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Looking for a way to help students understand the 5 Themes of Geography beyond the definition? Help students understand the 5 Themes with this sort that utilized real world scenarios. Students from upper elementary to middle school will benefit
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$4.00
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Introduce your students to the world of debate! When my students first heard the word debate, they imagined a shouting match with classmates. To help them understand that debates are a formalized process, I created this activity. It has helped my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.75
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Perfect for a quick Pearl Harbor day activity or to enhance your World War II unit. This virtual field trip to Pearl Harbor will have your students learning about the attack itself, how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded, as well as, reading eyewitness
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
19
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Looking for a great way to get your geography class started? Here is a semester’s worth of Bell Ringers to help introduce your geography students to the wonders of the world. These 90 question cover places from all 7 continents. Product
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
20
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This edition of short story units is created for the story of A Kidnapped Santa Claus. Celebrate the holidays in your secondary classroom while continuing to focus on academic reading standards. Bring a little holiday fun to your ELA class!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4...
$4.00
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Book talks are a great way to engage students in authentic conversations about books. With this resource, students will read a choice book, use the organizer to prepare their book talk and record information using the group record sheet organizer. A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1a, SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a
$4.00
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Help your middle school students dig deeper into the meaning of each of the six traits on the writing rubric.  Faciliate a whole class or small group discussion about each trait and then practice scoring and calibrating scores with a short writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Rubrics, Minilessons
$2.25
58
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By Middle School Cafe
Build your student’s curiosity for US History with On This Day in History poster set. There are 366 (including leap year) posters. Each slide contains a researched On This Day fact that can spark some great discussions in class right from the start.
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
14
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Teaching students to reflect on their learning is a proven way to help students take ownership of their learning. The questions on each of these reflection sheets will help your students understand how they learn. Be sure to checkout the PREVIEW
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Assessment
$3.00
10
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Looking for a fun, engaging expository writing activity? This Dinner Party writing prompt ask students to think about the question, If you could invite any 5 guests to a dinner party, who would you invite? This activity encourages students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.2a, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.10, W.6.2, W.6.2b, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.10, W.7.2...
$3.75
34
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Introduce students to the wonderful world or Shakespeare in this easy to use, Common Core aligned unit for the comedy Twelfth Night. Included in the resource:Reading Guide: focus is on plot, setting, chronology, making connections and figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Printables
$5.25
34
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$4.25
112
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By Middle School Cafe
Are you looking for a way to add the events of September 11th into your class? Or looking for a way to encourage more authentic conversations about 911? Try this Photo Analysis activity. This 34 page product includes 12 photographs from the day with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
16
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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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Study Guides
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2
$3.00
20
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Bring a little holiday joy to your Secondary ELA class! This short story unit for The Elves and the Shoemaker will help you focus on academic reading standards throughout the month of December. Check out the preview. A copy of the story is included
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4...
$3.25
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Looking for a great way to introduce Westward Expansion with your students? Need a quick, one class period review? Try this Digital Escape Room ™! A fun clue-based activity that includes 7 different activities covering Manifest Destiny, Oregon
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$5.00
3
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Looking for a way to increase student engagement while teaching the classic, The Pearl by John Steinbeck? This is the complete unit will have your students hooked from the first day!Complete unit includes:✔ Graphic organizer for each chapter ✔
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
$5.00
14
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Bibliographies, Research
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$5.00
18
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By Middle School Cafe
Book Clubs and Book Talks will get your students talking about books - What could be better! Both products will guide you through planning process and assignment!Please check out the previews for each product before purchasing! ✅ Join me for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
$8.00
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By Middle School Cafe
Get your secondary students talking about books with this literature circle inspired book club activity designed specifically for older students. Perfect for choice books or whole class novels. This approach to teaching literature puts the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a
$6.00
6
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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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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