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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1...
$5.00
145
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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2...
$4.25
127
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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2, CCRA.L.1...
$4.25
91
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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1...
$4.25
73
Digital Download PDF (2.17 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Tickle your students' funny bones as you teach the universal concept of puns with this engaging, interactive 50-slide PowerPoint. Presentation introduces the concept of wordplay and has tons of humorous examples with kid-friendly pictures.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4, L.9-10.4, L.11-12.4, CCRA.L.4
$4.50
26
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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.5.9, RL.6.9, RL.7.9, RL.8.9, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.9, W.5.9, W.6.9, W.7.9, W.8.9, W.9-10.9...
$4.50
36
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By Kimberly Dana
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2...
$4.25
83
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By Kimberly Dana
Teaching characterization? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with these (32) Characterization Task Cards where traits are revealed through S.T.E.A.L. (Speech, Thoughts, Effect on Others, Actions, and Looks). Answer key
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1...
$4.50
34
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By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
$4.25
47
Digital Download PDF (2.16 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.L.1
$19.00
$12.50
51
Bundle
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching irony? Hold your students accountable with the Irony Test that addresses situational, verbal, and dramatic irony. This Common Core-aligned assessment will let you know in no time who is advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
L.7.1, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.3, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2...
$4.00
30
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Tweens and teens love chills and thrills! Kick off "The Landlady" with this engaging, student-friendly 38-slide PowerPoint. Presentation includes facts on Roald Dahl, pre-reading vocabulary, prediction questions, character descriptions, and Common
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$4.75
28
Digital Download PPTX (0.97 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching The House on Mango Street? This 90-page product bundle is all you need for a rigorous, engaging Common Core aligned unit. Product includes a 45-slide PowerPoint, 18-page study guide with activities and answer key, 11-page final exam test
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Novel Study
$17.25
$12.50
18
Bundle
By Kimberly Dana
Tweens and teens love chills and thrills! Kick off a unit - or an exhilarating lesson - of intense suspense with this all-inclusive 38-slide PowerPoint "The Elevator." Presentation includes the text, anticipatory questions, probable passage, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1...
$4.50
22
Digital Download PPTX (0.38 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching characterization? Hold your students accountable with the Characterization Test. This Common Core-aligned assessment will let you know in no time who is advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic in this important ELA skill. Multiple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$4.00
19
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee?" This 45-slide all-inclusive PowerPoint is all you need to guarantee a stimulating, thought provoking, Common Core-aligned lesson. Slides include the text, informative facts on Poe, prevailing themes,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$4.50
22
Digital Download PPTX (0.70 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Need a comprehensive English Language Arts Final Exam Test? Hold your students accountable with this Common Core-aligned assessment that addresses important ELA skills, such as grammar, vocabulary, reading fiction/nonfiction, and writing. In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$4.25
9
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching The Twilight Zone play, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street?" Introduce this gripping play of suspense and conformity with an engaging, student-friendly 36-slide PowerPoint. Presentation includes facts on The Twilight Zone, pre-reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1...
$4.25
17
Digital Download PPTX (0.74 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1, CCRA.W.1
$4.75
35
Digital Download PDF (2.60 MB)
By Kimberly Dana
Teaching main or central idea? Hold your students accountable with the Main Idea Test. This Common Core-aligned assessment will let you know in no time who is advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic in this important ELA skill. Multiple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$4.00
22
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Literacy Specialist, 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 with her husband and spoiled shih tzu. Kimberly Dana's teaching products have been featured by N.C.T.E. and in Common Core News.

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