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McKenziesCreations

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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
$2.99
151
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
**Update to those who have already purchased this item. I have gone through the original and updated some links that were glitching out. Please re-download the item to get those new links. Gotta love technology! :) I also added curriculum maps to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
$250.00
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Google Slides™
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
56
Digital Download PPTX (0.78 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
Here are 38 weeks (an entire school year) of lesson plans for English grade 8. (You could modify them for 7 or 9, depending on your state's standards) These lesson plans are both common core and Virginia state standards aligned, and include all of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Classroom Forms
$5.00
21
Digital Download DOCX (0.28 MB)
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
95
Digital Download PPTX (3.18 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
85 Template Pages on Google Presentation- to be used for digital interactive notebooks or portfolios- This product is a Google based item, using presentation. Teachers and students can easily use the presentation. This helps students to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$6.99
16
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
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
45
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
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
24
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
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
82
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
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
59
Digital Download PPTX (9.60 MB)
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
27
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
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
42
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
Here is a 50 page novel study for the book Night, by Elie Wiesel. This bundle includes: Author Information Pre-Reading Activity Vocabulary Guide and Answer Key Vocabulary Quiz and Answer Key Comprehension Questions and Answer Key Unit Test and
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$9.99
$7.99
22
Digital Download PDF (1.59 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
ALL SUBJECT AREAS: With all this teaching to the test, we need to reflect on making sure our students are prepared with real world knowledge, as they set off on their own. Here is a project I created and had my 8th grade students use this year.
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$4.99
11
Digital Download PDF (1.22 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
Here is a mini novel study for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. This mini study includes a character chart, vocabulary and answer key, comprehension questions and answer key, and two mini activities. You can use this in correlation with my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Mini-Course
$3.99
18
Digital Download PDF (1.21 MB)
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
34
Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
This is a 20 page extra credit packet. It can be broken into numerous worksheets or seperate assignments. It targets areas of: Figurative Language Text Structure Conflict Symbolism Analogies Commas Pronouns Transition Words Subject-verb Agreement
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$7.00
$4.00
21
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
This is a novel study for the book Holes. It is a 30 page document that includes: A character trait worksheet with answer key Chapter questions with answer key A project options sheet A "Hole-digging" log A movie guide A Unit test with answer key A
Subjects:
Education, English
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$10.00
$6.99
19
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By McKenziesCreations
This is a great way for students to review English terms in a creative way. The product contains a digital game board, which consists of seven different activities for each group to complete. Some of the activities are the same, and some are a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Google Apps
$4.00
17
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
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
60
Digital Download PDF (0.38 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 taught sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade English.

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 Scholars day essay participant, The Power Of Apparel in Schools Recipient Of Excellence in Writing Award, SUNY Brockport Created Entire School Curriculum for Roots, Affixes, and Suffixes Created Entire School Curriculum for Cross Curricular ALL SUBJECTS content practice and remediation Teacher of the Month

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, with additional graduate hours in Dual Enrollment courses. I am currently pursuing my PhD.

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