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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
Literature circles are so promising. Giving students choice really helps inspire them to read. At the same time, traditional literature circles are prone to draaaaag. Students aren't always prepared to dive in and lead their own discussion, even
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.99
188
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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
Lit circles can offer students so much wonderful choice, but it’s also easy for them to feel intimidating. How will you check up on your students? How will you assign books, keep everyone on schedule, and make sure the work is meaningful (mostly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$8.99
10
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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 with this fun and quick activity. Have them create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
16
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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
This lively set of three no-prep activities inspires students to connect literary characters to the modern world. Use them for any novel! As they tweet, blog and program cell phones for their chosen characters, students will not only analyze
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Minilessons
$2.00
21
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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
Engage your students with this creative Harry Potter final project. As students create a food truck for a character in the novel, they'll be cultivating a taste for entrepreneurship as well as engaging in a fun twist on conventional literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
10
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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 with this fun and quick activity. Have them create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
15
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By Spark Creativity
Want students to avoid plagiarism when using research in class assignments? The struggle is real, for you and them. But I've made you something to help. Go one up on the traditional notecard by giving students copies of this graphic organizer to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts
FREE
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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
This writing project is perfect for any unit on Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. Since the book strikes a chord for many high school students, it's a great chance to give them an opportunity for personal reflection. The assignment asks students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
9
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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
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By Spark Creativity
Outside Reading Assignment Creating a culture of free reading in your classroom begins with a simple choice, to include a basic reading assignment in your curriculum. From there, you can expand your program as much as you want. Inside this packet
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
5
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By Spark Creativity
Use these seven fun independent reading bingo cards to challenge your students to read more. Just pick a fun prize (A Get-out-of-homework Free Card, Chocolate Bar, etc.) and pass out the cards. Then let your students surprise you with how much they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
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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