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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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The Christmas Figurative Language Task Cards are perfect for the weeks before Christmas. Use this Christmas activity to provide an opportunity for introduction and review. For even more value, this product is bundled in with my Figurative Language
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The Valentine Figurative Language Task Cards target similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, idiom, alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia. Each card has a sentence using figurative language and three answer choices for students to
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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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Back to School Brochures for fifth grade will help you get to know your students. Perfect for the first few days of school and for Back-to-School Night, the brochure is both informative and reflective. Easy-to-use and great for your sub tub.
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How to Be Great in Fifth Grade is a fun end-of-the-year activity. Perfect for those final days of school and for your sub tub. Students reflect on what they've learned in order to create a success brochure for next year's students. This
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How to Be Great in Fourth Grade is a fun, reflective end-of-the-year activity. Perfect for those final days of school and for your sub tub. Students reflect on what they've learned in order to create a success brochure for next year's students.
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The End of the Year Fifth Grade Memory Brochure is ready to use. Just print and go! End your school year on a high note. The brochure activity is fun, focused, and reflective. With a variety of options for student and teacher preference, it's
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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
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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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Christmas activities can be fun and educational with Color By Code Parts of Speech. Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students. Includes five pictures. Each picture has two versions which makes differentiation a breeze. One version
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The Summer Grammar Activities for 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
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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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How to Be Great in Sixth Grade is a fun end-of-the-year activity. Perfect for those final days of school and for your sub tub. Students reflect on what they've learned in order to create a success brochure for next year's students. The brochure
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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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Two great End of the Year Sixth Grade Activities in one product. The Sixth Grade Memories Brochures are ready to use. Just print and go! The brochure activity is fun, focused, and reflective. With a variety of options for student and teacher
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The February Grammar Color By Code Valentine Activities include four differentiated pictures. Each mystery picture focuses on parts of speech and has two versions to provide differentiation for your students. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns
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The Back to School Parts of Speech Activities provide 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
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The End of the Year Fifth Grade Brochure is ready to use. Just print and go! End your school year on a high note. The brochure activity is fun, focused, and reflective. With a variety of options for student and teacher preference, it's easy to
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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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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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