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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
$2.39
18 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.63 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
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.99
$3.99
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.02 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
$3.19
16 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.40 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
$2.39
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.39 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
$2.39
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.48 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
$2.39
6 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.88 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
$3.99
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.03 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
$2.39
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.50 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
$2.39
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Ray Gosa
Class discussions on idioms are some of the most fun-filled and eye-opening that you'll ever teach! So many students grow up in our country not hearing and thus not grasping the "language of the people," which to a great extent includes an
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.99
$2.39
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This daily warm-up activity is perfect. It averages only about 60 seconds of class time per day, when used per prescription. It comes with built-in quizzes every ten days through the process, and it has a master quiz at the end. It is designed to be
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Minilessons
$2.99
$2.39
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.54 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This tool is designed to help students process the typical and traditional format of essay writing prompts, featuring the Situation...Think...Write instructions! It helps to establish a disciplined approach to deciphering the precise goal of the
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$1.50
$1.20
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.55 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
$3.19
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.48 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
$6.39
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By Ray Gosa
With this tool, students will learn to write thousands of well crafted compound sentences by reading from List One, processing the messages, selecting an initial sentence, selecting a P/C pair, then reading, processing, and selecting a complementary
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.99
$3.19
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.57 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
$0.80
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.18 MB)
By Ray Gosa
The method of instruction is what powers this material, causing it to be incredibly productive with every level of student. This unit is designed to begin the process of bridging the chasm in student achievement. If the suggested protocols are
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
$3.99
$3.19
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.91 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
$3.19
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This is a great two-day activity for teaching or reviewing compound sentences with middle to high level students. I use it during the Halloween season, and it's always a big hit. The sentences and short story require analysis and thought; and, that
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff
$1.99
$1.59
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.57 MB)
By Ray Gosa
This lesson meets the criteria set for close reading of poetry. It is a poem written for young people that is also about young people! My students find it both fascinating and familiar, and are easily led to probe into its messages without any of
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.99
$2.39
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.57 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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