Sunshine and Similes

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Sunshine and Similes
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By Sunshine and Similes
Looking for a great way to wrap up your semester or year with your seniors? This project proves to them that they will be using the skills that they have learned in school in "the real world." Students will choose a career or college that they are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects
$2.50
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This multi-genre writing project ties in with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (or a play adaptation). Students will practice empathy and creative thinking as they put themselves in Dr. Frankenstein’s position. Several modes of writing, including casual
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.75
3 ratings
4.0
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By Sunshine and Similes
Looking for an activity to spice up independent reading time in class? Or a way to structure assigned reading for homework? This set of bingo cards encourages students to interact with the text they are reading. Students' responses go beyond
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.3, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2
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By Sunshine and Similes
The hardest part about getting students to write in a way that meets standards is dragging details out of them! This is designed to be a PowerPoint that you can project (or print as a flashcard type activity) and allow students time to write, then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.2b, W.7.2b, W.8.2b, W.9-10.2b
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By Sunshine and Similes
Save 25% on my Would You Rather writing prompt PowerPoints by bundling them all together! The hardest part about getting students to write in a way that meets standards is dragging details out of them! This is designed to be a PowerPoint that you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.5.2b, W.6.2b, W.7.2b, W.8.2b, W.4.2b
$6.00
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By Sunshine and Similes
The hardest part about getting students to write in a way that meets standards is dragging details out of them! This is designed to be a PowerPoint that you can project (or print as a flashcard type activity) and allow students time to write, then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.5.2b, W.6.2b, W.7.2b, W.8.2b, W.9-10.2b
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Sunshine and Similes
The hardest part about getting students to write in a way that meets standards is dragging details out of them! This is designed to be a PowerPoint that you can project (or print as a flashcard type activity) and allow students time to write, then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.5.2b, W.6.2b, W.7.2b, W.8.2b
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By Sunshine and Similes
* For your students to get meaningful writing feedback from you, they need to understand how writing works on the smallest level: the parts of speech. * This review has a short warm-up for each day of a week, focusing on a different part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
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2 ratings
4.0
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By Sunshine and Similes
This chart is designed to give you a way to hold students accountable for independent reading. They will practice making connections, summarizing, and identifying and defining new words while keeping themselves engaged with their reading. Whether
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
FREE
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4.0
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By Sunshine and Similes
Use the acronym TOADS to help your students remember the important aspects of characterization! This chart includes a simple symbol for each (Their Thoughts, Others' Thoughts, Appearance, Do, and Say) as a reminder. Students may be more than
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student teaching experience: 6th, 9th, and 12th grade English Classroom teacher experience: 7th, 8th grade English

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to incorporate movement and creative outlets! I also strive to encourage independence and form students as people with a purpose. Allowing students to be innovative and inquisitive supports a life-long drive for bettering themselves.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

VATE Richard Meade Student Teaching Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Longwood University with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in Children's Literature and 6-12 teaching license. Member of Kappa Delta Pi, education honors society.

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