J-Mar

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J-Mar
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"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once."
 
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Great for kinesthetic learners! This is an excellent matching game to showcase identification of the character types(Flat, Round, Static, and Dynamic). My suggestion: If you open the file and click "Print Preview", choose "Handouts" and then "Six
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A creative activity that allows the students to have fun with irony by being a "mean genie". When I did this activity with my 8th graders, we came up with all of the wishes together as a class, but everyone still had to come up with their ironic
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This is a fun, creative writing activity that allows the students to take their knowledge of foreshadowing to another level. This activity fits the following learning target: I can create examples of foreshadowing in my writing. STUDENT
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This is a fun, creative writing activity that allows the students to take their knowledge of flashbacks to another level. This activity fits the following learning target: I can create examples of flashbacks in my writing. STUDENT DIRECTIONS:
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This is a great writing activity that allows students to create their own conflicts based upon the setting that they are given. With each setting scenario(e.g. a wedding, science class, Wal-Mart, etc.), students must create each of the four major
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Great lesson to teach kids how to think critically! This Power Point presentation examines DeBono's "Six Hats of Thinking" in order to teach students how to properly "think" about a problem or important decision. By using the six hats, students
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Great for kinesthetic learners! This is an excellent matching game to showcase identification of the various genre types(realistic-fiction, mystery, science-fiction, fantasy, historical-fiction, non-fiction, biography, and autobiography). If you
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STUDENT DIRECTIONS: Task: You are an anthropologist who has just returned from an outer space voyage to another planet. While you were on this alien planet, you met a new alien species. Now that you have returned home, your job is to report your
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Directions: Each table has a character with a problem. That character must solve their problem, but first you will need to figure out if they are dynamic or static characters. Each turn, you will flip a coin. If it lands on heads, the character
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This is a fun writing activity that is based on the literary methods of conflict. Students use wacky characters with unique traits to apply and then evaluate their knowledge of conflict.
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Great for kinesthetic learners! This is an excellent matching game to showcase identification of the Japanese feudal system(Emperor, Shogun, Daimyo, Samurai, and Peasants). The answer key is on the final slide. My suggestion: If you open the file
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In this PBL, students design settings that are based on wacky characters. The setting designs can be anything, ranging from "The aged gambler with a heart of gold", to "the fearsome alien who really enjoys eating snack cakes". The student designs
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A great literary text review activity! This activity is dependent on the students to roll a die which assigns them a genre. Based on the genre type that they rolled, the students use their creative magic to write the basic outline of a story.
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*NOTE: This product contains the same basis as the first Point-of-View Dice Activity with different topics.* A creative writing activity that is based on the roll of the die! Fits the following learning target: I can write in the first-person,
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This is a wonderful dice activity that will allow your students to demonstrate the different types of sentences while using their own creativity. It can be used as a formative or summative assessment, an enrichment activity, or even be used as sub
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My students have always had a high success rate with roots and affixes. One of the reasons is that I allow them to use real word parts to invent their own words... but only if they can back it up with a definition that makes sense when combining
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In this Power Point, I have created six different short stories. Once you print this activity as a handout, you can cut out the slides and create a matching game. In this activity, students must read all of the different story pieces and decide
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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In this activity, students draw a random career out of a hat and then must create a Facebook profile picture and wall post about what someone with that career would likely write on their Facebook wall. When they are finished, the students can then
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Task: You are a stand up comedian that has finally caught a big break! You are going to be given five minutes to perform a stand up comedy routine on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Before you prepare for your big performance, you must write
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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My students loved this activity! This activity incorporates focuses on three important persuasive techniques: bandwagon, testimonial, and emotional appeal. If your standards call for more or different techniques, this activity can be easily edited
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over the past seven years, I have taught in the areas of English Language Arts, Social Studies, American History, Inclusion Language Arts, and self-contained English Language Arts and Math.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As they say, "If the shoe fits..." If it works, I'll do it!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In high school, I once won a Gatorade cap contest. I got a satchel, t-shirt, handkerchief, and a giant tub of orange powdered Gatorade for my troubles.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in middle childhood education with a specialization in language arts and social studies. I am currently working on my Master's degree to become a middle childhood generalist in all four core subject areas.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently 33 years old, and I love teaching! It is quite simply the greatest job on this island Earth. Every single day, I strive to find new and exciting ways to reach my seventh and eighth grade students who are not the easiest audience to please. Before I begin any unit, I stop and ask myself, "How can I make this unit FUN and EXCITING?" I never allow my kids to do a single activity that I wouldn't enjoy doing myself. All of my activities try to incorporate some aspect of fun and individuality while incorporating our rigorous learning targets which come with heavy expectations.

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