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Bell Ringers - FULL YEAR Plus! Engage your students at the start of class with these dynamic Common Core Bell Ringers! The attractively-designed slides provide 5-7-minute warm-up activities that get students focused and thinking right away! Your
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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 the Common Core Standards, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and
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Literature Stations with Task Cards: Motivate your students with STATION work centered on Common Core topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Great
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OUTSIDERS: Here's an Outsiders unit that will engage your students, enhance standards-based literacy skills, and facilitate discussion. Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and make
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GIVER – A Common Core-Aligned novel unit sure to engage your students in meaningful thinking, writing, and discussion when reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and
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OUTSIDERS TEST – This whole novel test will challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core. Question stems include key words and phrases such as author’s tone, text evidence, point of view, author uses
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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! You get EIGHT different stations with task cards and inviting
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GIVER TEST – Whole Novel Test with Common Core Stems – Challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core on this carefully-prepared assessment for Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The test consists of 30 Multiple
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Out of the Dust This Common Core-aligned novel unit will allow your students to focus on all the important concepts in the novel, section by section, along with vocabulary, writing, and a web quest to acquaint them with historical background on the
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This 50-question Multiple Choice ELA Test comes with a 7-page Mini-Book so that students can review and practice Literary Terms and Common Core concepts! Great as a final exam or to prepare for state testing. As we approached state testing time, I
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The Hobbit Novel Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to the Common Core. Get students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing meaningful ideas as they read
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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!
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HATCHET TEST – Full Novel with Common Core Stems – Challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core on this carefully-prepared summative assessment for Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet. The test consists of 30
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Where the Red Fern Grows - Novel Unit will instantly engage your students with beautifully-designed activities that allow for deeper thinking! Students analyze the text on chapter-by-chapter Response Pages, complete a fun Web Quest, and express
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Differentiated Short Response/ Exit Slips for Literature contains 27 different standards-based short tasks for students designed in 81 convenient half-sheets that can be used with any literature! Each topic is differentiated (3 separate slips per
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Narrative Writing – This “print and teach” CCSS-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 with
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8th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Informational Text contains ten pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any informational text you
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6th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Informational Text contains ten pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any informational text you
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7th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Informational Text contains ten pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any informational text you
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Book Report Extraordinaire for Independent Reading offers students the choice of 3 book response assignments designed for different learning styles. Students demonstrate comprehension of their independent novel while also practicing Common Core
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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 relocating to upstate New York. I loop with my students so I rotate-- 7th-grade English one year and then 8th-grade English the following year. I have classes with 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 I now have 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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