It's a Teacher Thing
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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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Common Core State Standards ELA Roadmap Span 5th-7th Target: Sixth Grade-37 pages of 5th-7th standards; 6 pages of Table of Contents for easy access to your focus standard When thinking about sharing the Common Core State Standards with my
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Free! The Positive Thought Posters were created with the idea of spreading just that: POSITIVE THOUGHTS. I wanted something in my classroom that kids could read when their eyes are wandering. I also have them on the door, so when students leave
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Question and Comment Stems for Discussion and Group Work is a freebie from It’s a Teacher Thing and addresses the Common Core State Standards. Help your students build confidence and feel more comfortable during group work, partner work, and
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A simple tool for your Back-to-School Night or Family Night, this Sign-In Sheet is a must-use at the beginning of the year. Get the essential information you need to help your classroom run smoothly. Here are a few other products from It's a
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Increase student productivity and time on task with this effective, easy-to-use graph. Students target a specific goal, you set the timer, then off they go. Stopping and reflecting on progress at intervals is the key. Part of a larger unit (still
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Teaching our students how to carry on a conversation is an essential life skill. It’s important that our students receive direct instruction on how to engage in a civil conversation. Specifically, students need to practice how to agree, disagree,
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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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