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By It's a Teacher Thing
Looking for Thanksgiving coloring activities that cover the parts of speech and are fun and educational during the weeks before Thanksgiving break? The no-prep Thanksgiving Activities Grammar Color By Code mystery pictures are perfect for those fall
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1
$3.45
174
Digital Download PDF (60.54 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Literature Circle Unit is complete, easy to use for book clubs, covers the key elements of literature, and is perfect for students to practice speaking and listening skills. With over 50 printable pages and a wide variety or literature circle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$7.50
198
Digital Download PDF (264.55 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Keep your students engaged and learning during those weeks leading up to winter break with these differentiated Christmas Activities focused on parts of speech. Christmas coloring pages can be fun and educational with color by code grammar
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.8.1
$3.45
155
Digital Download PDF (56.13 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
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
Subjects:
Easter, Spring, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.8.1
$4.00
104
Digital Download PDF (18.77 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
This Figurative Language activity uses task cards as the perfect February activity to help your class stay focused during those days leading up to Valentine's Day. Teaching and reviewing figurative language in the upper elementary or middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Valentine's Day, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.9-10.5
$3.75
116
Digital Download PDF (55.31 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Students can easily practice testing all year long by using the side-by-side Text Evidence Proof Frames, which simulate one of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing formats. Use for assessing your students in any subject area.
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RI.5.8, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.3.2, W.5.2, W.6.2...
$3.75
257
Digital Download PDF (34.30 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
If you're looking for fun grammar activities to help your students with grammar practice with the parts of speech, they are right here in this color-by-code year-long seasonal bundle! The grammar activities include 8-color-by-code parts of speech
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1e, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b, L.6.1c, L.7.1...
$30.25
$15.25
44
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
The February Grammar Color By Code Valentine Activities include four differentiated pictures to practice grammar. Each mystery picture focuses on parts of speech and has two versions to provide differentiation for your students. Nouns, verbs,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Valentine's Day, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.75
74
Digital Download PDF (14.78 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
If you are looking for a way to simplify teaching literary analysis, the Literary Analysis Essay Writing Activity is exactly what you need to teach this challenging writing genre to your 5th-7th grade students. This step-by-step scaffolded writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.2b...
$5.00
102
Digital Download PDF (12.30 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Teaching theme and how to find theme in literature is simplified with this engaging 71-page differentiated unit. Includes theme graphic organizers to help you teach theme and help students track theme in literature. The Theme Unit is flexible
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2
$6.95
138
Digital Download PDF (328.87 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Grammar Activities review focuses on parts of speech and provides educational fun with color by code mystery pictures. Better than grammar worksheets, the engaging grammar activities are perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1e, L.4.1, L.4.1b, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1c, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.7.1
$4.00
54
Digital Download PDF (15.10 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Reading Response Graphic Organizers target response to literature and are just what you need to support guided reading, daily reading review, work with story elements, and summarizing. Better than a reading response worksheet, the graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.6.1...
$5.50
32
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's a Teacher Thing
Here's an engaging Christmas Activity with a focus on figurative language that's easy-to-use during those December days before the break. The Figurative Language Task Cards are a perfect Christmas activity to get your upper elementary or middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Adult Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5
$3.80
99
Digital Download PDF (252.82 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
You'll love using the Text Evidence Proof Frames to help you teach students how to identify evidence from a text and use it as proof. Perfect for informational text and literature, each resource targets finding text evidence. Each resource comes
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.5.1...
$9.20
$6.25
88
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
Spring Math Activities will help your students practice multiplication with color by number activities. The multiplication coloring pages are perfect for working with multiplication facts and for using in math centers or for individual math
Subjects:
Math, Easter, Spring
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.60
44
Digital Download PDF (29.83 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions are high-interest and help sneak in testing practice for grades 5-8. This 4-unit differentiated bundle of engaging informational reading comprehension passages and questions on vampire bats, Dracula,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4...
$22.25
$11.13
23
Bundle
By It's a Teacher Thing
Winter multiplication activities are just what you'll need to keep your students engaged and learning their multiplication facts throughout winter. The winter coloring pages are differentiated and include two versions for each picture.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
$3.50
35
Digital Download PDF (90.12 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
Here's the perfect Multiplication and division practice and review for winter division facts and multiplication facts! The differentiated color-by-number pictures are the perfect way to offer division practice and multiplication practice as January
Subjects:
Math, Winter, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
27
Digital Download PDF (50.23 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Back to School Activity brochures for fifth grade are the perfect printable get to know you activity for the first week of school. Exactly what you'll need to display at Back-to-School Night (parent night), the back to school activity includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.40
65
Digital Download PDF (168.71 MB)
By It's a Teacher Thing
The Back to School Parts of Speech Activities provide NO PREP educational fun with color-by- code mystery pictures during those first few weeks back to school. Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students, the differentiated back to
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1a, L.4.1b, L.4.1f, L.4.3, L.5.1, L.5.1a, L.5.1d, L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1b...
$4.00
74
Digital Download PDF (32.83 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching 25 years, most of this in upper elementary and 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 Presenter at Differentiation in the Classroom Conference

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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