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By Joy Sexton
Diary of Anne Frank Student-Ready Packet is an attractively-designed ready-to-hand-out resource based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is aligned with the Common Core Standards, most specifically RL8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Printables
$8.95
493 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
OUTSIDERS: Here's an Outsiders unit that will engage your students with standards-based literacy activities as they read S.E. Hinton's classic novel. The Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$18.99
417 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
GIVER – A Common Core-Aligned novel unit sure to engage your students in meaningful thinking, writing, and discussion when reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Chapter-by-Chapter Response Pages challenge students to dig deep into the text to analyze
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6...
$18.99
406 ratings
4.0
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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
8th 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 choose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Assessment
$6.50
186 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
7th 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 choose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Assessment
$6.50
161 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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 choose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.50
166 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
NIGHT - This Novel Guide for Elie Wiesel’s Night will keep students thinking and enhance their understanding from the first page of the novel to the last. Common Core-aligned response pages, web quest, vocabulary, and theme essay.Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Novel Study
$9.00
107 ratings
3.9
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By Joy Sexton
Substitute or Everyday Common Core Literature Writing Activities contains six different one-page writing assignments that can be paired with ANY story, drama, or novel. Perfect for sub plans, just choose a short story or a chapter in the class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.3, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.2, W.8.3
$5.50
73 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
6th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Literature contains thirteen 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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Assessment
$6.50
137 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
8th Grade Common Core Student Response Pages for Literature contains thirteen 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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Assessment
$6.50
121 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1, W.7.1a...
$6.95
100 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
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 using descriptive language and details. Attractive handouts take students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$5.25
84 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
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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$6.50
104 ratings
4.0
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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
Here’s a Crossing the Wire novel guide sure to get your students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing meaningful ideas. Chapter Response Pages allow students to analyze characters, settings, dialogue, figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
$8.99
42 ratings
4.0
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By Joy Sexton
Writing informational essays will be exciting with this complete resource that breaks the process down into manageable steps! Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting their introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Five
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$11.50
53 ratings
4.0
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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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