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This product is a powerpoint presentation with custom animation focusing on the use of transitions in writing. Students discuss the definition of transition, then they go over the different categories of transitions. In between categories, students
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There are five graphic organizers in this pack for compare and contrast essays. Two for the Block Method, two for the Point by Point Method and one Venn diagram. You can use these organizers for any compare/contrast essay assignment. They are
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This product is a powerpoint presentation on compare/contrast essay writing (focusing on literature). It explains what a compare and contrast essay is and it discusses two methods for writing the essay (block method and point-by-point method). It
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This is a fantastic creative writing assignment for the classic Kipling short story, "Rikki-tikki-tavi." The assignment requires students to write to the audience of the story as Nagaina and explain how she is not the evil one, but instead the true
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This product is a Powerpoint presentation for Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. This presentation has a total of 18 slides. It gives a lot of background knowledge including information about the author, the setting of the novel, some vocabulary
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This project is an excellent way to build prior knowledge before reading Charles' Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. There are 8 different topics for groups to choose from including the life of Charles Dickens, life in the Victorian Age, and Child
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This is a brief power point presentation on writing a basic persuasive essay. It covers what a persuasive essay is, the parts of the essay, defines thesis statement, gives an example of a thesis statement, and outlines what the essay should do in
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This lesson plan and assignment is a 3-5 day activity. It meets the new Common Core standards for reading more complex texts and drawing text support to write meaningful responses and analysis of text. In this assignment, students will read two
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This nonfiction book report sheet covers basics such as identifying nonfiction genres, organizational features, and using the table of contents page. It also has the students pick three questions to answer in paragraph form using specific details
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This is a 15 slide powerpoint presentation, which can be used with a Smartboard (although you do not need to use the Smartboard). It is a great interactive presentation with Internet links for sound and video. It covers teleplay terms, notes on
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This is a short quiz on identifying and using transitional words and phrases. I allow my students to use their notebooks for the quiz, as I don't expect them to "memorize" all the transitional words. You can change it to a regular quiz though.
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This SMARTboard lesson covers a few reading comprehension skills: identifying author's point of view, fact vs. opinion, and evaluating an author's argument. Some slides can be used as notes for the students. Other slides are more interactive.
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This product is three pages. The first page is the writing assignment sheet for students. It is recommended that you review the literary term "theme" before distributing the assignment. The second page is a handout on how to write a literary essay
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This product is a creative writing assignment I use with my students after reading Greek mythology. Students are given the task to write their own myth using a Greek god or goddess. They need to either explain "the unexplainable" (i.e. where the
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This product reviews many of the challenging vocabulary words in Steinbeck's classic novella, The Pearl. This product is six pages and includes vocabulary words for each chapter, and two vocabulary activity sheets. One sheet covers the words from
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This is a 12 page set of do nows I use to review rules of capitalization, sentence fragments and run-ons. Some of the activities included are balloon pop, click to reveal, and also having students come up to the SMARTboard to show their revisions to
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This product can be used either as a quiz, test, or even as a homework review handout. It is two pages long. It assesses student mastery of plurals and possessives. There are four different sections to this assessment. Part one is worth 30 points.
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This is a three page vocabulary packet for Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The first page has the list of vocabulary words broken down by stave (there are 19 words total). The next two pages have activities for the students to complete. The activities
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As students read the short story, "Three Skeleton Key," they can complete this worksheet, which will help to serve as a formative assessment of their comprehenshion of the story. There are ten questions total. It becomes a great study guide for a
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This is a set of questions for each stave of A Christmas Carol. Some questions are more literal than others. I assign each set after reading each stave. We read the abridged version in my class, so the questions focus on the details from this
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school English in New York since 1999. I have taught inclusion classes, regular education classes, and NYS ELA review classes. I have also been a scoring leader for the NYS ELA.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a hands-on teacher, but that does not mean lecture and notes. I incorporate partner activities, cooperative learning activities, games, book clubs/literature circles, and much more in my weekly lesson planning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2004-2005 Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005-2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Saint Joseph's College- 1999 B.A. SUNY Stony Brook- 2003 M.A.

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