Tess Haranda

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By Tess Haranda
Students use this checklist to analyze their own writing according to the 6 Write Traits. Each trait has several tasks to complete in different colored pencils (or highlighting online), along with several questions for rating. Each task is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
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By Tess Haranda
My work is based on Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke, Thinking MapsⓇ graphic organizers, and the Q3 Card questions by Sarah Kaplan. I have found them invaluable, and I’ve seen incredible results with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$15.00
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By Tess Haranda
This spreadsheet helps students (teachers, parents, anyone) keep track of the books they've read based on genres. I've used a color fill based on genrefication used in my school and classroom libraries. Type in the title of completed books under
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
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By Tess Haranda
I wanted students to learn to talk about books in more meaningful ways than to give reports or create dioramas. This download provides one page that students can fill in and one page with the questions only. I usually have students complete the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
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By Tess Haranda
I created this mini-lesson and teaching tool to help students understand the basics of writing. In this download, I've included a student handout, a PPT presentation, and a video of me talking students through it for flipped lessons. I knew I'd
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Video Files
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Grades 6, 7, 8; Co-teach, on-level, preAP, G/T Humanities; Creative Writing

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm very "real world." I was a technical writer in the corporate world for 15 years, and I am a published author. I look for writing experiences that my students can relate to and make choices with.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

CISD Super Teacher Award; CISD Red & Black Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1991 - Bachelors from Texas Tech - Communications Studies/Technical writing; 1994 - Texas Teaching Certification from Texas Women's Univ. - Reading Specialization; 1998 - Core Essentials Graduate from Coach Inc.; 2013 - MFA in Creative writing from Full Sail Univ.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mom, teacher, writer, reader, dancer, life coach, and more. If you gave me more hours in the day, I'd fill them up too.

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