Second Classroom on the Left

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Second Classroom on the Left
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Trying to implement the Common Core State Standards- or any standards- can be a challenge when so many students read below grade level. For the past several years, I have used a Silent Sustained Reading program in my high school classroom at least
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$13.99
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These two games will kinesthetically engage general education high school students as they review literary terms for standardized tests. The first game uses symbolic pictures to match the names of literary terms, great for visual-spatial learners.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
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AP and Honors English Formal Writing and Presentation Package Give your Advanced Placement and Honors English students the resources that will help them be successful in their formal writing all year long. This PDF package includes three documents
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
$1.99
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The five-day Common Core aligned unit is universal in that it allows teachers or students to choose their texts written at various levels. The unit relies on the principles of Literature Circles, small, self-directed groups that read and discuss a
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literature Circles
$3.99
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4.0
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Help your Speech students learn about organizational strategies with this higher order thinking game for groups of two to four players. Pre and post assess with included quiz and key. Common Core State Standards and extended activities included.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Other (ELA), Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
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This universal, three-week Literature Circle unit includes daily lesson plans based on Common Core State Standards for 8th grade, eleven appendices which are ready-to-copy handouts; a rubric for formative assessment, and a final written assessment
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Literature Circles
$8.99
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3.7
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This free product includes six images of roads, paths, and steps with writing prompts for each. Use them as a Rush Write -instructions included- an anchor activity when students finish classroom work, or in a Writing Workshop mini lesson about
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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This is the best of all the over 25 Silent Sustained Reading graphic organizers I have developed and used with middle and high school students because it works for remedial, general and gifted students. It also generates higher thinking because
Subjects:
Reading, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Rubrics
FREE
2 ratings
3.8
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Help your study hall students develop their executive function skills by setting goals and managing their time with this homework goal sheet. Having students focus on their work during study periods also reduces distractions during class, and may
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Classroom Forms
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Language Arts for sixteen years, spanning a range from remedial students through high ability students from 7th grade to 12th grade AP/dual credit university courses and in three very different schools. I have experience working with inclusion and ELL students. Over the course of my career, I have had several student teachers and numerous preservice teachers in my classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a constructivist who believes that my job is to make myself obsolete as a teacher. I encourage my students to become independent thinkers and collaborative problem solvers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Over the years, I have been very blessed to have participated in educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Foundation, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, and Toyota International Teachers. I have been awarded several grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. More recently, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation practices in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In 2013, I completed my Indiana license in High Ability Education through Purdue University. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Ball State University with the Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence. My Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education is also from, Ball State University and includes Minors in Spanish, Secondary Education, and Ancient Studies.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As Co-Director for Professional Development, I facilitate support groups for writing teachers in the field and the creation of new best practice professional development opportunities. I also speak to groups about the work of IWP in supporting teachers of writing. My book reviewer on “North Korean Posters” was published in the curriculum journal "Teaching About Asia" in Spring 2012. The NWP monograph "Expanding the Scope of Comp Camp..." is scheduled to be published in 2013. I am incredibly excited about my first short story, "It's Not All," which is included in "Hoosier Hijinks and Madness" published by Sisters In Crime, Speed City Chapter in October 2013. In my spare time, I enjoy support from two groups of incredibly generous writers as I learn to write better fiction. During the summer and on breaks, I attend conferences for inspiration and devise new curriculum ideas. I also love to travel to exotic locations and spend time with my family. Follow my blog: http://secondclassroomontheleft.blogspot.com/

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