Mindy's Masterpieces

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Mindy's Masterpieces
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This test includes five original passages which each use a different text structure. They are all on a great kid-favorite topic: cookies! The test also involves a matching section for definitions of different text structures including:
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.75
57 ratings
3.9
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Here are TWO high-interest argumentative essays which will help students identify and explore the parts of an argument: Claim, Evidence, Reason/Warrant, Counterclaim, Rebuttal and Conclusion. The first essay has each part labeled so your students
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$2.20
34 ratings
3.9
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This interactive game is designed to help students focus on key words used in identifying different text structures including: Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution, Compare/Contrast, Description and Sequence. The game is played by cutting out the sentence
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$1.75
17 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This engaging handout includes five funny anecdotal letters, each written using a different text structure including: Compare/Contrast, Chronological Order, Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution and Description. Students will be asked to identify the
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This action-packed game allows students to really demonstrate their creativity and practice using sensory details! Students will create their own scavenger hunt clue lists using common, inexpensive, or old household items or school supplies. Then
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This fun activity will help students differentiate between and identify different types of figurative language such as similes, metaphors, personification, hyperboles and idioms. Two or three of the examples could fit more than one category and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.7.4
$1.75
4 ratings
3.8
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Do you want to get your students excited about theme? This lesson includes TWO theme activities for the price of one! The first lesson asks students to write and perform their own skit to show a theme. In the handout, 9 different themed skit ideas
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Ever find yourself running out of time to teach? I was down to my last few weeks of the quarter when I came up with this project in attempts to combine my mythology unit with research skills and narrative writing! (I like to call it my
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This engaging game helps students practice some basic poetry vocabulary, like "stanza", "imagery", "connotation", "denotation", and "repetition". It will also help them practice some poetry skills, like using alliteration and other repetitive
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Are you banging your head against the wall trying to come up with more examples of figurative language for your students? This useful handout will provide students the opportunity to look at a whole list of different examples of funny and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$1.50
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
"But Mrs. W, I DID put in figurative language AND I used at least 5 poetry techniques that we learned about in class. Why doesn't my poem sound good?" Ever hear this? I heard it a lot. The answer is in a students word choice, connotations of their
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.7.4
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This handout includes 5 paragraphs each written in a different text structure and each on the same high interest topic of wind. From flying kites to comparing hurricanes and tornadoes, students will learn about both wind and text structure! This
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This engaging game helps students practice some basic poetry vocabulary, like "stanza", "imagery", "connotation", "denotation", and "repetition". If you have purchased "Poetry Game: Grades 5,6,7,8,9, this is the same game with updated and new
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.75
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Have you ever taught students a multitude of poetry techniques to help them analyze the mood of a particular poem like connotation, word choice, figurative language and sound devices, and then when you ask them to actually analyze the mood of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This fun writing activity asks students to identify the text structure of a letter and then change the structure to a different one of their choosing. It combines learning about text structures with a little creative writing! This lesson was
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
1 rating
3.5
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Are you tired of the same old boring essay topics to start off the school year? "What did you do over summer vacation" or "Tell me three important things in your life". Let me guess, you've heard it all before (family, friends, pets, sports...) and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Do you want your students to read independently but you don't know exactly how to hold them accountable for it? Here is the solution! This easy to follow calendar includes one month of short journal entries which students can write about as they
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework
$2.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Are you finding it hard to teach your students how to write a good transition statement? Are you tired of finding simple lists of transitions that don't truly help your students use them appropriately? I was! That is why I created this transition
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Minilessons
$2.00
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
This is a NO-STRESS novel project! It is great for teachers who love to give students freedom to choose their own reading material, but also understand the stress of planning a novel unit or checking the understanding 20 different kids reading 20
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Mindy's Masterpieces
Do you want your students to be able to effectively choose research material? Are you tired of students simply relying on internet sources for all research, or not knowing how to properly choose a good source? With this two page handout, students
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
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4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 7th grade language arts for the past 7 years. I've taught 6th grade small group instruction in reading and 6th grade science for 1 year each. I've also taught 8th grade language arts for 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a very versatile teaching style. I like to mix up my activities with partner work, individual work, and group work. I enjoy creating engaging projects and handouts that help students meet specific goals. I also love developing games to promote healthy competition.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning

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