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By The Curly Classroom
The days of STAAR testing one, two… seven times must be over! This EOC review blitz is a workout of academic skills that will make for agile, sure-footed test takers. Our bundle includes lesson plans and materials for three skill-based stations:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep
$11.00
54
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By The Curly Classroom
Who are you? This question might have you singing the CSI theme song, but when you really think about it, it's a deep question that our teenagers are trying to figure out daily. Help students discover literature as a means to find oneself. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts
$8.75
16
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By The Curly Classroom
A series of 17, five-day guided reading lessons to target inferencing, critical reading, grammar and vocabulary skills at the middle school level. Use the lessons daily with students to develop strong critical reading skills and encourage re-entry
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$15.00
24
Digital Download PDF (2.37 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
This set of 29 four-day lessons immerse students in a quick daily lesson targeting genre study, comprehension, vocabulary, and inferencing. This is an ideal way to start off each class period or when working with a small group.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Handouts
$24.00
18
Digital Download PDF (3.03 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
Take the drama out of remediation with this Hollywood-inspired reading and writing pack. This pack includes: Autograph Book cover 3 expository prompts (English I) 3 persuasive prompts (English II) 3 reading selections and Short Answer
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep
$6.00
26
Digital Download PDF (1.21 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
This set includes 20 STAAR-formatted prompts. They are best suited to 7th-11th grade writers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$5.00
29
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
Go on an unforgettable epic adventure and strengthen skills along the way! Do not allow the pages of The Odyssey to toss you to and fro through an endless voyage of plot and low-level questioning. Take charge of this large text. Skills by Scene will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Novel Study
$11.00
22
Digital Download PDF (12.57 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
A series of 15, four-day guided reading lessons to target inferencing, critical reading, grammar and vocabulary skills at the secondary level. Use the lessons daily with students to develop strong critical reading skills and encourage re-entry into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$15.00
11
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
Great power lies in conversation (for all things education but revision too)- looking at individual sentences, picking up on clues, thinking about what makes sense, word play without penalty. It's with these things in mind that Revision Meets the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Games
$14.00
11
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By The Curly Classroom
This set includes 20 STAAR formatted persuasive prompts. They work well with high school writers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$5.00
20
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
This four-day, scaffolded routine uncovers interesting sentence patterns and allows students time to work with them before applying the structure to their own writing. The sentences go along with our English II Shared Reading set and can be used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons
$4.50
20
Digital Download PDF (3.80 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
A series of 15, four-day guided reading lessons to target inferencing, critical reading, grammar and vocabulary skills at the secondary level. Use the lessons daily with students to develop strong critical reading skills and encourage re-entry into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$12.00
14
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By The Curly Classroom
This set of three game boards is designed to assess student mastery within a genre. The set includes fiction, expository, and an expository/poetry connection. While it was specifically created with 8th grade standards in mind, it is easily
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Task Cards
$7.00
11
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By The Curly Classroom
Key academic, non-academic, and verbs used on state assessments and 20 activities to plant them in your student’s vocabulary. Words compiled from the 6th-8th grade STAAR assessments. Check out our blog for more information!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Test Prep
$3.00
17
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By The Curly Classroom
Key academic, non-academic, and verbs used on state assessments and 20 activities to plant them in your student’s vocabulary. Words compiled from the 3rd-5th grade STAAR assessments. Check out our blog for more information!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep
$3.00
13
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By The Curly Classroom
All texts are not created equal. Good readers differentiate what they are looking for in response to different genres of literature. But what about students who aren't strong readers? Give them this set of bookmarks. Each bookmark sets it's own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
25
Digital Download PDF (0.86 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
Key academic, non-academic, and verbs used on state assessments and 20 activities to plant them in your student’s vocabulary. Words compiled from the 3rd-5th grade STAAR assessments. Check out our blog for more information!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep
$3.00
12
Digital Download PDF (0.98 MB)
By The Curly Classroom
This one page, student-friendly writing rubric aligns the STAAR rubric with Gretchen Bernabei writing strategies. Read more about how to use this rubric in your classroom here:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Rubrics
$1.00
8
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By The Curly Classroom
Would you like for your students to be more responsible for their own writing? Let our expository and persuasive checklists help! Each list asks important questions for students to keep in mind as they draft and before turning in writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
21
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By The Curly Classroom
This set of 3 English I literary writing lessons encourages students to plan an entertaining story by taking pictures of each “scene” and then providing detail in their writing so that their readers can also “see” it. Includes: -3 lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Handouts
$3.00
8
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lori has taught on-level 10th, on-level 11th, Pre-AP 9th, Pre-AP 10th, and acceleration. She is currently the instructional specialist on her campus, teaches on-level English 2, and coordinates acceleration programs. Suzanne has experience in 8th grade English Language Arts and Reading (on-level, inclusion and Academically Talented), 9th grade (including a summer crash course that was primarily geared toward students with limited English proficiency), and 10th grade (on-level, Pre-AP, and STAAR acceleration). She currently teachers STAAR acceleration courses and pull-out programs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We are two curly-headed teachers with some hair-brained ideas. We seek to provide resources for all the secondary English Language Arts and Reading teachers who dare to do things a little differently.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Lori was honored to be named a Texas-Exs Rising Star in 2009. She also served as a Region 10 consultant in 2010. She recently piloted the ELAR Instructional Specialist position for her district. Suzanne was named a First Class Teacher by her district. She was chosen by her principal to attend a leadership academy and serves in various leadership capacities on her campus.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lori graduated with her Bachelor's from The University of North Texas. She completed a Master's degree in 2010 from The Univeristy of Texas at Arlington. Suzanne graduated from Abilene Christian University. She completed her Master's degree in 2011 from Texas A&M University-Commerce and plans to start a doctoral program there in the fall.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We would love to have you check out the ideas and resources posted on our blog: thecurlyclassroom.blogspot.com. Also, follow us on Pinterest: TheCurlyClassroom.

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