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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
961
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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
725
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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
603
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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
158
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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
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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
44
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This guided close reading lesson for “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is based on the TPCASTT poetry analysis lesson model. As you lead the discussion with a slideshow presentation, students take notes on a poetry analysis graphic organizer in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, W.7.9, W.8.9
$4.00
48
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Students practice identifying types of phrases and clauses with examples from literature, including a variety of novels, poems, and songs with a wintry theme. This lesson is designed for review and practice; it is not a comprehensive introduction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Winter
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
61
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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, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
77
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What happens to a dream deferred? This guided close reading lesson for “Harlem” [Dream Deferred] by Langston Hughes will guide your class in an exploration of theme development using the TPCASTT poetry analysis model. As you lead the discussion with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RI.7.2, RI.8.2, W.7.9, W.8.9
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25
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Engage your middle school students in American poems of the Harlem Renaissance that resonates with current events. This poetry unit is based on the TPCASTT poetry analysis model: Title, Paraphrase, Connotations, Attitude (tone), Shift, Title
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.7, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.8.1, RI.8.2...
$16.00
$12.80
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Students practice identifying phrases and clauses with this spring-themed task card and interactive notebook foldable set. The interactive notebook foldable notes come in two versions (with notes already recorded and without) so you can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spring
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
22
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Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities? This guided close reading lesson for “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes will guide your class in an exploration of theme development using the TPCASTT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.7, RL.8.2, RL.8.4
$4.00
7
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Teach vocabulary using Greek and Latin roots and affixes with this program organized around prefixes and suffixes every student should know. This resource is the first of three sets. Series A includes 22 lessons, each with four to five roots and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.7.4b, L.8.4b
$16.00
7
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Build background knowledge about the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, and jazz poetry through primary source images and links to video clips. This introductory lesson includes a literary analysis writing assignment and rubric for analyzing style
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.7.9, W.8.9
$4.00
3
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Whether you're reviewing parts of speech or teaching vocabulary with Greek/Latin roots and affixes, this easy foldable list can help! Teach a mini-lesson on the suffixes that make adjectives when added to the end of nouns or verbs (including present
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RF.5.3a, L.5.4b, L.6.4b, L.7.4b
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18
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Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities? This free download is a fun unscramble-the-poem activity with the poem "Harlem" (Dream Deferred) that will get students thinking about the meaning of the lines and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks
FREE
14
Digital Download PDF (4.79 MB)
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Teach vocabulary using Greek and Latin roots and affixes with this program organized around prefixes and suffixes every student should know. This resource is the second of three sets. Series B includes 22 lessons, each with eight to ten roots and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Flash Cards, Interactive Notebooks
$10.00
2
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Supplement your vocabulary instruction using Greek and Latin roots and affixes with this program organized around prefixes and suffixes every student should know. The intended focus in this program is on the roots themselves so that students learn
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
L.6.4a, L.6.4b, L.7.4a, L.7.4b, L.8.4a, L.8.4b
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (2.66 MB)
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Supplement your vocabulary instruction using Greek and Latin roots and affixes with this program organized around prefixes and suffixes every student should know. This set of 22 slideshow presentations, each with four to five roots and up to 25
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.7.4b, L.8.4b
$8.00
Digital Download ZIP (54.79 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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