Joy Sexton

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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...
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Joy Sexton
Your students will love creating teen magazines with this authentic writing project that directly aligns with the Common Core! In groups, students engage in Research, Persuasive, and Informative writing as they write, edit, assemble, and publish
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Projects, Assessment
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The end of the year is a perfect time for this motivating writing project! Students write news stories about four experiences that stand out from their school year. They create their own newsletters using all steps of the writing process. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6
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Here’s a short, motivating research project where students engage in inquiry to pursue a topic of interest. Students think critically to create two questions about their topic to research. The final product is an informative Q & A page designed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.7, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.7, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.5...
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By Joy Sexton
Students design attractive posters that recommend choice novels they have read. This is a short assignment and the posters look amazing on display! Requirements include title, author, a 4-5 sentence "blurb", a 2-sentence "personal recommendation," 2
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
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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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