Rae Galeazzi

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United States - California - Rohnert Park
Rae Galeazzi
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"Let's eat, Grandma," not "Let's eat Grandma." Punctuation saves lives!
 
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By Rae Galeazzi
While many of our students are able to write a "compare and contrast" essay by the time they reach the eighth grade, those essays are often formulaic, superficial, and rather painful to read! This Power Point presentation goes over the basics of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
While most middle school students are competent at identifying action verbs, those pesky linking verbs are another story! I use this Power Point lesson every year to re-introduce my seventh and eight graders to identifying linking verbs in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
This interactive Power Point guides students through the basic rules of punctuation of dialogue. It is intended as a review for students who have been taught these skills in previous years (but they have slipped their minds, for some reason...). It
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
This Power Point presentation introduces direct and indirect objects and provides some practice to students in identifying them in a sentences. Including the brief assignment at the end, it is intended to take about 30 minutes (perhaps a bit more).
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
19 ratings
3.9
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By Rae Galeazzi
Letter writing is quickly becoming a lost skill, but there are still many instances in which students will need to be able to write a well-formatted friendly or business letter. This Power Point lesson provides basic information and practice for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Rae Galeazzi
Active and passive voice need not be confusing concepts for our students. This Powerpoint presentation explains the concept of active and passive voice and provides examples and interactive practice on identifying and changing the voice of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
This powerful and thought-provoking Powerpoint presentation uses the Nazi anti-Jewish laws to help students reflect on how an event like the Holocaust could affect their own lives. Students are challenged to put themselves in the shoes of a Jewish
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
For students to understand and appreciate Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl requires them to read closely, reflect deeply, and find textual evidence to support their inferences and opinions - all skills that support Common Core
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study
$6.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
1984 is an immensely complex and troubling novel. For students to understand it in any depth requires them to read carefully and closely, and to reflect thoughtfully on what they have read. These focused reading assignments are designed with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
$6.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
Gerunds, infinitives, and participles - oh my! This is a brief introduction to verbals, intended to precede several more in-depth lessons. - Rae Galeazzi
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
While most of my middle school students are able to identify action verbs, helping verbs are another story entirely! I use this Power Point lesson every year to reintroduce students to helping verbs and verb phrases. Students take notes, participate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
7 ratings
3.9
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By Rae Galeazzi
This Power Point lesson introduces students to the four types of sentences. It is designed to be highly interactive, using active student engagement strategies throughout, and finishes with a creative writing assignment that may be used as either
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
While most middle and high school students are able to divide their essays and reports into logical paragraphs, many are at a loss on how and when to begin new paragraphs in their fiction writing. The result can be painful to read! This brief Power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
That last week or so of school can be more than a little trying for middle school teachers. Students are a bit "checked out" and many are out of class for field trips and year-end celebrations, interruptions seem to be constant, and you are at the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$3.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
This Power Point lesson helps students unravel the mystery of participles and participial phrases. Through direct instruction, active student engagement, and written practice, students will learn to understand and identify participles in sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
For most of our students, revising and editing an essay are steps in the writing process that they would just as soon skip (and often do). This Power Point lesson explains the differences between revising and editing, and makes the case for both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Rubrics
$3.75
5 ratings
3.9
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By Rae Galeazzi
Verbals (gerunds, participles, and infinitives), a required part of our Common Core ELA curriculum, can be a truly befuddling topic for our middle school students! This Power Point lesson leads students to an understanding of gerunds and gerund
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
Nouns They're easy, right? While every middle school student knows that nouns name a "person place, thing or idea," many become befuddled over the many different categories of nouns. Even the difference between common and proper nouns causes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.75
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rae Galeazzi
This Power Point introduces independent and dependent clauses, as well as simple, compound, and complex sentence structure - with a bit of whimsy and child-eating dragons thrown into the mix. - Rae Galeazzi
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Rae Galeazzi
If you have ever graded a stack of essays, you know how common run-on sentences are in student writing! I designed this lesson to address the issue of run-ons with my students in a clear, straightforward, and engaging way. We examine fused
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In my 35 years in the classroom, I have taught special education, journalism, computers, history,study skills, and English. I am currently a 7th and 8th grade English teacher at Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park, California.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I practice many Active Student Engagement strategies in my classroom, and for many years have coached other teachers in ASE practices. My materials reflect this emphasis on student engagement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am honored to have been selected as Region 1 (Northern California) CLMS Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. I have received the Circle of Excellence Award for my mentoring of beginning teachers and work with student teachers (Sonoma State University) and the Jack London Award for Educational Excellence for the "Write to the Point" writing program, which I co-wrote. The "Write to the Point" Program earned our school a California Golden Bell Award. I was a Jack London nominee for our Active Student Engagement peer coaching program.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My BA in English, MA in Special Education, multiple subject and learning handicapped specialist credentials are from Fresno State University. I also received an administrative credential from Sonoma State University and have an English supplementary credential.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

It's easy to find my class at LJMS - it's the one with the green Vespa parked right outside the door!

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