LiteracyLightBulb
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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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In this motivation mini-lesson, students discuss their failures and learn that their response to failure can either hold them back or help them bounce back quickly. Based on the work of Carol Dweck, this teen-friendly lesson helps reveal to
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 mini-lesson teaches students the essentials of how memory works in a visual and interactive manner based on cognitive science. Students will learn three steps to long-term memory, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan of
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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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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 lesson students play with the multiple meaning of the word "cool" as in "a fairly low temperature" and "popular" as they analyze words based on the shades of meaning of the word "cool" in rappers names. Students then go on to discuss how to
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This is the perfect tool for Professional Learning Communities (PLC's), teacher workshop trainings, or individual teacher study of the Common Core Vocabulary and Language Standards! There are three interactive activities and a wealth of
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Support the teachers at your school in applying the Common Core Standards in the classroom! This presentation is perfect for teachers who have a foundation level understanding of the Common Core to take their knowledge to the next level! Perfect
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Help your students understand current events in Baltimore and elsewhere by developing their historic knowledge and perspective with engaging activities. Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading classes---even more powerful as an
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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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