McReading in the Real World

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McReading in the Real World
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"Reading is the inhale and writing is the exhale" -Donalyn Miller
 
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By McReading in the Real World
Use the famous poem "Invictus" by WIlliam Ernest Henley to explore literary theme. The guided questions during the reading lead students to determine the theme. Other questions help students determine how the author conveys the theme. Finally, a
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.6.5, RL.7.2, RL.7.5, RL.8.2, RL.8.5, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2
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4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that using parts of speech is real for the authors they read every day. Over 65 purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$7.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By McReading in the Real World
Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that grammar is real for the authors they read every day. Over 50 purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction books are aligned
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$7.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that using parts of speech is real for the authors they read every day. Eleven purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction books
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$2.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By McReading in the Real World
Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that using parts of speech is real for the authors they read every day. Sixteen purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
THIS ITEM IS FREE ON MY WEBSITE. GO TO WWW.IMTHATTEACHER.COM AND CLICK LESSON PLANS. ENJOY THIS FREE RESOURCE AND SO MANY MORE! Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that using
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
This twenty question survey is designed for students to use at the end of the year to reflect on their school year. It provides students with 13 general questions and 7 questions specific to the reading/language arts classroom. Teachers can use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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By McReading in the Real World
Your search for authentic grammar in context is over. This collection of literary examples shows students that using parts of speech is real for the authors they read every day. Fourteen purposefully-chosen quotations from young adult fiction
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$2.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By McReading in the Real World
This bundle has it all! Planning innovative and challenging reading and writing lessons for middle grades students is exhausting. This bundle is packed with plenty to help relieve your lesson planning fatigue. You will receive a 39-page PDF file.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
$6.50
1 rating
3.0
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By McReading in the Real World
After you've taught your students a rule, do they ever point out to you when published authors break that rule? It happens to me every time we review sentence fragments. As soon as we are finished practicing correcting our own fragments, a barrage
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
This document helps students organize their thoughts before writing a poetry explication. It is the perfect prewriting assignment for an essay about a particular poem.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Outlines, Printables
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By McReading in the Real World
This literature exercise explores the difference between direct and indirect characterization using the short story "Slower than the Rest" by Cynthia Rylant. Students read 17 example sentences and identify each as direct or indirect. The document
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
These two activities will help students get to know each other. Lines & Blobs: students either make a line or blobs based on the given prompts. This or That: students form two groups based on their responses to the given prompts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
This analogies worksheet combines multiple choice and fill in the blank analogy questions. The 20 questions include the analogy types of synonym, antonym, part to whole, degree, action to actor, and more. Answer key included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
FREE
6 ratings
3.9
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By McReading in the Real World
This writing response activity asks students to reflect on a quotation by a notable figure. The quotations were chosen based on their connection to bullying. Students must choose a quotation and explain why they agree or disagree using examples or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By McReading in the Real World
This descriptive writing assignment involves creating a character based on a picture of a particular hat. The product includes 20 pictures of different hats as well as a 3-page student response sheet. Students must create the character by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1 rating
3.7
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By McReading in the Real World
Challenge students to write creatively and explore the conflict of man vs nature. In this writing assignment students choose a picture of a conflict in nature (grizzly bear, earthquake, etc.). They must describe the setting, create a character who
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
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By McReading in the Real World
Determining Importance is one of the six comprehension strategies. Use this monologue from Julius Caesar to help students choose the most important words. Explore contentives and functors as you demonstrate that not all words are created equal!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
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By McReading in the Real World
Your students need a break from short stories and boring informational texts. Use this compendium of resources about Ebola and Zika to reignite their love for reading and its connection to science! As language arts teachers we must also be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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By McReading in the Real World
I'm big on no excuses, aren't you? There is NO EXCUSE to go to the library with absolutely no idea what you're looking for. There is always always always a book on deck. But how do we get students to have that perfect book ready to read when the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Education has always been my passion. After earning a degree in English Education, I taught English in Mali, West Africa for two years. Since 2009 I have taught Language Arts at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center in Owasso, OK.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I aim to integrate reading and writing in a way that engages students to become lifelong readers and writers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Owasso Seventh Grade Center Teacher of the Year 2012-2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

John Brown University 2002-2006, English Education Northeastern State University 2012-2014, Master's in School Administration

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Favorite Books... Children's Book: The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson // Children's Book Series: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish // Young Adult Book: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool // Book in Verse: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse // Series: The Selection by Kiera Cass // Classic Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // Children's book Character: David from the No,David series by David Shannon // Harry Potter Book: The Prisoner of Azkaban

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