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This Poetry Speed Dating Activity is an engaging way to start off any poetry unit! The activity is designed to enhance engagement and interest for poetry while scaffolding them into being able to read, understand, discuss, and write about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
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This End of Class Reflection rubric guides students to reflect and self-assess their behavior during class that day. This is especially useful in middle grades (I had success using it in a particularly rowdy 7th grade class). How it works:Students
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Rubrics
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This ELA Test Prep Lesson Plan includes step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare your students for both Informative Writing and Argumentative Writing!Aligned with Common Core State Standards & Ohio State AIR Test Writing RubricsIncludes sample
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
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This Short Story Analysis Guide is a standards-based, easy-to-use, and engaging way to guide students in deeper critical thinking skills when reading short stories.Teacher Model: Filled in to go with "The Scarlet Ibis"Student Copy: Blank graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4
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These Guided Notes on the Five Elements of a Short Story are an engaging way for students to establish a foundation at the beginning of a short story unit. Blank student versionKEY teacher version
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
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This Short Story Assignment is a standards-based culminating project for a short story unit. I successfully use this assignment in a Gen-Ed English 9 class.Includes:Guided requirements page (with key)Scaffolded brainstorming & planning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.3e
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This Parts of Speech Test covers:NounsPronounsVerbsAdjectivesAdverbsStudents should be able to:Match the correct definition of each part of speechIdentify each part of speech in sentencesIdentify and Label specific types of nouns, pronouns, verbs,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.1a
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This Create Your Own Mad Libs activity is a fun and engaging culminating project at the end of a parts of speech unit!I successfully use this in a Gen Ed English 9 class. After teaching my parts of speech unit:Students practice with a few pre-made
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
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This resource is a full presentation on the 3 main types of verbals:Infinitives, Gerunds, and ParticiplesIncludes:PDF Version of slidesLink to full Google Slides presentation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b
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This Verbals Study Guide & Quiz covers grammar instruction over:Infinitives, Gerunds, and ParticiplesIncludes BOTH the study guide & the quiz!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Assessment
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b
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This Worksheet guides students in practicing how to identify and correct fragments and run-on sentences. I use this successfully in a Gen Ed English 9 class.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
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This Basic Sentences Quiz assesses students' mastery of:Subjects (simple and complete)Predicates (simple and complete)FragmentsRun-onsWhy not have a little fun? The sentences used in this quiz create a fun-filled story of a boy, a secret portal, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Other, Assessment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a wide range of resources from my experience teaching 7th grade, as well as all upper grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and AP English Literature and Composition.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-focused; Engaging; Project-based; Mini-lessons; Collaborative learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lourdes University. I also received the AYA (Adolescent to Young Adult) Education Academic Excellence Award upon graduation from my teaching program.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lourdes University: B.S. AYA Education in Integrated Language Arts, B.A. English

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