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By Ray Gosa
This tool is designed to make warm-ups easy, challenging, and fun. There are four (4) slides to each day's drill: an introductory ID slide; a "What's Wrong" slide; a "What's Right" slide; and a "This is Why" slide. The sentences for each day also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.99
27
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By Ray Gosa
It's as easy as having your students read, discuss, and imitate! Opening and closing paragraphs and essays with captivating messages that capture the reader at the beginning as well as "seal the deal" at the end of a reading is not a skill whose
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.99
19
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Ray Gosa
The philosophy governing this reading program hinges on the application of several well established and scientifically demonstrable educational practices: repeated reading (Allington, 2001, p. 82); leveled questioning (Ryder & Graves, 1999, p.
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks
$39.99
4
Digital Download PDF (8.30 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool is designed to make warm-ups easy, challenging, and fun. There are four (4) slides to each day's drill: an introductory ID slide; a "What's Wrong" slide; a "What's Right" slide; and a "This is Why" slide. The sentences for each day also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
12
Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This activity furthers the process of fascinating sentence writing using phrase manipulation as a primary method. There are three phrase lists, each made up of 100 items. This packet will aid students in creating a healthy 1,000,000 fascinating,
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$3.99
16
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This is a tool that helps to quickly and accurately assess any student's basic level of phonemic awareness, giving you a quick glimpse into the depth and scope of the language acquisition challenge before you. With such knowledge at your finger
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$2.99
7
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool comes equipped with colorized examples of simple, complex, and compound sentences. This is the recommended process for most productive instruction: After reading, carefully reviewing, and discussing the unique characteristics of each of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$2.99
7
Digital Download PDF (0.50 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool helps students begin to recognize words that are commonly used in modern English that derived from classic Greek and Roman Mythologies. This is a base list of 38 of the most frequently used terms in chart form with a fill-in-the-box chart
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff
$2.99
14
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This item is a bundle of 3 unique writing packets that will make the chore of teaching sentence writing easier than it has ever been before! You, as well as your students, will have great fun manipulating fascinating phrases and clauses and creating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$7.99
5
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This is a fun activity that uses unique adaptations of some of Aesop's most famous fables to show students how common sense fables (that tend to be somewhat humorous) can be used to discover inferred ideas or morales of the stories. Too, through
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.99
8
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This product uses a strategy that requires students to simply combine 100 verbal phrases with 100 short independent clauses (sentences) to make thousands of new and never-before-thought-of sentence combinations. It at once gives the student the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$3.99
6
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This is a fun and eye-opening lesson for all literature students. It makes crystal clear through statements and illustrations the differences that make each genre recognizable and unique. Your students will feel empowered as they learn to hear a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$3.99
5
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This program includes a multitude of essential secondary reading and writing items -- perfect for every ELA and reading teacher's desktop! It addresses Common Core as well as PARCC level writing instruction. It provides the assessor with a clear,
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Original Textbooks, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$39.99
5
Digital Download PDF (7.50 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This easy-to-use daily warm-up vocabulary exercise will help your students develop advanced vocabularies one word at a time, one day at a time. The words featured in these exercises appear frequently in middle and high school textbooks as well as on
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons
$2.99
6
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This vocabulary program was designed to be an in-class series of lessons taught by the teacher or an independent study assignment for high level students who work well independently or in peer groups! It combines vocabulary acquisition with close
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Original Textbooks
$24.99
2
Digital Download PDF (3.74 MB)
By Ray Gosa
Flashes of Insight, in all five of its units, offers something that's essential for struggling and unmotivated secondary readers: It tells an intriguing story twice -- the first time (The "A" version) is on a middle school level and the second
Subjects:
Grammar, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks
$22.99
3
Digital Download PDF (2.91 MB)
By Ray Gosa
Combining grammar instruction with creative or directed student writing has never been easier for the teacher and more fun for the students! This original Grammar Focus tool has proven to be a great asset to me in my efforts to get students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$4.99
2
Digital Download PDF (0.82 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool is a TEXTBOOK of 23 lessons. All are CCSS/PARCC-aligned! Each makes learning and reviewing the basics of grammar rules and applications practical and fun. They also create very necessary links between grammar, punctuation, and actual
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Original Textbooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$29.99
1
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By Ray Gosa
Just as Spelling Bee's can cause students to study their spelling words, Reading Bee's can cause them to practice their fluency! This product is a compilation of fifteen (15) selections. Each is written as a one page, self-contained science
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$5.99
3
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool is a writing / assessment rubric, a hands-on guide that channels and directs each student’s writing efforts on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis. From planning sheet to conclusion, it provides a meaningful and pragmatic checklist for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
4
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ray Gosa has been teaching in public schools for nearly thirty years. All of his investment has been in the Palm Beach County School District in PBC, Florida. He has also presented in numerous workshops across the state of Florida that featured his own research-based strategies and materials designed to improve reading fluency, writing, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills in struggling and non-struggling students alike.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The teaching style that I employ is eclectic; that is, it is multi-dimensional and multi-functional. I believe every student can and does learn when the lesson is heated or cooled to his particular tolerance level. I believe in maverick approaches when and if conventionalism fails to produce. For, one of the elements in education that is surely not optional is student achievement! When students fail to achieve, education becomes a void concept; and, the future of civilization itself is placed in jeopardy!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Winner "I Make a Difference Teacher of Excellence” Award in Palm Beach County (2007-2008) Dwyer Award Winner in Middle School Education (2007) Dwyer Award Nominee (2002-2003) Dwyer Award Nominee (1997-1998) Teacher of the Year JD Community Middle School (1997-1998) Member of Palm Beach County Teachers’ Guild Who’s Who in Education (Multiple Designations)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Master of Education degree in K-12 Reading from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Ray Gosa has been a secondary language arts teacher for more than 2.5 decades in the Palm Beach County School System in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has conducted numerous teacher workshops and teacher training seminars throughout the Palm Beach County District, as well as in the tri-county areas and Central Florida. He has written and self-published numerous textbooks (www.raygosabooks.com) in the languages arts. His techniques and methodologies have been used successfully to modify struggling and developing reader and writer curricula for all secondary grade levels.

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