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Want your students to enjoy Halloween-themed creative writing while still practicing their narrative skills? Let them try out this hilarious partner activity, sensory details mad-libs! From the reviews: “This was a fun warm-up activity for narrative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
80
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By Spark Creativity
It's a Wonderful Life is a classic film that can keep you sane in the last few days before break when your students need a bit of holiday fun. But showing a movie right before break can have its pitfalls. Holiday-crazed students sometimes have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Visual Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
26
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By Spark Creativity
In this fun Thanksgiving creative writing activity, students choose from a menu of characters, conflicts, and settings, then write a Thanksgiving story on the provided themed paper.You might also be interested in:Thanksgiving Sensory Imagery
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
20
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
Literary Love Letters: A Valentine's Day Activity for Any Novel In this activity, partnered students use guiding handouts to craft love letters between characters in different novels. They then trade the letters and come up with replies. Enjoy the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.99
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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By Spark Creativity
In this packet you’ll find a fun Halloween-themed activity for reviewing literary devices in the month of October. What’s inside: “Trick-or-Treat: Sweet Tweets”: In this handout, students are asked to come up with ten tweets a candy company could
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.00
4
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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
Digital Download PDF (17.40 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Here you’ll find five fun sensory writing prompts to use in the month of February. These would make great bell ringers, post-quiz or test activities, or options in a writing center. Each one invites students to focus specifically on their use of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
3
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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
Halloween Party Pack for the Middle Grades Simplify your life! It's all here. In this packet you’ll find everything you need for a fun ELA classroom holiday party. What’s inside… Activity Stations #1 Add to the Story: In this activity,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.99
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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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