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By Joy Sexton
Out of the Dust: This Common Core-aligned novel unit will allow your students to focus on all the important concepts in the novel, section by section, along with vocabulary, writing, and a web quest to acquaint them with historical background on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$12.75
210 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$13.50
161 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
Differentiated Short Response/ Exit Slips for Literature contains 27 different standards-based short tasks for students designed in 81 convenient half-sheets that can be used with any literature! Each topic is differentiated (3 separate slips per
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Task Cards
$8.75
210 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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, students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$9.50
131 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
Parts of Speech PowerPoint with Student Handout will engage your students and allow you to teach the concepts with ease! An attractive 5-page student handout is included for note-taking that directly aligns to the slideshow so that students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Multimedia
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1
$4.99
101 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$7.95
58 ratings
3.9
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By Joy Sexton
The Capital Letters Complete Review Packet – Grades 5-8 consists of 14 pages of attractive handouts with practice activities and quizzes to refresh students on all the rules for capitalization. Two main study guides provide clearly stated rules and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.75
69 ratings
4.0
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Response Packet will help students keep track of all of the play’s exciting twists and turns. Neatly designed in scene-by-scene sequence and focused on standards-based topics, prompts include analyzing text details and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Novel Study
$6.99
57 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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...
$5.50
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Novel Study
$6.50
73 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
Common Core Short Response/Exit Slips for ANY Literature contains 27 different standards-based short tasks for students designed in convenient half-sheets that can be used with any literature! The Response Slips are great for short assessment with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Task Cards
$4.95
52 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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...
$5.50
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4.0
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By Joy Sexton
“Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” will be fun to read and analyze with this interactive FLIP BOOK! Students easily assemble the flip books and practice higher-level thinking skills in pairs, small groups, or independently. Students will make inferences,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
$4.95
2 ratings
4.0
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“The Ransom of Red Chief” will be fun to read and analyze with this interactive FLIP BOOK! Students easily assemble the flip books and practice higher-level thinking skills in pairs, small groups, or independently. Students will make inferences,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
$4.95
1 rating
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By Joy Sexton
REFUGEE (Alan Gratz) Vocabulary Study with Quizzes – Help students understand and acquire new vocabulary while reading the novel Refugee. This 60-word vocabulary study is easy to use with no prep. Handouts with definitions and practice exercises
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.6.4d, L.7.4, L.7.4d, L.8.4, L.8.4d
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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
FREE
12 ratings
3.9
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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
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
81 ratings
4.0
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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
FREE
3 ratings
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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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