Kimberly Dana
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Identifying the main or central idea is a literary skill often addressed on standardized tests. Make sure your students are prepared with these (40) engaging Main Idea Task Cards that focus on nonfiction, expository text. Task Cards can be
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Teaching mood and tone? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with these (32) Mood and Tone Task Cards. Product addresses mood (the reader's emotional response) and tone (the author's attitude) with excerpts from classic and
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Teaching irony? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with (30) Irony Task Cards that address situational, verbal, and dramatic irony - a literary concept often found on standardized tests. Answer key included. Task Cards are an
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Teaching transitional words and phrases? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with this comprehensive set of Transitional Words and Phrases Task Cards. These (32) Common Core-aligned task cards cover additive, adversative,
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Teaching inferences? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with these (32) Inference (Nonfiction) Task Cards. Product addresses this important reading comprehension skill with excerpts from nonfiction articles that simulate
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Author's Purpose is a reading and writing skill often found on standardized tests. Make sure your students are P-I-E certified with (40) engaging Author's Purpose task cards that address persuasive, informative, and entertaining texts. An effective
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Analogies can be challenging, so amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with Analogy Task Cards. Product includes (40) engaging analogy task cards that cover a variety of analogy formats, including synonym/antonym, part/whole, and
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Cause and effect is a reading comprehension skill often found on standardized tests. Amp up the rigor of this important skill with (40) engaging scenario task cards that students can analyze in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. An
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Fact and opinion is a concept often addressed on standardized tests. Make sure your students are prepared with these (40) engaging Fact and Opinion Task Cards that can be analyzed in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. Answer key included.
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Teaching theme? Amp up the fun and proficiency level of your students with (40) Fable Theme Task Cards. Student can read the fun, pithy fables and analyze the theme in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. An effective instructional tool and
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Comma usage is often assessed on standardized tests. Make sure your students are prepared with these (40) engaging Comma Task Cards that can be analyzed in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. Product addresses eight comma rules including
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Prepping your students for the big standardized test? Amp up the fun and watch your students' scores soar with the Ultimate ELA Standardized Test Prep Bundle. Product includes 120 Task Cards, that can be used year-round, and my best selling product
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Who Wants to Be a Figurative Language Millionaire is the perfect high interest, student friendly PowerPoint for teaching and assessing figurative language proficiency. Students will be fully engaged with this interactive, fun instructional tool that
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Teaching context clues? Amp up the rigor of this important reading comprehension skill with (40) engaging task cards that students can analyze in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. An effective instructional tool and alternative to boring
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Help your students deepen their analytical skills with thirty (30) engaging Close Reading Poetry Task Cards. Product includes prominent poems that are often seen on standardized tests and provides deep thinking questions that sharpen inferencing
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Teaching theme? Amp up the rigor and proficiency level in your classroom with these (32) Literary Theme Task Cards. Product provides excerpts from classic and popular literature with a multiple choice question addressing the most refined universal
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Who Wants to Be a Parts of Speech Millionaire is the perfect high interest, student friendly PowerPoint for teaching and assessing grammar proficiency. Students will be fully engaged with this interactive, fun instructional tool that makes you "the
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Commonly confused words are often seen on standardized tests. Amp up the fun and proficiency level of your students with (40) engaging task cards that cover words such as, there/their/they're, accept/except, principal/principle, etc. Task cards are
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Test Tips and Tricks is the ultimate Test Prep PowerPoint that will put you and your students at ease before taking any type of standardized test. PowerPoint includes guaranteed-to-succeed strategies, tips, and comprehensive test-taking terms
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Elements of Gothic Literature PowerPoint is a perfect way to introduce the gothic genre, Frankenstein, Dracula, or the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Presentation includes gothic influences in art and a formative assessment where students try their own
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English, ESL/ELL, Creative Writing Teacher Grades 6-12 • Award-Winning Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult Author Author Website: http://kimberlydana.com • Supervising Teacher/Mentor

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is hands-on, student-centered, literacy-based instruction that aligns with Common Core standards while addressing the differentiated needs of all students. I invite teachers to visit my author website at http://kimberlydana.com where I have writing tips for kids and other classroom goodies!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year – Los Angeles, CA 2010 National Eddy Award • California State Assembly Teaching Award, 2007 • Honorable Mention in Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women • National Nominating Committee, National Young Leaders State Conference in California and Tennessee • Featured in Entertainment Weekly for Student Poetry Website “Reviews in Rhyme” • National Council of Teachers of English – Author of “Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes” • Winner of John Huzzard Graduate Award for Best Thesis in Literature, Millersville University • Featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers • W.E.L. – Women in Educational Leadership • Multi-Award Winning Children's Picture Book - Pretty Dolls (Tate Publishing, 2011) by Reader Views, Character Building Counts, E.P.I.C., Pacific Northwest Writers Association • Best Young Adult Book - Cheerage Fearage (Wild Child Publishing, 2012) by New York Festival of Books, Readers Favorite, Writers Digest • Best Young Adult Book - Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive in Middle School (iUniverse, 2012) by San Francisco Festival of Books, New York Book Festival, Editor's Choice, Rising Star

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Administrative Certification • Millersville University, Millersville, PA – M.S. in English Education • Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA – Certification in Secondary Education/English/ESL • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN – B.A. in English, Minor in Communications • Dean’s List, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honorary Society • International Study Program, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Featured on NBC’s More at Midday as a middle school tween expert, Kimberly Dana is a multi-award-winning young adult and children's author. She is published by the National Council of Teachers of English, Parenthood, Your Teen, About Families, SI Parent, Sonoma Family Life, and the recipient of several writing honors from Writers Digest, Reader Views, the Pacific Northwest Writes Association, and various international book festivals. Other affiliations include the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition, where she serves as a judge for the annual eBook competition. Kimberly’s most recent books include her YA thriller, Cheerage Fearage, middle grade novel Lucy and CeCee’s How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School, and the delightful picture book, Pretty Dolls, voted Best Children’s Book of the Year by Reader Views and Character Building Counts. A lover of photography and experimental cooking, Kimberly lives in Nashville and Los Angeles with her husband and spoiled shih tzu. Kimberly Dana's teaching products have been featured in Common Core News.

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