Megan Rae

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Megan Rae
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By Megan Rae
This assessment is used to test skills needed at the beginning of the year. Students must be able to identify concrete and abstract nouns, common and proper nouns, pronouns and antecedents, personal, indefinite, and demonstrative pronouns. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1
$2.50
9 ratings
3.9
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By Megan Rae
This allows students a way to track the plot structure while reading a short story or novel. This can be used as an assessment tool, summarization tool, or simply as group practice work to apply knowledge of these skills. Includes space for:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.8.2
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5 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This comprehensive set of notes took years to fully develop. It explains the concept of nonfiction text structures and organizational patterns. Detailed notes are included for chronological, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This editable document has 28 "I Have, Who Has" cards available in the template. Simply type your terms and definitions into the table, print, and cut!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
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5 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
Get to know your students by administering this simple reading interview. It asks questions about favorite authors and genres. Students are also asked to offer their opinion about what they would do for the class if they were the reading teacher.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Assessment
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This handout was used to aid sixth grade students in the development of a personal SMART goal. We first modeled it with a teacher think aloud, then allowed students an opportunity to fill it out themselves. Some needed direction to ensure that it
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Handouts
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2 ratings
3.0
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By Megan Rae
This notes sheet provides students with a visual representation of plot structure, to include exposition, initiating event, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution, and theme.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.8.2
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6 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
Students must utilize various features found within an atlas in order to answer questions effectively. This is a great language arts reference activity.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Megan Rae
This graphic organizer asks students to critically analyze the movie "Wreck It Ralph." Students keep track of character traits and conflicts while they watch, then meet with groups to determine the climax, resolution, and theme of the movie. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This editable file includes fourteen terms, including: exposition, initiating event, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution, theme, individual vs. (self, individual, nature, society, technology, and supernatural). There are also several
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.3, RL.8.2
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4 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This unit contains two sets of student handouts with detailed notes on autobiographies. One is slightly more advanced than the other and provides an opportunity for differentiation. In addition, there is a set of reading prompts students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.6.9, RI.6.9
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This activity was given to students as a follow up to the original SMART Goals lesson and activity. It walks them through the steps of developing a plan that will help them actually meet their goals. Students were not given this activity until we
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
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2 ratings
4.0
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By Megan Rae
I have used this graphic organizer for years with students in fifth and sixth grade. It provides a way for students to track their thinking while reading novels. In my advanced groups, I have had them compare and contrast multiple novels. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
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3.0
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By Megan Rae
This editable file has been a lifesaver in my classroom for years. All to-do items are organized based on the type of item, so you can maximize time. I use the top left section to keep track of any activities required every week, such as updating
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
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2 ratings
3.5
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By Megan Rae
This graphic organizer can be used by students to keep track of character traits, setting details, and conflict. I typically use this before I have introduced the elements of theme and plot structure along with short stories or picture books. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
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Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Megan Rae
This graphic organizer asks students to critically analyze the movie "Wreck It Ralph." Students keep track of character traits and conflicts while they watch, then meet with groups to determine the climax, resolution, and theme of the movie. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3
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By Megan Rae
Have students explore the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, by answering an assortment of questions. Great activity to promote appropriate usage of reference materials.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
L.6.4c
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By Megan Rae
I use this vocabulary unit with students that have already demonstrated a clear understanding of common pre-fixes. This teaches the concept of absorbed or assimilated prefixes and contains more advanced vocabulary. It also provides two homework
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Homework
$5.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This editable file has been a lifesaver in my classroom for years. All to-do items are organized based on the type of item, so you can maximize time. I use the top left section to keep track of any activities required every week, such as updating
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Megan Rae
This handout provides detailed notes to help students better understand author's purpose - Persuade, Inform, Entertain. It also includes additional signal words that might be used instead of those initial terms. The second sheet provides short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.6
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The majority of my experience has been in fifth and sixth grade, including students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and gifted and talented.

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NASA Develop Scholar Selected for Zero Gravity flight

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ELED B.S. and M.A.T. from James Madison University

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Served on board of directors for Space Frontier Foundation

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