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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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Engage your students in high level nonfiction text and sharpen their vocabulary strategies with this history mystery! Students watch clips from the movie National Treasure, which imagines that the Declaration of Independence is really a treasure
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This mini-lesson is the perfect way to introduce your students to informational text strategies! The lesson is aligned to the FCAT Test Specifications for Informational Text and Research and to the Common Core Standards for Integration of Knowledge
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This Research Handbook is the perfect way to introduce, practice, and apply each step of the research process! Use it along with any subject area research project! Your students will use this handbook again and again! FINDS is an acronym for a
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This lesson plan guides students to hear music in a different way. Instead of just hearing the music, they are guided to listen to the message. Students participate in a close analytical reading of the popular song "Brave" by Sara Barelis to
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This tutorial is perfect for Language Arts or Reading teachers to teach main idea through content area informational text or for Social Studies teachers to reinforce important content area literacy strategies! Students learn how reading can make
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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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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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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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