Story Trekker

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By Story Trekker
Finish up your novel study on Congressman John's Lewis' book March: Book 1 with this set of end-of-book assessments. With a wide variety of assessments used to measure comprehension, connection, and more, this resource offers teachers (and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Assessment
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.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (2.97 MB)
By Story Trekker
Do you know what you're doing the first day back to school after the winter break? Now you do! Compile a class scrapbook by asking students to fill out their own personal page. Invite them to use images and captions to capture their time away from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
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Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Story Trekker
This resource includes 10 task cards that provide instructions for an independent activity directly related to the text. And who doesn’t love that? Each task card encourages critical thinking about the text, requires some measure of response, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards
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.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (2.48 MB)
By Story Trekker
A simple set of interactive, customizable Google Slides to get your middle schoolers thinking about proper nouns. This resource serves as a great introduction to the grammar concept or a refresher to build on. The interactive activities are also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$1.99
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Story Trekker
Need a new way to approach grammar? The Grammar Gauntlet is the perfect ways to do that! The Gauntlet is a creative, cooperative structure in which to teach any grammar skill. It combines competition, healthy teamwork, a focus on mastery, and fun.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$1.99
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Story Trekker
A no-prep, comprehensive novel study for you! This resource combines four separate resources to provide over 100 pages of Common Core aligned curriculum specifically tailored to the text. The complete unit connects to every ELA standard, models
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, 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.8, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$16.96
$11.99
2
Bundle
By Story Trekker
Finish up your novel study on Mildred D. Taylor's book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with this set of end-of-book assessments. With a wide variety of assessments used to measure comprehension, connection, and more, this resource offers teachers (and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
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.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (3.16 MB)
By Story Trekker
Take the guesswork out of finding vocabulary for a novel! Provided is a list of 30-50 vocabulary words pulled directly from the text with the page numbers referenced for your convenience. These vocabulary words were chosen for their complexity,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (3.17 MB)
By Story Trekker
This resource includes 10 task cards that provide instructions for an independent activity directly related to the text. And who doesn’t love that? Each task card encourages critical thinking about the text, requires some measure of response, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Task Cards
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...
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (2.20 MB)
By Story Trekker
Be fully supported as you integrate Mildred D. Taylor's classic novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry into your curriculum. Over 75 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text, complete with answer key, offers a no-prep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles
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.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$6.99
Digital Download PDF (14.25 MB)
By Story Trekker
A no-prep, comprehensive novel study for you! This resource combines four separate resources to provide over 100 pages of Common Core aligned curriculum specifically tailored to the text. The complete unit connects to every ELA standard, models
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literature Circles
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...
$16.96
$11.99
Bundle
By Story Trekker
This resource includes 10 task cards that provide instructions for an independent activity directly related to the text. And who doesn’t love that? Each task card encourages critical thinking about the text, requires some measure of response, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Task Cards
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...
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (2.24 MB)
By Story Trekker
Take the guesswork out of finding vocabulary for a novel! Provided is a list of 30-50 vocabulary words pulled directly from the text with the page numbers referenced for your convenience. These vocabulary words were chosen for their complexity,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (2.89 MB)
By Story Trekker
Finish up your novel study on Torrey Maldonado's book What Lane? with this set of end-of-book assessments. With a wide variety of assessments used to measure comprehension, connection, and more, this resource offers teachers (and students!)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment
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...
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
By Story Trekker
Be fully supported as you integrate Torrey Maldonado's novel What Lane? into your curriculum. Over 55 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text, complete with answer key, offers a no-prep approach for teachers. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literature Circles
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...
By Story Trekker
Be fully supported as you integrate Torrey Maldonado's novel What Lane? into your curriculum. Over 55 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text, complete with answer key, offers a no-prep approach for teachers. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literature Circles
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...
$6.99
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Digital Download PDF (10.75 MB)
By Story Trekker
Be fully supported as you integrate Torrey Maldonado's novel Tight into your curriculum. Over 65 pages of Common Core aligned resources specifically tailored to the text, complete with answer key, offers a no-prep approach for teachers. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Literature Circles
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...
By Story Trekker
A no-prep, comprehensive novel study for you! This resource combines four separate resources to provide over 100 pages of Common Core aligned curriculum specifically tailored to the text. The complete unit connects to every ELA standard, models
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Literature Circles
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...
$16.96
$11.99
Bundle
By Story Trekker
Take the guesswork out of finding vocabulary for a novel! Provided is a list of 30-50 vocabulary words pulled directly from the text with the page numbers referenced for your convenience. These vocabulary words were chosen for their complexity,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (3.09 MB)
By Story Trekker
Finish up your novel study on Torrey Maldonado's book Tight with this set of end-of-book assessments. With a wide variety of assessments used to measure comprehension, connection, and more, this resource offers teachers (and students!) flexibility
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment
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.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (3.14 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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