Mrs Stone Learning Zone

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Mrs Stone Learning Zone
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My goal is not to teach, but to inspire a lifelong passion for learning.
 
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By Mrs Stone Learning Zone
A 42-slide Google Slide presentation to use in the classroom. It introduces the six writing traits and gives detailed examples of each trait in writing. Presentation can be broken into parts to be used when covering each trait in class. I use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Mini-Course
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A simple, attractive, chapter-by-chapter worksheet of vocabulary from Sophia's War. The worksheet asks students to supply a definition and then use the word in a sentence.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$2.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Stone Learning Zone
Teaching paraphrasing in the classroom is always a challenge. Plagiarism is rampant in the "copy and paste" generation. This lesson plan presents a straight-forward process to taking notes and summarizing non-fiction texts, a vital component of
Subjects:
Writing, For All Subjects, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Worksheets
$4.99
5 ratings
3.8
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Detailed, chapter by chapter comprehension questions, vocabulary, quizzes, final test, and journal prompts for the novel. Includes an answer key for comprehension questions. I have used this for three years in my 5/6th grade classes. It keeps a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$7.99
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Stone Learning Zone
This is a detailed chapter by chapter novel study that has been divided into 24 lessons plus a final assessment. It includes rich vocabulary for each lesson, detailed and thought-provoking comprehension questions, in addition to extension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$9.99
13 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Stone Learning Zone
A culminating project for a Renaissance or European studies unit. It allows for a choice of two options, one more artistic and the other more literary to appeal to a variety of student abilities. Students are asked to research a famous Renaissance
Subjects:
European History, Art History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Cultural Activities
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A great culminating report assessment for a Native American Unit in the 5th - 7th grades. It includes a report description, eight explained report components, list of Native American cultures to choose from, and a detailed rubric. Students were
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
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2 ratings
3.3
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I have used this project for several years in my 5th grade classroom. This playbill project is a great culminating activity for a literature study of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It allows for lots of creativity yet reinforces plot, characters,
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Rubrics
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Stone Learning Zone
Great culminating project ideas for a literature study of "The City of Ember". Includes a rubric. Three project choices presented. I have used this successfully in my 5th grade class for several years. The students really enjoy choosing among
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Rubrics
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10 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have experience as a 5th grade self contained classroom teacher in an American School in England and also as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher in both Brooklyn, NY and Montgomery County, Maryland.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I encourage self-directed inquiry by my students, a dynamic classroom setting, and creative group activities and projects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Honors Degree from Penn State University and Magna cum laude from Georgetown University

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have an undergraduate honors degree from Penn State University and my graduate degree from Georgetown University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have three lovely children who both inspire and heckle me.

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