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In these three lessons, students practice close reading and essay-writing as they compare paired texts that have similar universal themes. These detailed lesson plans will provide you with everything you need to help your students meet Common Core
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This is my Original Paired Passages Big Bundle. Challenge your students to think critically with this bundle including all of my popular Paired Passages. These lessons require students to synthesize their reading and identify central ideas across
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Get your students excited about researching and writing argument essays with this month-long unit! In this unit, students first read, analyze, and evaluate columns from The New York Times “Room for Debate” feature on relevant real-world topics.
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Review language skills and grammar with this bundle that includes all of my Power Point Trashketball games. Students meet the expectations of Common Core Language Standards while studying the conventions of standard English grammar and usage in
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Teach close reading and literary analysis writing by using these Poetry Paired Passages. Poems are paired with universal themes and help your students meet the expectations of Common Core Standards. Each lesson guides students through close
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This bundle includes SIX of my paired passages lessons that should be appropriate for middle school students. It encompasses six close reading lessons for 12 texts. These lessons require students to think critically and synthesize their reading,
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Teach grammar concepts and skills with these 15 +1 Grammar Review Trashketball Games (one free game included). These language games also use active learning to help you meet Common Core Standards. This bundle includes the following games:
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Engage your students in literary analysis writing by incorporating the creation of artwork. This lesson, ideal for visual learners, meets numerous English Language Arts Common Core Standards and can be used with ANYliterary text selected by the
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These 16 lessons (32 texts) require students to think critically and synthesize their reading, identifying central ideas across texts. Each lesson guides them through close readings of texts that vary by genre, time period, and author; then students
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Here is a mini-unit for verbal phrases which combines three of my resources into one bundle. This zip file includes a Verbal Phrases Scavenger Hunt activity, guided practice trashketball game (power point), independent practice worksheet, and
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These lessons require students to think critically and synthesize their reading, identifying central ideas and themes across texts. Each lesson guides them through close readings of stories, speeches, and poems that vary by genre, time period, and
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This three week unit is an excellent introduction to American Literature and meets the needs of visual, auditory, and linguistic learners. Students are introduced to American voices and ideals through poetry, music, and art. The unit sets high
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This thematic bundle for African American History Month includes nine secondary ELA lessons and activities that teach a variety of ELA reading, writing, and grammar skills. Specifically, the bundle includes five paired passages, two nonfiction
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This bundle includes lessons and activities to excite your students about their reading of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Activities stress the use of text evidence, close reading, nonfiction reading, and other reading review tools. Here is
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Make reading classics relevant to secondary students with these real world nonfiction connections. With these three lessons, help your students meet the expectations of Common Core Standards by guiding them through close readings of texts that vary
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This bundle includes all of my real-world nonfiction connections resources. It encompasses eight resources. As a growing bundle, I will be adding more resources periodically (at no additional cost to those who have already purchased the bundle).
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This bundle includes all of my poetry bell ringer resources. It encompasses six resources with 23 poems. As a growing bundle, I will be adding more resources and poems periodically, including poems for the spring and summer seasons (at no
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Use these task cards to guide students through the revision of their narrative, argumentative, and literary analysis writing. Students revise for ideas, organization, word choice, voice, fluency, conventions, presentation, and academic integrity
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This poetry bundle includes a variety of reading, writing, and review activities for you next poetry unit. These lessons inspire students with various poetry forms, authors, and creative activities and can be used to incorporate lessons for National
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Use these backs to school activities to review classroom management, reading, writing, and grammar. Designed for the first weeks of school, this bundle includes an icebreaker activity, a combining sentences game, task cards, memoir writing lesson,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, I have been teaching for 20 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

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