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β€œIt's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
 
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This complete 90 minute lesson includes making inferences, using a Venn Diagram, using a T-Chart, finding and using two new vocabulary words, and writing a well developed paragraph. While I've taught this lesson in a complete 90 minute class, it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, General Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
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The first two signs help with classroom set up. The last few signs can be used to set up a plot diagram on a bulletin board. I laminate the Plot Diagram signs and attach magnets to the back. Then I make a plot diagram out of yarn. I can move the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Classroom Management
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Activboard Activities
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This is a two part download, including a lesson for teaching the elements of plot and setting, as well as the telling of an anchor text story, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," to help students grasp this academic language.The total package
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
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This slide deck and matching graphic organizer goes over the terms of fiction students need to know in middle school and beyond, including Protagonist, Antagonist, Types of Conflict, Theme, Tone, and Mood.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers
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This download includes a slide deck and a matching graphic organizer for Literary Terms (simile, metaphor, idiom, imagery, foreshadowing, irony), as well as a writing assignment where students put into practice the terms they've learned and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
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These are signs I laminate and put up on my board to help my students remember the different types of conflict we find in literature.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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This is a mini-unit that teachers the elements of fiction through Ray Bradbury's short story, "All Summer In A Day." Students will understand the Plot Diagram, types of Conflict, story vocabulary, create a Plot Comic, and write a well developed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Cooperative Learning, Rubrics
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If you are looking to introduce the Parts of Speech to your students, and if you want to engage them in hands on writing and applying what they are learning, this slide deck may be just what you want. It includes all the parts of speech, examples,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
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This is one of my favorite activities for getting students to work collaboratively (or independently) in crafting a concise summary.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
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This simple lesson teaches students how to write a perfect paragraph with ease!
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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This is a fun lesson about Rudyard Kipling's tale of the Great War between Rikki-tikki-tavi and the Cobras in the garden. This lesson includes activities for Plot, Conflict, Vocabulary, and writing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
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Inspired by the pivotal work, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by J. Hattie and G. Yates, this is a pd I created to help teachers to think about learning and how they impact their students' experiences.
Subjects:
Professional Development
Grades:
Adult Education, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Development
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and post-secondary English.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Active engaged learning. I try to create lessons that are engaging and exciting for my students. All of these lessons are tested and kid approved!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Staff member of the year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English, GMU M.A. English, UNO Ed.S. Administration & Supervision, UVA

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am taking a break from teaching while enjoying a life long dream of living at the beach, but I hate for my lessons to languish, so I'm endeavoring to put them here for any to use.

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