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By Organic Literacy
This document contains an anticipation guide, chapter quizzes, a novel test and a found poem activity. An answer key is also included. I read this novel with my seventh grade students (both regular ed and resource), and they enjoyed it. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Novel Study
$5.00
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By Organic Literacy
James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein wrote a humorous novel which features an unlikely protagonist. Jamie Grimm is a disabled middle school boy who hopes to deflect attention off of his disability by winning the Funniest Kid Contest. This novel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.5.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
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By Organic Literacy
If we want our students to be avid readers, we have to help them find their literary perfect match. These two activities are designed to match each student with a book that will catch their interest. The first activity is designed to mimic the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Organic Literacy
This is a PowerPoint presentation that I use with the short story "Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes. The students use inferencing skills to analyze Hughes's characterization of the two characters based on their dialogue and actions. The concept
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Organic Literacy
Trino's Choice is a novel written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand. It is a story of a middle school boy who is growing up in a poverty stricken area of Texas. He has seen a crime, and he now must choose what to do with the information while also trying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.3
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By Organic Literacy
Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers is a classic novel that adolescents of all ages can enjoy. This product contains the chapter quizzes and novel test that I use in my classroom when we read this book. I give the students quizzes after each 4 chapters.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.10
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6 ratings
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By Organic Literacy
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz is a fast paced novel which appeals to students who enjoy adventure stories similar to James Bond movies. It is recommended for students aged 10 and up. This reading guide offers a few questions for each chapter to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4
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By Organic Literacy
This presentation is one that I used with my students this year. We were reviewing types of conflict, and I needed a new, fresh perspective. I decided to use the song "Rude" by Magic in combination with the response song written from the father's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Minilessons
$3.00
4 ratings
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By Organic Literacy
Bored with typical lessons on homonyms and context clues? Try using Jokes of the Day instead! These jokes will add humor to your classroom, increase student understanding of language, and develop your students’ love of language. Each day, I write
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Speech Therapy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Organic Literacy
These are materials that I used when I taught the novel Seven Daughters, Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen. I taught this novel to a seventh grade Language Arts class (both in a regular ed class and in a resource class) to complement the Social Studies
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Novel Study
$4.00
2 ratings
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Teach students to use commas through a simple and engaging card game. In this set, students will review the use of commas when they are writing a list of items as well as when they write with an introductory dependent clause. Students match cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.6.2a, L.7.2a, L.8.2a
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By Organic Literacy
I adore the radio show This American Life. The quality of writing on the show is exemplary, and the stories are engaging and relevant. One such story is Squirrel Cop, the humorous tale of a policeman on one of his first days on the job. My
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.1
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By Organic Literacy
Gail Jarrow has written an engaging account of the search for the source of the typhoid fever outbreak in 1907. This is the reader's guide and supplementary materials that I used with my students while we read this book. Students were asked to
Subjects:
Biology, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.1
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By Organic Literacy
Tweens and teens love The Outsiders by SE Hinton. I have taught this novel for a few years, and have collected a few activities that have been successful with my students both inside a 7th grade English Language Arts classroom as well as a 7th
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
$4.00
3 ratings
3.6
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By Organic Literacy
Helping students hit the sweet spot when elaborating their written ideas can be difficult. This lesson is one that has helped my students immensely. It is an acronym that guides them when they are considering what to add to their paragraphs so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Video Files
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.10, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4...
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By Organic Literacy
This powerpoint is intended for use as a quick daily language mini-lesson. The lesson extends for four days, and will take about 10 minutes per day. Rather than simply giving students a workbook page, this powerpoint shows students real life
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Organic Literacy
Getting high school students to practice inferring can be difficult if they are not engaged with an exciting text. This is a story of survival that they likely have never heard before, and the TED Radio Hour tells it in such a way that students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
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This presentation can be used as a quick review or as an introduction to the use of adverbs in writing. Students will be shown examples of adverbs and then asked to add their own adverbs to given sentences. When using this presentation, you may
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
1 rating
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By Organic Literacy
This product contains comprehension questions with an answer key to accompany the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. The product is fully editable in a PowerPoint format. This is a classic short story in which an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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By Organic Literacy
This powerpoint teaches students when they should change the letter Y to an I before adding a suffix. This spelling rule is often misunderstood by students, and it is a favorite on today's standardized tests. By offering students an enticing
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught both regular education and special education for 15 years in grades four through nine.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy teaching lessons in which the students are engaged and challenged to think. I like to get immediate responses from the students to know how the lesson is going.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in Exceptional Needs Georgia Master Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Education from Louisiana State University MSW from Louisiana State University Master's in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University

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