Mrs. Nelson

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Mrs. Nelson
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but a lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
 
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By Mrs. Nelson
Why do we often submit our students to long, dull, (dare I say, torturous) poetry units that they hate? Why not make poetry as fun and exciting as it has the potential to be?This unit does just that! Inside this .zip file you will find 13 lessons,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$10.00
336 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
Do your students struggle with informational texts? This unit is designed to help middle school students learn to identify and utilize informational text features to help them navigate through and deepen their understanding of a text. Teachers
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$9.00
154 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
Freak the Mighty is one of my all-time favorite books to share with students. Not only is it a great story told through the fantastic voice of the character Max, but there are numerous literary skills that can be taught while reading the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$9.00
154 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
With the increasing popularity of novels based on Greek Mythology, students are more motivated than ever to read and study about the gods and goddesses of Olympus, ancient heroes and exciting monsters. Let's take advantage of their motivation!! In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$8.00
85 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
The Diary of Anne Frank is a wonderful piece of drama that contains important themes and elements that all students should be exposed to during their school years (not to mention it is one of the exemplar Common Core texts for middle school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$9.00
66 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
One of the most exciting topics to share with students is the elements of fiction! Kids love it and we love it! This unit brings the characteristics of literary fiction to life for students through fun and engaging Power Point presentations,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.7.10...
$9.00
90 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
The Holiday Season is one of the most exciting times of the school year! Holiday activities that continue to teach curricula are an excellent way to keep students engaged in the days leading up to the long winter break. This Guided Reading Packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$5.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
Explore with your students the intriguing world of Puritan New England through the study of Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond! This complete unit includes everything you need to help students understand the novel as well as hone
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.7.9, RL.7.10, RL.8.1...
$10.00
$8.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
This Power Point presentation is a perfect way to introduce the novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, to students. It helps provide students with all the necessary background knowledge they will need in order to best comprehend the novel. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
$2.99
48 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
Oftentimes, middle school students need explicit instructions on how to complete seemingly simple tasks. Writing a paragraph is one of these tasks that teachers often assume students can successfully accomplish, when many of them struggle. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Handouts
$4.00
52 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
Black History Month provides educators with an excellent opportunity to help students develop research skills and writing skills through a fun and engaging activity! Students will research an influential African American, put their thoughts and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
41 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
This collection of materials will enable a teacher to help his or her students understand the sometimes difficult, but often taught, novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. To begin, students engage in a research project on a topic relating to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$5.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
Included in this product are two versions of a guided reading packet for Robert Lipsyte's novel The Contender. The guided reading packet includes before, during, and after activities for the novel. Building background knowledge on the setting,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$10.00
$8.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
This file is a collection of powerpoint presentations, handouts, assignments and resources excellent for teaching middle school to high school students the basics of broadcast journalism. Being the advisor of a school journalism class is no easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Journalism, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
$3.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
This powerpoint presentation discusses conflict within stories. First, it breaks down the differences between internal and external conflict. In addition, it discusses five different types of conflict: man v. man, man v. self, man v. nature, man
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
This product is designed to support students in reading passages and finding the main idea. A powerpoint is included to discuss the steps to find the main idea as well as several practice passages. The texts are mainly upper elementary grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
$4.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
Wondering what to teach your students prior to Winter Break? Want a holiday activity that ties into the Language Arts curriculum? This Christmas writing activity is perfect for those last few days before the break! Teach your students how to write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.99
9 ratings
3.5
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By Mrs. Nelson
Tired of doing the same boring research projects with your students? Still feel like you need to teach the research process to your students? This is your solution! Based on Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm, students will engage in a fun and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$8.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs. Nelson
This powerpoint serves as an introduction to the various classifications of characters found in fiction, including major characters, minor characters, protagonists, antagonists, dynamic characters and static characters. Examples of all types are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs. Nelson
This powerpoint presentation serves as an introduction to an Elements of Fiction Unit. Included are basic definitions of the six elements of fiction: characters, setting, point-of-view, conflict, plot and theme. More detailed powerpoints on each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PPT (2.34 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in the middle school setting for the past five years. Three years in the Utah State Education System and two years in the North Carolina system. I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts/Reading; 8th grade remedial reading; and journalism.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in addressing a wide variety of learning styles. As such, my materials utilize a combination of whole-class instruction, cooperative group learning, partner projects and independent work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

If I ever earn any, you'll be the first to know! :)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Brigham Young University 2007 - BA English Education Delta High School - 2004

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Proud mother of two!

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