I Heart Middle

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This lesson can be used to review or introduce the elements of drama. It focuses around the classic tale by Mark Twain, "The Prince and the Pauper". It has been adapted for kids and includes lots of characters. So, virtually everyone will have a
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Use this fun Bingo game to teach younger ones (or as a review with older ones) about word structure (roots and affixes). They can apply their understanding of root words, prefixes, and suffixes by placing the correct place marker on the word
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Use this lesson with: a chart that shows the differences between types of folklore, vocabulary frames for vocabulary words, Cornell notes template for notetaking, a fable example, a matching quiz, definitions, a quiz, etc. Types of folkore include:
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Use this product to introduce or review the elements of character, plot, and setting in either a short story or a novel. There is a graphic organizer to plot out the plot diagram, a page of questions for character analysis, and a page that analyzes
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If you're tired of the same, old book report format, try any of these creative ideas. Kids will love all the choices, and you will get lots of participation and engagement. See their creative side blossom with all of the styles! There are tons of
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Use these notes to introduce or review 7 main types of figurative language and their purposes. There is a definition and example for each in the notes. The purpose for using each type is provided too. There are also 2 different worksheets to use for
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Students (beyond early years) need to vary and lengthen their sentences. Use this worksheet to determine your students' understanding of compound and complex sentences and when to use coordinating and complex conjunctions. They need to learn how to
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Use this item to help you organize before school starts. Have procedures in mind to practice with kids as soon as school starts or when they come back from a break. I have included 3 sample schedules for students to easily follow. These schedules
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It doesn't matter in what state you live. Writing a persuasive essay is a skill students will need to have. Use this lesson to help your students organize their persuasive paper. After they use the tools provided as training wheels, they will soon
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It's been my experience that kids can't remember the parts of speech from year to year. When I offer feedback, such as "you need to add more adjectives" or "your verbs are not in the same tense", they don't even remember what a verb or adjective is!
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Use this item to create your own diamante poem. It can be used in a cross-curricular way to teach: compare and contrast, show how 2 triangles make a diamond, illustrate symmetry, learn new words from a different language, etc. The words themselves
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Use these graphic organizers and possible narrative topics to help kids come up with a topic and organize it effectively. There is also a paragraph comparison that shows that it doesn't matter "how many" sentences you have, it matters how well you
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Use the variety of forms and activities to welcome students and parents to your class. There is a Visitor's Log for people to sign when they visit your room and a Tardy Log for students to sign, (for documentation), a book checkout form for you to
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In this lesson, you have a little bit of everything - a comprehensive lesson that covers: making inferences, understanding the importance of setting in a story, multi-cultural literature, a chance to connect in a cross-curricular lesson with History
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Use the resources provided to help students keep all their assignments organized. It's a good tool for teaching students accountability for their own grades and papers. There are suggestions for how to label the dividers, what to include in the
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Print out several copies of this form & hang it from a clipboard to both decorate your room and keep track of who has borrowed your books. You could also laminate a copy & use a dry erase marker. It has 3 columns of blanks for students'
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Presently, I'm teaching 5th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies (ESL & GT) at an intermediate campus in Central Texas. 2009-1012, I taught both 5th and 6th Grade Reading, ELA at Soc. Studies at an intermediate campus. 2004-2009, I taught 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Reading, ELA and Soc. Studies on an middle school campus. From 2001-2004, I taught 9th, 10th, and 12th grade English on a high school campus.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer to use literacy stations. I try to cover a variety of activities that are student-centered. I change up activities every 10-15 minutes to keep the kids moving and busy. I prefer to be the facilitator and allow the kids to discover the answers together, on their own, with only guidance from me.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month Nov. 2005

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I got my AA in Early Childhood Education at University of S. Carolina in 1997. I received my BS in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of N. Texas in 2000. I have the following endorsements: PreK-3 Generalist, 4th-8th ELAR & Soc. Studies, 4th-12th ELAR, ESL Certified, GT Certified, and TOP/TELPAS Rater Certified.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. I currently live and teach 5th grade ELAR in Waco, TX. I am happily married. I have 3 children, ages 5, 14 & 16.

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