Melanie Davis
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Melanie Davis
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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go". -Dr. Seuss
 
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My students participate in a Reading Workshop twice a week. During that time, I conference with the students and assess their reading skills. At the end of the grading period, I have students respond in writing to questions about their book. This
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Thank you for purchasing this activity! I know your students will enjoy this review as much as my students do. I will share how I play this game in my classroom. Please feel free to use the game any way that best fits your classroom and students.
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This is a flow chart of the different genres and sub-genres of literature. I use the flow chart in my class as a tool for students. They place ithe flow chart in their notebook and we refer to it when we introduce a new genre. The flow chart helps
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This is a "get-to-know" your student activity for the first weeks of school. The file provides step-by-step instructions to make this ice breaker a success as well as all the questions and student handouts needed. Get your new school year off to a
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This vocabulary activity is a research-based activity used to introduce students to words from the first two chapters in Shipwreck by Gordon Korman. Students can do the activity alone or with a partner.(I have found the activity to be more
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I use this SmartBoard presentation as an introduction to the novel study of Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. The presentation delivers background information about the time period of the book as well as vocabulary introduction. The
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This assessment uses the plot diagram as its foundation. Students apply their knowledge of plot elements and the novel they are currently reading to complete the assessment. I use this assessment after I have taught the plot elements and the
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This non-fiction book report project can be used with any non-fiction book. Students read a non-fiction book of their choice that is in their Lexile range then construct a project that corresponds with the book. This product contains everything you
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Chains is a historical fiction novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Throughout reading the novel, my students focus on learning and using nineteen words. The nineteen words are: pestilence, contraband, torment, repugnant, procure, tranquility,
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This end-of-the-novel writing activity provides students with three opportunities to practice responding in writing to a constructive response. This activity uses the RACES (restate, answer, cite, explain and summarize) acronym to aid students in
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This is a nine question, multiple choice quiz (key included) for chapters 1 and 2 of Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The quiz questions not only assess basic reading comprehension from the first two chapters of the novel, but also inferencing
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This writing activity uses the RACES (Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain, Summarize) constructive response format. The question is set in a graphic organizer to help the students visually format and organize their response. This activity is ready to be
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This product is a set of bell ringers to use while studying the novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Each bell ringer has three questions. Most questions focus on reading comprehension, but there are many questions about the vocabulary used
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This book report is a creative way for students to apply their knowledge of literary terms (Plot diagram terms, climax, theme ), analyze their book, and practice Common Core skills such as summarize, word/vocabulary study, cite textual evidence, and
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This is a hands-on activity that will allow students to learn the different parts of a dictionary definition. I use this activity at the beginning of the school year. My students are learning an important skill as they are learning about the new
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Students use this template to place words important to the class. The template has a place for students to write the word, create their own original definition for the word, write a sentence using the word properly, draw a picture of the word and
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This activity is a great way to start off the new school year and address the speaking and listening standards for the Common Core. When introducing the activity, I model how the final product will look and I teach the basic public speaking skills.
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This is a straight-forward vocabulary quiz for Chapters 1-8 from the novel, George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff. There are several different types of questions on the quiz: Fill in the blank, multiple choice, true/false. A word bank is
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6 years of high school teaching experience, 8 years of middle school teaching experience, 1 year of Homeschooling

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National Board Certified Teacher-ELA, Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award Recipient

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Busy mom of 3 GREAT boys