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Musings from the Middle School

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By Musings from the Middle School
The Video Game Project - An ELA Project for Big Kids is one of my all-time favorite ELA projects! Not only is it engaging and rigorous, it is simple to differentiate and virtually print-and-go! Additionally, the resource was updated in April 2020 to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Printables
$9.95
656
Digital Download PDF (9.05 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
This is one of my all-time favorite end-of-the-year (or, any time of year, really!!) projects for upper elementary students! There is lots of great math involved (multiplication, calculating area and perimeter, and more!), as well as art and
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Math Centers, Activities
$8.00
904
Digital Download ZIP (16.19 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
Tailored for grades 6-8, this is a massive bundle of my most popular writing units. This package contains 450 pages and four months of lesson plans at a HUGE SAVINGS!*****************************************************************************Note:
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$76.30
$61.04
713
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
This HUGE bundle contains my three separate collections of foldable graphic organizers. Teach literary elements, nonfiction text elements, and reading comprehension strategies to your upper elementary/middle school students with ease!Over 40
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$47.50
$38.00
715
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
These beautiful posters display 36 academic vocabulary words (and their student-friendly definitions!) traditionally found in academic text. These words are frequently used in higher-level questions (in all subject areas) and high-stakes testing
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
$6.00
659
Digital Download ZIP (22.06 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
In The Debating Game, students will spend one-minute rounds arguing "for" or "against" a variety of everyday items, events, and ideas. The object is to record as many reasons as you can to support your claim. But, if the other players challenge one
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games
$5.00
428
Digital Download PDF (5.03 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
This Halloween Writing: Spooky Snapshots mini-unit is perfect for middle school and high school students! They will love writing about the 24 "spooky" setting images that come in this
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.3d, W.7.3d, W.8.3d, W.9-10.3d, W.11-12.3d
$7.00
452
Digital Download PDF (19.99 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
I put together this Reading Comprehension Worksheets package because…well... Because Sometimes You Just Need a Worksheet! This product contains 35 print-and-go reading comprehension activities that are rigorous and engaging! You’ll find worksheets
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$9.95
520
Digital Download PDF (17.47 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
If teaching argumentative writing is part of your curriculum, this is the product for you! This month-long workshop is broken down into small, manageable steps (detailed lesson plans included!) which will keep your students motivated and
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$16.95
482
Digital Download PDF (35.64 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
Tailored for grades 6-8, this is a massive bundle of my most popular writing units. This package contains over 370 pages and over four months of lesson plans at a HUGE SAVINGS!********************************************************************Note:
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$76.30
$61.04
366
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
This Writing from Lists: MEGA Bundle contains TWELVE of my best-selling unit plans that provide a sure-fire way to get your students’ pencils flying! Creating lists and then writing from those lists is a tried-and-true inspiration technique that
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$34.00
$27.20
275
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
This Writing from Lists: Bundle (Volume #1) contains SIX of my best-selling unit plans that provide a sure-fire way to get your students’ pencils flying! Creating lists and then writing from those lists is a tried-and-true inspiration technique that
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$17.00
$13.60
566
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
The possibilities are endless with these awesome 100 Writing Prompt Task Cards! Just think of all the ways you could use these in your classroom!• Put them in a center or station• Use them for homework• Assign as a small group activity• Use as an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps
$5.00
368
Digital Download ZIP (39.90 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
Gary Soto’s “Seventh Grade” is an excellent short story to use with middle school students to teach plot and conflict. This unit contains a week’s worth of lesson plans and materials to supplement the story before, during, and after reading.*
Subjects:
Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans
$5.00
205
Digital Download ZIP (47.71 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
This Writing from Lists: I Can’t Imagine Life Without… activity is a sure-fire way to get your students’ pencils flying! Creating lists and then writing from those lists is a tried-and-true inspiration technique that writers have used for ages. I’ve
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$3.00
388
Digital Download PDF (5.20 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
In this resource, you’ll find my lesson plans for getting started with an Article of the Week (AoW) routine whose objective is THINKING!Students will not just be reading articles just for the sake of finding “right” answers to predetermined
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$12.95
311
Digital Download ZIP (60.63 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
The Interactive Writer’s Notebook is the answer to inspiring your most reluctant writers! This product includes over 60 interactive pages (in 1-page, 2-page, or 4-page layouts!) that students can glue into their writer’s notebook (or you can staple
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$10.95
317
Digital Download PDF (17.40 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
These Reading Response Task Cards-Fiction are excellent for differentiated the instruction in your classroom. They are perfect for: • guided reading • reading comprehension practice • paired reading • literature circles • reading response
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6
$3.00
261
Digital Download PDF (6.26 MB)
By Musings from the Middle School
These ELA Mini-Lessons Bundle can be used as literary or writing lessons. Through direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice, students will explore various ELA topics that will help them grow as both readers and writers. Then,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps
$36.00
$28.80
140
Bundle
By Musings from the Middle School
This Interactive Notebook - Literary Elements bundle contains everything you need to not only teach your students to identify literary elements, but to analyze and reflect on their effects on a piece of writing, making it the perfect tool for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.1...
$25.00
$20.00
242
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 16th year of teaching. In my tenure, I've taught first grade, third grade, sixth grade, and have been teaching seventh grade ELA for the past five years. Beginning in 2019, I will be teaching 7th grade ELA Intervention. I am excited for this change and am eager to work with these students. Middle schoolers are totally my niche!!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-centered all the way!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nothing formal... but my students seem to love me! Does that count?!?

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Education Psychology and a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Additionally, I have a Master's degree in Language Arts Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married to a teacher and together we have four, beautiful children.

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