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Smiling in Sixth

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By Smiling in Sixth
***Are you looking for another fun and NO PREP activity for your students? Check out another resource- End of the Year NO PREP DIGITAL summer ESCAPE ROOM.The end of the school year can be an interesting time of the year. At my school, materials
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$6.00
$4.00
134
Digital Download ZIP (3.86 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
***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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.L.4
$5.85
266
Digital Download ZIP (34.83 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
*****Newly UPDATED, REVAMPED, and NOW INCLUDING 1:1 RESOURCES AND DISTANCE LEARNING MATERIALS! Over 200 pages with PDF Files and Google Links containing activities, organizers, writing opportunities, questions, and a summative assessment! “Eleven”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.7.1...
$6.75
220
Digital Download ZIP (13.51 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
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, …GRINCH!Everyone’s favorite holiday story, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
662
Digital Download ZIP (25.06 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
“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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$5.95
173
Digital Download ZIP (37.37 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price:Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language ResourcesIntroduce your students to the various techniques that authors use to create suspense through a fun and engaging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.75
106
Digital Download ZIP (90.78 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
******COMPLETELY UPDATED AND REVAMPED 12/31/2020! Re-download if you have already purchased. Now includes 1:1 resources AND printable resources to accommodate ALL classrooms whether remote, hybrid, or F2F. Links to Google Slides and Google Forms
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
$6.00
286
Digital Download ZIP (25.72 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
***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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$4.00
104
Digital Download ZIP (3.34 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price: Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language Resources This resource bundle includes everything that you need to teach, practice, and assess imagery. Materials
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$5.25
44
Digital Download ZIP (25.28 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$4.75
127
Digital Download ZIP (6.94 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
This digital escape room is a fun way for kids to practice some key ELA skills while be a completely no prep activity for you! All you need to do is assign the Google Form to your students and they can get started!This fun digital escape room is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Google Apps
$3.95
6
Digital Download PDF (2.02 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
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 use
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
80
Digital Download ZIP (14.89 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
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
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
97
Digital Download ZIP (10.02 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
This digital escape room is a fun way for kids to practice some key ELA skills while being a completely no prep activity for you!This fun digital escape room is completed on Google Forms. Students will be one of Santa’s head elves and they will need
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$3.95
20
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
***This product is also included in my MEGA bundle at a discounted price:Literary Elements & Devices Resources an Language ResourcesMaking Inferences is such a vital skill for students to master, and one that they often struggle with each year.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.75
77
Digital Download ZIP (30.19 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
Collaboration is a skill that students will need to be successful in the 21st century. Use collaboration through group work, while ensuring that all students have a task to help them be accountable to the group. Not only are roles in groups
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
73
Digital Download ZIP (55.43 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
If you use Achieve3000 in your classroom, this resource kit is for you! The materials included will help you to recognize and award student achievement and growth with each activity, each monthly increase in Lexile, mid and end of year Lexile
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.99
26
Digital Download ZIP (5.79 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
****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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$5.50
75
Digital Download ZIP (29.22 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
Engage your students in the weeks leading up to Christmas with this fun, interactive figurative language game!This game comes as an interactive PowerPoint (and PDF) document that displays perfectly on a Smart Board or any projector. If you use a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
29
Digital Download ZIP (73.42 MB)
By Smiling in Sixth
Engage your students in the weeks leading up to Halloween with this fun, interactive figurative language game!This game comes as an interactive PowerPoint (and PDF) document that displays perfectly on a Smart Board or any projector. If you use a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
30
Digital Download ZIP (139.89 MB)
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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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