Taylor Taughts

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By Taylor Taughts
Begin this activity after students have completed an argument rough draft. Using highlighters and this revision checklist, students will mark up their own text to prove to themselves (and their teacher) that all required components for an argument
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1e, W.8.5
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Photos and descriptions of the Punk Rock music scene in West Germany during the Cold War. Images can be used for a Gallery Walk activity - pair with East Germany images - have students compare the fashions of youths inside vs outside the Berlin
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.6
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By Taylor Taughts
Photos and descriptions of the Punk Rock music scene in East Germany during the Cold War. Images can be used for a Gallery Walk activity - pair with West Germany images - have students compare the fashions of youths inside vs outside the Berlin
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.6, RH.9-10.9
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Photos and descriptions of the art scene in the 80s and 90s - viewing art work from the time period and in response to the effects of the AIDS epidemic. Images can be used for a Gallery Walk activity - pair with the slideshow AIDS Epidemic of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By Taylor Taughts
This Gallery Walk is to accompany the slideshow (Vietnam War: Musical Resistance). Students view a variety of images to compare the Hawks and Doves - such as their style, protest posters, beliefs, and political cartoons. The images were provided as
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.9
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By Taylor Taughts
Four separate historical documents and primary sources are provided for student analysis. This item provides only the articles; comprehension and discussion questions for students after reading each document are included as part of the slideshow
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Music, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RI.8.3, RI.8.8, RI.8.9, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9
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By Taylor Taughts
There are certain types of essays that our students write every year - a Personal Narrative typically being one. Having a quality rubric to assess those essays makes the grading go much faster and provides students with specific feedback.The rubric
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.7.3, W.8.3
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To be used by Health teachers, counselors, or Behavior Strategists teaching older students about DATING. Students will take this worksheet home to question a parent or trusted adult about their viewpoints on dating - students will write down what
Subjects:
Health, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, For Parents
CCSS:
W.8.4, W.8.10, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1d, SL.8.4
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To be used as a beginning of the year 'get to know you' activity. Start by writing each statement (12) from the list provided on large posters. For example, The emotion I feel most often is…When were you the most proud of yourself? What have you
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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By Taylor Taughts
To be used as a beginning of the year 'get to know you' activity. Start by writing each statement (10) from the list provided on large posters. For example, What word best describes your eating habits? The worst habit I see among my family is…The
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
SL.8.1
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By Taylor Taughts
This Graphic Organizer is meant to accompany students on a Gallery Walk (images are available as a FREE resource and bundled with item Vietnam War: Musical Resistance). Students view a variety of images to compare the Hawks and Doves - such as their
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.9, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.9
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By Taylor Taughts
This is just the article - other items are necessary for the entire lesson. Students will read about the 4 students killed at Kent State. After reading the article and watching a video clip, students should answer the discussion questions before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.7, W.8.9, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4...
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By Taylor Taughts
To be paired with the slideshow unit Radio Influence on American Culture. Students will interview a family member (or anyone they can speak to) over the age of 65 about his or her memories of radio as s/he was growing up. Students will report back
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Thematic Unit Plans, Homework
CCSS:
W.8.7, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.4
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By Taylor Taughts
This is a fun activity to use when beginning your Argument Writing Unit. On day 1, run through the slideshow also called Argument Game - 20 Questions (whole class), and require that students make one choice from each slide - writing 20 claim
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, SL.8.1, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d
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The rubric divides the requirements of an Argument Essay into four categories that are each worth up to 10 points - Ideas, Voice, Organization, and Conventions. Detailed descriptions are given for students so that they will clearly understand the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.7, W.8.8
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This worksheet gives students practice with all 3 verbal types: gerunds, infinitives, and participle phrases. First, students are given four paragraphs that have had gerunds and infinitives removed. Using context clues, students must add gerunds and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
L.8.1a
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By Taylor Taughts
This worksheet gives students practice with all 3 verbal types: gerunds, infinitives, and participle phrases. Students are presented with 7 sentence stems in which the are asked to complete the sentence by adding a gerund, infinitive, or participle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th
Types:
Test Prep, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
L.8.1a
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By Taylor Taughts
There are certain types of essays that our students write every year - a Compare/Contrast Essay typically being one. Having a quality rubric to assess those essays makes the grading go much faster and provides students with specific feedback. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.6.2, W.6.2a, W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.2d, W.8.2e, W.8.2f...
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By Taylor Taughts
Socratic Seminar is a strategy that is useful in all subject areas - after students have done a close reading of any piece (and the topics are limitless), use this generic rubric/scoring checklist to keep students focused on the task at hand during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.2, SL.8.3, SL.8.6
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Fun with puns! Students match 30 different puns with their funny, clever, and often cringe worthy definitions! For example, did you hear about the circus fire? It was in tents! Or, what happened when the cow tried to jump over the barbed wire fence?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Homework
CCSS:
L.7.5, L.8.5a, L.9-10.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Substitute teacher in CCSD (Las Vegas) for 1 year then worked at Fertitta Middle School for 15 years as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher for 10 of those years then in 6th grade English (writing only) for 3 years and now currently as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher for 2 years - I also have experience with an 8th grade Credit Retrieval course teaching English 7, math 7, and history 7 using Canvas for 3 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Heart of Education Award and CCSD Rave Review

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Washington State University - Bachelor's degree in English Education then Touro University - Master's degree in School Administration

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