LiteracyLightBulb

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LiteracyLightBulb
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Capture your students’ interest in vocabulary by using their existing engagement in game apps! This simple app is the inspiration of these Common Core aligned vocabulary activities that can be used in any content area! This 10 page document
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Based on popular request...Here are my four best-selling Poetry Pair lessons on one Poetry Pack! Engage your students in close reading of complex poetry by pairing with popular songs! Featured Songs and Poems... *Tupac Shakur's "Dear Momma" and
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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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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 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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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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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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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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