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Students design attractive posters that recommend choice novels they have read. This is a short assignment and the posters look amazing on display! Requirements include title, author, a 4-5 sentence "blurb", a 2-sentence "personal recommendation," 2
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This 6th Grade Common Core Student Response Page for Informational Text is a student-ready handout that will have your students practicing Common Core Standard R.I 6.5 with any informational text you choose to teach. This page is part of my full
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This 8th Grade Common Core Student Response Page for Informational Text is a student-ready handout that will have your students practicing Common Core Standard R.I 8.8 with any informational text you choose to demonstrate the standard. This page
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This 7th Grade Common Core Student Response Page for Informational Text is a student-ready handout that will have your students practicing Common Core Standard R.I 7.9 with any informational text you choose to teach (appropriate to the standard.)
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If you would like to teach or review ten important Comma Rules, this free product is student-ready, neatly-designed, and allows for guided practice! The Comma Rules Roundup presents each rule along with a clear example and several practice
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This Common Core Student Response Page for Literature Grades 9 & 10 is a student-ready handout that will have your students practicing Common Core Standard RL 9-10.6 with any literature text you choose to demonstrate the standard. It’s entitled
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The A-B-C List of Student-Generated Writing Ideas is a simple tool for getting your students to come up with their own writing topics for journal entries, free writes, or longer narratives. This list comes in handy when you want to change it up from
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If you would like to teach or review the homonyms THERE, THEIR, and THEY’RE, this free product is student-ready, neatly-designed, and allows for different styles of guided practice! The THERE-THEIR-THEY’RE Student Ready Review Packet presents each
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This Meet and Teach product will provide you with a little information about me and my store. It’s filled with a ‘Meet’ page where you can learn about me and a ‘Teach’ page that is a one-page resource you can use in your classroom tomorrow. It is
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Narrative Writing “Extend the Story” – Here’s a Common Core-aligned narrative writing assignment convenient to use after reading ANY story! Perfect for substitute plans, or for use in your own lessons. Students write an additional narrative page
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Give your students practice with the argumentative process with this fun Pre-writing activity that also engages students in peer discussion. Your students will become familiarized with terms and concepts they need to understand in order to be
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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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