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 conflict bundle pack includes everything you need to introduce, teach, and assess conflict, resolution, protagonist, and the 4 types of conflict. This engaging and fun bundle pack is designed to meet the needs of all of your students. The
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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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“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 9/9/14-RE-DOWNLOAD if you've already purchased. Newly Added Reader's Profile Page to keep track of the information you garner from the surveys. Get to know your students and start assessing them as a reader on the first day or first
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Updated 9/16/14-Re-download if you've previously purchased! PowerPoint and resources completely revamped! Over 80 new pages added! New organizers are now included! This ZIP file includes everything you need to introduce and teach the idea of
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Connotation and denotation can be a tricky skill for students to master, but it is an important component of Common Core! This bundle is jam-packed with EVERYTHING you need to introduce, teach, and provide scaffolded, engaging tasks that your
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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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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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****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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***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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Introduce your students to the various techniques that authors use to create suspense through a fun and engaging PowerPoint, also included as a PDF, along with various resources. This resource pack includes everything you need to introduce,
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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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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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I absolutely LOVE using 6 word memoirs with students. I use them throughout the year for a variety of purposes and they not only provide you insightful information, they are also great for critical thinking! The materials in this resource give you
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This zip file contains all that you need to introduce plot to your students. There is an editable PowerPoint, also included is a PDF of the PowerPoint, which introduces plot, uses Alice in Wonderland pictures to show the plot of a story on a plot
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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 Starter Kit Use these collaborative/group work rubrics whenever students are working together
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello and welcome to my TpT store! I have been working with middle school students for over 10 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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