Smiling in Sixth

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During the busy holiday season if you find yourself in a PINCH, use this engaging Common Core unit about everyone’s favorite Christmas thief, the GR, GR, …grouchy green guy! Everyone’s favorite holiday story by Dr. Seuss is a great way to teach
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***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources This conflict bundle pack includes everything you need to introduce, teach, and assess conflict, resolution,
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**Re-Download if you have already purchased! 85 new pages added. All previous pages revamped! Meet Common Core State Standards by using “Eleven,” by Sandra Cisneros. The 120 page Zip file with PDF files contains more activities, organizers,
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Argumentative Writing is mandated by Common Core State Standards. There are some major differences between argumentative writing and persuasive writing, the biggest of which is using actual evidence from a source to support an argument. These
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***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources Connotation and denotation can be a tricky skill for students to master, but it is an important component of
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***Updated November 2017 with nearly 70 new pages!! Are you planning on using Elf on the Shelf with your students this year? Use these fun and engaging resources in your classroom to go along with a classroom elf to make this holiday tradition fun
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“The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher is a great radio play that can be used to teach a multitude of literary elements and skills! The resources in this product cover ALL the Common Core Standards for Literature! The Products also cover Writing
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***Updated 6/26/18-RE-DOWNLOAD if you've already purchased. Newly revamped, redesigned, AND Google Forms/Slides to make this resource 100% 1:1 compatible. Show your students that you want to get to know them on an individual basis and start
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***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources This ZIP file includes everything you need to introduce and teach the idea of characters, character traits and
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The end of the school year can be an interesting time of the year. At my school, materials are collected and grades must be turned in BEFORE we actually are out for the year. These puzzles include 5 word searches, 5 crossword puzzles, and 5
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The materials for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” were created to be used with both the video AND the book. In this resource, you will receive numerous materials for reading and writing ideas. A 7 page guide, including daily
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Argumentative Writing is mandated by Common Core State Standards. There are some major differences between argumentative writing and persuasive writing, the biggest of which is using actual evidence from a source to support an argument. Students
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***Updated 8/24/15 to include a brand new inference organizer! This bundle revolves around "Thank You, Mr. Falker," by Patricia Polacco. This unit hits Common Core State Standards RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, as well as W.1, W.2, and W.4.
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****REVISED 4/5/16-Most work has been redone and updated. Fun "Phone-a-Friend" Activity now included! Please re-download for the updates :) ------------------------------------------------- “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is a classic story
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***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources Introduce your students to the various techniques that authors use to create suspense through a fun and
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This bundle includes everything you need to teach “The Stranger” by Chris Van Allsburg! Use this story to model, teach, and give your students practice with reading strategies, various literary elements, argumentative writing, creative writing, and
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Central idea is an important skill in any content that requires students to read informational or fiction texts. This product will help your students to organizer their ideas. This set of graphic organizers helps to achieve Common Core State
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UPDATED 8/06/18: If you previously purchased, please re-download. Resources revamped and now includes links to 1:1 Compatible Google Resources in addition to PDF copies of each resource. I absolutely LOVE using 6 word memoirs with students. I
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This bundle for “Tuck Everlasting” has everything that you need to teach this amazing novel! When you purchase this bundle, you receive: * A 7 page guide for using the resources in your classroom. * At least one graphic organizer for EACH
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******BEFORE YOU BUY, CHECK OUT MY BUNDLE OF READING MATERIALS FOR A SUPER DISCOUNTED PRICE. THIS ITEM IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE! Independent Reading Classroom Starter Kit The key to any research-based independent reading program is giving
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello and welcome to my TpT store! I have been working with middle school students for over 15 years now and I love what I do! My passion is to help my students find a love of reading. As the language arts department chair for my building, I have spent countless hours diving into the Common Core State Standards, unpacking the standards, creating lesson that meet the new demands of CCSS, and working to create assessments for CCSS as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in facilitating instruction and providing rich learning experiences for students that allows for engagement and collaboration. If students are challenged, they will rise to the occasion and soar beyond where you've raised the bar.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have received the 2010 Illinois Reading Council Teacher of the Year Award, the 2010 Lewis University Educationis Lumen Award for Excellence in Education, and I also received an award for excellence in teaching in 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a Master's Degree in Reading and Curriculum Instruction. I also have taken over 40 hours beyond my Master's Degree in other curriculum and Common Core Courses.

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