Literary Sherri

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"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." (Malala Yousafzai)
 
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By Literary Sherri
Decrease off-task behaviors and increase on-task learning with sequential strategies that empower middle school and high school teachers to focus on positive interventions and consistent consequences so you can care for little problems before they
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$6.90
328 ratings
3.9
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By Literary Sherri
High academic and behavior expectations can go hand-in-hand with a positive, nurturing classroom environment! More than any tangible reward you can give them, adolescents crave meaningful positive recognition. Engaging, student-friendly, and ready
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$12.40
351 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Encourage a growth mindset in your upper elementary, middle school, or secondary classroom with these motivational notes from the teacher that encourage students to believe they can learn anything, accomplish anything, and be anything with diligent
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$7.20
262 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
This 3-week unit for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton contains everything you need for an exciting, engaging, rigorous novel study. This unit requires close reading and includes critical thinking questions that require students to extrapolate relevant
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$19.20
195 ratings
3.9
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By Literary Sherri
Questions, prompts, graphic organizers, and guided writing assignments help build comprehension and metacognition skills, helping students think within, about, and beyond the text! This Common Core-aligned Reader Response Journal truly pushes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$10.80
290 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This detailed flip-book contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, including 8 pages of Common Core-aligned literary analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6...
$6.00
272 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Identifying the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage is a skill that middle school students need to practice over and over again. This print-'n-go resource can help! This engaging lesson helps students learn to identify the main
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$6.00
226 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Back to school is even more exciting and engaging with a variety of games and activities designed specifically to be used in the first two to three weeks of Middle School to foster a positive classroom environment and build a caring and inclusive
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$12.00
157 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Do your students fill their writing with fluff phrases that add no value to their content? Phrases such as:In my opinionI believeI'm going to tell you aboutThis is why I wrote aboutThis Don’t Write About Your Writing mini-lesson helps students drop
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$4.80
205 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Identifying the central idea and supporting details of a reading passage is a skill that middle school students need to practice over and over again. This print-'n-go resource can help! This engaging lesson helps students learn to identify the
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$6.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
An engaging, student-friendly five-week novel study unit based on Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Everything you need, ready to print 'n go! Whether used with whole-class instruction, small groups, academic intervention services, tutoring, or for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$10.80
83 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
24 meaningful, engaging quotes about books and reading on 8.5x11 chalkboard-themed, high-resolution posters. Just print and laminate for a beautiful display for your classroom, library, or office that will inspire your students to read!THIS 24-PAGE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$6.00
98 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Nothing grabs students' attention quite like Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart” . . . this detailed lesson contains everything you need to teach this spooky story, including 8 pages of Common Core-aligned literary analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6...
$6.00
88 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
SAVE 20% BY PURCHASING TWO BEST-SELLING RESOURCES IN ONE BUDGET-CONSCIOUS BUNDLE! A variety of games and activities designed specifically to be used in the first two to three weeks of Middle School to foster a positive classroom environment and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Activities, Fun Stuff
$24.00
$19.20
83 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
This Night unit is structured for close reading, critical thinking, and careful analysis of Elie Wiesel's autobiography. It is structured for easy integration with read-alouds, shared reading, independent reading, guided reading, interactive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$24.00
56 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Middle School students are still learning how to read well and they need strategies! This reading strategies resource pays special attention is to close reading, metacognition, and repairing reading when meaning breaks down. I use these tools and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters, Literature Circles
$9.60
65 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Here's a mini-unit to include in your broader unit on the Holocaust. This mini-unit uses the 1959 film “The Diary of Anne Frank” featuring Shelly Winters (available at the local library) and "The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings" (McDougal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$6.00
47 ratings
3.9
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By Literary Sherri
Middle school students are still learning how to read and write well and they need practical strategies! This product is packed with 60 pages of tips and tools that can be used effectively in ELA as well as content areas to help students increase
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$19.20
$14.40
74 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
This is one of those gems to include in your teacher toolbox that will take your teaching to the next level - a must-have for your teacher binder! Integrate kinesthetic movement and energize your lessons, reviews, quick assessments, wrap-ups, brain
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$6.00
72 ratings
4.0
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By Literary Sherri
Middle school students are still learning how to write well and they need strategies! These strategies, designed especially for Middle School, can be used in ELA as well as all content areas to foster common language and help students transfer their
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$9.60
39 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 26th year working in education full-time. As a veteran educator, I've enjoyed teaching 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, as well as a few high school English electives. I'm passionate about creating resources for students that make rigorous learning fun, engaging, and interactive!

