Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
This PowerPoint is an overview of how an expository essay is organized. It states that an expository essay explains something in 5 paragraphs. The introduction has 3 sentences: hook, answer, thesis. The next paragraphs each explain one of the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$5.49
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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
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Use this Mystery Picture to give your students practice with identifying claims, opposing claims, evidence, logos and pathos - all based on two texts about Easter Island. My 8th graders read the two texts and then practiced with the terms using my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
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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
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Do you have students that struggle with learning how a text-based essay should be organized? Give them a chance to practice what they know with this "Color by Fact" exercise!Students will have to determine if each statement is true or false and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.99
10 ratings
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Here's a little something you could send home with your students in grades 4-8 to entice them to do a little playing AND thinking over the summer! I hope that my own students do much more reading than watching TV and playing video games. However,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.25
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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
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By Mrs Spangler in the Middle
Help your students practice 7 different reading standards using these short passages and standards-based questions!The standards reviewed are:Cite Evidence - CCR 1 / LAFS.6-8.RI.RL.1.1Theme and Central Idea - CCR.2 / LAFS.6-8.RI.RL.1.2Interactions -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
$3.99
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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
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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