Reflective Thinker

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Reflective Thinker
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Help students grasp the importance of using good grammar in the classroom and workplace. Set high expectations concerning correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, for effective communication and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1...
$6.99
178 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Use the 32 slides with engaging activities appropriate primarily for Grades 4-8 to convince students to use transition words to spice up their writing. High school students, who need differentiated instruction concerning the use of transitional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.3, W.5.3c, W.6.1c, W.6.3c, W.7.1c, W.7.3c, W.8.1c, W.8.3c, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c...
$5.45
135 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 32-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “A Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. This resource
Subjects:
Poetry, Autumn, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.99
79 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Great resource for Black History Month! This well-organized “I Dream” poetry and speech analysis resource consists of teaching slides as well as 20 analysis tasks. Students identify, explain, and citing text evidence concerning theme, mood, tone,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.6.9, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1
$5.85
90 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
A challenging, fun, engaging ELA review! Use these brain games anytime during the year. The End of Year ELA Review: Brain Games and Puzzles resource for Grades 4-8 includes 10 challenging brain games or puzzles to review English/language arts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Games
$3.85
75 ratings
3.9
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. The PowerPoint resource consists of 55 slides or pages with Common Core aligned Socratic seminar activities and printables featuring the poem
Subjects:
Poetry, Autumn, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
$5.99
41 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Essentially, if any two of us were the same, one would not be necessary. One of the best ways to find out how students learn best is to have them complete a learning styles inventory or learning styles survey such as the one found in this resource.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Study Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.75
46 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Use the 230 ENTRY and EXIT ticket choices across the curriculum and throughout the school year with any content topic to promote critical thinking, review content material, differentiate instruction, and collect data as a formative assessment for
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Autumn, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3...
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4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
SENSORY DETAILS improve writing. These engaging, descriptive writing lesson activities are Common Core Standards aligned and are appropriate for Grades 4-8. The activities require students to categorize sensory details into categories that appeal
Subjects:
Creative Writing, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.6, W.5.3d, W.5.6, W.6.3d, W.6.6, W.7.3d, W.7.6, W.8.3d, W.8.6
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4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Socratic seminar is an excellent way to infuse 21st century skills and higher order thinking skills into learning. This 62-slide, Common Core aligned PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “If”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.99
36 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Yes, rules and procedures must be established, but imagine what it would be like to sit through several classes, if not 5 or 6, where every teacher is talking nonstop about them. I propose a more engaging way to not only disseminate rules and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.80
28 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 55-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$5.99
27 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Use this resource to promote an engaging review of the parts of speech. LAUGHTER stimulates both sides of the brain which increases alertness and enhances retention of information. Humor is the foundation of this parts of speech practice and review
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Instructional Technology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.99
27 ratings
3.9
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 56-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes. The resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
23 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Do you teach collaboration skills? The activities in this resource can be used in any content area across the curriculum to teach collaboration skills. During the first month of back to school, use the activities in this resource as a springboard to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
29 ratings
3.9
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By Reflective Thinker
Highly engaging! You have been accused of .... Pick Door 1 or Door 2. "The Lady or The Tiger" is a high interest resource. The story by Frank Stockton is one that students enjoy. The lessons in this resource bring the story to life. To begin,
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.55
21 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 73-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “The Spider and the Fly” by Mary
Subjects:
Poetry, Halloween, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.99
15 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun for students and staff! The back to school resource Mingle with Metaphors is an editable file and contains six engaging activities that can be used as follows: get to know you activities or icebreakers, student mingles on the first few days or
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, For Principals & Administrators
CCSS:
L.4.5a, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a...
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14 ratings
3.9
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By Reflective Thinker
Students must learn how to effectively work together and be taught how to build positive and supportive relationships with diverse members of a group, which is a critical 21st century skill. Effective collaboration must be developed; it doesn’t
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, For Principals & Administrators
$3.99
9 ratings
4.0
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 63-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “A Poison Tree” by William Blake. This seminar would
Subjects:
Literature, Oral Communication, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$5.99
15 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middle Grades English/Language Arts and Reading for 26 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Utilize Differentiated Instruction; Infuse 21st Century Skills; Create Independent Learners; Give options and choices in learning; Listen to my students; Interested in how they best learn

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2013 Recognition of Excellence in Education Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters and Specialist Degree in Secondary and Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies; Curriculum and Instruction courses at the Doctorate level

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy creating curriculum materials for all subject areas and grade levels. I was born to teach and am blessed to have had that figured out since eighth grade. I'm adventurous and a reflective thinker. I love hiking, biking, and kayaking.

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