Step Out and Engage
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Step Out and Engage
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"Taking a chance and stepping beyond the safety of the world we've always known is the only way to grow...” - W. Wheaton
 
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Instructions and recording template for middle school independent reading.
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Students will learn about settlement patterns, why people live where they do, and how that relates to various resources.
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Mini-unit with connections in mathematics to a larger novel unit studying The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Please note that this is not a mathematics stand-alone unit.
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A middle school lesson plan introducing students to facets of the geographic theme of "Place" through the use of a picture book chock full of data. Students will learn the meaning of the world "demographics", and be able to share examples.
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A packet of pre/during/post-reading worksheets for use when facilitating a class about Daniella Carmi's novel, Samir & Yonatan. Includes an end-of-unit essay assessment. ©2012 JMR
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This is an assessment activity to be done after students have had a chance to study the events leading up to the American Revolution.
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A fairly comprehensive list of the editing marks a middle schooler is likely to need for understanding peer and teacher reviews.
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A "matching-column" style quiz of common editing marks and symbols. Answer key available in my store as an additional file. Be sure to check-out the preview file.
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This is a lesson to start/launch a unit based on Lois Lowry's The Giver. Students are asked to activate prior knowledge and explore what is meant by the theme "utopia". The lesson sets students up for success in exploring how this story explores
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This is a 3-column (plus summary box) note-taking template designed to be used with an inquiry project that is developed around a problem/essential question. Great tool for research projects, claim/evidence essay writing, etc!
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A project-based learning unit plan to guide students through an exploration of contemporary European geography.
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This is a worksheet that can be used to support a fantasy short story unit (potentially leading up to literature circles with novels) combined with reading strategy reinforcement. Students are required to use three-column notes to indicate their
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A chart-style rubric to help you create (or modify this one) your own to evaluate student's character sketches.
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This is a worksheet that can be used to support a fantasy short story unit (potentially leading up to literature circles with novels) combined with reading strategy reinforcement. Students are required to use three-column notes to indicate their
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A higher-order thinking investigation that helps students make use of the wide array of GIS (Massachusetts) data available online. UPDATE: Note that the http://www.caliper.com/massstats3/ has been updated, and the interface made easier to use.
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Formatted as a small group brainstorming activity, this chart can easily be adapted to fit single-student work.
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This should be purchased with my Editing Symbols Quiz. A preview file can be found along with that item.
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A form for students to brainstorm characteristics and physical attributes of fictional characters during pre-writing for stories.
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A spelling log form for creating individualized spelling lists, and potentially custom/individualized spelling quizzes, study tools, etc.
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A common core aligned activity to help students when creating their own characters for almost any genre of story! With some elbow grease, it can be modified/reversed to be used to analyze characters in existing text, historical figures, etc.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching in Massachusetts public schools since 2000. Worked as facilitator and administrator in outdoor education/camping seasonally from 1993-2004.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Everything in moderation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Finalist, Massachusetts Teacher of the Year 2011: Nominated, along with co-teacher, by former student and her family; only team of teachers to achieve this level in the award’s history. Grants: various technology, environmental education, and community service awards.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- B.A, International Studies - M. Ed, Middle School Education - Many credits earned beyond master's degree - MA Lic. Generalist 5-9, Humanities 5-8, Principal/Asst. Principal, SEI Endorsement

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