The vast majority of my career has been spent teaching 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts, integrating Social Studies and Science as frequently as possible. My strengths include classroom management that maximizes learning, differentiation, and teaching literacy skills. In addition to classroom teaching, I have been a curriculum writer since 2012. I'm so passionate about providing high-quality resources for teachers and students around the country that I now write curriculum full-time, with occasional subbing or tutoring so my resources and classroom management stay relevant and practical and so that I stay engaged with students, who are still as energizing and inspiring as they were my first year of teaching.

Teaching is my heart, and I am especially passionate about literacy because I believe it is the foundation of all learning. When students are better readers and writers, their performance in every subject increases, and they are better able to think and to communicate their thoughts. Literacy is the most significant skill needed to function effectively in school, in the workplace, and in society. It is vital to a successful education, career, and quality of life. Literacy enables students to become active and independent thinkers and lifelong learners, which is empowering and sets students up for success in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue. When people are able to function at high levels of literacy, doors of opportunity are opened for them that would not be available otherwise -- and I want to help open as many doors as possible for students!

MY TEACHING STYLE

All learners have different and unique learning styles, so I strive to integrate a variety of teaching styles in my classes and curriculum, including standards-based resources, hands-on-learning, generous doses of collaborative projects, critical thinking activities, authentic learning opportunities, frequent dashes from my bag-of-tricks, and liberal pinches of humor.

I believe it's important for students to engage every day with learning materials, one another, and their teachers because active learning results in challenged, motivated, life-long learners! I work to continuously refine and adapt resources to reflect students' current needs, interests, and schema. I also strive to create resources that are rigorous, relevant, ready-to-use, and fun for students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Co-presenter at Teachers Pay Teachers National Conference (2015-2017)

Member by Invitation of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Key Women Educators

Nominated by Administration for a University of Rochester Fellowship Program

Nominated for the Disney American Teacher of the Year Award

I've presented numerous professional development workshops for colleagues on effectively increasing literacy skills, integrating reading and writing with other disciplines, and classroom management that decreases off-task behaviors and increases learning.

In my desk drawer, I have a manila folder filled with meaningful notes, cards, and letters from former students, their parents, and teaching colleagues. Ryan jotted, "Why do you care about us so freakin' much?!?" Brandon wrote, "Thank you for helping me discover mysteries and mythologies -- I never knew I enjoyed reading so much until this year!" Lauren's mom noted, "Thank you for helping my daughter believe in herself and build her confidence. She fell in love with school and learning this year." This folder is one of my most treasured possessions and its contents represent my greatest teaching honors. Its contents never fail to make me smile, laugh, cry, and remember why I love teaching.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from SUNY Brockport, Summa Cum Laude (Literacy Specialist)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Childhood and Special Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, Magna Cum Laude

New York State Certifications include:

Elementary (1-6)

Middle School (Grades 7-9)

Special Education

Literacy Specialist

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Favorite Season: Back-to-School (who doesn't adore all those bins of school supplies and the scent of freshly-sharpened pencils?!?)

Favorite On-Line Store other than TpT: Amazon (I should own stock, really, for all the books I purchase.)

Favorite Brick & Mortar Store: Barnes & Noble (I could spend days wandering the aisles and perusing the books!)

Favorite Novel to Teach: The Giver by Lois Lowry (S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and R.J. Palacio's Wonder are close contenders.)

Favorite Genre: Historical Fiction (I've always loved bringing history alive for my students -- I adore it when a book does the same for me!)

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