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By gingerskids
Task Cards have become a familiar teaching tool in many classrooms due to their flexibility of use. My Task Cards were created for students in an Inclusion Classroom. There are two sets of cards. Set 1 address students functioning at fourth and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$6.00
42 ratings
3.9
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By gingerskids
As a writing teacher for over twenty years, I found that when writing narratives my students invariably wanted to include conversation. Although, I applauded their willingness to take risks, I found that most of them did not know how to go about
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3b
$3.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
Common Core Standards require students to determine the meaning of unknown words using common Greek and Latin roots and affixes. I have compiled an extensive list of words, their roots, prefixes, and suffixes that have Greek and/or Latin origins.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
The lessons presented contain all you need for teaching how to write a friendly letter and address envelopes. Pencils and my materials are the only thing students will need. Included in this packet are: -Friendly Letter Diagram -Envelope
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Posters, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.10, W.4.10, W.5.10
$2.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
Content Standards and Achievement Tests The concept of a Timeline is listed in the Ohio Content Standards for Social Studies under the category of Historical Thinking and Skills. Timelines first appear in the 2nd grade Content Standards and
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RH.6-8.7
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
Summarizing has always been a challenge for my SLD students. I found it was is easier for them if taken in small, organized chunks. This led me to develop a Graphic Organizer to help students identify main ideas and important supporting
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
In this packet you will find six forms your students can use to organize their research for animal reports. The pages include the following topics: Family Life, Defenses, Diet, Life Cycle and Physical Characteristics.The materials may be used for an
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.7, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.7.2, W.7.4...
$1.00
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3.9
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By gingerskids
Everyday we are bombarded by advertisements and commercials from: T.V., radio, magazines, music, posters, road signs, etc. As described in this unit, each forty minute session will begin with an introduction to one, or two methods of
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
My WRITING DIRECTIONS materials include Graphic Organizers for games, recipes, projects, as well as writing directions to a place. Students use the organizers to work step-by-step, organizing information needed to explain directions to
Subjects:
Reading, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By gingerskids
Beginnings and Endings-especially Beginnings-are a challenge to students. However, once they get that first sentence down, they often dive in to their writing and don’t want to stop. My materials offer a classroom-tested strategy used with fourth
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
I was a writing teacher at an inner-city Elementary School of Arts for over ten years. I was responsible for teaching third through sixth grades-three classes each. My focus was on fourth and fifth graders. I was originally asked to create a pilot
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$8.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
When students are asked to retell or summarize a story they usually start by writing: “The characters are … The setting is... Then continue in the same manner. The organizational frames included in this packet, give your students a more
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
This packet provides reinforcement for cause and effect skills, and fact and opinion skills, through a variety of cooperative activities. Perfect for small group or reading skill centers. Activities include cause and effect skills cards, fact and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6, RL.6.6
$4.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By gingerskids
Angel Child, Dragon Child offers an opportunity for Text-Based instruction of Figurative Language. This is a heartwarming story about a young Vietnamese girl, Ut, who has come to America with her father and two sisters. Her mother stayed behind in
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Asian Studies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
CCSS:
L.3.5a, L.4.5a, L.5.5a, L.6.5a
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
This cross-curricular unit was designed to give students tools to use for responsible decision making. It demonstrates how opinions are formed from real-life experiences. When students discuss and role play varying life situations, they come to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Civics, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.8, RI.6.7, RI.6.8...
$5.00
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By gingerskids
Many students struggle over the spellings of the same frequently used words. This unit, of weekly lessons that the list of challenging words into small chunks. These small chunks allow students to focus on a few words at a time. It does
Subjects:
Spelling, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
This activity teaches students to look for details in advertisements found in Holiday Catalogs, weekend newspapers and flyers. It requires your students to calculate the price of an item using: coupons and discounts. In addition they will
Subjects:
Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Computation, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7, 6.RP.A.3c, 7.RP.A.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5
$6.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By gingerskids
This Skills Packet gives students practice in Reading for Details. It also provides experience in reading fine print, in order to make wise decisions. Packed with fun!, these original materials offer items like “PEN-ZILS” that are both a pen
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Basic Operations, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Computation, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.7, 6.NS.B.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.8, RI.6.8
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By gingerskids
A Narrative Poem is a poem that tells a story and appeals to human interest. This lesson begins with a Narrative Poem that takes place in the 1950’s and tells a "story" about one child’s secret place... a place where she can go when she wants to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3d, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3b
$2.00
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By gingerskids
This activity teaches students to look for details in holiday toy catalog advertisements. The lesson emphasizes getting the best value for your money.Students calculate the price of an item using : coupons, discounts, lay-away, and more! I have
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
$3.50
7 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience includes grades K-12 in both public and private schools, and encompasses both Inner city and affluent settings. My original cross-curriculum lessons have opened doors for me as an Inservice Presenter and author. My articles and lessons have been published in Teaching K-12 and Teacher Created Materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Most of my lessons are cross-curricular units which make connections between subjects. Many derived their motivation from art, artists or architecture. Some begin with a content standard. Others originate from a topic. A variety of instructional strategies are presented in my lessons, such as: experimentation, observation, the Scientific Process and the Architectural Process-strategies that encourage higher level thinking skills. In addition, all lessons include reading and writing. Reviews of my work state: "...her lessons were built around the essential question, "how does this object, artwork, artifact or performance reflect how cultural groups change over time?" National Arts consortium 2003 Report "...all her lessons involve teaching: Math, Science, Language Arts and Citizenship." Creative Classroom March/April 2003

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Martha Holden Jennings Scholar 1997 -Selected for Grade Four Writing Content Advisory Committee Ohio Achievement Test 2003-2009 -ORC (Ohio Resource Center Ambassador) -Thinkfinfity Trainer -Memember of the Women's Art League-Akron, Ohio -Awarded Grants from Cleveland Educational Fund and MBNA

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Graduated from the University Of Akron-1967 -On-going Education in areas of : -Visual Arts- The Universty of Tennessee, The University of Akron and The Ohio State University; - Science/Technology-Cleveland State University; -Technology- Kent State University -HIGHLIGHTS Writing Coference at Chautauqua,NY -Studied with New Zealand children's author, Joy Cowley -Retired from Cleveland Public Schools-Newton D. Baker Elementary School of Arts.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Teaching was such a motivating part of my life for so many years that adapting to retirement has been difficult for me.My time teaching at The School of Arts was a magical period in my life. The school had just received a grant from the Annenberg Foundation for the Arts. We taught subjects through art.! Many of the lessons presented here are from that time. People used to ask me what I did for fun and I would tell them, "I write lessons."

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