Miss Siino

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Miss Siino
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By Miss Siino
This scavenger hunt activity is to help students research and recognize advertising techniques used to try to convince the consumer to purchase certain products. This pdf file also contains the techniques definition page. First, go over the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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An exploration of euphemisms and indirect language in literature, film and the news. Students will read The Giver by Lois Lowry and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, focusing on the authors’ use of euphemisms. Film and newsreel clips that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Outlines
CCSS:
RL.8.4
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Siino
Plan a birthday party for your amiga, Cara! This lesson is 6 slides long. Students are introduced to their new friend Cara's likes and dislikes - described in Spanish. Students are then asked to write an email (or letter) invitation for the party
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Miss Siino
These worksheets go with the Fiesta Para Cara PowerPoint presentation. They are in Spanish and give students instructions and guidance in creating an email invitation to Cara's party, chores that friends and family will need to complete in order to
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
2 ratings
3.7
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By Miss Siino
Sentence Types: Simple, Compound and Complex. This is a short, one page worksheet to remind students of the types of sentences. It requires students to create some of their own.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
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By Miss Siino
This is a creative writing activity that my students love! They have the chance to tell a story about their neighborhood to the class. I encourage them to exaggerate and in some cases completely make up exciting, funny or frightening details!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Miss Siino
This is a creative writing activity that my students love! They have the chance to tell a story about their neighborhood to the class. I encourage them to exaggerate and in some cases completely make up exciting, funny or frightening details!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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By Miss Siino
This is a very popular worksheet among my students. Give kids five minutes to go around the classroom signing each other up under a different hero or villain. This worksheet makes it easy to get kids into pairs. "Go find your Spiderman partner
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
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By Miss Siino
This activity is meant to go along with a novel study on "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbit. The story in this activity is modeled after the book where two towns coexist, but with stringent rules about being mortal or immortal. Have students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Miss Siino
This is a PowerPoint presentation with original story beginnings. Students are asked to continue the story. These activities are great for creative writing classes or lessons. They also work well as bell ringers to get class started. Stories
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
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By Miss Siino
A perfect activity for Valentine's Day or El Día de San Valentín! Plan Leia and Han's wedding and send out the invitation to all your nerdy friends!
Subjects:
Specialty, Spanish, Valentine's Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Miss Siino
Book boxes are terrific visual and tangible aids for students who learn best through what the see, feel and make with their own hands. They are also helpful for ESL/ELL students who can use the visual cues to assist in their language learning and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
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2.3
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By Miss Siino
This is a short quiz to give to students to get to know them a little better. It is especially helpful for ELA teachers as some of the questions pertain to the student's favorite books, characters, etc.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Fun Stuff
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By Miss Siino
This is a PowerPoint presentation on prepositions. The presentation both defines and gives examples of commonly used prepositions. The last slide is allows for students to practice what they've just learned by finding the prepositions in the silly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
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By Miss Siino
This handout provides students with three essay prompts from which to choose. Students will have to read both "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman in order to answer the prompts. Both texts deal with death
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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By Miss Siino
Students should keep track of the reading they are doing outside of class by filling out a Reader's Log and having their parents or guardians sign off on their time.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
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By Miss Siino
This worksheet is meant to be filled out by the students. Have them look up great words to replace average ones by using a dictionary, thesaurus, or online word search. This is especially helpful for creative writing when students need to spruce
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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This is an essay assignment that I give to my Journalism students in order to gauge their understanding of the role journalism plays in our society. This worksheet gives directions for the essay and sample topics to choose from as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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By Miss Siino
This activity allows students to practice their Spanish while planning a funeral for a fictional character. It will also allow fans the time they need to properly mourn the loss of a great hero, Han Solo. Thanks a lot George Lucas!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Specialty, Spanish
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently a fifth and sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I have also taught seventh grade English Language Arts teacher, as well as a sixth through eighth grade Creative Writing and Journalism.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style varies from classical to modern depending on the needs of my students and the material being taught.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009 with a BA in English Literature and two minors in Spanish and Women's Studies. I briefly studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in the masters program for Theology before returning to the University of Nevada, Reno to earn my secondary education teacher's license. I also have an endorsement in ESL/ELL.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an avid reader and aspiring author. Creative writing holds a special place in my heart as both a lifelong student and a teacher.

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