Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
FIVE days of hands-on fun to get your middle school students excited about the new school year and your class! These engaging activities focus on building community, establishing class agreements (rules) and procedures as well as group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Start your year off strong with FIVE DAYS of hands-on fun that will engage your new students right off the bat! Students will have many opportunities to interact with one another which will help you to create a community that will likely last all
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
20 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
Review SEVEN Middle School Reading Skills with this PowerPoint, Mini-book, Passages and Questions Set!The Standards are:Cite Evidence - CCR 1 / LAFS.6-8.RI.RL.1.1Theme and Central Idea - CCR.2 / LAFS.6-8.RI.RL.1.2Interactions - CCR.3 /
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
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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
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
8 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
9 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get FIVE DAYS of back to school lessons & activities for Middle School students that have a sports theme. They focus on community building, going over class agreements (rules) and setting goals.★ Day 1: 7-up & Skittles activity to get to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Looking for a way to practice conventions like capitalization, punctuation and basic grammar in centers? Look no further! Here are 3 hands-on centers + an interactive notebook foldable for each!★ Center #1: Complete Sentences★ Center #2:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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 students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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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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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Your Middle School students need to practice the text-based essay skills of Focus, Organization, Support and Conventions, but they don't want to write a-n-o-t-h-e-r essay! Why not practice these skills with Centers/Stations instead? ★ Focus
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
$29.96
$19.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
As the school year or semester winds down, students seem to become "antsy". They need something that is self-directed so there's no time for them to "zone out" or cause a disruption. This is when I like to have students work on project based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get all SIX of my Back To School resources that help break the ice, build community, establish rules & procedures, and get to know your students with fun games and craftivities!These resources all contain different activities with no two being
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Help your Middle School students write essays with strong focus by practicing focus of purpose, audience and task in these FOUR centers/stations! It includes:★ Interactive Notebook activity as an introduction to purpose, audience and task★ Two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interactive Notebooks
$7.99
4 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.5.3b, W.6.3b, W.7.3b, W.8.3b
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Congratulations on your first middle school teaching job! I know you're ready to dig into that content but first things first - you need to set up your classroom, establish routines, have a plan for behavior management, get your first week of plans
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
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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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