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This Secondary Nonfiction Reading Pack has everything you need for students to practice and for you to assess reading skills. Each handout is standards-based and requires textual evidence to support student thinking. Handouts may be used as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.6, RI.6.7, RI.6.8, RI.6.9, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3...
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Pressed for planning time? Then this differentiated Roll It! Literacy Stations activity set is for you! You will receive 5 differentiated stations that help students analyze: literary elements, language & word choice, reading comprehension,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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This literary elements review word search can be used as a test review, quiz review, or even as a quiz itself! Students must supply the word search term to match its definition before searching, making it an ideal review! What You Get - one .PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.95
1 rating
4.0
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This set of 48 reader response prompts has everything you need to engage students in thoughtful writing about text. Prompts come in three formats: Reader Response Sheets, PowerPoint slides, and Task Cards. Each prompt is standards-based and requires
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Task Cards
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$3.75
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This is a NO PREP BOOK CLUB unit for any choice novel that has many differentiated activities: assessments, choice boards, literary analysis, evidence-based writing, & more!What's included:Teacher PreparationGetting Started Teaching NotesBook
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
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This higher order thinking skills chart can be used with any novel or short story. Students will pick a conflict. They will analyze which characters and events contributed to this conflict. To strengthen the analysis, students will write about how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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This higher order thinking skills chart can be used with any novel or short story. Students will analyze three characters, looking for text evidence: speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks. They will infer what these traits reveal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Middle Ground
Editable Modern Teacher Lesson Planner Growing Mega Bundle - This beautiful teacher planner bundle is a MUST-HAVE for staying organized! Choose from a two-prep or six-class period layout. This planner works great with The Big Happy Planner or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Printables, Classroom Forms
$15.00
$9.99
2 ratings
4.0
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Ever just need a checklist, but all you have is the yellow note that's too small for what you need? These lists and notes fit 3 to a standard sheet of paper, making them convenient and easy to use. This checklist bundle has 14 designs with three
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
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Looking for high interest, differentiated reading passageS? How about a unit with paired writing prompts?! This VIRTUAL REALTIY - VISIT NEW YORK CITY BUNDLE makes your job easy. Start with original informational texts with 10 questions that assess
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$7.00
$5.50
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4.0
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Looking for a high interest, differentiated reading passage? How about a unit with paired writing prompts?! This NEW YORK CITY mini unit makes your job easy. Start with an original informational text and 10 questions that assess critical reading.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
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Pressed for time? Use a page from this standards-based Literary Conflict One-pager bundle. You will receive 10 templates that help students analyze: internal/external conflicts, conflict cause & effect, setting & conflict, moral dilemma,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RL.11-12.1
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Students will learn how compound sentences are constructed, then practice with research-based activities: hands-on manipulation and sentence imitations using popular mentor texts: Wonder, The Outsiders, When You Reach Me, The One and Only Ivan, Into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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Celebrate February with a NO PREP Valentine bundle. Students will play Bingo, write about favorites, complete a word search, research the holiday, create banners, and more! You can use some or all of the activities!ZIP FILE CONTAINS .PDF DOCUMENTS
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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Looking for a NO PREP activity for the last weeks of school? This bundle has everything you need - 3 lessons with practice, review, and assessment! You will get quizzes, practice lessons, review games, answer sheets, and more! The words in this unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
L.5.4b, L.6.4b, L.7.4b, L.8.4b, CCRA.L.4
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Looking for a NO PREP vocab roots lesson? This product is for you! In Lesson #1-C aud, auto you will teach students about the Latin and Greek roots aud & auto and words that use these roots. They will practice the vocabulary, reviewing with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
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Looking for a NO PREP vocab roots lesson? This product is for you! You will teach students about the Latin roots chron & meter and words that use this root. They will practice this word, reviewing with a Quizizz, then take an assessment. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
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Looking for a NO PREP vocab roots lesson? This product is for you! In Lesson #1A graph, you will teach students about the Latin root graph and words that use this root. They will practice this word, reviewing with a Kahoot, then take an assessment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
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By The Middle Ground
Looking for a high interest, differentiated reading passage? How about a unit with paired writing prompts?! This VIRTUAL REALITY mini unit makes your job easy. Start with an original informational text and 10 questions that assess critical reading.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$3.50
5 ratings
3.5
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By The Middle Ground
Need a unit you can use with any book? This is a NO PREP novel unit for any novel that has many differentiated activities: assessments, research, chapter guides, poetry, characterization, conflict, theme, vocabulary & more!What's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an English/Language Arts Teacher for middle and high school students, grades 6-12, spending much of my career teaching a split schedule of at-risk readers and gifted and talented students. I currently teach 12th grade and AP Capstone.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom style is a reader's-writer's workshop with flavors of Linda Rief, Nancie Atwell, ABYDOS (formerly the New Jersey Writing Project), Kelly Gallagher and Jeff Anderson. I have 200+ hours of College Board and NMSI training.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year; Teacher of the Year Nominee - twice; District Technology Grant Winner

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English, summa cum laude

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been happily married for twenty-four years, have my own high school sophomore, and am entertained daily by my dogs.

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