Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2f, CCRA.W.2
$7.95
25 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Your Middle School students will learn about punctuation, capitalization, adjectives, adverbs (word choice), and review some basic reading skills all with these perseverance themed bell ringers! This resource includes an original non-fiction text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
14 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, CCRA.W.1
$7.95
17 ratings
3.9
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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
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Here is a full lesson on what text structures are and how to identify them for your middle school language arts students with a poster, activities, a video, and Pixanotes®!Pixanotes® are structured picture notes. I think of them as a blend of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.7.5
$5.25
21 ratings
3.8
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 05:08
By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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 vocabulary2. Read the Prompt and Texts3. Formulate a controlling idea with thesis4. Locate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$4.95
20 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$20.94
$18.85
13 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Teach students how to determine the central idea in a non-fiction text with 4 easy steps! The PowerPoint and matching notes will walk you and your students through the process!In this resource, you'll receive:★ TWO PowerPoints that show students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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! Two weeks of interactive notebook foldables and activities are ready to go! In this
Subjects:
Short Stories, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$7.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Do you teach the ACE method for writing expository paragraphs? Have your middle school students learn what each letter of ACE stands for (Answer, Cite, Explain) with these handy, differentiated Pixanotes™! Then use the included writing frame that
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
10 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Review the best skills and strategies for successful test-taking with your Middle School students using this flipbook! It gives students the confidence they need to know that they are ready for the big state test!This flipbook has a page for each
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
7 ratings
4.0
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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
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 Archives
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
I like to start my classes with skill practice to review good writing and reading skills with the help of a mentor sentence. So I began putting together monthly sets of themed mentor sentence Bell Work/ Bell Ringers.In each edition, students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$43.91
$29.99
7 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 Argument Writing with texts, Cornell notes and INB activities! You will get ALL the step-by-step
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks
$15.90
$12.75
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Here's a Month of Halloween themed bell-ringers all based on an original fiction text about visiting a spooky old house on Oak Street.Each week, students are given one sentence from the text and asked various questions about:★ punctuation★
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Kick off your figurative language unit by introducing critical vocabulary of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, irony, & onomatopoeia with differentiated DIGITAL Pixanotes®! What are Pixanotes®?Pixanotes® are a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$6.99
3 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
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!Just like writing is a process, reading is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Interactive Notebooks
$4.99
7 ratings
4.0
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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
6 ratings
4.0
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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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