Lesley's Learning Station

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Lesley's Learning Station
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Check out my top selling item, Grammar Gems. It is 20 weeks worth of grammar reinforcement.
 
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Grammar Gems is the perfect tool to use if you need short reinforcement activities to help strengthen your student's ability to use correct grammar in their writing! This product is a must in my classroom. It consists of one activity per day for 20
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Do you need paired passage readings that offer rigorous questioning? Here it is! This is a bundle of six paired passages that focus on poetry and poets. Included are poems by Walt Whitman, Rudyard Kipling, Vachel Lindsay, and Langston Hughes. Titles
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Don't forget to preview this product! This is another paired passage test prep set from my Gettysburg bundle. Paired together are an informational piece about the Gettysburg National Cemetery and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Multiple choice
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This is a paired passage reading that pairs the poem, The Battle of Gettysburg with an informational piece about the battle. There is also a short bio of each author. With this pairing are 15 multiple choice questions that focus on tone, vocabulary,
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This is a set of 10 questions that supplement the film, Gnomeo and Juliet. Students watch the film and answer questions relating to various reading strategies such as summary, characterization, compare/contrast, mood, allusion, plot, conflict and
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This is the sixth installment of paired passages that is part of a larger collection found in my store. This set of passages include the poems Abandoned Farmhouse and Deserted Farm. As with the other five sets of paired passages, rigorous questions
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This is a pairing of two poems, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight and Lincoln the Man of the People. The passage also includes a short summary of the life of Lincoln. This is a great passage to use in English class or as supplemental material in a
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This is another resource from my collection of paired passages that focus on poetry and rigorous questioning. This pair includes poems by Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. Also included are two short biographies about each poet. Rigorous questions
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If you need a closer look at this product, please click on the preview tab. This is a task card set of 48 subject/verb agreement cards. Each card contains one multiple choice question. The student must be able to choose the correct verb choice
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If you need a paired passage activity that provides rigorous questioning, then look no further! This is a pairing of two poems, If and Nobility. The passages include short author studies of the poets as well. Questions are multiple choice and
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This is my seventh paired passage activity focusing on poetry. Included are three poems, including works by Carl Sandburg and Robert Browning. The student is to read each poem, then answer the multiple choice questions that compare the three reading
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If you are looking for rigorous questioning, this paired passage is for you! This is a pairing of two poems, In Flanders Field and I Have a Rendezvous with Death. The passages include short author studies of the poets as well. The 20 questions are
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This is my 8th paired passage activity. It pairs a poem with a non-fiction article about courage. The student is to read the poem and the article then answer the 13 multiple choice questions. These reading strategies are included: *text
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This is another paired passage from the Gettysburg series. It pairs the Emancipation Proclamation with the Preamble. Like all my other paired passages, the questions are rigorous. Focus is placed on internal text structure, figurative language,
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This is a great power point to either review parts of speech or to teach parts of speech and activate background knowledge. The parts of speech included are: noun verb adjective adverb conjunction preposition pronoun interjection Each slide is
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This is a power point that helps the student understand the difference between tone and mood by using famous works of art. The student looks at the work of art, decides the tone or mood would be positive or negative, then decide what words would be
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Need a closer look? Click the preview button. This autobiography project presents a unique, fun, and interesting way to get to know your students. I use it during the first month of school. Typically, I give my students three weeks in which to
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This paired passage consists of two short biographies of Wesley Culp and Jenny Wade and is part of my Gettysburg bundle. The open ended questions compare the two passages and cover figurative language, point of view, context clues, and irony. This
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This is a paired passage activity featuring a Halloween poem and an informational article about The Day of the Dead. Students read both passages then answer the 15 multiple choice questions. The multiple choice questions feature items that compare
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Click the preview button to get a close look at this product. This product contains: • 24 task cards • Answer sheet to accompany each card • 2 handwriting sheets This product introduces early elementary students to the reading skills of drawing
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over 13 years. During those years, I have taught Music, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Writing, and English. I guess you could call me a Jack of All Trades!!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I focus on the learning styles of my students. I rely on differentiated lessons that use visuals, writing, collaborative opportunities, and independent study.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month REB Excellence in Teaching nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold Bachelor's Degrees in Music, Elementary Education, and Social Studies. I also hold a Master's Degree in Reading, Writing, and Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been the PLC leader for 8th grade English at Falling Creek Middle School in Richmond, Virginia for five years. I have lead the way in reform at our school in order to introduce a Reading Initiative across grade levels and curriculum.

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