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Hook your students in to Common Core lessons dealing with a variety of Plot elements by using these fun and engaging lessons using Pixar shorts! Created by The House of Roush for intermediate level students, but can be used for students from 5th to
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Excellent research project to use with AVID classes, ASB, Career Education classes, study skills classes, or other electives dealing with college background information. Created for a middle school AVID class by The House of Roush, this project
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Printable graphic organizers to help your students read, understand, examine and summarize Informational Text. Easy to use and versatile-- can be used in ANY subject area for ANY type of informational text (news articles, textbook pages, etc).
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Plot assessment for whole class instruction using Pixar Shorts DVD. Also includes an eight-page teaching guide for teaching Plot and Narrative Elements-- includes all terms used within the assessment piece. Multiple choice structured answers
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Get your students used to the new Common Core questioning language with this Levels of Questioning two-week unit! Unit includes a variety of activities including a vocabulary worksheet, close reading, text-dependent questions, summary writing
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This Common Core unit created by The House of Roush for middle grade students. Contains several close reading activities, audio links for "The Veldt" and a complete socratic seminar activity including directions and scoring guide. Bundle
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Common Core mini-lesson created by The House of Roush to review the elements of suspense with intermediate level students. Students watch the Pixar short "The Toy Story of Terror" (teachers will need to purchase the DVD) and analyze it for
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Keep your students from using the same, boring commentary and train them to use analytic wording by using these sentence frames. Great printable handout for students at all grade levels. Contains six sentence frames for restating concrete detail
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Text Dependent Questions and Close Reading common core activity based on the song "Glory" by John Legend and Common from the movie "Selma." Contents: * Full lyrics to "Glory" * 28 text dependent questions that ask students to analyze literary
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Originally used as Mini-unit focusing on close reading "scary stories," this scary story bundle contains lessons for three different pieces of literature. Also includes an activity for writing a suspenseful narrative. Close Reading questions focus
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Complete Unit package for teaching Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Absolutely NO WORK needed-- everything is done for you! Fully Common Core aligned. Includes all the products created by The House of Roush for teaching ROTHMC along with a few
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Background Lesson teaching historical context for Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. Contents: * Complete 35-slide PowerPoint (editable!) with video links, images, and text providing background on The Great Depression, Stock Market Crash, and Social
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Easy to use question guide for Sorry Wrong Number. Includes: * Five text dependent questions with room for responses * "As you read" directions focusing on foreshadow and suspense * Movie comparison double bubble map and writing prompt Created by
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Two to three day lesson plan using Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." Lesson is Common Core aligned and utilizes Close Reading strategies and Text Dependent Questions as students analyze the poem. Includes: * Step by step teaching guide with discussion
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Year End Activity for Intermediate or Middle School grades. Students are asked to write a reflective letter to their future selves. Activity requires a full class period, and students needs to bring a self-addressed FOREVER stamped envelope to
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Created by The House of Roush as an end of year assignment to be used with AVID classes, this assignment can be used with ANY class to bring closure to a school year, unit, course, etc. Students read the poem "The Road Ahead," complete close
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Free Verse poetry packet created by The House of Roush. Asks students to analyze tone, literary devices, mood, vocabulary and the poem's overall structure. Also includes a comparison activity for two of the poems. Includes five free verse poems
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Socratic Seminar closure activity for middle grades or higher created by The House of Roush. After reading both "There Will Come Soft Rains" and "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, students can participate in this Socratic Seminar activity. Basic rules
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Plot and Characterization activity created by The House of Roush using Pixar shorts video clips. To use this activity you will need the Pixar Shorts #2 DVD (specifically the videos La Luna, Partly Cloudy and Small Fry). Created for middle
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Commentary Writing lesson created by The House of Roush to teach middle school students how to write analytic commentary. Simple printable worksheet guides students through writing simplistic commentary and then modifying their commentary in to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching since 2003 at the Intermediate level. Site Coordinator for AVID, mentor teacher in the BTSA program, member of multiple site committees focused on Leadership, Common Core implementation, Kagan Cooperative Learning, Differentiation and Character Education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want my students to love learning but also to learn the value of putting legitimate effort into everything they learn and want to achieve. Education should be fun, exciting and challenging. My store products are focused on: Common Core strategies (critical thinking, close reading, evidence based responses and growing literacy independence), Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies, Academic Vocabulary, AVID strategies and Positive Behavior management.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

California League of Middle Schools Teacher of the Year finalist (2008) BTSA Mentor Various school site Leadership positions

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English with a concentration in Literature from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Single Subject teaching credential in English from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married California girl. Mom of two girls. Non-stop reader, crazy cat lady, quote collector, Starbucks lover, daughter of the One True King. Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields (http://kristenr.myrandf.com).

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