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Common core aligned - poem study of If by Rudyard Kipling. Vocabulary list included. Questions on alliteration and personification. Great activity to accompany the novel Hatchet.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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Common core aligned novel study unit focusing on types of conflict, figurative language, allusions, research, and writing assignments. Unit contains a vocabulary list and journal/reflection topics.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$10.00
13 ratings
3.4
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This novel study unit includes common core based vocabulary list, vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, research activities, writing activities and figurative language activities.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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Common core aligned novel study of Delirium by Lauren Oliver designed for grades 9-12. It could be used for a very mature 8th grader; however, be aware there is some stronger language used in this novel. Unit includes: 72 comprehension questions
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$8.00
7 ratings
4.0
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Packet of activities covering kinds of sentences (declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory), types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, compound complex), simple subjects and simple predicates. Students have to identify
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Notes on the uses of ser and estar in the present tense as well as conjugation practice sheet and fill in the blank worksheet where students must read and understand the sentence to know which verb and form to use to correctly complete the sentence.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$1.00
2 ratings
3.5
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Common core aligned poetry unit focusing on structure of poems, figurative language, and determining the meaning of the poem. Includes poetry terms, types of poems, explanation of how to identify rhyme scheme, a list of poems and activities to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$4.00
3 ratings
3.7
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Common core aligned novel study focusing on inference, vocabulary, comprehension, research, writing and figurative language. Poem study also included. Designed for upper grade levels due to content of novel. Unit can be used for whole class
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$8.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Common core aligned, novel unit for The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Contains comprehension questions, writing activities, Venn diagram activity, vocabulary, assessment, figurative language activities, essential questions, ideas for
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$9.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Common Core aligned novel study. This unit includes vocabulary broken down by chapter. There is a research activity as well as a writing activity. Story elements, plot, and conflict are also addressed in this unit. Daily journal/discussion
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$10.00
1 rating
3.0
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Notes explaining the uses of saber and conocer.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
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Memory game for Spanish I. Students have to match the subject with the conjugated reflexive verb.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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This listing is comprised of the Common Core aligned novel study units The Adoration of Jenna Fox and its sequel, The Fox Inheritance. There are extensive vocabulary lists, comprehension questions, a poetry study, research topics and writing
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$14.00
3 ratings
3.3
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Flashcards for literary elements and types of characters. Directions for construction are included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Common core based novel study unit for the novel Starters, the short story Portrait of a Spore and the fairytale Cinderella. This unit includes 100 vocabulary words, 85 comprehension questions, journal topics, research topics, writing prompts and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.00
2 ratings
3.9
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Memory matching game for Spanish I. Students have to match the subject with the conjugated verb.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Common core aligned novel study that can be used as an independent study for students. I recommend this novel for VERY mature 8th grade students (possibly with parental consent) and high school students due to its content. Activities include
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
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Common core aligned novel study unit with research and writing assignments. Exercises on allusions, characterization, plot, story elements, irony, tone and mood are also part of this unit. Twilight novel study unit has SAT vocabulary list broken
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$12.00
2 ratings
3.8
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This common core aligned product can be used as a novel unit or as a lit circle. It contains a vocabulary activity, reflection questions and a writing activity. It is geared towards 4-6 grades.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$1.00
1 rating
3.5
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Flash cards with the definitions of figurative language, types of irony and types of genres.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1995-2005 High School Spanish, Johnson County High School, Wrightsville, GA 2005-2007 Elementary School Special Education Resource, East Swain Elementary School, Whittier, NC 2007-2014 Middle School Special Education Resource & Co-teaching, Hilliard A. Wilbanks Middle School, Demorest, GA 2014 - Early Retirement from Education, but the love of teaching burns on!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Using high-interest novels for reluctant readers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Member of Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1995 Austin College, Sherman, TX B.A. Spanish 1999 Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, M.Ed. Learning Disabilities

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to read and I love to share that love with my students. I use high-interest novels to draw my students in and before they realize it, they're readers!

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