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Are you drowning in essays? Looking for a way to have students show analytical thinking about a text in a meaningful way that won't send you to the crazy house? Try the one pager. Not only does it encourage students to think creatively and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.5, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.10...
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Plagiarism...what a "downer" topic! For years, I dreaded teaching it because students thought I was the Wicked Witch who was out to get them for every missing quotation mark in their essays (or at least that's how I felt as I taught them about the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Homework
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2
$8.00
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Have you ever received an email from a student that was written in, well, a not-so-nice tone? Sure. We all have, and it's enough to drive us up the wall! But! What if students have just never been taught (or not taught well) how to professionally
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Business, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Worksheets, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2e, W.7.4, W.7.5, W.7.6, W.7.10, W.8.2, W.8.2e, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6...
$5.50
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Looking for a way to focus your grammar instruction and track students' growth? Try using a grammar diagnostic assessment. This editable eight-part assessment can be used as a grammar pre-test and post-test for individual grammar units or for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2
$4.75
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By Reading and Writing Haven
So your students are reading nonfiction articles and informational texts, but can they summarize them? My students, especially my struggling ninth graders, have always been at a loss for what to include. I created this mini unit to scaffold their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
K.CC.C.6, RI.6.2, RI.7.2, RI.8.2, RI.9-10.2
$5.99
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Do you want your students to become word wizards? I know I do! I am SO excited about these brain-based, creative, differentiated, and engaging vocabulary practice task cards! This file includes 23 different tasks for students to complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.7.4, L.7.5, L.7.6, L.8.4, L.8.5, L.8.6, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5...
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Students can ALWAYS use more practice when it comes to citing and embedding direct quotes in our research papers. Enter this practice bundle. With these three activities: 8 stations (including task cards, a scramble, a sort, and online
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8, CCRA.W.8
$7.00
85 ratings
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Looking for a scaffolded sentence structure unit that engages students and breaks down challenging concepts into bite-sized pieces? This bundle features a plethora of sentence types goodies. Because I believe understanding sentence types is at the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.7.1, L.7.1a, L.7.1b, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2a, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2a
$29.48
$20.00
64 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Let's spice up our grammar lessons by playing Truth or Dare! When I think about games I used to enjoy as an adolescent, truth or dare is one that comes to mind. While this game can be wild and crazy, Truth or Dare Grammar Style is school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.11-12.1
$5.99
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By Reading and Writing Haven
The thesis statement is the most critical aspect of an essay. For that reason, I spend quite a bit of time making sure my students' thesis statements are perfected before we begin pre-writing. This thesis statement lesson focuses specifically on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Are your students confused about text analysis? You know how to do it yourself, but you're not sure how to make it accessible to students? I know the feeling. Analyzing texts is hard, and it rarely comes naturally. It's a difficult concept to break
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4...
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So you've selected your vocabulary lists for the year. Wouldn't it be amazing if - POOF! - you also had engaging and meaningful vocabulary activities that would help students remember your words long after they leave your classroom? Enter this
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.8.4, L.8.6, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.6
$25.99
$22.50
64 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Looking for a way to incorporate short stories while also sticking to the literature standards? It's easy to focus on comprehension with short stories, but it's harder to teach students how to analytically think about short stories as they relate to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
$4.50
58 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Whether you're implementing a book club or other form of independent, choice reading, students need to have periodic opportunities to socialize and share what they are reading. With these discussion task cards for fiction and nonfiction, your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.7.10, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.10, RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10
$5.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Need a way to hold students accountable for choice reading? Whether you're using literature circles, a book club format, or some other type of independent reading program, these reader response journal prompts will keep students engaged while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, W.7.10, W.8.10...
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By Reading and Writing Haven
If you're planning to show your students the movie Wonder, you will need a way to keep them focused on learning. While the film has countless embedded learning opportunities, tweens and teens probably won't take the time to reflect on them unless we
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Do you need support materials to help implement a choice reading program? Literature circles, intervention lessons, book club, independent reading arrangements? Creating the materials can be overwhelming, but as a certified reading specialist, I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10
$29.00
$18.00
50 ratings
4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Short story units are so fun! What's not fun is making individual reading guides for every short story we teach. This build your own reading guide is a great resource for anyone who is looking for a practical, reliable resource that students can use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
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4.0
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By Reading and Writing Haven
When you're teaching writing, it's a best-practice to establish baseline data. One of the most effective ways to do that is to ask students to give you a writing sample. That's the purpose of this writing pre-assessment. Use it at the beginning of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Rubrics
$3.00
43 ratings
3.9
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By Reading and Writing Haven
Students can and should have fun reviewing and practicing their vocabulary words. Repetition focused on unique, brain-based, differentiated, student-centered approaches can bring vocabulary to life for students. These vocabulary practice activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.7.4, L.7.5c, L.7.6, L.8.4, L.8.5c, L.8.6, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6
$6.00
49 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 7-12 grade English for eleven years. During this time, I've worked in a co-taught inclusion setting as well as with enriched and gifted / talented students. Over the past several years, I've developed an interest in teacher evaluation. To this end, I've been a leader on our school's evaluation committee and helped to educate staff about Charlotte Danielson's evaluation rubric as well as how teachers can excel in all four domains. I've also conducted a flipped classroom experience for four years. My passions at the secondary level are literacy and differentiation, but I truly enjoy all things ELA.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to try new things with my students. Generally, I believe introducing new content through direct instruction via minilessons is the most successful approach for high school students, but I also use chunking throughout every class period. In this way, I move from teacher-centered to peer-driven activities and eventually independent practice. I love student-centered activities that involve students kinesthetically, musically, and creatively.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been asked to speak to new teachers about differentiation and to the entire staff about my use of the flipped classroom. I also have my reading specialist certification and two master's degrees.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor: English Master 1: Curriculum & Instruction Master 2: Reading Certification: Middle School Certification: Gifted Certification: Reading Specialist

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