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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students identify different types of figurative language including: simile, metaphor, personification, allusion, idioms, puns, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. You might also like... Figurative Language Color by Number
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5
$2.75
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students will use close reading skills and cite text evidence to prove their case in this "Tell Tale Heart" Mock Trial. Students will read the short story "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Then students will view a short mock trial procedure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students will identify figurative language from Christmas stories, novels, and carols in this color by number activity. This activity is a fun way to review figurative language during the Christmas season. Figurative language included: simile,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
40 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Great for the End of the Year...students identify the three types of irony (dramatic, situational, and verbal) in this fun color by number activity. My middle school students love doing these! You might also like... Figurative Language Color by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.8.6
$2.50
36 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
A set of movie questions to accompany the movie Soul Surfer. I teach this book as an additional text in a unit on memoirs. The students usually request to watch the movie. This set of questions keeps them focused (not that they need it...this is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.2...
$3.00
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4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
This bundle contains five color by number activities for language arts classes. These activities are designed for upper elementary and middle school students. They are great to include on sub days, as homework assignments, or just a quiet activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$12.50
$8.00
19 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Great for the End of the Year...students will identify simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences in this fun color by number activity. This activity is great for the end of the year or when you need an engaging activity for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.7.1
$2.50
28 ratings
3.9
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Review the types of irony, fairy tale elements, and plot! This is a set of 15 questions to accompany the movie Shrek. Also included are two brief review boxes that cover common fairy tale elements and the types of irony. There are questions that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.9
$3.00
20 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
These movie questions could be used for language arts or United States History. There are 20 questions in all. Topics covered are: Theme, Setting, Conflict, Segregation, Desegregation of Schools, and Jim Crow Laws. FOLLOW ME! Just click the green
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, RH.6-8.7
$3.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
This activity is a fun way for students to practice identifying the different moods of a verb: indicative, interrogative, imperative, conditional, and subjective. Students are given a sentence and three choices. They identify the correct verb mood
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.8.1c
$2.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
This verb moods bundle contains five great products for one low price! PowerPoint Presentation Practice and Review Worksheet Sentence Sorting Activity Abstract Design Color by Number Verb Moods Task Cards You might also like... Verbals
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
L.8.1c
$6.00
30 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
20 questions that go along with the 2014 version of Annie. These questions can be used with the movie and to assess some language arts standards. FOLLOW ME! Just click the green star at: Kims-Middle-School-Mania AND Check out some of my other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.6.3, RL.7.3, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.3
$3.00
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students identify different types of figurative language including: simile, metaphor, personification, allusion, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. You might also like... Figurative Language Color by Number Figurative Language Task
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5
$2.00
26 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
These movie questions are aligned to the ELA Common Core standards. They contain questions related to literary elements such as theme, character traits, and foreshadowing. 25 Questions! FOLLOW ME! Just click the green star at: Kim's Middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.2, RL.8.3
$3.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students can practice identifying figurative language while having fun with this Halloween Color by Number! You might also like... Figurative Language Bundle Language Arts Movie Questions HUGE Bundle Grade 8 Common Core Language Bundle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
In this puzzle, students are given an example of figurative language, and they must place the correct figurative language term into the puzzle. There are 10 examples of figurative language including: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Lines form popular Christmas Carols are used to practice identifying figurative language in the matching worksheet. A fun way to review during the holiday season! Figurative language included: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, allusion,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
13 ratings
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Students choose from 15 pairs that are close in meaning to select the word with the most positive connotation. Includes a review of the terms denotation and connotation and a reminder of how the connotation of a word can affect the tone and mood of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Assess Southwest Asia's/the Middle East's physical geography standards, content literacy standards, and differentiate instruction with this choice board activity! Students will complete three activities of their choice diagonally, vertically or
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Kim's Middle School Mania
Great end of the year activity; 20 movie questions to accompany the movie Inside Out. Students get to watch a movie while assessing their knowledge of narrative elements and figurative language. Skills assessed are: metaphor, allusion,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Movie Guides
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for middle school for 22 years. I have taught 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the areas of language arts and social studies. I currently teach 8th grade language arts. I also served as the Model United Nations adviser for 14 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is definitely based on getting the attention of my students. If you want kids to learn you have to get them excited about the material. Now, I know that not everything can be fun, but if you can find a way to hook your students with the fun stuff, they will continue to be engaged when the material is a little, shall we say, "boring"!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was the 2007 teacher of the year at my school. I am currently our school's English Language Arts Department Head.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated in 1996 from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education and in 2016 with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I also have a Teacher Support Specialist endorsement and the Gifted Endorsement.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children. A 15 year old daughter Hilarie, who plays travel softball, and keeps me on the run all the time! I also have a son, Justin, who is a Junior at Georgia Southern University where he is a marketing major.

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