Joy Sexton

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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
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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
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.99
249 ratings
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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
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By Joy Sexton
The Giver Free-writes contains 12 Journal-style writing prompts on attractive projectable slides. Includes a convenient Free-Writes Log for student responses. Perfect for the start of class as students reflect on yesterday’s reading, or to get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
$3.50
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.99
2 ratings
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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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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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