Kelly Heyen

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Kelly Heyen
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Includes five different resources for classroom debates... Two graphic organizers for students to use during the research and preparation process. These include sections for the group to write down their argument and supporting reasons/facts,
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This project guides students through the process of writing and performing a Reader's Theater scene, based on a short story. The materials can be used with any fiction text, so it can be differentiated for leveled small groups or adapted for any
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My students had so much fun cracking this code using their copies of The Westing Game! When completed, the code reveals a key quote from the novel. This is a great activity to begin a discussion of major themes in the novel and how they are revealed
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Close-reading guide that can be used with any poem! Students highlight mood/tone words, similes, and metaphors in their poems, then complete mini graphic organizers on summarizing and determining theme. Can be used for teacher modeling during whole
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Seven editable final essay prompts for The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin. Students can choose from the prompts included, or have a certain prompt assigned to them. Prompts work well for both timed writing and formal essays! Topics covered
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This bundle includes resources that help teach students the difference between summarizing fiction stories and nonfiction texts. I use the "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then," method for fiction and main idea and three key details for nonfiction.
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A culminating activity for The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin. Includes 13 editable literature response project ideas/guidelines for students to choose from. Can also be adapted for other novels!
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R.A.F.T. is a great creative writing activity that gives students practice adapting their writing to fit different tasks and purposes! Students must focus their writing on a certain Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. The included lists work great
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Includes... 1. A student handout that explains Interactive Notebooks and gives guidelines for creating/using one. 2. An easy-to-use grading rubric for notebook checks!
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This editable document includes three different tools for managing student behavior... 1. Respectful Choices Checklist: I have used this as a quick end-of-the-day reflection tool with students who struggle with being respectful in the classroom. We
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This activity helps students distinguish between idioms' literal and figurative meanings. It includes eight editable sentences using idioms. Students must draw a picture of each idiom's silly, literal meaning, then use context clues to determine
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Simple form to guide parent-teacher conferences. Includes... 1. Three quick sections for teacher to fill out before the conference: Areas of High Achievement/Progress Areas for Growth Social/Personal Notes 2. One section to fill out during the
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This editable rubric can be used for scoring individual students or groups during a classroom debate! It assesses teamwork, use of facts and text evidence, organization, respect for the other team, presentation style, and understanding of the debate
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This slideshow is designed to accompany my "Writing a Reader's Theater Script" project, which you can also download from my shop! The presentation is designed to introduce the project to the whole class and guide students through the close reading
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Classroom library book check-out form. I keep mine on a clipboard on the side of one of our "Book Nook" shelves. The students use the form if they want to take one of my books home to read! It is simple for students to use, and helps me keep track
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I go over this handout with my students at the beginning of the year, and have them keep it in their ELA notebooks to refer to as needed! It explains the equivalency between the different grading scales (%, letter, and completion) and gives a short
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Students must find and capitalize all proper nouns in a short biographical text about Abraham Lincoln's early years.
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Editable rubrics for 5 different literature circle projects: themes, plot graphing, conflicts/solutions, character mapping, and setting. Includes a brief explanation/guidelines for each project!
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I have taught 5th grade for two years, and am embarking on my first year as an elementary gifted and talented teacher!

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Union University: Student Teacher of the Year, 2014 Graduated in Three Years, Summa Cum Laude, 2014

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