Teacher Off Duty

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Teacher Off Duty
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25 CCSS-aligned lessons walking students through writing passionate argumentative letters about an issue they care most about, one letter of which they will mail at the end of the unit. The unit begins by exploring how teen activists have changed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e, W.8.2a, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6, W.8.7...
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We hardly get it right in the first go, so why should we expect our students? This lesson plan prepares students to perform a speech, slam poem, presentation, or any other type of scary performance before the actual day. This lesson plan takes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
SL.7.4, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.SL.4, WHST.6-8.5
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Unsure how to introduce slam poetry to your students? Nervous that they won't take it seriously? This is my go-to lesson plan to introduce slam poetry to my students (as featured in my blog post here. In 4 years, it's never failed me, and I'm
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
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By Teacher Off Duty
Wondering how to teach your students to give thoughtful, meaningful feedback on their writing, but not sure how? Productive peer conferences do not happen automatically, and it is a difficult skill to teach. It's no wonder that they can lead so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.L.3
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Looking to add slam poetry to your poetry unit, but too swamped to plan it out? I’ve got you covered. This one-week slam poetry mini-unit is designed to be inserted into your poetry unit, and is packed with 5 days of my best slam poetry lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4, W.6.3a, W.6.3d, W.6.3e, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.6.10...
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$9.00
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By Teacher Off Duty
Push students to write, revise, and publish multiple slam poems with this packed Slam Poetry Unit. Lesson plans built around thematically-curated, school-appropriate slam poems will challenge students' notions of poetry AND identity, encouraging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.7.5...
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$23.00
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**UPDATE: THIS TOOLBOX IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE-DOWNLOAD ON MY WEBSITE, TEACHEROFFDUTY.COM** Classroom Management is one of the most important skills a teacher can have, as well as one of the hardest to learn as a pre-service teacher. This
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Printables, Professional Development
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
A graph students fill out to track their GPA throughout the year. It is designed to be used repeatedly throughout the year, and comes with an accompanying lesson plan! I created the “Tracking my GPA” graph in response to a particularly tricky 6th
Subjects:
Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, For Parents
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An organizer to help students break down their GPA and understand where it comes from—in addition to empowering them to check their GPA whenever they needed. I’ve seen “Calculating my GPA” handouts online before, but they all seemed too jumbled for
Subjects:
Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, For Parents
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By Teacher Off Duty
A log for students to set a GPA goal, log steps they've taken that week to work towards it (aka, study skills), and create goals for themselves in the coming week--with a space at the bottom for both the student and their guardian to sign. It is
Subjects:
Study Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, For Parents
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
An organizer for students to use to keep track of their missing and low assignments--PERFECT for use in a study hall, AVID class, or even counseling! This handout ALSO includes a free, engaging and motivating lesson plan to help you use it in your
Subjects:
Study Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, For Parents
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Teacher Off Duty
The Student GPA Success Bundle is PERFECT for Study Hall, Homeroom, AVID, counseling or any other time you are facilitating student reflection on their performance across classes. The Student GPA Success Log is a packet of resources I’ve developed
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, For Parents
$6.00
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

4 years teaching experience: 2 years-8th grade Writing, 7th grade Writing, and 6th Grade AVID 2 years-6th grade Writing and 6th grade AVID | Student taught in high school setting: Sophomore English and Senior Creative Writing

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in hands-on learning with authentic tasks, embedding skill lessons in units that focus on empowering student voices.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015 IACTE Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award (Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) | Sponsor and Co-Founder of school's literary arts magazine, which earned a rating of Excellent by the National Council of Teachers of English | University of Illinois Bronze Tablet scholar--denoting that I graduated in the top 3% of my class

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated with Bachelors in English and Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 | Expected to graduate with Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL/Bilingual Education concentration in August 2017 | Endorsed to teach: English Language Arts: 6-12 Spanish: 6-12 Social Studies: 6-8 Soon: ESL 6-12

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