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Making inferences can be a difficult skill for some students to master. This packet helps students master this skill by showing them how they make inferences in their daily lives. It then builds on that by showing students how to use evidence and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
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Teaching Inferences through Investigation: This resource helps students learn how to make inferences and support them through reason and evidence by simulating a crime scene investigation. Students will get excited about taking on the role of a
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.1
$3.50
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By Literacy Basics
Getting to Know You is a packet specifically made to help you become more familiar with your students at the beginning of the school year. These are excellent first week activities. Some of these activities can also be used to preview items such
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Literacy Basics
This packet is great for any math, social studies, or English class that is learning about the Great Depression or the Stock Market. Students will simulate the stock market by taking on roles of investor and broker. Students will have the choice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Simulations
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Clip Art: Basketball Themed Show some team spirit with this collection of basketball clip art! Includes: 2 Basketball Frames 5 Basketball Hoops (various sizes and some with basketball) 2 Basketball Banners 1 Basketball 6 “Go Team” Banners in
Subjects:
Physical Education, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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Writing Effective Argumentative Essays Argumentative essays contain many parts and can sometimes be difficult for students to understand and write. This packet helps students define argument, understand the parts of an essay, conduct prewriting,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
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Grammar Fun: Nouns is a packet that helps students identify nouns and the different types of nouns including, common, proper, singular, and plural nouns. There are several worksheets to help students find these types of nouns in various sentences
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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This resource can be used as a first week activity to help you get to know your students better or in conjunction with a STEM/STEAM unit in which you might have the students interview for certain roles within a larger group. This resource is in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Professional Development
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
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This is a collection of posters with definitions for each part of speech. These would be great to display on the wall in any classroom!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Posters
FREE
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4.0
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This is a template made in the style of the classic Jeopardy game. The template contains hyperlinks for each question as well as a link to return to the main screen. The template is completely customizable for your needs. All you need to do is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
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Make Valentine's Day extra special with this clip art package. 5 images, including: Heart Banner, Hearts spelling LOVE, Valentine Mailbox, and the front and back of a Valentine
Subjects:
Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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Clip Art: Heart Theme Show some love on Valentine’s Day with this heart themed clip art package. Includes: 6 Heart Frames in various colors 12 Heart Banners in various colors (6 with heart on left side, 6 with heart on right side)
Subjects:
Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
FREE
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4.0
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By Literacy Basics
Celebrate Valentine's Day in your classroom with this fun crossword puzzle.
Subjects:
Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff
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By Literacy Basics
St. Patrick's Day Clip Art (Free) Clip art perfect for St. Patrick's Day and the whole month of March. 28 Items total Colored Shamrocks Leprechaun Face Gold Coins Rainbows Pot of Gold Shamrock Frame
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
FREE
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By Literacy Basics
St. Patrick's Day Activity Packet Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all March long with these awesome activities. Includes: 10 Color Pages 6 Bingo Cards Crossword Word Search Word Scramble 3 Bookmarks 3 Coloring Bookmarks
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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Writing Prompts (Argumentative and Informative) These 40 writing prompts are a perfect addition to writing instruction. Each one was crafted to engage the mind of a middle school student by tapping into their interests. It includes 20 prompts for
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2
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3.0
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By Literacy Basics
This St. Patrick’s Day crossword will be fun for students anytime in March. This crossword is part of a larger activity packet sold in my store for St. Patrick’s Day. Find it
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Literacy Basics
Making inferences can be a difficult skill for some students to master. This packet is meant to be used as additional practice for my other product "Making Inferences." However, this resource will be useful when teaching inference on its own as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Task Cards
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By Literacy Basics
This resource helps students learn how to make inferences and support them through reason and evidence by simulating a crime scene investigation. Students will get excited about taking on the role of a crime investigator as they search for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I come from a big family of educators, so I guess you could say that teaching is in my blood! I am certified in English at both the middle and high school level, and I have certification in Gifted and Talented.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I think it is important to teach to every style, but to also keep things fun and interesting for students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Certification in Gifted and Talented Training in Mentoring Teachers

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, English from Clemson University

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My favorite part of teaching is creating lessons that work successfully in the classroom and reach every student!

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