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First Chapter Friday is a popular program that helps your students get excited about independent reading books. Each Friday, you choose a book and read the first chapter, then make that book available for students to check out.There are a lot of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
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By Spark Creativity
Do you have your teaching ideas scattered across notes on your desk, folders on your desktop, and social media platforms? You're not alone! But the Ed Deck makes it easy to find creative inspiration, quickly, when you're lesson planning for your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
142
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By Spark Creativity
Independent Reading, when done right, will bring you and your students so many happy days together. This independent reading program will make it easy for you. Imagine yourself on your way to class. You walk by one of your students laying in a sunny
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps
$7.99
195
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By Spark Creativity
Kicking off a choice reading program with this one-pager reading profile activity will give you access to your students' reading preferences and special interests from day one. When you know what your students WANT to read you can match them with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
24
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By Spark Creativity
Independent reading accountability can be tricky, since you want your students to fall in love with reading and NOT feel like you are breathing down their necks. Check in with your student readers AND build reading momentum for your class by having
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
8
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By Spark Creativity
Your organized classroom library will help your students find their future favorites. When you label your independent reading program books by genre and create varied displays throughout the year, you help students connect with books they will love.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
1
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By Spark Creativity
Independent reading can really get a boost from holiday break. We all know how cozy it is to sit down with a wonderful book by the fire. These fun Bingo cards, filled with a range of recommendations, genres, and titles, will help students to stretch
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts
$1.00
13
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By Spark Creativity
Enjoy students' renewed attraction in your beloved reading library when you pop these bright posters onto the wall. The three recommendation posters will inform students about popular choices in their favorite genres, and the others tout the power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
8
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Help students help each other find great books in your classroom library with this fun twist on the classic book recommendation poster. The teachers at my daughter’s preschool are always SO creative about decorating with pictures of the kids. My
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
2
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By Spark Creativity
Reading programs are most successful when students have a chance to share the books they love with each other. Nothing fuels reading like the recommendation of a great book from a friend. Use this quick and easy "Book Selfie" set to set up a spot
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty, The Webb Schools Faculty, The American College of Sofia Writer: Independent School Magazine, readwritethink.org, English Journal, Independent Teacher Online, NCTE Classroom Notes Plus, NAIS Cool Books Project, We Are Teachers, Follett Contributor: Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Guest: Cult of Pedagogy, The Cornerstone for Teachers

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to use creative, artistic, differentiated pedagogies. I constantly promote free-choice reading, use interdisciplinary journal prompts and help students explore different forms of creative writing. I like a variety of discussion forms like literature circles and fishbowl discussions, but particularly focus on developing the group dynamics required for round-table discussions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Arthur Ashe Award for Community Involvement, Leadership, and Sportsmanship The Webb Schools New Teacher Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Pomona College M.A., Middlebury College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast The Creative High School English Facebook Group @nowsparkcreativity www.nowsparkcreativity.com

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