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Poetry can be very difficult for students. It forces them to think about text in ways that they are not accustomed to thinking about text. Considering that poetry is littered with Figurative Language and deeper meanings and that it is presented in a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.4, RL.8.5
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With the onset of Common Core standards and an increased emphasis on writing rigor, this informative writing packet takes the students step-by-step through the different elements contained within an informative essay and allows the teacher to take
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Independent Work Packet
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.6.2b, W.6.2c, W.6.2d, W.6.2e, W.6.2f
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This product is designed to be used with any non-fiction article for the purpose of extracting the key ideas and information. Easy to print and helps students approach nonfiction more strategically.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.6.6
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By Reader2writer
Quinton Brooks is a normal 8th grader with normal desires to be important and have nice things. After an embarrassing turn of events, Quinton runs into an unlikely creature named Cogi, a creation elf that grants him one wish. Yet the wish isn't what
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, EBooks, Literature Circles
$1.99
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By Reader2writer
Argument Writing is a very difficult skill for students to learn and master. It is also highly likely that it will show up on the state standardized tests that the students need to take on a yearly basis. This writing packet is set up to not only
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Outlines
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.6.1c, W.6.1d, W.6.1e, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.8, W.6.9, W.6.10
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By Reader2writer
No doubt educators want their students to be able to enjoy reading the stories they give them. Yet, the inevitable reality is that in some form or another students are going to be asked to recall what they have read. They are often very opinionated
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
$1.99
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By Reader2writer
After being chased by the police, two mischievous teens, Andre Jacobs and Chris Martin, find themselves lost in the woods on Halloween night. Trying to get to a nearby park to enjoy candy they had recently stolen, Andre and Chris stumble onto the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, EBooks
$1.99
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By Reader2writer
Though this project does actually collect a writing sample from the students, this is more of a 'get-to-know-you' project that is very good to use at the start of the school year. I have compiled and reformatted various prompts and autobiographical
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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By Reader2writer
An adventurous tale of survival that trails a teenager named Mary who after a twist of events finds herself battling against overwhelming odds in order to stay alive...This is my debut short story titled, Over the Edge This story is appropriate for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, EBooks, Literature Circles
$1.99
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By Reader2writer
Maria Rosa is a typical 8th grade girl with a crush, a model student and like most her age, she’s ready to end the school year. With the spring time heat filling her classroom, Maria finds herself in an unlikely scenario where a rancid odor begins
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, EBooks, Literature Circles
$1.99
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By Reader2writer
This 4 page article contains tips and strategies for effective teacher/parent communication that can be implemented into the busyness of the school day. These simple tips are designed to be proactive; to help eliminate academic and behavioral
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Professional Documents
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Have 12 years of experience working with and instructing children in an urban school district. Currently work as a 6th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at an elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Author of the Teen Novel: Accidental Impact Author of the Adult Novel: Forgotten Sin

MY TEACHING STYLE

I fully believe that lesson plans need to involve a high level of engagement. That said, lessons need to be multi-modal in their design incorporating visually appealing material, multiple mediums, and a variety of activities that go along with high-interest stories and articles. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships have become the framework in which I design and instruct lessons. The goal is to develop a high level of critical and creative thinking and output (Quad D) with students. Students need to be able to adapt to the ever-changing world economy and advances. Their path to success starts in the classroom...

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awarded to the Chancellor’s List for outstanding performance at the graduate level. Awarded the Dream Keeper’s Award for excellence in teaching.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – Columbus, Ohio BA - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology - June 2002 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – Columbus, Ohio M.Ed. - Master of Education - Middle Childhood Development - July 2005 THE INSTITUTE OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE – West Redding, Conn. Diploma - Writing for Children and Teenagers – January 2007 NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY - Highland Heights, Kentucky MAE – Master of English – Creative Writing Certificate - December 2015

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Brian Hershey is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Education. He began writing for children and teens after attaining a diploma from The Institute of Children's Literature based out of West Redding, CT. He received a second Master's degree in English/Creative Writing from Northern Kentucky University. Currently, he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio along with his dog, Gus, and continues to write and teach at a local elementray school.

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