NEVER STOP LEARNING

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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This is a unit I do near the end of the year with my 8th graders. It is a comprehensive unit that integrates reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. Lesson plans contained in the unit are written to the Michigan Grade Level Content
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$7.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
A multiple choice quiz (5 questions) over author's craft, mood, theme, and vocabulary. Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Subjects:
Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
10 ratings
3.8
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This fill in the blank test assesses students' understanding of setting, character, personal connections to text, plot, and metacognitive strategies.Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
A six-question multiple choice quiz on Alice Walker's "The Flowers." Quiz covers symbolism, vocabulary, exposition/rising action, and theme. Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
7 ratings
3.8
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This model includes a completed graphic organizer, cause and effect paper, and four point grading rubric for a cause and effect paper based on the character of Crash. The rubric assesses intoduction, cause, effects, conclusion, and mechanics. Short
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This short answer/essay assessment tests students' understandings about the book by asking them to respond to questions about: Character traits, theme, lessons learned by characters,setting, main character's problem, resolution, and change in main
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.10
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This cause and effect writing prompt is based on the reading of HOLES by Louis Sachar. The theme of the paper is "lying." Students are given three possible approaches to the topic to use in their writing to choose from. Each prompt is set up to
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
After my students have read and analyzed several short stories whole group, then individually, we read one more short story together, "The Black Cat" by Edger Allen Poe, before they then write their own original short stories. This graphic
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
Using dialogue from HOLES, students are challenged to correctly place quotation marks, commas, periods, & question marks properly. We had previously read the book. If students have not read this particular book, teacher could lift dialog from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
At the culmination of a genre study of short stories, my students write their own original short stories. This rubric breaks down the short story into plot and author craft elements for assessment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.8.3
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
A reader response theory approach means that the reader consider his or her own life experiences when considering the story that an author has written. This activity invites students to look at the first few lines of each stave of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This fill in the blank test, geared toward 6th graders, assess the following: setting, character, making personal connections to the text, plot, character analysis, and metacognitive strategies. Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
Quiz questions align to the following CC Standards and are appropriate for use with 7th or 8th grade students: RL 1 - inference RL 2 - theme RL 2 - objective summary RL 3 - plot RL 4 - metaphor, simile, hyperbole and literal meaning RL 6 - point of
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6
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2 ratings
3.8
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This packet guides students through the reading of historical, science, realistic (Michigan 8th grade genres) fiction AND a choice other fiction extra credit book. I use these packets (four pages each--2 pages copied back to back) during March is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Classroom Forms
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This two-week unit leads students through discovering how poets employ figurative language. Students, using the internet and a collection of poetry books, define then find examples of figurative language. Then, they write original poems, using the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This seven-slide power point presents 6 models of conclusions from literature. It is geared toward middle school students. Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
Guided reading text that includes during reading thinking activities based on Harvey/Goodvis STRATEGIES THAT WORK reading comprehension strategies and aligned to CCSS. AND: 10 question multiple choice comprehension quiz aligned to CCSS. Includes:
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
A graphic organizer that can be used to quiz students on any short story. A reminder of the definition of the literary element is in the middle column. Form could be modified by eliminating the definitions. Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Classroom Forms
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This 9-slide presentation shows 8 different kinds of leads taken from literature. It is geared toward middle school students.Short Story Inquiry Form by Carol McNally is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By NEVER STOP LEARNING
This project offers a menu of choices for each of these three categories: research, writing, and presentation, with choice components in each category that appeal to students' interests and preferred learning/presentation styles. I use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.SL.1
$3.00
2 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

YouTube Lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/CarolMcNally Mom of four; Granny to six ; Sunday school teacher 10+ years ; Public school teacher (Title 1, middle school ELA regular education and support classes) 20+ years...retired ; Literacy Coach ; Instructional Coach ; School improvement team member for nearly all of my teaching career; Author of significant amounts of ELA curriculum for my district, most recently a revision of 6,7, and 8 regular and advanced/accelerated ELA curriculum and supporting documents/materials aligned with CCSS; Currently ELA teacher in of our district's advanced/accelerated program; Fellow: National Writing Project Adjunct Professor: Western Michigan University

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist: I believe that students learn best when they set their own learning goals and discover information for themselves. I use inquiry learning in my classroom as a structure for learning about the time periods from which literature emerges. My classroom is built around individual choice in reading and writing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2004 Excellence Award for a Professional Development Program - Michigan Association of School Boards; 2008 Annual Recognition Award for Educational Equity - American Association of University Women

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science: Business, WMU; Teaching Certification k-8, English & Language Arts, WMU; Master's degree: English, WMU; Certification in Gifted Education, Purdue

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My focus is on equipping students with strategies for learning. Learning is not remembering;, it is not doing; it is not completing. Learning is developing automaticity with skills and owning concepts to support their journey and success in higher level academics. I want to support teachers as well with excellent literacy materials for teaching and learning.

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