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Teach the organization of text-based informative/explanatory essays with this product! It is laid out in a "chunked" fashion so that you can go through the process step-by-step with examples, Cornell notes and interactive notebook activities
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Go Back to School with one full week of middle school plans with TEN activities to build community, go over rules/procedures, and have fun with interactive notebooks, active getting to know you games, surveys and more! There are 5 days of plans
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Teach the organization of text-based argumentative essays with this product! It is laid out in a "chunked" fashion so that you can go through the process step-by-step with examples, Cornell notes and interactive notebook activities all along the
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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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Use this resource to teach your students the 5 steps in citing textual evidence with two original texts about Stonehenge. The 5 steps are: 1. Know your vocabulary 2. Read the Prompt and Texts 3. Formulate a controlling idea with thesis 4.
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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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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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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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Kick off your figurative language unit by introducing critical vocabulary of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, & onomatopoeia with differentiated DIGITAL Pixanotes™! Then, after the notes are done, use
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Do you need to review the steps for successful test-taking? Then you have found just what you need! This flipbook has a page for each of the following: ★ Read the Directions and Titles ★ Read the Entire question ★ Determine what is being asked ★
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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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Are you getting ready for your state's standardized test? Me too - and my 6th graders needed more help with non-fiction text structures! So I made a complete lesson to give my students a boost before the big day! Pixanotes® are a blend of
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Differentiated Test Prep with Choice Boards/Menus! When thinking about test prep for ELA, I wanted to do things differently. I decided that we could review main idea, compare & contrast, and cause & effect through the use of the book Miss
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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 synergy of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use visuals to boost
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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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Let your students practice the skills of Focus, Organization, Support and Conventions in Centers! SAVE with this bundle of all FOUR of my Essay Practice Centers! ★ Focus Practice: A different center for Purpose, Audience and Task ★ Organization
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In order to help my students get ready for our big state ELA test, we naturally reviewed various reading skills and strategies. But there's one more strategy they needed - a plan for how to take the test! That's where this flipbook comes in! It
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Here's a Month of perseverance themed bellringers all based on an original non-fiction text about Walt Disney. Supporting growth mindset, the topic of perseverance is perfect for the beginning of the year! Each week, students are given one
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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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Here's a Month of Halloween themed bell-ringers all based on an original text about visiting a spooky old house on Oak Street. Each week, students are given one sentence from the text and asked conventions questions about: ★ punctuation ★
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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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