Staying Inspired

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I have just finished this assignment with my 8th grade English students and the ideas that they have been coming up with are astonishing! This topic has been extremely powerful and thought-provoking for students! The hand-outs allow students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.8.1, W.7.2, W.7.2f, W.8.2, W.8.2b, W.8.2f
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This hand-out allows you to easily teach the main elements of argumentation while having students follow along, fill in the blanks, and come up with their own examples. Have students read an argument article as an example (I found some great ones in
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
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The Common Core standards specify that students need to conduct both brief and sustained research and that this research be woven into many different classroom contexts. Students need to participate in multiple activies in which they gather and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.2e, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1e
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This is a perfect way to review the elements of a story and teach students narrative writing all while watching one of the most famous holiday movies of all time: A Christmas Story. Students write down actual examples (including specific lines from
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.7.3, W.7.3a, W.7.3b, W.7.3c, W.7.3d, W.7.3e, W.8.3, W.8.3a, W.8.3b, W.8.3c, W.8.3d...
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By Staying Inspired
The Common Core standards specify that students need to conduct both brief and sustained research and that this research be woven into many different classroom lessons and activities. Likewise, standards throughout the Common Core reflect the need
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.7.1e, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1e
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This is a great way to familiarize your students with an argumentative performance task. I used a high interest topic (FEAR) and asked students to first educate themselves on the topic. Next they had to make a claim that takes a stance on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e
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Not all students need to work on the same skill when it comes to writing. Some of your students, for example, probably already understand when to use commas, while others may need a quick review. These differentiated hand-outs include a quick joke
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2...
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This template allows students to follow the steps of expository writing step by step with reminders and specific places to fill in their own information along the way. It can be used for most any expository writing assignment and will help students
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten years at the middle school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to create lessons and units that inspire students by allowing them to develop their own curiosities. I love creating lesson plans that matter to students by choosing topics that they are interested in.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Honorary / Exemplary Student Advisor and Received my masters degree and got a 4.0 GPA at the U of I

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in secondary English Education and Masters in Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am inspired every day by my own 2 children as well as my 130 middle school students!

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