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By Literacy in Focus
Make completing reading logs a breeze by providing your students with different sentence starters for each entry. This reading log template is completely editable, which means you can change/add text to meet your needs. A Printable PDF and Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Printables
$3.25
231
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By Literacy in Focus
Printable, editable, and digital graphic organizers for narrative, summary, argument/opinion, and expository writing are included! This bundle contains 45 graphic organizers, making writing easier for you teach and your students to learn. Make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$16.00
$12.00
106
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By Literacy in Focus
Focus on climate, geography, and the economies of the early American colonies using this informational text, comprehension worksheet, map activity, and assessment! Students will gain a better understanding of how climate and geography played a role
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$3.75
293
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By Literacy in Focus
Supplement your instruction of the 13 colonies with these comprehensive, no-prep, and standards aligned lessons. Focus on colonial America using differentiated instruction, expository reading and writing practice, vocabulary support, primary source
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4...
$15.50
$10.75
65
Bundle
By Literacy in Focus
10 printable, editable, and digital graphic organizers for summary writing! A graphic organizer for summarizing every type of text is included! Summary writing templates for use in your Google Classroom are also included! Make summary writing easier
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.7.2, W.7.4, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$4.00
114
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By Literacy in Focus
Printable and Digital 50 States Worksheets! Everything you need for students to research the 50 states is included! Each state worksheet is designed for students to research and complete independently. The extra research pages provide added rigor
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.6.7, W.6.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$4.25
92
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By Literacy in Focus
120 Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes are broken down into twelve units. Each unit focuses on teaching students ten new word parts using a class set of flashcards, individual worksheets for each word part, and a final assessment. A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Flash Cards, Printables
CCSS:
L.5.4b, L.5.4c, L.6.4b, L.6.4c, L.7.4b, L.7.4c, L.8.4b, L.8.4c, CCRA.L.4
$36.50
$19.50
161
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By Literacy in Focus
Get your students up, moving, and learning about several different Civil War battles with this NO PREP printable and digital activity! A perfect lesson for introducing or reviewing the decisive battles of the Civil War. Eight different battles are
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$3.50
103
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By Literacy in Focus
Add diversity to your current event assignments with these 5 standards-aligned templates. Each current event worksheet focuses on a different reading comprehension skill (Main Idea & Details, Text Connections, Vocabulary in Context, Fact vs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.7.5...
$3.50
199
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By Literacy in Focus
Build research and writing skills with this historical travel brochure project, specifically designed to work with ANY location. Your students will have a chance to research a historical location and create a unique travel brochure, a perfect way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Research, Printables
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9
$3.50
113
Digital Download PDF (9.70 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
Everything you need to teach public speaking! This unit bundle is jam-packed with eleven different lessons for one low price! The following resources are included: Listening Skills, Voice and Gestures, Stage Fright, Public Speaking Vocabulary,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$29.75
$25.00
70
Bundle
By Literacy in Focus
Everything you need to teach biography research and writing is included! Begin instruction by examining and discussing the included biography mentor text. Next, guide your students through the research process using the comprehensive biography
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8
$4.00
73
Digital Download PDF (12.11 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
12 printable, editable, and digital graphic organizers for argument and opinion writing! Argument and opinion writing templates for use in your Google Classroom are also included! Make argument writing easier on you and your students with these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1
$4.00
54
Digital Download PDF (9.16 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
Support character analysis with 10 printable, editable, and digital character traits graphic organizers! Each organizer is editable, so you customize the text to meet your specific needs. Also, a digital version of each graphic organizer is included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.6.3, RL.7.3, CCRA.R.3
$3.50
40
Digital Download PDF (8.76 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
Take the stress out of teaching the Constitution! This comprehensive PRINTABLE AND DIGITAL unit includes informational text, vocabulary support, and a graphic organizer for each aspect of the US Constitution. The engaging worksheets can be used
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5
$4.50
84
Digital Download PDF (9.71 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
Digital Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes activities for your Google Classroom! These Common Core aligned units include master lists, digital flashcards, an interactive digital worksheet for each word part, and digital assessments! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Flash Cards
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.4.4c, L.5.4b, L.5.4c, L.6.4b, L.6.4c, L.7.4b, L.7.4c, CCRA.L.4
$39.50
$23.50
57
Bundle
By Literacy in Focus
Introduce your next novel with a pre-reading activity! This PRINTABLE and DIGITAL lesson can be completed independently or in small groups, and it works with ANY novel! Students are guided through five different aspects of the text before reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Novel Study
$3.50
129
Digital Download PDF (16.38 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
Everything you need to teach "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost (with full text) is included in this printable and digital lesson! This Common Core aligned NO PREP poetry unit includes vocabulary development, text-based comprehension questions,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5
$3.50
49
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By Literacy in Focus
Review learning with this editable US History timeline activity! Full-size pennant flags covering 50 major events in U.S. history from 1607-1914 are included! Each pennant flag template highlights a major U.S. event and the corresponding historical
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Research, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$4.00
101
Digital Download PPTX (35.15 MB)
By Literacy in Focus
15 different graphic organizers for narrative writing! This is a great resource for helping students to plan and organize their narratives. Each organizer is Common Core aligned and created to seamlessly guide students through the narrative writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3b, W.6.3c, W.6.3d...
$4.00
79
Digital Download PDF (7.10 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As a teacher, I have a wide-range of experience. I have a secondary teaching credential in Language Arts and Social Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Education, which means I can teach a heck of a lot of subjects. I started my teaching career at a high school in South Los Angeles. To say I hit the ground running is an understatement. I taught 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English from a cart that I rolled around campus. The school, although massive, didn’t have enough classrooms to accommodate all of their teachers. Suffice it to say, I learned a lot my first year. I taught at the high school level another year before moving to a charter middle school in Orange County. As a student, middle school was hell on earth. As a teacher, I couldn’t get enough. I was teaching 7th grade World History and 8th grade U.S. History. I also served as the school’s technology coach. Eventually, with my growing knowledge of the 7th and 8th grade curriculums, I became the History Department Chairperson. As the years progressed, the number of English learners at our school increased. Upon request, I was given the opportunity to teach History, Reading, and Language Arts to all levels of language learners. Soon, I became the Curriculum Manager and English Language Advisor for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

It was during my time spent working with English learners that I grew the most as a teacher. The provided curriculum didn’t meet the needs of my students. I was constantly creating new material, researching effective strategies, and developing engaging lessons that encouraged critical thinking. I was determined to create a learning environment where all students could thrive. Although successful, I was exhausted. I had spent over a decade giving every ounce of my being to my teaching practice. It was time to make a choice between creating curriculum or teaching. It was one of the toughest decisions of my life. Ultimately, I made the decision to leave the classroom and work full-time creating content and material for teachers around the world. I took a leap of faith, and it worked out. I love what I do. I enjoy creating captivating resources that meet the needs of all levels of learners. I strive to create materials that can be differentiated, modified, or scaffolded for a diverse group of students. In 2019, my first book was published. Titled Home of the Brave: 15 American Immigrants Who Shaped US History, the book features 15 different biographies and corresponding activities for upper elementary and middle school readers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Contributing Teacher, UCI History Project; Project GLAD Facilitator; People to People International Participating Teacher; Published Author: Home of the Brave, An American History Book for Kids: 15 Immigrants Who Shaped US History

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Journalism, California Teaching Credential: History/Social Science, California Teaching Credential: English/Language Arts, MA Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Website: www.litinfocus.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/literacyinfocus, Facebook: www.facebook.com/literacyinfocus, Email: brooke@litinfocus.com

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