Leah Cleary

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This is a Google slides resource for you to check your students understanding of your daily lessons. You can share it with your students in Google Classroom or Microsoft One Drive, or you can print it, if you’d like. Use these 20 tickets as
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This highly engaging Google Slides video webquest teaches students how to be citizens in a digital world. Students will think twice about posting personal information online after completing this activity. They will be encouraged to consider their
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This resource allows you to guide your students through analyzing primary sources and understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources. Here’s what you’ll get: - Primary vs. Secondary Sources PowerPoint (Editable) - Cloze Notes to
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These materials will help you implement a literary analysis essay with your students. It includes an outline template for a four-paragraph literary analysis, a peer-editing worksheet, and a rubric. This is also a part of my money saving Writing
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This package helps students to understand and identify subjects, predicates, direct objects, and indirect objects. The activities are self-guided, enabling the teacher to facilitate rather than instruct. The worksheets are perfect for visual
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Parts of Speech Task Cards and Activities make for a great introduction to English Grammar Study. Students learn the parts of speech in a hands-on way with these materials. Here’s what you get: 1. Implementation Page with a link to Grammar
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This package includes 20 tickets out the door that can be implemented in any subject. The tickets encourage students to reflect on daily lessons before they leave the classroom. Students will rate the lesson, come up with their own questions, and
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These are my roots, prefixes, and suffixes word parts activities for Google Classroom and Microsoft One Drive bundled together to save you money! These word parts activities for Google Classroom include 116 digital flashcards with picture mnemonics,
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These are vocabulary activities appropriate for any subject. The package includes a vocabulary chart, which prompts students to think about their words on several different levels, a bingo template, a scaffold-ed categorization activity, and a list
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Certain concepts are difficult for students to grasp. Irony is one of them. That surprises many of us who recognize irony when we see it, but many students need it broken down to its simplest form. That is what this mini-lesson does. It teaches the
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Teaching the parts of a myth? Want your students to write their own? Don’t have loads of time to spend on it? Then this bundle is for you! Here’s what you get: - A PowerPoint with a mnemonic (editable) - Cloze notes (now editable) - A graphic
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This is a great Halloween activity for reviewing the elements of plot. Students write their own scary stories using story starters—the twist? They are divided into groups, and each group writes a single element for each story starter. By the end of
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This bundle includes all of the handouts, activities, and task cards from 5 of my vocabulary for all subjects packages at a savings of 10%. These are ideal for stations and anchor activities for any vocabulary list in any subject area. The
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This video webquest and extension activity includes urls, qr codes, and questions to help students understand the horrors of the Holocaust. It also includes a foldable graphic organizer to help students reflect upon what they have just seen. You
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The Multi-Genre research paper is an excellent way to get students excited about research. It blends creativity with traditional research methods. Students choose a topic or you assign one. STEM, anyone? Students conduct research, narrow a topic,
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Lyric poetry is music. This activity attempts to help students realize that. The first handout contains a definition of lyric poetry and asks them questions to help them consider that their favorite song is a form of poetry. Then they scan a QR
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With this lesson for a grammar interactive notebook, students engage in a self-guided lesson on verbals. They take a pretest in two parts, using answer keys to track their scores. Depending on their scores, students will be directed to move on to
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This is a great way to integrate poetry with a short story unit. Students read a short story and use the handout to transform the plot into a narrative poem. This is excellent to use at the end of a short story unit. Assign each student or pair of
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This is an analysis of two documents from the Enlightenment—John Locke’s Second Treatise on Civil Government and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Here is what you’ll get in this package: -APPARTS Foldable Graphic Organizer and
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After teaching Parts of Speech—nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs--use this card sort to reinforce the concept with students. Use it as a game or as an activity at a grammar station. You will find 40 cards, 4 card sorting envelopes, and a card
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I have over 15 years of experience teaching middle and high school. I currently teach world history, psychology, and sociology and have taught U.S. history at the high school level. I have taught English/language arts at both the middle and high school levels. In pursuit of my specialist degree, I conducted field research on generative grammar. I have created many units and activities for history, sociology, composition, grammar, and literature that are aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards; however, upon request, I am happy to edit activities to suit individual needs.


I manage a standards-based classroom that is highly structured and routine driven. With that basis, I plan from a "whatever works" strategy that is student-focused, creative, and, above all, engaging. I endeavor to nurture a safe and collaborative atmosphere.


The letters and visits I get from former students. My biggest ever honor is when they come back and say, "I majored in sociology because of your class." Wow.


2005, ED.S. in Educational Leadership, Samford University 2002, M.ED. in English Education, Georgia State University 2000, B.A. in history and English, Georgia State University


My husband and I have been married for 15 years and are both educators. We have subjected our ten-year-old son to endless documentaries and trips to museums and libraries for which, we hope, he will someday be grateful. I read and write fiction whenever I can. Stone Mt photo 32_zps6k10qkpa.jpg Connect with me! My Blog Facebook Pinterest Twitter email: leah@leahcleary.com

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