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This guide goes along with John Green's (yes, that John Green) Crash Course Literature videos for George Orwell's, "1984." It is designed to help students make sense and organize fast-talking John Green's ideas about Orwell's dystopian novel,
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This product is a discounted bundle of study guides for season three of John Green's Crash Course Literature YouTube Series. It includes study guides with answer keys, which are ready to print and use in your classroom. These are great "flipped
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This product contains five objective summary assignments related to the history of Halloween (trick-or-treating, candy, jack-o-lanterns, ghost stories, pumpkins). Each one is on its own page, and includes the link to the article and a template for
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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. These activities would work well during a research unit, or a response to literature. They are ready to print and use today, and would be great
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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 academic vocabulary using relevant examples (Minecraft and skateboarding). Second, it gives students a place to record domain-specific academic
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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 argumentative 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. There is a sample
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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 simple way for students to practice writing a claim and counterclaim about a given prompt. Students are given questions and must choose a side by writing a claim. Then, the identify the opposing view and write a counterclaim. There is an
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This is a great activity to help students practice using transitions specific to narrative writing. I find that my students know how to use transitions in essays, but are less skilled in the appropriate transitions for a story. This practice gives
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This is a great warm-up, sub plan, homework assignment, or mini-lesson about how to establish a vivid setting in narrative writing. The students read an example with details that appeal to the five senses. Then, they choose a setting from a list and
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This activity makes a great warm-up, sub plan, 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
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This product contains two parts: a handout and a practice activity, both focused on writing an effective and organized essay introduction. The handout includes definitions/descriptions and examples of the different parts of an introduction. I
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This resource is designed to help middle school students understand and eventually use different types of evidence in their writing. It includes a handout with definitions and examples of: quotation, fact, statistic, anecdote, and example. This is
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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

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

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