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This "project menu" offers a wide selection of activities related to the short story The Landlady by Roald Dahl. It includes differentiated options that require students to write a continuation of the story, develop a visual for the story, and
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This project integrates elements of the popular show "Shark Tank" with persuasive techniques that allow students to create a product, marketing plan and presentation for the class. I have successfully used these documents that I've developed over
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This is a 10 question quiz with questions that apply elements of fiction to the story "The Landlady," rather than basic recall. 7 questions relate examples from the story to setting, characters, plot, point of view, conflict, antagonist, and
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This is a pdf worksheet of 26 questions about To Kill a Mockingbird that relates the film to the book. This worksheet ends with several questions about the effectiveness of the film. Questions are open-ended, and generally do not require an
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Looking for a new, fresh approach to teaching text features? This worksheet starts with CONTENT, so that students make the important connection that text features are based on what the text itself says! Students have been learning text features
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I designed this assignment for my 7th graders, but it would be appropriate for grades 6-12. It gives guidelines for a speech and corresponding handout and includes a rubric. It is written generically so that any teacher can simply print this out to
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Word Wednesdays are weekly student presentations where the student researches a word to teach to the class. Includes the following documents: - Directions & sample handout - Separate rubric (PDF) for easy printing and use - Sign-up sheet
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This document gives clear, step-by-step directions for students to create a Wordle from the text of an article. By creating a Wordle for the main ideas, students are able to focus on key words and phrases and remove any words that do not relate to
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Engage students with a differentiated project menu based on the short story "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl, and follow it up with a quiz based on elements of fiction. The quiz includes both multiple choice and short-answer questions that tests
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This activity is perfect for small groups of students to review the Elements of Fiction. This encourages team work, collaboration and communication skills as students match definitions to words--- but each word has a definition that matches a word
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If you assign a daily journal but dread grading them, you'll appreciate this rubric! This rubric allows you to grade daily journals for completion AND for quality, while also providing relevant feedback! How I use this document: As their bell
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Whether you are just a beginner with using literature circles in your classroom or if you love the structure but your students haven't mastered writing strong questions for discussions, this resource is perfect for you! These literature circle
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Do you want your students to write STRONG thesis statements? Use this PowerPoint with a superhero theme! The slides answer the following questions: What is a thesis? How do I form a thesis statement? What should my thesis be about? I want a
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This is a rubric to be used with learning goals and learning goal scales. It gives specific examples under each level of the learning goal scale (0 - 4) of what students are able to do. It is more effective than simply using a learning goal scale
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Students typically struggle with persuasive essays (especially in middle school!) because it's difficult to teach the complex nuances between expository and persuasive/argumentative writing. This powerpoint, using techniques adapted from Brian
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This assignment and rubric is a must for any project involving utopian societies. It is recommended that students read excerpts of Thomas More's "Utopia" first, and then do this activity before studying dystopias. This easy-to-follow assignment
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Whether you are just a beginner with using literature circles in your classroom or if you love the structure but your students haven't mastered writing strong questions for discussions, this resource is perfect for you! These literature circle
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This worksheet should be used during chapters 17-20 of the courtroom scene in TKAM. It helps students to keep track of the important information revealed during each witness cross-examination, especially since it is easy for students to miss some of
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The 21st Century Skills are more important than ever, and this document allows students to track their progress toward mastery. The students keep this document in their data folders, so it's easily accessible. Each of the seven skills is divided
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This quiz uses key quotes from Chapters 1-8 of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Each quote is matched up to a character from the story that represents that character in some way. Part 2 of the quiz requires the student to select two quotes and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Six years of experience teaching Language Arts and Reading at the middle school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating graphic organizers for my students and making learning hands-on. My students are encouraged to discuss and participate, as well as learn through collaboration!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Received a nomination for Teacher of the Year 2014 - Kuiper Scholarship from Calvin College for English Secondary Education program

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Arts in English awarded from Calvin College Minor in English as a Second Language Professional Certificate for English for Grades 6-12. Reading Endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happily married and living in sunny Central Florida! When I'm not busy with school, I love relaxing on my porch with my two dogs.

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