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By It's a Teacher Thing
Looking for Thanksgiving coloring activities that are fun and educational during the weeks before Thanksgiving break? The no-prep Thanksgiving Activities Grammar Color By Code mystery pictures are perfect for those fall days when you need engaging,
Subjects:
Grammar, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$3.45
173
Digital Download PDF (60.54 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Grammar Activities review focuses on parts of speech and provides educational fun with color by code mystery pictures. Better than grammar worksheets, the engaging grammar activities are perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.
Subjects:
Grammar, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1e, L.4.1, L.4.1b, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1c, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.7.1
$4.00
50
Digital Download PDF (15.10 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Keep your students engaged and learning during those weeks leading up to winter break with these differentiated Christmas Activities focused on parts of speech. Christmas coloring pages can be fun and educational with color by code grammar
Subjects:
Grammar, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.8.1
$3.45
152
Digital Download PDF (56.13 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Spring Activities Parts of Speech provides educational fun with color by code mystery pictures. Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. Includes five pictures. Each picture has two versions which makes differentiation a
Subjects:
Grammar, Easter, Spring
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.8.1
$4.00
101
Digital Download PDF (18.77 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Literature Circle Unit is complete, easy to use for book clubs, covers the key elements of literature, and is perfect for students to practice speaking and listening skills. With over 50 printable pages and a wide variety or literature circle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$7.50
197
Digital Download PDF (264.55 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Students can easily practice testing all year long by using the side-by-side Text Evidence Proof Frames, which simulate one of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing formats. Use for assessing your students in any subject area.
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RI.5.8, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.3.2, W.5.2, W.6.2...
$3.75
255
Digital Download PDF (34.30 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
If you are looking for a way to simplify teaching literary analysis, the Literary Analysis Essay Writing Activity is exactly what you need to teach this challenging writing genre to your 5th-7th grade students. This step-by-step scaffolded writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.2b...
$5.00
102
Digital Download PDF (14.07 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The February Grammar Color By Code Valentine Activities include four differentiated pictures to practice grammar. Each mystery picture focuses on parts of speech and has two versions to provide differentiation for your students. Nouns, verbs,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.75
73
Digital Download PDF (14.78 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
This Figurative Language activity uses task cards as the perfect February activity to help your class stay focused during those days leading up to Valentine's Day. Teaching and reviewing figurative language in the upper elementary or middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.9-10.5
$3.75
116
Digital Download PDF (55.31 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Fun grammar activities to help your students with grammar practice are right here in this color-by-code year-long seasonal bundle. The grammar activities include 8-color-by-code parts of speech resources (which means 36-color-by-code pages)!Easy to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1e, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b, L.6.1c, L.7.1...
$31.00
$23.00
44
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Reading Response Graphic Organizers are the perfect digital resource for distance learning with Google Classroom ™ or use the printable version for distance learning packets or in your classroom. With 20 reading response graphic organizers to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1...
$5.50
31
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's a Teacher Thing
Teaching theme and how to find theme in literature is simplified with this engaging 71-page differentiated unit. Includes theme graphic organizers to help you teach theme and help students track theme in literature. The Theme Unit is flexible
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2
$6.95
137
Digital Download PDF (328.87 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Here's an engaging Christmas Activity with a focus on figurative language that's easy-to-use during those December days before the break. The Figurative Language Task Cards are a perfect Christmas activity to get your upper elementary or middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5
$3.80
98
Digital Download PDF (252.82 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Here's an end-of-the-year activity that's fun and no-prep! Perfect for those final weeks of school, end of the year reflection, and for your sub tub. Students reflect on what they've learned in order to create a success brochure for next year's
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
35
Digital Download PDF (98.32 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Spring Math Activities will help your students practice multiplication with color by number activities. The multiplication coloring pages are perfect for working with multiplication facts and for using in math centers or for individual math
Subjects:
Math, Easter, Spring
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.60
41
Digital Download PDF (29.83 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
You'll love using the Text Evidence Proof Frames to help you teach students how to identify evidence from a text and use it as proof. Perfect for informational text and literature, each resource targets finding text evidence. Each resource comes
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.5.1...
$9.20
$6.25
88
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Back to School Parts of Speech Activities provide NO PREP educational fun with color-by- code mystery pictures during those first few weeks back to school. Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students, the differentiated back to
Subjects:
Grammar, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1a, L.4.1b, L.4.1f, L.4.3, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1d, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b...
$4.00
68
Digital Download PDF (38.33 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions are high-interest and help sneak in testing practice for grades 6-8. This 4-unit bundle of engaging informational reading comprehension passages and questions on vampire bats, Dracula, bog mummies,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4...
$22.25
$15.25
22
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
Multiplication and division practice and review for winter! The differentiated color-by-number pictures are the perfect way to offer division practice and multiplication practice as January and February math activities. Perfect for math centers,
Subjects:
Math, Winter, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.25
26
Digital Download PDF (50.00 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Winter multiplication activities are just what you'll need to keep your students engaged and learning their multiplication facts throughout winter. The winter coloring pages are differentiated and include two versions for each picture.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$3.50
34
Digital Download PDF (90.12 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching 25 years, most of this in upper elementary and middle school language arts and social studies. I specialize in integrating resource students into my mainstream classroom and differentiating student assignments. Prior to my current sixth grade position, I taught third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a hands-on kind of teacher. Currently, I teach an integrated resource core combining language arts and social studies. I typically have ten students with IEP goals included in my sixth grade class of 25-30. Most of my plans allow for modifications depending on learning styles, IEP goals, and/or the needs of all learners. I combine objectives, and many of my units integrate reading, writing, and social studies.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Excellence in Teaching Award Presenter at Differentiation in the Classroom Conference

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before I decided to become a teacher, I worked for five years as a full-time instructional aide in junior high classrooms. My teaching degree is from Humboldt State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I consider teaching to be an art. I love the creativity of collaborating with colleagues to create lessons and discuss strategies. There's a thrill involved in honing the craft of teaching. I was also a bouncer for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think this may help in the classroom. :) Thanks to Laine from A Little Peace of Africa for the logo and banner. You'll find Laine at www.peaceofafrica.com.

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