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Included is a group of ten plot blocks with important information from "Raymond's Run". Blocks should be copied and cut out for student use. Students will sort the plot blocks trying to create the correct plot for the story. Can be done in groups
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This is my unit for the short story "Raymond's Run". It includes work on plot, characterization, conflict, theme, figurative language, and other useful concepts. I teach this unit every year in my classroom and it is always a hit. My goal is to
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Theme is a difficult concept for students to grasp. This worksheet helps guide students through finding evidence from the text that supports how the theme is developed through the story. The last example gives the evidence, and the students must
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"Raymond's Run" is a story filled with great figurative language. The following activity will guide kids through the process of analyzing the figurative language using context clues. In my classroom, this has been a challenging activity that
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This is a good culminating activity for the story "Raymond's Run". I usually photocopy this on two sides of a paper. One side is about Squeaky. The other side can be about someone else who has had to overcome obstacles in their life. We read a
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This worksheet is helpful for students to understand how to figure out character traits. They have to find quotes as evidence to support various character traits in the story. There are both physical and personality traits given. *This is also
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This is a booklet to use after finishing "Raymond's Run". It focuses on multiple literary concepts such as plot, conflict, characterization, theme, figurative language, and a few others. You have to print out the booklet and then copy it front to
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This booklet is to differentiate for GATE students with "The Monkey's Paw". It uses the depth and complexity icons to help GATE students make connections that they probably wouldn't have made otherwise. I have a booklet that I give my non-GATE
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In this lesson, students will evaluate the different conflicts present in "Raymond's Run". They will have to explain the type of conflict (i.e. character vs. character). They will also have to explain whether it is internal or external and whether
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This is a decision chart that I use when teaching "Monkey's Paw". It is my attempt to teach common core standard RL 8.3. The standard mentions evaluating character's decisions. The characters in this story, specifically Mr. White, make some
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This booklet is meant to be used at the end of "The Monkey's Paw". It includes activities on plot, characterization, conflict, theme, mood, imagery, figurative language, and more. This is always a great way to check students' continuing
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This is a differentiation GATE booklet that uses the depth and complexity icons for "Raymond's Run". I have a booklet that covers standard literary concepts such as plot, characterization, etc. This one highlights icons such as big idea, change
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In this lesson, the students will be comparing the reactions of Mr. and Mrs. White in "The Monkey's Paw". They will use a chart to describe the reactions and pick from a character trait list to ascribe character traits that correspond to the
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This is a way to assess or reteach active and passive voice. My students have a difficult time with this and this helps me to see whether they are getting it or not.
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This is some extra practice for appositives. I use this as a reteach page if I feel like students are getting it during the warm ups. It is very easy to see whether the student understands the concept after doing this page.
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This booklet is used to reinforce concepts such as plot, theme, imagery, figurative language, and more in regards to "The Tell Tale Heart". It is best used after reading the story. It is a way to keep these concepts in the minds of a students year
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This is a game that can be used with any set of vocabulary words. I've included the vocabulary words from my class as an example. This game is played best when the students are broken up into groups of 2-4 players. The goal of the game can be for
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These plot blocks are used to show students how to summarize a story. Divide the class into groups of 10-12 students. Each group would receive a set of plot blocks. It works best if each set is printed on different colored paper. You can then
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Are you looking for a creative and fun way for your students to learn vocabulary? Well, you have found it. I created the vocabulary play over 10 years ago and have been perfecting it every since. If you purchase this you will receive the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years. These lessons represent the culmination of my time in the class.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a teacher who believes in creative expression and logical thinking. I want my students to be able to think rationally and not to be afraid of creativity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won teacher of the year for middle school in my district in 2008.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended a GATE magnet school for middle and high school. I went to Fresno State for my Bachelor's degree and credential.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also a musician. I play guitar, piano, and bass guitar. I am a songwriter as well. I have written over 100 songs since I began as a teenager.

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