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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 activity
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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