Mrs Wallestad

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Mrs Wallestad
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"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." ~Robert Frost
 
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By Mrs Wallestad
A template for drafting the counterargument paragraph of a persuasive letter or essay. I used an exemplar model and broke it apart so students could see the necessary elements. There is a place for them to use the model and draft their own
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
14 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Wallestad
This is an organizer I used with my students when we were working on a persuasive writing unit. The document includes an example from an examplar model which I have broken down into parts. There is a place for students to write their own
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
A template I uploaded for my students to use when publishing their persuasive letter. Offered as a Word document so that you can personalize to suit your needs.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
$1.50
5 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs Wallestad
A checklist I used for the persuasive letter writing assignment in my seventh grade classroom.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
This is a template I used to help my students draft persuasive argument paragraphs for a letter writing assignment. I used an examplar model from our state and broke it apart to show them the pieces. Then, there is space for them to write their
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
5 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Wallestad
This is a chart which asks students to state their topic and then think through arguments and counterarguments (pros and cons) in preparation for writing a persuasive letter or essay.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
A standards based rubric for grading my persuasive letter assignment.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Rubrics
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
This is a standards based viewing guide I used with my students to help them compare and contrast the Rodman Philbrick novel, Freak the Mighty, to the fim adaptation The Mighty.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
A project for any literature circle or book club in which groups create a poster for their group based on the literary elements in the book. (Word Document)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Wallestad
The grading rubric to go with the Literature Circle final poster project. (Word Document)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Literature Circles
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By Mrs Wallestad
The exemplar model my persuasive writing materials are based on in its complete form.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been in education since the fall of 2002. My first three years in the field found me teaching EBD to high school students (a bit removed from my background in elementary education and middle school language arts...). Since 2005, I have been in the trenches teaching middle school students the joy of reading, writing, and analyzing text along with how to navigate the choppy waters of the middle school shark tank.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to be engaging and approachable, and I strive to make my lessons relevant to my students' lives. I aspire to emulate my favorite teacher, Mr. Bill Durbin. He ignited in me a love of reading and writing, and I hope to honor his work by passing that love on to my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The highest honor I have received is not a trophy or a medal--it's the admiration and respect I earn from my students and their parents. When I have that, I know I have connected with them and that enables me to do my job.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in elementary education and English - University of Minnesota, Morris MA in differentiated instruction - Concordia University, St. Paul

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I am not working on lessons or grading papers, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two busy, bright children. Life is full, but it is oh, so good.

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