It's a Teacher Thing

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The Book Club Unit is complete, easy to use, and covers the key elements of literature. With over 50 pages, the Literature Circles Simplified unit is all you'll need to successfully run book clubs for any novel. If you're thinking about starting
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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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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 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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Teach your students the difference between figurative and literal language. The Figurative or Literal Sort Cards Unit, created by It's a Teacher Thing, is perfect for grades 3-7 and comes with the following items: *30 pairs of sort
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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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Three Figurative Language Task Card Units bundled together! The Spring, Winter, and Valentine’s Day Figurative Language Task Cards Units provide preview or review opportunities throughout the year. When purchasing separately, the individual units
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Free! Here's a quick way to focus the class before a session of independent reading or writing. The Reading Record-Status of the Class sheet helps you track student independent reading whenever you'd like. It's part of my larger Reading Response
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Free and differentiated. Utilize these two leveled character trait lists (grades 5-7 and 6-10) with more than 300 character traits. It benefits students to keep a Character Trait List in their binders all year for use when responding to prompts
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Freebie! Close Reading for Teachers is for grades 4-8. Familiarize yourself with the basics of Close Reading. Included you'll find What is Close Reading How to Implement Close Reading in the Classroom Close Reading Anchor Chart Annotation
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This list of themes found in literature is a perfect resource for your students' binders. It contains more than 40 common themes found in literature and essential notes on theme. You and your students can add to the list throughout the year. This
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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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