Reading is Thinking

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Reading is Thinking
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This item contains activities about understanding rhyme scheme and stanzas in poetry. It includes: *Directions *Rhyme Scheme Definition *Rhyme Scheme Worksheet *Rhyme Scheme Worksheet Answer Key *Identifying Rhyme Scheme Worksheet *Identifying
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DOWNLOAD IN GOOGLE DOC FORMAT!!!!!! This item includes 171 pages to create you own file folder stations. the file folder stations include: 1. Match the Correct Text Structure with its Definition 2. Determine the Correct Structure of the
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This item includes three separate lesson plans that you could use to teach students how to cite textual evidence. (RI.7.1 and RI.8.1). I chose to put it on PowerPoint to allow you to change it to use with your class. There are 117 slides and all
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NEW - IMMEDIATE GOOGLE DOC DOWNLOAD ... This item includes 19 stations that have students participating in activities to do with foreshadowing and flashback in literature. Technology is included with seven of the stations. I have included items
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This item includes 15 different short inferencing stories along with the graphic organizer to help students read and think like a detective when reading.
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This item is a SMARTBOARD Jeopardy Game. The game reviews the nonfiction text features and text structures. :)
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****NEW***** Just added pictures representing witnesses and enhanced the evidence. Also, now there is a common core assessment rubric and project rubric! This project went from 11 pages to 24:) ENJOY! MY STUDENTS TOOK THE PILOT TEST FOR SMARTER
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This product is a 137 page Reader's Response Notebook that was created to be used with Google Docs (if you would like me to share the product with you, you will have to e-mail me). I want my students to use this reader's response notebook to
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This item contains 17 Reading and Analyzing Poetry Classroom File Folder Stations. The stations include - 1 – Understanding Rhyme Scheme and Stanzas in Poetry *Station Directions *Rhyme Scheme Definition *Rhyme Scheme Worksheet
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MY STUDENTS TOOK THE PILOT TEST FOR SMARTER BALANCED AND SAID THIS REALLY HELPED THEM BE PREPARED FOR THE TEST! This item is an activity that aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards: *RI.8.1. – Cite the textual evidence that most strongly
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This item is a nonfiction text feature worksheet. It asks students questions about the different categories of text features. They include: Text Organizers *Table of Contents *Preface *Glossary *Appendix *Index *Bibliography Fonts and
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This item contains a packet for students to complete analyzing various primary source documents from the Civil Rights Movement. *Photographs (4) *Newspaper Clippings (5) *Political Cartoons (9) *Paintings (2) *Interactive Timeline *Video Tour -
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This item is a PowerPoint that introduces students to the nonfiction text structures. At the end of the PowerPoint, students have to decide how a couple nonfiction articles are structured.
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This item is a project where students have to analyze conflicting texts to try to figure out what happened to Stuart Smally. The project addresses common core standards: RI.7.1. - Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what
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This item includes a lesson on how to read a restaurant menu. *Applebee's Menu *Over 38 questions requiring students to read the menu. The lesson aligns with the seventh-grade common core standards: RI.7.1. Cite several pieces of textual
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This item is a worksheet that has students reading short paragraphs and having to determine which text structure was used to organize it. There are 15 passages. The answer key is provided. This is the worksheet that goes with my nonfiction text
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This item includes: 6 – Analyzing Narrative Poetry *Station Directions *Narrative Poetry Definition *Vocabulary Words *Poem – Casey at the Bat *Casey at the Bat Analysis Worksheet 7 – Analyzing Lyric Poetry and Ballads *Station
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This item includes: 2 – Identifying Figurative Language in Poetry #1 *Station Directions *Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Simile, Metaphor, and Personification Definition *Figurative Language in Poetry Worksheet *Figurative Language in Poetry
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This item contains what you would need to teach a lesson on Identifying the Author's Perspective in reviews, a radio interview, and video interviews. This lesson aligns with the Core Curriculum Standard RI.7.6.
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This item contains a comparing and contrasting assignment for the book and movie The Outsiders. This assignment meets Common Core Standards RL.7.7. Included: 1. Student Assignment / Printable 2. Common Core Rubric 3. Assignment Rubric
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade over the past 13 years. Through my experiences, I have found myself to love this middle school! My students are amazing and I enjoy every minute of it. Right now, I have taught 7th and 8th grade reading for five years. I am always learning and looking for new strategies that will have an impact on my students.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Elementary and Middle School Education. I got endorsements in reading and middle level. Then a couple years later, I got my master's degree in literacy from the University of Northern Iowa. I wasn't done yet.... Over the past couple years, I got another master's degree from Grand Canyon University in High School English. :)

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I have grown-up and lived in Iowa my whole life. I have been married for 11 years to a wonderful guy that accepts me for who I am and supports me in anything I want to do. We have two beautiful children, Connor (9 1/2) and Caitlin (7 1/2). I love softball and spend my summers taking care of the kids and coaching high school softball!

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