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LiteracyLightBulb
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This quick reference handout helps students read and analyze informational text and is based on the FCAT Test Specifications for Research and Informational Text, but can be used to help students read any informational text for standardized tests.
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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:
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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
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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,
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This worksheet helps students learn 25 tone words that can be used to teach Common Core ELA Standard 4 4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how
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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
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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
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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
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This Informational Text Mini-lesson is perfect for Reading and Language Arts teachers to use to teach students to read informational text or for Social Studies teachers to teach reading strategies though content area text! This mini-lesson
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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!

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Teacher of the Year 2009 at MMS

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Florida Atlantic University

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