Michelle Morris

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Michelle Morris
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By Michelle Morris
This is an activity sheet that focuses on the three different types of volcanoes. Students are asked to draw a cinder-cone volcano, shield volcano, and a composite volcano. In addition to their drawings students are asked to write 1 to 2 sentences
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.4, W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.2b, W.5.2c, W.5.2d, W.5.2e
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By Michelle Morris
This is a writing activity that asks students to write a diary entry from the point of view of an Indian who has been forced to leave his homeland and travel on the trail of tears. Students are asked to include how they feel about being forced to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homework, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.5.2d, W.5.3, W.5.3c, W.5.4, W.5.9, L.5.1, L.5.2
$1.50
25 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a collection of 10 task cards that require students to apply their knowledge of plot to answer the questions. Excerpts from popular intermediate novels have been included on the cards to draw student's interest and encourage reading of
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.5, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
$2.25
32 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a language arts review that would be great to use to review for state standardized testing. I have created a game that assesses a variety of skills. Students will be given multiple choice questions similar to those found on standardized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.4.5c, L.5.1b, L.5.2a, L.5.5c
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42 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit 3, Week 2 - "Weslandia". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to each question.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.10, L.5.5
$1.50
35 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a unit based upon the novel "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynn Reid Bankes. It has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach this unit! You are receiving 3 weeks of lesson plans that
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RF.4.4b, RF.5.4b, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.9, W.5.3c, W.5.4...
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31 ratings
3.8
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit 1, Week 4 - "The Boy Who Invented TV". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.10
$1.50
28 ratings
4.0
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By Michelle Morris
This is a unit based upon the novel "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" by Christopher Paul Curtis. It has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach this unit! You are receiving 3 1/2 weeks of
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c...
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By Michelle Morris
This is a unit based upon the novel "The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg" by Rodman Philbrick. It has been chosen as an exemplar text and has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach
Subjects:
Vocabulary, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c...
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By Michelle Morris
This is a nonfiction passage created to follow the new Social Studies standards for Tennessee. This passage teaches standard 5.32. The passage teaches about the Buffalo Soldiers and specifically about George Jordan from Tennessee. I have created a
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.10
$2.50
30 ratings
4.0
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By Michelle Morris
This is a nonfiction passage created to follow the new Social Studies standards for Tennessee. This passage teaches standard 5.27. The passage teaches about the industrialization of Tennessee through the increase of the coal, iron, and Coca-Cola
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, W.5.9, L.5.4a
$2.50
33 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit 2, Week 3 - "The Boy Who Drew Birds". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to
Subjects:
Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Homework
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5
$1.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By Michelle Morris
This is a cause and effect activity sheet that goes along with the reading workbook story from the McGraw Hill Wonders reading series. It accompanies the reading passage found on workbook pages 23 - 24. It also includes vocabulary fill in the
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
18 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit3, Week 3 - "The Story of Snow". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to each
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.10, L.5.4a
$1.50
27 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a lesson plan bundle that goes along with the McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Series. It goes along with the story found in Unit 1, Week 4: "The Boy Who Invented TV". You will be receiving everything you will need in this bundle to teach this
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.10, RF.5.3a, L.5.2e, L.5.4b, L.5.5b, L.5.6
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22 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that goes along with the McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Series. These questions go along with the Unit 2, Week 1 story "Who Wrote the US Constitution?". A variety of questioning strategies are included with
Subjects:
Government, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.6
$1.50
18 ratings
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit 3, Week 4 - "Winter's Tail". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to each
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, L.5.3, L.5.4
$1.50
23 ratings
3.9
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By Michelle Morris
This is a lesson plan bundle that goes along with the McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Series. It goes along with the story found in Unit 1, Week 1: "One Hen". You will be receiving everything you will need in this bundle to teach this unit! First, you
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.7, RF.5.3a, W.5.10, SL.5.1b, L.5.4a, L.5.6
$7.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By Michelle Morris
This is a set of text dependent questions that correlate with the McGraw Hill Wonders story from Unit 2, Week 4 - "Blancaflor". I have created a set of questions that will require students to delve into the text to find the answers to each question.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th
Types:
Homework
$1.50
16 ratings
3.9
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By Michelle Morris
This is a vocabulary review sheet that accompanies the McGraw Hill Wonders Series. This goes with Unit 1, Week 2: Second Day, First Impressions Reading Story. The review sheet asks students to match vocabulary words with their definition, put the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.50
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.22 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 5th grade for 17 years. I have been self contained and spent numerous years focusing my instructional skills in the area of Reading/Language Arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love a hands on approach to education. I use a variety of skills in my classroom. We work in small groups, pairs, and learn through discovery methods, games, and academic converstions with classroom peers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been Teacher of the Year for my school two times during my tenure.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development from Lee University. I also have a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading from Grand Canyon University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also the BETA sponsor at my school. My students engage in social service projects and create a newsletter based upon their experiences.

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