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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:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.00
113 ratings
4.0
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$4.25
51 ratings
4.0
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$2.25
37 ratings
3.9
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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, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.25
14 ratings
4.0
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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:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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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 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
8 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.75
8 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.95
8 ratings
4.0
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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,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Multimedia
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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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
9 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
8 ratings
3.8
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Activities
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Homework
$2.25
7 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.50
7 ratings
3.8
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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 ratings
4.0
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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
7 ratings
3.5
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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
4 ratings
4.0
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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
4 ratings
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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