The Sustained Reader

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I love to read. I love to write. I work to instill that same love in my middle school students!
 
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Poetry “ThinkSheets” are designed to guide students in grades 5 through 8 through an analysis of selected elements of any poem she may pick up in class on any given day. Although your students will be reading different poems, they will all be
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A Google Slides presentation helps students review the terms "imagery, figurative language, literal language, and metaphor" and practice identifying examples of them in the poem"Catalogue" by Rosalie Moore. The lesson includes a starter activity to
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As every educator knows, classroom teaching may be the only profession where it’s harder NOT to show up to work! The Sustained Reader’s “Teaching with Rabbit Ears” bundles are specifically -- but not exclusively -- designed to provide
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In fall 2016, Scholastic, in conjunction with YouGov, conducted a survey to explore familyattitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun. Not surprisingly, 89% of kids aged 6 -17 said, “My favorite books are the ones that I have picked
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 27 years of classroom teaching experience as a middle school English teacher, Language Arts teacher, reading teacher, and Reading Specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My blog, The Sustained Reader, provides a window into my middle school classroom. Take a peek: thesustainedreader.blogspot.com!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My greatest reward is when my students excel! Last year, they captured first place at the seventh and eighth grade level in Austin's DAR writing competition. The year before, they swept the three writing scholarships offered to incoming freshmen by St. Michael's, a local Catholic high school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* B.A. in English, UT Austin * M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, UT Austin * Master Reading Teacher Certification, 2001 - 2006

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