Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching

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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach students the elements of persuasive writing and help them breeze through their next persuasive essay! This unit breaks everything down about persuasive essays into easy steps and provides practice at each step. Your students will understand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.5...
$19.94
$15.95
366
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Tired of hearing your students say they don't know what to write about? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! The high-interest images and variety of prompts will have your students begging for more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10
$21.94
$10.98
83
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach students to write outstanding persuasive and expository essays with this lesson bundle.The bundle includes the following two units:Persuasive/Argument Writing UnitExpository/Informative/Explanatory Writing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.2
$47.88
$28.98
58
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This activity is a great to tool to practice oral and written communication skills as well as reinforce math vocabulary, estimation, and measurement skills. It's perfect for reinforcing following directions, sub day plans, center activities and
Subjects:
Geometry, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 3.G.A.2, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3
$3.50
68
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Call it what you will - Expository, Informative, or Explanatory Writing - this bundle includes 12 lessons in planning and drafting writing process steps. Your students will be writing well-organized essays in two-to-three weeks! (Within the unit,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, Handouts
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
$27.94
$16.98
76
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach students to write outstanding introduction and conclusion paragraphs for persuasive essays and informative, explanatory, or expository essays.No matter what type of writing you are doing, writing opening and closing paragraphs can be extremely
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1a, W.5.1d, W.5.2a, W.5.2e, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1a, W.6.1e, W.6.2a...
$11.96
$8.98
80
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Do your students struggle with finding relevant facts from credible sources to support their writing? Or are they handling the research just fine, but need some help with paraphrasing and quoting information? Supporting details can make or break an
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.98
24
Digital Download ZIP (72.13 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These lessons make writing outstanding introduction and conclusion paragraphs for expository, informative, and explanatory essays simple.Opening paragraphs need three elements: hook, transition to thesis, and thesis statements.Closing paragraphs
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.98
60
Digital Download ZIP (61.83 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These lessons make writing outstanding introduction and conclusion paragraphs for persuasive essays simple.Opening paragraphs need three elements: hook, transition to thesis, and thesis statements.Closing paragraphs need three elements: connect to
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Lesson
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1a, W.5.1d, W.5.2a, W.5.2e, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1a, W.6.1e, W.6.2a...
$5.98
45
Digital Download ZIP (50.12 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach your students to know and address the audience and opposing views in their persuasive essays!My students had trouble with persuasive writing for years because I made too many assumptions about their understanding of audience and addressing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1a, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1b, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.4...
$5.98
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Digital Download ZIP (36.52 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This resource contains seven fun, cooperative activities for “To Serve Man,” [an episode of The Twilight Zone] perfect for Halloween or anytime! You can access this episode on Hulu, Netflix, CBS Access, or Amazon Prime. Activities provide practice
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$3.98
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Digital Download PDF (26.19 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! Included are 20 high-interest images and variety of prompts that will have your students begging for more time to write!The purpose of these writing prompts is to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
GATE, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (26.18 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Ever heard your students say, “I don’t know what to write”? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! Included are 20 high-interest images and variety of prompts that will have your students begging for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, GATE
$3.00
11
Digital Download ZIP (29.88 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Ever heard your students say, “I don’t know what to write”? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! These creepy, spooky, and otherworldly visual writing prompts are perfect for Halloween activities and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
GATE, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
69
Digital Download ZIP (27.05 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Tired of hearing your students say, “I don’t know what to write”? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! Included are 20 high-interest images and variety of prompts that will have your students begging
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
GATE, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10
$3.00
9
Digital Download ZIP (15.14 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Persuasive Writing lessons: These lessons break down how to take a position, organize ideas to make an outline, and draft body paragraphs for persuasive essays. When students know what to do, they will write!This download includes:EDITABLE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1a...
$7.98
10
Digital Download ZIP (50.75 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Ever heard your students say, “I don’t know what to write”? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! Included are 20 high-interest images and variety of prompts that will have your students begging for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
GATE, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10
$3.00
9
Digital Download ZIP (29.23 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This no-prep resource includes 25 prompts inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes, grouped into topics/themes: Perfect for MLK Day in January or any other time of year!– Goals / New Year’s Resolutions (Prompts 1 – 4)– Love & Hate (Prompts 5 –
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.98
10
Digital Download ZIP (23.83 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Do you dread reading your students' informative, explanatory, and expository essays? These six (6) lessons for the planning stage of the writing process are designed to prepare your students to write well-organized essays in two-to-three weeks that
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
$8.00
3
Digital Download ZIP (110.40 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This activity is great for Back-to-School and throughout the year to practice all aspects of narrative writing. It’s high-interest/low-pressure and produces some of the most entertaining stories you’ll see all year. If your students have a tendency
Subjects:
Short Stories, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$3.00
20
Digital Download ZIP (15.41 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! I'm the developer of Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges, and I pride myself on designing lessons for feel-good teaching moments. Please don't misunderstand me; this doesn't always mean "fun" teaching. (More about this in my "Teaching Style" section below.)

I was a classroom teacher for 10 years, and spent most of that time in Pasadena, California. My master's degree is in Design-Based Learning, which heavily informs my approach to STEM challenges. I've spent the last several years focused almost solely on developing multi-grade level/differentiated STEM challenges with supporting videos and PD because I've seen first-hand how dramatic using these types of cross-curricular, hands-on methods to deliver content can be in the classroom!

I'm pretty addicted to the power of STEM challenges at this point, but there are plenty of ways to engage students in higher-level thinking, and I'm all about any lesson that helps students become engaged, resilient, capable problem-solvers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

An effective classroom engages students in critical thinking and problem solving while stimulating creativity and curiosity. I teach using a hands-on, multi-sensory approach that nurtures and develops students' various talents and links content standards to meaningful experiences.

I believe in an academically rigorous, well-rounded, child-centered curriculum that fosters growth with high expectations and positive reinforcement.

Those moments when the students are fully engaged in rigorous content and actually enjoying it ... those are the feel-good teaching moments that make it easy to remember why you wanted to become a teacher in the first place. My aim is to fill my TpT store with resources that give teachers more of those moments and help reconnect you to your calling!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Teacher of Excellence Award (2010) Pasadena Rotary Club (One of five teachers selected in the Pasadena Unified School District)

- Altadena NAACP Teacher of the Year for San Rafael Elementary (2007)

- Pasadena Math Pipeline teacher; co-led district summer math trainings

- Successful grant writer
Pasadena Educational Foundation Grants
- 2004: Art Integration
- 2005: United Streaming Technology Infusion
- 2006: Digital Storytelling
- 2007: Math Magic
- LACOE Digital Voice Project Grant 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Design-Based Learning

B.S. in Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Connect with me:
www.stemchallenge.com
www.feelgoodteaching.com
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Contact me directly: kerry@feelgoodteaching.com

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