Rebecca Gettelman

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Rebecca Gettelman
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"In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa
 
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By Rebecca Gettelman
This fun lesson on Mark Twain's "A Ghost Story" is a great activity for around Halloween or any time. It is flexible, so can fit into your time frame--it can take one or two days or, if you do the suggested writing extension, closer to a week or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
6 ratings
3.9
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By Rebecca Gettelman
These two crossword puzzles help your students learn about figurative language. One puzzle has the definitions of twelve types of figurative language and the other has examples of each type. Below are the twelve types of figurative language
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.75
4 ratings
3.8
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Great for cumulative review at the end of a term or review at the end of a standard unit, this project is a fun way for your students to get ready for exam time. On their own or in small groups, students will create review board games for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Games
$1.75
7 ratings
3.9
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By Rebecca Gettelman
In The Phantom Tollbooth, Milo is required to think to escape the Doldrums.  Now it is your turn.  Can you escape the Doldrums?! This game is for use with the book The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (though there is no reason that it has to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.25
9 ratings
3.9
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Has your class read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and now you are showing the film? Here are seven great activities for use before, during, and after viewing this movie. They are designed to encourage active viewing, critical thinking, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Movie Guides
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
This is everything you need to teach O. Henry's "A Retrieved Reformation" to your middle or high school class! It can be done fully in class or with portions assigned as homework and covers reading, writing, discussion, figurative language, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Looking for a unit that encourages student excitement as they read, analyze, and compose short stories? Need something to fill 2-3 weeks between other, longer units? This is for you!In this unit, students will determine what makes a story
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
These fifty creative writing story starters are great for your middle or high school class. They can be used as everything from writing sample prompts to quick writes and from bell work to sub folder material. This product may be appropriate for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
This project asks students to create a timeline of their lives. It is a great way to help students understand what a timeline is and put that understanding into practice. Great for use with a sub or as in-class or take-home work. Final projects
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.50
5 ratings
3.8
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Designed for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, this product has everything you need for a great summer reading project for your middle school students! Covers reading, writing, critical thinking and response, analysis, and more! This product
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$8.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Great for around Thanksgiving, this lesson and activity pack includes everything you need to teach "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" to you middle or high school class. It can be done fully in class or with portions assigned as homework and covers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Homework
$2.50
1 rating
3.9
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Teaching Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? Need quizzes to check your students' comprehension of Acts 1-5? Here are five quizzes, one per act, with short answer, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Keys included. All
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$4.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Looking for activities for those students who finish early? Need things to put in a sub folder? Want a couple of activities for a fun day? Here are eighteen activities that fit that bill. These are great for a wide range of abilities and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
We all try to create socially responsible and aware students. This activity, though nominally based around mural creation, is really an experiential learning activity about resource inequality and discrimination. It is one of the most effective
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Simulations
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Great for around Thanksgiving or any time, this mini unit goes over the parts and composition of a thank you note or letter and has each student write a letter of gratitude to someone he or she knows. It also requires little to no prep on your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$3.50
3 ratings
3.4
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Here are six essay prompts for Lois Lowry's novel The Giver. All demand deep and critical thinking of your students. They have been used many times with great resulting essays. See the preview for a prompt sample. Once you have downloaded,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
$1.25
4 ratings
3.8
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Looking for projects to add to your poetry unit? Look no further! These four diverse projects work great in many different types of poetry units. They can be done completely in the classroom, completely on students' own time, or any combination
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$3.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Rebecca Gettelman
If you assign outside reading and need reading logs for your students, these are great for you! Each log asks students to record the date, minutes read, book title, pages read, and a 1-2 sentence summary of what they read. Includes: -Eight reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Printables
$1.25
4 ratings
3.9
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By Rebecca Gettelman
Looking for additional resources for teaching the basics of the five major world religions? This product can help! Covers: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, & Buddhism This product includes: -Grid notes with basic information on each
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Religion
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Assessment
$3.00
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By Rebecca Gettelman
This activity is a great one to use to review verb tenses. It covers verb tenses definitions, the following tenses--present, past, future, progressive (present, past, future), progressive (present, past, future), future events with time words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten plus years in the classroom, plus time as a tutor, mentor, forensics and drama coach, director, and mother!

MY TEACHING STYLE

The best way I can explain my teaching style is with the following three ideas: 1. When people ask me what I teach, what they mean is, "What subject or grade do you teach?" but what I want to tell them is, "I teach basic humanness." 2. If, by the time my students move on, they can take a stance and eloquently and rationally defend it so that others can at least understand why they take the stance they do, and they can listen to another and understand why someone else might take a different stance from themselves even if they don't agree with it, I consider it a success. 3. "Courage is not the absence of fear; it is acting in spite of it." Mark Twain

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