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This is a structured reader-response journal for the first act of "The Diary of Anne Frank," the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacker. The second act is available as a second document. The common core standards for 8th grade are written by
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This is a step-by-step lesson plan and directions sheet for students that teaches them how to write a literary analysis essay after reading Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver. It breaks the essay into manageable chunks, starting with writing a thesis
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This is like the game Scattegories, where students compete in groups to come up with the best list. Put a random letter on the board and students need to come up with words that fit each category that begin with that letter. After you call time
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My seventh graders had so much fun acting this out! They were rolling on the floor, laughing. This really helped them understand the story. There are questions at the end for the students to answer.
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This reader-response journal is for Act 2 of The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Frances Goodwin and Albert Hacker, a Pulitzer Prize winning play. The questions are meant to help student reflect on the characters, unique context, and help their
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This is a fun little mad libs activity for Valentine's Day. It can be used for upper elementary all the way through middle school.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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These are nine poetry workshop stations. Each is a different type of poetry for students to try, from classic sonnets to modern concrete poems. This is a good way to differentiate for different ability levels. Last year one of my students wrote a
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7th, 8th, 9th
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Our team has a huge Thanksgiving festival for our 8th graders on the day before Thanksgiving break. The students bring in food, we decorate tables with decor from the Dollar Store, and we serve them a delicious meal. While they wait for their turn
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This common-core aligned scaffold/outline helps students write a summary where the plot details are chosen to support the theme. The example provided is on the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, but students can use this for any short story or novel.
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7th, 8th, 9th
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Use this project to teach students about geography, navigating the internet, researching national and state parks, creative writing, and different parts of the United States. Students incorporate their research into a travel diary where they write
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My students do this project as a pre-reading activity for Lois Lowry's The Giver. It introduces students to some important themes in the novel, including the impossibility of perfection and the messiness of democracy. Students can create PowerPoints
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Have fun with these silly mad libs that teach about the origin of the Easter bunny! A great activity to do before the holiday!
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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After reading The Giver, students respond to two constructed response essay questions. Each section has choices for students but all are challenging and thought-provoking. The reader-response journal that they completed while reading prepares them
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After reading a biography (or autobiography) of their choice, give this assessment instead of having them write a boring book report! Students create a national or international festival in that person's honor, complete with activities, music, and a
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This reader response journal helps students explore the vocabulary, main plot events, themes, and literary devices in Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver.
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When my students give a book talk, I have the other students play bingo so they can make inferences about their classmate's book while their classmate speaks. This is more fun for them than taking notes and keeps them busy and interested in their
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What to do when the kids come back to school from their long President's Day weekend? These Mad Libs!
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Art museums are great places to explore the complexity and vast experiences of human beings. This "scavenger hunt" asks students to find works of art that tell a variety of human stories: about family, love, friendship, learning, war, mythology,
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This assignment is for parents during open house, curriculum night, or any other time you would like to use it. It asks parents to remember what they were like in 8th grade and write their child a letter, describing what their 8th grade or middle
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I give this outline form/scaffold to my students to help them write an organized analysis of a poem. The attached example analyzes the theme of Robert Frost's classic poem, "The Road not Traveled" and shows how the poet uses imagery, metaphor, and
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8th, 9th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 20+ years teaching English and history, mostly middle school but junior college and adults too. I used to teach a two-hour block of English and history which was really a really fun, interdisciplinary experience. I taught world history and American history, and I integrated all of the skills together. Now, I teach three double-block periods of 8th grade English.

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interdisciplinary, structured yet creative, multicultural

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English from University of Kansas MA in English from University of Missouri-St. Louis

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I'm a mom of two middle schoolers!

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