Monica Lukins

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Monica Lukins
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By Monica Lukins
This was one of the most SUCCESSFUL activities I've ever done! I had students work in groups of 3-5 and gave them the worksheet attached with 33 randomly assorted weaknesses of the Roman Empire. They were given poster paper, post-it notes, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
This one-page "Narrative Writing Outline" helps students brainstorm and organize their ideas before writing their own fictional or personal narrative (story). This outline includes sections for: Attention-Grabber, Beginning (characters, setting,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Outlines, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
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By Monica Lukins
This 15-question "World Geography Scavenger Hunt" can be used as an introduction to world geography or as a filler activity. Students may use the website provided (with online map) or they may use a map in a textbook or atlas. Answer key provided
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
This 2-page Point of View Quiz (includes Answer Key) assesses students' knowledge of the three types of point of view (POV): first person, omniscient, and third person limited. The quiz includes 3 sections: 1) matching descriptions to type of POV
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$2.00
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By Monica Lukins
Point of View definitions are included for FIRST PERSON, THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT, and THIRD PERSON LIMITED. Students use these definitions to create a Point of View flipbook (directions attached here with steps and PHOTOS to show how to create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
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By Monica Lukins
Students will enjoy learning about the U.S. Constitution when completing this creative and illustrative project (check out Preview). This 14-page packet includes a direction sheet, evaluation sheet, and worksheets for the pieces of the project.
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$4.00
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By Monica Lukins
This two-sided worksheet (answer key provided) challenges students to identify important Renaissance figures and their accomplishments, including artists, writers, church reformers, kings/queens, scientists, and explorers. There are 23 clues
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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By Monica Lukins
This is a creative unit/student project (30 pages attached) to teach with the novel Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, which emphasizes character analysis and response to literature. (See the preview for the overview of the student project.) It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, W.7.1, W.7.3
$6.00
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By Monica Lukins
Students work in groups to create a newspaper of multiple different articles about the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incans. For example, a Mayan newspaper might advertise chocolate, an Aztec newspaper may contain an article about Hernan Cortes taking over
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$4.00
124
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By Monica Lukins
Introduce the Great Awakening to your students using this card sort activity and worksheet (with answer key provided). Students learn the cause of the Great Awakening and its effects in the areas of religion, education, and politics. For the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
Using this worksheet (with answer key), students will learn several themes of the short stories/chapters within the novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman. On the worksheet, several themes are listed in the first column. Students are asked to match
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
Students take notes on the 7 articles of the U.S. Constitution using this chart. Reading and analyzing the U.S. Constitution itself, students write the subject of each article, fill-in-the-blank significant details about each article, and then draw
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Outlines, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
Students may staple together several of the attached sheet, Vocabulary Graphic Organizer, to make a Vocabulary Book. With each word, students will write a definition, sentence, synonym, antonym, and draw a picture. This could be used for any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
In this one page assignment (with answer key provided), students learn aout the Monroe Doctrine. Students are invited to answer questions and draw a comic about America's relations with Spain at this time, explain how Spanish colonies win
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
72
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By Monica Lukins
This Student Application is designed for the first day of school to get to know your students (I also sell a "First Day - Writing a Resume" activity). It also teaches them how to fill out an application, including important information under
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, Printables
$2.50
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By Monica Lukins
After reading the short story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury and watching the movie version (I also sell Venn Diagram), students write a compare-and-contrast paragraph about the similarities and differences of the two versions. This is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
This 3-page U.S. Constitution Test (with ANSWER KEY) includes the following sections: Vocabulary Matching, Multiple-Choice, T/F, Short Answer, and Short Essay (total of 60 questions, worth 80 points). Topics include: Articles of Confederation,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$3.00
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By Monica Lukins
On this one-page worksheet (sample KEY provided), students match 12 themes given (in first column) to a character(s) in a STORY, NOVEL, OR MOVIE. Then, in the final column, students explain in a complete sentence how that character shows that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$1.00
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By Monica Lukins
Students research and take notes on the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incans. Students may use this chart or fold a large sheet of construction paper to take bulleted notes on Location, Land, Trade, Roles of People,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Homework
$2.50
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By Monica Lukins
Students will enjoy reading the novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman. Here you will find a chapter-by-chapter standards-based notes packet that goes along with the novel for students to complete as they read and analyze the 13 character stories
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Homework
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching grades 7 and 8 Language Arts and Social Studies at De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts in Ventura, California since 2001. I have also briefly taught high school ESL (grades 9-12), and I spent one month teaching English in Moscow, Russia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My class mission statement is: To build a community of students who embrace the process of learning…who are eager to learn, enjoy the act of learning, and feel success for what they have learned. I try to make learning fun through cooperative group work, hands-on projects, and creative writing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

On September 7, 2011, I received the honor of "Teacher of the Month" (nominated by my principal through the Ventura Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation). I was given certificates from the senator, house of representatives, and county representatives along with several generous gifts from community organizations. I have also been serving as the department chair and English Language Arts District Liaison since 2003. I have also served as a Mentor to first and second year teachers. I have also had the responsibility as Technology Peer Coach and GATE Liaison.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with a BA in English and Art supplementary authorization. I received my teaching credential there as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my students, I love teaching, and my goal is to make learning fun for all!

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