LiteracyLightBulb

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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 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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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
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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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Are your students ready for the Common Core? Find out how your instruction matches up with the demands of the core standards by administering this Common Core Performance Task Baseline Assessment. This Common Core Performance Task Assessment
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Are your students ready for the Common Core? Find out how your instruction matches up with the demands of the core standards by administering this Common Core Performance Task Baseline Assessment. This Common Core Performance Task Assessment
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This interactive lesson will get your students thinking about a relevant topic as they learn strategies to tackle demanding texts and questions from the Key Ideas and Details Category. The questions are aligned to the Florida Standards Assessment
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This extended vocabulary tutorial on a prezi (a powerpoint-like presentation program) reviews The 6 Vocabulary Cheats and gives sample questions directly correlated to each vocabulary benchmark as determined in the FCAT Test Specification. Also
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Acronyms help students remember a series of information. SEES is an acronym to help students remember the ingredients that go into an informational or argumentative writing task for Common Core. This can be used for shorter written responses or
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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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