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Literature Circles for Middle School engages your students in academic conversations about books! Lit Circles are a great way for students to start taking ownership of their learning. In this product students have specific roles to complete each
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Introduce your middle schoolers (and even high schoolers) to the wonderful world or Shakespeare in this easy to use, aligned to common core standards unit on the comedy Twelfth Night. This was originally designed for a shortened classroom version
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This mini unit was developed to help my middle school students dig deeper into the 6-trait writing rubric. It can be used as a 6 day lesson or used to introduce each trait individually. Concept Map With each trait I copy the concept map and have
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Biography Research Report! Research is an important aspect of one's educational career. Since it is impossible to study every aspect of a topic in the time given within the classroom, research allows you to further develop your knowledge to better
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This unit can be used for ANY short story, play or mini-novel. It will help your students organize the story in a way that helps them meet standards. Students don’t just read the story but are asked to think about the themes, make connections and
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This two page assignment is one that I use in my short story unit. It allows students to analyze the story using story elements. It further helps the student to make connections to characters or situations and ask clarifying questions. I've used
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This unit is intended to be used with John Steinbeck's The Pearl. I have completed this unit in as little as two weeks and as long as four, but keep in mind that I teach in 90 min blocks. The unit will easily adjust to your time frame. Within
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Building better vocabulary improves students reading and writing skills. Try these 9 activities to help students go beyond the memorization of definitions. This bundle of vocabulary activities help students investigate words and look at them
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This is a two page student handout with 11 Comprehension Questions and 6 Higher Level Extension Questions. Ransom of Red Chief is great story for Middle School. My students love the twist of the Red Chief terrorizing his kidnappers and the dad
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Each day my school devotes 30 minutes to character education. The attached instruction sheet will guide students through the process of creating a board game to teach the importance of being bully free. It is designed for a small groups to
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Reading outside of class is very important! I've learned over the years that students need to be accountable to do more than just read a book to demonstrate their understanding of the book. When I taught grades 6-8 I created a reading log with an
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Encourage your students to research and write essays with this fun writing prompt that answers the question, If you could invite any 5 guests to a dinner party (dead or alive, but must be real), who would you invite? Over the course of 4 -5 weeks,
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Reading outside of class is very important! I've learned over the years that students need to be accountable to do more than just read a book to demonstrate their understanding of the book. This is an assignment that can be used on a weekly basis
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Get all three reading log options in one discounted purchase! Reading outside of class is very important! I've learned over the years that students need to be accountable to do more than just read a book to demonstrate their understanding of the
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Summarizing nonfiction text can be difficult for middle school students. This resource contains activities for prereading, during reading and concludes with a summary checklist for students to check their own work before being assessed. Easily
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Have you tried using the Frayer Model for teaching vocabulary? It is a fantastic method to help students learn, use and retain new vocabulary words. I use this in both my middle school Language Arts and Social Studies classes. It is a great way to
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I use this organizer to help students assess new vocabulary. Have you every had students look at a word and tell you they know it, but then are not able to give you a definition or use the word correctly? I have, which is why I developed this
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This packet contains 10 READY TO USE activities that work well with novel or short stories. Activities allow students to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills. Activities are perfect for upper elementary and middle school. I will often
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Are you looking for a great activity to keep your 8th graders engaged all the way until the end of the school year? I developed this awesome ABC Reflection book for students to write. It keeps students engaged, takes them through the writing
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Help your students navigate through the primary document – The United States Constitution. This reading guide is intended for students to read through and begin to understand the document that outlines the US Government. I have successfully used
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over the past 20 years, I've taught a variety of subjects from Social Studies to Science and discovered a love for Language Arts (English). I've taught Language Arts for 12 years in both middle school and high school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style focus on student centered activities. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in what they are learning.

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Cambridge's Who's Who 2008 (Peer Nominated) Who's Who Among Teachers 2002 (Student Nominated)

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Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Concordia University Portland, Oregon. Masters in Education Administration from Concordia University Portland, Oregon.

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