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By Making ELA Matter
This bundle was originally designed to accompany the 2018 Global Read Aloud. As such, the unit is structured over a 6-week period. The activity pages correspond with each chapter of the book and are marked by the accompanying page numbers. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$12.50
$11.25
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By Making ELA Matter
This completely editable 45 slide back-to-school resource contains original memes to cover general classroom rules, procedures and policies for the secondary classroom. In addition, there are 5 group task cards that require students to collaborate
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.50
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By Making ELA Matter
These 2 activities have been updated for distance learning! They are great to use for the first day or the first week of school. The one-pager template will allow students to demonstrate their creativity while you get to know all about them. Bonus:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
5
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By Making ELA Matter
This objective 20 question quiz on 6 literary elements is a mix of matching, multiple choice and application questionsIt covers the following literary elements: setting, character, plot, point of view, conflict and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
$1.50
8
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By Making ELA Matter
These print-and-go materials are perfect to teach important literary elements for all works of fiction. The elements covered in this bundle are setting, theme, characterization, plot, conflict and point of view. It includes an engaging and modern
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Assessment
$10.00
$9.00
9
Bundle
By Making ELA Matter
This resource effectively reviews 6 primary literary elements found in all works of fiction. Designed for   middle school students, it could easily be used for advanced 4th or 5th grade students or high school students who need refreshing on these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
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By Making ELA Matter
Need an engaging way for students to practice identifying literary elements? This resource uses Pixar’s short film La Luna for students to apply their knowledge of the following literary elements: setting, plot, point of view, characters, conflict
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.50
3
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By Making ELA Matter
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family.This bundle includes activities for 6 weeks of the novel. What's included each weekSuggested guidelines
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$18.00
$16.20
2
Bundle
By Making ELA Matter
Journals are a fantastic way to develop writing skills and encourage students to write regularly. Use this completely editable product as a daily bell ringer, a spring-board to introduce a new topic or as a brain break from the daily classroom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
$4.00
7
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By Making ELA Matter
This is a resource for The Cay by Theodore Taylor. The activities in this resource require students to take a critical look at the following literary elem ents: point of view, setting, plot, theme, characterization and conflict. In addition, I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$5.50
3
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By Making ELA Matter
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family.This resource is designed to cover chapters 1-7 of the novel. Chapter handouts require students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
8
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By Making ELA Matter
Refugee by Alan Gratz is an award-winning novel that was selected as one of the books for this year's Global Read Aloud. This resource was originally created to accompany the read-aloud. As such, most of the response pages were intended to be used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$2.50
8
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By Making ELA Matter
Refugee by Alan Gratz is an award-winning novel that was selected as one of the books for this year's Global Read Aloud. This resource was originally created to accompany the read-aloud. As such, most of the response pages were intended to be used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$2.50
6
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By Making ELA Matter
Do you want to bring current events to your classroom AND make them relevant? This free print-and-go question worksheet pairs nicely with any article of the week.  It requires students to think critically about an event in the news and examine how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
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By Making ELA Matter
Want a current event project that incorporates the key Common Core English Language Arts Standards? Then, this is the project you’ve been looking for!! This product contains the following items: 1. A comprehensive teacher instruction sheet that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Assessment
$1.50
3
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By Making ELA Matter
Tired of PowerPoint Presentations with an overabundance of text and student presenters who just read from the screen? This TED Talk is one I use as a guide to solve these problems. What’s Included In this Purchase: - Teacher Notes and Suggested
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Internet Activities
$2.00
3
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By Making ELA Matter
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family.This resource is designed to cover chapters 16-22 of the novel. Chapter handouts require students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
4
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By Making ELA Matter
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family. This resource covers chapters 38-44 of the novel and is the final resource for this novel. Being that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
3
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By Making ELA Matter
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a moving account of four homeless children who struggle to survive together and grow to become a family.This resource is designed to cover chapters 23-30 of the novel. Chapter handouts require students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
6
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By Making ELA Matter
This objective 20 question quiz on subjects and predicates is designed for secondary students. This resource includes BOTH a Microsoft Word version AND a Google Form version. The quiz covers the following content:Simple and Complete SubjectsSimple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Google Apps
$1.75
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 13 years of experience working in education. My experience has not been limited to traditional classrooms. I have also taught 12-18 year old adolescents in a drug and rehabilitation center and adults in a community college. Additionally, I worked as the head librarian for 4 years in a K-8 school. I have had the opportunity to create lessons and instruct students from pre-kindergarten to college on a variety of subjects. After a long hiatus as a stay-at-home mom, I have spent the last 4 years teaching Literature and English to 7th and 8th grade students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One thing I noticed when I returned to the classroom 4 years ago is that students do not have the attention spans they did years ago. My teaching style is a work-in-progress that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of middle school students. My goal is to create challenging and relevant content that encourages critical thinking and engagement. I am working to create materials that use current trends and topics to address the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills that are required of English classrooms.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2018-19

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in English Education

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