Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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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
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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
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Do you teach the ACE method for writing expository paragraphs? Have your students learn what each letter of ACE stands for (Answer, Cite, Explain) with these handy, differentiated Pixanotes™! Then use the included writing frame that features the
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Teach the parts of both informative and argumentative essays with this scaffolded visual system! There are many things in which a person can become a professional, or “pro”. One could be a pro football player, a pro photographer, a pro dancer, a
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Teach and review all kinds of Middle School ELA concepts in this growing bundle of differentiated Pixanotes®! What are Pixanotes®? Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use visuals to boost
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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
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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
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Give your students a way to learn and remember simple and perfect verb tenses with Pixanotes®. What are Pixanotes®? Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use visuals to boost comprehension and recall!
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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,
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Teach and review the steps of the Writing Process (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Publishing) with these differentiated Pixanotes®! What are Pixanotes®? Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks
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My textbook covers a lot of ground with internal and external forces as well as verb tenses in one lesson that can be overwhelming for students. I simplified these concepts and made them more accessible with these 3 resources: Internal and
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Give your students a way to learn and remember internal and external forces with Pixanotes®! What are Pixanotes®? Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use visuals to boost comprehension and recall!
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Get 2 great resources to teach essay writing! Get the Visual System that shows all the pieces and parts of essays PLUS the step-by-step organization lessons for students to learn how to write argumentative essays based on text! You can check out
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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
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Are you teaching mood, tone, imagery, allusion, symbol, and symbolism? These differentiated picture notes can get your students off on the right foot! In this resource, you'll receive: ★ Pixanotes® to learn the basic vocabulary (differentiation
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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 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.

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

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