Story Trekker

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Story Trekker
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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats
 
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Story Trekker
Ten free task cards to get your students thinking about poetry. For use with distance learning or for use in the classroom with poetry. These cards focus on connecting the student's thoughts, ideas, and experiences to poetic text. There are not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.47 MB)
By Story Trekker
Engage students and support skills with this Google Slides presentation of five writing activities. With a mix of creative, informative, and persuasive writing this resource hits all the major components of writing. Accessible and simple, students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
FREE
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Story Trekker
These simple, straightforward activities help students take stock of the plot basics of a book. Covering exposition, text structure, conflict, and setting, these resources help students begin a novel on strong footing. Students can complete them
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.29 MB)
By Story Trekker
Students edit their poems effectively using punctuation (or exercising poetic license) with this checklist. Excellent for budding bards who want to revise poems on their own or use with a partner to perfect their product.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Story Trekker
Eight task cards with creative activities to help students dig deeper into the characters in their novels. Try to fit a "square" character into a round hole. Take a peek inside a character's backpack, and explain what you see. "Delete" the bad
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Task Cards
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Story Trekker
Students edit their poems to perfection with this six-step checklist. Excellent for budding bards who want to revise poems on their own or use with a partner to perfect their product.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Story Trekker
Get your students thinking about the format, plot, and theme(s) of a graphic novel using these 12 task cards. With these creative activities, your students are sure to dive in to reading.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Task Cards
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.23 MB)
By Story Trekker
Taken from the world of graphic design and marketing, a mood board is a way to visually represent themes and key concepts from any text. It allows students to creatively express their understanding of a text in a hands-on way. This resource provides
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
FREE
1
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By Story Trekker
Quick Treks are simple, useful graphics and activities to help teachers cover need-to-know material. They cater to secondary students and are meant to be used independently as reference or practice.This resource provides graphic useful for active
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.14 MB)
By Story Trekker
A quick trek resource is designed to be a helpful resource or stand-alone activity. It presents familiar information in a new, easily accessible way. It might look simplistic but is meant to be versatile, flexible, and effective. This quick trek
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Task Cards, Interactive Notebooks
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.11 MB)
By Story Trekker
Quick Treks are simple, useful graphics and activities to help teachers cover need-to-know material. They cater to secondary students and are meant to be used independently as reference or practice.This resource provides an individual graphic for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Posters
FREE
2
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By Story Trekker
Versatile and creative! These simple choice boards give students the opportunity to work in depth with any vocabulary word. Perfect for differentiation, these boards provide five unique activities that focus on specific elements of word work.
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Story Trekker
In this resource teachers will find a variety of tasks to engage kids in poetry and the use of language. Fun and interactive methods allow kids to explore poetry in a unique way. These materials provide over 18 activities, and the versatility of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.55 MB)
By Story Trekker
A set of task cards and activities to use with poetry and reading poems. Generalized questions focus on students' comprehension and use of figurative language. A great addition to any poetry unit!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
FREE
2
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By Story Trekker
Custom note sheets to help students organize, analyze, compare, contrast, and dig deeper into words and concepts. Easily adaptable to any subject area or activity.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.66 MB)
By Story Trekker
A bunch of engaging activities tailored made to fit almost any type of reading-centered activity. Vocabulary, note sheets, and character activities are all provided. These resources make a great addition to any literature study or a wonderful go-to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
By Story Trekker
Creative and innovate ways for students to engage with characters of any genre. This packet includes several hand-outs and activities help students delve in to the motives and personality of literary characters. Complete with writing prompts, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (1.79 MB)
By Story Trekker
Your time is precious, and no one knows that better than you. So I want to provide some quick and easy resources you can use with your students to help save you time AND to improve your kiddos’ skills and comprehension. These NOTE SHEETS help
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.79 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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