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By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS: This Outsiders Novel Study Unit now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$23.99
816
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By Joy Sexton
GIVER – This Novel Study Unit for The Giver now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read Lois Lowry’s acclaimed novel. Chapter-by-Chapter Response
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$23.99
748
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By Joy Sexton
REFUGEE - This Refugee Novel Unit now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Instantly engage your students with thought-provoking, standards-based learning activities. Students will enjoy analyzing the text, discussing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$29.99
$26.99
321
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By Joy Sexton
Figurative Language Stations with Task Cards: Would you like your students more clear on figurative language and sound devices? Motivate them with this must-have creative STATION work! Now includes a DIGITAL version perfect for distance learning!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4
$9.75
770
Digital Download ZIP (17.35 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Bell Ringers - FULL YEAR Plus! Engage your students at the start of class with these dynamic standards-aligned Bell Ringers! The attractively-designed slides provide 5-7-minute warm-up activities that get students focused and thinking right away!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, W.6.2, W.6.10, W.7.2, W.7.10, W.8.2...
$18.99
748
Digital Download ZIP (33.65 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Test Prep means active learning with these EIGHT stations that will have your students practicing all those reading comprehension and analysis skills they need for success on ELA state tests. Now includes a digital version great for distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2...
$11.50
593
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By Joy Sexton
Argumentative Essay Writing will be a breeze with this step-by-step resource designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process. Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting all five paragraphs!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Internet Activities
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d...
$6.95
635
Digital Download ZIP (2.48 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with ELA Standards, focusing most specifically on these skills:*analysis through
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.8.1...
$10.50
729
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By Joy Sexton
This Hobbit Novel Study Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to ELA standards. Now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Get students thinking deeply, close reading,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.8.1...
$20.99
360
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By Joy Sexton
Argument writing will be motivating with this step-by-step DIGITAL resource compatible with Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Great for distance learning, the slides are designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d...
$6.95
205
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By Joy Sexton
This 50-question Multiple Choice ELA Test comes with a 7-page Mini-Book so that students can review and practice Literary Terms and standards-based concepts! The exam is now included in Google Forms version for digital use. Great as a final exam or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$6.99
423
Digital Download ZIP (4.03 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Writing informational essays will be exciting with this complete resource that breaks the process down into manageable steps! Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting their introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion.Five
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Assessment
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e, W.6.2f, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.7.2, W.7.2a...
$11.50
168
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By Joy Sexton
Motivate your students with STATION work centered on standards-based topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! Now includes a DIGITAL version perfect for distance learning! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.8.1...
$12.50
646
Digital Download ZIP (9.35 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Narrative, Argumentative, and Informational Writing will be so much easier to teach with these DIGITAL step-by-step units that lead your students seamlessly through the process! All three writing units are so convenient for distance learning. Grab
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.6, W.5.7, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.6.4...
$25.40
$19.99
95
Bundle
By Joy Sexton
Narrative Writing – This “print and teach” standards-aligned Personal Narrative Unit contains engaging mini-lessons and activities that will lead your students through the process of writing a strong narrative piece. A mentor text is included along
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.6, W.6.3, W.6.3a...
$6.95
395
Digital Download ZIP (3.70 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Where the Red Fern Grows Novel Unit will instantly engage your students with beautifully-designed activities that allow for deeper thinking! Now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Students analyze the text on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$16.99
235
Digital Download ZIP (10.07 MB)
By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS TEST – This whole novel test will challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required on standardized ELA tests. Now includes a digital version! Question stems include key words and phrases such as author’s tone,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3...
$4.99
372
Digital Download ZIP (2.70 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Narrative, Argumentative, and Informational Writing will be so much easier to teach with these step-by-step units that lead your students seamlessly through the process! Grab this bundle at a nice discount and have all three standards-based writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Activities
$25.40
$19.99
104
Bundle
By Joy Sexton
Parts of Speech PowerPoint with Student Notes will engage your students and allow you to teach the concepts with ease! An attractive 5-page student notes packet directly aligns to the slideshow so that students can record definitions and examples.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1
$5.49
202
Digital Download ZIP (23.97 MB)
By Joy Sexton
Narrative Writing will be exciting using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive and this engaging, step-by-step paperless resource! Perfect for distance learning, students type into the slides responding to prompts that lead them through all steps of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$6.95
151
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 28 years of experience teaching middle school English. My teaching career began in Orlando, Florida, where I taught for seven years before my 21 years in upstate New York. For many of those years I "looped" with my students so I rotated-- 7th-grade English one year and then 8th-grade English the following year. My schedule has mainly included consultant special ed and AIS students and also an advanced English class.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a huge proponent of independent "choice novel" reading! I started my classroom library and reading workshop in 1992 and watched it grow to over 900 young adult novels for my students to choose from. I enjoy creating an environment where kids can connect with authors and books that will transform them into life-long readers. Read My Blog for specific teaching ideas and tips you can use in your classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter at National Council of Teachers of English 2007 Convention in New York City--definitely a highlight of my career. I was able to share some authentic writing project ideas with teachers from all over the country, and I met R.L. Stine and Walter Dean Myers!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts in English Literature from University of Central Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

* I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of English * I enjoy creating student materials for teachers that are visually attractive and allow students to have practice with a variety of skills.

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