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By Rachel Grover
Students will use this handout to distinguish between sentences with similes and sentences with metaphors. This product has 2 handouts on the same page, so you can cut it in half and save paper on this activity. You could also use this as a quiz or
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA), Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
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By Rachel Grover
Use this handout to guide students through a Socratic Circle or Socratic Seminar using the novel, Nothing but the Truth. I typically give this to students at the beginning of reading the novel so they can begin thinking about their responses as they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Rachel Grover
Use this handout to guide students through a Socratic Circle or Socratic Seminar using the novel, Fever 1793. I typically give this to students at the beginning of reading the novel so they can begin thinking about their responses as they read. As
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Rachel Grover
Use this file to have your students practice the differences between simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. You could also use this file to cut into strips and have students work individually or in partners to identify the figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
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By Rachel Grover
This package contains everything you need to teach Judith Viorst's poem, "If I were in Charge of the World." You receive the poem as a Word file, a template for students to create their own version of the poem, and a SmartBoard file to help you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
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By Rachel Grover
Use this package with more advanced students for them to teach the parts of speech to the rest of the class. This package contains the handout for students (add only the dates they will be presenting!), a list of the parts of speech for students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$5.00
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By Rachel Grover
Use this handout for any nonfiction text, but I have students use nonfiction trade books as practice. I use this to review external text structure, such as sidebars, illustrations, bold/italic, etc. This is a great activity for students to work on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
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By Rachel Grover
Use this handout for students to create characters based on names they find in a phone book. This sheet asks students to use their creativity to make up a character using several identity prompts, then use the character and his/her personality to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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By Rachel Grover
Looking for a seasonal activity that isn't holiday related? Look no further than here for a delightful creative writing activity about snowmen and snow people! My students love this activity. Simply print, cut out the pieces, and have students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Projects, Printables
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By Rachel Grover
This is a small poster of an inspirational quotation for your classroom. I usually put it in a place towards the front of the room and print it in color for students to see it well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent 7 years in the classroom: two years in fifth grade teaching all subjects, and four years in seventh grade teaching Language Arts, and a year teaching eighth grade Language Arts. Now I'm a middle school librarian!

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BS: Elementary Education; BA: English; M.Ed: Secondary Education (School Librarianship)

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