Jessica Fletcher Fierro
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Jessica Fletcher Fierro
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Want to start your year with collaboration, engagement, and fun? This activity is perfect for you! Students will work in teams to complete four tasks leading to a prize. The tasks give clues to locations around the classroom, and they must solve
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Let's face it: teaching writing is hard. There are a million little skills, it's subjective, and it can be overwhelming. I can't tell you how many times I've been in the middle of a writing unit and thought, "I wish I had a practice activity for
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This Bundle includes six products to help your students practice essential skills for writing an essay. They are aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 2A-F. The activities include: *Essay Intro Handout and Practice: A handout to keep for
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This product is designed to help students craft a clear and organized conclusion for an explanatory essay, such as a research paper or a response to literature. There is a template including restating the thesis, stating the significance, and call
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This is a simple tool that serves two purposes: first, it introduces the idea of domain-specific vocabulary using relevant examples (Minecraft and skateboarding). Second, it gives students a place to record domain-specific vocabulary for a given
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This is a quick practice for students to work on using transition words in their explanatory, research, or response to literature essays. There is a paragraph with six blanks. A corresponding word bank helps students figure out the best placement of
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This is a bundle of five products designed to help students practice the necessary skills for writing an argument essay. You save 25% by buying these items as a bundle! It is based on Common Core Writing Standard 1 sub-standards a-e. There is an
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This is a simple but effective way for students to practice writing an argument essay conclusion. They are given a claim and three reasons to support it. Then, they use a template to write an example argument essay conclusion. The template
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This product helps students understand what a formal style is, and how to write formally. There are several tips on how to maintain formal style that students can reference later. There is also a simple practice activity where students
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This product includes a chart with the different types of sentences in an argument (claim, reason, evidence, counterclaim, rebuttal, and concluding sentence). For each sentence, there is a brief definition and several sentence starters/vocab words
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This is a practice activity to help students choose evidence that is credible and relevant to a given claim. I found that my students would often do their research, but then not choose the most compelling evidence for their claims in an argument
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This activity makes a great warm-up or mini-lesson to help students write effective dialogue. It specifically focuses on writing dialogue that reveals details about a character. Students read a scenario and then write different dialogue for the
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This is a quick mini-lesson or warm-up to help students understand how to write a narrative conclusion (which is much different from other types of conclusions!). Students match three conclusions to popular Disney cartoons, and then write their
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This product contains a listening and discussion guide for the TED Talk, "Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation" by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger. The TED Talk is a powerful story of a sexual assault and its aftermath on both the survivor and the
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This is a set of mini-lessons to help students write a narrative. It is broken down into five "days." Each day could be used as practice for more experienced students, or as a mini-lesson with teacher guidance to introduce the ideas. Topics
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This bundle includes units for all three of the graphic novels in the March trilogy, by John Lewis. The units include vocabulary, comprehension and analysis questions, objective summaries based on non-fiction articles, contrasting character points
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This unit is for John Lewis' graphic novel MARCH (Book Three). It breaks the novel down into five sections. Each section includes a vocabulary activity, comprehension/analysis questions, and writing activity based on a related article/topic. There
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This resource includes a student worksheet for practice on the SBAC Listening section. It uses comedian Mike Birbiglia's hilarious story, "Sleepwalk With Me" from The Moth and This American Life. You can listen to the story here: There are six
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This product includes SBAC-style questions about Roald Dahl's short story, "The Landlady." The questions are based on language and literature standards, and use stems from SBAC release questions. The standards are 8th grade, however due to the
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Zootopia is not only a great movie, but also has important ideas about stereotyping and how we treat each other in a diverse society. Thus, it's a perfect film to show students as a springboard to deeper content and thinking. So, I created this
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school for eleven years. I taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for seven years. During that time I taught sixth grade English, history, reading intervention, and Yearbook. I now teach seventh grade English in La Puente, CA. I have been the English Department Chair at both schools, for a total of five years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to use technology to engage students. Many of my units include computer-based assignments-but don't worry...there's plenty in there for you old-school types! :) I like to give clear directions, scaffolded practice, and multiple opportunities to learn and show evidence of learning. Many of my students are EL's, and many others are not at grade-level. However, that doesn't mean I skip rigor and critical thinking!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*National Board Certified Teacher: Early Adolescent English Language Arts-2011 *PTA Teacher of the Year Award: 2014 *Yearbook Coverage Award 2011: given for quality coverage of the year's events, including visual and written content.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's in Liberal Studies, emphasis Elementary Education from Biola University, 2004. Master's in Education, emphasis Curriculum and Instruction from Biola University, 2007 California Credentials: Multiple Subject (K-8), Secondary English, Secondary Social Science National Board Certified Teacher-Early Adolescent English Language Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have lived and taught in California, Alabama, and Missouri.

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