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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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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
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
6 ratings
3.9
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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
8 ratings
4.0
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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
5 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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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
3 ratings
4.0
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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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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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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
7 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
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
Teaching students to reflect on their learning is one of the best ways to help students take ownership of their learning. This 5 step process teaches student to think about learning and how it can be applied to future learning and future goals.
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Posters
$3.00
3 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
3 ratings
4.0
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By Middle School Cafe
This is a short story reading guide for All Summer In A Day (story not included) by Ray Bradbury. This complete unit will help your students demonstrate their understanding of basic reading skills and engage them in thinking beyond the text. Unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$3.50
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 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
2 ratings
3.8
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By Middle School Cafe
This complete unit is perfect for your middle school or high school literature classes (Bible Class or home school too!). A beautifully written book that provides the opportunities to learn many valuable life lessons based on the Christian faith.
Subjects:
Religion, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Novel Study
$4.00
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By Middle School Cafe
Vocabulary by chapter sections for Lord of the Flies - Ready to print and go! Each set of vocabulary is divided into sections by chapters (1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12). Focuses on more than just defining the word. Asks students to find synonyms,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
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By Middle School Cafe
Increase student curiosity by teaching students to reflect on their learning. With KQRN, students reflect on what they know about a topic but then asks them to formulate questions to investigate. Then reflect again and continue to question.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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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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