LiteracyLightBulb

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LiteracyLightBulb
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Helping ALL students go from "Huh?" to "Ooooh, I get it now!" http://www.pinterest.com/litlightbulb/
 
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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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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 Interactive Vocabulary Review engages your students in word play activities that help them to deeply process new vocabulary words. This set of 100 words was selected by Merriam-Webster as words that are important to Middle School and cross all
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This Tone Word Test goes along with the words in my Teaching Tone Lesson Sequence, Tone Word Wall, Tone Word Bank, Tone Word Sort, and Teaching Tone Activities. Assess student mastery of the definition, connotation, and degree of the words AND
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This Common Core Teacher Cheat Sheet is a great visual to help teachers, students, and parents know the content of the Key Ideas and Details Standards in the Common Core Standards and Florida Standards. This document breaks down each standards into
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This quote analysis activity engages students in critical thinking and discussion based on short, complex text. Students are each given one of the technology quotes to read and write a restatement. Next, students discuss their quotes with a group.
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A powerpoint that guides students in 5 close analytical readings of key excerpts of the novel Animal Farm. Students are prompted to read critically for evidence to support a viewpoint based on the big ideas of the novel in an engaging manner that
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All four of the Strategy Handouts! Quick reference guides for students directly aligned to the four categories in the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to help review and prepare for any standardized test! The Four Strategy Handouts: 1.
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This set of 7 printer paper sized posters can be printed in color and arranged horizontally and laminated to create a banner style poster for over the board, vertically to create a poster for the door or other small space, or arranged individually.
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An engaging way to introduce or review 6 key strategies for Vocabulary using song lyrics "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys and "Try" by Pink (song lyrics not included). The 6 Vocabulary "Cheats" are: Word Parts (Greek and Latin roots), Connotation,
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In this lesson students play with the multiple meaning of the word "cool" as in "a fairly low temperature" and "popular" as they analyze words based on the shades of meaning of the word "cool" in rappers names. Students then go on to discuss how to
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In this engaging lesson, students learn information about going to college through Infographics-or charts containing various text features. The lesson guides students through closely analyzing the different components of two infographics and in
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Perfect for use as a Common Formative Assessment for Middle School teams to assess the Common Core or Florida Standards for Vocabulary. This assessment can be given as a pre test to see what students already know and to plan instruction based on
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These checklists are the perfect tool to help students meet the Common Core Writing Standards! Aligned to the Smarter Balanced and Florida Standards Assessment rubrics for Informational and Argumentative Writing, these checklists are written in
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This student and parent friendly handout offers 5 pearls of ACT Reading wisdom backed by research in a handy reference guide. Websites and apps are included where relevant. Perfect for parent nights or a student handout. It also would make a great
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For ALL subject areas! The Common Core Standards require students to understand the function of language---in everything they read. This activity will help your students understand the function of a word, deepen understanding, and aid students
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Help your students understand current events in Baltimore and elsewhere by developing their historic knowledge and perspective with engaging activities. Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading classes---even more powerful as an
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This teacher study guide for the NEW Florida Test Specifications for the Language Arts Florida Standards is perfect for use by individual teachers for self-study or by collaborative PLC's! This is a must-have tool for all administrators,
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Includes a passage and questions that correlate to the FCAT Test Specifications as well as Common Core Language Acquisition standards. The questions have a space for students to identify the type of question and gives students Hints to the correct
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Perfect to attach to your whiteboard to show students, parents, and administrators which Common Core Standards are being focused on during a lesson or for the school staff room and teacher lounge! These signs feature each of the 10 Common Core
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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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Florida Atlantic University

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