Joy Sexton

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Character Traits Essay – Informative Writing - Here’s a literary essay made easy and ready to use with ANY text! This step-by-step resource is designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process of writing a character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.9, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.9, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.5...
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Theme Essay writing will be a breeze with this motivating, step-by-step resource designed to lead your students through the entire process. Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting all four paragraphs! Use this theme essay
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.9, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.9, W.8.2...
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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
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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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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