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By Jeffery's Journal
Teach students how to paraphrase, summarize and directly quote to avoid plagiarism using this fun, relatable game-based lecture! This presentation (in .pdf form) uses paraphrased, summarized and directly quoted song lyrics to keep students engaged
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.W.8
$4.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Jeffery's Journal
This postcard activity is meant to be completed alongside Sharon Creech’s novel "Walk Two Moons." Students create postcards from Chanhassen to Sal. Completing this assignment gives students an opportunity to “walk in the moccasins” of the characters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This .pdf contains 24 superhero cards/certificates for teachers to give to students who are doing a "super" job. Each certificate is a quarter of a page in size and includes a clip art image of a superhero hand-drawn by me. Bookmarks with these
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Clip Art
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
This game-based approach to reviewing literary devices will leave your students searching for metaphors in their favorite songs and recognizing personification when listening to the radio. This download includes step-by-step instructions and tips
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a, CCRA.R.4
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.23 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
This "Escape the Factory Fire" activity is based off of Margaret Petersen Haddix's book Uprising and would serve as a fun post-reading activity. Upon purchasing, you will receive a .pdf document with all clues needed to complete an escape room in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.95 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
This three day Dr. Seuss unit challenges secondary students to find the political relevance in five of Dr. Seuss's classic stories and encourages students to recognize children's books as capable of social change. Purchase and you will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
$3.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
Randomly combine these 30 tone words & 50 scenarios to practice conveying a certain emotion when writing about ordinary (and not so ordinary) situations! This .pdf download contains 30 tone word cards and 50 scenario cards to be mixed and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
This set of 26 ABC flashcards is in .pdf form and contains a card for every letter of the alphabet. All images are hand-drawn by me. Please respect the time that I put into these pieces by honoring the copyright agreement and not sharing these files
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
These 10 Harry Potter bookmarks are available for digital download in .pdf form. All bookmarks include a piece of unique clip art drawn by me and are about 1/3 of a page in size. Print these on card stock. Please respect the copyright on this
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Clip Art
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
35 bookmarks with character clip art! 10 Harry Potter bookmarks, 5 Alice in Wonderland bookmarks, 12 Superhero bookmarks, 8 Wizard of Oz bookmarks All bookmarks include clip-art drawn by me. Please respect the copyright on this product by not
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.37 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
If you teach writing, you know that having students peer review each other's essays is generally a wasted effort, as they simply write "Good job" or put a smiley face and a few added commas. This lesson plan uses Google Docs to keep students on task
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
12 unique, cute and punny superhero bookmarks hand-drawn by me. Downloads come in .pdf form. 3 bookmarks print on one page. Student certificates of achievement with these superhero images can be found at the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Jeffery's Journal
This product comes with 5 downloadable Alice in Wonderland bookmarks in .pdf form, each with a unique piece of clip-art, hand-drawn by me. Please respect the time and energy that went into the creation of this product by adhering to its copyright.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Clip Art
$1.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This digital download includes 4 student affirmation certificates for "brainy," "courageous," and "kind" students as well as students who are demonstrating leadership. Each certificate is a quarter of a page in size. Please respect the copyright on
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Clip Art
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
These social media templates allow students to create modern, engaging character profiles for any book read in class. I choose the best character profile for each main character and hang these posters on our interactive bulletin board. As we read,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This lesson plan bundle includes three days of instruction on conversation and discussion skills. On day one, students complete written conversations. On this day, they learn how to use conversation stems and support any claims they make with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$4.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This one week unit seeks to bring the body image conversation into the English classroom in a fun and creative way. Students will read and listen to several poems about body image, before writing their own, revising them through a series of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This .pdf has 5 mini-lessons and additional tips and tricks for effectively and creatively teaching tone in a secondary classroom.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.00
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By Jeffery's Journal
This digital download includes 8 Wizard of Oz bookmarks in .PDF format. Each image (6 characters featured) is drawn by me. Please respect the copyright on this product by not claiming them as your own and remembering to refer other potential buyers
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Clip Art
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Jeffery's Journal
This .pdf comes with 7 unique Easter cards, drawn and designed by me. 2 of these Easter cards celebrate this year's combination of Easter and April Fool's day, or "Easter Fools Day." Please respect the copyright on these images by not claiming them
Subjects:
Easter
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Clip Art
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Experience teaching and tutoring reading, writing, presenting and spelling.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Like all teachers, I take a variety of learning approaches, but I especially love game-based and project-based learning to keep kids competitive and motivated and learning authentic and applicable.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Iowa State University, B.A. in English, certification to teach Language Arts grades 6-12; Reading endorsed.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Wife, mommy, avid reader, writer and traveler

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