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Great template for documenting the accommodations for students in your classroom. I have one chart for every collaborative class that I'm in and use it daily! This accommodation form is also on Excel so it is easy to modify if you need to change
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This PowerPoint will walk your students through the writing process and help them practice for the STAAR writing test. This presentation is designed specifically for the Texas Education Agency STAAR test. The presentation includes interactive
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This is a quick point of view assessment. You don't have to use the last page if you don't want to use a crossword puzzle. The main terms covered include first person, second person, third person omniscient, third person limited, objective,
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I am teaching The Hobbit in my modified 7th grade English class. We have been studying the Hero's Journey, the plot triangle, and other literary elements alongside our reading. This is a great test for bringing all of those learning targets
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This figurative language assessment covers alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, simile, and personification. Students are required to match definitions, match examples, and come up with their own examples. Great mix of skills! Enjoy!
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This is a great way to get a snap shot of the students on your case load at the beginning of the year. It not too simple, not too complicated, but just right. Usually I complete it with my students while having an introductory conversation with
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This is a great graphic organizer for helping students organizer their thoughts about a story. It includes conflict, setting, characters, beginning, middle and end. You'll love it!
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Ever have a student decline an accommodation? Even when you know he or she really needs the accommodation to be successful? Well, here is an awesome form to document the student's decisions. You simply cut out the slips and staple them to the
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This is a quick and easy study guide to help students prepare for the STAAR writing test. It was designed for students in the 7th grade, but could be used for any STAAR writing grade level. This guide includes tips and tricks that will make the
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Includes a one-page guide to help modify tests and quizzes for any subject, content, or grade level. Print it off and post it near your computer to reference whenever you’re creating tests. Great for any teacher (general education, ESL, special
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This worksheet is great for teaching context clues while reading The Hobbit. Students have to look at the passage and come up with a definition for the highlighted word. They must then underline the clues in the sentence. My students really
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This is an easy-to-use spreadsheet designed for ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence) documentation. ABC charts, which are typically used as documentation for Functional Behavior Assessments, are a great way to determine the function of a
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I needed a printable lesson plan template that looks like the old school lesson plan notebook pages. I couldn't find one, so I made this simple one. I use this in my Arc notebook system. I absolutely love how simple and easy this is to
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ACE is a great format to help students respond to the a short answer question. A stands for Answer the question, C stands for Cite evidence, and E stands for Elaborate. This is a simple graphic organizer that students can use for any type of
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This is a great sheet for students to prioritize their homework assignments at home, with a tutor, or in a study skills/resource classroom. There are tips and suggestions built in to help students prioritize and get homework done on time. You will
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This sheet is so easy to use and easy to see. I love the built in key for missing work, late work, excused, etc. I use this along with my online grade book to keep track of student work. Enjoy!
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I was having trouble getting my students to remember the order of the cell cycle. I made this cell cycle poster and it worked! This mnemonic is simple and a little silly, but all the students in my collaborative class benefited.
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Here is a quick 10 question quiz to make sure students understand the plot triangle (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution). Enjoy!
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This is a list of great books for middle school classrooms that are using reader's workshop or a similar model. This list is designed to have students read the descriptions and decide on their top three choices. From there, the teacher can decide
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What is life? How do we analyze life? What kind of investigations happen in science? This quiz is over the 8 characteristics of life and vocabulary terms needed to understand these principals. It also assesses the three types of investigations
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 8 years in the field of special education. I've taught everything from collaborative to life skills to resource.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Students are not "one size fits all." Thank goodness! Wouldn't that be boring? I love finding ways to modify and accommodate all the students in my classroom. Every day is an adventure.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2015, Presenter at the ELMLE conference in Berlin, Germany (European League of Middle Level Educators)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor in Liberal Studies (education concentration), Masters in Special Education, National Board Certification: Exceptional Needs Specialist,

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I love what I do and I'll do it forever.

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