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By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for a unique activity that will allow your students to get to know each other better? Try my Enneagram Project! I've always been fascinated with the world of Enneagram and I know my students are intrigued when we discuss it, so I put
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2
$5.00
22
Digital Download PDF (2.85 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking to practice parts of speech in a fun, engaging way? Try my Thanksgiving Parts of Speech Silly Stories Grammar Activity! This activity is just like the game Mad Libs and will help your students flex their ELA skills while still celebrating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.25
13
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Want an engaging, hands-on project to help your students learn about political parties? Try my Create Your Own Political Party Project! This resource provides a complete, ready-to-implement project for students learning about political parties that
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
32
Digital Download ZIP (5.25 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Tired of the same boring book report when you're finished with a novel or short story? Want to assess your students' knowledge of the reading without another quiz? Try a One Pager! Students love this creative project that combines artistry and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$4.00
47
Digital Download PDF (2.82 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking to pre-assess your students before you begin instruction on your figurative language unit and track growth after you're done teaching and practicing? Download my Figurative Language Pre-Test and Post-Test resource to get two 20-question
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.8.4, CCRA.R.4
$3.75
9
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Are you looking to get your students to engage in close reading of informational text with high interest passages? Download my The Most Haunted Places in America bundle! These spooky, high-interest informational text passages highlight the most
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$15.00
$12.00
6
Bundle
By Samantha in Secondary
Are you looking for a great Civics and Government project for distance or 1:1 learning? Try this Digital Create Your Own Political Party Project! This resource provides everything you need to have your students learn about political parties and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Government
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Internet Activities
$4.00
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for a meaningful activity for Veterans Day that will allow students to practice their writing skills? Download my Veteran's Day Thank You Letter Writing Activity! This resource provides a thoughtful way for students to honor a veteran while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$3.25
8
Digital Download PDF (2.86 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
This is a pre-assessment (or pre-test, if you prefer!) for basic American Civics and Government. There are 25 questions total with an answer key provided. The topics range from the branches of government, the U.S. Constitution, governmental
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Assessment
$3.25
16
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for an engaging, hands-on way to help your students analyze characters? Try my flexible and fun Character Autopsy Project! This body map project, perfect for middle school or high school English Language Arts, guides students to "pick apart"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3
$4.00
10
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking to build classroom culture and decorate your space with engaging, inexpensive decor? Download my Gratitude Classroom Banner Activity! This no-prep activity is great for Thanksgiving or any time you need to infuse a little gratitude into your
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.25
7
Digital Download PDF (3.33 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking to practice parts of speech in a fun, engaging way? Try my Winter Parts of Speech Silly Stories Grammar Activity! This activity is just like the game Mad Libs and will help your students flex their ELA skills while still celebrating the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.25
3
Digital Download PDF (3.83 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Never assign a boring book report again! With this flexible One Pager Template Bundle, you can assign an engaging One Pager to assess any novel in your English Language Arts classroom no matter how you may be teaching. This bundle includes printable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Novel Study
$8.00
$6.40
2
Bundle
By Samantha in Secondary
Build better classroom culture this year with 195 ready-to-use attendance questions (also called Question of the Day). These are questions you can ask your class each day while you are taking attendance. Instead of hearing the word "here" over and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
7
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Practice the standard rules of dialogue writing with your students with this easy, no-prep Google Slides presentation and activities. The presentation contains six slides that review standard dialogue writing rules and then guides students through
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3b, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.L.1
$3.00
9
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for an engaging way to introduce independent novels to your students? Try a Book Tasting! Students can sample (or "taste") books until they find a good fit for independent reading or literature circles. This resource includes instructions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$4.00
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Samantha in Secondary
Are you looking to establish strong routines and build relationships with your middle school or high school students at the beginning of the year? Download my Back to School Essentials for Secondary Students to get four high-quality resources that
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
$15.00
$13.50
1
Bundle
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for a fun end of the year project that isn't just another scrapbook? Try my End of the Year Soundtrack Project! Students create a soundtrack highlighting the year in music - both their own favorites and what is currently popular! The project
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Activities
$3.50
7
Digital Download PDF (2.09 MB)
By Samantha in Secondary
Looking for thoughtful, highly visual daily writing prompts to get your students engaged in daily routine writing? These are perfect for bellringers, quick writes, question of the day, and more! Download my bundle of 100 Visual Writing Prompts! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$8.00
$5.99
3
Bundle
By Samantha in Secondary
Get your students excited about writing with this engaging creative writing activity! Roll a Thanksgiving Story helps your students write their own Thanksgiving story using the help of a little luck. Students will roll for their main story elements,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
$3.50
3
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts for over a decade now. I love creating fun, attractive resources for classroom use. I hope these resources save you time, so you can get back to doing what you love - teaching!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Relationships first. Always.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, 2008

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Over a decade of experience teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a Pittsburgh native, but I moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University. I now live in the beautiful state of Maryland. Love the people here, as well as my wonderful husband, daughter, pets, friends, and family.

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