Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Help your Middle School students practice identifying claim, opposing claim, and relevant evidence with these task cards! They are based on two original included non-fiction texts about Easter Island.Students read the two texts and then use these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b
$3.49
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2f, CCRA.W.2
$7.95
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$5.49
21 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, CCRA.W.1
$7.95
17 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use this Mystery Picture to give your students practice with identifying claims, opposing claims, evidence, logos and pathos - all based on two texts about Easter Island. My 8th graders read the two texts and then practiced with the terms using my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
27 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Middle School students will practice or review what they know about how text-based argumentative essays are organized and structured with this daily review! Perfect for bell-ringer or warm-up activities for 5-10 minutes a day for one month!How this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Scaffolded Notes
$4.99
6 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use these task cards to help your middle school students practice the structure of a text-based essay! The students will work in groups, review what they know about the parts of an essay and even write an essay with this resource.How it works:1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$5.99
18 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use this resource to teach your students the 5 steps in citing textual evidence with two original texts about Stonehenge.The 5 steps are:1. Know your vocabulary2. Read the Prompt and Texts3. Formulate a controlling idea with thesis4. Locate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$4.95
20 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teaching your middle school students to write text-based argumentative (argumentation) essays? Here's a BIG BUNDLE of 4 awesome resources that will give your students a solid foundation! ★ Argumentative Essay Pixanotes: Differentiated Cornell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$20.94
$18.85
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Middle School students will learn how text-based essays are organized with these organization centers. This resource provides four centers/stations of scaffolded practice activities. It includes:★ Center #1: Text-based Vocabulary with interactive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use these task cards to give your students practice with identifying introduction components like hook, "arch" (transition), and thesis as well as relevant and irrelevant evidence and commentary! Students read the two texts and then use these cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$3.25
6 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
UPDATED Dec. 2014! :) This is a 4 page piece reference guide for writing an expository essay that is NOT text based that: 1. Explains what an expository essay is 2. Gives key tipsand information on what should be in an essay: focus,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Outlines, Scaffolded Notes
$3.25
8 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep
$3.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Do you have students that struggle with learning how a text-based essay should be organized? Give them a chance to practice what they know with this "Color by Fact" exercise!Students will have to determine if each statement is true or false and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.99
10 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Middle School students can practice with supporting their points in a text-based essay with these centers! Here are 3 centers + an interactive notebook foldable to help students develop their understanding and abilities with supporting ideas in an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
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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
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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
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Give your students the tools they need when they are writing a text-based essay in class! Print and copy each of these sheets for students to use as a reference as part of a writing portfolio or writing toolkit!What's Included:★ Essay Outlines for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$3.99
5 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get two great writing products for one low price! How to write an Informative/Explanatory Essay Writing with texts, Cornell notes+INB activities AND Argument Writing with texts, Cornell notes and INB activities! You will get ALL the step-by-step
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$15.90
$12.75
12 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This file includes a model of organization for an expository essay that is NOT text based and another copy for you (or your students) to cut up for a hands-on activity. The included essay is a basic essay (not a polished one) that I think will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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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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