M Minkin
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M Minkin
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"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." ~Yeats ~ My blog: TeacherHack.net
 
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*Graphic Organizer with definitions and examples for the four elements of setting: 1) place, 2) time, 3) environment, 4) customs. Two other boxes help students understand how 5) mood and 6) tone, while not always considered part of setting, are
$3.50
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Animal Farm’s character list is long. Help your students learn the main characters in Animal Farm (and their allegorical/historical counterparts) by playing each of the three versions of this game. Yes, this product is three games in one. YOUR
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Have fun teaching the six types of conflict in literature with a bit of pop culture. Each of these 28 conflict task cards (with freebie option for 8 more cards) includes a plot point from an episode of TV's The Simpsons. Which of the six types of
$4.75
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Teach your students the multiple elements of setting with this graphic organizer set. The primary graphic organizer includes definitions and examples for the four elements of setting: 1) place, 2) time, 3) environment, 4) customs. Two other boxes
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More than a Point of View board game, this is a mini-unit on point of view, with: *14-slide PowerPoint - to learn 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person (objective, limited, omniscient) points of view. *Graphics-rich game board (prints well in color and black
$9.00
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Do your students know how to disagree? Certainly. But, can they do it in a respectful manner during a classroom discussion? If not, these NINE full-size (8.5 x 11) speech bubble “mini-posters” are for you. Adapted from the work of Kate Kinsella,
$2.25
3 ratings
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Help your students learn 35 common literary terms with this board game. Your download includes these PDF elements: *35 double-sided, easy-to-print Literary Devices game cards. *Graphics-rich game board (revised based on my students’ requests for
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Idioms can be fun to teach and learn. This "Idiom Board Game" will help your students learn 45 common idiomatic expressions without stressing your out. It's is a low-prep product. Just print and cut. Your download includes these PDF
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This PowerPoint features 14 funny Thanksgiving jokes for kids. Each slide has vivid, colorful graphics and special animation effects that make the images pop in and out. My students always enjoy this combination of silly Thanksgiving riddles,
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Need an activity to get your new students to stand up and interact? Give each student a copy of my Finders Game grid and tell them to walk around the room until they find someone who ... (has broken a bone, has traveled outside the US, likes to
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Thanksgiving Jokes - Animated PowerPoint Want more than this sample? Check out the full version with this link: Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids - Powerpoint
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching language arts since 2003.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist, with a sense of humor.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-National Board Certified Teacher since 2008 -UCLA Writing Project Fellow since 2007 -Fund For Teachers Fellow -Awarded 2015 -Awarded UCLA Teacher Initiated Inquiry Project grant (2011) -Regular presenter at district, regional and state conferences (including California Association of Teachers of English).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts Degree, UC Berkeley (English and History) Masters Degree, UCLA (Education) But, real learning comes from my students, my colleagues, and Twitter (@MelissaMinkin is my handle).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to hike, read, and ride my bike - but not at the same time.

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