LiteracyLightBulb

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LiteracyLightBulb
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Helping ALL students go from "Huh?" to "Ooooh, I get it now!" http://www.pinterest.com/litlightbulb/
 
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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 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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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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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 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 handout is a quick reference guide for students to use for Literary Analysis based on the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to help students review for any standardized test. This handout was designed to accompany the Poetry Tutorial:
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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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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 handout is a quick reference sheet for students to help answer questions from the Reading Applications benchmarks based on the FCAT Test Specifications, but can be used to help students on any standardized test! The handout includes
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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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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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These checklists are the perfect tool to help students meet the Common Core Writing Standards! Aligned to the Smarter Balanced and Florida Standards Assessment rubrics for Informational and Argumentative Writing, these checklists are written in
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Includes a passage and questions that correlate to the FCAT Test Specifications as well as Common Core Language Acquisition standards. The questions have a space for students to identify the type of question and gives students Hints to the correct
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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 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 extended vocabulary tutorial on a prezi (a powerpoint-like presentation program) reviews The 6 Vocabulary Cheats and gives sample questions directly correlated to each vocabulary benchmark as determined in the FCAT Test Specification. Also
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Acronyms help students remember a series of information. SEES is an acronym to help students remember the ingredients that go into an informational or argumentative writing task for Common Core. This can be used for shorter written responses or
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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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Perfect for test-taking season! This two page student-friendly handout gives general and question type specific test-taking hints for multiple choice reading tests for all grade levels! Learn what to do if you are in doubt of an answer
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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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