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By Middle School Cafe
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$2.25
$1.80
36 ratings
3.9
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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
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By Middle School Cafe
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,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Multimedia
$1.50
$1.20
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
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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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By Middle School Cafe
This writing across the curriculum professional development resources is everything you need to conduct a PD session that encourages teachers to increase the rigor in their class by increasing the writing their students are doing. Perfect for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Writing
Grades:
Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Minilessons, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$3.00
$2.40
4 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th
Types:
Other, Projects, Activities
$4.50
$3.60
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By Middle School Cafe
This essay is designed for students to do an in depth study of a character trait. It is a definition essay that will ask students to pull prior knowledge about a word, research (internet, interviews) and dive into a dictionary. This assignment
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Assessment
$3.00
$2.40
3 ratings
3.9
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By Middle School Cafe
Tired of the same old narrative year after year? Have your students create chapter books! Yes, it is possible for a group of middle school students to work together and create some of the most amazing short chapter books. With this product you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
$4.00
$3.20
1 rating
4.0
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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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Weekly Journal Writing Prompts to get your students motivated to write! Do your students struggle to come up with topics for your weekly journal writing? I use this PowerPoint resource to help my students come up with ideas. Students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.00
$3.20
2 ratings
4.0
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Perfect for Google Classroom (or simply copy to Google Slides), students will create their own digital writing journals for the year. Each page contains 3 writing prompts and a place for students to type. Additional pages have been added for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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I grew tired of asking my students to assess their peers on the 6-traits only to have them give their friends perfect or nearly perfect scores. I created this peer assessment that I use after our second rough draft that requires students to score
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
FREE
5 ratings
3.9
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By Middle School Cafe
Struggling to bring Valentine’s Day to your secondary classroom in an academic way? Try these 15 journal prompt ideas. There are 3 prompts per slide intended to be one weeks worth of writing choices for students. Perfect for a warm up activity or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities
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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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