Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular
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Your 3rd-6th graders will enjoy learning how to paraphrase with these daily "pickles." Monday through Friday your students will read the text you put up on the screen or board, think about it, and paraphrase the information in their own words. Each
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There's a new kid in town: Celery Citings! These progressively more difficult daily writing lessons are just the ticket to teach your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders how to quote experts when writing from nonfiction texts. Each passage teaches
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6 OPINION Stimulus Texts for Grades 3, 4 & 5. If you're looking for high interest stimulus texts for your young writers, here are six different texts written on a single topic: perfect for writing practice! Should kids have cell phones of their
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Here comes "Son of Pickle," the second set of Paraphrase Pickles. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will love these daily paraphrase lessons, and practice makes perfect! Paraphrasing is an important skill for text-based writing, and your
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The age-old question: homework! There are opinions on all sides. Here are five short opinion/argumentative stimulus texts on the topic of homework to help your students write and support opinions (grades 4-5) and arguments (grades 6-7).
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These highly-engaging stimulus texts have been field-tested with students. They have been designed as practice stimulus texts for students to practice writing responses to texts. Taking care of a horse is an interesting topic for kids, and the
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Yee Haw! Pickle Rides Again! Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will once again love these daily paraphrase writing exercises that take 5 minutes to complete. Each day's paraphrase exercise comes with TWO paraphrase examples. Since students are now
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Pickle King! Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students will once again rise to the paraphrase with Pickle King, the 5th installment of daily paraphrase writing exercises. Kids are now being asked to respond to text-based writing, and paraphrasing
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Your 3rd - 7th graders will enjoy the debate of whether kids should receive an allowance, and hopefully their discussion will lead to well written papers with rich details. You can use this for an opinion piece for grades 3-5 and an argumentative
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Ah! The perfect resource for your young writers. This handy, alphabetized list is a great tool for your Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 kids to use when they are writing. Looking for a transitional phrase? Easy-breezy-simple-sneezy!
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Millions of kids can't remember to add periods to the end of their sentences when they are writing. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students can master that skill while having a great time with these daily convention writing exercises. They take
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This tremendously helpful packet includes a list of 64 words and phrases for exact quotes and paraphrased quotes. Listed alphabetically with instructions on when and how to use them, each listing is then demonstrated with a sample direct quote and a
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Capitals and Periods "wrestle" it out in "Capital and Period Smackdown," the latest installment in Convention Carrots. Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will be crazy about these 5 minute practice exercises. Yee Haw!
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This reader's theater play is filled with humor and truth. Bullying comes in both genders and can make other kids miserable. This cautionary tale is hysterically funny and teaches a great lesson at the same time. Perfect for grades 5-8.
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Once again your 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will enjoy the challenged of these fun daily citing and interjection exercises. These are slightly more difficult than Celeries #1-#5 but still easy enough to teach new skills.
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Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love having this resource close at hand when they're writing. Turn weak verbs into strong verbs! Turn ordinary writing into extraordinary writing!
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"Commas to the Rescue!" Your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade writers will master conventions with Convention Carrots. Each 5 minute lesson reinforces one specific aspect of conventions. This week's featured star is Comma! Your students will love these
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This handy practice rubric has specific skills to help your students score high on state mandated writing tests and other important writings. Use it to teach writing and help your students use specific skills. This is Melissa Forney's 10 point
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Abracadabra! It's the Great Pickledini! The 4th installment of Daily Paraphrase Writing Exercises will be sure to teach your 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders riveting nonfiction information while encouraging them to learn the easy way to paraphrase.
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Students today NEED to read wonderful, uplifting stories that challenge them to rise to their best. This heart-warming true story of the only all-black orchestra in the world is set in the poorest country of the world, The Democratic Republic of the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've written 15 books for kids and teachers, I was in the classroom until 1994, and for the past 18 years I've traveled across the country teaching teachers how to teach writing. Currently, I am teaching 7th grade ELA at a local charter school for the performing arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My materials are designed to create a learning explosion in your classroom through creative hands-on experiences that tap into multiple learning styles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teachers Choice Award, Parents Choice Award, Ben Franklin Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

EdD in Writing Curriculum and Education, MFA in Writing for Children

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born in the jungles of the country of Panama. As a kid, I was a tomboy. My dad was a naturalist and taught us all about nature in the jungle. I hated school. Why? Because my teachers failed to use any creativity in their classrooms until I was in the 6th grade and met Mr. Arthur, a dynamite teacher who loved kids.

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