Middle School Marm
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Middle School Marm
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My students love to pair or team up to discuss scenarios that allow them to debate, rationalize, and defend their individual decision-making processes. Activities like this one can keep them talking and interacting for hours, but in the space of a
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After introducing story elements to my students, I use these simple worksheets to provide them with hands-on experience working with elements of plot, setting, and theme. These worksheets work great with short stories, as students can work either in
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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is rich in figurative language and/or stylistic devices. While reading this book, my students track the author's use of stylistic devices and/or figurative language, using this graphic organizer. This
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This worksheet helps student make sense of figurative language and slang while reading 145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers. Students can work in pairs or individually to identify examples of figurative language and slang within the
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A quick student activity, featuring one of America's most lauded poets - Langston Hughes. Students analyze Hughes's "Dreams" poem, identifying metaphors within the text and then "show vs. tell" by interpreting metaphors via illustration. Great for
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This worksheets helps students identify and track the author's use of stylistic devices and/or figurative language in the novel, "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman. Students work with the device in several ways, including analyzing and illustration.
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Who were the Little Rock Nine? Your students will soon find out. This creative writing prompt first provides students with background information on the Little Rock Nine. Then students are challenged to internalize possible feelings, emotions, and
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Includes discussion questions, responsive writing prompts, and an illustration activity. This literature circle packet provides multiple ways for students to connect with the short story, "So I Ain't No Good Girl" by Sharon G. Flake. I use this
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This study guide contains several pages of activities to help your students analyze The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin. Included are: - the story text - author bio - discussion questions - compare & contrast - author’s purpose - vocabulary This
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This workbook includes over 30 different printable and reproducible creative writing prompts, puzzles, and activities, all focused on Black History. Features photos, biographies, and historical information on 50+ great African-Americans and events.
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As my students read short stories and novels, I ask them to provide short, concise "reviews." Using the Book Review Stickies Template, students indicate their like or dislike of a story and then give a reason for their rating. This is a great way
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This is a great tool for reinforcing story elements and assessing students' knowledge. I use this activity as part of a unit plan, but this can also be used as a stand-alone activity for both full length novels and short stories, individually or in
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Includes discussion questions, responsive writing prompts, and an illustration activity. This literature circle packet provides multiple ways for students to connect with the short story "Don't Be Disrespecting Me" by Sharon G. Flake. I use this
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This worksheets helps students identify and track key vocabulary terms in the novel, "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman. Students work with vocabulary words in several ways while completing this graphic organizer, which helps strengthen comprehension
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Three lauded poets, one central topic - America. Students take a critical look at all three poems, with the goal of comparing and contrasting the texts. Great for groups and pairs, this activity challenges students to interpret poetry and critically
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Includes discussion questions, responsive writing prompts, and an illustration activity. This literature circle packet provides multiple ways for students to connect with the short story, "Letter to my Daughter" by Sharon G. Flake. I use this packet
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The artistic prompts included in this workbook are simple enough to inspire smaller children, yet complex enough to bring out the artist in adolescents and adults, as well. Each page features a different artistic theme to increase freedom of
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Includes discussion questions, responsive writing prompts, and an illustration activity. This literature circle packet provides multiple ways for students to connect with the short story, "I Like White Boys" by Sharon G. Flake. I use this packet to
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A great tool for reinforcing story elements and assessing students' knowledge! I use this activity as part of a unit plan, but this can also be used as a stand-alone activity for both full length novels and short stories, individually or in
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This study guide contains several pages of activities to help your students analyze and connect with A Beautiful Man by Sharron Scott. Included are: - the story text - compare & contrast - discussion questions - analyzing
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Experienced in teaching secondary middle & high school literature, writing & language arts classes, primarily in urban educational settings.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is guided by instructional strategies that help students make real-world connections and provide hands-on learning opportunities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A., Secondary Education M.A., Professional Counseling

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Terra Little is a middle and high school English Literature Teacher, and a published author. She resides in the Midwest, where she works in urban education.