Not Your Mom's English Teacher

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Not Your Mom's English Teacher
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Elaboration is one of the most difficult things for my middle schoolers to grasp. They want to just recite facts from the text and be done. I created this elaboration practice with that in mind. The PPT walks students through the basic requirements
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$1.50
6 ratings
3.7
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Students begin with reading an article from Smithsonian.com, answering vocabulary, reading comprehension and inferencing questions on the worksheet. After reading, students will view the film and complete the Fact or Fiction, Conflict and Director's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Printables, Movie Guides
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Students will begin the lesson with the "Pre-Viewing" research sheet. This worksheet prompts them to choose from a short list of social issues and then research that issue. They will discuss current events and problems going on surrounding this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Students will listen to the eight minute podcast from NPR All Things Considered. The podcast discusses how time of day affects our performance. As they listen (they may need to listen more than once) they will complete the comprehension questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$2.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
I love doing weekly podcasts with my 8th graders (and I think they enjoy it too!). This podcast will be great to use around Halloween (or any time really). This zip file comes with an editable word doc (because I like to upload mine to Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.3, RI.8.6, RI.8.9, W.8.1
$2.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
This lesson walks students through creating two types of thesis statements, how to write in-text citation and tips for skillful elaboration. The PowerPoint presentations guides students while they are filling out their notes and gradually releases
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.8.1b, W.8.2, W.8.2b
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
This topic can be especially sensitive and controversial, so make sure to “handle with care”. With that said, these are conversations that must be had in a safe and accepting environment. This guide is meant to give students a brief overview of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Webquests, Movie Guides
$6.99
1 rating
3.3
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
No matter how old we get, we can always use a reminder of how we can grow. This speech given by Admiral McRaven outlines 10 life lessons he shares with the graduating class at University of Texas.As students watch the speech, they will complete a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Research: The pre-viewing assignment asks students to research the Freedom Riders and answer 6 questions. Pre-Viewing Discussion on Stereotyping: Students are asked to define stereotyping and then answer several questions about prejudices in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Movie Guides
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Students will listen to the NPR Code Switch Podcast, a 4:02 audio called "Fighting Bias With Board Games". As students listen they will answer a series of listening comprehension questions (The transcript is also included if you are unable to play
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Minilessons, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Overview: Students will view both secondary sources about Nazi propaganda and primary sources of Nazi propaganda and evaluate the advantages they had using different mediums (print, video, photo, newspaper, radio and music) and analyze the purpose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
This walks students through how to write an objective summary with the "Name It, Verb It, Theme It" method. After students learn how to write the objective summary, there are six stations which ask students to gather the information they need for an
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.8.2
$1.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
This web (book) quest directs students to visit four different websites and the author's note of the book. This web quest prepares them to understand the real history behind this "forgotten holocaust". At the end, the culminating activity asks them
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Webquests, Cultural Activities
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Another Poe classic! This Masque of the Red Death lesson is fun and entertaining, and makes for a theme-ified photo op for you class! With this lesson, I first like to go over the history about the Bubonic plague with the students. This sets the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Other, Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
I love doing weekly podcasts with my 8th graders (plus its great practice for our state reading test which now has a podcast section). This three and a half minute podcast discusses some truths about social media and how the pictures we post can
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.7, RI.8.10
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This mini-lesson on the three types of irony is a fun and engaging way to introduce irony. I usually start using this lesson, before diving into readings where they will have to find irony and how it creates suspense or humor in a story. The PPT
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Overview: Why is it important to learn about the Holocaust? Students will study an informational text on a court case from 1976, determining how some people were/are unaware of the atrocities towards the Jews imposed by Hitler during WWII. After
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
Before you begin the lesson to read this, there are several quotes to cut out and give to each student. Students will get different quotes, but all the question for each quote are the same. Discuss the importance and meaning of these quote with your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$3.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
BrainsOn is a great podcast for children (and curious adults, as they say)! Each podcast is centered around investigating the answer to one question (it's kind of like the Storybots of podcasts!). The podcasts are segmented, usually beginning with a
Subjects:
Science, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Internet Activities
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Not Your Mom's English Teacher
34 multiple choice (reading comprehension/vocabulary/characterization/conflict/writing techniques)3 short answer1 essay question2 extra creditIn an editable Word Document so you can add or take away anything. Also check out my:Between Shades of Gray
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Excel Spreadsheets
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching on and off since 2006. Follow me @your_moms_a_teacher to see all these great lessons in action!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I pride myself in connecting with middle schoolers, which may not speak well to my maturity level, but it works! I won't lie, some days it is really, really hard, but I love what I do. I find that even I get bored easily nowadays, so I can imagine what its like to sit in a desk for seven hours listening to adults! I like to change up what I am doing daily, but still maintain a routine if that makes sense.

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B.A. in Technical Writing (English) M.A. in Library and Information Science

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