Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Need some quick and easy ideas to use with your class on the first day of school? Try one or more of these TEN icebreakers and ideas of how to begin the first days of school with "getting to know you activities"!The Ten icebreakers & ideas:1.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.99
33 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.99
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
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
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.06 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
You can review key information from and about Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop as you play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1! All questions were written using higher level thinking words like deduce, infer,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Games
$5.50
15 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Engage your middle students right away with a full week of interactive activities to start your year off right! You'll get one full week of middle school plans with TEN activities!These are plans:★ Day 1: Icebreaker game, Stone Soup reading or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Interactive Notebooks
$5.99
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.73 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. All questions were written using higher level thinking words like deduce,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. All questions were written using higher level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.50 MB)
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
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.09 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1!All
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (0.70 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a reading comprehension questions and answers game that reviews the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme. Questions were written using Bloom's Taxonomy and nearly every level is represented. There are 9-18 questions per
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Games
$5.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1! All
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.35 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Junebug by Alice Mead. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games in 1! All questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Games
$5.50
1 rating
3.6
Digital Download PDF (1.32 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This product gives you FOUR reading comprehension and skills questions and answers games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Hatchet by Gary Paulsen! All questions were written using higher level thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4 games
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Games
$5.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.49 MB)
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is a set of FOUR reading comprehension and skills games to review the 4 story elements of setting, characters, plot and theme for The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates by Susan Shreve. You can play Scoot, Scatter, ZAP, or Quiz Show style - that's 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Games
$5.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.80 MB)
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
$2.00
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Are you preparing to teach R.CCR.5: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole? Start with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Games
CCSS:
RL.6.5, RL.7.5, RL.8.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5, CCRA.R.5
$3.99
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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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