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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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This is the perfect icebreaker to get to know what is important to your students, assess their comprehension, writing, and speaking skills, plus introduce them to Close Reading all while enjoying the popular song "Roar" by Katy Perry! Perfect for
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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 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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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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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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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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This interactive close reading lesson engages students in activities to help them analyze various texts for the author's perspective. Perfect to launch a debate on gun control or as an introduction to an author study on Ray Bradbury, or a genre
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This Close Reading lesson helps students analyze the first paragraph of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to determine the theme and can be followed up so that students look for details that develop the theme throughout the novel. This lesson
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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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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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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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