Life in the Middle School Lane

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Life in the Middle School Lane
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort vocabulary game. It covers the definition of theme, and gives examples of themes from Disney movies for the students to match up. It is designed to fit into an introduction to theme lesson. The document includes Instructions,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
26 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This worksheet can be used with any article on Achieve3000. Students work through the article on paper, practicing vocabulary, summary, and using supporting details while writing every time. Students spend more time reading the article to write a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort vocabulary game. It covers the characterization of six characters from the novel The Skin I'm In by Sharon G Flake.Students have to match up the characters and their character traits. It is designed to fit after an introduction
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort vocabulary game. It covers various vocabulary words about the Holocaust. Students have to create categories and sort words into their categories. It is designed to fit either midway or after a Holocaust unit, preferably with a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort for figurative language. It covers the definition of multiple types of figurative language, including simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, imagery, alliteration, and assonance. It also gives examples of each kind of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
3 ratings
3.7
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a set of three context clues tests, based on 3 of the books from the Bluford High series. The Bluford High books are published by Townsend Press, and are high interest books at low lexiles, aimed at middle school struggling readers. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This survey gauges your students' technology abilities, strengths and weaknesses, and wants. You will find out what kind of technology your students have access to, what they are good at, and also get their input on what to use in the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms
$1.50
2 ratings
3.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This survey gauges your students' reading abilities, strengths and weaknesses, and likes. You will find out what kind of books your students like, how they like to read, and also get their input on what motivates them to read. This is an interview,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a figurative language practice sheet. It covers the definitions and examples of figurative language for the students to complete. It is designed to fit after teaching and reviewing multiple kinds of figurative language, including simile,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to define and explain a genre using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball Organizers in my store! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause & Effect Pokeball Compare
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
1 rating
3.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to define a vocabulary word and use it in a sentence using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball organizers in my store! Thanks! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort vocabulary game. It covers various tone and mood words. Students have to create categories and sort words into their categories. It is designed to fit in a fiction unit, preferably with a book. Then you can apply the words to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
A ready to print worksheet to practice identifying singular and plural nouns. Also themed for Halloween. Easy grammar activity!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to find problem and solution using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball Organizers in my store! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause & Effect Pokeball Compare &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to compare and contrast two topics using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball Organizers in my store! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause & Effect Pokeball
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to make text connections using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball Organizers in my store! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause & Effect Pokeball Compare &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
not yet rated
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a word sort vocabulary game. It covers various character traits. Students have to create categories and sort words into their categories. It is designed to fit in a fiction unit, preferably with a book. Then you can apply the words to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.25
1 rating
4.0
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a Venn Diagram in the shape of a snowman. Your students can compare and contrast using this awesome snowman in the winter. Compare/Contrast is an important Common Core Standard, and this snowman will be a fun way to hit that standard.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to find main idea and two details using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball organizers in my store! Thanks! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Cause & Effect Pokeball Compare &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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By Life in the Middle School Lane
This is a simple graphic organizer to identify story elements (characters, setting, & plot) using the latest Pokemon craze! Check out my other Pokeball Organizers in my store! Links to Related Products: Pokeball Main Idea Pokeball Cause
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my eighth year teaching Middle School English/Language Arts (ELA). During this time, I've co-taught for six years. This year (2017-2018), I'm teaching 6th grade!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to be creative and a bit quirky. I also try to include as much technology as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter at: 2017 Write to Learn 2017 Morenet Conference 2017 AMLE

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Secondary Education and English from Drury University. MA in K-12 Education with an emphasis in ELA from Capella University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love reading and writing, and try to do both as much as possible... although that's hard sometimes during the school year!

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