McReading in the Real World
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"Reading is the inhale and writing is the exhale" -Donalyn Miller
 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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This writing project asks students to consider five people who are especially meaningful to them. Each person is chosen based on a specific contribution they've made to the student's life. With each "gift" is an explanation of why the student chose
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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.
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This webquest prepares students to read the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. It explores topics such as the world's water crisis, the conflict in Sudan, as well as art and music dealing with the book's setting. The link to the webquest
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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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