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By McKenziesCreations
Here are ten projects and Activities intended for Gifted and Talented students. In my English class, I sometimes find that the projects my general education students are working on are just not challenging enough for some of my advanced students.
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
$2.99
120 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is the story the Tell Tale Heart, complete with a comprehension worksheet and answer key. After I read and complete this with my students there is a great short clip on youtube I show, (Shortz version) and the kids really like the lesson! :)
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
$1.75
52 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
Here are 144 Task Cards for middle school students, English Language Arts, grades 6,7,8 The Bundle Includes: 12 Figurative Language Task Cards with Answer Key 12 Literary Elements Task Cards with Answer Key 12 Reading Comprehension: Main Idea Task
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literature Circles
$4.99
66 ratings
3.9
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a McKenziesCreations 6 page packet with six urban legends and questions that follow. This is a great way to keep the students engaged and interested in reading. :)
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
$1.25
42 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a brief pre-reading power point for the novel Charlotte's Web. I use this quick activity as an introduction to the novel, as it presents the setting, characters, main themes and quick activity after watching a clip. This is a great way to
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Activboard Activities
$2.00
$1.00
79 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is an Alfred Noyes poem, The Highwayman. It comes with comprehension questions and an answer key. You could use this poem when teaching poetry or if you teach a gothic literature unit.
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$2.75
$1.25
33 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
Here is a pre-reading power point to view with your students before diving into the book, Maniac Magee. It is a quick and fun activity meant to get the kids interested in reading the novel. Be sure to check out the novel study I use for this book!
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Activboard Activities
$2.00
$1.00
45 ratings
3.9
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By McKenziesCreations
Here are the activities that come in the complete Mckenziescreations Holes Novel Study. You can use them as additional resources if you already have chapter questions and quizzes. They include a movie/book comparison, numerous project ideas,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a pre-reading power point intended for a brief introduction into the novel. It should take about 10 minutes to complete, and is a great way to use teachnology to inspire reading. I use this with my McKenziesCreations Holes Novel Study!
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
$1.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
Here is another reading comprehension test. There are 50 questions targeting fiction and non-fiction passages, with a focus on literary elements, figurative language, and reading comprehension.
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Simulations
$2.50
30 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a document containing the Hitchhiker play, comprehension questions, and answer key. My students really like this play, and I find it is best to act it out as a class first, and then complete the worksheet together! :)
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.50
$2.75
20 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This product comes with the short story and three pages of comprehensive, literary, and vocabulary questions. Great short story that really encompasses foreshadowing and irony. This is a tale of a town and the lottery that they hold every year.
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.99
$2.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a two page guide to go along with watching the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I use this movie after we read the book Night. It is a great way to combine the two pieces and show numerous view points during that time.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Outlines, Movie Guides
$1.99
$1.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a 50 page packet intended for practice, study, and mastery of literary terms. This packet includes two pages on each of the following terms, one with visual aids for practice, and one for applying the knowledge of the literary term into
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$6.99
$4.15
30 ratings
3.9
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By McKenziesCreations
Here is a collection of 15 short stories, mostly fiction but some non-fiction. You can use these short stories with my homework handout, or in your classroom within literature circles. There is a variety of themes and motifs, clear uses of
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
Here is a short, 4 page pretest for writing elements and grammar. It includes questions about commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, I vs. me, double negatives, subject-verb agreement, comparative/superlative adjectives, capitalization, the writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
$1.50
$1.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By McKenziesCreations
Here is EAP's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum" complete with thought questions. I usually have my students complete this story in literature circles or as an entire class, as it is a somewhat difficult story to understand if you are reading
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$1.25
15 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
25 Sub Plans (101 pages) The following bundle is a collection of 25 different substitute teacher plans to keep on file in your classroom. You can keep all of these in one folder for those unforeseen days off. This collection gives you comfort in
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$7.50
$5.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
On my yearly lesson plans I use Mondays for computer lab days. When we go to the lab, we work on our year-long projects, and the computer program, Achieve 3000. However, sometimes the students get done early, or we just need to take a break from
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Computation, Internet Activities
$5.00
$3.75
22 ratings
4.0
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By McKenziesCreations
This is a McKenziesCreations complete novel study for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It is a fun and engaging bundle incluing: Author information Pre-reading activities, both hands-on and using the computer A vocabulary/context clues guide and answer key 90
Subjects:
Education, English, Basic Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$10.99
$6.99
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I completed my student teaching within an eighth and eleventh grade classroom. After, I taught sixth grade special needs in New York. I moved to Virginia in 2009, and have been teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade English ever since.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use creativity and technology to teach in my classroom. I create assignments using movies, music, computer programs, projects, and hands-on approaches to engage the students. I also try and develop lessons that are relevant to students' lives today, and use a variety of skills and modern means to do so. I believe that learning should be as fun as it possibly can be, and I strive to make that possible for all my students!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Valent Teaching Scholarship, Creative Opportunity Odyssey of the Mind Scholarship, Edited and Published work through internship with GCOFA, Freshman Convocation Speaker for incoming students and current faculty, 2007, Scholars day essay participant, The Power Of Apparel in Schools, 2007, Recipient Of Excellence in Writing Award, SUNY Brockport 2007 Created Entire School Curriculum for Roots, Affixes, and Suffixes, 2013 Created Entire School Curriculum for Cross Curricular ALL SUBJECTS content practice and remediation, 2014 Teacher of the Month, 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from high school in New York with a regents diploma. Directly after, I attended the State University College at Brockport and received my B.S. in English Education. I achieved my New York State teaching license for both secondary (7-12) grades and grades 5 and 6 extension. I moved to Virginia and achieved my Virginia teaching license as well. I am also certified to teach Art grades k-12, I have my Masters of Art in Education, Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and am currently pursuing my PhD.

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