Growing Minds by Gretchen
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Growing Minds by Gretchen
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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” ― Henry David Thoreau
 
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This six-day novel unit is ready for use in guided reading and adaptable for literature study/circles. The Tears of a Tiger novel unit includes a text introduction, discussing and revisiting the text questions for comprehension, teaching for
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Included in this bundle are six reading tools for you to use with elementary and middle school students. Any one of these tools can be used over and over again during universal, small group, and/or one-on-one instruction with your students. Plus,
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This unit plan requires no prep and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grade 3! Even though the unit was designed for grade 3, it can be used at other grade levels. I use a version of this with my 8th grade students to build a
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Use this read aloud unit for universal instruction. Students will process the text as a class, in small groups, and on their own. The 18 daily lessons will support students in identifying the social and moral issues within the book, in analyzing
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Engage students in a game of learning and writing metaphors. This is a competitive game that includes game cards, player cards, score cards and allows players to compete to make the most creative metaphor sentence. Some metaphors will be new and
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This product features eleven-no prep, scripted lessons for middle and high school classrooms which include: text introduction, discussing & revisiting the text (within, about, and beyond comprehension questions), word work (spelling, vocabulary
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Use this product to expand students' vocabulary use at their reading level. Vocabulary Cards can be used as flash cards and help students to prepare for spelling assessments. Please review this product at
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Use this unit plan to help your students become fluent with identifying and using prepositions in their reading and writing. This six-day unit has it all beginning with a pre-assessment and ending with a post-assessment. In between, you will find
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Use this lesson to help students break into the work world! The lesson includes popular interview questions and possible responses to help your students prepare for their first, second, or, even, third interview. Give students real practice in the
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The "Recovery" Break Pass is inspired by Positive Behavior Management Systems and is designed to be used with tier two and tier three students. This product includes acceptable use for implementation, directions for best utilization of the pass,
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The 2016 Presidential Election is a month away! Use this unit plan as an interdisciplinary unit to teach students how to use quality resources to research issues in social studies; then, use Language Arts time to write a research paper addressing
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This document is completely editable and completely free! Use the positively stated expectations to establish your classroom routines. Personalize this document to fit your school's colors, logo, and mascot. Thank you for reviewing this product
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The goal of this analysis writing unit is for students to complete a formal, five-paragraph literary analysis based on an independently or instructionally leveled literary work. The unit includes a pre-assessment with rubric; pre-writing
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Use these writing rubrics to assess your students' abilities to analyze a text in a formal essay style. This value includes three differentiated rubrics: level one for low readers/writers, level two for average readers/writers, and level three for
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This resource was designed to be adaptable to fit your classroom's needs and your students' needs. It includes support tools to enrich your behavior management strategies and academic achievement systems already present in your classroom. Use
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years of teaching experience at the middle and high school levels in both public and private schools. Currently, I teach 8th grade Language Arts but have also taught social studies and English courses at the high school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use the Workshop model to deliver my instruction which allows me to differentiate for students of all levels. This model includes universal, small group, and one-on-one instructional practices.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am currently working toward my National Board Certification.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have lived in Wisconsin my whole life. I grew up in Door County and attended public school before leaving to continue my education at UW-River Falls. My first teaching license allows me to teach social studies from grades 6 to 12. Later, I added an additional English teaching license from UW-Oshkosh.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I live in the North woods of Wisconsin and have a passion for the outdoors. We love to spend our summers enjoying Wisconsin's beauty as well as traveling around the country. We are both blessed to teach middle school in a small town in North Western Wisconsin.

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