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By Middle School Cafe
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:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.00
$1.60
112 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$4.25
$3.40
51 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.75
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Looking for a quick one day lesson? This two page assignment is just the thing to use with any short story. It asks students to analyze the short story using story elements, questioning and real life connections. It is perfect for a one day lesson
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.95
$1.56
8 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$2.40
8 ratings
3.8
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
$1.60
5 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
$3.20
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Looking to add a twist to the old boring research essays? In this print and go project, students research a historical figure (or other person as assigned by you) and present their research in a unique and exciting way. Students highlight their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
7 ratings
3.5
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Boost student vocabulary with minimal prep work in this Word of the Week set! The best way to improve reading comprehension is by increasing student acquisition of vocabulary by exposing students to words they will see and use in everyday life.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
$3.40
4 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
$0.80
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Boost student vocabulary with minimal prep work in this Word of the Week set! The best way to improve reading comprehension is by increasing student acquisition of vocabulary by exposing students to words they will see and use in everyday life.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
$3.40
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Presidents can be some of the most influential people in the country, why not introduce each president to your students through an amazing quote. This product contains a power point presentation that includes a quote, picture of the president and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Posters, Interactive Notebooks
$3.25
$2.60
2 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Help your students engage with the historical novel, Year of Impossible Goodbyes. These activities are perfect for whole class instruction or small independent book clubs and literature circles. Included in the 19 page student activity (plus
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$3.00
$2.40
1 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
 Remind your students everyday of the reading skills they need to become great readers. Just print and hang or mount onto construction paper and hang for a quick daily reminder for students of the skills they should be practicing. Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.75
$1.40
1 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Give your students an opportunity to demonstrate what they know about an atlas and the 5 Themes of Geography.  Use this project as an end of unit cumulating activity or a build as you go study of geography.  Product includes: ➤Student Instruction
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
$2.40
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By Middle School Cafe
Get your students excited about reading with this easy to implement reading program. The best part of this program is that students at all levels of reading can participate and get rewards. The idea is simple. Students read books or ebooks at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Projects, Activities
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4.0
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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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