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The Ode to Blow Pops poetry practice product (how's that for alliteration?) is an engaging way to get your students to review literary devices while writing odes to none other than their favorite childhood candy, Blow Pops! This activity best fits
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This product includes detailed, student-friendly data trackers for all of the Florida Standards for ELA grades 6-10 (+ Reading Retakes)! The trackers help your students know where they are and where they need to go in order to master the rigorous
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The Pre-AP Strategy Bank will save you time and energy when you are searching for the right strategy to use with your secondary English-Language Arts students! We've all gotten lost in the online rabbit hole of searching for graphic organizer after
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This *FREEBIE* includes a detailed, student-friendly data tracker for the Florida Standards Reading: Literature strand for grades 6-10 (+ 11/12 Retakes). When your students take 5-10 question mini-assessments on any of the literature standards, they
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The Contact Paper Poetry activity gives students the opportunity to create poems out of shapes of contact paper! This is a fun jumping-off point for your students who say, "I don't know what to write about!" With this activity, students will design
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school ELA and Reading for fourteen years, with most of my years spent in 9th and 10th grade Standard, Honors, and Intensive Reading classes. However, 10th grade is truly my jam! I was also a district specialist for three years, where I developed ELA/reading curriculum, wrote CCSS-aligned assessments, and supported secondary reading coaches and new teachers. I have designed curriculum and professional development for grades 6-12 in various courses, including ACT prep, technology-based reading intervention classes, and AP Lang/Lit. My teaching journey has taken me to two different states (California and Florida) and one South American country (Colombia), in both urban and suburban environments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Above all, I believe that we can empower our students by exposing them to great literature that pushes them to question the world around them! I like to engage my students with high-interest reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. I have fully embraced the shifts with the new standards, and I love helping my students develop their confidence and critical thinking skills as they navigate complex texts and increasingly challenging writing tasks. I enjoy pairing modern texts with the classics, and I love incorporating techie tools into my lessons!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Teacher of the Year Top 15 Semi-Finalist and Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MS in Education (Adolescent Literacy and Technology), BA in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a fan of all things related to books, teaching, cats, and coffee. I absolutely love teaching high school English, and I look forward to developing my store and interacting with other educators. I also speak fluent Spanish and can offer translated versions of my products! Thanks to Erin over at E is for Explore for the awesome store logo and banners!

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