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Outsiders Unit | Outsiders Plan | Outsiders Resources The following is a comprehensive unit plan for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This unit plan has been developed to align with the Common Core and be rigorous and rewarding for students. Emphasis
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Interactive Notebook | Interactive History Notebook | Interactive Notebooks | Interactive Notebook Social Studies | Interactive Notebook History Bring this valuable teaching and learning tool to your own classroom! There are few tools that I have
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Colony Simulation | Colonial Simulation | US Colonies In this simulation, students will discover the challenges and triumphs faced by colonists who established colonies in the New World in the 17th and 18th century. The simulation involves group
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Vocabulary Unit | Middle School Vocabulary | 8th Grade Vocabulary | 7th Grade Vocabulary The "Word of the Day" (or WOD) program is a comprehensive, year-long vocabulary curriculum designed for middle school students. Students in class are presented
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Thanksgiving | History of Thanksgiving | Thanksgiving History | Thanksgiving Activity Teach your students the real history behind our American holiday! Thanksgiving is the only major holiday celebrated in America that has a truly American story
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Halloween | History of Halloween | Halloween History | Halloween Activities | Halloween Activity Teach your students the history behind the holiday! Halloween is a holiday shaped by history and culture. It is continuously evolving. This lesson
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Civil War Project | Differentiated Project | Civil War This is a concluding project to use at the end of a Civil War unit. Project menus are one of the quickest, easiest ways to incorporate differentiation in to your classroom. Project menus allow
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Call of the Wild Unit | Call of the Wild Prompts | Call of the Wild Writing This product consists of journaling assignments for each chapter of Call of the Wild. These chapter journal entries all follow the same structure and provide a routine for
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Revolutionary War Project | Differentiated Project | Revolutionary War Activity This product is a culminating project to use with the Revolutionary War. Project menus are one of the quickest, easiest ways to incorporate differentiation in to your
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The Giver Unit | The Giver Unit Plan | The Giver Resources The Giver is a timless book that is perfectly suited for students in the middle school grades. They are engaged by the premise and mature enough to grasp the deeper issues presented in the
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Outsiders Project | Outsiders Presentation | Outsiders Group Project | Outsiders Character Analysis Character analysis is an excellent skill for students to develop while reading The Outsiders. Not only are there a plethora of characters in the
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Roll of Thunder | Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry | Roll of Thunder Unit Providing students with a structure and routine while they read a novel is invaluable in the middle school classroom. These chapter journal entries all follow the same structure
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Research Paper | Research | Research Papers Research papers really fit the mold of an informational writing piece. This type of writing is prevalent in Common Core standards at the middle and high school grades, and it is easy to incorporate this
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Call of the Wild Project | Call of the Wild Activity | Call of the Wild Themes This final project for The Call of the Wild asks students to illustrate their comprehension of the novel through some argumentative writing. The writing components of
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Diary of Anne Frank | Paperclips | Holocaust Memorial | Holocaust Project | Anne Frank Project This project is used after reading the Diary of Anne Frank play as a class and viewing the documentary "Paper Clips". It asks students to be creative
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Literary Response | Literary Writing | Literary Essay Literary analysis is an important writing area for middle school students to master. These weekly prompts serve as a less formal way of encouraging literary analytical thinking and can easily be
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Family History | Genealogy | Family History Project Students in middle school are at the perfect age to start researching their genealogy, or family history. This project provides students with that opportunity. The goal of this project is twofold
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Call of the Wild | Call of the Wild Essay | Call of the Wild Writing The Call of the Wild is an excellent book to use with literary analysis writing. This product is a set of essays to use at the end of the novel. Four choices of topics are given.
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Cooperative Learning | Teach to Learn | Group Teaching This collaborative learning project puts the information in the hands of the students and asks them to come up with a creative way to teach their assigned information to their peers in class.
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Glory Field | Glory Field Unit | Glory Field Resources Since The Glory Field, by Walter Dean Meyers, is historical fiction, this unit plan focuses partially on the history behind each section of the novel. The second focus of the unit plan is on
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught at the middle school level for 12 years. Our class is structured as a two period block of English and US history. I also have experience teaching 7th grade history, which is World History in our state. This year I tackled something new - a reading intervention class for struggling 7th and 8th graders. What a rewarding experience that turned out to be!

MY TEACHING STYLE

More than anything, I love my students. I want them to be engaged, energetic, and happy. I believe student learning is directly connected to engagement and the overall feeling of a classroom. I try to incorporate many different teaching styles and techniques in my class. I especially like to give my students creative ways to illustrate their understanding of concepts. I also focus on differentiation as much as possible. This often includes scaffolding, alternate assignments, project menus, and student choice.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was honored to receive an Excellence in Education award from my district's education association this year in the area of "Inspirational Teaching". Last year, I was priviledged to receive the Rotary award for outstanding teacher of the year in our city. I am a eight year member of our school's staff development committee. I also serve as the teacher GATE representative at our site and have attended multiple conferences focusing on gifted and talented education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Teaching runs in my family. My aunt and uncle retired from teaching after being in the profession for over 40 years. My great grandmother was a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma in the early 1900s. I attended the University of Oregon, where I majored in political science and history. I received my teaching credential from St. Mary's College and am authorized to teach both English and Social Studies.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Since I attended the University of Oregon, I continue to be a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. This fandom is very obvious when you come in my classroom. GO DUCKS!

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