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By Spark Creativity
Learning students’ names has always been hard for me. I used to get so nervous during the first two weeks, afraid I was going to offend the kids I was working so hard to engage by making simple mistakes with their names.Then I started printing name
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
981
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By Spark Creativity
With this fun activity for the first week, you'll...Help students build relationships and communityIntroduce one-pagers as a way to represent key ideas in your classTeach kids how to use hexagonal thinking in a meaningful wayGet to know your
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
146
Digital Download ZIP (8.99 MB)
By Spark Creativity
The six word memoir is a quick and creative way to get students thinking and writing about their own lives. Whether you use it for an icebreaker (which makes a great display!) at the start of school or as part of an identity or personal narrative
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
307
Digital Download ZIP (11.32 MB)
By Spark Creativity
This ginormous ELA bundle will solve a lot of your problems. You'll never have to stay up late trolling for lesson plan ideas again. You'll just dive into this folder, choose one of the dozens of activities and projects inside, and then hit the hay.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$44.99
$30.00
65
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By Spark Creativity
Six word memoirs are a unique and impactful genre for students to explore. You can say a lot in one line, if you give that one line a lot of thought. This six word memoir pack gives you a chance to introduce and experiment with the genre as well as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$4.00
40
Digital Download ZIP (29.55 MB)
By Spark Creativity
The one word project can help you set a positive, creative tone for your classroom. It can also help you form stronger connections with your students as you learn more about their hopes and dreams. Perfect for the opening of term or of a new year,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
219
Digital Download ZIP (7.03 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (139.23 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Need a creative first day of school activity? Love one-pagers? This fun icebreaker activity will introduce your students to the one-pager method and guide them to easily share a lot about themselves with you and their classmates on the first day.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
183
Digital Download ZIP (4.36 MB)
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
Wondering how you're going to learn students' names and build relationships with them at the start of the year this fall? This opening unit is designed to build ELA skills using creativity at the same time that it connects you to your new students
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.99
42
Digital Download ZIP (29.81 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Make vocabulary quizzes in a flash with this helpful, editable template. I find creating templates like this for routine activities saves tons of time. This quiz has six sections to which you can add your own vocabulary words:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
56
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By Spark Creativity
Good first day icebreaker activities can really help start the term off right. Want engaged, happy students instead of glazed expressions as you read the syllabus out loud? (We've all been there!) This fun first-week-of school activity is sure to be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
141
Digital Download ZIP (9.04 MB)
By Spark Creativity
MLA citation format can be so tough. Not only is it probably draining your grading flair pens, it's a frustrating distraction sometimes for students who are trying to work on the quality of their writing.By putting these beautiful posters up in your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
10
Digital Download PDF (11.28 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (4.95 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Need an engaging activity for an in-between day or a poetry unit? Try this fun magnetic poetry lesson. Students have a chance to unwind a little while checking in with you about how they feel about school. With four lovely backgrounds to choose from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
11
Digital Download PPTX (0.56 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Get to know your students and start building relationships in the first week of school with this fun goal-setting "magnetic" poetry lesson. With four lovely backgrounds to choose from and a large set of loosely goal-themed "magnetic" poetry words,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$1.00
4
Digital Download PPTX (0.56 MB)
By Spark Creativity
If group work is a challenge for your students, these guiding handouts will help them explore and discover what it means to be successful in working together. Instead of dealing with complaints and disengaged group members, you can enjoy working
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$1.50
34
Digital Download PDF (4.55 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Help your students connect with you and each other as a community by turning a boring old "here" into a chance to get to know each other better. This product contains a printable poster with forty entertaining questions for your students to respond
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
82
Digital Download PDF (16.83 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Want a quick getting-to-know you activity for day one or two? This editable back-to-school survey can help you find out what students like to do and read, learn their pronouns, and more. Edit the questions and spaces as you wish in this Google Drive
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$1.00
2
Digital Download PPTX (0.56 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Ever wish you had time to make your handouts look like the ones you love on TPT? Now you do! With these five templates, you can create beautiful bell-ringers, quizzes, prompts, and projects and the graphic design is already in place. Just plug in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Professional Documents
$2.00
9
Digital Download PPTX (3.24 MB)
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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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