Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Here is a full lesson on what text structures are and how to identify them for your middle school language arts students with a poster, activities, a video, and Pixanotes®!Pixanotes® are structured picture notes. I think of them as a blend of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.7.5
$5.25
21 ratings
3.8
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 05:08
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach students how to determine the central idea in a non-fiction text with 4 easy steps! The PowerPoint and matching notes will walk you and your students through the process!In this resource, you'll receive:★ TWO PowerPoints that show students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Everything you need to teach Central Idea and Theme is in this Bundle: Vocabulary worksheet, word wall cards, vocabulary practice, PowerPoint, Pixanotes® (structured picture notes), task cards to practice, a quiz, reteaching materials, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Word Walls, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2
$13.97
$11.99
15 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Do you teach the ACE method for writing expository paragraphs? Have your middle school students learn what each letter of ACE stands for (Answer, Cite, Explain) with these handy, differentiated Pixanotes™! Then use the included writing frame that
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.37 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach and practice the key terms for Argumentative Essays: claim, opposing claim, counter-argument (counterclaim), evidence, reasoning, relevant evidence, irrelevant evidence, audience, purpose, logos, ethos and pathos with these handy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1e, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1e
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use this resource to help your students examine key excerpts and ideas from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech is NOT included as it is copyrighted. There is a link included that will take you to the National Archives
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.76 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Kick off your figurative language unit by introducing critical vocabulary of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, & onomatopoeia with differentiated DIGITAL Pixanotes®! What are Pixanotes®?Pixanotes® are a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$6.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get an overview of cause/effect, compare/contrast, main idea, author's purpose, inference, and point of view with these text-based differentiated picture notes! After students read the included text and record their knowledge using the word bank,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.72 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach and review all kinds of Middle School ELA concepts in this MEGA bundle of differentiated Pixanotes®! There are 17 different sets of notes in this bundle - many with dominoes practice games! These are all the paper-based versions that stand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$74.06
$59.99
6 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach students the organization of Text-based Informative essays with this unit that includes a prompt, texts, picture notes and more! The Pixanotes (Picture notes) provide the right brain benefit of visuals combined with the left brain advantage
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$11.99
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.69 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach and review metaphors and similes with these handy differentiated DIGITAL picture notes that I call Pixanotes®! Students will learn the definitions of these words and practice with examples.What are Pixanotes®?Pixanotes® are a blend of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Introduce critical content of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, and onomatopoeia with these structured, interactive notes. Your students will record their knowledge with differentiated Pixanotes® and then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.02 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Are you getting ready for your state's standardized reading test? Me too - and my middle school students needed more practice with non-fiction text structures! So I made a complete lesson to give my students a boost before the big day!This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Introduce critical content of setting, characters, plot, theme, conflict, exposition, rising action, turning point, falling action and resolution and have your students record their knowledge with differentiated DIGITAL Pixanotes™! Then afterwards,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$7.95
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.27 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Let me show your students a pattern to organize an Argument Essay! I use an easy to remember mnemonic for each kind of paragraph in the essay and students will record the information presented on an included notes sheet. Please note that this is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$7.95
1 rating
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 04:25
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use these differentiated picture notes to introduce critical content and vocabulary of setting, characters, plot, theme, exposition, conflict, rising action, turning point, falling action, and resolution by having your students record their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
In Florida, we teach text-based essay writing.  Some people call this evidence-based writing.  No matter how you slice it, there are some students that just plain struggle.So, to help them, I created these video lessons that take students through
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2
$39.99
2 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 42:15
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach your students the basic terms associated with citing evidence and analyzing central idea/them with these handy differentiated Pixanotes®! In this resource, you'll receive: ★ Pixanotes® with the basic vocabulary: inference, drawn, theme,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.15 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Standards-based Middle School ELA Citing Text Evidence Unit with BUILT-IN differentiation for content, process, and product using the teach-reteach-enrich format! All materials are ready to use! Just Print, Copy and Go!In this resource, you'll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$11.99
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (10.46 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Want the right brain benefits of visuals combined with the left brain advantages of structure? Try Pixanotes! They are the best of both worlds! You can use these Pixanotes to teach students the organization of Text-based Informative essays!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$11.95
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.48 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching for 25 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 Middle School 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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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

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