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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
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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. Unit includes: A three page packet designed to help students
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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
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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
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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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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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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 class! This
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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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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  ✔
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Book talks are a great way to engage students in authentic conversations about books. This product was created to help students organize their thoughts and present books talks that promote student to student conversations about the ideas presented
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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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Text evidence terms are a great way for students to show their thinking. I hang these posters in my classroom year-round as a reminder to students of different ways to include text evidence in their writing. Easy bulletin board idea that is both
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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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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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