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
Help your students review plot diagram with this handy video and matching notes! This video covers: ★ Definition of plot ★ Exposition ★ Characters ★ Setting ★ Conflict - internal and external ★ Rising Action ★ Climax ★ Falling Action ★
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.7.3
$3.99
11 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:12
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Now all Middle School Teachers can give their students & parents important class information with just ONE sheet of paper for each student by having the students make this mini-book syllabus!This resource includes:★ A video to show you (and your
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi, Activities, Handouts
$3.99
10 ratings
3.8
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:02
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Help your students review plot diagram with this handy video and matching notes! This video covers: ★ Definition of plot ★ Exposition ★ Characters ★ Setting ★ Conflict - internal and external ★ Rising Action ★ Climax ★ Falling Action ★
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Video Files
$4.99
3 ratings
4.0
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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
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
My 7th grade students knew the basic vocabulary surrounding central idea, but struggled with applying what they knew. Four Easy Steps to Identifying Central Idea to the rescue! In this resource, you'll receive: ★ One video that shows the 4 easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 05:59
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
My 7th grade students knew the basic vocabulary surrounding central idea, but struggled with applying what they knew. Four Easy Steps to Identifying Central Idea to the rescue! In this resource, you'll receive: ★ One video that shows the 4 easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
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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.Some of my 7th graders who were English language learners and students with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$39.99
1 rating
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 34:51
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Over the course of 22 years in teaching, I have seen many different styles of taking notes. The ones that seem to really work are the ones that incorporate visuals and content. It turns out that this is because our brains are primarily image
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 02:11
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
I needed a cool way to send off my 6th graders AND encourage them to do some summer reading. The solution? Emoji bookmarks! You can learn how to make them yourself by just watching this video! Or maybe you'll have your students make them in
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
FREE
26 ratings
4.0
Video
Duration: 02:25
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Students need to study, that's for sure! But many times, students really aren't sure how to accomplish this. Allow me to tell you a little story. I was in 4th grade and we were studying the Iroquois in class. We had a big test. I thought
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Homework
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:15
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Are you teaching your students how to write a conclusion to their text-based Informative Essays? I am too and found that my student respond better to videos that present the information for a number of reasons so I made this video and some super
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
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Duration: 03:28
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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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