Mitch R

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By Mitch R
This readers theater, based on the book by Liam O'Donnell, explains the process of photosynthesis in plants. I have used it as a whole class language arts/science activity by numbering each line. My students all have numbers so it is easy for them
Subjects:
Reading, Biology, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$3.00
53 ratings
3.9
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This readers theater, based on the book by Agnieszka Biskup, explains the states of matter as part of a physical science unit. Information covered include solids, liquids, and gases, as well as atoms, molecules, and the water cycle. I have used it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Scripts
$3.00
45 ratings
3.9
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This readers theater based on the book by Agnieszka Biskup explains chemical reactions as part of a physical science unit. Information covered include molecules, atoms, elements, and physical vs. chemical changes. I have used it as a whole class
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scripts
$3.00
26 ratings
3.9
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This readers theater explains the history of immigration to the United States. I have used it as a whole class language arts/history activity by numbering each line. My students all have numbers so it is easy for them to see what part they have to
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts, Scripts
$3.00
22 ratings
3.9
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This readers theater dramatizes the events leading up to and during the Boston Massacre based on the book by Michael Burgan. I have used it as a whole class language arts/history activity by numbering each line. My students all have numbers so it is
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Scripts
$3.00
19 ratings
3.9
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By Mitch R
This readers theater, based on the book by Donald Lemke, dramatizes and explains the scientific method. I have used it as a whole class language arts/science activity by numbering each line. My students all have numbers so it is easy for them to see
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mitch R
This is a list of questions based on the what has happened on that particular month and day. While most of the questions are historical, there are some geographical questions. For each question, there are five possible choices. The way it works in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, GATE, Internet Activities
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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I hope you will enjoy this as much as my students have. I compiled a list of songs popular during the time I was growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Students analyze the lyrics to answer Common Core-friendly comprehension questions. Afterwards,
Subjects:
Reading, Music, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Songs, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Here is a list of possible projects that students can make or research in a study of the the United States. The list is divided into regions: Pacific, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Great Lakes, and Great Plains. I will upload the Rocky
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, GATE
$3.00
3 ratings
3.9
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Here is a list of 104 Language Arts journal prompts to use after reading a novel or short story. There is a wide range of prompts ranging from "What if the setting were changed to the year 2100 or 1900?" to "Create a haiku poem about the main
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Here is a form I send home with a list of state foods that we eat after studying a region of the country. RIght now I have potluck information forms for the Pacific, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Great Lakes regions. The Great Plains and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
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Here is a list of 123 science questions (answers included) that can be used for extra credit research, to supplement regular curriculum, or just to satisfy curious minds of students. The questions relate to physical science, life science, earth
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
2 ratings
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Here is a list of possible projects that students can make or research in a study of the Pacific States. Students choose one based on what they feel are their strengths. Students can make models, dioramas, timelines, write stories, create graphs,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Projects, GATE
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By Mitch R
Here is a compilation of various inappropriate actions and appropriate consequences I use in class that has been extremely successful. Instead of having students write lines for their inappropriate actions , I have them write something related to
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
1 rating
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Make homework fun! I've used this sheet for weekend homework which asks kids to do something educational, explain what they did, and then show why it was education. I've seen everything from written reports, cooking using fractions, detailed
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Homework
$1.00
2 ratings
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Here is page 2 of the compilation of various inappropriate actions and appropriate consequences I use in class that has been extremely successful. Instead of having students write lines for inappropriate behavior, I have them write something related
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
1 rating
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By Mitch R
Make homework fun! I've used this sheet for vacation homework which asks kids to do something educational, explain what they did, and then show why it was educational. Parents love it because it allows their kids to do a real-world activity that is
Subjects:
Math, Life Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Homework
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Use daily relevant numbers to teach and reinforce math skills. Using numbers of the Day of School, Month, Day of Month, and Year, students compute the answers to math problems across all strands. To vary the numbers, some problems have the students
Subjects:
Math, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
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Learn and practice states and capitals and math by doing Magic Squares. For each puzzle there will be either 16 or 25 squares each having one answer on the top. Read question 1 and look for the box that has the answer to that question. Put a "1" in
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Computation
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Learn and practice Revolutionary War facts and math by doing Magic Squares. For each puzzle there will be either 16 or 25 squares each having one answer on the top. Read question 1 and look for the box that has the answer to that question. Put a "1"
Subjects:
Arithmetic, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked for the San Francisco Unified School District for 27 years. I have been teaching 5th Grade for 25 years, and I am continuing to adjust my teaching and grow professionally even after teaching at the same grade level for so long.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, creating real-life experiences to teach math and history in particular, group work, games/fun activities to teach and review concepts in addition to book work.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Marketing from George Washington University MA in Education from New York University

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