Nelson Reads

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By Nelson Reads
A fun, spooky addition to your middle school English classroom in October and the Halloween season! Included: Teacher's notes for before, during, and after reading directions. Student response guide to partner with an introduction video about
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.3, RI.6.7, RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.7.7, RI.8.1, RI.8.3, RI.8.7, W.6.4, W.6.5...
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By Nelson Reads
Teacher Guide for reading 2 texts about Drones from NewsELA. Students focus on identifying main idea and supporting details while comparing multiple texts about the same topic. Students use a graphic organizer to sort information and highlighters
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.7.9
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By Nelson Reads
The writing template is generic, built to write a short story. Created with students in mind who may struggle with organizing writing. Based on CCCS, including a writing checklist specific to a narrative writing task. These are great for students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Outlines, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
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By Nelson Reads
An annual end of year wrap up! Students will watch the movie, Freedom Writers, while answering comprehension questions created to align to standards. Potential as a culminating project after reading the paired book. Includes a teacher guide and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.7.7, RL.8.7, RL.9-10.7, SL.7.2, SL.8.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1d
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By Nelson Reads
After years of setting up my class for a confusing, complicated research project, I finally found a way for my students to work collaboratively, research effectively, and present professionally. This project focuses on child slavery, global
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.7, RI.7.9, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5
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By Nelson Reads
The writing template is generic to use with any writing prompt. Created with students in mind who may struggle with organizing writing. Based on CCCS, including a writing checklist specific to an argumentative writing task. These are great for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.7.1, W.8.1
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By Nelson Reads
The writing template is generic to use with any writing prompt. Created with students in mind who may struggle with organizing writing. Based on CCCS, including a writing checklist specific to an informative/explanatory writing task. These are
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Outlines, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
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By Nelson Reads
An in-depth 3 day teacher's guide for reading a short story, including charts! Intended to be paired with a teacher chosen short story with clear character development. Can be used in a guided small group or as an independent task. Rigorous,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3
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A quality multi-step protocol meant for Teacher teams to analyze student writing samples across a grade level. Teachers will bring a range of writing samples, identify the developmental stage next steps and trends across the group. A high quality
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other, Professional Documents, Professional Development
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Students first read a Bruno Mars Biography followed by multiple choice questions for the hard to find Writing/Research standard. Perfect for a literacy station, independent work, or small group teacher guided for review. Also included: Transition
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.7.1c, W.7.1e, W.7.2c, W.7.2f
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Intended to pair Writing standards with Social Studies focus on ancient civilizations- after reading/viewing/listening about the great leader Mansa Munsa in Ancient Africa, students are expected to write creatively using evidence from a text or
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9, W.7.7, W.7.8, W.7.9, W.8.7, W.8.8, W.8.9, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Grades taught: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach, Reading-Language Arts, Social Studies, RTI, Reading Intervention, Reading Workshop, Taught in 2 large urban districts across 10 years, Supervised student teachers, Taught graduate level content and management courses, Supervised Reading Specialist candidates Currently a regional Literacy coordinator

MY TEACHING STYLE

Workshop-style, blended learning, small groups, co-teaching, student-centered, interactive, creative, discussion-based, inviting questions, encouraging collaboration, creating opportunities to learn and think.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification: Reading/Language-Arts K-8

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Elementary Education K-6, Elon University, M.Ed Teaching/Learning in Urban Schools: Literacy, Vanderbilt University, National Board Certification: RLA K-8

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother of 2 at home, Mother to many at school, Urban Educator- culturally relevant teacher, Great teachers are needed in all schools, in all zip codes!

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