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By Homegrown Teacher
This cooperative learning seminal document lesson introduces the students to the definition, characteristics, and examples of seminal documents prior to reading full-text examples. This activity provides seven different excerpts of well-known
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Activities
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.8.5, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.9...
$4.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
This final exam for Romeo and Juliet is completely Common Core Aligned. It assesses the students deep understanding of the novel as well as vital literature elements such as dramatic foils, monologues and soliloquies, allusions, dramatic irony, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
$3.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
This is a creative writing and engaging project for your students that follows the Common Core Standards! It contains a scaffolded brainstorming sheet, which breaks down all of the elements needed to write a short story. The project guidelines are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Assessment
CCSS:
W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.6, W.8.3, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5...
$5.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
Citing Evidence is a major part of the Common Core State Standards. This three day lesson introduces the students to the difference between paraphrasing versus quoting. As well as the importance of using in-text citations and a works cited page. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$5.00
$4.50
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By Homegrown Teacher
Citing Evidence is a major part of the Common Core State Standards. This activity has the students practice the difference between paraphrasing versus quoting. It introduces them to in-text citations and a works cited page using a short research
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$1.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
This free product is a close reading analysis of O. Henry's short story, "Gift of the Magi." There is a teacher's instruction page, which details how I have used this document in my own classroom, specifically targeting the importance of the gradual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Scaffolded Notes, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4
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By Homegrown Teacher
This is a high interest project that focuses on citing evidence. Students select songs that are important to them or have a special meaning. They then use the song lyrics to practice citing evidence using by paraphrasing and quoting directly. It is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6
$5.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
Learning prefixes, suffixes, and roots is a skill that students practice every year. It helps build word recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension. This short activity is one that can be done after the basic definitions of selected roots, prefixes,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4, L.9-10.4
$1.25
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By Homegrown Teacher
The characterization graphic organizer focuses on the main methods in which a reader can infer character traits from a piece of text: feelings, thoughts, actions, words, physical description, and stated directly by the author. It asks the reader to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
$1.25
$1.00
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By Homegrown Teacher
The literary concepts of Tone and Mood can be difficult to understand. However, using the gradual release process and attention grabbing techniques, students are able to grasp the difference between these two terms. This lesson uses poetry to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4
$4.00
$3.50
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By Homegrown Teacher
Argumentative Research Paper Rubric that is Common Core aligned. Each writing element is broken down into beginning, emerging, and proficient categories and linked directly to corresponding CCSS standard. It is a great tool to truly breakdown each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Research
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.8...
$1.50
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By Homegrown Teacher
Creating a substitute folder is essential to any teacher's classroom. This outline will provide you with elements that are necessary for a substitute to know as he/she comes into your classroom for the day or in-case of an emergency. This document
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Outlines, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Homegrown Teacher
This lesson focuses on teaching students how to write an effective informative summary. It uses an effective strategy using the main idea and categories to help the student identify important information. It is a scaffolded approach to teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RI.7.2, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.2
$4.00
$3.50
2
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By Homegrown Teacher
This product includes vocabulary words found within Acts I-II and Acts III-V of Romeo and Juliet. Some are Tier 2 words and others are words specific to the text. Listed you will find a list of the words with corresponding definitions. I like to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.8.4, L.8.6, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6
$2.00
1
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By Homegrown Teacher
This Romeo and Juliet Assessment Bundle includes a final exam and vocabulary quizzes. The final exam assesses comprehension as well as vital literature elements such as dramatic foils, monologues and soliloquies, allusions, dramatic irony, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4...
$5.00
$4.50
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By Homegrown Teacher
This is a guided release approach to understanding and paraphrasing the Prologue in Romeo and Juliet. The gradual release process allows students to practice while gaining confidence in their comprehension and paraphrasing abilities. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Printables
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
$1.00
2
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By Homegrown Teacher
Writing a summary can be difficult for students. To summarize effectively students need to be able to pull the main idea along with other important details. In this common core aligned graphic organizer, students learn how to determine the main idea
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.7.2, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.2
FREE
5
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By Homegrown Teacher
This is a quick engaging activity that helps your students review plot terms. Set a timer for the time you desire: 1-2 min. Each student receives a card. Once the timer starts, student A quizzes student B. Then student B quizzes student A. Once each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RL.6.3, RL.7.3, RL.8.2
FREE
5
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By Homegrown Teacher
This is a great get-to-know-you activity at the beginning of the school year. It helps build community within your classroom and allows the students to learn about their peers. Students of all ages enjoy this activity especially if there are prizes
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently, I teach 9th grade ELA and a Tier Reading class at a 3A high school in Kansas. In addition to teaching, which I love, I enjoy coaching. I am also a member of our Building Leadership Team. This includes making decisions with other faculty members regarding in-service, staff meetings, student concerns, etc. I have also presented during our Professional Development Days focusing on the improvement and implementation of effective planning, collaborative learning, and teaching strategies to our teachers. Prior to my current job, I taught middle school, 7th grade, for four years in a diverse school district. During this time, I was really able to grow as a teacher. I learned a lot about myself and how to engage students, which is reflected in my products.

MY TEACHING STYLE

During the past few years, I have learned a lot about effective teaching. My classroom contains a variety of student-centered activities that involve gradual release. Depending on the topic, there may be some explicit instruction but that is coupled with active and collaborative learning activities. Most of my formative and summative assessments are project based. I believe that effective transitions are essential to classroom management and making every moment count! I strive to provide an opportunity for the students to find connections within the curriculum, which helps the students become motivated about their own learning. Students do not only learn the standards that are going to prepare them for the future, they often learn about life or themselves during the process!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• Kansas Master Teacher • Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee • Graduated Summa Cum Laude • Mary Ann Roberton Award for Best Master’s Project – Bowling Green State University

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with my B.S.E from Emporia State University. I also have a M.Edu from Bowling Green State University and a B.S from Fort Hays State University. I am certified to teach: English 5-8 and 6-12, Physical Education PreK-12, and English for Speakers of Other Languages PreK-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a family and love spending time outdoors!

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