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By Story Trekker
Over 100 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 24 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
$9.99
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By Story Trekker
Over 90 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 21 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (15.18 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 80 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 18 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic comprehension.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (14.48 MB)
By Story Trekker
Exactly 50 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 22 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7...
$5.99
Digital Download PDF (7.90 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 50 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 20 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$5.99
Digital Download PDF (7.39 MB)
By Story Trekker
Are you a fan of Jerry Craft? Then this resource is for you! This bundle features Craft's award-winning graphic novels, New Kid and Class Act. Each novel tackles issues of race, class, and middle school. Down-to-earth prose and vivid illustrations
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
$20.97
$17.97
Bundle
By Story Trekker
Over 85 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 21 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.9...
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (13.16 MB)
By Story Trekker
Almost 80 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 27 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$7.99
Digital Download PDF (12.22 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 60 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 17 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$6.99
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By Story Trekker
Beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds joins Ibram X. Kendi to bring to light the many ways in which racism have shaped the American culture and identity. This resource provides over 100 pages of content geared specifically to the text.Each section has
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$8.99
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Digital Download PDF (15.18 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 80 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 21 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$7.99
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Digital Download PDF (12.46 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 95 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 23 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (16.06 MB)
By Story Trekker
Engage students and cultivate understanding with this bundle of book studies. This resource features six different award-winning books featuring plots and themes dealing with race. Use the material for differentiated literature circles or as a set
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$48.94
$40.99
Bundle
By Story Trekker
Help students create reading goals individually tailored to them. This resource, complete with two examples, helps students set specific, measurable, and achievable goals. Perfect for the beginning of a new class novel or for use with independent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
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Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 80 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 21 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4...
$8.99
Digital Download PDF (13.08 MB)
By Story Trekker
Ruth's impact on this world affects us all.This book, from the Who Was series of biographies, introduces readers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her powerful perseverance, and world-changing ideas. Accessible text, supportive features, and interesting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$6.99
Digital Download PDF (7.21 MB)
By Story Trekker
Develop a classroom culture of talking about hard things. Whether it be discussing historical events or complex, controversial themes in literature, these seven strategies will empower your students to read insightfully and share ideas courageously.
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Handouts
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.85 MB)
By Story Trekker
Over 85 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text. This complete unit connects to 18 different standards, models comprehension skills for independent reading, and encourages readers to move beyond basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9...
$8.99
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Digital Download PDF (14.12 MB)
By Story Trekker
A wide variety of writing activities that help students create original poetry. The materials include templates, prompts, and resources for figurative language. These resources are perfect for centers, writing workshops, or stand-alone activities.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities
$13.96
$12.56
Bundle
By Story Trekker
Poetic forms from A-Z (yes, even Q and X!) so that your students can explore and experiment with writing poetry. Simple enough to use in centers, assign for homework, or present as a "poem of the day," this resource will be one to use over and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$3.49
Digital Download PDF (3.68 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught reading and English at the middle school level for almost eight years before my first child was born. I've continued to develop my skills and practice, most recently publishing a book through Teacher's Discovery for Reading Workshop in the Secondary Classrom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Let's have fun and get moving! I love to engage kids in multiple ways. In my opinion, sitting behind a desk if for the birds (most of the time, anyway). The more kiddos move, the more they learn. I also like to think outside the box and create activities that may present a little more risk - to students and teachers alike. Not only do I want to provide my students with practical skills, but I want to challenge them to think for themselves and come to understand the world around them. By nature, I'm highly communicative, enthusiastic, dramatic, and just plain silly. I can't wait to partner with you to teach and encourage amazing thinkers, learners, and human beings!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Recipient of the 1999 Hall Award in Secondary Education from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English with a minor in Education from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Masters degree in Reading and Language Arts from Millersville University, Lancaster, PA

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've been a teacher for as long as I can remember. When I took time off to start a family, I realized my commitment to education didn't stop. Now I can share my knowledge, creativity, love of literature, and energy in classrooms around the country. Learning never stops, so why should teaching?

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