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Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether animals should be kept in zoos. Multiple skills are covered, including reading,
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Halloween and Fall are excellent times to bring seasonal reading into the classroom. Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets. Watch this short video to get a preview: Fall Informational Reading Bundle Video Please click on the
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Opinion writing starts with reading both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Bottled Water be Banned? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Students be
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether kids should get paid for good grades. Multiple skills are
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Fall Informational Reading – Day of the Dead Halloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This Day of the Dead packet contains an informational article about the interesting history and traditions of the
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should tablets replace textbooks? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether tablets should replace
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Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether elementary school students should do homework. Multiple skills are covered,
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should bottled water be banned? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether bottled water should be banned.
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Informational Reading Passage – Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill This packet includes an informational article about how the $20 bill will be redesigned to feature Harriet Tubman. Students will read about the history of women on U.S.
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Informational Reading Passage – The Pet Rock This packet includes an informational article about the Pet Rock phenomenon in the 1970s and how its inventor became an instant millionaire. After a close reading of the article, students will answer
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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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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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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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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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Extreme Sports Informational Reading Bundle High interest reading for your students! Save 25% by buying this bundle of reading packets on extreme sports: Parkour and Freerunning BASE jumping The World's Toughest Foot Race Slacklining Please click
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should
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Fall Informational Reading - The Truth About Vampire Bats This packet includes an informational article about the true nature of vampire bats. After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Do Cell Phones Belong in Schools? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether students should have cell
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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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