Loving Language Arts

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Loving Language Arts
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High-interest, standards-based ELA resources that make teachers AND students love Language Arts even more! (Gr. 5-8 & beyond)
 
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By Loving Language Arts
HIGH-INTEREST passages middle school kids love! How can they possibly love them, you ask? Easy! These passages are far more interesting and relevant to their everyday lives than most other passages are. Kids keep reporting they LOVE the texts! And
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.6.10, RI.7.1...
$12.99
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By Loving Language Arts
Updated in 2020 as a distance learning WebQuest in Google Slides or PDF while the debate continues (killer whales continue to be sold worldwide in worse-than-ever conditions, plus think about the other marine mammals). Authentic, relevant, in-depth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3...
$4.99
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By Loving Language Arts
Relevant-to-Real-Life Word Problems get students to calculate decimals, percents, and ratios in the planning of a Thanksgiving Dinner party and as they relate to interesting historical facts & current consumer trends. Based on real data!
Subjects:
Word Problems, Thanksgiving, Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 6.RP.A.3d, 7.RP.A.3
$2.00
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By Loving Language Arts
MORE HIGH-INTEREST passages middle school kids love! How can they possibly love them, you ask? Easy! Just like in Volume I, these passages are far more interesting and relevant to their everyday lives than most other passages are. Kids keep
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.6.10, RI.7.1...
$12.99
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By Loving Language Arts
FREE! NO PREP PRINTABLES AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION FOR EASY DISTANCE LEARNING! Thorough, high-interest 2-page passage about sled dog racing for any time of year. Student will preview & practice relevant vocabulary, read the text closely to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3...
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES! Engaging 1-page informational text passage hooks readers & tasks get them to hone in on central ideas by filling out a web & following steps to WRITE AN AWESOME SUMMARY! Vocabulary activities too! NOW IN INTERACTIVE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2...
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89
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By Loving Language Arts
Quick, fun, & meaningful lesson that delves into a classic American novel and you don't even need the book! First, the book is summarized for the students. Next, students are given a figurative language guide that defines key figurative language
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES or Google Classroom version for distance learning! Engaging 1-page informational text passage keeps readers interested as they learn new vocabulary in context, make inferences, and write an informative mini-autobiography "My Life
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.7.2, RI.8.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.2
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES OR INTERACTIVE GOOGLE SLIDES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING! High-interest topic students will love reading about and be fascinated by. Super interesting & informative informational text passage explains why & how ice cream is a
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.7, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7...
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56
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION FOR EASY DISTANCE LEARNING that guide students step-by-step to formulate, research, & write an awesome argumentative essay! Gives them everything they need to succeed! Helps them explore both sides
Subjects:
Writing, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.8, RI.7.8, RI.8.8, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.7, W.5.8...
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By Loving Language Arts
FREE NO PREP PRINTABLES OR GOOGLE SLIDES FOR EASY DISTANCE LEARNING! Interesting & informative 2-page informational text passage about how much fresh water is available and why there are shortages when demand has not yet exceeded the supply.
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4...
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By Loving Language Arts
Relevant-to-Real-Life Word Problems that get students to convert measurements in the world's largest pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving recipes, pounds of turkey, miles that people travel during the holiday, temperature to cook turkey, etc. This is more than
Subjects:
Measurement, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3, 6.RP.A.3d
$2.00
19
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION FOR EASY DISTANCE LEARNING! Bring literacy into social studies by having students examine 5 themes of geography which are revealed in a fascinating Informational Text Passage full of historical
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
FREE
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By Loving Language Arts
Puts their informative/explanatory writing to the test and smiles on their faces! Students get to be creative and have fun, yet they must also use their best writing skills. The purpose for their writing becomes so clear during this lesson -- which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4, W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.2b, W.5.2c, W.5.2d, W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c...
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41
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By Loving Language Arts
Relevant-to-Real-Life Word Problems that get students to calculate fractions, decimals, & percents regarding Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, consumer spending and trends, interesting facts -- all based on real data! Questions often involve dollar
Subjects:
Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Decimals
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3, 6.RP.A.3, 7.RP.A.3
$2.00
7
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION FOR DISTANCE LEARNING! Thoroughly engaging 2-page informational text passage teaches fascinating information about all the amazing things working dogs have done throughout history. Written with bold
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4
FREE
25
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES OR INTERACTIVE GOOGLE SLIDES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING! Your students are wondering why there are seasons, so they will want to read this HIGH-INTEREST informative informational text passage that incorporates visuals (2 diagrams) and
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.7, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.2, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.3...
FREE
72
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By Loving Language Arts
Grab their attention with interesting informational texts about pumpkins, vocabulary connections, fascinating facts that are incorporated into critical thinking activities, writing explanatory text about how to make a jack-o-lantern, writing a short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.7.2, RI.8.2, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.2, L.6.4, L.7.4...
$2.00
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By Loving Language Arts
NO PREP PRINTABLES AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION FOR EASY DISTANCE LEARNING! Meaningful, guided exploration of AUTHENTIC primary & secondary sources that delve into sled dog racing, a historical event. Students read authentic informational text
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6...
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13
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By Loving Language Arts
Relevant-to-Real-Life Word Problems that get students to compute with decimals to the thousandths place and convert seconds/minutes. Students will read interesting, relevant information about various sports in the Winter Olympic Games and will use
Subjects:
Word Problems, Winter, Decimals
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
6.NS.B.3, 6.RP.A.3d
$2.00
12
Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught middle school language arts and social studies (grades 6-8) for 8 years. In that time, I worked with a wide variety of students. I have also taught elementary level summer programs, substituted at all K-8 levels, ran a preschool, and have been closely involved in the school lives of my three daughters who are currently in 5th, 8th, and 9th grade. Since teaching and while being a "stay-at-home-mom", I have taken on numerous awesome projects as an Independent Contractor. I am a Content Creator -- I create the content for standardized test questions, online learning activities, video scripts for short educational multimedia videos, my own ELA and literacy in content areas curriculum for sale, entire online ELA courses and blended learning program curriculum, etc. My middle school daughters get the privilege of trying out (over and over) my lessons so that I can make them awesome and tailored to that age group. I get the privilege of hearing the truth...lol

MY TEACHING STYLE

School should be a place where you learn interesting things and practice valuable skills. (It should also be a place of respect and kindness.) Students want to be engaged, active, and they want interesting, creative curriculum -- not those boring textbooks! That's how I am here to help you fellow ELA teachers to love language arts by getting your students to love language arts too!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

3.8 GPA at UC Irvine -- woohoo

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., English, 1995, University of California, Irvine Masters courses in Curriculum and Instruction, 1996-1998, Chapman University Full year of pre-med Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition science courses. I love science and enjoy using it in the language arts setting. I also enjoy math (weird...I know).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently an independent contractor for various ELA content/curriculum companies doing various projects. I am currently creating standardized test questions that align with the Common Core ELA state standards (a.k.a. "Career and College Ready" standards) and more standards depending on the state. Therefore, I have been gaining a GREAT amount of knowledge about aligning content to standards and assessing it. It is all harder than I thought it would be (more complicated), but it is worth it to learn so much about making quality, targeted curriculum that is actually useful.

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