Lesson 2: News Vocabulary Lesson 3: How to spot fake news. Lesson 4: Why
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First day back from break, I always need something to get the energy flowing again with the kids. This product includes six bingo cards. Each card is filled with activities and experiences students may have had over Spring Break. Students
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I created these pages to guide my junior high ELL students as they study new vocabulary. The downloaded files will include a .docx file created in Word for Macintosh 2011, and a .pdf file. Each page has two of the half-sheet graphic organizers,
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These are coupons I give students each quarter so that they can use the hall pass thoughtfully and judiciously. There are eight passes per page. Students each get three, and can earn more. I copy them onto a different astrobright each quarter and
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Trying to help your students think more deeply about their reading? This includes .docx (Word for Macintosh 2011) and .pdf files of a notebook flip chart for Levels of Questioning. The wording of the definitions is simplified for my Junior High
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This is a link to a simulation I developed with the Arizona Geographic Alliance. It is centered around a simulation of the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire in Arizona. Until the Wallow fire, it was the largest fire in Arizona history, and communities
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This is a foldable that I am using with my students each day as they view CNN 10 student news (you can search it up on the web). It is a 10-minute daily news broadcast aimed at secondary students. With my ELL's I turn on the captions. We are
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I tried shrinking traditional Cornell Notes templates to use in composition books, but the lines were so tiny that it seemed impractical, especially if students were going to return to the notes to organize and mark them in various ways. This
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This is a practice worksheet for my ELL's about direct objects and object pronouns. Having students sketch a picture for each sentence could enhance comprehension as well. The download includes a .docx (Word) version as well as .pdf An answer
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This is a practice worksheet for direct objects and object pronouns. The story in the paragraph is based on the Pixar short animated film "Piper," since we are analyzing it for another assignment. It is intended for an introductory level English
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I am currently teaching the graphic novel Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper and Raul the Third with my 7th and 8th grade English Language Learners. It is a fantastic high interest/ low lexile choice. It is an extremely creative work of young
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This is a set of eight bingo cards designed as an ice breaker for the first days of school. I designed the prompts with junior high students in mind, but I have included both a .pdf and a Word file, so you are welcome to add some of your own
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These labels include main placards for each part of speech, including basic definitions, as well as sub-categories for each. The grammar wall is a staple of my instruction in my English Language Development program. These could also be copied
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This is a set of 8 tropical clip-art stickers created by me from photos I took in Costa Rica. They are .png images with transparent background. Photography/graphic design is not my specialty, so I cannot speak to the other technical specifications
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For 20 years I taught high school English and reading intervention. Now I am teaching English Language Development for 7th and 8th grade (ESL, EFL). I am enjoying developing new resources, and have been so inspired by the materials I have found and used on TPT that it's time I start sharing some of what I am developing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I tend toward activities that provide student choice and require students to create. In developing English Language Development materials and strategies, however, I have found that students really need some time with more discrete skills. So I am developing a variety of types of activities employing a range of skills. I try to allow for and plan for various styles of learning, and since my students are English Language Learners, I try to include as many visuals as possible. I am still working on getting clip art that I can use freely, so once I begin to get a collection of images I think including visuals in my TPT products will become much easier!

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National Board Certification, Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts

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