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By Literacy in Focus
A complete unit of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes! This Common Core aligned unit includes a master list of word parts, blank student list, enlarged flashcards, a practice worksheet for each word part, formative assessment, and answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Workbooks, 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
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By Literacy in Focus
World Map Lesson and Assessment! This printable and digital World Map Lesson and Assessment focuses on continents, oceans, and the Equator. A color reference map and assessment answer key are also included! **This resource is part of the World
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
100 Character Traits Free Printable List! This list is perfect for teaching students to identify character traits! It can also be used as an anchor chart or a reference list for interactive notebooks. SUPPORT CHARACTER ANALYSIS WITH GRAPHIC
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
56
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By Literacy in Focus
Teach students how to set SMART goals with this easy-to-follow planning template. This goal-setting worksheet includes a description of each letter of the SMART goals acronym, close sentences for students to complete, and a step-by-step action
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, The New Year
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Set your students up for success with this biography graphic organizer! Built-in questions are included to guide students through the summary writing process, making it a perfect addition to any unit that includes that study of an influential
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Celebrate Valentine's Day with vocabulary activities! Four different Valentine's Day vocabulary worksheets and answer keys are included. These Valentine's Day word work activities work well for early finishers, extra credit opportunities, or for a
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Add creativity and writing practice to any unit of study with this printable and digital newspaper article template. Your students will perfect the art of writing a newspaper article using this blank nonfiction template.Want more summary writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Use this opinion writing graphic organizer with any prompt! Everything students need to write an effective opinion paragraph is included on one printable and digital page! **This opinion writing freebie is part of the larger Argumentative and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Reinforce story elements and sequence of events with this FREE editable, printable, and digital plot diagram! Use the included graphic organizer to help students identify the plot structure of a narrative or to help students stay organized when
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.5, RL.6.5, RL.7.5, RL.8.2, W.5.3, W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Guide students through the research process with this biography report template! This two-page report template is easy to follow and includes all the necessary elements for writing a comprehensive biography. A printable and digital version is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Research, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
This quick and easy Thanksgiving craft is perfect for combining creativity and writing. Your students will create an adorable turkey with space to write a sentence about being thankful. It also provides students with something meaningful to take
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
37
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By Literacy in Focus
Teach your students how to set SMART goals with this differentiated reading and writing unit! Designed to save you time and meet the needs of all learners in your classroom, this SMART goals unit includes leveled reading comprehension passages,
Subjects:
Life Skills, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Celebrate Veterans Day with two themed writing activities. First, students complete a cloze paragraph about the purpose and meaning of Veterans Day. Next, students write an acrostic poem using the word "veteran". The activities can be completed
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Take the struggle out of teaching students how to add text-based evidence to their writing using these printable and digital templates! Students write their evidence on a sticky note, stick it in the evidence box, add the sentence frame, and copy it
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
FREE
30
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By Literacy in Focus
This free printable bookmark includes a list of the 50 US states and corresponding capital cities. Download this freebie today for a fun addition to your States and Capitals unit! **This resource is part of the engaging States and Capitals Unit
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
23
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By Literacy in Focus
Take Constitution Day planning off of your to-do list! This no-prep Constitution Day true or false worksheet and class discussion will keep your students engaged and on task! This lesson also works well as an introductory activity for a full unit on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Celebrate Halloween with three different educational activities! Pick and choose your favorite word game or use all three! You can play the words games as a class, or have students complete them individually. Looking for additional
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Encourage students to make authentic connections with the text with this FREE template! This text connections notepad activity has space for students to record text to self, text to text, and text to world connections. The template can be used as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Activities
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Dive deep into the tragic life of American author Edgar Allan Poe with this free printable and digital biography. The one-page informational text passage includes details about Edgar Allan Poe's early life, career, death, and legacy. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Printables
FREE
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By Literacy in Focus
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with creativity and fun! Students are required to correctly color each word in the shamrock according to its part of speech. The following parts of speech are included: nouns, adjectives, verbs,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, St. Patrick's Day, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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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. My second book, World History for Kids: 500 Facts, was published in 2021.

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 and World History for Kids: 500 Facts

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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