It's a Teacher Thing

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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 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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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 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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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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Punctuation Matters! is a lesson I use throughout the year to motivate and remind students that punctuation matters. Punctuation Matters! includes activities to introduce, practice, and review punctuation and sentence types. Perfect for
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You’ll receive the following: 28-Task Cards relating to spring Definitions of Terminology Answer Documents Answer Key Formative Assessment 18-Literal or Figurative Sort Cards 2-Sort Boards Definition T-Chart I often teach about figurative language
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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 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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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 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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Who said grammar can't be fun??? Use the Differentiated Subject and Predicate Activities from It's a Teacher Thing to liven up your grammar lessons and student learning. You’ll receive the following: *64-complete subject slips with solid borders
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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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Subject and Predicate Christmas Fun! The differentiated Christmas-themed subjects and predicates combining will liven up your grammar lessons and enhance student learning. Grammar can be fun! You’ll receive the following: *64-complete subject
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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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Fall-Themed Mentor Sentences are focused on teaching comma rules and descriptive writing in an engaging way. Mentor sentence daily lessons are included as well as recommendations for maximizing your class time. The sentences often build on
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Use the Valentine's Day Subjects and Predicates activities from It's a Teacher Thing celebrate the holiday and sneak in a few grammar lessons. You’ll receive the following: *56-complete subject slips with solid borders (with an option of two
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The Back to School Figurative Language Task Cards are aligned with Common Core Standards. As a language arts teacher, I often teach about figurative language in the context of reading and writing. I use the Back to School Figurative
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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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