Karen Mowery
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Karen Mowery
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"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better! Samuel Beckett".
 
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This informational text mini-unit uses a crime scene scenario to review summarizing, inference and prediction, and sequence of events. Included is a brief presentation powerpoint to introduce the daily clues, role cards for cooperative learning,
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for discussion starters as well. There is
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This unit uses Bob's murder in The Outsiders to practice citing textual evidence to solve the case. Students will read, analyze, infer, identify and develop character traits, cite, research, write, state a position and support it.
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This common-core aligned activity for The Outsiders uses excerpts of text from ch.1-3 to engage students in a close reading to analyze character traits using dialogue. Students will use annotation as they read through short excerpts of text. They
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This is a phenomenal deal! Included in this package is everything you need to teach a great mini-unit incorporating vocabulary building skills, writing, and foreign words and phrases. This package includes a 30 slide Prezi presentation with
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This informational text graphic organizer incorporates the common core standards for reading info texts. The standards are presented in student-friendly language and accompanied by illustrations that appeal to students while making the standard
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This package includes three weeks of entrance and exit cards to begin and end your novel study about The Outsiders. The entrance card asks a question that will require students to relate the themes of identity and acceptance to their own lives.
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This activity is intended to be used as a close reading for an excerpt from ch.10 of The Outsiders. Students will read and annotate an excerpt of text. They will write a brief reflection to set the context of the excerpt. Next, they will look for
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.9-12 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for
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These task cards ask students to create an absurd simile to explain a learned English-Language Arts concept. This pack of simile cards covers Informational Text, Parts of Speech, Research, the Writing Process, and the 6+1 Traits of Writing for a
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.4-5 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity that pairs with ch.6-8 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after the viewing. These can be used for
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This reading strategy supports student analysis through creating complex text-dependent questions, which can be used as a discussion starter or study tool. For this activity, students will create three kinds of questions that will require them to
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This lesson plan uses a Chuck Palahniuk quote to introduce the idea of originality. Students will mind-map ideas about originality, study the connotative meaning of the word original using dialectical journals and accountable talk. They will write a
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Quarterly independent reading projects for an entire year of Honors English. This on-going project is based on 8th grade common-core standards for reading literature and informative texts, research, writing, and speaking & listening. The
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A parts of speech review that incorporates movement, rhythm, repetition, writing, think-pair-share, reciprocal teaching, cooperative learning, and Cornell notes.
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This Prezi presentation can be used as an introduction or review of run-on sentences. It incorporates videos from youtube that define clauses, sentence types, and offers silly examples of what run-on sentences do to the reader. Also included are
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This Powtoon video presentation introduces ten logical fallacies with examples. I have also included guided notes for students to follow along. This is a quick way to bring the idea of fallacies into the classroom. It is also a great video for
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The Outsiders: Novel Project offers three choices for final student projects to show comprehension of the novel's themes, as well as the mood and tone of the novel. Each of the projects offers flexibility for student grouping and a working time
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This movie viewing guide is a Common Core-aligned analysis activity for the first 30 minutes of the movie, which pairs with ch.1-3 in the novel. Students will answer active viewing questions while screening the film and reflection questions after
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8 years experience teaching Middle School English-Language Arts and Read180.

MY TEACHING STYLE

high-energy, in-depth, hands-on, discovery learning, project-based learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2008-2009 Green Apple Award 2009-2010 Green Apple Award 2011-2012 CMCEA Spotlight Teaching Award 2012-2013 Distinguished Educator of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated Austin Peay State University 2007 with a degree in English and my minor in Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about teaching. I love my students and nothing makes me happier than seeing them succeed. The rest of my time is occupied by traveling, reading, writing, spending time with my husband, and our cats and dogs.