NickySaysThis

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Ensure positive collaboration in your high school classroom - regardless of age or subject - all year long!Norms are an excellent way to establish class-wide expectations of how everyone will treat one another from day one until the last day of
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
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Teach students to critically analyze a work of literature using literary "lenses" based on critical theories - this is academically rigorous!The slideshow of notes is intended to use with students in a lecture. The information provided includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations
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EASY TO FOLLOW, FULLY PREPARED GOOGLE SLIDESHOW FOR THE 1st WEEK OF SCHOOL!Engaging Activities for the Secondary English Classroom.A full week's worth of 5-part lesson cycles that build relationships, provide social-emotional learning, embed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$10.00
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This Google Doc has 15 questions that are geared toward a high school classroom. The questions provide you with a good idea of who your new students are!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
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You've just finished reading Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth and are looking for a final, engaging activity for students to complete. Try this S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Task! Students will be required to use higher order thinking skills in order to answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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Students at the secondary level still need step-by-step guidance when reading a nonfiction text critically. They benefit from chunking a complex article into manageable parts.With these specific tasks outlined, students will find that breaking down
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
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By NickySaysThis
Secondary students will be challenged to identify verbs, details, tasks, and grading criteria in any given writing prompt by following along with the steps in this graphic organizer.This resource is fantastic for the first time you assignment a new
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
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This assignment/activity can be used with high school students after reading Macbeth - or, as a standalone task. There are notes to review Tragic Hero characteristics and components for Writing an Argument.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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This assignment is a writing prompt for secondary students (high school recommended) to complete in or out of class.They will be required to summarize how 3 different online scholarly sources or news articles convey info about the same topic. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Homework
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Need help guiding your students’ balanced literacy skills when it comes to paraphrasing a nonfiction text? If you notice students struggling to summarize source material in their own words, try this 5 step Paraphrase Process. This guide provides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
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By NickySaysThis
Allow your students to be creative by demonstrating their understanding of any concept through a Choice Board Assignment!Students are directed to select 3 of the activities to complete about any given topic. You can decide if they have to make a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Multimedia
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You should absolutely have your students create SMART Goals the first week back-to-school! Guide your kiddos to get into the habit of engaging in metacognition and reflection about a meaningful and relevant goal they create based on academics (help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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Help yourself and your students stay organized all year by keeping everyone on the same page!Google Doc can be edited once you add the file to your drive or make a copy.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Interactive Notebooks
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By NickySaysThis
A simple guide to provide students for the before-during-after close reading process. This can be used during a "we do" activity or as a separate assignment with any informational or expository text!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
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By NickySaysThis
Challenge your secondary students to READ an image, political cartoon, or excerpt from a text - THINK about some higher order thinking questions - and WRITE a response, whether creative, predictive, or evaluative.Use these as warm-ups, mini-lessons,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 8 years of classroom experience at the secondary level. I'm also an adjunct instructor for a local community college.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Authentic, engaging, and full of high expectations!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

English Teacher of the Year (high school campus - 2015-16 & 2018-19) and McDonald's Teacher of the Month (Feb. 2015)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

UCONN & UNT for B.A. in English with minor in journalism UTSA for M.A. in English with certificate in creative writing

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