Joy Sexton

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By Joy Sexton
This 6th 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 6.5 with any informational text you choose to teach. This page is part of my full
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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By Joy Sexton
This 7th 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 7.9 with any informational text you choose to teach (appropriate to the standard.)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Joy Sexton
This Common Core Student Response Page for Literature Grades 9 & 10 is a student-ready handout that will have your students practicing Common Core Standard RL 9-10.6 with any literature text you choose to demonstrate the standard. It’s entitled
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.6
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By Joy Sexton
Narrative Writing “Extend the Story” – Here’s a Common Core-aligned narrative writing assignment convenient to use after reading ANY story! Perfect for substitute plans, or for use in your own lessons. Students write an additional narrative page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3, W.9-10.3
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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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