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This is a quick, fun assessment tool that you can use at the end of an introductory lesson on primary and secondary sources. Cut apart the source cards and give a set to each pair. Have students work together to sort the cards by putting all the
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Description: Teachers can use this PowerPoint presentation to teach students about about the acronym, G.R.A.P.E.S., which stands for the six aspects of a civilization: -Geography -Religion -Achievements -Politics -Economics
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Remember the popular TV show, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Well, in this activity, students use latitude and longitude to identify which states Carmen Sandigeo has traveled to. If they correctly identify all ten states, they will have
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This 65-page document has everything you need to do an exciting, motivating, and fun Colonial Fair Research Project with your students. I have done this project for five years with my 5th grade students, and each year when I get a new class, one of
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This comprehensive 79-page document includes everything you need to do an exciting, motivating, and fun state research project with your students. I've done this project every year for the last six years with my fifth graders, and it is always a
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This is a word wall that can be displayed in a social studies/history classroom. The file contains 13 key words with student-friendly definitions. You can print the file on card stock and cut along the dotted lines to assemble the word
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Description: The acronym, G.R.A.P.E.S., stands for the six aspects of a civilization: -Geography -Religion -Achievements -Politics -Economics -Social Structures Teachers can enlarge this document to 11x17, and have each student or group create a
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Students can use this packet to review the locations and capitals of the states in the Western region of the U.S. The packet has eight different activities including: -State Scramble (unscrambling the names of the Western states) -Labeling the
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Looking for a way to spice up your state report project? Try having each student create an alphabet book about his/her state! Students can use books, websites, encyclopedias, and almanacs to research their states. After conducting their research and
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Students can use this packet to review the locations and capitals of the states in the Southern region of the U.S. The packet has eight different activities including: -State Scramble (unscrambling the names of the Southern states) -Labeling the
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Students can use this packet to review the locations and capitals of the states in the Northeastern region of the U.S. The packet has eight different activities including: -State Scramble (unscrambling the names of the Northeastern states) -Labeling
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Students can use this packet to review the locations and capitals of the states in the Midwestern region of the U.S. The packet has eight different activities including: -State Scramble (unscrambling the names of the Midwestern states) -Labeling the
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Description: As students research different European explorers, they can record notes about each explorers' sponsor, motives, obstacles, accomplishments, and impact on this accordion timeline. To assemble the timeline, simply fold each page in half,
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In this project, students research one of the early European explorers and then create a report card to evaluate him. Students are required to justify each grade on the report card with a specific explanation. This file includes a detailed
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This 42-page document includes everything you need to do an exciting, motivating, and fun American Revolution Wax Museum project with your students. I just did this project with my fifth graders in April, and it was an absolute success! Even more,
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This packet contains leveled discussion questions for each section of the novel, Trouble Don't Last. The sections include: -Chapters 1-4 -Chapters 5-8 -Chapters 9-12 -Chapters 13-16 -Chapters 17-20 -Chapters 21-24 -Chapters 25-28 For each section,
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This postcard template can be used for a variety of literary activities. For example, you can have students imagine that they are one of the characters in the story they are reading, and compose a postcard to another character in the story.
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This packet contains leveled discussion questions for each section of the novel, Number the Stars. The sections include: -Chapters 1-2 -Chapters 3-4 -Chapters 5-6 -Chapters 7-8 -Chapters 9-10 -Chapters 11-12 -Chapters 13-15 -Chapters
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Are you looking for a way to have students actively engage with the texts and novels they are reading? Then this is the tool for you! This file contains a variety of metacognitive reading codes which prompt students to predict, question, make
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This is a word wall that can be displayed in an Ancient or World history classroom. The file contains 14 key words with student-friendly definitions. You can print the file on card stock and cut along the dotted lines to assemble the word
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a classroom teacher for nine years. My teaching career began through Teach for America (TFA), the national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural schools in an effort to close the achievement gap. For three years, I taught 6th grade English and Social Studies at an inner city middle school. Then for six years, I taught 5th and 6th grade at an independent elementary school that mainstreams students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I am currently a university professor who has the privilege of teaching undergraduates who are pursuing teaching as a career.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Rather than being the sole dispensers of knowledge, I believe that teachers guide students in constructing their own knowledge by presenting clear learning goals, giving regular feedback through a variety of assessments, and providing students with opportunities to develop and share their knowledge in new ways. Given that the classroom is a collection of unique individuals, I also believe that it is the teacher’s role to differentiate instruction to meet each learner where he/she is. This may include building background knowledge, providing extension activities, and scaffolding instruction to help every student meet the learning goals. Furthermore, teachers should encourage inquiry, and teach in ways that are motivating, engaging, and related to students’ interests. They should also utilize authentic tasks and assessments that enable students to use their knowledge in a variety of ways and transfer it to new situations. Oh, and I love to have dance parties in class!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-2009-2012 Ed.D. Dean’s List -2006 Urban Education Partnership Teacher Honor Roll -2006 Teacher of the Year -2006 Regional Finalist for the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching -2004 Outstanding Senior Award in Liberal Studies

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-Doctor of Education (Focus: Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies) -Master of Arts in Elementary Education -Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

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