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Wait! You can find this unit combined with another test practice unit for a bundled price. The Text Evidence Proof Frames simulate one of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing formats. Three of the frames are editable. On the
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Finding Theme in Literature is a 70-page differentiated unit that may be used over a period of a week or one month. Portions may be used throughout the year, giving students the repeated experience of finding and proving a theme in their
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The Text Organization Task Cards are perfect for reviewing text structure and text purpose as well as for testing preparation. Use as a center station, for an introduction activity to your daily class, for whole-class instruction, for a
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Test practice for SBAC-type testing is made easier with these two popular units bundled into one! Text Evidence Proof Frames for side-by-side work simulates a style of question found in Common Core tests. You'll fine three different practice
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Wait! You can find this combined with another test practice unit for a bundled deal. Simulating the Smarter Balanced practice test, Fact Selection for Writing will help your students prepare for one of the most difficult parts of the test. There
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Bundled high-interest close reading for grades 6-8! Includes four units in one: Dracula, Vampire Bats, Bog Mummies, Mummies as Medicine. Perfect for test preparation and practicing close reading strategies with tips and annotation marks. Common
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Wait! Save a bundle because this unit is part of the Informational Text Unit. Close reading that's high-interest for grades 6-8! Perfect for test preparation and practicing close reading strategies (tips and annotation marks included). Common
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Wait! Save a bundle because this unit is part of the Informational Reading Unit. Close reading that's high-interest for grades 6-8! Perfect for test preparation and practicing close reading strategies (tips and annotation marks included). Common
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High-interest close reading activity for grades 5-7. Ancient Egypt's Hatshepsut was one of the most fascinating pharaohs. Teach close reading with this pamphlet activity. Perfect for test practice and for guest teachers. Differentiated versions
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Wait! Save a bundle because this unit is part of the Fall Information Text Bundle. Close reading that's high-interest for grades 6-8! Perfect for test preparation and practicing close reading strategies (tips and annotation marks included).
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Newly Revised! Informational text that is high-interest for grades 6-8. Perfect for test preparation, informational text reading, and learning and practicing close reading strategies. The Bog Mummies Informational text includes Common Core
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Offered at 50% off for the next 24 hours! Earth Day informational reading passages with high-interest content are perfect for test prep and use throughout the year. The three passages focus on environmental issues with cell phones, plastic water
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Use high-interest informational text to teach close reading and testing skills. This mini-unit is a smaller version of my larger unit "Dracula: Myth, Legend, Reality", and includes *close reading strategies for the teacher *an anchor
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The Ancient Egypt Bundle includes three of my products: Hatshepsut Brochure, Ancient Egypt Poster Projects, and Mummies Who Didn't Rest in Peace. Targeted at grades 5-7, each item includes differentiated options. Included you'll
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Summer-themed figurative language task cards and subjects and predicates fun are now bundled for even great savings. Perfect for using towards the end of the year and at the beginning of the school year. Combined fun and learning to introduce or
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching 22 years, most of this in 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

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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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