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Do your students know when and when NOT to use commas? Use this comma rules foldable with sports-themed mentor sentences to review comma usage with middle and high school ELA classes. These punctuation "rules" are based on style guidelines from MLA
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.6.2a, L.7.2a, L.8.2a
$4.50
1,047
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Use foldable graphic organizers to teach and review the eight parts of speech with your middle school students. These flaps and flip books allow students to interact with their grammar notes, quiz themselves, and even to color-code pages in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks, Printables
CCSS:
L.3.1a, L.5.1a, L.6.1, L.7.1a, L.8.1a
$6.00
744
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Use this flip book as a handy reference tool in your students' writing notebook or interactive notebook to encourage more varied and sophisticated transition words in writing. Each page includes a transition words and phrases list suited for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1c, W.6.2c, W.6.3c, W.7.1c, W.7.2c, W.7.3c
$4.00
673
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Do your students know when and when NOT to use commas? Use this engaging lesson package with slide show presentation, interactive notebook reference flip book, and posters featuring sports-themed mentor sentences to review rules for correct comma
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Interactive Notebooks, Lectures
$19.50
$15.60
71
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Provide an engaging parts of speech review for your middle school students with this unit that includes an interactive notebook, slideshow presentations, and a fun grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Lesson, Games
CCSS:
W.5.3d, W.6.3d, L.3.1a, L.5.1a, L.5.1b, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.6.1, L.6.3a, L.7.1a, L.7.3a...
$18.00
$12.00
56
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Create titles and messages for your walls or display boards with these bulletin board letters that are perfectly coordinated with your country chic farmhouse classroom decor theme. With this printable file, you will never have to go back to the
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
74
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Whether you need to post I will statements, I can statements, or We can, this set of posters for ninth and tenth grade English standards will have you covered! Display these student friendly language arts standards in your classroom to document your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
67
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Use this mini-research project to explore the history of the English language, word origins, and how words are added to the language.In this enrichment lesson, students learn about word etymology, select a personally meaningful theme, and assemble a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, GATE, Research
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.6, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.6.6
$5.00
108
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Teach mythological archetypes and the epic hero journey cycle with these graphic organizers and posters. Engage your students with examples of hero journey archetypes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and other popular
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.8.9
$4.00
163
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Go back to school with All-American decor to keep your red, white, and blue classroom looking sharp. The stars and stripes theme with denim and parchment is appropriate for general classes as well as history, civics, or government classrooms.My
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$28.00
$20.00
50
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Build sentence fluency in your students' writing by combining two clauses with a coordinating or subordinating conjunction to write a compound or complex sentence.Task cards are provided with a colorful autumn theme and in a low ink black and white
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
L.7.1a, L.7.1b
$8.00
$5.60
63
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For a class novel, genre study, book clubs (literature circles), or independent reading, this packet will challenge your students to summarize the text and analyze story elements using textual evidence and critical thinking. The standards-based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, W.5.9, W.6.9...
$5.00
55
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Build discussion skills among your students and encourage academic conversations. We use these booklets and posters with questions and sentence starters every day for Socratic seminars, literature circle book clubs, group project planning work, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
CCSS:
SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.7.1, SL.7.2
$5.00
357
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Teach mythological archetypes and the epic hero journey cycle with engaging character archetypes posters, slideshow presentation, interactive notebook foldable graphic organizers, and pennant banners made by your middle or high school students. An
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Posters, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.8.9
$6.00
$5.00
23
Bundle
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Whether you need to post I will statements, I can statements, or We can, this set of posters for eleventh and twelfth grade English standards will have you covered! Display these student friendly language arts standards in your classroom to document
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
33
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Teach the terms your students need to know about literature, grammar, and writing to be successful in grades 6-12. This bundle provides resources to introduce, practice, and review domain-specific vocabulary for secondary ELA.What’s IncludedThis
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Word Walls, Games
$12.00
$8.40
36
Bundle
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These student-friendly Common Core standards posters for 6th - 8th grade language arts are ready for you to print, cut, and post in your room.I created these objectives incorporating the ELA terms that I use with my students. When a single standard
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$15.00
$12.00
37
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Here are all the tools you need to organize and implement standards-based instruction in your middle school language arts classroom!Also Available==========================================================================This resource coordinates
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Word Walls, Classroom Forms
$43.50
$30.00
87
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This cheerful teacher toolbox classroom organizer will keep your desk looking neat and cheerful with boho birds and bright chevron and polka dots! Customize your plastic storage drawers with these easy-to-use editable labels from the Bloomin' Cute
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$3.00
153
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It's easy to create a flipbook with your own content! The tab design makes a handy reference tool that students can store in their binders or glue into interactive notebooks. Teacher preparation is simple. Just highlight any text and type
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
79
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For the past ten years, I have taught a gifted ELA block for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. Before that, I was the Education Director at a hands-on science center, taught middle school science, and taught fifth grade "everything but PE!" I even spent one year as a doctoral assistant teaching at the university level, but quickly decided that adolescents are my favorites.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to help my gifted middle school students become lifelong learners and problem-solvers, so I am working more and more toward forging a partnership with them in which they share responsibility for their learning. I love to provide students with challenging, open-ended, thought-provoking situations and to see their thinking just blossom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2010 LA Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education M.Ed. in Educational Technology +30 in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live with my husband, who teaches high school history, and my teenage daughter, who aspires to be a math teacher. We also have three sons in college. When I am not teaching school or preparing lessons, I love to travel and to spend time outdoors camping or gardening.

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