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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.6.2a, L.7.2a, L.8.2a
$4.50
974
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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:
Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.6.1c, W.6.2c, W.6.3c, W.7.1c, W.7.2c, W.7.3c
$4.00
611
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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:
Printables, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.3.1a, L.5.1a, L.6.1, L.7.1a, L.8.1a
$6.00
730
Digital Download PDF (3.03 MB)
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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:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.8.9
$4.00
159
Digital Download PDF (4.49 MB)
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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, Posters, Interactive Notebooks
$19.50
$15.60
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
54
Digital Download PDF (27.03 MB)
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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:
Cooperative Learning, Posters
CCSS:
SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.7.1, SL.7.2
$5.00
351
Digital Download PDF (3.91 MB)
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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Interactive Notebooks
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
46
Bundle
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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, Vocabulary, Library Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Projects, GATE
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.6, L.6.4, L.6.5, L.6.6
$5.00
106
Digital Download ZIP (7.74 MB)
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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, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
L.7.1a, L.7.1b
$8.00
$5.60
61
Bundle
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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, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, 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
51
Digital Download PDF (2.44 MB)
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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
148
Digital Download ZIP (6.94 MB)
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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!======================================================================================================Don't need all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Word Walls, Classroom Forms
$43.50
$30.00
85
Bundle
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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
48
Bundle
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This red and black teacher toolbox classroom organizer will keep your desk and storage area looking cute with polka dots, chalkboard, and apples! Customize your plastic storage drawers with these easy-to-use editable labels from the Old School Style
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$3.00
101
Digital Download ZIP (4.58 MB)
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Build sentence fluency in your students' writing with this practice activity in which they will combine given clauses by choosing a FANBOYS conjunction or a subordinating conjunction.A presentation for you to project on your whiteboard will review
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spring
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
L.7.1a, L.7.1b
$8.00
$5.60
71
Bundle
By Mixed-Up Files
While you could use this chart for planning and documenting use of the Common Core standards in your instruction, it is really designed as a tool for students to self-assess and track their own progress.Students will complete a self-assessment using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.50
96
Digital Download PDF (2.31 MB)
By Mixed-Up Files
While you could use this chart for planning and documenting use of the Common Core standards in your instruction, it is really designed as a tool for students to self-assess and track their own progress.Students will complete a self-assessment using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.50
105
Digital Download PDF (2.30 MB)
By Mixed-Up Files
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
62
Digital Download ZIP (16.39 MB)
By Mixed-Up Files
This pretty teacher toolbox organizer will keep your desk looking cute in muted pastel colors for a calm classroom environment. Customize your plastic storage drawers with these easy-to-use editable labels from the Shabby Class classroom decor
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$3.00
72
Digital Download ZIP (4.38 MB)
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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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