Joy Sexton

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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
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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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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 and
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The Hobbit Novel Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to the Common Core. Get students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing meaningful ideas as they read
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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
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HATCHET TEST – Full Novel with Common Core Stems – Challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core on this carefully-prepared summative assessment for Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet. The test consists of 30
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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
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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
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Book Report Extraordinaire for Independent Reading offers students the choice of 3 book response assignments designed for different learning styles. Students demonstrate comprehension of their independent novel while also practicing Common Core
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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,
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GIVER Short Constructed Response Questions allow your students a jump start on state test practice while reading a novel they love! This resource contains 11 different prompts, one every two chapters, that are sure to have your students practicing
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The Outsiders Short Constructed Response Questions give your students a jump start on state test practice while reading a novel they love! This resource contains 12 different prompts, one based on each chapter, that are sure to have your students
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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
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If your middle school students are reading independent novels, here is a simple, ready-to-distribute Book Response Assignment designed in 2 parts: students demonstrate that they have read and understood the novel's events AND also provide their
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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
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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
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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
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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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MINI-BOOK FOLDABLE for Independent Novels – Motivate your students with this Mini-Book assessment for Independent Novels! Students will enjoy creating these mini-books based on their choice reading. Students use text details to demonstrate their
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The Giver Free-writes contains 12 Journal-style writing prompts on attractive projectable slides. Includes a convenient Free-Writes Log for student responses. Perfect for the start of class as students reflect on yesterday’s reading, or to get
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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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