Story Trekker

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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$13.96
$12.56
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$3.49
Digital Download PDF (3.68 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
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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
Do poetry and punctuation go together? They certainly can! This mini-lesson helps students understand the purpose and function of punctuation in poetry. It gives them the skill to effectively use punctuation (or choose not to!) in their own poetry;
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$3.49
Digital Download PDF (2.65 MB)
By Story Trekker
Who says picture books are just for little kids?This STUNNING illustrated book pairs Kwame Alexander's extraordinary ode to the black community with Kadir Nelson's breathtaking illustrations in a celebration of a people history has ignored or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6...
$7.99
Digital Download PDF (10.87 MB)
By Story Trekker
The perfect culminating project for your poetry unit! Students create original poetry and put it all together in a portfolio. Simple rubric for authentic assessment included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.79 MB)
By Story Trekker
Six mini-units rolled into one! Resources, examples, templates, and activities to get your kids reading and writing poetry. Support all levels of learners with this comprehensive, no-prep unit.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$20.94
$18.85
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By Story Trekker
Get your students writing original poetry by using these three simple activities. Designed around creativing thinking and personal experience, this poetry workshop is the perfect catalyst for writing in your classroom.Use this resource as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
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By Story Trekker
Get your students writing original poetry by using these three simple activities. Designed around creativing thinking and personal experience, this poetry workshop is the perfect catalyst for writing in your classroom.Use this resource as a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
1
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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
Writing poetry for middle schoolers can be hard. They don't know where to start, how to structure a poem, and ...wait, a poem has punctuation? What?These three simple templates help students begin the writing process and inspire original content.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
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By Story Trekker
Introduce your students to fun of poetry through three action packed activities. This resource includes instructions and hand-outs for three poetry-related activities:A Poetry Poster aimed at exposing the whole school to good writing.A Flash Mob
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6
$3.49
Digital Download PDF (2.34 MB)
By Story Trekker
This micro-unit helps students know the difference between tone and mood - once and for all. This micro-unit includes three key elements to help students engage, understand, and apply this information:Information sheet used for notes or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$3.49
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By Story Trekker
The perfect introduction or refresher for figurative language. This micro-unit includes three key elements to help students engage, understand, and apply this information:Information sheet used for notes or reviewHands-on activity to recall and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.49
Digital Download PDF (3.25 MB)
By Story Trekker
Looking for a way to implement literature into your content area? Look no further! A set of three simple activities for you to use with your students that promote poetry. Complete with instructions, examples, templates, and rubrics, this resources
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.63 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
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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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