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Bell Ringers - FULL YEAR Plus! Engage your students at the start of class with these dynamic Common Core Bell Ringers! The attractively-designed slides provide 5-7 minute warm-up activities that get students thinking and allow for those important
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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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Figurative Language Stations with Task Cards: Would you like your students more clear on figurative language and sound devices? Motivate them with this must-have creative STATION work! You get EIGHT different stations with task cards and inviting
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6th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Informational Text contains ten pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any informational text you
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PERSUASIVE WRITING PROJECT - Common Core - A FUN and motivating writing project that will allow your students to connect with the “real world,” write strong persuasive arguments, and practice speaking and presenting skills. Students tap
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FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Foldable Story Brochure will be a sure hit with your students as they practice Common Core skills in a fun format. This six-sided brochure contains prompts related to the short story so students can cite text evidence, make
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7th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Literature contains twelve pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any literature you choose to teach.
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SELFIE Free Verse Poem – 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 in using descriptive language and details. Attractive
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The Apostrophes Packet consists of a 4-page student handout that is visually attractive and sectioned off so that students can learn and have practice with the different rules for using apostrophes. The first two pages of the packet engage students
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TASK CARDS for BETTER WRITING - BUNDLE: Sentence Fragments, Run-On Sentences, Verb Tense Consistency, Repetitive Wording These are all 4 sets of my Task Cards for Better Writing bundled together for a 20% savings. See improvement in your
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CASEY AT THE BAT Foldable Poetry Brochure - Challenge your students to dig deeper into poetry while you engage them in a fun format! This six-sided brochure hits on all the important Common Core-aligned poetry skills with specific prompts related
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PAUL REVERE’S RIDE Foldable Poetry Brochure - Challenge your students to dig deeper into poetry while you engage them in a fun format! This six-sided brochure hits on all the important Common Core-aligned poetry skills with specific prompts related
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Monsters Are Due on Maple Street – CCSS-aligned resources that focus on vocabulary, plot details, characterization, and theme. Includes two different differentiated writing assignments with convenient grading sheets! This Product Includes: 1.
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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
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Students practice specific Common Core Reading Skills in a fun format creating newsletters and brochures that look great on display in your classroom. Use ANY literary texts you choose with these attractively-designed, easy-to-use products. Students
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Common Core Student Response Pages for Literature Grades 9 & 10 contains 18 pages of attractively-designed student-ready handouts that will have your students practicing the Common Core Reading Standards with any literature you choose to
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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 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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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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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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