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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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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 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
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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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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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Word Wall Words for your bulletin board featuring 25 words to describe author's tone 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
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A word sort activity 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 analyze how specific word choices shape
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The nature of this benchmark is difficult for students due to the abstract nature of word relationships. There are many thinking steps required of students to answer these types of questions. Often they first need to figure out the meaning of the
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This lesson pairs the short story "The Fan Club" by Rona Maynard and nonfiction passages about cyberbullying. Students read through and discuss the story that Maynard wrote when she was a teenager (link to story provided in the notes section of the
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This document is the perfect handout for student reading journals with options for 8 fiction prompts and 4 non-fiction prompts that relate to adolescent interests and the Common Core Standards for Literary and Informational Text! Can be used for
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This handout is a quick reference sheet for students to help answer questions from the Reading Applications benchmarks based on the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to help students on any standardized test! The handout includes
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Based on popular request...Here are my four best-selling Poetry Pair lessons on one Poetry Pack! Engage your students in close reading of complex poetry by pairing with popular songs! Featured Songs and Poems... *Tupac Shakur's "Dear Momma" and
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Here is another of my best selling Poetry Pairs! Since songs are really poetry set to music, they are ripe for analysis and comparison to more traditional poetry. This is the PERFECT way to get your students who hate poetry engaged in poetry
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This mini-lesson teaches students the essentials of how memory works in a visual and interactive manner based on cognitive science. Students will learn three steps to long-term memory, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan of
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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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