Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This "A Christmas Carol" resource is based on the play that is found in 7th grade McDougal-Littel Literature books (but can also be found online here).In my class, we read the play scene by scene. We analyze each scene with a discussion, plot
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.6, RL.7.7
$6.95
50 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This is package of 5 items you can use to teach the fundamentals (basics) of plot diagram. 1. Guided Cornell notes that cover Exposition, Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution, & Theme with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.49
13 ratings
3.6
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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
4 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
$7.95
10 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get an overview of cause/effect, compare/contrast, main idea, author's purpose, inference, and point of view with these text-based differentiated picture notes! After students read the included text and record their knowledge using the word bank,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach and review all kinds of Middle School ELA concepts in this MEGA bundle of differentiated Pixanotes®! There are 17 different sets of notes in this bundle - many with dominoes practice games! These are all the paper-based versions that stand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$74.06
$59.99
6 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Introduce critical content of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, and onomatopoeia with these structured, interactive notes. Your students will record their knowledge with differentiated Pixanotes® and then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
4 ratings
4.0
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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 Parts of an Essay Visual System with mnemonic and flipbook! You will get all the pieces and parts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mnemonics, Graphic Organizers
$15.90
$12.75
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$7.95
1 rating
4.0
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Duration: 04:25
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use these differentiated picture notes to introduce critical content and vocabulary of setting, characters, plot, theme, exposition, conflict, rising action, turning point, falling action, and resolution by having your students record their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Get all 3 of my best essay writing resources in one BIG Bundle: ★ How to write a Text-Based Argumentative Essay: Step-by-step organization lessons with Cornell Notes, graphic organizers, models and interactive notebook activities. There are two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$23.85
$19.00
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Want the right brain benefits of visuals combined with the left brain advantages of structure? Try Pixanotes! They are the best of both worlds! You can use these Pixanotes to teach students the organization of Text-based Informative essays!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$11.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Help your Middle School students keep track of the novel you are reading in class with these ready-to-use differentiated Pixanotes®!What are Pixanotes®?They are a blend of traditional two-column notes, interactive notes, and visual notes all in one!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
In Florida, we teach text-based essay writing.  Some people call this evidence-based writing.  No matter how you slice it, there are some students that just plain struggle.Some of my 7th graders who were English language learners and students with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$39.99
1 rating
4.0
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 34:51
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach the organization of text-based Argumentative Essays using Pixanotes® and my easy-to-remember mnemonic! Please note that this is targeted for students who are NOT required to include an opposing claim or counterclaim in their essays. You can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
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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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