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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx
 
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Useful for creative writing, this is a simple graphic organizer that makes students consider their character more deeply.
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6th, 7th, 8th
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A reading guide for chapters 1 and 2 of Over Sea, Under Stone, the prequel to Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series.
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Mood is a fundamental literary concept. This exercise can be applied to any text. It begins with a simple prediction based on pre-reading skills and then asks students to select parts of the text that help establish the mood. The exercise focuses on
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Short quiz on story elements by definition and through application to the novel. Contains multiple choice, true/false, and fill in the blank questions.
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Reading guide includes vocabulary, guiding questions and graphic sections
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This is a reading guide for chapter five of Susan Cooper's Over Sea and Under Stone. It includes the following concepts: vocabulary in context, visualizing, and guiding questions.
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Reading guide includes response questions, a graphic summarizer, and vocabulary.
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Reading guide with response questions and activities for this chapter.
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Chapter 8 reading guide includes focusing questions and activities related to the chapter.
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This close reading exercise is designed to teach students to identify the tone of a non-fiction text. It can be used with an entire article or a selection from a larger non-fiction text. Includes student WS and teacher copy. Additional ELA
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This is a brief and effective PowerPoint presentation on constructing similes and metaphors. Perfect for a mini lesson or review.
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I use this as a review project later in the year, but it could be used as a project based assessment that measures student understanding of story elements. This project incorporates student choice, creativity and critical thinking. The project
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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A colorful graphic organizer for compare and contrast. Text is for an article on the titanoboa, but can be changed to easily suit any topic. A nice alternative to the traditional Venn diagram.
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Good readers connect to the text they are reading. Connections are classified into three categories: Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, and Text-to-World. This organizer is designed to get students thinking about all three types of connections. The
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This is a unit for "The Birds". It was designed using an adaptation of the short story but could be used for the original or adapted for the original. All of the activities are included, except the vocabulary PowerPoint.
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The PowerPoint includes essential vocabulary, definitions and some built in activities to develop understanding of concept. Sample of vocabulary: mood, foreshadowing, sequence, figurative language, story elements, etc.
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This is a vocabulary test on the vocab on the reading guides chapters 1-8. It is constructed matching and fill in the blank questions. Very straight forward assessment that can be easily modified. It comes with a key.
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This is a simple and easy graphic organizer. It can be used for cause and effect or as a sequencing organizer
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The five paragraph essay is a fundamental writing structure that works well partnered with analysis. Words are like water, you need a structure to pour them into or they end up in a messy puddle all over the place. This is what I tell students
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This is a brief PowerPoint on symbols that could be used for a mini-lesson or review on the concept. Very useful leading up to a novel unit or a poetry unit.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching reading for six years at the seventh grade level. I am LFS trained, and utilize backwards design for all my units. My undergraduate degree is in English and will be completing my masters this spring.

MY TEACHING STYLE

LFS, UBD/DI, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, Project Based Assessment, Prior Knowledge Activation, Developing Connections Close Reading

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English Shippensburg University Secondary Certification Pennsylvania 36 Graduate Credits-Pending Masters Degree Wilkes University

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Please feel free to contact me about any of my products or if you would like me to work on something for you. I am especially free to complete activities, units, etc. over the summer... :)

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