Laney Lee

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United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi
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By Laney Lee
Students will read a short 2 page description of the water cycle including info on the states of matter and all the main processes of water movement. Afterwards, students complete 3 pages of practice including: determining where water can be found
Subjects:
General Science, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
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Students will read a short 2 page description of density and how it relates to science concepts such as: wind, ocean currents, and plate tectonics. They will calculate density for several samples to determine if they are real gold. Finally, students
Subjects:
General Science, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
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By Laney Lee
Students will read a short 2 page description of cancer and how it relates to DNA and the cell cycle. They will learn reasons why cancer is hard to treat, how it's caused, and common types of cancer and what treatments we use. Great for homework,
Subjects:
Biology, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$2.50
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By Laney Lee
Students will read a short example of each of the types of symbiotic relationships: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. They will then summarize their learning in a table. Finally, students will read 4 examples of symbiosis and determine for
Subjects:
Biology, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$3.50
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By Laney Lee
Every year as I teach biology the subject of twins inevitably gets brought up. What are twins? How are they formed? Assign this easy to check guided reading to extend your students' learning or as an introduction. Great for homework, reteaching, or
Subjects:
Biology, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$3.50
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By Laney Lee
A great resource to help you improve questioning!8 pages of question stems ready to apply in your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Professional Documents
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my career in my home state of Tennessee teaching grade 7 science. After four years there, I decided to make the jump into international teaching. I've been in Abu Dhabi at an American International School ever since! Working abroad has given me the opportunity to learn how to incorporate literacy into all of my lessons, as ELL is a big factor here. That being said, academic vocabulary was always a struggle for my students in America as well, and I'd argue that these strategies are important for students from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, my 9 years in the classroom have seen big improvements in my classroom management skills. After spending years waking up every morning with anxiety over what might occur in my classroom that day, I finally decided to apply myself completely to studying management techniques and styles. Today, this is somewhat of a passion for me and I have a huge place in my heart for other teachers who are new or struggling. I have been there, and I know how hard it is. I genuinely believe improvement is possible for everyone! Please reach out to me if you'd like to discuss this further.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style, as a middle school teacher, begins with classroom management. Above all else, I strive to create a structured environment so that my students feel safe. We take time to enjoy one another in my class, and to that end I like to incorporate a lot of art in my teaching. "Mandatory Coloring Time" is a staple in my room that incites a few eye-rolls from current students, but past students always tell me they miss it. I always make time for relaxing together and casual chats. With all of that being said, though, developing scientific thinking and science literacy is truly my passion. I aim to strengthen students' ability to critically assess information that they hear or see online to determine bias and statistical errors. Similarly, reading nonfiction text is a major focus in my classroom as the ultimate goal is to equip students to become autonomous and lifelong learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. My areas of focus are math and science, and due to chance I've primarily taught science since my first position. Math remains a passion of mine.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My presence on TPT insinuates my passion for creating rigorous resources. Bigger than that, though, is my dedication to being a helper to other educators and using my experience and skills to make science accessible for all students. That being said, I know the feeling of waking up and needing a little extra fluff for my lesson all too well! I'm a returning customer to this site, so I know that every sale I make saved a busy teacher some time. That's what keeps me going.

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