Miss Loucks

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By Miss Loucks
As students watch "Jumanji," have them practice identifying characters' internal and external traits. Students must support their answers with evidence from the movie. A puzzle with word bank is provided !
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Movie Guides
$0.25
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Good readers visualize! Using this graphic organizer, students can plan for illustrating Camp Half-blood! I provide page number hints to help students pull textual evidence defending why they would decorate a cabin a certain way. Have students work
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$0.25
5 ratings
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This file includes activities for the entire book sectioned out by theme ! Activities vary and compare to other pieces of poetry. This also includes a final project (with rubric and model examples) challenging students to write to their own chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$20.00
6 ratings
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After reading "Oedipus Rex" with my students, I was looking for a creative outlet for them to reflect on what it means to be a tragic hero. In this file, you will find a brief explanation of the historical background of Greek masks, a two part
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
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Looking for questions to check understanding for "The Lightning Thief?" Here are reflection questions for Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$2.00
2 ratings
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Looking for a homework assignment to give kids reading "Where the Red Fern Grows?" Each chapter of the novel is represented in these questions, including a few drawing activities! Students can work independently or in groups !
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Homework
$2.75
3 ratings
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I used this worksheet at the end of reading "Macbeth" with my students. I had them examine key phrases throughout the play then focus on the mood through the use of imagery. Visual students love this activity! The final question can be fleshed out
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$0.25
3 ratings
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By Miss Loucks
Thinking of a creative way to have your students share a book that they've read? How about a giving a book talk! I've included a directions page and rubric for how to give a book talk. Great project/activity to build public speaking skills!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff
$1.25
1 rating
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In this file, you'll have access to a Giver pre-reading activity, worksheets for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 16. I've also included a "Descriptive Snapshot Essay Project" for after Chapter 11 (with rubric, brainstorming graphic
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$18.00
1 rating
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Use this 17 question trivia game to test your 7th or 8th grade students on the parts of the plot line, external vs. internal conflicts, round vs. flat characters, dialogue, etc. ! Students will love working in groups of 3 to answer the questions...
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games, Cooperative Learning
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Looking for a fun way to practice Plot vs. Theme? Using Disney Pixar "shorts" (such as Geri's Game, For the Birds, etc.), students can have fun analyzing themes and motifs !
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Language Arts and reading to 7th and 8th graders for 6 years. Last year, I became a library media specialist and assisted in a 1:1 Chromebook roll out at our high school. Now I am a tech integration specialist at the middle school level and in the middle of another roll out!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Collaborative learning enthusiast, engaging, and entertaining!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

CoSn presenter; Google Educator

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

The College of Saint Rose: (2002-2006) Dean's List CCSU - Masters of Arts in English: (2006-2008) Thesis Exemplar: "The nature of nurture : fluids as indicators of naturalness in Macbeth" ARCLMS - Library Media Specialist Certification (2012-2013)

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