School Cyndi

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This is a graphic organizer with instructions for students on how to debate the question, "should parents pressure their children to excel?" This connects to themes of Amy Tan's short story, Two Kinds. Students use multiple resources, including
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1c
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This product includes questions to accompany the movie Far and Away, which supplements a unit on immigration to the U.S. In addition, claim writing guidance, instruction and sentence frames are included. Sentence frames will be helpful for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Movie Guides
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This activity combines close reading, a speaking task and a drawing exercise to indicate understanding of conflicts in literature.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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This product provides norms of debate in student friendly terms, useful expressions, roles with specific descriptions and a process that is easy for both teachers and students to follow.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1c
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Student handout with instructions on creating slides to give an oral presentation on one selected theme of the short story Two Kinds,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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This is a forced choice quiz written SAT style with 2 incorrect answers, 1 distractor and one correct answer. Questions have rigor since they look for deeper understanding rather than surface information. Questions contain quotes from the text and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently teaching High School English for English learners, as well as co-teaching U.S. History and Biology. This is my 29th year in education. I have taught Spanish, English and English as a Second Language, and I have co-taught U.S. History, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, 7th grade math, Intro. to Algebra and Algebra I. I have also been a professional English tutor at a local college. In addition to my teaching experience, I served as department coordinator for 8 years in a high school EL program. Currently I am the department PLC facilitator, and I am on the district SEL committee. We are currently piloting SEL assessments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My first goal is to lower the stress bar when students come in. We do frequent "what's on your mind?" check-ins. Then we can be productive. I am big on planning--the best intervention is prevention! Having said that, my current students throw me lots of curve balls so I am flexible to adapt to their needs. I want my students to be engaged so I get them to do the talking and interacting with each other as much as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Staff Who Make a Difference award and Community Contributor award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

undergraduate degree in Secondary Education Masters in Linguistics Masters in Education--Type 75 endorsements in ESL and Bilingual extensive coursework in reading--all but the practicum for reading endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married for 25 years to my sweetheart blessed with 2 children--one in college and one serving in the U.S. army Alter ego is "summer Cyndi"

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