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Summary and Response Essays - Complete Unit. This packet is a step-by-step, in-depth process for writing a summary and response essay. This packet contains a full sample article and a full sample essay that are used throughout to demonstrate the
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Synonyms and Antonyms. This is a bundled package containing 32 synonym matching cards and 32 antonym matching cards. These products are available separately, but if you buy them together, you save money! Help your students learn synonyms, or words
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. School Uniforms - Should Students Wear Uniforms? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should wear
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MLA Format - In-text Citations. This Power Point presentation goes through the basics of in-text citations for articles in a logical way with clear examples. This product will be updated as the Modern Language Association updates its guidelines.
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The amount of material needed to teach the common core standards can be overwhelming at times, but you can keep it all in one place and organized with this system. The three-ring binder- ready organizers have each standard written out on a cover
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Common Core Progress Report and Chart. Eighth Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Eighth Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and has
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Idioms Power Point Presentation. Teach your students idioms with this power point presentation. It has clear explanations and examples, and practice defining idioms. Great to spark interaction and discussion. This product is part of a money-saving
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ABC Writing Practice Book. This cute book is a great addition to your centers or as a daily warm-up activity. Each letter has a half-page with an illustration, upper case letters and lower case letters in solid type and dashed type for tracing, then
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Common Core Progress Report and Chart - Seventh Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Seventh Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and
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Fall Informational Reading – All About Candy Corn Halloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This All About Candy Corn packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and
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Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary. Power Point Presentation, handouts and exercises. Learning when and how to use quotes, paraphrase, and summary is essential for writing research papers. This Power Point and coordinating handouts explain the
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Back to School Class Rules Activity. Instead of giving a dry presentation on class rules and policies, engage students with this collaborative activity. This is how it works: Start with your non-negotiable general rules. Included is a poster that
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Shakespeare's Hamlet Quote Posters. Nine full-color posters with quotes from Shakespeare's Hamlet and original artwork. Also included are the same posters with white backgrounds to save ink. Decorate your room with thoughts from one of Shakespeare's
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Passive voice and active voice are demystified in this Power Point presentation. Passive and active voice are clearly explained with examples and an exercise/quiz. This is a stand-alone product, or you can pair it with my worksheets and quizzes or
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Fall Informational Reading – The Mystery of the Salem Witches Solved? Halloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This packet contains an informational article on how a fungus in the rye crop may have
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7th Grade Common Core Standards ELA Posters. The 8 1/2" x 11" posters are color coded with a vibrant chevron background and use the exact wording from the common core standards. A great way to display the standards in your classroom! Common Core
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This Figurative Language Matching Card Game can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You can use it as a Concentration style game, or use the cards face up if your students are new to the terms. Full instructions and variations included.
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Informational Reading Passage – Why the QWERTY keyboard? This packet includes an informational article about how the QWERTY keyboard was developed and why we still use it today, even though there is no real reason behind it. After a close reading
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Winter Informational Reading Bundle Avalanches, Extreme Winter Sports, Snowflakes, and Hibernation. Bring some seasonal fun into the classroom during the cold winter months. Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets. Please click on
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Common Core Progress Report and Chart - Ninth Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Ninth Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and has
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught: Composition, Humanities, and Creative Writing, Literature and English. I have worked as a developer and writer of K-6 Curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English M.A. in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a teacher, I spent twenty years as a freelance writer and editor, primarily for middle-grade readers. I am the author of a few dozen how-to children's books, young adult novels and many magazine articles. I used to write K-6 curriculum-based quizzes for a publishing company. I currently teach first-year college students. visit my blog at: http://compositionclassroom.blogspot.com

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