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This product includes 10 simple prompts and frames for practice with 5 paragraph essays. Product might work well as: *A supplement to a unit that introduces the concept of a 5 paragraph essay *A resource for students who still struggle with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$0.99
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By Miss Alexandra
I have created a series of posters for Black History Month. Each group of eight posters has a certain focus: dancers, politicians, poets/authors, etc. In my classroom, I usually focus on one group per week during Black History Month. I found this to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$6.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Miss Alexandra
I have created a series of posters for Black History Month. Each group of eight posters have a certain focus: dancers, politicians, poets/authors, etc. In my classroom, I usually focus on one group per week during Black History Month. I found this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$6.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Miss Alexandra
I have created a series of posters for Black History Month. Each group of eight posters has a certain focus: dancers, politicians, poets/authors, etc. In my classroom, I usually focus on one group per week during Black History Month. I found this to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$6.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Miss Alexandra
***File revised on August 3, 2014. Updates include 1) correction of small typo, 2) font improvement, and 3) the addition of vocabulary assignments. I have created resources that may be used in conjunction to viewing the documentary, Blackfish.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Specialty, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
$5.00
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By Miss Alexandra
This is an activity that may be used in conjunction with viewing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are questions from the film, a graphic organizer, and three extended-response prompts. If you like this resource, please rate and comment. As
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
This Cinco de Mayo activity pack is designed for middle school students and junior high school students (5-8). I created my own activities after finding that many of the resources for Cinco de Mayo are geared toward K-3. So, if you are a middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
54 ratings
3.9
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By Miss Alexandra
This activity may be used as practice for analyzing poems and an exercise in comparing and contrasting. It is geared for grades 6-8. Product Includes: * "The Courage That My Mother Had" poem * "My Father is a Simple Man" poem * Compare and Contrast
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.5, RL.7.1, RL.8.1
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By Miss Alexandra
This is an activity that may be used in conjunction with viewing Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There are questions from the film, as well as three extended response prompts. Personal Experience: I first used this activity last year with my 6th grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
$2.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
This activity may be used as an introductory lesson before reading Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.You will need access to the following websites in order to complete this handout:1)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Webquests
$2.75
27 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
This is an activity that may be used in conjunction with viewing the popular film, Edward Scissorhands. Information about the film: Age: 13+ Genre: Comedy-Drama Run Time: 105 minutes Themes: * Social-Emotional Learning ~ Friendship &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2, W.11-12.2
$1.50
11 ratings
3.9
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By Miss Alexandra
The booklet contains Halloween passages, activities, and assignments. I hope it serves you well in your classroom. You may or may not use all of the content in one lesson. Product includes: 1) The history of Halloween 2) Halloween Symbols &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
The Color of Friendship is a Disney Channel film that is based on a true story. It follows the journey of two young girls in 1977--one from America and one from South Africa--as they participate in a student exchange program and learn more than they
Subjects:
World History, English, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c
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By Miss Alexandra
Before reading Kaffir Boy, a harrowing memoir by Mark Mathabane, I have my students read an article he published in 1999 entitled, "If You Assign My Book, Don't Censor It." As this book has been banned by some school districts due to the graphic
Subjects:
World History, English, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6
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By Miss Alexandra
These are character activities to be completed after reading the harrowing memoir, Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane. This product includes:Family Tree ActivityCharacter Trait IdentificationDynamic Character EvaluationTheme and CharacterizationIf you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.3, RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1
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By Miss Alexandra
This is a reading guide for the harrowing memoir, Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane. There are 115 questions included in this guide. The questions are a mix of multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer. For the short answer responses,
Subjects:
World History, English, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3...
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By Miss Alexandra
The booklet contains Labor Day passages, activities, and assignments. I hope it serves you well in your classroom. You may or may not use all of the content in one lesson. Product includes: 1) The history of Labor Day 2) Labor Day Traditions 3)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
The booklet contains reading passages about Martin Luther King, Jr. with corresponding activities, and assignments. I hope it serves you well in your classroom. Product includes: 1) The history of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2) Information about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Alexandra
This is an activity that may be used in conjunction with viewing the popular children's movie, Matilda. There are questions from the film, graphic organizer, and three extended-response prompts. Personal Experience: I have yet to encounter a class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
$2.00
39 ratings
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By Miss Alexandra
The booklet contains passages, activities, and assignments regarding Memorial Day. I hope it serves you well in your classroom. You may or may not use all of the content in one lesson. This product includes: 1) The history of Memorial Day 2)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
$3.75
20 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English teacher (grade 9), Language Arts teacher (grades 6, 7, 8), reading intervention instructor (grades 6-9), reading and writing tutor (grades 4-12), and drama teacher/director (all ages).

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Education w/ minors in English Literature and Theatre + MA English Literature: Shakespeare Studies

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I am a firm believer of incorporating the Arts in Education!

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