Mrs Bixby

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Mrs Bixby
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Three short writing samples, and follow up questions, to help students recognize the author's purpose, the mood and tone of the writing sample, and to do a short character analysis of the author to discover the voice of the writing. There are no set
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Can be accompanied with the powerpoint presentation I have for sale or alone. Covers elements like rhyme scene, personification, simile, metaphor, etc. in poetry. Last page is a study sheet students can use before the quiz. Want more Test practice
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Three student-centered activities complete with accompanying worksheet guides, to help teachers of grade 6-9, gain a mutual respect from their students, thus creating a learning environment, and connection with their students, that will help their
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This packet includes expectations for the report, grading rubric, Introduction to Internet Research, Introduction and conclusion writing, using transitions, peer editing, proofreading and revision checklists, Tips for Revising, and Adding photos to
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Modeled after the PARCC items actually given in their practice tests, I've written a short story, and 6 follow up questions that test various skills the PARCC test, and other assessments, expect our students to be able to answer. Perfect for a
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A game created to review terms learned in LA. I used it for review before state assessments, but can be used as an interactive class review.
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Using the short story, The Story of an Hour, written by Kate Chopin, I have compiled 10 questions that can be used as a quiz, test, for standardized and common core test practice, and as an language arts individual or group activity. The questions
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Scavenger Hunt that I used to help students study before the end of the year exam. Covers all literary elements and definitions. Great activity and can be modified! Want more Test practice for language arts? Check out my store for a download that
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I used this activity with my 7th and 8th grade special needs students during a day in between social studies units. They really enjoyed it, and learned a lot about the reality of how much things cost for a home. Decorate your Dream House Task:
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Students are asked to read a short excerpt and choose what the author's purpose was - to persuade, to entertain or to inform. Please be sure to check out my other resources and the children's book I recently self-published! Lots of free teacher
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Great power point presentation that showcases some great beginnings in literature. Use as a lesson on writing great beginnings and hooks, or to showcase good literature as a book talk.
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Quick Activity on Theme and Foreshadowing.
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A guide that teaches students to formulate questions, organize important information, basic researching skills using notecards, and the basic format for citing a source. Can be used with any topic. I gave each student this packet, with my own
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A PPT that introduces students to the basics of poetry in different forms. There is also a quiz that can accompany it. Covers elements such as rhyme, alliteration, rhythm, similes, etc. in poetry.
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Activity that teaches hyperboles and idioms, and allows for practice.
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This packet will include the following 6 separate lessons/quiz/test/practice: Originally used with Middle School or Junior High age students. 1. Test Quiz Language Arts Figurative language Context Clues Tone Mood Assessment PRODUCT
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This is a guide for students to use while creating a portfolio of the superhero they create. I asked students to create superheros that only had a positive impact on the world some how. You can vary the task as you wish. The last page is a student
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student Interaction, with videos from reputable sites.
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Introduction to the art of figurative language as used in poetry. Great way to start out a unit on Poetry!
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Activity that focuses on teaching conflict.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

14 years in a middle school teaching all subject in a self contained, cross categorical special education classroom, regular language arts, social studies, and as library media teacher. RECENTLY A SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR! As fellow educators and parents, I very much appreciate and trust your educational opinion, which is why I would like to offer your a free copy of my book, in pdf version, to use freely, and all I ask for in exchange is your honest review of the book. If you are interested, please email me directly at melissa@booksbybixby.com. Please visit my website too! BooksbyBixby.com Thanks! Melissa

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student centered, adaptive, dynamic and entertaining.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Written and been awarded several grants for various areas of the building, including the special education department, language arts, social studies, and the library media center.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Ed Masters in Teacher Leadership Masters +30

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Currently on leave to be with my family!! Just self-published my first children's book! Please visit my site for more details! BooksbyBixby.com

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