Joy Sexton

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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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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
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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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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
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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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A Long Way From Chicago Novel Guide will engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to the Common Core. Get students thinking deeply, close reading, and acquiring new vocabulary. In chapter-by-chapter sequence,
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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
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This novel guide for Holes contains two different student reading guides that allow students to make connections and enhance their comprehension when reading Louis Sachar's classic. The reading guides follow the book's events and cite specific
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Here’s a Crossing the Wire novel guide sure to get your students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing meaningful ideas. Chapter Response Pages allow students to analyze characters, settings, dialogue, figurative
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Where The Red Fern Grows FREE-WRITES – 20 Journal-style writing prompts on attractive projectable slides--One for every chapter! Includes a convenient Free-Writes Log for student responses. Perfect for the start of class as students reflect on
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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
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Where the Red Fern Grows Whole Novel Test with Common Core Stems will challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core. This carefully-prepared summative assessment for Wilson Rawls’ classic novel
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REFUGEE (Alan Gratz) End-of-Novel Test -This 40-question objective test is designed to be given after completing the novel Refugee. The test includes 20 multiple choice questions with A-D possible answers and 20 matching questions centered on
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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.


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!


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!


Master of Arts in English Literature from University of Central Florida


* 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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