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This lesson extends a student's basic understanding of the theories about what happened to the Lost Colonists of Roanoke by asking them to evaluate evidence that can support or disprove a particular idea. The evidence is presented in 12
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Here's a twenty-one page discussion and activity guide to "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. There are 18 questions that are great for group discussion and there is a focus on character connections as well as how setting impacts the actions of
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This is a novel study on the post-apocalyptic young adult novel "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. It addresses point-of-view, how setting affects characters and also making inferences. It targets reading skills for students with NWEA MAP RIT
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This popular historical fiction novel follows the journey of Christopher Columbus. This 23 page novel study focuses on great words that make for good historical fiction, has students working on making inferences from passages AND also combines the
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This 24-page collection of quizzes and thought-provoking questions makes it easy for teachers to use this surprising futuristic series with their students. Post-apocalyptic fiction fans will be gripped by the opening scenes of the The Maze Runner
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Three lesson plans and a little bit of tech coaching can help you use Google Earth to teach your students about landforms. The three different activities are tailored to three different teaching styles and have all been tried out with 5th grade
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Here are twenty multiple choice comprehension questions for the futuristic dystopian novel "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. They are also available as a part of my larger novel study on "The Maze Runner"
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This is a collection of 20 multiple choice comprehension questions with answer key. There are also eight discussion questions suitable for book clubs, essays and class discussions. The Scorch Trials is the sequel to The Maze Runner and both
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This is the REVISED literature unit for the first book in the Big Nate series, which has great similarity to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The two-week unit focuses on figurative language since the book is "chock full" of idiomatic expressions
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The "Eleventh Plague" by Jeff Hirsch is a post-apocalyptic novel set in the not-so-distant future after the collapse of the United States government. Stephen and his family are salvagers who find still usable objects to sell until a tragedy leaves
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There are 43 PAGES worth of student activities, vocabulary builders and comprehension questions for this great new novel by Colin Meloy! The first 26 PAGES are a student packet suitable for guided reading. The assignments include an
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Matched by Allie Condie is a fabulous young adult book with a strong female heroine living in a future version of the United States where the government exerts control over every part of a person's life, including who they will marry. This way of
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INTRODUCTION: Why is it that so much of today's young adult literature is featuring a bleak picture of the future? And what do today's young adults think about that? Why are they choosing to read dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels? Here's
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There are seven activities in this mini-novel study that pair three historic Jamestown novels: "Surviving Jamestown" by Gail Langer Karwoski "Blood on the River" by Elisa Carbone and "A Lion to Guard Us" by Clyde Robert Bulla. It was created
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This Google Earth based assignment features nine placemarks for locations that are significant to the story of Japanese Internment during World War II. Most of the locations are the sites of former internment camps including Manzanar, Minidoka,
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Use this quick, easy and visually appealing research project to extend student learning about explorers of the new world. Students use a graphic organizer to gather data about the motives, impact and route of an explorer and then create a flag with
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This is the final book in the trilogy by James Dashner that began with The Maze Runner. There are twenty comprehension questions with an answer key and ten FAT discussion questions that are suitable for both book club discussions and essay
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Tired of making New Year's resolutions that you know you can't keep? Me too! And it's possible that your students feel the same so before you pull out that New Year's resolution activity, consider taking a look at my fresh take on goal setting,
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This is a thirty-five question multiple choice reading comprehension quiz for Wildwood by Colin Meloy. The quiz is actually separated into three parts that correspond to the different parts of the book. The first quiz has 15 questions and the next
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CYBERBULLYING FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE GRADES (gr. 4-6) SMART NOTEBOOK SLIDES and Cyber Cruel or Cyber Kind self assessment quiz. This one period lesson has been designed for students in grades 4-6 who have access the online tools
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Last year was my nineteenth year as a teacher-librarian... and it was almost my last!!!! Like many of my colleagues in education, my job was almost chopped due to state budget cuts. I was saved because my community chose to step up and help fund some of the more "expendable" positions like music teachers and librarians. Whoa... HUGE REALITY CHECK!!!! I'm so glad to be doing what I'm doing and my major goal is to continue helping my teachers create information rich lessons for their curriculum that also allow students an opportunity to think critically about information sources. Along the way, I keep on hoping that I'll make it easier to teachers to learn new technology without feeling overwhelmed by their workload. What I'm hoping to share via TPT are great lessons that help students think about the role of information in their lives and help them to enjoy great literature. And if I lose my job next year as a librarian, then at least I've sent out some strong lessons about information to the ether. And maybe eventually I'll be able to fund the wine budget?

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'll be honest: Most of my teaching has to pack a punch within TEN MINUTES so that's what most of my lessons look like. HIGH IMPACT in the first TEN MINUTES. Independent learning follows. My students have come up to the library to do research and my goal is to influence them with a brief lesson that creates some change in their brain. I also do great trade in parent-led literature discussion groups since I am in a location that has amazing parent support.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I write the "Electronic Eye" Column for VOYA -- Voice of Youth Advocates and write book reviews for School Library Journal. I have presented at several conferences and conventions including WLMA (Washington Library Media Association).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Education, Ball State University MLS, Rutgers University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I really have the best job in the Pacific Northwest!!! I love what I do and who I work with! LONG MAY IT LAST! And if it doesn't, I'll have gone out doing what I LOVE!