Novel Queen

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By Novel Queen
This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. One Crazy Summer is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1960's
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$12.00
16 ratings
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By Novel Queen
This novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest, complex text. One Crazy Summer is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1960's Oakland, CA. It
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$10.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. Mississippi Bridge is part of Mildred D. Taylor's highly acclaimed historical fiction novel
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3
$8.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Novel Queen
This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. The Song of the Trees is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1930's
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2
$8.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. The Friendship is part of Mildred D. Taylor's highly acclaimed historical fiction novel set
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
$8.00
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By Novel Queen
This novel unit provides chapter by chapter questions and answers ´┐╝that scaffold comprehension thereby increasing accountability and engagement. There is an added emphasis on developing fluency and vocabulary in this unit empowering early readers
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.9
$5.00
7 ratings
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By Novel Queen
This National Geographic Kids Elephants unit offers extra support for students to engage deeply in this great example of informational text. This unit offers scaffolded support to hold independent readers accountable for deeply engaging in
Subjects:
Reading, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7...
$5.00
7 ratings
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By Novel Queen
This novel unit provides chapter by chapter questions and answers ´┐╝that scaffold comprehension thereby increasing accountability and engagement. There is an added emphasis on developing fluency and vocabulary in this unit empowering early readers
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.97 MB)
By Novel Queen
This comprehensive novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest complex text. The Gold Cadillac takes place in Toledo, Ohio in 1950 and follows a family's unforgettable
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$8.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This comprehensive literature unit engages students in high-interest complex text while developing empathy and their knowledge of history. Freedom Summer is a story of two boys from two different worlds (white and black) who face forced separate
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.73 MB)
By Novel Queen
The National Geographic Kids Monkeys unit offers extra support for students to engage deeply in this great example of informational text. This unit offers scaffolded support to hold independent readers accountable for engaging in informational text
Subjects:
Reading, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon novel unit provides chapter by chapter questions and answers that scaffold comprehension thereby increasing accountability and engagement. There is an added emphasis on developing comprehension, fluency
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.9
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This award-winning novel by Rita Williams-Garcia is an outstanding example of high-interest complex text. This unit is aligned with ELA Standards that require students of all reading levels to think on a deeper level. Students are held accountable
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$12.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Queen
Wonder Words Sight Word Program uses research proven methods for systematically teaching sight words in engaging . This program is an ideal program for young, special needs students or as an academic intervention. Explicit instructional directions
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$19.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Queen
This award-winning novel by Rita Williams-Garcia is an outstanding example of high-interest complex text. This unit is aligned with ELA Standards that require students of all reading levels to think on a deeper level. Students are held accountable
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Literature Circles
$10.00
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By Novel Queen
This novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest, complex text. One Crazy Summer is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1960's Oakland, CA. It
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
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8 ratings
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By Novel Queen
Novel Queen discusses the importance of teaching Black History, considers why it is not taught, and exposes how it is often ineffectively taught. She then offers numerous solutions and strategies that teachers and parents can use as well as
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
FREE
2 ratings
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By Novel Queen
Novel Queen introduces four of Mildred D. Taylor's outstanding mini-novels including Mississippi Bridge, The Friendship, The Gold Cadillac and Song of the Trees. She then describes novel units that she has written for each of the books that help
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started teaching 18 years ago and have taught all subjects in both the General Education and ESE classroom settings and at the Elementary and Middle School levels. I have chaired literacy initiatives through partnerships with community organizations such as the Junior League of Sarasota and the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Through these opportunities I worked to develop my school's Mobile Literacy Lab including nearly 200 class sets of novels and informational texts (K-8 level) and over 200 instructional manipulative kits that teachers can use for intervention and enrichment. I have also led Book Clubs, Writing Camps and Math Clubs to improve my students' access to rigorous educational opportunities.

MY TEACHING STYLE

When teaching whole group I like to infuse technology, music and Kagan style Cooperative Learning models to keep students engaged and accountable for thinking at their highest potential. I observe their levels of engagement and mastery to develop flexible small groups and differentiate instruction according to each student's/group's needs. As I teach Reading and Writing I utilize individual conferencing on both a formal and informal basis as needed, as well as Book Club meetings to discuss our novels in an inclusive engaged setting. The priority is always on increasing rigor to the highest possible level while still ensuring mastery.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year, Nominated for Inclusion Teacher of the Year for Sarasota County, Published Research. My greatest moments are in my students' success and when they come back to visit years later. I stay in contact with many of my students, attend their graduations and mentor them in college and their careers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Elementary Education, University of South Florida, National Board Certification: Middle Childhood Literacy with an emphasis on rigorous literacy development in at-risk student populations, ESE Certification, ESOL Certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Founded the Title I Teacher Support Network through the Light Education Inc.--a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.TeachTitleOne.org offers mentoring and informational support to teachers in higher poverty Title I schools. Partnered with Dr. Marie Byrd at the University of South Florida to conduct research on Culturally Responsive Teaching. Presented published findings with Dr. Byrd at state level and national education conferences including the National Title I Conference.

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