Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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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,
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Here's a little something you could send home with your students in grades 4-8 to entice them to do a little playing AND thinking over the summer! I hope that my own students do much more reading than watching TV and playing video games. However,
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Here's a great middle school Thanksgiving story you can use to celebrate the season while teaching important skills like summarizing, irony, and paragraph writing! In this mini-unit you'll get: ★ The public domain text of "Two Thanksgiving Day
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This is a 30 minute lesson targeted for learning & using the trait of Ideas. I teach middle school and think of this being most like an introduction, refresher or extender on the topic. It provides step-by-step instructions with an objective,
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This is just a little quick and fun Halloween themed way to practice brainstorming vivid verbs. Just use the haunted house door and windows as "lift a flaps" where students generate more vivid verbs for the words given with a partner. Thanks and
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Introduce critical content of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, & onomatopoeia and have your students record their knowledge with differentiated Pixanotes®! Then afterward, have students play the
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Use this flipbook to create an authentic holiday writing experience for your students! First, make the flipbook and discuss the 4 types of questions inside. The questions are about the gift-bringer, foods, customs, and language. Next, have
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Looking for a fun way to preview or review Middle School ELA concepts? This is it! This game has 30 different BINGO boards with 24 answers + 1 free space using the following reading and writing skill
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Get scaffolded practice activities for determining focus of purpose, audience and task in a piece of writing with this resource! It includes: ★ Interactive Notebook activity as an introduction to purpose, audience and task ★ Two Posters plus
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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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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 synergy of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks
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Teach and review metaphor and similes with these handy differentiated picture notes! This is a freebie so you can get to know Pixanotes® and see how they will help all your students understand and remember more content - including those students
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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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