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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
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 .pdf file you will find 10 elements
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
$38.48
$25.00
492
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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Are you searching for a meaningful Black History Month activity for your middle school students? This Research Project unit is the perfect way to celebrate Black History Month and teach useful research, writing and communication skills at the same
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.8...
$12.00
64
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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Greek Mythology is a favorite subject among middle school students and yours will love the materials in this resource! These no-prep, print-and-go activities will save YOU time AND engage your students while helping them practice important literacy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.9...
$32.00
$25.00
119
Bundle
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Middle school students often need explicit instructions on how to complete seemingly simple tasks--like writing paragraphs! Teachers often assume students can successfully compose a well-written paragraph, when in fact many of them struggle and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1e, W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2f, W.6.4, W.6.10...
$9.00
93
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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
This A Christmas Carol Unit Plan is a great way to keep your middle school students engaged in learning activities during the Holiday Season. This PDF resource is complete with detailed lesson plans for each Stave of Charles Dickens' holiday tale,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4...
$9.00
84
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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Do your middle school students struggle reading informational texts? This Minimal Prep Unit is designed to help middle school students learn to identify and utilize informational text features to help them navigate through and deepen their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.5, RI.6.10, RI.7.5, RI.7.10, RI.8.2, RI.8.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10
$10.00
178
Digital Download PDF (18.95 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
This Freak the Mighty novel study unit includes all the activities you will need for your class study! Middle School students will love this unit while enhancing their literacy and writing skills AND enjoying a few creative projects along the way!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$20.00
188
Digital Download PDF (21.12 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Are you looking for a way to bring the elements of fiction and short stories alive for your middle school students? These no-prep middle school fiction resources include everything you need to teach your middle school students about the elements of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
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...
$37.00
$25.00
110
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By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Are you looking for a complete novel unit for The Witch of Blackbird Pond that includes fun and engaging activities for middle school students? Look no further!NEW! Updated to include Digital Learning options for Distance Learning!This complete unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
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...
$20.00
$15.99
67
Digital Download PDF (22.65 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Teaching Broadcast Journalism? Wondering where to start? This Bundle will help you introduce your students to the basics of Broadcasting and get you started on producing your own school newscasts! If you are anything like me when I was first asked
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Government, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2e, W.9-10.2f...
$35.00
$25.00
26
Bundle
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Provide your students with the steps to find the main idea! Finding the main idea is a tricky skill for middle school students to master. Give your students everything they need to learn the art of finding main ideas and supporting details. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.2...
$17.00
$12.00
19
Bundle
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
This No-Prep, Print & Go Holiday Resource is the perfect way to engage your Middle School Students during the month of December! Students will learn about three cultures' winter celebrations--Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa--while practicing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.9, RI.6.10, RI.7.2, RI.7.10, RI.8.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4...
$4.00
18
Digital Download PDF (16.19 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Searching for Thanksgiving Activities for Middle School ELA? This History of Thanksgiving PDF is the perfect reading to help your Language Arts students understand the facts of the complicated history of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The best part?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Cultural Activities, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
$4.50
9
Digital Download PDF (16.47 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
This Slides presentation is a perfect way to introduce The Witch of Blackbird Pond to students before beginning your novel unit. Each slide is engaging and helps provide students with all the necessary background knowledge they will need in order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
62
Digital Download PDF (6.72 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Searching for a fun way to teach your middle school students about plot in fiction? These No-Prep Plot Structure Introduction Activities will have your students learning plot in no time! Your students will learn the five parts of plot: exposition,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
$5.00
17
Digital Download PDF (12.82 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
The Contender by Robert Lipsyte is a high-interest novel that is great for engaging middle school students in a novel study. What's more, the novel is particularly relevant today! This NO-PREP, print-and-go Guided Reading Packet is not only a great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.9, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5...
$10.00
33
Digital Download PDF (20.39 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
These Types of Conflict resources provide you with everything you need to teach your middle school students about the different types of conflict in literature! With an engaging Slides Presentation teaching types of conflict, Guided Practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.10
$5.00
17
Digital Download PDF (10.93 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Achilles, Perseus, Atalanta, Theseus! The Greek Heroes and Heroines stories are among the most exciting in all Greek Mythology. Introduce middle school students to The Hero’s Journey or monomyth and eight Greek Hero myths with these fun and engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
$10.00
2
Digital Download PDF (27.70 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
Greek Mythology is a topic of study that middle school students LOVE! Capitalize on that interest with these engaging, high-interest Greek Myths! This no-prep, print-and-go resource will save YOU time and bring excitement into your classroom as your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4...
$10.00
2
Digital Download PDF (21.53 MB)
By Mrs Nelson Teaches
This collection of No-Prep resources will help Middle School students better understand the sometimes difficult novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. First, students engage in a research project on a topic relating to the history of the US during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6...
$8.00
32
Digital Download PDF (17.82 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my teaching career in 2007 and have been involved in education in three different states! I teach middle school English Language Arts and Remedial Reading classes. Teaching is my passion and I love creating high-quality resources to help my fellow-teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe learning should be FUN! 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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Proud mother of four!

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