Miss Rushek

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Miss Rushek
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By Miss Rushek
I created these materials for my lower-mid level students to prepare for the reading portion of the ACT. They were lowest in the standard of Generalizations and Conclusions, and I realized it was because they couldn't connect their natural
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Printables
$3.99
20 ratings
3.9
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By Miss Rushek
This is a two-sided colon usage and semi-colon usage quiz. I use this in my College Prep/ACT Prep course for high school juniors. This could go for any grade level, however.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$1.99
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.31 MB)
By Miss Rushek
This is a 30-slide flipchart "game" that takes pictures of misused apostrophes in the "real world" for students to find and fix the mistake. I used them in my high school English/Grammar classroom when I realized they were commonly confusing the
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Activboard Activities
$1.99
10 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
This worksheet I use to help with apostrophes before the ACT English portion in reference to possessive, plural, or possessive plural. I use this in 11th grade but it SHOULD be used much earlier :)
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.02 MB)
By Miss Rushek
This is an ACT-style quiz over Colon and Semi-Colon usage that I use with my Junior College Prep/ACT Prep course. I find it useful to quiz them in the format in which they will be tested. The subject of the reading is Kwanzaa, and is altered from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Cultural Activities
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
This 10 question multiple-choice quiz focuses on Independent v. Dependent clauses looking at the ABBI SAW A WUWU dependent clause markers. I use with my 11th grade Grammar course, but it can be utilized much earlier with some sentence tweaking for
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
L.7.1a, L.9-10.1b
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
This is a worksheet I created to help with Commas with Subordinate clauses using the ABBI SAW A WUWU dependent markers. It is intended to be printed on legal size paper, but could be two pages if using letter. I use this with my 11th grade grammar
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
L.8.2a, L.9-10.1b
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Miss Rushek
This is an ACT-style quiz over Colon and Semi-Colon usage that I use with my Junior College Prep/ACT Prep course. I find it useful to quiz them in the format in which they will be tested. The subject of the reading is Kwanzaa, and is altered from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Cultural Activities
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Miss Rushek
I use this as a refresher for my 11th graders before the ACT English, but it should be used MUCH earlier in my opinion :) It teaches and reminds students the difference between it's and its, your and you're and there and they're in a practice
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
My students have problems writing good analyses after inserting a quote in their body paragraphs. This organizer has helped my freshmen to my AP Language students write more effective text-to-text body paragraphs. It offers those probing question
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
This chart is partially filled out with examples of tropes from differing texts. The rest are blank for students to fill in throughout the readings of the course or unit. This is a valuable study resource for the AP Language Test.
Subjects:
English, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Scaffolded Notes
$1.25
3 ratings
3.5
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By Miss Rushek
This is a student-centered Behavior Modification Chart that is based one the A-B-C-s of Functional Behavior Analysis (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence). The goal of this chart is to help the student pinpoint the reasoning behind his or her actions
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For Administrators, School Psychology
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers, For Principals & Administrators
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Miss Rushek
If you are a teacher that is, say, held accountable by students' ACT scores on the English portion, despite your feelings toward this issue, here is a quick and easy ACT English portion strategy recap powerpoint presentation. This will work best if
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$1.50
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By Miss Rushek
This checklist is for a student who seeks attention from peers and teachers through calling out, interrupting, and dominating class participation. It based on the principals of Positive Behaviour Supports with Applied Behaviour Analysis; teaching
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.10 MB)
By Miss Rushek
This Jeopardy Review Game Template is blank, hyperlinked, and includes sounds, giphy's graphics, and two daily doubles. It is in PowerPoint format.
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Games
$2.99
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By Miss Rushek
This is a great Jeopardy template that I modified using Power Point. Daily Doubles, Sound effects, etc. The kids LOVE it! You can easily change the information within the slides and it can be used for any test review. This one is specifically an
Subjects:
Science, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, Games
FREE
7 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in Chicago Public Schools for the last seven years, and have loved (almost) every challenging minute of it!

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Creative and enthusiastic

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Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction; Quality Core English High School Professional Development Provider

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University of Iowa, English University of Iowa, MAT English Education

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