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By Spark Creativity
These Harry Potter Creative Writing Printables will slip easily into the open spaces of any Harry Potter novel unit. Simply print and enjoy watching students imagine themselves into the wonderful world of Hogwarts through their writing. From the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
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By Spark Creativity
Help your students fall in love with Harry Potter with this great variety of creative activities. They'll tweet for Harry, take on fresh new roles in class discussions, incorporate sensory details in their writing using fun creative writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$5.00
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By Spark Creativity
This fun creative writing activity is sure to lead to some surprise twists and turns. Just photocopy the two sheets onto one double sided page and give one to each student. Allow five minutes for everyone to start their story, then ask them to add
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
6
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By Spark Creativity
In this fun creative writing activity, students choose from a menu of characters, conflicts, and settings, then write a Christmas story on the provided paper. If you wish, extend the writing workshop by having students finish their stories at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.99
8
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By Spark Creativity
Use these fun Halloween writing prompts throughout October. Let students kick off class with creative holiday prompts like: “Of course bats get lonely!” yelled Fred. “I miss my family! I miss my friends! And you’ve hardly been welcoming to me!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
7
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By Spark Creativity
Use this fun Thanksgiving activity to teach or review with students the conventional format of a letter. Pass out the first handout to explain the assignment. This gives ideas for who to write to and lays out the three topics for the three
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
11
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By Spark Creativity
Christmas Writing Activity: Keep the holiday spirit in the air while you accomplish important practice with metaphors and similes. These cute holiday handouts will help students stay on task as you play some cheery music in the background.Before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
5
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By Spark Creativity
Want your Harry Potter unit to have the engaging, creative finale it deserves? Try this Harry Potter board game project, and get students thinking in new ways about what they've read. In this packet, you’ll find everything you need to help your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
7
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By Spark Creativity
Want engaged and excited creative writers during the Halloween season? In this packet, you’ll find story cards to help inspire your students to write creative Halloween tales. There are eight character cards, eight conflict cards, and eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
2
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By Spark Creativity
Want an easy print-and-go Halloween writing center or party activity for your ELA classroom? In this packet you’ll find everything to have your students create cute, themed Halloween haiku bookmarks. This activity comes from my new roundup of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
2
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By Spark Creativity
This packet contains everything you need for a fun Thanksgiving writing/art activity about people that matter to your students. This one will look great on your bulletin board. Here’s what’s inside: “The People We’re Thankful For” – this banner
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (20.26 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
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By Spark Creativity
Whichever Harry Potter novel you're teaching, these creative activities will help inspire your students to engage. As students engage in fun activities like tweeting for Harry, creating a playlist for Hermione, and inventing a comic book version of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
34
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By Spark Creativity
Use these fun Halloween writing worksheets to teach or review the concepts of simile and metaphor with your students this October. Photocopy the handouts, go over the examples at the top, and let students work. You may wish to remind your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
13
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By Spark Creativity
Want something fun and easy for English class on Valentine's Day? That helps students think differently and creatively about characters?Try character Valentines. Let students write Valentines from the perspective of one character to all the rest.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
16
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By Spark Creativity
In this packet you’ll find three fun handouts for practicing sensory details in December. The first introduces (or reviews) the concept of sensory details and gives examples, as well as invites students to practice using a single picture. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.00
7
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By Spark Creativity
Help your ELA 4-8 students learn to write with sensory details in a fun seasonal way with this discounted Halloween Writing Bundle. Inside, you'll find three seasonal creative writing products. See them all in the preview, or check them out
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
5
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By Spark Creativity
In this packet you’ll find three fun handouts for practicing sensory details in October. The first introduces (or reviews) the concept of sensory details and gives examples, as well as invites students to practice using a single Halloween
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
6
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By Spark Creativity
In this packet you’ll find three fun handouts for practicing sensory details in November. The first introduces (or reviews) the concept of sensory details and gives examples, as well as invites students to practice using a single picture. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
1
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By Spark Creativity
Use these fun Thanksgiving worksheets to teach or review the concepts of simile and metaphor with your students this November. Photocopy the handouts, go over the examples at the top, and let students work. You may wish to remind your students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
7
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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

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

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