Samantha Burdick

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Samantha Burdick
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"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." Brad Henry
 
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This is a Readbox display that I made for my classroom library. This slide is THREE PAGES and includes the READBOX logo, book rentals sign, and the "READBOX Rental Screen" I put a few popular titles in the "Readbox" to grab my students'
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This is a bookmark that I give to my reader's workshop students to help them remember when and why they should be using sticky notes while they read. It also has some sentence starters that are helpful when the students are responding to their
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This is a student developed research project. Students were asked to choose a global issue that interested them, research it, and brainstorm a sustainable solution to their issue. They were able to choose multiple ways to display their research and
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This is a close reading that I created for the Jamestown Colony. Students are asked to stop and answer close reading questions as they progress through the reading. Feel free to also check out my Popham Colony Reading! Popham was founded the same
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This is a notetaking sheet that I used with my 7th graders for close reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We used this primary source as part of our study of Human Rights. This supports many of the Common Core Standards for reading
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This is an activity that I used with my students to get them used to synthesizing current events articles. They are required to pick out important words from a current events article of their choice (we used Asia because that is what we were
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This graphic organizer can be used with any type of reading, non-fiction and fiction. The purpose of this graphic organizer is for students to make connections as they read. They need to choose quotes from the text, describe what the connection to
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These are some of the resources that I gave to my students to prepare for their Student-Led Portfolio Conferences. Students prepare work (both that they did well meeting learning targets, and could have improved on) and reflect on their work using
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Just in time for Constitution Day!! This activity is appropriate for students that know a lot of information about the Constitution or very little information at all. It would be a great activity to do for Constitution Day. BBKs allow students
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This is a power point that I made to go along with my Building Background Knowledge lesson. We went through this at the end as a way to unveil all of the information that they just learned. It includes learning targets, as well as embedded
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I used National Geographic pictures for my sample of this activity. I have shown the pictures on the first page as a sample only, I do not have any ownership to the pictures. You can use this product descriptor with any set of pictures and in any
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This product includes a rubric, note taking sheet, Learning Targets, and product descriptor. I used this as a final assessment for my beginning of the year unit on the 5 Themes of Geography. I used this with my 7th graders but it could be easily
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Have your students use these pages at the beginning of each unit and after finishing assessments to assess their knowledge. This could be a great addition to their class binder, or working portfolios and can be very useful when it comes time for
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This is a graphic organizer that I use as a note taking strategy in my classroom. Especially when the students are reading non fiction texts. It allows them to jot down a few important points from the reading and write down questions, connections,
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This is a question strip that my students used to take notes on the different regions of Africa. I had them glue the strips into their interactive notebooks and take notes using an article. Many of my students also chose to draw pictures to help
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Just in time for Constitution Day! This is a Double Entry Journal note taking sheet that I used with my students in our study of the Constitution. I used this after gathering some background information on the Constitution. Students are learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach 7th and 8th grade at an Expeditionary Learning school in Maine. I like to make my lessons engaging for my students, and teach them skills that they can apply to their every day life.

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I like to give students choices in their learning, and make my projects and materials accessible to all learners in my classroom.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA from Northeastern University in Political Science and a minor in Creative Writing. I have a MA of Education from the University of Southern Maine.

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