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January 2016 Update: Now available in a PENNANT! Want to get to know your students at the beginning of the school year using "All About Me" posters, but know your middle school students would scoff at the more "elementary" versions out there? Look
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I created this form for my own classroom use. Personally, I run off several on colored (yellow) paper and keep them on a clipboard near my door. Sometimes a student fails to heed nonverbal cues ("the look") or verbal warnings. However, I am not
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This activity goes with the wonderful movie "Remember the Titans". Students LOVE this movie, as they should! Students look for character traits exemplified by the four main characters and give examples of how the characteristic is demonstrated.
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This movie guide accompanies Disney's 1998 hit Mulan. It can be used in its entirety or you can pick and choose the activities you want. This is an excellent option if you need something for a several days for a sub, or to augment a unit on China
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RUDY is such a great story of perseverance, and the topic of football really holds students' attention. This is designed to be used either before or after the movie. It is centered around close reading of dialogue and character trait analysis. I
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Based on my best-selling All About Me POSTER for the Middle Grades, this same concept is now available in this PENNANT. Unlike Elementary School teachers, we Middle School Teachers need to hang over 100+ of these rather than 25-30. This
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Contains: Student instructions for Coding and Annotating text as it is closely read and three acronym models for responding to texts. I use these two sheets copied front/back for the Article of the Week and other Nonfiction reading in my language
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This was a unit I completed in conjunction with the novel "The Outsiders" because "Gone With The Wind" is referenced in it. This was designed to help 7th graders follow and understand the long movie, but would be appropriate for other secondary
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This 18-page download contains all the files you need to enable students to have guided student-driven discussions about both fiction and nonfiction texts in your classroom…just add your texts! Use these with novel studies and short stories as
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100 Classroom Signs provided in two different fonts: Coolvetica Font & Ribeye Font. (for a total of 200 classroom signs.) Also, there is a BLANK sign to be printed and personalized by you. Each sign is approximately 3" x 10". Graphics designed
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This grade scale poster can be clearly viewed from anywhere, catch students' attention, and dress up any classroom. The resulting poster is four feet x 8 1/2 inches and can be horizontal OR vertical. This is a **10 point grade** scale: A =
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The buyer receives a download of 9 color pdf pages that together make a full-size poster. The flowchart answering the dreaded "Is this a GRADE?" question is printed on nine standard 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. A 1/3 inch margin of the image is
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As a teacher, one of the most difficult things to do is get students to complete and turn in missing work.  I feel I am constantly chasing down students who have not yet submitted an assignment. I have too many students missing work to speak to
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This grade scale poster can be clearly viewed from anywhere, catch students' attention, and dress up any classroom. The resulting poster is four feet x 8 1/2 inches and can be horizontal OR vertical. This is the **7 point grade** scale: A =
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Cover Pages: Ready Made Cover Pages - Delicious Dots Give your TPT products a makeover with these ready made cover pages. Create binder covers or divider pages. Customize with your text! Included are 24 "Ready-Made Cover Pages" featuring 12
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Label your teacher planner, substitute binder, stations, whiteboard, chalkboard, and more! My Cover Pages /Ready Pages include 14 - 8 1/2" x 11" coordinated cover page art with frames that are ready to be customized by you. Graphics come as JPEGs,
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***FREE for a Limited Time!*** This grade scale poster can be clearly viewed from anywhere, catch students' attention, and dress up any classroom. The resulting poster is four feet x 8 1/2 inches and can be horizontal OR vertical. This  is the
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This graphic organizer can be used with any fictional story. Students are prompted to provide items learned in the exposition, such as the characters and the setting (including time and place). Three-dimensional boxes for events in the rising action
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This grade scale poster can be clearly viewed from anywhere, catch students' attention, and dress up any classroom. The resulting poster is four feet x 8 1/2 inches and can be horizontal OR vertical. This is the **7 point grade** scale: A =
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Cover Pages: Ready Made Cover Pages - Delicious Dots Give your TPT products a makeover with these ready made cover pages. Create binder covers or divider pages. Customize with your text! Included are 4 "Ready-Made Cover Pages" featuring 2 color
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a middle school educator since 2000. I currently teach language arts at a multi-track year-round public middle school in North Carolina. I earned National Board Certification in 2004 and earned NB Renewal in 2013-14. Named a Class of 2013 Kenan Fellow in NC State’s Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, I was tasked with Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development. DPI will use these materials in training educators throughout the state. They can be viewed here: http://center.ncsu.edu/common/downloads/Kenan/home.php

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe learning should be hands-on and interactive. I enjoy utilizing technology on a regular basis in my classroom, and discuss many (free) tech tools on my blog: teachingspeaksvolumes.com

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification 2004; National Board Certification Renewal Completed 2013-14; Kenan Fellowship 2012-2013; Facilitated technology training sessions at NCCAT (North Carolina Center for Advancement of Teaching); Webinar with NCDPI on the changes to ELA instruction with Common Core.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Before beginning my journey as a educator in the classroom, I earned a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Teaching in 1999 and 2000, respectively, both from The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

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My husband and I have two young boys and live in Raleigh, NC.

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