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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 the Common Core Standards, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Printables
$8.95
513 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS: Here's an Outsiders unit that will engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, 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...
$18.99
432 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.99
287 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.99
262 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study
$15.99
223 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$12.75
214 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
NIGHT - This Novel Guide for Elie Wiesel’s Night will keep students thinking and enhance their understanding from the first page of the novel to the last. Common Core-aligned response pages, web quest, vocabulary, and theme essay.Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
$9.00
111 ratings
3.9
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By Joy Sexton
The Outsiders Short Constructed Response Questions give your students a jump start on state test practice while reading a novel they love! This resource contains 12 different prompts, one based on each chapter, that are sure to have your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$5.95
79 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
Your students will practice a multitude of Common Core skills while they enjoy reading The Shakespeare Stealer with this 17-page Novel Guide ready to hand out as you go!In chapter-by-chapter sequence, each page of the student guide is attractively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$7.95
58 ratings
3.9
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By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS Free-Writes - Engage you students with these 12 journal-style writing prompts for S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (one for every chapter) on attractive slides. Product also includes a convenient 4-page “Free-Writes Log” handout for student
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1
$3.50
24 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
REFUGEE - This Refugee Novel Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to the Common Core. Students will enjoy analyzing the text, discussing important ideas, and acquiring new vocabulary as they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, 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...
$24.99
$21.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS Vocabulary Study – Help students understand and acquire new vocabulary while reading S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders with this 40-word vocabulary study. Easy-to-use, no-prep handouts with definitions and practice help students understand word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4, L.9-10.4
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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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