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By Margaret South
Common Core tells us to help our students master sentence structure. We teach them all the parts of a sentence and we teach them the different types of sentences they can use. And when our students get down to writing, sometimes it seems that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Task Cards
$4.99
19 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
All-inclusive package to help your students master the Argument Essay now required by Common Core. The Art of the Argument is more than just counting paragraphs; we can help our students craft effective arguments to resolve conflict. You’ll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Test Prep, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
$9.99
8 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
Read 180 Back to School Powerpoint Classroom Timer. Independent Reading, Computer Station, Small Group, Whole Group. I love teaching Read 180 but I'm not crazy about the little timer they give you. (I keep losing it and the kids keep getting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
Elements of fiction, including plot, character development, writing conventions, reading comprehension strategies, as well as higher order thinking skills. Strands Included: Reading Informational, Reading Literary, Speaking and Listening 1. Quiz
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Margaret South
In this engaging unit your students will learn elements of fiction, including plot, character development, writing conventions, reading comprehension strategies, rhyme scheme, as well as higher order thinking skills. Showing a beloved movie is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
$9.95
1 rating
2.8
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By Margaret South
In this engaging unit your students will learn elements of fiction, including plot, character development, writing conventions, reading comprehension strategies, rhyme scheme, as well as higher order thinking skills. Strands Included: Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Movie Guides
$3.95
3 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
Your students will learn plot and character development, protagonist versus antagonist. A fun project with learning as a surprise! Strands Included: Reading Informational, Reading Literary, Speaking and Listening 1. Four Traits of a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Margaret South
Using these engaging activities aligned with Common Core Standards, your students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10
$5.00
2 ratings
3.4
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By Margaret South
Speaking and Listening Skills Standards Based No Prep 1. SOCRATIC SEMINAR SCRIPTS 3 scripts – 2 pages each 4 characters each, including Socrates 1 Worksheet (corresponds to all scripts) 1 Rubric for student use Use sheet protectors, so each
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Speech Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Scripts, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
Dear Teachers, In this engaging unit your students will learn elements of fiction, including plot, character development, writing conventions, reading comprehension strategies, rhyme scheme, as well as higher order thinking skills. Strands
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides, Literature Circles
$9.95
2 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
Here is a complete workshop for Grades 6-10 covering Writing Strand Standards 3 a-e. Many of our children don't want to write. They think they can't do it. This product can help change their minds. What is a child's favorite topic? Himself!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Whole Courses, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3b, W.6.3c, W.6.3d, W.6.3e
$9.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Margaret South
This English Language Pronunciation Drill is a simple tool to perfect the trickiest words in the English language. My students really enjoy this product. They all want to be the one to hold the wand and point out the words. They all want to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Word Walls, Scripts
$3.00
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By Margaret South
We all know that students achieve more when they can track their own progress. You can also use this blank chart for:  Books read  Standards mastered  Types of sentences diagrammed  Assignments completed  Project segments completed Laminate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Classroom Management
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Rubrics
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Margaret South
Bell-To-Bell Classroom Management Tool - Powerpoint Classroom Timer Get your students to write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks. This is a must-have classroom management tool,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Study Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$3.00
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By Margaret South
No Prep Text-Based Interactive Notebook includes 40 short chapters of a complete action-adventure novel written to teach Common Core ELA standards Grades 3,4,5, and 6, including Comprehension, Inferencing, Conflict, Parts of Speech, Figurative
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Interactive Notebooks
$14.95
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By Margaret South
Your students will get ready to write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. Motivate your students to write their own "life
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
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By Margaret South
Here’s a great way to introduce your students to the literary elements of fiction, including plot, character, theme, epiphany. Show a movie one act (approximately 15-20 minutes) at a time. In this way, your students will learn to “chunk” the
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Movie Guides, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.7, RL.7.10
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6 ratings
3.8
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By Margaret South
Classroom Management Tool to help students keep it simple-- Work Hard Play Nice Keep Going Hang in your room and have your kiddoes recite these three simple rules for success. © 2015 Margaret South. All rights reserved. Purchase of this unit
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, For Principals & Administrators
$3.00
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By Margaret South
Essential and simple guide for teaching Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. We use contemporary movies to teach literary terms, grammar and usage. Includes writing prompts, worksheets, essential questions, tips for parents. Related
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Movie Guides
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked with writers and their words my whole life. After a successful Hollywood career, I raised my family and started working in schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Too easygoing, I've been told!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Nominee; Oldest Living First Year Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BFA Ithaca College

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Recently Published "Aloha Island," an action-packed adventure story featuring a struggling reader who runs away to an enchanted island where all the creatures know how to read and write.

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