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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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As a language arts teacher, I often teach about figurative language in the context of reading and writing. It’s always concerned me that once we’ve worked with these terms, there’s not a lot of opportunity for review as the year progresses. To
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The Literature Circle Unit covers the key elements of literature and is easy for students and teachers to use. With over 50 pages, the Literature Circles Simplified unit is all you'll need to successfully run book clubs for any novel. Included
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The Text Evidence Proof Frames are easy to use in any subject area. *Use with fiction or nonfiction selections. *Simple format encourages students to find support for a claim using text evidence. *Target and record specific page and paragraph
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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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Writing a literary analysis is part of the Common Core. Analyzing a short story or novel is something we engage in, either formally or informally, throughout our lives. Having taught 21 years, I know some of the pitfalls and successes teachers
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This unit combines three of my products into one: Text Evidence Proof Frames, Proving Text Frames, and Text Evidence Side-by-Side Frames similar to Smarter Balance testing format. **Use with science, history/social studies, reading, writing,and
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The Christmas Figurative Language Task Cards are perfect for the weeks before Christmas. Use the CCSS aligned Christmas Figurative Language Task Cards to provide an opportunity for introduction and review. Each card has a sentence using figurative
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Add fun and hands-on activities to your character unit. This newly revised mini-unit from It's a Teacher Thing has more than 50 pages to enhance your introduction or practice of character trait. You’ll receive the following: *20 task
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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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The Valentine Figurative Language Task Cards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Each card has a sentence using figurative language and three answer choices for students to consider. You'll receive the following:
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The Summer Figurative Language Task Cards provide an opportunity to introduce or review figurative language within a seasonal context. Each card has a sentence using figurative language and three answer choices for students to consider. Use the
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Getting close to finishing your unit on ancient Egypt but don’t want a time consuming project as a culminating activity? Perhaps you’re looking for a self-directed "into" activity. The Ancient Egypt Poster Unit was created with these thoughts in
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The Reading Response Log Unit, from It's a Teacher Thing, is aligned with the Common Core Standards and can be a year-long activity. Regularly use this simple format to check student understanding of literary elements and independent reading novels
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Use the Halloween Figurative Language Task Cards as a fun way to introduce or review figurative language. Each card has four options from which to choose. You'll find 28-cards, a definition of terms page, answer documents, a key, and an extended
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The Winter Figurative Language Task Cards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and, you guessed it: each card has a sentence using figurative language referring to winter and three answer choices for students to consider. You'll
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The Reading Comprehension Response Fans were created to provide easy access to reading prompts that fit the targeted teaching focus and to allow students some choice in prompt selection. The Reading Response Fans can be used for partner
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As a language arts teacher, I often teach about figurative language in the context of reading and writing. I use the CCSS aligned Figurative Language Task Cards to provide an opportunity for introduction and review. Each card has a
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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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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

Excellence in Teaching Award

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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