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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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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 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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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 interactive mini-lesson guides students to write answers that are dependent on a text and provide specific, detailed evidence. Students listen to a link to the audio of the author Jack Gantos reading aloud the first chapter of his fun and
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Get your students engaged in close, analytical reading by pairing up poems and popular songs! Included in this poetry pair... -Powerpoint lesson that guides students though close reading the song and poem -Handout with the song lyrics and
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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 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 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 assessment is perfect for Language Arts and Reading teachers who are using the play "A Raisin in the Sun" to study characterization! The questions are aligned to the Sunshine State Standards Literary Analysis Test Specifications for
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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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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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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 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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This is a great way to weave in important life skills as you teach nonfiction, informational text! This product contains discussion prompts and questions that reflect the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to teach strategies for any
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This student-friendly document is a great reference in any English or Content Area classroom! Students gain insight into ways authors build sentences so that they can see how they can break them down to make meaning. Handout includes a
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A lesson that guides students to a close analytical reading of the first two chapters of the novel The Lord of the Flies. Helps students to identify key themes and read for evidence. Can be used both as a discussion prompt for Socratic Seminar or
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A handout for use with the Poetry Tutorial lesson with poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and excerpted lyrics"Dear Momma" by Tupac. Perfect for use for close analytical readings that are Common Core style! Poetry Tutorial Lesson for this
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This collection of three articles and tables is perfect to practice reading informational text. The three "cool" rappers are Ice-T, LL Cool J, and Vanilla Ice. Use with the "Cool Rappers" lesson that students analyze the shades of meaning 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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