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This is a hands-on matching game! Match the Monster (paragraph) to the Mustache (topic sentence)! Students have so much fun putting the mustaches on the monsters. Great for review or practice! This product comes as a .pdf file. Just print and cut
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This is a SOAPSTone worksheet template. I found that when my students were asked to use a the SOAPSTone strategy they had a difficult time remembering what to put in each category's designated box. I attempted to resolve this issue by putting the
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This is one of my favorite activities that I do with my students during the school year! This close reading packet touches on so many different reading/writing/speaking/listening strategies I don't think I can list them all. -Vocabulary
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This bulletin board kit displays the three levels of Costa's Questioning and Thinking. Each level category comes with 10+ question starters/discussion prompts. I find this particular display to be especially useful in preparation for Socratic
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This activity is a huge hit my classroom! It uses Katy Perry's "Firework" and Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" to help students understand and practice identifying extended metaphor. This activity includes lyric pages for both songs (for marking
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This is a TPCASTT worksheet template. I found that when my students were asked to use a the TPCASTT strategy they had a difficult time remembering what to put in each category's designated box. I attempted to resolve this issue by putting the
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I use this presentation every year with my students. I have them take Cornell Notes as we go over the basic information on dystopian literature. It's a really great introduction for their dystopian novel study! The presentation includes the
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This activity is my favorites that we do during our dystopian novel study! Students choose one of their favorite/most significant pages of their novels and turn them into poetry and beautiful works of art. Not only is this activity loads of fun, but
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This is a FULL lesson plan/activity to teach students how to write a basic paragraph using textual evidence and accompanying commentary. This is practically a print and teach product (the only thing missing is your choice of articles). This activity
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This is a fun activity that I use every year! A lot of my students have a difficult time realizing that emotions can be broken down into very specific feelings and that makes it difficult for them to understand mood and tone. I like to use this
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This activity is a great way to gauge student comprehension of a dystopian novel while also gauging student understanding of dystopian genre concepts. I give my students this chart when they are a couple of chapters into their novel and let them
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This activity is a huge hit my classroom! It uses Tom Cochran's "Life Is A Highway" and David Guetta's (feat.Sia) "Titanium" to help students understand and practice identifying extended metaphor. This activity includes lyric pages for both songs
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This student behavior form is something I use all year-long in my classroom. I find them to be effective because it allows the student to reflect on their behavior and holds them accountable for their future actions in my classroom. I keep completed
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I use this worksheet after reading "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury with my students. We complete this worksheet in preparation for a socratic seminar and use the questions during the seminar to guide discussion. -"The Veldt" is NOT included in this
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This is a three-part activity for practicing and reinforcing prior-knowledge on figurative language. I usually use this activity as an introduction to TPCASTT or a general refresher. Part 1- Identifying figurative language and its importance Part
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This .pdf includes three different comprehension quizzes and corresponding key for the dystopian novel, The Giver. I use these quizzes every year as a quick comprehension check as my students read the novel. The .pdf file comes with the
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These higher level questions are great for class discussion, essay questions, writing prompts, and even socratic seminar topics! I use these in my classroom every year (in a variety of ways) and am always pleased with how my students respond. These
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I use this activity after reading either when reviewing literary elements or when introducing the topic of symbolism to my students for the first time. The definition article is a great reference for students to keep for reference throughout the
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Parts of Speech Poster Pack! This poster pack is for the seven basic parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection). Posters come as an 8.5" x 11" .pdf file, but can easily be blown up at your local office
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This worksheet is a plot map template for dystopian novels. The design matches the rest of the dystopian items in my shop and the plot map itself guides students through the various sections of a dystopian novel with questions and reminds This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching 8th grade English and Honors English for two years at a public junior high in Mesa, Arizona.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love hands-on learning. I love to get my students involved in their own education. It holds them accountable and keeps them engaged!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Secondary Education-English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband, puppy, and I live in sunny (and hot) Mesa, Arizona. My husband works as a physical therapist technician but will be starting a physical therapy doctorate program this coming school year. We love to spend much of our time together watching classic movies and cooking.

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