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By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (11.50 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.15
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.12 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
Who doesn't love Cornell Notes?! When my school went 1:1 with Chromebooks last year, I converted everything to digital files. This product includes a great .pdf Cornell Notes template as well as super easy to use Google Doc version that can be
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Other, Printables, Google Apps
$1.15
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.27 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.93 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$4.25
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.04 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
15 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
13 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$0.99
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, English
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
$2.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (12.90 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.75
3 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
This .pdf comes with a colorful classroom poster that can be blown up at your local office supply store and a student handout so each of your students can have the question starters with them for reference.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.26 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$0.99
4 ratings
3.9
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By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.25
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.99 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.25
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Classroom Forms
$0.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Koch's Odds N' Ends
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$3.75
2 ratings
3.5
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach 9th grade English, yearbook, and journalism at a public high school 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 at an outpatient clinic in Mesa as well. We love to spend much of our time together watching classic movies and cooking.

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