Joy Sexton

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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
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...
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By Joy Sexton
Substitute or Everyday Common Core Literature Writing Activities contains six different one-page writing assignments that can be paired with ANY story, drama, or novel. Perfect for sub plans, just choose a short story or a chapter in the class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.3, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.2, W.8.3
$5.50
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By Joy Sexton
Motivate your students with this fun, "Getting to Know You" writing lesson! Students create free verse poems about themselves and their interests while gaining practice using descriptive language and details. Attractive handouts take students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$5.25
84 ratings
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Character Traits Essay – Informative Writing - Here’s a literary essay made easy and ready to use with ANY text! This step-by-step resource is designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process of writing a character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.9, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.9, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.5...
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By Joy Sexton
Research can actually be motivating with this Writing an Informational Article resource designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process! Students choose topics of interest to research and create a 2-page typed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research
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By Joy Sexton
Narrative Writing will be exciting using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive and this engaging, step-by-step paperless resource! Students type into the slides responding to prompts that lead them through all steps of the writing process. An original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Microsoft OneDrive
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$6.95
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By Joy Sexton
The end of the year is a perfect time for this motivating writing project! Students write news stories about four experiences that stand out from their school year. They create their own newsletters using all steps of the writing process. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6
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REFUGEE (Alan Gratz) Free-writes resource contains 18 Journal-style writing prompts on attractive projectable slides. You’ll have a topic for each 3-chapter segment--Joseph, Isabel, Mahmoud. Includes a convenient Free-Writes Log for student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10
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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
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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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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