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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
With this summarization method, your students will be able to summarize an article or other short reading. What's included: eight PowerPoint slides with examples your students can relate to and will understand. This presentation was written with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for The Witch of Blackbird Pond written by Elizabeth George Speare. Book Summary: Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
15 ratings
3.9
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for Book #2 of the Shadow Children Series - Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Book Summary: It was awful. All those eyes, all looking at him. It was straight out of Luke's worst
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
What's included: - Chapter Summaries for the wildly popular book, Because of Winn-Dixie. - A summary exercise and sample. Note: I have the kids take note as we read, share one of their notes, and then I put this up for the kids to see. I give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.99
9 ratings
3.9
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
What's included: - Chapter Summaries for the wildly popular book, Indian in the Cupboard written by Lynne Reid Banks. Note: I have the kids take note as we read, share one of their notes, and then I put this up for the kids to see. I give them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Personal Narrative Scoring Guide for English Language Arts ELA, 4-12th grades.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Homeschool Curricula, Handouts
FREE
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for the book Indian in the Cupboard written by Lynne Reid Banks. Book Summary: When Omri's big brother has no birthday present for him, he gives Omri an old wooden medicine cabinet he's found. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Interactive Whiteboard, Literature Circles
$5.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
What's included in this summarization presentation: six slides on writing, editing, and plagiarism. Written with common sense, in a Common Core State Standards-friendly format. Note: I have used this material with students in grades 3-12. Only my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
$2.99
1 rating
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for Fair Weather written by Richard Peck. Book Summary: Told by 13-year-old Rosie, this marvelously funny story set in 1893 paints a picture of a small Illinois farm and of the first World's Fair.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for Book #1 of the Shadow Children Series - Among the Hidden written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Book Summary: Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Book Summary: In this controversial classic fairy tale, a farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Book Summary: The Montagues and the Capulets are sworn enemies, and their mutual hatred has cost many lives. Trying to put an end to the violence, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
A Scoring Guide for Descriptive Paragraph Writing, English Language Arts ELA, 4-12th grades.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts
$0.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Research Scoring Guide for students in 4-12th grade English Language Arts, Science, and Social Sciences classes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Homeschool Curricula, Handouts
$0.99
1 rating
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for the Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Common Core Format. Book Summary: This quirky fantasy story reveals how a restless and precocious ten-year-old boy learns to appreciate the ordinary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Whats' included: An introduction to geography, including the use of maps and globes. Note: I have used this primarily with middle and high school students, but it has been utilized with upper elementary students as well.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Minilessons
$3.99
1 rating
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for the Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis. Book Summary: Digory and Polly discover a secret passage that links their homes, and they are taken into the World of Charn, where they wake up the evil
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
What's included: - a compilation of Capitalization Rules Note: I have used this presentation in my middle school and high school classrooms. It is not comprehensive, but it covers the "big" rules and is very useful in getting the basics down. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Mini-Course, Minilessons
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
This PowerPoint presentation can be used alone as part of a mini-lesson It can also be utilized with the video UNDERSTANDING LITERATURE, The Elements of DRAMA, 1-58565-797-2.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Minilessons
$3.99
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By Mr Smiths Virtual Classroom
Reading Comprehension - Journal Response Questions for the book Shiloh written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Book Summary: When 11-year-old Marty Preston finds a young beagle up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia, he is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 16 years, in every grade, in virtually every subject. I am in my 4th year of teaching elementary; the other years, I taught middle school and high school. I have also taught and created original curriculum for homeschool / homebound instruction. I am certified to teach Special Education (K-12), English Language Arts (9-12), and Social Science (9-12).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-On Learning. I use a lot of manipulatives and visuals.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been designated a "Highly Qualified" Teacher by the State of Missouri. I have been named Teacher of the Month twice. And I was also named Substitute Teacher of the Month by Kelly Educational Services.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters Degree in Administration, Bachelors Degree in Social Science, Bachelors Degree in Communications.

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