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By Lindsey Thiers
My 7th grade gifted students spend second semester working on their passions every Friday in class. This is often called Genius Hour or the 20% Project. Students have to write a proposal of how they plan to spend the time, blog about the progress,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics
$6.00
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This is an essay test for Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings. It includes a brainstorm activity, an outline template, suggestions for writing the final essay, and a rubric. The prompt focuses on which character is most responsible for Ben's death.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
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As a "get-to-know-you" activity, I had my seventh graders conduct interviews. I found some great videos and articles of interviews on the Sports Illustrated for Kids website and used those as examples. After some mini- lessons on surface versus
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
3 ratings
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By Lindsey Thiers
This assignment was completed by my 7th grade Enrichment Writing Class. The students had to choose a controversial topic, research the two sides, write a graphic organizer, draft an article, edit/revise the article, and publish a final draft. The
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
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By Lindsey Thiers
This is a writing assignment that links very well with "Names/Nombres: by Julia Alvarez. Students brainstorm the meaning of their name, as well as the story behind it. Using guided questions to construct the essay format, students will easily
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
$2.00
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By Lindsey Thiers
Any day an assignment is due, I always have a few Late Assignment/Missing Assignment Forms handy. I give a form to every student who does not have his/her assignment, regardless of the reason When the assignment is turned in late, I require that
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homework, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.50
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By Lindsey Thiers
I teach a 7th grade connections (elective class) called Writing Enrichment. Our focus this quarter is research, argumentative writing, expository writing, and project-based learning. The students research events that took place on their birthdays,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Elective Course Proposals, Internet Activities
$3.00
3 ratings
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After watching Disney's Inside Out, my students (7th grade gifted) completed a Reader Response entry using the movie as the inspiration for one of their favorite books. They brainstormed the emotions which control the main character, then wrote
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs, Movie Guides
$3.00
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This assignment was created for my 7th grade Writing Enrichment class. The students work in partners to create their own travel agency. After deciding on the basics of the travel agency (name, location, slogan), students choose to create a website
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Instructional Technology, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$6.00
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By Lindsey Thiers
My 7th grade gifted students work on a reader response notebook all year called the Rock. The Rock means that reading is the foundation for all learning. This packet includes a table of contents, notebook set-up instructions, rubrics, genre reading
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
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By Lindsey Thiers
It's often difficult to think of creative ways for your students to respond analytically and critically to a story or novel. This reader response prompt asks students to create a script of a therapy session between a psychologist and a main
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
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This chart is a great strategy for reading. It allows for students to predict the next part of the story and then write what actually happened.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 10th year teaching 7th grade language arts. For the past 8 years, I have taught 7th grade gifted language arts. I am also the gifted department chair at my school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Technology-based, engaging, collaborative, interactive

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year finalist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Michigan. BA in English University of Michigan, MA in English Education University of West Georgia, Ed. S in Instructional Technology

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