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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$6.25
$5.63
127
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$1.00
75
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By The House of Roush
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).
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.6
$1.50
62
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.8.6, RL.8.9
$1.25
59
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$2.00
70
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
$5.50
38
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.6, W.8.9, SL.8.1
$5.00
29
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$15.00
$12.00
31
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By The House of Roush
Background Lesson teaching historical context for Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry.Contents:* Complete 35-slide PowerPoint (editable!) with images and text providing background on The Great Depression, Stock Market Crash, and Social Context of the time
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
31
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.75
21
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By The House of Roush
Close reading activity using the poem "Where I'm From" and student activity. Great beginning of the year activity to use with middle grade or high school. Also works well as an end-of-year or Senior activity for student to reflect on their life and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
9
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
22
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.00
28
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By The House of Roush
In this Research project, students select six writing genres to inform a body of readers about the background of an author. Each writing piece should communicate an aspect of the author’s upbringing, career, life, interests, accomplishments, etc. in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
$4.50
10
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
23
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$2.00
13
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By The House of Roush
Common Core Close Reading activities created by The House of Roush. Focuses on guiding students to interpret literary devices found in "The Landlady" and to understand key elements of the plot. Product includes two different close reading
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.4
$1.50
16
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.5
$3.00
13
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By The House of Roush
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
21
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By The House of Roush
Created by The House of Roush to use with middle school students learning the structure of Informative Explanatory essays. Can be used with any grade level learning the essay structure, or can be used as a quick review with older grade students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$1.00
13
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
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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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