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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Printables
$5.50
$4.40
25 ratings
3.9
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By Middle School Cafe
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 Christmas fun to your ELA class!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.50
$2.80
8 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
$3.60
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
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
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Activities
$4.00
$3.20
5 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Homework
$2.25
$1.80
7 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
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.50
$1.20
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Assessment
$5.25
$4.20
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
This holiday edition of Short Story Units is created for the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker.  Celebrate the holidays in your secondary classroom while continuing to work on academic reading standards. Bring a little Christmas fun to your ELA
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
$2.40
2 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Assessment
$2.25
$1.80
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Middle School Cafe
Get to know your secondary ELA students with this easy to use Would You Rather activity. Get students up, out of their seat on the first day of class. Simply hang these 15 posters around the room, hand out stickers (or students could also tally
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
$1.60
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
A complete unit to accompany the book Lord of the Flies. It is ready to print and go! This product includes over 30 pages of activities to engage your students in thinking, problem solving, reading and comprehension increasing overall reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
$6.40
1 rating
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Encourage your students to read works from different genre’s by posting these sophisticated posters in your secondary classroom. Each poster contains a genre with its definition. Just print and go! Both color and Black and White options. Both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
$3.20
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Encourage your students to read with these 20 motivational reading posters. Perfect for use in both middle school and high school classrooms or libraries. Quotes by legendary people such as Edmond Burke, Rene Descartes, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Twain
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.75
$3.00
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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
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 assignment could easily be used to replace formal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Assessment
$2.25
$1.80
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.34 MB)
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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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