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Students use precise word choice and eliminate redundancy in their writing with this memoir lesson. Originally inspired by The Washington Post feature, “Life is Short: Autobiography as Haiku,” students write memoirs in 100 words or fewer. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.8.3a, W.8.3b, W.8.3c, W.8.3d, W.8.3e, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6, W.8.10, W.9-10.3...
$4.49
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By OCBeachTeacher
Students review sentence structures and practice sentence combining to improve sentence fluency in this fun game! With a back-to-school theme, the game also reviews study skills and learning habits. All that you need to play is the ability to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.7.1b, L.7.3a, L.9-10.3, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3
$3.75
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By OCBeachTeacher
As you review rules, procedures, and expectations, this Back-to-School Trashketball Game engages students and lays the foundation for a positive classroom culture throughout the year. This activity encourages students to carefully read a syllabus,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.7.1a, SL.7.1b, SL.7.6, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.6
$4.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Improve reading comprehension and boost speaking and listening skills with this unit for whole-class reading discussion or literature circles. Discussion handouts require students to summarize, analyze author’s craft, define vocabulary, and identify
Subjects:
Literature, Oral Communication, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6...
$4.99
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use these back to school (BTS) activities to review classroom management, reading, writing, and grammar. Designed for the beginning of the school year, this bundle includes an icebreaker activity, a combining sentences game, task cards, memoir
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d...
$26.98
$15.75
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Bundle
By OCBeachTeacher
Use this activity as an icebreaker and team-builder at the beginning of the school year in any secondary class. Students use critical thinking as they walk around the classroom asking one another questions in order to guess the people named on the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.7.1b, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d, SL.7.6, SL.8.1, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1d, SL.8.6, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.6
$3.25
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use these back-to-school task cards to help students review routines, expectations, and procedures in the secondary ELA classroom. Great for the first days of school, this activity engages students and encourages them to find answers in their
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use this free icebreaker activity for back to school in any secondary class (recently updated with a new Google Slides activity for online learning). It’s a great way to build relationships, learn student names, and create a positive classroom
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
SL.7.1, SL.7.1c, SL.7.6, SL.8.1, SL.8.1c, SL.8.6, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.6
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By OCBeachTeacher
Are you tired of the same old “I Am” poems? If yes, then try something new: get to know your students and engage them with this Inspired Writing lesson! This is a great activity for your return Back To School.With Inspired Writing, students use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.5
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By OCBeachTeacher
Help students choose novels for independent reading with this activity. Great to use at the beginning of the school year, this activity uses a strategy called IRA in which students evaluate their book choices by interest, readability, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RI.9-10.10, CCRA.R.10
$1.50
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By OCBeachTeacher
Build classroom community with these 74 writing and discussion prompts that engage students and create a positive classroom culture! Available to print or to use digitally, these writing prompts can be used as bell ringers, journals, or other
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.10, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.10, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.2...
$3.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Create a positive classroom culture with these 64 writing and discussion prompts that encourage students to think critically about situations requiring problem solving. (These have recently been enhanced with Google slides so they can be used for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.10, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10
$3.99
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By OCBeachTeacher
Teach students to navigate print or online textbooks for any middle school or high school subject with these free activities. Use the anchor chart and/or scavenger hunt handouts to help your students manage their reading and learning using a 5-step
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.10
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use these character cards to create a positive classroom culture at the beginning of the school year. In a game much like the classic “21 Questions,” students use critical thinking as they walk around the classroom asking one another questions in
Subjects:
Literature, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.6, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1c...
$3.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use this icebreaker and team-builder activity at the beginning of the school year to create a positive classroom community. In a game much like the classic “21 Questions,” students use critical thinking as they walk around the classroom asking one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
3
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By OCBeachTeacher
Create a positive classroom community with these English Language Arts team-builder and icebreaker activities. In a game much like the classic “21 Questions,” students use critical thinking as they walk around the classroom asking one another
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1c, SL.6.6, SL.7.1, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d, SL.7.6, SL.8.1, SL.8.6, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.6
$8.75
$6.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use these digital task cards on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to review classroom procedures and routines with your students at the beginning of the school year or any time there's a need to revisit classroom expectations. There are forty-six
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.6, W.8.10
$3.00
3
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use this fun activity with secondary students in any content area at the beginning of the school year or other appropriate times to create a positive classroom culture. There are six bingo challenges to choose from including one specifically for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use these free bookmarks as a fun back-to-school activity that encourages academic success and reading achievement in middle and high school English classes. Students can color the designs on the fronts of the bookmarks and respond to the prompts
Subjects:
Literature, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By OCBeachTeacher
Enjoy this back-to-school freebie as you prepare for a new school year. I've provided ten tips from my successful years of teaching in the secondary English classroom. Additionally, I've included several back-to-school handouts to help you start
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Classroom Forms
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (0.84 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, I have been teaching for 22+ years. I've taught diverse English classes in grades 6 -12 and English electives including Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, and Journalism. In addition to teaching full-time at a public high school, I have also taught English 101 at the local community college.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want my students to be critical thinkers, readers, and writers so they can confidently face the many challenges in our complex society. To help students achieve this goal, I try to make learning relevant and fun, taking into consideration each student's strengths and needs. Many of my lessons feature cooperative learning, differentiation, and address the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Please visit my Facebook page if you would like to get tips for your classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Professional Development School Mentor Award, Teacher Consultant for Eastern Shore Writing Project

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education in Secondary English, Bachelor of Science in Journalism

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Questions? Email me at ocbeachteacher@gmail.com. Thanks to Laine Sutherland for custom store banners and updated logo.code: Laine Sutherland To Danielle Knight for my store logo: Danielle Knight and KimberlyGeswein for the font

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