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In Journalism class, we have a lot of “did you hear about…” moments where students share what they have heard in the news. As issues in the news become more polarizing, I felt that it was important to ensure students were not just jumping to
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The news cycle reporter log is simply a day to day work calendar that chunks the large task of writing a news article. Students get a copy so that they can self monitor, and editors are tasked with checking in on their group members and signing
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**Just print and watch video ** *Based on the cartoon “Batman the Animated Series - “Heart of Ice”; You can find the video on Amazon Prime, iTunes, or Google play - I chose it because it coincides with my superhero class theme and leadership theme,
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This activity allows students to choose from several different activities to extend their knowledge and creatively demonstrate what they have learned. I use this as an ongoing activity that my "reporters" work on while my "editors" work on peer
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Allows students to take the research they have gathered and begin outlining their writing following the inverted pyramid. Includes additional spaces for quotes and notes.
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Easy to follow graphic organizer that helps students organize their research and notes for news articles they are writing. Can also be used as a simple "article of the week" analysis.
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Classification activity that allows students to determine which types of readers would be more like to read specific types of articles. Can be individual or collaborative. Leads to great student-led conversations and can be readdressed in a
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This is the first time I have done a bundle and a zipped file, so please let me know if you have any issues! :) This purchase includes: *Powerpoint presentation - takes them from ancient newsletters, to the printing press, to Yellow Journalism, to
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This lesson and activity is designed after students have a basic foundation of poetry. The purpose is to engage students and help them become more critical at analyzing poetry by instructing students to annotate directly and complete margin notes
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This activity is a specific study of Journey to The Center of the Earth that includes the following activities: classifiying characters, making connections, questioning, identifying themes, and summarization. Also included is a activities for a
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This activity is a specific study of The Hobbit that includes the following activities: classifiying characters, making connections, questioning, identifying themes, and summarization. Also included is a literacy menu project board, writing prompts
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This activity is a specific study of Nevermind!! that includes the following activities: classifiying characters, making connections, questioning, identifying themes, and summarization. Also included is a literacy menu prjoject board and a standard
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This activity is a specific study for the Hunger Games Novel that includes the following activities: classifiying characters, making connections, questioning, identifying themes, and summarization. There is also a rubric for a propaganda poster
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This activity is a non-specific study that includes the following activities: classifiying characters, making connections, questioning, identifying themes, and summarization. A cover is included that I have students decorate creatively.
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This poetry analysis includes basic definitions for students, pop songs in poem form (John Lennon, Lana Del Ray, and more) with analysis, comprehension questions, final project and more.
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These rubrics follow reading articles on the Black Death (bubonic plague), “A World Turned Upside Down: How the Black Affected Europe” by Mary Morton Cowan and “Like Black Smoke: The Black Death’s Journey” by Diana Childress, both of which can be
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This activity gives students basic definitions of types of characters. This can be done as a whole group or as small groups for students to discuss and come up with their own examples. After review, students classify characters from any video clip
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This is assignment is based on Maya Angelo's short narrative, "Encounter with Martin Luther King Jr." which can be found online and in many middle grades literature text books. The assignment has two sections: first students must cite examples of
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This assignment can be applied to any short story of novel and allows students to practice identifying examples of both direct and indirect characterization. The assignment also allows students describe the protagonist of the story and cite
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Student survey that explores students interest in reading and writing, strengths and weaknesses, and native language
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In 2007 I left a communications position to peruse teaching and I've never looked back! I have spent all of my time in a middle school environment throughout the school year and some summers with high school foreign exchange students. I have always loved literature and analyzing the multiple meanings, wording, and so on. Everyday I try to instill that love in the classroom with engaging and creative activities.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my classroom I mix modeler and facilitator styles. Modeling is key to understanding and growth which is why I use that method with new concepts and more advanced concepts. I also incorporate the facilitator style because I feel it's very important for students to have the opportunity to come to conclusions on their own or with groups. I think that exploration helps build both problem solving and creative skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Top 25% performer in county 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 (program was terminated in 2011) *Teacher of the Year nominee 2013-2014 *Gifted Education Specialist 2017-present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

*Bachelors from University of North Florida - major in communications, minor in writing *Transition to Teaching *ESOL certified *Gifted certification

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