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By The Book Somm
The film is not included with this lesson, but is available for free online https://vimeo.com/113868429. Why I Love Short Films: Movie rentals cost about $5 on Amazon and iTunes. For $1.99-$2.99 you can own a short film in your video library. With
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Movie Guides
$5.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
$4.50
29 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Movie Guides
$4.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
Common core aligned resources include graphic organizers and mini anchor charts to identify and analyze elements of the plot in the novel "Refugee" by Alan Gratz, including inciting incident, rising action/suspense, dynamic characters, and theme.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5
$4.25
11 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about literary terms.Each film lesson comes with: -An
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.9
$4.50
17 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5
$4.50
21 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Movie Guides
$4.75
9 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Somm
In this Oscar Award winning short film, a boy finds a strange creature on the beach and determines that it must be lost. Trying to find where this strangely colorful and unique creature belongs in a gray world where everyone seems content with their
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.9, SL.6.1
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
The six-word memoir is a form of microblogging and is a great way to get students to summarize what is happening in the story while thinking carefully about the character's perspective. This product contains pre-filled pages for students with key
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.6.4, W.6.3d, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$5.25
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
This common core aligned series of lessons includes seven quotes from the text, "Refugee", for students to analyze, as well as a blank form for teacher or student-selected quotes. Students will write both formal and informal response to literature
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.5, W.6.2, W.6.2b
$4.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
This product includes a ‘teach’ page that may be used as a small poster on the wall or as a student handout. Each form of figurative language includes an introduction poster highlighting an example from the text with an explanation of the figurative
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Minilessons, Posters
CCSS:
L.6.5, L.6.5a, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.8.5, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
MATERIALS Needed: Video “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (15 minutes long). Video not included, but it is available online. Watch the preview here: http://morrislessmore.com/?p=film You may also want the video for “Paperman” if
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Movie Guides
$5.00
9 ratings
3.8
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By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, Movie Guides
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
A guide for using ELEVEN short films as a mentor texts for introducing the Notice and Note Signposts. This bundle includes the notice and note pages from six of my short film lessons, as well as a seventh film that is intended for use as a final
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Minilessons
$7.50
6 ratings
3.8
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By The Book Somm
This film is great as a mentor text for teaching suspense, characterization, poetic justice, plot elements, and conflict. I bought this film on iTunes. Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, Amazon (if you have Prime), and https://www.shortoftheweek.com/ are also
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$4.50
12 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (5.92 MB)
By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Movie Guides
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
"Feral" is an Academy Award-nominated short film about a boy who was raised in the wilderness and is taken to live in a civilized society where tries to survive the only way he knows how. This set of standards-based lessons includes an examination
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, W.6.2, SL.6.1
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.71 MB)
By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Movie Guides
$4.25
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Somm
This product includes two vocabulary lessons/activities to be used before reading the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.74 MB)
By The Book Somm
Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Movie Guides
$4.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.15 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught almost every grade k-8. I have also acted as a mentor teacher, literacy coach, after-school program coordinator, and am currently a common core instructional coach while teaching 6th grade ELA, World History, and Media Literacy.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am constantly pursuing new ways to update and upgrade my teaching methods to continue to meet the ever changing needs of the diverse population of students that I work with. I am passionate about student engagement, mindfulness, and collaboration. I am a facilitator of meaningful student interaction and a fan of student driven, project based learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016 CLMS Educator of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Elementary Ed, k-6 Reading Specialist, MA Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My spare time is occupied by blogging: www.middleschoolmind.com and www.thebooksomm.com

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