LiteracyLightBulb

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By LiteracyLightBulb
Powerpoint includes audio of the song "Dear Momma" by Tupac and the poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and guides students through close analytical readings that are Common Core style. Questions are directly aligned with the FCAT Test
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Minilessons
$3.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This product includes a list of 18 quotes from various sources on the issue of gun control. Teacher instructions on how to conduct the activity are included. Perfect prereading activity for researching a debate on the Second Amendment and targets
Subjects:
Criminal Justice - Law, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This interactive lesson guides students through a close, analytical reading for author's craft. Based on the Common Core Craft and Structure Standards (5-7) and the FCAT Author's Purpose, Perspective, and Bias benchmarks. This lesson
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons
$2.50
42
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By LiteracyLightBulb
In this motivation mini-lesson, students discuss their failures and learn that their response to failure can either hold them back or help them bounce back quickly. Based on the work of Carol Dweck, this teen-friendly lesson helps reveal to
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.50
46
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This colorful, student friendly page is the perfect way for you to introduce the types of questions on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA). See below for suggested uses. * Project on a screen to introduce
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Staff
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This interactive powerpoint includes a series of engaging lessons to help students meet CCSS Reading Standard 4. In the Common Core Standards, the concept of Tone is first introduced at the 6th grade level and then is developed and deepened at the
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$7.00
34
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This paired passages lesson pairs an emotional narrative, "Their Bullet, My Life" with a challenging and engaging informative article about concealed weapons laws. A great start to a debate on gun control! Included in this lesson: * Full text of
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$3.50
33
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This 10 page document describes 8 strategies and 15 routines to help students develop the habit of close, analytical reading that is necessary to meet the Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards for ELA stress the need for students to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Professional Documents, For Principals & Administrators
$3.50
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By LiteracyLightBulb
Another poetry pair to help your students appreciate poetry by using something they love already, music! This poetry pair includes: -Song lyrics "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys with a link to the audio -Poem "Phenomenal Woman" with link to the author
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$3.50
28
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By LiteracyLightBulb
Teaching students to write to text-based prompts requires instructional shifts. Use this power point to teach your middle school students a 5-step process to help them successful on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Informational Text-based
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Minilessons
$3.50
30
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By LiteracyLightBulb
A handout your students will use over and over again! This handout summarizes the six different vocabulary strategies to help students make sense of unknown words. The handout correlates directly to the FCAT Test Specifications for Vocabulary and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This close reading lesson pairs a work of fiction, Orwell's classic novel 1984, and a nonfiction editorial, Editorial: All this snooping is legal, and that's the problem. Students are guided through multiple readings that expand their comprehension
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.50
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This interactive close reading lesson engages students in activities to help them analyze various texts for the author's perspective. Perfect to launch a debate on gun control or as an introduction to an author study on Ray Bradbury, or a genre
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
22
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By LiteracyLightBulb
A sequence of teacher directions for 9 Tone Word Activities that can be used to teach Common Core ELA Standard 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, Debate, and Public Speaking classes! This lesson guides students through reading and analyzing the first amendment, what is protected speech and unprotected speech. Students examine the actual
Subjects:
Civics, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, DBQs
$3.50
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By LiteracyLightBulb
The goal of this lesson is for students to be able to explain how views of women have changed across time by analyzing texts for author's craft. Perfect for the Reading or Language Arts teacher looking to include informational text or the Social
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Civics, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Fun Stuff
$5.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This is the perfect icebreaker to get to know what is important to your students, assess their comprehension, writing, and speaking skills, plus introduce them to Close Reading all while enjoying the popular song "Roar" by Katy Perry! Perfect for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Poetry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, W.6.1, W.7.1...
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By LiteracyLightBulb
Sometimes a great idea comes from out of the blue, in this case it came right from the web... The hardest part of teaching reading is helping kids get the main idea. Instead of retelling all the details, they need to be able to grasp that one word,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This interactive mini-lesson guides students to write answers that are dependent on a text and provide specific, detailed evidence. Students listen to a link to the audio of the author Jack Gantos reading aloud the first chapter of his fun and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons
$3.00
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By LiteracyLightBulb
This handout is a quick reference guide for students to use for Literary Analysis based on the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to help students review for any standardized test. This handout was designed to accompany the Poetry Tutorial:
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fourteen years as a 6-8 teacher. Currently a Literacy Coach in a middle school where I train, observe, and support teachers in addition to working with struggling students and enriching higher level students.

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All students are capable of high level work if we create a rigorous yet supportive learning environment!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2009 at MMS

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Florida Atlantic University

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