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This is a wildly popular first day of school activity. It has been downloaded over 20,000 times. It was so popular at my middle school last year that teachers did this activity with their students on the second day of school because of the number
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This two week unit on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to keep students engaged and on task during December. This unit is common core aligned and has everything you need to make those last two weeks before winter break stress
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This engaging novel, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, will really get your students thinking. It’s perfect to engage students in higher order thinking and discussion activities. This is also a great novel to teach the skill of using evidence from
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This eight day unit uses the movie, “Remember the Titans” to teach characterization and text analysis. This unit is also aligned to common core standards. Included are eight complete daily lessons that teach everything about characterization such
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This is a one day lesson to teach Imagery. This lesson includes a prezi presentation and an Exit Slip assignment. The Exit Slip can be used as a handout or students can simply write down the number questions and answers throughout the
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Everyone loves minions, so use them to engage students in learning about characterization and literary analysis. This eight day unit uses the movie, “Despicable ME” to teach characterization, protagonist/antagonist, motivation, inference and text
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The All About Me Unit is very popular. This is a tried and true unit. It was used by hundreds of teachers across the world last year in a collaborative, cross culture unit. This unit incorporates 21st century skills with engaging, relevant
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This eight day unit uses the movie, “The Lorax” to teach characterization, generalization, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, theme and text analysis. This unit is also aligned to common core standards. Included are eight complete daily
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This is a one day lesson to teach Mood. This lesson includes a prezi presentation and an Exit Slip assignment. The Exit Slip can be used as a handout or students can simply write down the number questions and answers throughout the
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This is a one day lesson to teach Personification. This lesson includes a prezi presentation with embedded videos, a PowerPoint presentation with downloadable video hyperlinks and an Exit Slip assignment. The Exit Slip can be used as a handout or
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Do your students love the movie Frozen? This seven day unit uses the movie, “Frozen” to teach characterization, generalization, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, theme and text analysis. This unit is also aligned to common core standards.
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Included in this quick characterization bundle are: a mini lesson on character traits with practice and discussion questions, full page and half page character trading cards. Students draw a picture of a character and answer key questions about the
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This is a one day lesson to teach Hyperbole. This lesson includes a Prezi presentation and an Exit Slip assignment. The Exit Slip can be used as a handout or students can simply write down the number questions and answers throughout the
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This is the upper grade version of the lesson, “Don’t eat the marshmallow”. This activity replaces marshmallows with Hershey kisses and plays on the idea of resisting a kiss. Upper middle school and high school students love this version. This is
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This is a one day poetry lesson teaching Alliteration. This lesson includes a prezi presentation that provides multiple examples for students as well as whole class student participation activities. Also included in this one day lesson are an Exit
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This seven day unit uses the movie, “Secondhand Lions” to teach characterization, generalization, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, theme and text analysis. This unit is also aligned to common core standards. Included are seven complete daily
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Animoto is one of the best free web 2.0 programs out there. Once you and your students get the hang of using Animoto the possibilities for integrating this piece of technology into the classroom are endless. The best part about Animoto is that is
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Are you looking for a new, student centered activity to introduce your Halloween or Autumn Harvest unit? Having students create a mosaic poster together is not only fun, but a great way to emphasize team building and individuality in this art
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Word or “Rebus” puzzles are great activities for students. My students love to figure out these puzzles. This product is perfect for individual, group or whole class work. You can use them as bell ringers, small group tasks or individual
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This time capsule is not your average time capsule activity. Students write about life as a middle school student, including activities, current news, a letter of introduction. Students also include a letter from their parent/guardian in their
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 22 years. I have spent most of my career teaching 7th grade Language Arts, Reading, Highly Capable and Gifted, 8th grade Leadership and Drama. I am currently embarking on a new adventure teaching High School English and Drama.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe it is paramount that educators teach students with tomorrow in mind. We need to integrate technology into our curriculum while maintaining a focus on high standards. The classroom should also be a fun experience for both students and teachers.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher: Early Adolescent English/Language Arts (Ages 11-15) Awarded technology Grants for my classroom

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Communication Arts and a teaching certificate. Completed my Integrating Technology into the Curriculum from Walden University in 2012

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mom, wife and teacher. In my spare time, I'm a mom, wife and teacher:)