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By Paulina Nelson
Are you looking for a way to get EVERY student in the class involved? Or to IMPRESS an administrator during a long observation? This activity covers both! Students will work in groups ranging from small to whole class in order to translate and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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I call my questions for novel units RWQ's, or as a Reader as a Writer questions. Reader questions focus more on students making a connection with the literature and relating to it, while Writer questions challenge the students to analyze the
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
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By Paulina Nelson
Over the years, students have cited my Shakespeare unit as their favorite time of seventh grade. One year, they made me a memory book, and 95% of the memories stemmed from this unit. It teaches thoroughly, reduces intimidation, and encourages
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Research, Unit Plans
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By performing this analysis on the key chapters in Animal Farm (2 & 7), students see up close the origin of the corruption and its effects, the inception of communism and its downfall. The questions and format reflect common core construction.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
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By Paulina Nelson
Looking to extend Animal Farm into the read world, or need a mini-unit that meets common core standards while fully engaging the students? Look no further. This unit can be performed within 2 weeks, with possibilities for lengthening or shortening.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.7.5, RI.7.7, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3
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These two fishbowls were jewels in my Giver unit (also available for sale). I was shocked at how maturely 7th graders spoke about how to quell social ills without squashing culture, and how they used the same evidence from the book to both promote
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.5, RI.7.6, RI.7.7, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4, SL.7.1, SL.7.2...
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By Paulina Nelson
REVISED AND IMPROVED: This lesson features a San Diego Union Tribune article about a father and child's reaction to the end of summer. The questions that follow address vocabulary, tone, supporting the main idea, and identifying humor. In addition,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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By Paulina Nelson
By performing this analysis on the key chapters in Animal Farm (2 & 7), students see up close the origin of the corruption and its effects, the inception of communism and its downfall. The questions and format reflect common core construction.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activboard Activities
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A multi-use document: explain persuasive format & requirements, show example essay, guide students through pitfalls, elevate elementary versions of persuasive writing to middle & high school levels and peer edit for technique and mechanics.
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, Assessment, Outlines
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3.5
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By Paulina Nelson
How do you actually teach young students to analyze and make connections? This pack helps with just that! The first 3 pages tackle the essay format, from pre-writing, to theme statements, through three body paragraphs that build an idea, to a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
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In this packet you will find materials to carry you through the entire book. The pre-reading survey addresses controversial issues that students will be surprised are part of the community, and that can be related to elements of real life such as
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6, W.7.1, W.7.2...
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This 7 page pack contains: -an article on the chemistry of love (do after act III, or with rest of packet). Great science/ psychology connection! -an assignment that asks students to recall the actions of the lovers throughout the play and to
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.7.6, RI.7.8, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1c, W.7.1d...
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By Paulina Nelson
These reading notes set the tone for how much students have to dig in order to gain understanding of the deeper meaning of the novella. Style, theme, characterization and symbolism are included. I alternate between the reading notes and the RWQs for
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2
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By Paulina Nelson
We want students to have DEAR (drop everything and read) time, but how do we hold them accountable for their reading, encourage new genres, get them interacting with books and with each other? This reading program is how. It includes: -the log sheet
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5...
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By Paulina Nelson
Many teachers lit circle The Book Thief because they either do not want to limit the students to what they, themselves see; or, they are too pressed for time to take on creating the unit. I took on this challenge over the summer in preparation for
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study
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Creating a fictional character and setting begins with a guided practice for which the the teacher sets the pace. This taps into the students' imagination and demonstrates how much backstory an author may need to know before beginning their piece.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
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By Paulina Nelson
This activity features two options for turning text into poetry, as well as a poetry primer that directs students to look at sound (assonance and alliteration), punctuation, line breaks etc. Each option is broken down by steps and culminates in a
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I presently teach 7th grade honors at the top rated middle school in Southern California (go Bobcats!), but have taught grades 9-12, both college prep and AP, as well. 2011-2012 is my 11th year as an English teacher, and I love my job more than ever.

MY TEACHING STYLE

High on critical thinking and on humor, especially when it comes to grammar.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Psychology MS Business, emphasis on Human Resources Professional CLAD Credential, English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also a published poet and aspiring fiction writer. My work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Dorothy Sargeant Rosenberg Poetry Prize, and Women on Writing's Flash Fiction. I am currently working on short stories for YA publications.

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