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By Polka Dot Princess
This rubric can be used to evaluate students' PowerPoint presentations.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Rubrics
$1.25
42
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
6th Grade STAAR Informational [Expository/Non-Fiction] Text Task CardsGreat for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!Includes 5 pages with 20 questions (4 questions per task card) and answer key, containing question stems taken
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.50
58
Digital Download ZIP (3.90 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of SIX of my task card sets (Poetry, Vocabulary, Informational [Expository/Non-Fiction] Text, Inference, and Question Stems) [194 Task Cards total!]Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!**PLEASE NOTE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$15.49
$13.49
26
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
6th Grade STAAR Poetry Task CardsGreat for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!Includes 4 poems with 16 questions (4 questions/task cards per poem) and answer key, containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016 6th
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.50
79
Digital Download ZIP (0.81 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of FOUR of my task card sets (Poetry, Vocabulary, Informational [Expository/Non-Fiction] Text, and Inference) [76 Task Cards total!]Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$10.00
$8.49
103
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of FIVE of my task card sets (Poetry, Vocabulary, Informational [Expository/Non-Fiction] Text, Inference, and Question Stems) [142 Task Cards total!]Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!**PLEASE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$12.50
$10.49
52
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
6th Grade STAAR Inference Task CardsGreat for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!Includes 4 pages with 16 questions (4 questions per task card) and answer key, containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016 6th grade
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.50
36
Digital Download ZIP (13.52 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of TWO task card sets (Vocabulary Questions and Context Clues)Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!6th Grade STAAR Vocabulary Question Task CardsIncludes 6 pages with 24 questions (4 questions per
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Task Cards
$5.49
$4.74
17
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of TWO task card sets (Poetry and Informational Text)Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!6th Grade STAAR Poetry Task CardsIncludes 4 poems with 16 questions (4 questions/task cards per poem) and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$5.00
$4.24
36
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
STAAR Question Stem Task Cards-Contains 66 task cards, each containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016 6th grade Reading STAAR tests-Allows students and teachers to become familiar with the actual language used on the STAAR
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.50
20
Digital Download PDF (3.50 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
6th Grade STAAR Vocabulary Question Task CardsGreat for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!Includes 6 pages with 24 questions (4 questions per task card) and answer key, containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.50
21
Digital Download ZIP (3.27 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A bundle of THREE task card sets (Poetry, Vocabulary, and Informational [Expository/Non-Fiction] Text)Great for a bellringer/opening, stations, STAAR review, homework, or tutorials!**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONTAINS ONE OF MY OTHER BUNDLES. IT IS NOT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$7.50
$6.74
30
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
6th Grade STAAR Context Clue Task CardsGreat for a bellringer/opening, stations, homework, or tutorials!Includes 13 pages with 8 questions (2 questions per task card), containing question stems taken from the released 2013-2016 6th grade Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.99
5
Digital Download ZIP (3.10 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A note page that contains space for a definition of the word "drama" as well as the following terms: Act, Scene, Line, Cast/Cast of Characters, Setting, Narrator, Dialogue, Stage Directions, Soliloquy, Monologue. I have included a "answer key" of
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.50
4
Digital Download ZIP (0.15 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A perfect writing companion when reading "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli! Includes 16 prior knowledge/schema-activating prompts, each of which correlates with a section in the novel and helps increase student buy-in when reading Writing can be done
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
$1.49
4
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A final assessment over the book "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli. Includes multiple choice and short answer questions. Check out my other NO-PREP Crash Products: Crash Novel Unit Bundle Crash Novel Packet Crash Novel Assessment Bundle Crash Novel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.75
3
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
A discounted bundle that includes three products related to teaching persuasive techniques: --Persuasive Techniques PowerPoint A PowerPoint presentation that teaches students about persuasive techniques Includes: -Written and visual examples for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$3.75
$3.24
7
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
A PowerPoint presentation that teaches students about persuasive techniques Great for introducing the topic or for STAAR prep/review! Includes: -Written and visual examples for each persuasive technique -Whole-class quiz to determine which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.75
4
Digital Download PPTX (19.08 MB)
By Polka Dot Princess
Crash by Jerry Spinelli is a great novel to use with 5th and 6th grade students, and here is a NO-PREP Novel unit with Higher Order thinking questions to help you teach it! I have also included ANSWER KEYS for the packet and the assessments to make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$13.20
$8.99
Bundle
By Polka Dot Princess
This template is a great tool for a variety of different uses in the classroom. It can be used as a getting to know your students activity on the first day of school. Additionally, it would be a wonderful alternative to an essay when used for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$2.50
6
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent two wonderful years teaching 6th grade English/Language Arts at a rural Intermediate school in Texas before deciding to stay home with my daughter. Prior to that, I taught 6th grade Social Studies for one year at the same school. My student teaching was spent at an urban school in Kindergarten. I also did a pre-internship in a 4th grade classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style tends to lean toward the Demonstrator style. When I taught ELA, my units were centered around a novel and a writing style (e.g. We read the novel "Crash" and worked on personal narratives). I generally like to follow the "I Do-We Do-You Do" method, often utilizing PowerPoint presentations or discussion questions over our current novel. I cannot stress enough the importance of MODELING for one's students! SHOW them what you expect instead of just telling them. That eliminates at least 50% of the questions they have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Gilmer ISD Rookie of the Year 2013-2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Elementary Education - Western Michigan University

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