Michelle Kirby Claunch

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Michelle Kirby Claunch
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Life may be overwhelming, crazy, wonderful or gobsmacking; when this is so, literature is the soul's way of rejuvenating
 
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This is an interactive, fun way to review your students for the Reading STAAR test in JEOPARDY format! Students LOVE this!
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
50 ratings
4.0
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This is a great way to review or prepare for state tests! This game is designed to give examples AND definitions of common literary elements that are seen in novels, stories, articles, cartoons, and state tests. Break your students into groups
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
32 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (0.85 MB)
By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point explains what expository writing entails, what a thesis statement is, how to write thesis statements, identify thesis statements, and practice the writing essentials.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPT (3.18 MB)
By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point is an instructional tool to walk students through the process of collecting, compiling and writing a research paper. Includes sample notecards and sourcecards. KEYWORDS: English, Reading, Language Arts, ELA, ELAR, power point,
Subjects:
Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.99
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point outlines the seven steps in writing an effective persuasive essay by providing step-by-step directions. While kids often have a difficuult time understanding the key components to persuasive writing, this clear-cut power-point
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
1 rating
2.0
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This is a fun, engaging activity to use for a review or exit ticket! Literary Terms and Plot components must be identified in order to be a WINNER! This activity is editable and contains an answer key to make your life easy, easy, easy!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.25
1 rating
4.0
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point breaks down the various rules, expectations and roles for students to understand how to have a successful, engaging, and intelligent Socratic Seminar. The power point also includes the forms for your inner and outer students to use
Subjects:
Reading, Basic Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Literature Circles
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PPT (1.60 MB)
By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point allows students to actively be engaged from beginning to end. The power point includes: pre-reading journal topics 3D Brain analysis Interactive, fun personality activities using ink-blot diagrams Multiple discussion question for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPT (0.45 MB)
By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This is a comprehensive packet of materials to be used by teachers and students to have a successful and organized method of having literature cirlces in the classrooms. The packet included: -Overall planning calendar -Job roles -Description of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This power point is designed to include all materials a teacher would need to teach the unit. The power point begins with background information on Shakespeare, covers the Globe theatre, then leads to the play itself. The characters are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Scaffolded Notes
$5.99
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PPT (1.64 MB)
By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This is an accumulation of forms that every teacher needs in his/her "tool box" to keep track of all the administrative tasks involved. This packet includes: *Tardy Log (students sign-in as they enter the room) *Mobillity Log (for when students
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms, Posters
$2.50
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By Michelle Kirby Claunch
This product contains all the information you need to teach Literary Elements and the Literary Components to your kids. The format is clean, clear, and easy to use for your convenience. KEYWORDS: Reading, English, ELA, ELAR, Junior High, Middle
Subjects:
English
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Word Walls
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9 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years of teaching in the Gulf Coast Area

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style varies depending on my students' needs. Whether I use direct teach, mini-lessons, interactive activities or projects, my expectations for my students do not change. I expect their personal best and nothing less! Ever!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have an A.A. in English, a B.A. in Literature, and a M.S. in Educational Management.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a loving wife, daughter, friend, and step-mom (now a grandma too!) I love animals (3 cats, a dog and two turtles...as of now) and I love my students! My passion is books...BOoks...and BOOKS!

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