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These are two days that your kids will not complain that they have a sub!!!!!!!!!!! This is for a 45 minute ELA class each day-four pages (2 pages per day). When I came up with this original idea for an emergency lesson plan, the beauty of it was
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Poetry Analysis Unit (more than 20 poems from famous poets). This unit has a culminating project at the end that is a take on a coffee house called "Chocolate, Tea, Poetry and Me" Poems included in this unit in order that they appear: Teaching
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Teaching Poetry Analysis with the Poems of Langston Hughes using the TPCASTT Method. This is a sample of a larger unit of poetry analysis that I created involving about 23 different poems (some current, many classic). If you like it, please take a
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This Movie Review Template was created for my students to use with any movie that we watched during the school year. It enabled them to focus their attention on South Carolina 7th Grade teaching standards for ELA. I used it as a graphic organizer to
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This big ideas tri-fold study guide is meant to be an all inclusive review of an energy, work, simple machines and motion unit. It reviews Energy, Motion and Simple Machines Trifold  A wet-cell battery is made using two different metals and a
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Discipline Chart for Classroom Management that I created for my classroom. :) It works like a charm and it is easy to carry and refer to.
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I made this to use as a hard copy to transfer into the computer grading system. It works really well and I can record attendance on the bottom third line for each student. Although this is set up for an 8 week system with four weeks on each page,
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This PowerPoint can be used independently or in conjunction as the introducation to my Poetry Analysis Unit. There are a couple of other products that may interest you. My Poetry Cornell Notes Parts 1-2-3 and the Poetry Elements Test.
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Socratic Seminar or Padaia Seminar Name Plate for Students Name should be written in this area upside down and folded along the line to lay over the desk. Seminar Group Goal: Seminar Individual Goal: These are things that I should be
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It is my philosophy that sentences are like cookie recipes. :) If you find a great cookie recipe there just might be one or two other variations of that recipe that are still very good. I taught my students with cookie types how to write the
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Calculating Work (W=Fxd) Worksheets and Key If you have been teaching a Simple Machines or Energy Unit, then you need to check out this three page lesson to teach calculating work. It is in three sections. Section 1: Picture Questions Section
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English Language Arts/South Carolina ELA 6-8 Tier 3 Vocabulary Flashcards This document was created to help you to make a suggested word wall with your Tier 3 Words for Grades 6-8 (words that come directly from the South Carolina Standards &
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This is the renowned "I Have, Who Has" vocabulary review game for your class studying a unit on the conservation of energy: work and simple machines. This was created with the South Carolina 6th Grade Standards in mind, but can be used for any grade
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These are original handouts that I created in beginning to teach my students about author's craft. I have a second set, notes and a test also for sale. Just check my page.
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Research Project Oral and Visual PowerPoint Presentation Rubric CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 1. Content Shows a full understanding of the topic. Shows a good understanding of the topic. Shows a good understanding of parts of the topic. Does not seem to
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This is the second set of worksheets that I created in order to move students from learning about or examining one author's craft to examining the craft of several authors at one time to make connections, compare/contrast differences, styles and
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Authors Craft Notes, Test, and Test Key that I used while teaching author's craft.
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This is a rap that I made up to help my students remember what the coordinating conjunctions FANBOYS stood for. There is also a sound file of me singing the rap. :) Enjoy!
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This is the renowned "I Have, Who Has" vocabulary review game for your class studying a unit on weather and atmosphere. This was created with the South Carolina 6th Grade Standards in mind, but can be used for any grade level. If you look at the
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I told my students that it would be great to make a list of items to remember to slip in their pockets and constantly memorize before the state writing assessment day. I put this sheet together for them and they highlighted all of the things they
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 25 years. I currently teach 6th Grade Science after recently teaching for 3 years in ELA. Prior to that I was a Gifted Coordinator for a digital school called The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT)and worked also with the special education department. I have taught science, English Language Arts, art history, and social studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a highly motivated and animated character in the classroom. I love to make kids laugh while learning content and have been known to write songs and raps to learn things that would be otherwise monotonous.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I earned my National Board Teacher Certification AYA/ELA in November 2008 and won Teacher of the Year at my school for the 08-09 school year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

National Board Teacher Certification AYA/ELA November 2008 Master's Degree in Gifted Education 2002 BS in Middle Grade Education Science and English and Communications Presently working on a Masters Degree in Educational Technology

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been teaching for 25 years. I currently teach 6th Grade Science after teaching recently for 3 years in ELA. Prior to that I was a Gifted Coordinator for a digital school and worked also with the special education department. I have taught science, English Language Arts, art history, and social studies. I am a highly motivated and animated character in the classroom. I love to make kids laugh while learning content and have been known to write songs and raps to learn things that would be otherwise monotonous. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification AYA/ELA in November 2008 and won Teacher of the Year at my school for the 08-09 school year. If you ever have any problems with any of my products or you are looking for something specific, just send me an email to marynriley@hotmail.com and I will be sure to try to help you in any way I can. Please write "TPT Buyer" in the subject area so that I know not to delete it!