Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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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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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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Mix it, Match It! is an interactive game. The teacher mixes up all the questions and answers that are on separate cards and gives each student one card. Students must then find their match! Directions for students: 1. Read the card. 2. Decide
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Looking for a way to differentiate the curriculum through Language Arts and still practice close reading in groups? This is a short story project that is based on the multiple intelligences. Students take a multiple intelligences "test" and then
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This is a little PowerPoint that comes with FREE BOOKMARKS that show students in grades 5-8 how to effectively highlight information in a textbook (or other book). Usually students at this age use highlighting in such a way that they are really
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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,
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Mix it, Match It! is an interactive game. The teacher mixes up all the questions and answers that are on separate cards and gives each student one card. Students must then find their match! Directions for students: 1. Read the card. 2. Decide if
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Practice new knowledge of simple and perfect verb tenses with these great task cards! You can play ZAP, Scoot and Scatter! Directions for all 3 ways to use the task cards are included! Many of the sentences reference events in Walk Two Moons by
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching for 23 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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