The Writer's Garden

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By The Writer's Garden
A hands-on-poetry activity where students unscramble Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The challenge is to figure out the order of the stanzas using comprehension skills and poetic devices. Piece the Poem Together uses a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Superhero Writing includes: Create-Your-Own Superhero and Villain Cards, a student-led story shuffle activity to inspire creative writing, directions and templates on creating Superhero Comics, and a writing packet with Superhero/Villain character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
This Nature Journal is a 16 page booklet (8 ½” by 5 ½”) full of writing prompts, nature art, and sensory activities that will keep your students interested and engaged as they explore their outdoor surroundings. This journal is great to take on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Environment, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Service Learning
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Take a trip to the Zoo of Imaginary Animals where students dream up the animals and create the stories that go with them. This NO PREP resource includes guided questions, writing prompts, Invent-an-Animal task cards, and drawing ideas to get your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Explore nature with these sensory writing, art, and movement activities! These Outdoor Journals will lead your students on a scavenger hunt and inspire them to use their senses to explore the outdoors. After the scavenger hunt, have your students
Subjects:
Environment, Drama, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Kids will enjoy creating dinosaur pets and writing about them using these Dinosaur Description Cards, Dino-Facts Worksheets, and Story Planners. The imagination will soar as students write about their dinosaurs having superpowers, playing with
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
A hands-on-poetry activity where students unscramble 2 stanzas of verse strips from Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Raven." The challenge: to figure out the order of the stanzas using comprehension skills and poetic devices. This activity provides a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Plot Cards with different settings, characters, and plots ready for your students to use and write and/or act out their own stories. Also included is a Hiking in Plot Mountain activity to teach the elements of plot to your students. Whether
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By The Writer's Garden
Set of 81 Setting, Character and Action Cards great for creative writing and drama activities. Students can mix and match cards to write their own science fiction stories or create skits. Just print, cut, and place into three separate bags, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Drama
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By The Writer's Garden
Silly Dinosaur Activities that will keep your students laughing and writing! Included are a set of 54 color and b/w "Setting" and "Action" cards ready to be cut and placed into bags for students to select. Your kids will soon be creating stories
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By The Writer's Garden
Winter & Holiday themed Setting, Character, and Action Cards for endless creative writing fun! 81 story cards that will inspire your students to write about their favorite characters in the most unusual settings. Also included are 2 winter
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Task Cards
$3.75
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Take your students on a nature walk, and have them explore their natural surroundings by focusing on their senses. These Nature Walk Worksheets are great to use in preparation for writing descriptive essays and poems. They can be used separately
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
95 Halloween themed Setting, Character, and Plot Ribbons for endless creative writing fun! Students will have lots to write about as they pick Story Shuffle Ribbons of characters dwelling in the most unusual of settings and plot twists and turns
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
"Create your Own Superhero and Story Shuffle Cards" is a fun, hands-on character development activity that you can easily use with your students and adapt in preparation for writing superhero stories. Students use the set of Superhero/Villain Cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Summer Camp Journal is a 12 page booklet (8 ½” by 5 ½”) full of writing prompts, nature art, and sensory activities that will keep your campers interested and engaged as they explore their outdoor surroundings. This journal is great for campers to
Subjects:
Environment, Writing, Summer
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
NO PREP "Mad Science Inventor’s Packet" and 4 different workshop activities full of creative thinking, writing, art, and drama activities for young inventors. Your students will have fun developing their own Mad Scientist personas, creating
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
28 Poetry Writing Task Cards to celebrate National Poetry Month or the culmination of your poetry unit! Each card has a different poetry prompt along with a drawing or art activity for students to complete along with their poem.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Spring
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By The Writer's Garden
Cooking with Creative Writing and Drama is a fun-filled packet of activities that will lead students through the steps of recipe writing to acting as lead chef in their very own Cooking Show. This is a great activity to use in centers, drama class,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Drama, Cooking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.50
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
By The Writer's Garden
Get ready for summer with this set of 64 Setting, Character, and Action Ribbons! Students can mix and match ribbons to write their own summer stories or create skits. Just print the ribbons on cardstock, laminate, and then cut out and place into
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Summer
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Writer's Garden
Poetry Writing: A Hands-On Activity includes 48 Prompt Ribbons and 42 Action Slips that will turn your next poetry lesson into a kinesthetic, critical thinking, and cooperative learning opportunity. Students use the ribbons and slips to organize and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

It brings me great joy to dream up new lessons for my students, and watch them grow and learn. I have over 18 years of teaching experience with elementary and middle school students, and have taught classes in English, creative writing, drama, and social studies. I'm currently working on a creative writing workshop series entitled, Stories-Poems-Plays.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a cross-curricular, hands-on style of teaching. Performing and visual arts are important components to many of my lessons. When I include art, music, and movement into my lessons, whether it be history, grammar, or English literature, my students connect to the material in a more meaningful way. I believe that movement in the classroom also enhances creativity, attention and mindfulness- all necessary tools in teaching and in lesson planning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

*Reviewed education grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities *Presented professional development workshops at CAIS: -Teaching Mindfulness through Haiku -Replenishing the Well for the Writer/Artist in You *Published lesson plans on ReadWriteThink

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Political Science from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada B.ED in English and Social Studies from University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy writing, yoga, gardening, and being in nature. Store Banner Font & Graphic Credits: My Cute Graphics Creative Lesson Cafe

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