Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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A full week of fun and engaging plans for Middle School (and upper elementary) that focus on community building, going over class agreements (rules)/ procedures and group dynamics. There's so many activities, it's probably more than one person
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Use these task cards to give your students practice with identifying claim, evidence and opposing claim - all based on two original, included texts about Easter Island. Students read the two texts and then use these cards to practice with the
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If you are looking for some ideas of how to begin the first days of school with "getting to know you activities", then you are in the right place! Here are my top 10 favorite ice-breakers that are appropriate for any middle school class. The last
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This "A Christmas Carol" resource is based on the play that is found in 7th grade McDougal-Littel Literature books. In my class, we read the play scene by scene. We analyze each scene with a discussion, plot diagram, some Cornell notes and then
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This is something I created for my special education middle school students to practice with text features after we learned the basic definitions of title, heading, caption, chart, label, boldface, and glossary. This zip file includes: ↠ An
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You can review key information from and about Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop as you play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1! All questions were written using higher level thinking words like deduce, infer,
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This PowerPoint is an overview of how an expository essay is organized. It states that an expository essay explains something in 5 paragraphs. The introduction has 3 sentences: hook, answer, thesis. The next paragraphs each explain one of the
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This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. All questions were written using higher level thinking words like deduce,
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This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills questions and answers games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton! All questions were written using higher level thinking words
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Teach the organization of text-based informative/explanatory essays with this product! It is laid out in a "chunked" fashion so that you can go through the process step-by-step with examples, Cornell notes and interactive notebook activities
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This is a list of 10 (or so) different things you could do with a class to help end the year. These are things that I have done with various classes generally in Middle School over the past 22 years. Most of the ideas are "grab & go" with
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This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. All questions were written using higher level
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This is package of 5 items you can use to teach the fundamentals (basics) of plot diagram. 1. Guided Cornell notes that cover Exposition, Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution, & Theme with
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Teach the organization of text-based argumentative essays with this product! It is laid out in a "chunked" fashion so that you can go through the process step-by-step with examples, Cornell notes and interactive notebook activities all along the
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This is one full week of middle school plans to build community, go over rules/procedures, and have fun with interactive notebooks, active getting to know you games, surveys and more! There are 5 days of plans complete with: ★ THREE active "getting
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This product just received a Makeover as of June 15, 2015 This product gives you FOUR reading comprehension questions and answers games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry! All
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You can review key information from and about The Giver by Lois Lowry as you play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1! Most questions were written using higher level thinking words like deduce, infer, outline, judge and
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This PowerPoint explains what plagiarism is using Kaavya Viswanathan as an example. You might remember that she is the former Harvard student who plagiarized Megan McCarthy's novel and was very publicly "busted". After showing a real-life example
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This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in
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UPDATED Dec. 2014! :) This is a reference guide for writing a persuasive essay that is NOT text based that: 1. Explains what a persuasive essay is 2. Gives key tips and information on what should be in an essay: focus, organization, support,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching for 21 years in middle school, I've decided that's the place for me! I taught for ten years in the Orange County (Florida) Public School system at primarily the sixth grade level. During that time I taught Language Arts, remedial reading, social studies and exceptional student education (aka special education). Then for 6 years I taught sixth grade Math, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders in a private, independent school. Now I am back in public school and am teaching Language Arts to students with and without Special Needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style embodies all manners of creativity. I use any medium possible to share information and knowledge in new ways. This includes art, music, role-playing, and anything active. I am also a big fan of the Responsive Classroom and Tribes ways of teaching. These methods draw students into a community and helps them learn the curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment. My colleagues call me the "Kum-by-yah" teacher and I'm ok with that. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was named teacher of the year in 2007.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo. Bachelor of Art in English from SUNY Geneseo. Master of Education from Rollins College.

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Teaching is not a job, it's what I do.

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